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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF April monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00 p.m. at JH Sales & Marine(formerly Western Marine), Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Steve Day-Communications; Steve Jones-Conservation Director; Mark Roberts-Idaho Bass Anglers; Davahn Sensourghino-Idaho Bassmasters; Phone-no phone attendees.

(each attendee receives drawing ticket)


Secretary-Treasurer Report-

  • Minutes approved
  • Treasurer Report covered
  • As of May 16 TIBF has about 225 members.
  • Bruce Flesher presented invoices for payment: items for the Divisional tournament totaling about $102

Youth Report-Brian Ashton

         TIBF website has information regarding TIBF Youth Championship entry deadline of May 25. Brian will send reminder email to all members.

         The National Guard Junior World Championship (NGJWC) is scheduled for August 5, 2012. John Hickey will be representing the 15-18 year old Age Group. Carson Miller was randomly drawn to represent the 11-14yo. Age Group. Brian is coordinating Youth National travel. Each youth/family will receive up to $1,000 to pay for travel expenses. Receipts must be presented.

         Brian will be giving youth fishing classes at Cabela's once a month this summer; first class is Thursday May 24. If anyone else wants to give a class, contact Bruce or Brian.

         HS Championship: 8 kids fished it; we need to figure out how to get more kids involved; results:

1st place David Ashton and Jake Beahm 14lb 9oz
2nd place Brothers Loren and Blake Torok 10lb 7oz
3rd place Jon Hickey and Anthony Baracko 9lb 11oz

Conservation Report-Steve Jones

  • Lake Lowell Bio-Blitz update-Event will be held June 9. TIBF Youth fishing booth will be set up. Steve Jones and Steve Day will facilitate. Rods received for the event, need the fish and pond items.
  • Lake Lowell CCCP report was due out in June; refuge reports that its release will be delayed until July. Steve Jones to try and set up a meeting between the refuge people and TIBF members to discuss the plan.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Steve still needs Idaho Basshunters information to complete their website.
  • Steve Day is offering to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites. Annual cost $100.  
  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.
  • Steve will try to get a separate Soldier Appreciation tournament page with pictures and comment up soon.
  • Brian Ashton is writing a HS Championship tournament report for the website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • The first SW Qualifier has been held.
  • NW Divisional tournament over, Idaho wins. Jason Hickey is boater and Keegan Graves is non-boater going to Nationals for Idaho next year. Mountain Home did a good job with their promises for supporting the anglers and the tournament. One boat was sank during the tournament; no one was hurt. IDFG's Dave Parrish thanks the TIBF for letting IDFG observe/help with fish release during the tournament and the outstanding job of updating the release boat. Bruce and Cindy did a wonderful job of organizing and running the tournament; another big thanks to all of the volunteers that can out to help with the tournament.
  • Most of the State Team does not want to help run the Jack & Jill tournament. Any that do help get 1/12 of the money set aside for the State Team, remainder of the money goes to the TIBF General Fund.

Old Business

  • Board Members jerseys: decided:
    • All jerseys should be similar.
    • The custom printed jerseys would cost around $100 each and are too spendy for most people.
    • Board members must pay for their own jersey or get their club to pay.
    • Suggestion to approach Brad Perkins about getting a deal on jerseys.
  • 2013 TIBF Officers-Bruce is encouraging Idaho members to think about future officer elections. Interested individuals should plan to attend a couple of the board meetings to get a feel for what transpires during the meetings.
  • Steve Day presented sponsor plaque for review and approval. Motion made and approval vote to finalize plaques for delivery to respective recipients. Steve needs the wording for the certificates to go on the plaques and names/addresses to send the plaques to.

New Business

  • A motion was made and passed to donate $100 to SIDS in memory of John Vehlow's granddaughter.
  • Kid's First Cast:

         Setup as non-profit corp.

         Federation Nation donated $1000 to the program.

         Motion made and passed for TIBF to donate $250 to the program; possibly do a first out raffle at Jack & Jill tournament to fund or increase this donation.

         Program is doing a Treasure Valley Carp Catch event June 15 and 16 to raise awareness and raise money for the program.


Meeting adjourned 8:50 p.m.

Submitted by Steve Day

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