2010-2011 Presidents Meeting Minutes

Meeting Attendance


Presidents Meeting Minutes                                                           22 Presidents  present & 9 Board members

April 3, 2011                                                                                           Bass Pro Shops

Called to order at 1:05PM                                                                     Auburn Hills, Mi.

 

Paul Sacks (President)            Tom Boland (Vice-president)            Camille Delikta

Mike Kujawski (Secretary)    Barry Narrin                                     Tony Impellizeri

Larry  Gargus                           Sharon Leonardi                              

Mark Brentmeyer (Conserv. Dir.)   Jarrod Sherwood

WFN is looking at making a contest for us.  We have been asked to do a survey today as to which cable provider our members have.  The choices are either Comcast or Charter.  Mike Kujawski will document the choices at roll call.  They are looking at possibly giving away a rod a month for a member.

Reviewed February’s President’s Meeting minutes.

Motion to accept November’s minutes by Paul Wagner and second by Mike Dawson.   Motion passed unanimous.

Major Rick Briggs told the presidents that he is still in need of 25 more boats for the Veterans tournament on June 11, 2011 that will be held on Kent Lake.

Tony Impellizeri spoke to the presidents about good group rates on insurance through AFLAC.

Treasurers’ Report: Paul Sacks

Paul went over the figures that we currently have in our accounts

Motion to accept the Treasurers report was made by Tony Impellizeri and seconded by Mike Dawson.  Motion passed unanimously.

Scholarship Report:  Paul Sacks

Paul told the presidents that Fund was put into the new Schuab account.  The current Scholarship total balance was announced.  With the new Schuab account, we will now be able to write from the new account.

Classic Series Report: Larry Gargus

Larry told the presidents that he is currently looking for someone to help out with the trophies for the classic series.  Larry is looking for any donations.  The Gander Mountain in Traverse City, Mi items to the classic series.  The city launch fee for the Lake Charlevoix tournament will be waived on that Sunday.

State Championship:

The State Championship will be on Saginaw Bay.  The dates are July 21-24, 2011 with the 24th being our “bad weather” day.  The launch site location will be out of Linwood Beach Marine.  State Championship packets will be mailed out within the first two weeks in June.  The tentative return date will be around July 1st. 

Membership: Sharon Leonardi

Returning members after April 3, 2011 who rejoin will pay a $5.00 late fee. Finalized club rosters must be done by June 1, 2011.  On-line rosters in red must corrected before re-entering.  We currently have 479 members.

Newsletter: Tom Boland

Tom told the presidents that the cut-off date for the next newsletter will be at the end of September and will go to print in October.  The current newsletter should be done within a week.   

Youth: Barry Narrin/Tom Boland

Barry  told the presidents that they must provide him with an article and pictures for any youth event prior to the clubs receiving their funds for the event.  April 30, 2011 will be the Casting Kids State Championship and it will be held at the Gander Mountain in Flint, Michigan.  The Junior State Championship will be on Lake St. Clair on June 26.  The banquet will be held at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills, Mi on June 25 at 5:00PM. Four Flags and Macatawa Bay did the Casting  for Kids events at the Grand Rapids show.

Boat Shows: Pres. Sacks

Paul told the presidents that we had a huge membership interest at the Grand Rapids show.

Sponsorship: Pres. P. Sacks

Paul highlighted the current contracts through Mercury, Triton, & Skeeter.  We also still have the Pure Fishing program for the federation. Federation members can get a 30% discount on product.  Members will be able to purchase up $2500.00 in product.   The code will be changing. (see your club Pres for code).  New sponsor that came on board are:  Powell Rods, PigSticker Baits, Boat Boys Pro Gear covers.  We will be selling the covers at a discount of $799.00.  We are currently looking at possibly having The Country Smokehouse in Almont, Mi as becoming a new sponsor.  As of today the Mercury program is temporarily suspended.  No one is allowed to purchase any prop, oil, or Quickleen.

Conservation: Mark Brantmeyer

Mark showed the presidents that we have enough lanyards and brochures for the boat shows for the next couple of years.

**Owner incentive money still available for Triton, Skeeter, and Nitro owners.  Our Triton/Mercury Alliance Program is good thru December 31, 2012.

**Skeeter Boats is offering special pricing to the Federation for one boat only.  The pricing would be :

          ZX225  with the SHO motor-$38,000

          ZX190 with 175HP-$29,000

          ZX180 with 115HP-$24,000

          ZX170 with 90HP-$22,500        Please contact Pres Sacks if one of your members wants our boat. First come

**Paul told the presidents that (4) Board positions will be up this year.  We will be looking for nominations to fill these vacancies.  The (4) members whose terms will be up are:  Tom Boland, Sharon Leonardi, Tony Impellizeri, and Camille Delikta.

**Next years meeting dates will be 10-23-11, 12-4-11, 2-12-12, & 4-22-12 with all locations to be determined.  We moved the April meeting out farther to allow late clubs joining to attend at least one meeting.

The 50/50 raffle was $197.00 with $98.50 to the winner Danny Hall

A motion to adjourn was made by Camille Delikta and second by Tony Impellizeri.

Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned at 2:27:PM

Minutes recorded and written by Mike Kujawski

Federation Nation Board Secretary


Presidents Meeting minutes                                                           24 Presidents  present & 9 Board members

February 13, 2011                                                                                 Bass Pro Shops

Called to order at 1:05PM                                                                     Auburn Hills, Mi.

Paul Sacks (President)            Tom Boland (Vice-president)            Jay Berwick (Treasurer)

Mike Kujawski (Secretary)    Barry Narrin                                     Tony Impellizeri

Larry  Gargus                           Brandon Rose                                  Camille Delikta

Mark Brentmeyer (Conserv. Dir.)   Jarrod Sherwood

Dakota Sports Bass Club was welcomed back to the Michigan Bass Federation Nation

Reviewed December’s President’s Meeting minutes.

Motion to accept November’s minutes by Tony Impellizzeri and second by Doc Witherspoon.   Motion passed unanimous.

Stephen Matous from American Income Life spoke to the presidents about the “no cost” benefit program (life insurance policy) members will be receiving.  Information packages will be mailed out in the coming weeks.

Treasurers’ Report: Jay Berwick

Jay handed out copies of the Treasurers report and went over the figures.  Jay told the presidents that he had sent out 1099’s for all of the Classic and Divisional Team members.

Motion

Classic Series Report: Larry Gargus

Larry told the presidents that he had Classic Series applications and to see him after the meeting if anyone wanted one.

There are no on our web site for the members.

State Championship:

The State Championship will be on Saginaw Bay.  The dates are July 21-24, 2011 with the 24th being our “bad weather” day.  The launch site location is yet to be determined for the tournament.  It was presented to the presidents that we are looking at raising the price of the State Championship from $100.00 per person to $125.00 in the future.  This will be tabled to the next meeting.  No contests for the State Championship have been put in place yet. The club Presidents were asked to see if their members would like us to hold a State Championship in Escanaba. (Will report back at the April meeting.)

Membership: Camille Delikta

Returning members after April 3, 2011 who rejoin will pay a $5.00 late fee. Finalized club rosters must be done by June 1, 2011.  On-line rosters in red must corrected before re-entering.  The new address for B.A.S.S. is Bass Federation Nation P.O. Box 420235 Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235. There are currently 26 clubs with 355 members on the National and State rosters.

Newsletter: Tom Boland

Tom told the presidents that the cut-off date for the next newsletter will be March 15, 2011.   Tom is looking for any information from the clubs to put in the next issue of the newsletter.

Youth: Barry Narrin/Tom Boland

Barry told the presidents to see him about starting up a new youth club.  The youth club must have a minimum of  6 members.  April 30, 2011 will be the Casting Kids State Championship and it will be held at the Gander Mountain in Flint, Michigan.  Barry said he has received no applications yet from clubs for any youth projects this year.  Barry gave $250.00 to Calhoun County Bass for a previous youth  project.  Applications for youth projects must be turned into Barry before the April Presidents meeting.  Junior Club Rosters need to be turned in to Barry by June 1st. .  Junior State Championship participants must be named by June 17TH at 5:00PM. 

Boat Shows: Pres. Sacks

The show dates for 2011 will be as follows:  Outdoorama in Novi will be February 24-27, and the Ultimate Fishing show in Grand Rapids will be March 17-20.  It was asked by the Board if any clubs would be interested in running the Grand Rapids show.  We will have a booth set up at the Novi show.

Sponsorship: Pres. P. Sacks

Paul highlighted the current contracts through Mercury, Triton, & Skeeter.  We also still have the Pure Fishing program for the federation. The code will be changing. (see your club Pres for code) The new Mercury contract will expire on 8-31-11. 

Conservation: Mark Brentmeyer

Mark showed the presidents the brochure and actual lanyard switches that we will be handing out at the shows.  The brochures are endorsed by both Kevin VanDam and Mike Iaconnelli.

**Owner incentive money still available for Triton, Skeeter, and Nitro owners.  Our Triton/Mercury Alliance Program is good thru December 31, 2012.

**Skeeter Boats is offering special pricing to the Federation for one boat only.  The pricing would be :

          ZX225  with the SHO motor-$38,000

          ZX190 with 175HP-$29,000

          ZX180 with 115HP-$24,000

          ZX170 with 90HP-$22,500        Please contact Pres Sacks if one of your members wants our boat. First come

**Paul handed out a no-cost program to the Federation from American Life Insurance

**Members will be getting a letter from B.A.S.S. in approximately one month that will explain the changes that will happen since the sale of B.A.S.S. by ESPN.

**Northern Divisional will be hosted by Iowa out of Prarie Du Shane, WI the week of 8-8-11 thru 8-12-11

The 50/50 raffle was $155 with $77.50 to the winner Barry Narrin

** The Veterans Tournament will be held on June 11th, 2011 on Kent Lake and we are in need of 35 boaters to take the Veterans out.

A motion to adjourn was made by Dan Posey and second by Barry Narrin

Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned at 2:57 PM

 

Minutes recorded and written by Mike Kujawski

Federation Nation Board Secretary


Presidents  Meeting minutes                                                           22 Presidents  present & 10 Board members

December 12, 2010                                                                                 Bass Pro Shops

Called to order at 1:14PM                                                                     Auburn Hills, Mi.

Paul Sacks (President)            Tom Boland (Vice-president)            Jay Berwick (Treasurer)

Mike Kujawski (Secretary)    Barry Narrin                                     Lupe Reyes

Larry  Gargus                           Sharon Leonardi                              Camille Delikta

Mark Brentmeyer (Conserv. Dir.)   Jarrod Sherwood

Western  Michigan Bassmasters and Sanford Lake Bass Club called in to say they were not coming to the meeting due to the inclement weather.

Reviewed November’s President’s Meeting minutes.

Motion to accept November’s minutes by Ken Chu and second by Paul Wagner.   Motion passed unanimous

Treasurers’ Report: Jay Berwick

Jay went over the balances for our accounts.  Jay conveyed to the Presidents that we will not always receive the amounts we have in the past.  We need to plan for future years with less revenue.  Currently, the Federation is sitting very well financially.

Motion to accept the Treasurers report was made by Mike Mize and seconded by Lupe Reyes.  Motion passed unanimously.

Scholarship Report:  Jay Berwick

Jay reported that we currently have (9) applicants for the scholarships and the scholarship committee voted at noon today to award 5 scholarships at $600.00 each.  The committee was made up of Paul Sacks, Lupe Reyes, Larry Gargus, Barry Narrin, and Scott Hoover.  The 5 recipients for scholarships were: Allison Berwick, Nicole Berwick, Jay Schaffer, Nicole Keifer, and Tim McCafferty Jr.  Three clubs presented checks for the Scholarship fund.  The clubs were Bass Chasers of  Shiawassee ($50.00), Lake Nepessing ($200.00), and Michigan Bass Busters ($200.00).

Classic Series Report: Larry Gargus

The proposed lakes and dates are as follows:  June 5, 2011 Lake Charlevoix, July 10,2011 Coldwater Chain, August 28, 2011  Houghton Lake, and the Classic Series Classic will be September 11, 2011 on Saginaw Bay out of Linwood Beach Marine.  Larry is looking for any prizes or sponsors for the Classic Series.  Larry indicated that the late fee for this year will be $20.00.  Larry said they would pay big bass this year even if the fish was dead and after the penalty was assessed.  This year we will have one free Classic Series Classic entry to be raffled off to the teams that pre-registered for all of the tournaments (early bird drawing). 

State Championship:

The State Championship will be on Saginaw Bay.  The dates are July 21-24, 2011 with the 24th being our “bad weather” day.  The launch site location is yet to be determined for the tournament.  It was presented to the presidents that we are looking at raising the price of the State Championship from $100.00 per person to $125.00 in the future.  The State Championship is our biggest expenditure of the year.  Escanaba has offered $5,000.00 to hold the 2012 State Championship there.  Paul asked the Presidents to discuss this with their memberships for maybe next year site.

Membership: Sharon Leonardi

Returning members after April 3, 2011 who rejoin will pay a $5.00 late fee. Finalized club rosters must be done by June 1, 2011.  On-line rosters in red must corrected before re-entering.  The new address for B.A.S.S. is Bass Federation Nation P.O. Box 420235 Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235.

Newsletter: Tom Boland

Tom announced that the next issue of the newsletter will be mailed out by December 15th.  The issue cost the Federation approximately $1400.00.  Tom also indicated we need to invoice all of our advertisers in the newsletter.  The cut-off date for the next newsletter will be March 15, 2011. 

Youth: Barry Narrin/Tom Boland

Barry indicated that the Casting Kids Championship will by on May 14, 2011.  A location for the event has yet to be determined.  The Federation will continue paying $50.00 to clubs who hold the Casting Kids events at the shows.  We currently have no clubs that have applied for youth projects for the up and coming year. This due date is before the April meeting.  Bass Pro Shops would like to hold the banquet for the Junior State Championship.  They would provide the room but, the Federation would have to provide the banquet for the kids.  Bass Pro Shops would pass out $10.00 gift cards for each of the Juniors at the banquet. The banquet will be held on June 25, 2011 and the tournament will be on June 26, 2011 on Lake St. Clair (American waters only).

Boat Shows: Pres. Sacks

The show dates for 2011 will be as follows:  Ultimate Fishing show in Novi will be January 13-16, Outdoorama in Novi will be February 24-27, and the Ultimate Fishing show in Grand Rapids will be March 17-20.  It was asked by the Board if any clubs would be interested in running the Grand Rapids show.  We will have a booth set up at both Novi shows.  The Board voted not to go to the Grand Rapids show but if a club was interested in running a booth, they could.

Contact Pres. Sacks at psacks@michiganbass.net  or call 248-819-3192.

Sponsorship: Pres. P. Sacks

Paul highlighted the current contracts through Mercury, Triton, & Skeeter.  We also still have the Pure Fishing program for the federation. The code will be changing.  The new Mercury contract will expire on 8-31-11.   

Conservation: Mark Brentmeyer

Mark told the Presidents that we were awarded a $4,000 Boat U.S. grant to promote the use of kill-switches on boats.  We will be having a display at the upcoming shows and handing out lanyard switches to promote their use.  We will have the display at the shows and we will have people sign a pledge to use the lanyard switches.  The brochure for the kill-switches may have a picture of Mike Iaconnelli along with his signature.   The Release tube drawings are finished and were given to the board.  Jason Fleming from the M.D.N.R. was supposed to speak at the presidents meeting today. 

**We currently have no raffle set up for the up and coming year.

**Texas Hold’em dates are as follows:  1-11-11 thru 1-4-11, 2-22-11 thru 2-25-11, 3-6-11 thru 3-9-11, and 3-22-11 thru 3-25-11

**owner incentive money still available for Triton, Skeeter, and Nitro owners.  Our Triton/Mercury Alliance Program is good thru December 31, 2012.

**Skeeter Boats is offering special pricing to the Federation for one boat only.  The pricing would be :

          ZX225  with the SHO motor-$38,000

          ZX190 with 175HP-$29,000

          ZX180 with 115HP-$24,000

          ZX170 with 90HP-$22,500        Please contact Pres Sacks if one of your members wants our boat. First come

**Paul handed out a no-cost program to the Federation from American Life Insurance

**B.A.S.S. will make Insider free for everyone.

**Members will be getting a letter from B.A.S.S. in approximately one month that will explain the changes that will happen since the sale of B.A.S.S. by ESPN.

**Northern Divisional will be hosted by Iowa out of Prarie Du Shane, WI the week of 8-8-11 thru 8-12-11

50/50 raffle $158 with $79.00 to the winner Jamie Ayala from the Saginaw Valley Bass Anglers

 

A motion to adjourn was made by Bill Head and second by Jarrod Sherwood.

Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned at 3:06PM

 

Minutes recorded and written by Mike Kujawski

Federation Nation Board Secretary


Presidents’ Meeting Minutes                                                           24 Presidents and 10 Board members present

November 7, 2010                                                                                  Bass Pro Shops

Called to order at 1:02PM                                                                     Auburn Hills, Mi.

Reviewed April’s Presidents Meeting minutes.

Motion to accept April minutes by Dan Miller and second by Bill Head.   Motion passed unanimous

Stephen Nemmer from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection came to the meeting to discuss the “Operation Riverwatch” to look for suspicious activity along the U.S./Canadian Borders along the Detroit and St. Clair rivers.  He will have cards with a phone number to call at our December Presidents meeting.

Treasurers’ Report: Jay Berwick

Jay handed out a treasurer’s report and went over the figures.  He also discussed the Poker Tournaments we will be holding for the upcoming year.  Jay told the presidents that we received $3,000 from the town of Escanaba, MI for the Northern Divisional that was held there last year.  Jay noted our largest expense for the Federation is the monies allocated for the State Team each year.  It was asked by the Michigan Bass Masters if any general fund monies could be handed out to help the clubs financially. Pres Sacks asked the clubs for suggestion of what the clubs needed. Please bring these suggestions to the general meetings. A motion to accept the Treasurers Report was made by Paul Wagner and seconded by Mike Dawson.  The motion passed unanimously.

Scholarship Report:  Jay Berwick

Jay reported that we currently have (9) applicants for the scholarships.  We will award (5) scholarships at $600 each for a total of $3,000.  Jay has excused himself from being on the committee voting because he is related to some of the applicants.  It was asked by the board for volunteers to be on this years committee. The committee for this year will be as follows:  Lupe Reyes from the Central Michigan Bassmasters, Eugene Franklin from the Detroit Bass Club, Scott Hoover from the Grand Rapids Basscasters, and Larry Gargus from The Michigan Bass Gang.  The committee will hold a meeting at noon on December 12 prior to the Presidents meeting at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills, MI.

Classic Series Report: Larry Gargus

Larry said the dates that were passed out at the meeting were locked dates for the upcoming season.  The dates are as follows:  #1 June 5, 2011, #2 July 10, 2011, #3 August 28, 2011 and the Classic Series Championship will be September 11, 2011.  Larry said we will be looking at choosing tournament lakes where we can get monies to hold these tournaments.

State Championship:

The presidents were asked what lake they would like to see the State Championship held at this year.  There were (2) suggestions and they were Saginaw Bay and Lake St. Clair.  A vote was taken by a show of hands from the presidents at the meeting, and Saginaw Bay was favored.  The State Championship will be held on Saginaw Bay out of Linwood Beach Marine for the upcoming season.  The tournament date will be July 21-24, with the 24th being our bad weather day.

Membership:

Club rosters are due at the December Presidents meeting to qualify clubs for next year.  Online roster through National Bass will be reset on November 1, 2010.  If a member is highlighted in red, they will not be able to re-enter them until the problem with their membership is addressed. Have the Club Pres or the member contact National membership to get

the problem corrected. 1-877- BASSUSA

Newsletter: Tom Boland

Tom announced that the next issue was being finalized and would be ready for print.  Tom also asked if clubs

would write an article about their club. 

Youth: Barry Narrin/Tom Boland

Barry awarded checks of $250 each to Lake Nepessing, Team Bass, and Calhoun County  Bass for youth projects.  The Junior State Championship will  on Lake St. Clair on June 26, 2011.  It will be American waters only.

Boat Shows: Pres. Sacks

The show dates for 2011 will be as follows:  Ultimate Fishing show in Novi will be January 13-16, Outdoorama in Novi will be February 24-27, and the Ultimate Fishing show in Grand Rapids will be March 17-20.  It was asked by the Board if any clubs would be interested in running the Grand Rapids show.  We will have a booth set up at both Novi shows.  Grand Rapids Basscasters will see about working the Grand Rapids show.

Sponsorship: Pres. P. Sacks

Paul highlighted the current contracts through Mercury, Triton, & Skeeter, Nitro.  We also still have the Pure Fishing program for the federation. The code is still ******.

Conservation: Mark Brantmeyer

Mark told the Presidents that we were awarded a $4,000 Boat U.S. grant to promote the use of kill-switches on boats.  We will be having a display at the upcoming shows and handing out lanyard switches to promote their use.

ELECTIONS

** (4) board seats were up for the upcoming year. The replacements for those seats will be as follows:  Brandon Rose, Jarrod Sherwood, Lupe Reyes, and Larry Gargus.  All run against unopposed.

** The presidents voted on the new “Code of Conduct” By-law change.  A roll call vote was taken and the results were (24) “yes” and “0” no.

** Gerald Woodard spoke to the presidents about his experiences at the Federation National Championship.

** A motion was made by the Michigan Bass Masters and seconded by Greater Northwest Bass Anglers to change our state dues from $25 to $15.  The vote went as follows:  (1) yes and (23) no.

** A motion was made by Paul Wagner and seconded by Larry Gargus to leave the dues at $25.  The voted passed unanimously.

** Paul discussed about the sale of B.A.S.S. from ESPN to the new owners. As more information on this becomes available it will be provided to the presidents.

** Paul asked if the clubs would be interested in having a fundraiser raffle next year.  The presidents said if there was something done for the clubs they would accept having some sort of raffle.  We will discuss this in further detail at the December Presidents meeting. 

** Paul asked the presidents if they want him to investigate an insurance policy through a Texas company for a $1,200 life insurance policy.  The presidents declined on this issue.

 

The 50/50 raffle took in $124.00 total and $62.00 was won by John Newmeyer of the Saginaw Valley Bass Anglers.

A motion to adjourn was made by Bill Head and second by Paul Wagner.

Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned at 2:58 PM

 

Minutes recorded and written by Mike Kujawski

Federation Nation Board Secretary

 

Meeting Attendance

CLUB OCT DEC FEB APRIL ELIGIBLE
Alpena Bass Club   X   X X
Anglers Unlimited   X X X X
Avid Bass Anglers of Mich. X X   X X
Backlashers Bass Club   X X   X
Bass Chasers of Shiawassee X X X X X
Bass n Stars         NO
Berrien Bass Busters X X   X X
Big Time Bass X X     X
Calhoun Cnty Bass     X X X
Central Michigan Bassmaster X X X X X
Cherry Capital Bass Anglers   X X X X
Dakota Sports Fishing Club     X X X
Detroit Bass Club X   X X X
Flint Flippin Association X X X   X
Four Flags Bassmasters X   X   X
Four Seasons Bass Club X     X X
Glaicer Lakes BASS Club X   X   X
Greater Northwest Bass Anglers X   X   X
Grand Rapids BassCasters X X     X
Lake Nepessing Bass Club  X X X X X
Macatawa Bay Bass Club X X     X
Michiana Bassmaster     X X X
Mich. Bass Busters of Oakland X X X   X
Mich. Bass Gang X X X X X
Michigan Bass Anglers X X X X X
Mich. Bass Masters X X X X X
Mich. Bassin Bums & Babes X X X X X
Oakland Bassmasters of Mich. X X X X X
Saginaw Valley Bass Anglers X X     X
Sanford Lake Bass Club   X X   X
Sterling Hts. Bass Anglers X X X X X
Team Bass X X X X X
Team High Voltage       X X New
Western Michigan Bassmasters X   X X X