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Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7:00pm.
The TIBF September monthly meeting
was brought to order 7:00pm. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho.
Those in attendance were: Bruce Flesher,
President; Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications; Brian
Ashton-Youth Director; Mark Roberts-IBA; Beverly Roberts-IBA; Roger
Shelltrown-Snake River Bassmasters; Phone-Kurt
Campbell-MVBM & Walleye
meeting minutes approved.
School Fishing-Bruce announced a plan to contact each Idaho School
District to encourage student
participation in HS fishing events. It has been determined one reason for
lack of participation is that SD believed they would need to fund the
event which is not the case.
Contacts with SD should dispel that assumption and fully explain
how youth may participate without cost to the State. A concerted effort
will be made to jointly contact SD Supers perhaps at a joint meeting.
Fishing Foundation-Hooked on Fishing, not Drugs. Discussion by Bruce and members
attending regarding this organization and its promotion of “Hooked on
Fishing, not Drugs.”
Sportsman Show-Deadline to enter is November. A decision needs to be made
by TIBF to participate in show. Discussion ensued regarding adequate
member volunteers to man the booth and concern there is not sufficient
bodies to do so. It was suggested
that booth event be planned to minimize need for multiple volunteers and
less labor intensive.
Jones Absent. Bruce reported in his
recently met with ISCAC. All
affiliated groups have jointly decided to develop a position statement for
available are “Let US Recreate
Lake Lowell” stickers. Several clubs have them available to
sell to members. Additional
locations for sticker purchase are Howards Tackle Shoppe, Idaho Water Sports
and Western Marine. A portion of
sticker sales proceeds will go to future legal defense fund as need
Team conservation participation-Discussion regarding State Team volunteer
requirement on conservation projects.
A suggestion was made that member funds be withheld pending
completion of the volunteer requirement. Item tabled without pending
further Member input and discussion.
Day is offering a service to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club
websites. Cost annually $100. Steve
still needs Idaho Basshunter information in order
to complete their website.
can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com
for all updates and information.
members have free ad space available on website.
update: East qualifier schedule is
complete. Last two North qualifiers
have been delayed to October. The
South last remaining qualifiers are in September.
Northwest Divisional planning-Mountain Home is location for 2012 NW
Divisional tournament on May 6-11, 2012.
Tournament launch from the Air Base Ramp. Bruce still working out costs and
details for rooms. City of Mountain Home leaders advise they have had a
positive response from sponsors who Bruce expect to have on board in
support of the event. Bruce suggested that the High School Championship be
held May 12 with National Guard event May 13 since TBF equipment would be
onsite to facilitate all three events.
expense-Voted and approved $240 annual budget for administrative expenses
incurred by President and Board.
alternate-President and Conservation Officer are automatically listed as
alternates. An alternate fund should be established. One suggestion has been to increase the
qualifier fee. Bruce will discuss
with qualifier participants seeking their input. Item tabled pending further input and
By-law changes-Tabled for majority vote due to inadequate numbers of
attendees at September meeting. Bruce will email all club representatives
for Yes/No vote. Non-response to
his email will be noted as a Yes vote.
A 2/3 majority vote is required to vote in the by-law changes.
Combined Qualifier Events-IBFN has approached TIBF to discuss
consolidating the Qualifier events beginning 2012. All present were in
favor of further discussion and collaboration with IBFN to combine the events. This move will reduce tournament permits
and encourage participation by fisherman interested in fishing both
Perkins/Dry Creek Outfitters Sponsorship-Bruce recognized Brad Perkins for
his dedicated and exemplary sponsorship of the bass fishing community
including support of the TBF Idaho State Team and Dry Creek Open
Tournament. Bruce wishes to return
the favor and honor Brad’s dedication to the bass fishing community.
TIBF Banquet Planning-Need to establish cost for ticket. Past tickets have included cost for
meal, one major raffle prize ticket and 20 raffle tickets. A menu
selection has been requested from the hotel. A decision will also need to
be made regarding major raffle prize and which to use for the prize of the
items that TIBF currently has in its inventory: Hummingbird 798 Sidefinder or Trolling
Motor. Item tabled for next
Submitted by Tammy