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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, December 15, 2011, 7:00pm.

 

            The TIBF December monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00 p.m. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Steve Day-Communications; Tammy Shuyler-Secretary/Treasurer; Mark Roberts-IBA; Tom Horrace-SRB; Brian Ashton-Youth Director; Phone: Brandon Craner-V. President

 

Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Minutes approved
  • Treasurer Report
  • Tammy reminds members 2012 TIBF Membership dues are now due and payable.
  • Airfare for Cindy and Bruce Flesher is $630 each for attending Nationals. These will be paid out of general fund.  Airfare for Chris Horton will be paid out of SW Qualifier fund.
  • $300 2012 dues renewal approved for payment to ISCAC.

Youth Report-Brian Ashton

·         High School Fishing tournament is May 12.

·         Brian is working on developing communications with Idaho State School Athletic department in an effort to promote the high school fishing events.

·         Research ongoing into S.A.F. registration.

·         A seminar presentation is being developed by Brian in preparation for the March Sportsman Show.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones not present-Bruce reported.

  • ISCAC has now passed a position statement in support of our Lake Lowell plan.  
  • Bruce states that Fish and Wildlife have backed off extensively of their original Lake Lowell restrictions.  This situation needs continued monitoring.
  • No conservation project planned for 2012 on Cascade Reservoir.  This  coming year TIBF will focus on updating the Release Boat including carpet, paint and new stickers in advance of May 6, 2012, Divisionals on CJ Strike.  Member clubs may have their club sticker installed accompanied by donation.  Skyler Hill will facilitate the work completion.  All clubs are encouraged to participate in the release boat work whether it be labor or funds. 
  • 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

  • Steve has posted State Tournament Director position.
  • 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

  • State Team participation-item tabled pending further input and discussion.
  • 2012 tournament schedule has been posted.
  • Lake Lowell permit application needs to be submitted in January.

Old Business

  • 2012 Northwest Divisional planning-Mountain Home is location for 2012 NW Divisional tournament on May 6-11, 2012.  This date is confirmed. Tournament launch from the Air Base Ramp.   Bruce reports that Mountain Home has now confirmed their cooperation and agreement with Bruce’s planning suggestions.  Plans to move forward with Mountain Home location are in the works.  There will be several volunteer opportunities at Divisionals.
  • 2012 TIBF Banquet Planning-Feb. 18, Hilton Garden Inn, Boise. (same place as previous year).  Dinner tickets are now available to purchase $45/ea.  Tickets were delivered to respective member clubs in attendance.  There will also be dinner tickets donated to major sponsors including Howards Tackle, Western Marine, Canyon Marine, Dry Creek Outfitters and Idaho Fish and Game.  Major raffle prize is going to be a HumminBird 998SI; list price $1995.  We also have MinnKota 80# Maxum and 80# Fortrex trolling motors for the raffle.  Additional donation items are being sought for raffle and silent auction.  Guest speaker selection is being considered and Bruce will contact Ranger for speaker availability. 
  • 2013 TIBF Officers-Bruce is encouraging Idaho members to think about future officer elections. 

New Business

  • ISCAC has a shotgun raffle ongoing.  Tickets are available for $10 each. 

 

 

Meeting adjourned 8:45 p.m.

Submitted by Tammy Shuyler

 

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