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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:00pm.


                The TIBF May monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm., May 20, 2010, at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications and SRBM; Steve Jones-Conservation; Kurt Campbell-Walleye;Tom Horrace-SRBM; Don Boeger-IBM;  Scyler Hill-MVBM via phone. 


Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report
  • April meeting minutes approved.
  • Clubs with past due balances:  Snake River Valley, Eagle Rock
  • Bruce presented $198.05 car rental invoice for President meeting visit for payment.

Youth Report-John Lancaster

  • TIBF Youth Championship, Brownlee/Spring Rec. on June 19, 2010.  There will be a Friday Night BBQ.  There is $50 cash allowance for each boater volunteer.
  • Any youth entrant must be enrolled as a Premium TBF Youth.  Contact John Lancaster or club youth director for more information.
  • Bruce advised no $ will be received for Youth from National Guard this year.  This means funds will need to be raised or reallocated within TIBF to support visiting youth to Lake Lanier this year.  They will fly into Atlanta.  The airfare is covered by TIBF Youth Program for the youth.  Motel and transportation from motel to lake is paid by National.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones

  • The Cascade structure plant is complete.  Two loads of structure were planted by the Fish and Game barge.  There are six different locations about 400’ yards apart which Bruce has graphed.  Steve Jones and Kurt Campbell will write articles about the Cascade and Salmon Falls respectively.
  • CJ Strike crappie transplant was completed by Fish and Game via the shocking method.  The public crappie transplant will not be rescheduled.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • E-Mag was discussed by Bruce.  It would be a TIBF magazine written for online publication.  Steve indicated he would have time for twice yearly issues.  He would be seeking individual TIBF club contributions. 
  • Bruce requested followup regarding the email blast function via TBF Web Services.
  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • Steve is seeking additional articles for website.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • Go to www.idahobassfed.com for qualifier tournament application and rules.  Applications are also available at Western Marine, Tristate Marine and Howards Tackle.
  • Bruce advised that East has completed two qualifiers with 12 anglers.  North has completed two qualifiers with three anglers.  Each division is guaranteed two anglers on State Team.  TIBF will be considering a change in the Two Angler Guarantee rule. 
  • Boyd Golightly has replaced Dave Evans on State Team.
  • For upcoming divisionals in Yellowtail, Bruce advised due to changes in allowed fishing area, State Team will not need to purchase a Wyoming invasive species permit.
  • Idaho will be 2012 TBF Divisional location.  A location for the divisional tournament will need to be identified in the near future.
  • Bruce advised if State memberships are not maintained at minimum 50 members per State, we will likely see West becoming one division again. 

Old Business

  • Bruce announced that TIBF needs to develop an incentive to encourage members to register early and prior to year end.  He proposed following ideas:

1)       Shall we collect renewal dues in banquet tickets?

2)       Could TBF move out deadline to end of January?

                Bruce wants clubs to discuss and bring back ideas to next TIBF June meeting.  Kurt Campbell suggested that members pay renewals                at banquet and be provided extra raffle tickets for paying in advance. 

  • Bruce advises that Fish and Game are monitoring bass tournaments including actively watching tournaments during weigh-ins for bass tournament rule compliance.
  • Release boat:  Fish and Game has asked TIBF to accept responsibility for the release boat including registration and maintenance.  Bruce will research insurance and ownership issues and report back at June meeting.
  • Bruce encourages members to visit the TBF store for excellent merchandise discount opportunities.

 New Business

  • President meeting report by Bruce:  1)  MT, OR, WY have low membership problems.  2)  No change in liability coverage.  Cost is down due to lower claims reporting.  3)  Email blasts-Would this be a good way to communicate?  4)  TBF has 4 pages in FLW Outdoors  5)  Living The Dream program is being repped well.  6)  TBF Championship will be on World Fishing Network (WFN)   7)  Conservation grant to help F&G to control carp at Lake Lowell. 8)  HS & College Fishing is available 9)  There is a new captain for National Guard. 10)  Cabelas is a new sponsor.  Existing sponsors are Lowrance & Hummingbird.  Evinrude is non-exclusive. 
  • The Ranger Cup money has been increased to $600.  Money will be disbursed to highest finishing Ranger owner in each division and Walleye with owner receiving $150 each.
  • Youth fundraiser:  Bruce suggested we consider using Solar Bat sunglasses to raise funds for TIBF Youth.  Funds for youth have been reduced by National. 
  • Bruce mentioned that he previewed All Pro Rods at the President Meeting.  They are sold in TBF store at a discount to members. 
  • Okuma is a proposed future state sponsor.   

2010 TIBF Banquet planning

  • Location:  Hilton Garden Inn-Boise (same as 2009 location)
  • No host bar will be set up and open at 5:00pm.
  • Hilton charges a $100 set up fee for bar.
  • New:  Ticket prices will be $45 pp.  FLW & TIBF dues can be paid voluntarily with raffle tickets awarded for advance payment of dues.
  • Dinner will be 6:00pm.
  • Same menu planned but changes can be readily made.
  • No other charges for the banquet room.
  • Hilton will supply audio-visual equipment.
  • There is one comp room for a guest speaker.
  • Suggestions are being sought for the guest speaker.  A couple so far are:  Cal Groen, Idaho Fish & Game, Thomas Woolf, Idaho Invasive Species Manager, and/or other professional fisherman including Brett Hite, Brent Ehler, Brian Travis, Brandon Palinuik, Boyd Duckett, Jay Yelas.  Bruce will continue to research means for covering cost of speaker expense.

Meeting adjourned 9:35pm.



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