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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, May 19, 2011, 7:00pm.

 

            The TIBF May monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications; Steve Jones-Conservation Director; Brian Ashton-Youth Director/IBM; Via phone Brandon Craner-Magic Valley Bassmasters

 

Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report
  • April meeting minutes approved.

 

Youth Report-Brian Ashton

  • High School Fishing tournament update: May 1, Sunday, at CJ Strike. Eight youth participated in the tournament.  The TBF trailer was onsite for the event.  Schneidermann  brothers won the tournament.  We are hopeful for increased participation in 2012.
  • Youth Championship is May 21 at Cascade.  Four youth have registered.  Two volunteer boats, Tony Shuyler and Ernie Davis will be on hand.  Each boater will receive $100 allowance for use of boat and fuel.  Saturday night registration and weigh-in is 3:30pm. 

 

Conservation Report-Steve Jones

  • Cascade Structure Plant update May 15-Snake River Bassmasters assisted Fish and Game with the plant with over 150 structures planted.  Steve Day paid $84.95 for breakfast for those who volunteered which TIBF reimbursed to him from conservation fund.  Weigh points will be shared with the volunteers who participated in the structure construction and plant.

 

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Steve Day is offering a service to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites. Cost annually $100.  He is currently working on the Idaho Basshunters website soon to be completed.
  • 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

  • Reminder:  State Team members are contractually required to volunteer in a conservation or youth event.
  • Qualifier update:  East has completed first two qualifier events.  South’s next qualifier is June 11 at Owyhee Reservoir.  There are three more boaters signed up and NON-BOATERS ARE NEEDED. 
  • 2011 NW Divisional Hood River April 27-29 update:  The Idaho State Team took 2nd overall. 
  • Ultimate Angler Event applications now available on TIBF website.

 

Old Business

  • TIBF Annual banquet planning update-The Annual TIBF Banquet date is February 18, 2012, of which the Hilton Inn, Boise, has been notified.  
  • Snake River Outdoor Sports Show date changed to June 25, 2011, Pocatello.  Mike Iconelli will be presenting three in lieu of two seminars with final seminar at 5pm.  There will be Kids Casting event 11-2/3pm.  Watch for flyer to be posted on www.Idahobassfed.com 
  • Banner update-Tammy Shuyler advised research for banners are ongoing.  Will contact TBF and determine if banners could be ordered double sided with TBF and TIBF logos.  Will try to have them in hand for June’s TBF events…June 11&12, June 18&19.
  • 2012 Northwest Divisional planning-Mountain Home was voted to be the location for 2012 NW Divisional tournament the first weekend of May, 2012.  Local sponsors and contributors in Mountain Home will be solicited to sponsor welcome BBQ and banquet. The banquet will have approximately 85 people including anglers, spouses and TBF representatives.  Tournament would launch from the Air Base Ramp.   Bruce still working out costs and details for rooms.  Need to set a date collaborating with Colorado.
  • TIBF now has a Facebook page thanks to Tammy Shuyler.
  • Cabelas, Father’s Day June 19 weekend event update:   Bruce asks members to bring ideas to the table for TIBF participation at the event.  We are currently planning on having a boat in the parking lot of Cabelas along with a possible Adult flipping contest with giveaways.  Contact Bruce to volunteer for this event either Saturday or Sunday, or both.

 

New Business

  • Lake Lowell Comp. Plan:  A Rep with Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Susan Kain, will attend the July TIBF meeting to talk about the current proposals on the table.  This will not be a public input meeting but a good opportunity for the fisherman to learn the details of the comprehensive planning process and proposals.  Please share this with member clubs and encourage member attendance at the July TIBF meeting.
  • Brian Ashton brought up a concern regarding Youth clubs being established without an adult club affiliation.  Bruce will bring to the next meeting a by-law amendment requiring Youth clubs must be affiliated with adult club.

 

Meeting adjourned 9:00pm.

Submitted by Tammy Shuyler

 

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