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West Suburban Bass Angler - Monthly Meeting Minutes

January2023 Meeting Minutes


Here are the Attendance and Notes from our January 11, 2023 meeting:


Attendees: Greg G, Mike R, Dave H, Bill O, Andrew V, Steven K, Kyle B, Mike O, Frank R, James P, Mario M, Nate W, Bryan C, Bart P, Ricky L, Orlando T (new member).



  1.  Mike R welcomed all to 2023 season.  Thanks to Dave H & Kyle B for their donations toward the 2023 AOY awards.

  2. Congrats to 2022 AOY champs Steven K & Kyle B

  3. Welcome to new Club Officers Dave H (Conservation Dir.) & Steven K (Asst. Tourn. Dir.)

  4. Adam F. has decided not to rejoin for 2023.  Bill O. volunteered to take the vacant VP position and was approved by a vote of members present.  Thanks Bill!!

  5. IBN President's meeting is Feb. 18th.  They will once again have a Texas Hold 'em tournament after the meeting.  We will submit a roster to the IBN prior to this meeting.  The IBN is hosting a Team Series in 2023.  4 top finishers will go the Regional as part of the State Team.

  6. Mike R & Tim G are fishing this year's Regional as part of the Illinois State Team on the Winneconne Chain.

  7. The State Qualifier Tournament will be Sept. 9 & 10 on Pool 19 at Fort Madison.

  8. We will distribute MAW tickeets at the March meeting.

  9. Nate W gave a Membership update: No new contacts via the website.  Nate will send Mike W the Co-Angler Hints he drafted to be posted on our website.

  10. Mike O gave a Tournament update:  He reviewed our schedule and has applied for permits.  He will send the schedule to Mike W. to post on the website.

Boaters need to send Mike O their updated 2023 Insurance Certificates.

  1.  Greg G gave a financial update.  We currently have a $1,725 balance in our account that includes paid dues from several members.  Members need to pay 2023 dues = $170.  Also, you must enter the Annual Big Bass Pot BEFORE the first tournament starts on April 22.  This is optional.

  2. Greg G is donating $400 to the Club for a Big Bag of the Year Pot.  This pot will pay $200 to the Boater and $200 to the Non-Boater that bring the heaviest bag to the scales for any one day in a Club tournament.  This includes 2 day events and the Classic.  It does NOT have to be a 5 fish limit.  If the heaviest bag of the year contains fewer than 5 fish, it counts.



February2023 Meeting Minutes


Here's the notes from today's meeting.


Rubino, M. Olson, Bart, Andrew, Pete, James, Mario



-Mike collected dues on behalf of Greg. Dues are due TODAY. Venmo Greg if you haven't already. It's $170+$25 for Big Bass

-Also renew your BASS membership if you haven't.

-Dave Homan has some prospects who may be interested in joining

-Bill & Mike going to President meeting on 2/18, and asking if anyone has any feedback for IBN for state tournament. There will be Poker

-Mike will find out about IBN deals and discounts there

-On 7/18 we'll have our July meeting due to the 2-day event conflicting with normal schedule. See website for more details

-Website says Braidwood is 5-fish limit, it's actually 3 fish limit

-IBN has a team series if people are interested. Can jump into any tournament, don't need to fish the whole series. $150 entry

-State tournament at Fort Madison, IA. Sign up sheet went around

-Still looking for Facebook password, we believe Bill has it

-Website needs to be updated to remove old sponsors and add new ones (including State Farm, and Bowerman Bait Co) and a few other updates 

- Homan has been unable to get a hold of Palatine DNR regarding our conservation derby as of yet



- Geneva replaced Green on schedule due to permit issues

- Mike applied for Whitewater permit for 9/30 to spread out tournaments schedule better. With the original schedule, there was 3 tournaments back to back to back.

-Location of Ozarks tournament has been moved to Alhonna Resort, as Point Randall was booked. Let Mike know ASAP as he's calling to book cabins tomorrow and needs a legit headcount. It will then be your responsibility to leave a deposit.

-Boaters, send your insurance info to Mike O

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