OCTOBER 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 October 7 at IHOP in Nampa. There were 14 club members and guests present.
GUESTS: New member Mark Costello
§ September meeting minutes approved
§ September Treasury Report approved; release tank finances were moved to Conservation
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 is currently closed due to the Government shutdown.
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.
§ Jack & Jill tournament was on Brownlee Sept 29; 14 boats fished the event.
§ Scale of Justice was Sept. 22; they need to schedule so that the Qualifier anglers can participate in SoJ.
§ All Qualifier tournaments complete and State Team is selected.
§ 30 day sign-up rule will be reviewed for 2014.
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.
§ Need date and potential location for 2014 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.
§ Cascade tournament payouts made.
§ Snow Bowl: Jason will fish with Tom.
CLASSIC / HAN: Directors Steve Day reported:
§ Need to set Date for 2014 SRB Classic before date setting meeting. Classic will be held on Owyhee; we still have to decide on one or two days for Classic.
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.
§ Need to decide on date / location for 2014 Lady Bass Open before date setting meeting. .
§ Still waiting to see what
· Nominations for 2014 officers: the election at the November banquet meeting.
o President: Tom H
o VP: Bill K
o Secretary/Treasurer: Kyle M.
o Tournament Dir: Jay B.
o Weighmaster: Jeremy O.
o Youth: Jason B.
o Lady Bass: Kira B.
o Communications/PR: Steve D.
· Banquet: same as last year: AT Jason & Kira’s house again; Tom is doing pulled pork and the club buys the side dishes.
· A motion was made and passed to remove the following by-law:
188.8.131.52 Participants' boats may not touch another angler's boat when fishing a spot. Participants may not fish within 50 yards of a boat that is anchored with the trolling motor up and a marker out unless specifically invited to do so by that angler.
· Another by-law concerning the tournament entries and payout needs updated; we will discuss it at the banquet meeting.
A discussion was held abou
There being no more business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. The next meeting will be the banquet at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday November 3 at Jason & Kira’s home in Meridian. .
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