August 9, 2004 Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm and adjourned at 8:30 pm.  No one claimed the big fish pot.  There were no special guests.

Program Activity:  None

Tips, Tactics and Techniques:  Chris Ferry had just returned from IKast in Las Vegas and talked about some new products from the show including:  the Swimming Senco, the smart link hook release system, and other Yamamoto products.  Mike Peters will do Tips, Tactics and Techniques in September and Carl Dykstra has October.

Raffle:  The raffle generated $28.

Treasurerís Report:  Mike Buse reported a balance of $1609.15.

Minutes:  The minutes from July were accepted as posted on the Internet.

Banquet Report:   No report.

Conservation Report:  There is a Cast for Kids event on Pot Holes on the 12th.  Anyone interested in taking a handicapped child fishing should head to Pot Holes on the 12th.

Safety:  Drink lots of water before the Roosevelt Tournament.

Federation Report:  No Report

Tournament Report:  Tom Melowitz talked about the Banks results.  Hours for Roosevelt are posted on the Web.  5:45 am drivers meeting at Spring Canyon with the blast off at 6:00 am on Saturday and Sunday and weigh in at 3:00 pm on Saturday and 1:00 pm on Sunday.

Fishing Reports:  George Beegle said Silver Lake is off and the Delta is windy and tough.  Larry Williams talked about the Valley Marine Open on Banks Lake.

Old Business: FLW membership numbers are past due.  If they are not turned in by the September club meeting no points will be awarded for tournaments fished.

New Business: Make sure you Fizz fish that need there air Bladder releaved.  Tom Melowitz made a motion for the club to take a motion to the Federation to return to the Federation Qualifiers to the format prior to 2004.  Three - 2 day - tournaments with $150 entry fee and a 10 man team from each club.    All awards based upon team performance for each club.

Officer nominations for 2007:  Safety -                       Doug Jorgensen
                                                 Conservation -              Marv Walker
                                                 Federation Rep: -         Larry Williams
                                                 Tournament Director - Tom Melowitz
                                                 Treasurer -                  Stephanie Strasbasugh
                                                  Secretary -                 Jaymee Strasbaugh
                                                  President -                  Gereald Dunn
                                                                                    Chuck Warner
                                                                                    Carl Dykstra                                                                      

Klutz nominations:  Two anglers received nominations in the annual Klutz of the Year award. for their Banks Lake weigh in performances.   Frank White came to the scales on Saturday and said he had 5 fish.  He emptied his bag and there were only 4 fish.  He put the fish back in his bag and returned to his boat to get his 5th fish.  He returned to the scales with only 4 fish and said,  "I guess I culled my fifth fish".  Chuck Warner weighed 5 fish on Saturday.  After pulling his boat out of the water with a half a dozen club members standing around a thud was heard in Chuck's live well.  He checked and found a fish with a culling pin in one of the live wells.  It was the biggest fish he had caught!  He had put his big fish in a live well all by itself.  Chuck had forgotten to cull a fish when he caught his last keeper of the day.  At weigh in he took the 5 fish from one live well and didn't checked the other.