NOVEMBER 2013 MEETING MINUTES
The regular membership of the Snake River Bassmasters, Inc., was called to order by President Horrace at 7:05 P.M. on November 3rd at Jason’s house in Meridian. There were 21 club members.
§ October meeting minutes approved
§ October Treasury Report approved
INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
COMMITTEE REPORTS: President Horrace asked for committee reports:
CONSERVATION / WILDLIFE COUNCIL: no report
§ SRB needs a conservation director if anyone wants to volunteer.
§ Lake Lowell plan hasn’t been released yet.
§ Fish fizzing seminar at first tournament.
IDAHO BASS FEDERATION: Bill Kriner gave the following Federation report:
§ The Federation is looking into making motor bands since we are having problems buying them. The material is ordered and should be here in November. Price will be $25 per band in quantities under 25, $19 per band for 26 - 50, and $18 per band for 51 and up.
§ 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.
§ All Qualifier tournaments complete and State Team is selected.
§ 30 day sign-up rule will be reviewed for 2014.
§ There are still nominating federation officers and a secretary is needed. The remaining postings are holding their positions.
YOUTH: Youth Director Jason Bousquet reported:
§ Jason is looking at possibly holding the Youth Open on a different body of water next year, maybe Swan Falls Reservoir.
§ July on CJ Strike for youth open.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Jay Bagley reported:
§ 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.
§ Sending a thank you to Bargain Boat Parts, everyone needs to spend money as a way of showing thank you.
§ 2014 tournament ideas; Lucky Peak, Walcott, Dworshak, Anderson Ranch, possibly share a permit with Lakeside Bass for Lake Lowell.
CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day reported:
§ 2014 SRB Classic will be held on Owyhee on June 7th. On Sunday June 8th, SRB will hold the Jack & Jill open.
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.
§ 2014 Lady Bass open to be in July
§ Received a letter from Love INC. that they found a family for our needy family food drive.
§ Still waiting to see what
§ SRB nominations are all voted in.
· Another by-law concerning the tournament entries and payout needs updated; we will discuss it at the banquet meeting.
A discussion was held abou
· Snow Bowl team placed 3rd with 55 lbs; The $300 entry was paid back to the club and the Snow Bowl team voted to donate the winnings of $84 to the need family program.
There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. The next meeting will be the banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2 at IHOP in Nampa.
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