Call to order: 9:15am
Roll Call and introduction of guests: completed
Presentation of Minutes: accepted as posted
Presentation of Treasurer’s Report: $8554.85 (still
owe for banquet)
President’s Message: The first year with new
leadership is done. Overall we did a pretty good job. We increased
qualifier participation approximately 30% and they seemed to run
pretty efficiently. We are aware of some of the areas in need of
improvement and will make strides in the right direction.
We will present Gary Morris and Tom Melowitz with a
plaque for their help in keeping the Federation running.
Old Business: clubs that do not pay past dues or late
fees will not be allowed to participate in the qualifiers.
In 2013- clubs or anglers not in good standing will
not be eligible to fish. We will send an email blast and a flyer by
mail to get this message out.
Update for 2012 banquet- handouts available at the
meeting and available on the website.
We will hand out conservation handouts at the March
meeting for clubs to keep track of their conservation activities
throughout the year.
These will be turned in at the September meeting to be graded and a
Conservation Club of the Year will be awarded at the Banquet.
Conservation Update: Conservation for 2013. Each club
is responsible for 40 hours each year.
Youth Update: Dave Bruggman update. Dave thanked
Keith Brooks and his family for all the help with both the Junior
tournaments and the High School tournament. He also thanked Gary
Morris and Spokane Valley Marine for sponsoring and supporting the
youths going to the Championship. Dave also thanked the various
sponsors that donated and supported the youths. Dave has contacted
Cabela’s and they will be involved and help support the
tournaments. Dave also discussed the successes of our youth anglers
Dave commented on researching the support for the
youths and tournaments regarding uniforms and expenses.
Tournament Report: Keith Brooks commented that the
qualifiers went well. We are interested in feedback positive or
negative. Quite a bit of general discussion regarding
participation. We would like to see more participation in the
qualifiers and plan on working on increasing the participation.
Aaron Christel commented on the last minute move of
the Moses Lake location not being a favorable decision.
Dave Bruggman commented on the flow of the tournaments
and noted on the improvement.
We will plan on having the barge at as many of the
WSBF functions as possible. We will need support moving the barge
and we will reimburse expenses to handle this.
The third qualifier on Riffe Lake will be on August 24th
& 25th moved up one week from August 31st.
Camping could be an issue. Please schedule your camping or lodging
as soon as possible. There may be some conflicts with clubs, and we
will work through them.
This tournament will run as a 2-day tournament
Safe light to 3 on Saturday and safe light to 1 on
Sunday with final awards to follow.
Partner pairings on Friday for Saturday and partner
pairings on Saturday for Sunday
New Business: 2013 Qualifiers- $500 random drawing at
final qualifier. Must compete in all 3 and must be present to win.
March deadline for qualifier entry fees will be the
March Federation meeting. Late fee will be enforced at $50 per
The third qualifier will run as a 2-day tournament.
Gary Morris and Spokane Valley Marine will support the
adults as well as the juniors going back to the national
Open Forum: Jim Lind brought up the discussion of the
points system used this year for the qualifiers.
Jim made a motion to bring up the points issue at the
November meeting. We will expect to see a written proposal to be
forwarded to the general assembly.
Meeting Adjourned: 12:30pm