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September 16, 2017 Federation Meeting Minutes


Meeting Minutes 09-16-2017

o        Call to order: 9:01

o        Roll Call and introduction of guests:  WBA, Borderline, North End, Long Lake, Chelan, and Sound Family.

Not present Puyallup, Evergreen, Banks Lake

o        Presentation of Minutes: Posted on the website accepted as posted

o        Presentation of Treasurer’s Report:  $5954.88 in Checking, $7584.34 in Savings. Currently have a Minn Kota trolling motor and Humminbird Helix 9 to convert to cash. Still outstanding is a Lowrance unit from 2016, we have earned a Lowrance unit for 2017 as well.

o        President’s Message:  Thank clubs for participation, important to be involved. Keith’s last year as President.

o        Old Business:

·         By-law review committee report. Got off track when Charity quit. Still needs to be addressed.

·Qualifier format change proposal. Two weekends, scored as four individual days. True boater non- boater format.

 o        Conservation Update:  Dan Anderson

·         WDFW “Rule Simplification” proposal to remove all size and possession limits on bass, walleye, and catfish in all rivers and streams.

Much discussion on the need for data to base our arguments on. Need for members to attend their local WDFW meetings. WSBF will post meeting dates and times as soon as WDFW confirms them. Need to reach out to walleye clubs and TBF national office for assisitance.

o        Youth Update:

·         Junior Angler program will be changing to a team format with a boater / coach, like the H.S. program.

·         Need new Youth Director for 2018

 o        Tournament Update:

·      Qualifiers ran well. Weigh in times around a minute per angler. Big investment in equipment making a difference.

·         2018 Semi Finals likely to increase club participation for larger clubs.

·         Need New Tournament Director for 2018

o        2017 WSBF

·         October 7 -  - TBF Semi Final at The Dalles in Oregon. Registration ends 09-28

·         October 7-8 - Fall Team Open on Banks Lake (Banks Lake Bass Club)

·         November 11 - Meeting and Awards Banquet Chelan, Campbells Resort

 o        2018 WSBF

·         March 17 WSBF Meeting

·         May 26-28 Jamboree

·         June 23-24 Qualifier Lake Washington

·         August 25-26 Qualifier Banks Lake

·         September 15 WSBF Meeting

·         October 6-7 TBF Semi Final Wallula

·         November 10 WSBF Meeting and Awards Banquet (West Side)

 o        New Business

·         Nomination of Officers: No nominations

 o        Open Forum

Kim Skaar covered 2017 Banquet information as well as Chelan Bass Clubs involvement in Dry Lake enhancements.

 o        Meeting Adjourned:  10:21