January 1998 Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Richard Dunlap, Bill Marion, Donna Worley, Lyla Bienhoff, Irene Robbins, Dan Leach, Mike Robbins, Cathy Teague, Leo Pauley, Carolyn Pauley

Old Business

Minutes were read. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Rocco.
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $1905.82. Money was requested from members in order to pay the annual member and club dues to B.A.S.S. and the Texas BA.S.S. Federation. Bill will get with Cal to pay the Federation dues. After all of our "bills" are paid and dues are received from the club, the club will have approx $513 left. Irene made a motion to accept the treasurer's report, Mike seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Scales - Bill researched the scales and presented the information to the club. New 40lb scale: $349.95, 50lb: 375.00, no tax, $15 shipping, comes with 1 year warrantee (1 yr extra - $30, 2yrs - $50, 3 yrs - $68); $39.95 for case; Used scales can be purchased for $100 less. Bill recommended 40lb used scale with carry case and 3 yr warrantee. Cal made the motion to accept the recommendation, Richard seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Boater's Education Class - Bill gathered more information at the Boat Show regarding Boater's Education Classes. The Coast Guard Auxilliary provides 2, 7 hour classes every so often. The US Power Squadron offers the same class but 7, 2 hour classes starting on Weds the 21st of Jan. Both classes are free except for course material approx $5-10 and they both exceed the state requirements for certification.

Lack's Christmas Tree - No One knew the status of the Christmas Tree.

Trophies - Leo researched costs for trophies. Total cost of the trophies is $172 for 5 Top 6 trophies, Angler of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, and Big Bass. Discussion was held on possibly creating a pass-down trophy for either Big Bass or Sportsman of the Year. This would form a little club history. Cal made the motion to purchase the trophies, Rocco seconded, motion passed unanimously. Carolyn made a motion to have the Big Bass trophy passed down, Lyla seconded, motion passed 5 to 4.

New Business

Standing Committees (Casting Kids) - Bill volunteered to run a Casting Kids with some help. Irene volunteered, so Bill and Irene will co-chair a committee to run a Casting Kids project. Cal reiterated that we should work with Ricky Roberts and K-Mart and they will assist in setting everything up.

Standing Committees (Conservation) - Dan volunteered to think of projects for conservation. He asked for another co-chair to help and Donna volunteered.

New Meeting Location - Donna brought up an option of possibly moving the meetings to another location (one in which people can hear a little better), such as the VFW across the street. Donna will research if there is any cost involved and if they will support the fish fry.

Tournament Committee will meet on Sat, Jan 24th at 0900am at Shoney's on 410 and Callaghan in order to set the 98 tournament calendar.

Membership Drive - Members should attempt to bring in new members for the year (before too many tournaments pass by). Options for membership drive promotions were: Dan - give away grubs at tournaments with the Quality Bass logo and info; Irene - Express News advertisement; Richard - posters. Members are responsible for trying to bring in new members.

The club welcomed a new member, Cathy Teaque.

In the free draw, Cal Bienhoff won

The new tournament director set the tournament times to be 0700-1530 on Lake Placid under the I-10 bridge.


No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 09:08 PM. Motioned by Cal, seconded by Dan.
Respectfully submitted,
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer

 

February 1998 Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Richard Dunlap, Bill Marion, Donna Worley, Lyla Bienhoff, Irene Robbins, Steve Rickert, Dan Leach, Mike Robbins, Cathy Teague, Carolyn Pauley, George Barnes

Old Business

Minutes were read. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Richard.
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $1915.82. However, with Top 6 fees, per diem, hotel, and trophies, the club has obligated all but $97.82.

Scales - the club purchased the used 40lb Equalizer scales. The tournament director has the scales.

Boater's Education Class - Bill gathered more information on the TP&W video. Dan made a motion that the club buy the video, Richard seconded. Then there was discussion on if the video was copyrighted and whether we could order the manuals and tests separate from the video. 6 people expressed an interest in the class. The issue was tabled again for further research.

Conservation Committee - Dan requested thoughts on a Conservation Project. Bill brought up a clean-up after a tournament. Carolyn brought up Monofilament line turn-in project.

Casting Kids - Bill is waiting on the name of the regional director of Casting Kids.

Moving the Club Meeting - Donna presented her findings on the possible move to the VFW across the street. The VFW is free of charge, it is closed on Mondays, they will support the fish fry, they have a separate meeting area (with a high ceiling, to lessen the smoke effect), and the canteen is an open club. Thus, the club would have to move its meeting to sometime other than Monday. Cal though it would be best to table the vote until Leo talked to Jenny about the possible move away from My House. Bill seconded, vote unanimous.

Lack's Christmas Tree - Richard found out that our tree had very little under it. Needless to say, we did not win anything.

Trophies - Mike, in the absence of Leo, handed out the trophies to the Top 6, Sportsman of the Year, and Big Bass of the Year.

New Business

Membership drive - Irene found that we can publish our meeting in the Community section of the newspaper for free. However, we will hold off on publication until the meeting place is solidified.

New schedule - The tournament committee met and the tournament director presented the schedule to the club. Dan made a motion to move the April tournament to Choke Canyon since the Pest Control Company had their tourney there that weekend. Carolyn seconded. Passed 6 to 5.

New schedule - Split weigh-ins. Richard thought that only the tournament director could set the weigh-in times. Mike said that he did set the times. Finally, Cal made a motion to accept the schedule, Carolyn seconded, passed unanimously.

Club Shirts - Steve brought an example of a shirt that he proposed be the club shirt. It was purchased from Cabelas, costs $27.95, is olive green color, heavy cotton. The Quality Bass, a Bass logo, and name can be embroidered for $6. Vote: 7 for, 3 against. Also, Gillespie will pay for the Top 6 shirts. The Top 6 will get the same kinds of shirts but in a different color.

In the free draw, Carolyn Pauley won

The tournament director set the tournament times to be 0700-1500 on Saturday and 0700-1230 on Sunday at Falcon State Park.


No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 08:10 PM. Motioned by Cal, seconded by Richard.
Respectfully submitted,
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer

 

March 1998 Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Richard Dunlap, Bill Marion, Donna Worley, Lyla Bienhoff, Cal Bienhoff, Steve Rickert, Dan Leach, Mike Robbins, Cathy Teague, Carolyn Pauley, Joe Roccogliata

Old Business

Minutes were read. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Rocco.
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $1016.79.

Boater's Education Class - Bill did not gather any additional info on the TP&W video. Issue tabled.

Conservation Committee - Donna made a motion to start a "Save-a-Line" project to collect old monofilament. Dan seconded.

Casting Kids - Quality Bass will hold a Casting Kids in concert with Ronnie's Marine Tournament on April 5 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. K-Mart and Ronnies will provide all of the advertisement and equipment, we simply provide the manning for the event. The tournament will also have a boat show and BBQ.

Moving the Club Meeting - Leo spoke with Jenny on moving the meeting to the VFW. She understood why we were moving and was not upset. The club will still hold their fish fry at My House. Also, the meeting would be moved to Tuesday night instead of Monday. Bill made a motion to accept, Richard seconded, passed unanimously.

New Business

Shirts - Steve passed out the Top 6 and Club shirts, to those who purchased them.

Club hats - Steve presented a hat with Quality Bass Club embroidery on it, similar to the shirts. The hats cost $9 and the embroidery for Top 6 is $2. Most people ordered one.

Master Marine - Richard handed out coupons from his job at Master Marine and Propeller for 10% off Prop repair or Labor. The coupon can be used as often as one likes.

Pest Control Tournament - Cathy handed out entry forms for the April Pest Control Tournament.

Gillespie Ford Sponsorship - Bill made a motion that each club member donate $2 in order to purchase a certificate and plaque to present to Gillespie Ford for their overwhelming support to the club. Cal seconded. Motion passed 10 to 1.

By-Laws and Tournament Rules - Bill handed all club members a copy of the latest by-laws and tourney rules. After much discussion, members are to present, in writing at the next meeting, their suggestions for modifying the rules.

Saturday tournaments - Rocco asked why the club had started having their one day tournaments on Saturday rather than Sunday. Richard stated that he wanted the days of the tournaments to be written in the tournament rules so that members would know which days the tournaments occurred on.

In the free draw, Richard Dunlap won

The tournament director set the tournament times to be 0630-1600 on at Red's Cove.

After the meeting, Top 6 got together in order discuss the OH Ivie trip.

No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 08:00 PM. Motioned by Cal, seconded by Dan.
Respectfully submitted,
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

April 1998 Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Richard Dunlap,  Donna Worley, Lyla Bienhoff, Cal Bienhoff, Steve Rickert, Dan Leach, Mike Robbins, Irene Robbins, Cathy Teague, Joe Roccogliata, George Barnes 

Old Business

Minutes were read. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Rocco 
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $252.80. 

Boater's Education Class - Issue tabled. 
Conservation Committee - Donna and Dan continue to collect line. Some was collected at Top 6. 
Casting Kids - Total of 15 kids in attendance. There was a tie in the younger age group with a cast off. Cal said that we have 8 K-Marts in the area and all we have to do is schedule 3-4 weeks in advance. Cal will try to get other Federation Groups involved. 

Gillespie Ford Sponsorship - Plaque and certificate for Gillespie - Issue table since Leo was not present. Everyone is to come prepared with $2 next meeting. Cal thinks he has a certificate that we can mount.

Steve reported that the visors are not in yet.

New Business 

By-Laws and Tournament Rules - the following areas were brought up at the meeting

1) Results of Meetings and Tournaments will be posted on the Internet at the Quality Bass Club Home Page.

2) Formalize a Fish Fry Committee

3) Document current point system in an attachment to the current tournament rules. Add "as voted on by the club."

4) Tournament committee will determine the club schedule by December.

5) Specify/don't specify the amount of one day versus two day tournaments.

6) New members should receive a package of club material.

7) Document the Free Draw in the By-Laws

8) Steve will provide scoring sheets to be used for paper tournaments.

9) Add discretionary spending line into the By-laws.

10) Need to have a standard weight and scale. Adopt the "Golden Rule"

11) Leave or remove the "vote new members in"

12) Meetings wll be the same unless changed by 2/3 vote.

13) Change "must pay before tournament" to "should pay before tournament."

14) Change "from 100 yds w/in weigh-in site and w/in buoys to "abiding state and federal laws."

Saturday tournaments - Rocco made a motion that the Saturday tournaments be moved to Sunday so that he could attend them. George seconded. motion passed.

Dan asked if we still had the 4+ pound catches patches... Where are they?

Due to the Spring Open at Amistad, Cal suggested we move the tournament. Dan seconded. Move to Coleto Creek. Motion passed.

Mike gave the Top 6 report (windy conditions)... The club did well, placing 23rd out of 46 teams.

In the free draw, Donna Worley won.

The tournament director set the tournament times to be 0645-3:00 PM at Calliham Point.
 

No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 08:00 PM. Motioned by Dan, seconded by Mike.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

May 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Richard Dunlap,  Donna Worley, Lyla Bienhoff, Cal Bienhoff, Steve Rickert, Leo Pauley, Carolyn Pauley, Dan Leach, Mike Robbins, Irene Robbins, Cathy Teague, George Barnes 

Old Business

Minutes were read by Lyla. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Mike 
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $303.20. 

Boater's Education Class - Issue tabled. 
Conservation Committee - Donna and Dan continue to collect line.
By-Laws and Tournament Rules - the following areas were brought up at the 1st meeting and then amended at the 2nd meeting as noted.

1) 1st meeting: Results of Meetings and Tournaments will be posted on the Internet at the Quality Bass Club Home Page. 2nd meeting: issue tabled until Bill returns. ***

2) 1st meeting: Formalize a Fish Fry Committee. 2nd meeting:

3) 1st meeting: Document current point system in an attachment to the current tournament rules. Add "as voted on by the club." 2nd meeting: add the dated sheet to the by-laws as an attachment.

4) 1st meeting: Tournament committee will determine the club schedule by December.

5) 1st meeting: Specify/don't specify the amount of one day versus two day tournaments. 2nd meeting: decided that nothing needs to be done with this.

6) 1st meeting: New members should receive a package of club material. 2nd meeting: not mentioned.

7) 1st meeting: Document the Free Draw in the By-Laws. 2nd meeting: decided to disregard.

8) 1st meeting: Steve will provide scoring sheets to be used for paper tournaments. 2nd meeting: see change #3.

9) 1st meeting: Add discretionary spending line into the By-laws. 2nd meeting: $25 per month and $150 per year and report at the following meeting with receipts.

10) 1st meeting: Need to have a standard weight and scale. Adopt the "Golden Rule" 2nd meeting: not mentioned.

11) 1st meeting: Leave or remove the "vote new members in". 2nd meeting: enforce the vote new members in.

12) 1st meeting: Meetings wll be the same unless changed by 2/3 vote. 2nd meeting: not mentioned.

13) 1st meeting: Change "must pay before tournament" to "should pay before tournament." 2nd meeting: keep this line.

14) 1st meeting: Change "from 100 yds w/in weigh-in site and w/in buoys to "abiding state and federal laws." 2nd meeting: not mentioned.

15) 2nd meeting: put in that paper tournaments must be a draw.

  1. 2nd meeting: disregard suggestion that we put in the by-laws that the club will pay for Top 6 - we'll vote on it every year.
  2. 2nd meeting: disregard suggestion to penalize for short fish.

Gillespie Ford Sponsorship - tabled.

Club Clothing: Steve reported that the visors will be in soon. Carolyn suggested that the club get a pull-over shirt for the hot days.

New Business 

None

Choke Canyon Report: 1st Bill with 9.47 pounds; 2nd Richard with 7.39 pounds; 3rd Steve with 5.62 pounds; Big Bass: Irene with a 3.49 pounder

In the free draw, Cal Bienhoff won.

The tournament director set the tournament times to be 0615-3:30 PM on Saturday and 0615-1:00 PM at the only ramp on Coleto Creek.
 

No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 08:00 PM. Motioned by Leo, seconded by Cal.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

June 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Richard Dunlap,  Donna Worley, Cal Bienhoff, Robert Dunlap, Joe Roccogliata, Leo Pauley, Carolyn Pauley, Dan Leach, Cathy Teague, Bill Marion, Mike Robbins, Irene Robbins, George Barnes 

Old Business

Minutes were read by Bill. Motion to approve by Dan, seconded by Rocco 
Treasurer's Report: Balance of $342.60. 

Boater's Education Class - Issue tabled. 
Conservation Committee - Donna and Dan continue to collect line.
By-Laws and Tournament Rules - see attached

Gillespie Ford Sponsorship - 9X7 Plaque ordered from Lackland Trophy... cost $28.90

Club Clothing: The visors are in. Steve had a Quality Bass Club shirt made with a Bass and Quality Bass embroidered on it. Cost is $10... Members wanting a shirt should give Steve their size and $10 at the weekend tournament and he will order.

Texas Federation: Cal noted several items that were going on in the Texas Federation Board of Directors. There have been several derogatory letters sent to the Federation regarding some of the directors and the president. There will probably be a vote to see if anyone is removed from office.

Local Federation: Cal said that he is changing the rules to have partners rather than a draw format in order to try and bring in more fisherman. Cal also stated that Minn Kota will host a 2 day Regional Tournament the 31st of October.

New Business 

Sponsors for the Fish Fry: Cal will contact K-Mart; George will contact Anchor Marine; Bill and Steve will contact Northwest Tackle

Fish Fry: Will be held the 22nd of August. Donna will chair the Fish Fry committee. Tickets and Flyers will be distributed. Attached is the Fish Fry letter (Word Document) to be given to companies.

July Tournament reschedule: Due to the low level of Falcon, a motion was made to move the tournament to another lake. OH Ivie was chosen 7 to 6 over Amistad.

August Casting Kids: Cal wants to hold two Casting Kids events before November. This will allow this region to hold a cast-off in order to go to State. Bill and Irene will arrange a Casting Kids in August.

Tournament Report: 1st Bill; 2nd Steve; 3rd Leo; Big Bass: Bill

In the free draw, Carolyn Pauley won.

The tournament director set the tournament times to be 0600-3:00 PM on Saturday at the LBJ's Lion's Park and 0600-1:00 PM at the Dam County Park at Buchanan.
 

No one had any further business and the meeting was adjourned at 08:25 PM. Motioned by Cathy, seconded by Rocco.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

 

July 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

JULY 13,1998

Members present: Dan, Kathy, Donna, Richard, George, Carolyn, Lyla, Leo, Robert, Mike, Cal and Rocco

The meeting was called to order by President Leo Pauley.

Minutes from the June meeting were read and approved with a motion by Dan and seconded by Carolyn.

The suggested amendments to the by-laws and tournament were voted on as circled on the ballot.

Dan introduced the guest speakers, George Marin and Art Madden. They explained the kids fishing day for the children at Boystown that would be held at Canyon Lake on Sun, 26 July, and asked our club members to participate. They expect approximately 90 boys and girls and need people to take them out in boats. They will fish for any legal fish and explained the thrill of getting these kids on the lake for fun and competition. They also invited anyone that wanted, to come camp with them on Fri and Sat nights and breakfast at 5:00 Sunday morning. They fish from 6:00 till 11:00, have weigh-in and when the kids leave, there are prizes and beer for those assisting. A good time is guaranteed.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Fish Fry: Dan motioned that the club spend $50.00 for Texas Lottery tickets, Robert seconded and a vote carried the motion. Flyers and tickets were handed out. Donna said the raffle tickets would be given out at a later date.

Donna reported that she has arranged for: Fryers - Cal and Richard; Hush Puppies, beans - Richard; Cole Slaw - Carolyn & Lyla; Red & Tartar sauce - Donna; George has a cooler full of fish

We’ll have pies, cookies and etc. for baked goods.

  • Casting Kids: Aug. 23rd at K-Mart. Dan suggested we have it at Super K on Marbach and a time of Noon to 3:00 was set.
  • Gillespie Ford plaque was shown to the members and $2.00 from each member was given at the meeting to pay the $28.45 cost that was incurred. Carolyn suggested that the members from the top six team present it to Jeff at Gillespie and Dan suggested that it be given at the fish fry if at all possible.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Cal said the State Federation Tournament location will be announced in two weeks.
  • Cal explained that the transportation for the harvester demonstration on Bastrop was being billed to the LCRA by the TVA for $9,000 and donations are needed to defray the cost. To date, the Houston Oilmen have made the largest contribution. If you want to contribute, make the check out to the TVA and give it to Leo. He also informed us that the Parks and Wildlife is intending to have a special built harvester purchased. They are having a raffle for a truck for $100 per ticket with a limit of 500 tickets to be sold.
  • Leo said he received a petition to do away with chemical weed control and will bring it to the next meeting.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR REPORT:

  • LBJ/Buchanan tournament was won by Mike, second was Steve and third place went to Bill. Dan got Big Bass and will get his check at the Aug. meeting.
  • O.H. Ivie tournament will be from 6:00 am to 11:30 am; 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sat. and from 6:00 am to 11:30 am on Sunday. There will be three weigh-ins with a combined total for places
  • Cal won the draw
  • Cal motioned the meeting be adjourned, Donna seconded. The meeting adjourned at 8:40.

Respectfully submitted in the absence of the secretary, Lyla Bienhoff

 

August 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Lyla, Cal, Leo, Carolyn, Mike, Irene, Donna, Cathy, Steve, Richard, George, Dan and guest Cecil Newbury attended.

Called to order at 7:05 by Leo. Minutes were unavailable, and the unofficial treasurer's report was $298.00.

Old Business

  • Leo said the plaque is in for Gillespie, Carolyn will try to have Jeff come to the fish fry for a presentation.
  • the Casting Kids is OFF for the 23rd - the materials can't be delivered in time, we will reschedule for a later date (Cal reported)
  • Donna reported things are progressing for the fish fry, more tickets need to be sold

New Business:

  • The Federation Meeting on 8-2 - Jay H. resigned as state president, Randy Kindler of Houston was elected to president, Will Johnson of Abilene was elected vice president.
  • Another meeting was scheduled for early September to fill the secretary and treasurer positions. The state promotion director position will also be discussed then. Cal will not be regional director after December. Mike Snap of Tawonka Bass Club volunteered to be the regional director, that will be decided by Oct 31.
  • The regional tournaments will be hosted and run by local clubs to each lake, the schedule is: Sept - LBJ, Oct - Choke Canyon, Nov - Amistad, and Dec - Coleto. The tournaments will be individual boaters/fishermen, not draw.
  • There will not be a regional Casting Kids, instead all will be invited to state.
  • Let Cal know any issues that should be addressed before Sept 5 for next meeting.
  • The Federation is raffling off $100.00 tickets for a truck, with the money raised to be matched federally for the purchase and operation of a Harvester ($62,000.00 includes the Harvester, trailer, truck and 1 employee)
  • The state Top 6 will be at Lake O' the Pines, Marshall Texas, April 1-3. Practice will be March 30-31.
  • Cal reported that he requested a committee of 1 rep from each club to plan the Top 6 Tournament for the Year 2000 so they can work with that area's chamber of commerce. Cal also suggested region-wide tournaments annually. The Choke Canyon Bass Club won the door prize - a Minn Kota trolling motor.
  • Lyla will make top 6 reservations for the Motel 6 in Marshall, Texas, Steve will check with his Houston friends re other possibilities in the area for accommodations.
  • New Member - Cecil, sponsored by Richard Dunlap. He said he used to fish with the HillTop Club, and is currently looking for a club to fish with. He would like to think about joining.
  • Irene moved and Cathy seconded the club purchasing 1 $100 raffle ticket for the 1998 Dodge Quad Cab truck. The motion was discussed, and the club voted to purchase the ticket.
  • Cal reported that the Permian tournament scheduled for the same weekend as the club Amistad tournament has gone to a team tournament; thus, precluding the option of our club members fishing both tournaments. Carolyn moved and Lyla seconded the Sept club tournament change to Sept 12-13. The motion carried.

Tournament director report:

  • Mike said 7 people fished OH Ivie, everyone seemed to like the split schedule. Dan got 3rd place and big bass, Mike got 2nd, and Leo placed 1st.
  • The August club tournament roadrunner at the River Lakes will be on Sunday the 16th, from 6:15 to 2 PM, with the weigh-in at McQueeney Marina
  • Carolyn won the drawing for entry fee.
  • Donna moved and Richard seconded the meeting adjourn.

Respectfully submitted, 
Irene Robbins for Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

September 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Bill, Lyla, Cal, Leo, Carolyn, Mike, Irene, Donna, Cathy, Steve, Richard, George, and Dan attended.

Called to order at 7:05 by Leo. Minutes were unavailable, and the unofficial treasurer's report was $2268.92.

Old Business

  • Donna stated that she wished to have names of the companies who donated items for the fish fry so that she could send thank you letters to them.
  • Club asked about the By-Laws and Tournament Rule updates. Bill will update, per the vote, and hand out copies of the new By-laws and Tournament Rules at the next meeting.
  • We have 3 rooms reserved for Top 6 at Lake of the Pines. The hotel is located 26 miles from the lake. Rooms cost $38 per night. Steve said that he found no other rooms in the area.

New Business:

  • The State Top 6 Tournament has slipped one week to 5-10 April. We will get 3 days of practice.
  • Cal stated that the new federation rules will mandate that we elect our officers before December 15. However, we do not need to worry about this change until 1999.
  • Bill stated that we need members to pay their dues in December, vice January and the next couple of months. The B.A.S.S. roster is due at the end of December and members will be left off the list if they do not pay.
  • Bill passed around business cards that the club could use for new member advertisement. Suggestions were solicited for ideas.
  • The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group was discussed. This is the group which is threatening to boycott Wheaties because they are placing Denny Brauer on the cover of their box. Cal stated that we need to voice our backing of General Mills and not let organizations like PETA run over the bass community. Members were suggested to e-mail their support/concerns to General Mills and PETA.
  • Irene mentioned that their is a rumor that the TP&W wants to begin classifying lakes as Slot, Tournament, and Sport lakes. Irene will bring the information to the next meeting. The Texas legislation has tried to do similar activities.
  • Cal made a suggestion that we donate food, clothing, etc. to the Flood Relief at Del Rio.
  • Cal reported on the Federation Tournament. They had 20 people fishing. 28 fish were caught with a total of 56 pounds.
  • Carolyn brought up a possible fund raiser with Burger King. The club would hand out coupons and if they are redeemed on a particular day, we receive 10% of the persons total bill. More to be discussed.
  • Another meeting was scheduled for early September to fill the secretary and treasurer positions. The state promotion director position will also be discussed then. Cal will not be regional director after December. Mike Snap of Tawonka Bass Club volunteered to be the regional director, that will be decided by Oct 31.

Tournament director report:

  • Mike stated that Carolyn got 3rd place, Steve R. got 2nd, and Dan Leach placed 1st and got big bass.
  • The September club tournament at Lake Amistad will be on Saturday from 700 to 3:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 to 1:00 PM, with the weigh-in at Diablo East
  • George won the drawing for entry fee.
  • Donna moved and Carolyn seconded the meeting adjourn.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

October 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Bill, Lyla, Leo, Carolyn, Mike, Irene, Cathy, Steve, Rocco, George, and Dan attended.

Called to order at 7:10 by Leo. Minutes were read and accepted (motion by Dan, seconded by Rocco), and the treasurer's report was $2128.98 (which is before the previous tournament was deposited.

Old Business

  • Lyla stated that the reservations for Top6 were changed to the new dates.
  • Bill stated that the by-laws and tournament rules had been updated but that Dan had made a few points on corrections which needed to be addressed. The administrative errors were corrected and the only major item was the separation of the Secretary and Treasurer position which would result in more than 8 board members. After much discussion, Dan made a motion to change the by-laws to 9 positions from the stated 8 members. This would also allow a member to hold more than one position if needed.
  • Irene found out that the Slot, Sport, and Tournament lake title legislation was not true

New Business:

  • Steve made a motion to change the lake from Mathis - motion was laughed at...
  • Mike stated that we should all begin looking at additional sponsors. Dan stated that we still have Gillespie sponsorship.
  • Mike also raised the point of having some type of membership drive. Steve said that he could make a flyer, Bill will make business cards, Leo will post the club on the bulletin board at work... Bill actioned everyone to pursue at least one activity to try and bring members in
  • Bill stated that nowhere in the By-Laws or Tournament Rules did it state that the treasurer would/would not take 10% off the top of the big bass pot. Unless someone wishes to modify the rules, this fact will remain. George stated that we should take the 10% off the top for everything because the money went back to the club for its activities. Someone else suggested that it be raised to 20%.
  • Steve brought up the idea of raising the tournament and big bass fees. Others thought this was a good idea. A written proposal will be brought to the next meeting.
  • Bill stated that if members wanted to post things on the Quality Bass Page, just let him know and provide him with the information. It was suggested that we put the "fishing with the kids" link in

Tournament director report:

  • Mike stated that Dan got 3rd place, Leo P. got 2nd and big bass, and Steve R. placed 1st.
  • The October club tournament at Lake Mathis on Sunday from 7:15 to 3:30 PM, with the weigh-in at the south State Park ramp.
  • Bill Marion won the drawing for entry fee.
  • Steve moved and everyone seconded the meeting adjourn.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer 

 

November 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present: Bill, Cal, Lyla, Leo, Carolyn, Mike, Irene, Cathy, Steve, George, and Dan attended.

Called to order at 7:05 by Leo. Minutes were read and accepted (motion by Dan, seconded by Lyla), and the treasurer's report was was not given.

Old Business

  • Under the treasurer's report area, Bill presented an annual Cash Flow Report to the club describing the amount and general areas the club had spent money on for the year.
  • Bill presented copies of the updated By-laws and Tournament Rules
  • Membership drive: Steve presented a draft flyer with the club information on it for a membership drive item. Bill presented business cards which could also be used.
  • Short Fish Conflict in Rules: Cal stated that there was a conflict between the rules in the By-laws. One rule says "adhere to all state laws" and "results will be penalized one pound for each underlength fish." Leo also stated that disqualification might be a more suitable punishment since the angler had indeed broken the law. Dan stated that we should keep the rules as they are written because they follow B.A.S.S. rules. Cal stated that B.A.S.S. was changing their rules to make them more strict. Bill stated that we should wait to change our rules until B.A.S.S. changes theirs. Dan actioned himself to research with B.A.S.S. to find out the current rules.

New Business:

  • Steve made a written proposal to increase the tournament fees to $12 and the big bass fee to $3. The motion will be voted on at the December meeting
  • Amistad is spending $5000 to build a dock near road 454 in order to provide a place for on the water weigh-ins. The money was taken out of the daily boat launch fees.
  • Cal presented a check for $100 to the club for their participation in the Metro weigh-in (special thanks to Cal, Lyla, Carolyn, and Leo)
  • Metro Spring Tournament: Metro is holding a team bass club tournament the last week of March. Up to 30 members in a club can fish but the top 8 weights are allowed. Cal wanted to know if we wanted to fish the Top 6 + next two for the tournament.
  • Christmas party: The December Christmas party will be held at Carolyn Pauley's house. Bill made a motion and Steve seconded to earmark $50 for the ham and turkey. Motion passed. Lyla and Irene will arrange for the food.
  • The club received a plaque for its participation in the Boysville Fishing with Kids event (special thanks to Mike R, Dan L, and Cathy T.)
  • Nominations for Officers are as follows
    • Secretary Dan Cathy
    • Treasurer Lyla Steve
    • Vice President Mike Carolyn
    • President Dan Bill Lyla Leo Irene
    • Sergeant of Arms George
    • Tournament Director and 2 members at large: members with the most votes

Tournament director report:

  • Mike stated that Mike got 3rd place, Steve R.. got 2nd, and Bill M. placed 1st and got big bass.
  • The November club tournament at Belton on Saturday from 06:30-2:00 and Sunday from 6:30 to 1:00 PM, with the weigh-in at the Temple Park ramp.
  • The December club tournament at Falcon Lake on Saturday from 06:30-3:00 and Sunday from 6:30 to 1:00 PM, with the weigh-in at the Falcon State Park ramp.
  • Lyla (?) won the drawing for entry fee.
  • Cal moved and Carolyn seconded the meeting adjourn at 08:30PM.

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Marion, Secretary/Treasurer