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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF October monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Steve Day-Communications; Skyler Hill-MVBM, -Kurt Campbell-MVBM & Walleye; on the phone-in connection: Brandon Craner, Steve Jones.


Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler not present

  • No report.

Youth Report-Brian Ashton not present

  • Future 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.”
  • Idaho 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.
  • TIBF also needs to decide which other youth events to support: C.A.S.T., Scales of Justice, Cabela's show, Reel Kid's. Future Fishing Foundation also is introducing a new youth fishing class program that TIBF may want to get involved with.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones Absent.  Bruce reported in his stead.

  • The newest Lake Lowell CCP report is coming out soon.
  • Now available are “Let US Recreate Lake Lowellstickers; TIBF members are encouraged to purchase them to support the Lake Lowell recreation fund.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Bruce would like to see the TIBF website updated with a new design.  Steve can do it, but it would take 10 - 20 hours of his time to do the redesign and convert all of the current pages on the website to the new design.  A new design would do away with the current frames layout and go to a CSS design layout.
  • Steve 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.
  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • Qualifier update:  all Qualifiers complete; the State Team is listed on the TIBF website.
  • TBF/FLW is looking at a 2-man team tournament with one team per state fishing for a national title.  The qualifier entry fees will have no payout, but this means there will be some traveling money for each state.

Old Business

  • 2012 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 reports that Mtn. Home has all of the meals potentially taken care of.  He still wants to hold the weigh-in at the City Park or Chevy dealer in Mtn. Home to increase attendance.
  • TIBF By-law changes-voted on and passed.

New Business

  • Solarbat has some more good deals on sunglasses on the TBF website.
  • 2012 Combined Qualifier Events-still discussing combining Qualifiers with IBFN.
  • 2012 TIBF Banquet Planning-everyone present at the meeting thought that keeping the current food items would be fine.
  • Magic Valley wants to try and put on a Wounded Warrior tournament on Sept. 15
  • Dent Acres at Dworshak is no longer accepting reservations; rarely full, so this shouldn't be a problem.
  • 2012 planning meeting is at Western Marine this year do to Campbell Tractor remodeling their conference room into a training room.  Meeting is Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Western Marine; it is recommended that people bring a seat with them.
  • TIBF officer nominations will be at the November meeting; bring any nominations for officers with you.  If no one else wants to run, the current officers may be willing to go one more year to accommodate the 2012 Regional tournament.


Meeting adjourned 8:35 p.m.

Submitted by Steve Day


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