called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.
Special Guests: Tiger Free; Jeremy Day and Samuel
Shockley of Send A Vet Foundation; and Wendell Marler of
Fishing with Heroís.
Jeremy and Samuel talked about the Send A Vet
Foundation. It is an organization helps disabled vets
with hunting and fishing adventures. The try and send
veterans that are at least 40% disabled on hunting and
fishing trip around the country.
Fishing With Heroís Foundation also assistís veterans.
His foundation primarily focuses on those with PTSD. He
has a property on a private lake that allows veterans to
come and go fishing in a peaceful environment. Wendell
also provides the veteran with a fishing rod, reel and
tackle box with baits in it.
of these organizations want us to become involved with
them. They did not ask for money, but rather our time to
take vetís fishing. The club was very receptive and
enthusiastic about both foundations. The consensus was
that club will arrange something that would be
beneficial to them.
Tips and Tactics: Shawn McDaniel talked about bed
fishing for largemouth. Shawn emphasized that trying
different baits, colors and cadence of movement often
trigger tough fish. Shawn also stated that using a
Snell knot lends to better hook up rates. Next month
Luke and Tim will both give presentations.
Meeting Minutes: They were accepted as written on
Treasurerís Report: We spent $234.12 on trophies and
have $2266.34 left in our bank account. Nothing is
Tournament Report: Jaymee said that Lake Sammamish
will be a draw tournament. Draw will be held at the
April meeting. Silver will be a two day event and will
also be a draw, also at the April meeting. Doug objected
to the draw format being used for a travel tournament.
Safety: Nothing to report.
Federation: Charity said that WSBF is revising the
bylaws. They should have then finalized in the near
future. Ryan Gates is our new Federation rep, since he
goes to all the meetings. Federation qualifier entry
forms are on the WSBF website. Doug asked for feedback
on the club paying a $1000 towards our qualifier team.
The feel was positive on doing that again. Doug made a
motion for the club to pay $1000 towards the clubs
qualifier team. The motion carried overwhelmingly. Doug
will be calling down the points standings to form our
qualifier team. The team and entry forms are due by
Old Business: The club will be providing people for
Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic this weekend. Saturday
will be Jaymee and Hoss in the morning. TBD for the
afternoon shift. Sunday will be Aaron and Anthony in the
morning, Joe and Mike Peters in the afternoon. Saturday
will also be the jig pour at Markís house. Starting at
10 am till whenever. Luke said that club jerseys are
linked up on the club website and available for
immediate order. The Puyallup Hawg Hunters have fantasy
fishing group. It is on the Bassmaster website and
follows the elite events. $20 buy in and high points at
the end of the season takes all the money. The password
is on our Facebook page.
New Business: Anthony talked about sponsor stuff and
making the Mickelson a bigger event. He has already got
some sponsors to commit for the event. Get our flyer
together for the Mickelson and distribute then at the NW
Divisional in October.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm. It had to be called back
to order at 8:52 pm to vote in a member. Shom Barrientos
was voted in as a full member. Meeting was adjourned for
good at 8:54 pm.
Raffle made $95. It was placed back in the kitty for
more raffle stuff.