Meeting Minutes 03-18-2017
Call to order: 9:04am
Roll Call and introduction of guests:
Presentation of Minutes: Posted on the website
accepted as posted
Presentation of Treasurers Report: Checking
$2193.81 Savings $1200 Waiting on TBF dues
Keith also discussed all of the member benefits
Presidents Message: Keith announced this year
will be his final year as TBF President. He is looking for a
potential president to work with this year to smooth out the
Scholarship funds Joe Jacoby has passed away,
there are no further reasonable options.
Copyright infringement settlement. Do not use old
logo anymore. The fish we have been using in our logo was an
established, copyrighted logo. We are paying a past usage fee
of $3500- and we worked out an agreement to pay this out over
time to ensure we are not bankrupt. We have negotiated a 1 year
use of this image to clean up and delete any usage of this
Spokane Valley Marine is offering to pitch in
$1000 to help cover that expense. This is greatly appreciated
and above and beyond the expectation of a sponsor.
By-law review committee report. Big effort,
completely rewriting the rules to reflect how we actually
operate, and make changes to ensure rules can be understood and
enforced. Work in Progress.
Conservation Update: Reminder that every club has
a responsibility to fulfill a conservation requirement every
year. Please contact the board for ideas and recommendations on
Youth Update: Dave Bruggman has announced that
this year will be his last year as youth director. He is also
looking for someone to work with to take over the position.
There are a number of things in process this year and Dave feels
we are at a point of growth. (Please see Daves breakdown of
upcoming events and plan for 2017). The youth program has
become financially self-sufficient over the years.
The new High School club is in need of rods and
reels- if anyone has anything available please contact Dave to
ensure they get to the club to help them get started.
No more H.S. Divisional, they go
straight to the National Championship, in conjunction with the
H.S. World Final
Need new Youth Director for 2018
Tournament Update: Charity Gates
Lake Roosevelt Qualifier- we will be launching out
of Spring Canyon
Riffe water level- we are not picking a launch
site at this time depending on the water levels. There will be
more information once we get closer to the date.
We are planning a few changes with the weigh-in
process and the intent is to expedite the speed of weign-in.
Club volunteers at Qualifiers
We would like to ask the clubs to assist with
volunteers to help for a couple hours each day for the
Qualifiers. There is a lot that we do and we are asking for
help to set up and clean up.
March 18 - WSBF Meeting via WebEx at
April 9 - Junior Open on Lake
April 9 - HS Open on Lake Washington
April 22 -23 - Qualifier on Lake
May 20 - Junior Championship on Moses
May 21 - HS Championship on Moses Lake
May 27-29 - Jamboree on Banks Lake
June 17-18 - HS Father's Day Challenge
June 24-25 - Qualifier on Riffe Lake
August 13 - HS Series Final on Potholes
August 26-27 - Qualifier on Lake
September 16 - WSBF Meeting via WebEx
October 7 - 8 - TBF NSF at the Dalles
- Fall Team Open on Banks Lake
that the first weekend in October is going to continue to be the
same weekend for the Semi-Final which conflicts with the Open.
The Federation has lost money to host this tournament over the
past couple years, and we are considering cancelling this
November 11 - Meeting and Awards
Banquet - East Side?
club has volunteered to host the Awards Banquet in Chelan. He
is asking for an Eastside Club to support with the task of
preparing for this event.
March 17 WSBF Meeting
May 26-28 Jamboree
June 23-24 Qualifier
August 25-26 Qualifier
September 15 WSBF Meeting
October 6-7 WSBF Open? Semi Final?
November 10 WSBF Meeting and Awards
Breakfast Spokane Valley Marine
Inspections Long Lake
Packs WBA- Charity may have a line on tackle packs for the
Packs WBA- recommendation to put any tackle into the raffle.
Saturday Sound Family
Sunday Sound Family
Contest - Puyallup
Reminder that each club is expected to donate something to the
raffle. Please take this information back to your clubs.
Kids Casting Western
Kids Tournament WBA
Adult Casting Western
Adult Tournament IEBC
Big Fish Chelan
Perpetual & Team WSBF
Tournament Format, go back to two weekends, four
Discussion to go back to 2 weekends/ 4 tournament
Discussion was made to have a meeting at the
Jamboree to try to make a change in time to plan for permitting
process. We are trying to set up the format for the anglers and
be able to control the spending, and hopefully increase the
participation. Clubs please discuss this agenda and present any
options to the federation prior to the Jamboree. We will have a
brief presentation meeting Saturday night, and will follow up
with a vote to any change on Monday during the awards set up.
We need the clubs to keep their club information
up to date and accurate on the TBF website. Club officers are
not being updated along with contact information. We can use
this information to send email blasts to the club officers as
well as all club members.
Bob Steiner approached the topic of a club or
angler not participating in the Qualifiers being able to
participate in the Semi-Final format. The plan is to discuss
this topic at the national meetings in August.
There was a lot of discussion- but more to
Meeting Adjourned: 10:34am.