The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by president BILL KRINER at 7:30 P.M. at the Denny's Restaurant.  There were around 13 club and family members present.


The minutes of  January 2010 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: Steve Day and Tom Horrace went to our bank to find out the status of our account.  It was overdrawn at one point in time and we accumulated banks charges of $8 per day for that, plus the bad checks and returned check fees, plus a $7 per month fee for our account dropping below $300.  We asked the bank to reduce or remove some of the charges; they credited us back for half of the fees/charges: $48.50.  Tom Horrace researched our bank account deposits and checks and it looks like we have around $379 with two outstanding checks totaling $243 paid out to the State and Nation TBF for dues, giving us a balance of $136 in our account.  There is money from dues and FLW memberships that needs to be deposited.  Steve is going to deposit $900 from the Classic / HAN tournament account into the club account so that the club can  operate.  There will be an official treasury report again starting next month.  We will start having an officer (probably the Vice President) review the bank account and treasury reports quarterly for accuracy.  We still have a number of bad checks and returned check fees from a club member that we need to collect on.




COMMITTEE REPORTS:       President KRINER asked for committee reports:




CONSERVATION / WILDLIFE COUNCIL: Conservation Officer Tom H.. had no report

J    We are still looking at doing the trash clean-up at Lake Lowell in the evenings to increase participation.  It was suggested to have a small hot dog feed after each cleanup for members to socialize and eat.


IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Tom Horrace gave the following Federation report:

J    The date has been set to build the structures for the plant at Cascade in 2010; it is March 13, which is the date of our C.J. Strike tournament.  Club members will still have a chance to participate in the placement of the structures which should happen in April. The Federation has allocated $1000 for the Cascade structure plant from the banquet money.

J    SRB got one of the $100 certificates from Evinrude for use at our HAN tournament.

J    Youth State Championship was moved from Woodhead Ramp to Spring Ramp.

J    There is some discussion on having the Federation Banquet in Boise again in 2010 instead of in Twin Falls.

J    There was a discussion on clubs not paying their dues on time; SRB is currently one of those clubs.

J    There was a discussion on ISCAC dues and possibly donating some extra money to the organization.  Members interested in learning what is going on with ISCAC can go to their website and sign up for notification e-mails.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Steve Day reported:

J    All tournament permits are applied for with no conflicts reported.  Marine event permit apps will go out this week. 

J    Roger Sheltrown reported that the OR Invasive Species stickers were available at Wal-Mart in Ontario for $17.


YOUTH: Youth Director Jason B. reported:

J    The Youth Open will stay on Owyhee, the hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

J    Jason are applied with Sportsman's Warehouse and Cabela's for sponsorship.

J    It was suggested that with the limited participation in the Youth Chapter at club tournaments that we give our ribbons instead of plaques at tournaments.

J    There was more discussion on possible changes to our Youth Program to increase participation.  


CLASSIC / HAN: Directors STEVE DAY and BILL KRINER  reported:

J    We did have a problem with Superior Bass taking our date on Owyhee, but it was resolved and Steve has a permit for that date.

J    We have a $100 Evinrude Certificate to give away at the HAN tournament; we need to decide how.  Suggestions were for Big Fish and first out of the money.


SNAKE RIVER LADY BASS: Lady BASS President Kira B. reported:

J    Jason and Kira spent $400 of their own money to buy for the Needy Family; with the bank account severely depleted, they suggested that we not reimburse them and they write it off on their taxes.  The club felt this wasn't fair and after discussion with Jason voted to pay them half: $200.  This money was paid from the tournament account.

J    Everyone needs to remember to bring a can of food or a dollar to each meeting for the Needy Family program.

J    The Lady Bass will stay with it's scheduled date and location: May 9 on Owyhee.


J    Premier will not be a circuit this year; Larry will run 4 open tournaments.



J    Superior Bass Kickoff is Feb. 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Western Marine.






J    The SRB Board of Directors (officers) voted to remove Connie Ball from her position as secretary due to the issues with the bank account and our dues not being paid. As required by by-law, a special election was held to fill the position and Steve Day was voted in as a replacement.

J    A suggestion was made to make up new member packets to give new members information about our club.

J    Tom Horrace volunteered to print off the treasury reports, minutes, etc. for our meeting so that we don't have to pay for copying.


There being no more new business, President KRINER reminded all that the next meeting would be on March 1 at the Denny's Restaurant in Nampa.  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


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