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Meeting Minutes 9/14/13

·         Call to order:

·         Roll Call and introduction of guests:

o        Make sure feed is working for webcam

·         Presentation of Minutes: read minutes from 3/16

·         Presentation of Treasurer’s Report:  $9,601.85

·         President’s Message: 

·         Old Business:  Still need a conservation director

o        Feedback on head to head format- possibly put in place for 2015 since most clubs have already put their schedules together. 

o        Dream Team tournament- we have not received notification that we have not had any teams registered for this tournament.  Is anyone planning on fishing this tournament and should we plan on having it. 

·         Conservation Update:  position vacant as of now

o        We have not received any input for what clubs have done for their yearly requirements.  Please remember this is a WSBF requirement of 40 hours of conservation per year. 

·         Youth Update:  Dave discussed the schools he is going to and the upcoming events for the youth and his plans for next year.  Lots of good things happening. 

·         Tournament Report:

o        Discussion about the number of boaters needing non-boater- extend the deadline to April 15th.  If there are any boaters near that deadline we will discuss at that time. There was discussion about the choices to make between fishing the qualifiers or the other various circuits.

o        2014 Schedule

§         March 15th Federation Meeting in Ellensburg

§         Qualifier-April 26th&27th- Lake Sammamish

§         Jamboree – May 24th-26th Banks Lake

§         Qualifier-June 28th&29th- Long Lake in Spokane (must rent entire park)

§         Qualifier-August 23rd&24th- Lake Chelan

§         September 13th Federation Meeting in Ellensburg

§         October 4th & 5th - TBF Dream Team Banks Lake

§         November 8th- Banquet (West Side)

·         Raise qualifier entry fees to $330 (additional $30 to cover park expense at Long Lake and then camping and launch is included for this tournament)

·         Jim Lind made a suggestion to remove the Friday off limits for the qualifiers to make it an official pre fish day. 

·         There was discussion about moving a qualifier to the fall (September or October)

o        Jamboree-  May 26th-28th seemed to be a success.  What can we do to make it better?

§         We need more volunteers to help put on this event. 

·         New Business:

o        We will have 2 wine tours available at the banquet for daytime activities and they have already acquired 12 wine baskets for the raffle. 

o         2014 giveaway at the qualifiers to be $700 and $300 to be randomly drawn.  Dollar amounts will be awarded based on finish (higher finisher gets $700 lower finisher gets $300)

o        2014 State team members are required to attend the banquet and one of the youth events.  Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in a breach of contract and the angler will not be supported by the WSBF (either the high school championship or the junior event either as a boater or helping on the dock)

o        The federation will be purchasing weigh-in bags and tournament banners to be available for sale next year during the tournament season.

o        We are looking at aeration tanks to have at weigh-ins to help preserve our fish. 

·         Open Forum:  Jim Lind brought up a discussion of consistent hours for tournament days.  Whether it is a set start time and weigh in time or a set number of hours. 

o        Jim Lind brought up a discussion of guaranteeing a number of backseaters for our state team whether it is a number of spots.  Please discuss with your clubs

o        Dave discussed not having an event in October and the reason why so he will not be having an event. 

·         Meeting Adjourned:  Chris Bedwell made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:34am seconded by Dave and accepted.  Meeting adjourned at 11:34am