AUGUST 5, 2013 MEETING MINUTES

 

The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by President Horrace at 7:10 P.M. at the Nampa IHOP Restaurant.  There were 11 club members  and guests present.

 

GUESTS:  

 

MEETING MINUTES:

§         July meeting minutes approved

 

TREASURY REPORT:

§         July Treasury Report approved

 

INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:       President Horrace asked for committee reports:

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

·         Scales of Justice tournament coming up Sunday, Sept. 22 on C.J. Strike. They want to have 50 boats this year.  They have some great raffle prizes for the boaters that sign up including: Dobyns rod and Abu Garcia Winch reel, Mustang PFD and more.  Everyone gets a ticket for the rod and reel; an extra ticket is given for each day before Aug. 30 that a boater signs up.  Get signed up today.

 

CONSERVATION / WILDLIFE COUNCIL: no report

§         SRB needs a conservation director if anyone wants to volunteer.

§         Need to do a Lake Lowell trash pickup before the lake closes

 

IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Bill Kriner gave the following Federation report:

§         Federation Conservation Director still needed.

§         Youth Championship Tournament was August 3-4, 2013, on Cascade Reservoir.

§         The Federation is looking into making motor bands since we are having problems buying them.

§         2014 Banquet  planning.  New location  at the Meridian Senior Center is being researched and once identified, will be booked promptly.  A larger venue is needed.

§         Kid's First Cast Carp Shoot on Lake Lowell was cancelled.

§         C.A.S.T. is coming up August 17 on Black Canyon Reservoir.

§         Jack & Jill tournament is on Brownlee Sept 29.

§         Bill brought up scheduling conflicts, namely IBM scheduling on top on our Youth Open and HSN. 

 

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Jay Bagley reported:

§         Brownlee tournament payout given out.

§         Club needs to try and build up club numbers for next year so that we can pay out more than two spots in club tournaments.

§         Club needs to look into ways of reducing fish mortality. Ideas include going back to using the portable air pumps for weigh bags, looking into a wet-weigh system and buying or encouraging the use of catch-n-release chemicals.

§         Hells Canyon / Oxbow tournament:

§         voted to add a Big Fish Option for second day of the tournament; will weigh in early on Sunday

§         There will be a potluck Saturday evening about 6:00 p.m. at Copperfield Park.  A sign-up sheet will be e-mailed out

§         We will do a raffle at the potluck again; everyone needs to bring a pre-wrapped raffle prize or two.


YOUTH: Youth Director Jason Bousquet reported:

§         BWW is kicking back 15% on the food/drink tickets for people attending the award ceremony; kick-back came to about $95.

 

CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day reported:

§         HSN was July 20 on Owyhee Reservoir.  We ended up with 16 boats and everyone caught quite a few bass.  The winners were Sawin & Sawin with 18.61 lbs.; Chuck got Big Fish with a 4.22 lbs. largemouth.

§         There were a fair number of dead fish, so we need to look at ways to reduce that.

 

SNAKE RIVER LADY BASS:

§         Everyone needs to remember to bring a can of food or a dollar to each meeting for the Needy Family program. Tom will collect the money / food.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

§         Still waiting to see what happens at Lake Lowell to determine whether we continue the trash pickups.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.  The next meeting will be on September 9 due to the Labor Day holiday,  at the IHOP Restaurant in Nampa. 


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