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West Suburban Bass Angler - Monthly Meeting Minutes

January2024 Meeting Minutes

Guys:

Here are the Attendance and Notes from our January 10th meeting:

 

ATTENDEES:

Greg G, Dave H, Mike R, Peter R, Steven K, Bill O, Andrew V, Bart P, Lou G, Mike O, Nate W, Kyle B, Mike Wol, Frank R, Umair F, Mario M

Guests: Tim & Alex

 

  1.  Nate welcomed all to the 23rd year of WSBA.

  2. Dave H. has obtained a COI for the Club to have a booth at the Schaumburg Outdoors Show later this month.

  3. The Palatine Fishing Derby, our Conservation event, is scheduled for Jume 1st.

  4. Mike O. presented the 2024 Tournament schedule.

  5. We introduced guests Tim & Alex.

  6. The annual IBN Presidents meeting will be held on Feb. 17th.

  7. Kyle will have MAW tickets at the March meeting.  We will try to obtain MAW tickets early to sell at the Schaumburg show.

  8. The 2024 State tournament will be held Sept. 7 - 8.

  9. Umair has created an Instagram account for the Club.  He is working on the Facebook page.  He would like to shoot a brief video to share on social media.

  10. Greg reminded all that 2024 Dues need to be paid.  These Dues are needed by the February meeting (to be held Feb. 7th).

  11. Greg will amend the Club Rules based on the changes voted at the November 2023 meeting.

  12. Frank asked that regular Financial updates and reports be given at meetings.

  13. Greg presented tables based on the current format for tournament payouts.  These were discussed and the Club will decide how they will be amended for 2024.

  14. Greg will develop an Operating Budget for the February meeting.

  15. The Schaumburg Outdoors Show is Jan. 25 - 28.  We have 6 passes for members to work at our booth.  Steven, Bill, Mike R, Mike Wol, Peter, Kyle, Mike O, Umair all volunteered time.  Flyers and a sign-in sheet will be needed.  We will be at Booth 904, near the Boat area.

  16. NOTE THAT THE FEBRUARY MEETING WILL BE HELD A WEEK EARLY, ON FEB. 7TH DUE TO VALENTINE'S DAY ON FEB. 14TH.

 

 

Greg

January

February2023 Meeting Minutes

Guys:

Here is the Attendance and Meeting Notes from our Feb. 7 Meeting:

 

ATTENDEES: Greg G, Mike O, Peter R, Frank R, Bill O, Steven K, Dave H, Nate W, Mario M, Kyle B, James P, Mike Wol, Bart P, Mike R

           Guests: Ryan & Dave V (Dave V has joined WSBA for 2024)

 

NOTES:

  1.  We welcomed guests Ryan and Dave Valentino who we met at the Schaumburg Outdoor Show.

  2. Nate and Kyle will attend the Annual IBM Presidents Meeting on 2/17.

  3. We discussed our participation/booth at the Schaumburg Outdoor Show.   Bill O donated a rod/reel combo that we raffled off.  We made $120 from the raffle.  We met an Alaskan Outfitter that offered a discounted salmon fishing trip to us.

  4. We need to add our Monthly Meeting Schedule to our Tournament Schedule on our website.  Also need to add the date for the Fishing Derby (6/1/24).

  5. Braidwood Lake opens for fishing on March 1.  Nate may host a friendly tournament on March 16.

  6. It was noted that there is a Toyota Series tournament on March 7 at Kentucky Lake.

  7. Kyle sold 50/50 Raffle Tickets.  Total of $66 to WSBA.

  8. Greg has currently paid $30/member dues to BASS for 16 Members = $480 to be re-imbursed by the Club.  All paid members will be added to the BASS and IBN rosters this week.

  9. Dave Homan reminded us that the Palatine Fishing Derby is June 1.  We need participants to run the Derby as well as prizes to hand out.

  10. Umair has an Instagram account for WSBA.

  11. Mike O. updated us on our tournament schedule.  Lake Delavan has been moved to 9/14 so it doesn't conflict with the State Qualifier on 9/7.  Mike is still investigating lodging for Kentucky Lake.  Boaters need to submit their annual insurance certificates to Mike O.

  12. We reviewed the information that Nate put together with Greg and Frank for Tournament Payouts.  We then voted on changes:

    1. Payout will now be 80% of total entries with 20% to the Club fund.

    2.  Payouts will be done via an Even Distribution per the Handout.

    3. There will be an Adjusted Payout Rate when going from paying 2 spots for up to 7 entries TO 8 or 9 entries per handout.

    4. 3 Entries or less will be Winner Take All.

 

  • AFTER THE MEETING, MEMBERS DISCUSSED INTERNAL DONATIONS FOR THE 2024 SEASON.  PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED SHEET.

  • CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IS 10 BOATERS + 10 NON-BOATERS

  • CURRENT BIG BASS OF THE YEAR POT IS $425.

February

March 2023 Meeting Minutes

Guys:

Here are the Attendance and Meeting Notes from last night's meeting:

 

ATTENDEES:  Greg G, Mike O, Steven K, Kyle B, Nate W, Dave H, Mike R, Bart P, Bill O, Frank R, Peter R, Mike Wol, Mario M, Umair F

           NEW MEMBERS THAT JOINED AT THE MEETING: Roger Fieser, Dave Cigrang, Ryan Slager (All added to this email)

           GUEST:  Tim Garner

 

NOTES:

  1.  Welcome to New Members Roger F, who is returning after a couple of years off, Dave C, and Ryan S.

  2. Nate reviewed the 2024 IBN President's Conference.

    1. The IBN needs sponsors and Boaters for it's Youth tournaments.

    2. They have not yet finalized the St. Croix rods sponsorship for the IBN discount.

    3. Rules and Expenses were reviewed at the annual meeting.

    4. The State Qualifier Tournament will be held at the Illinois River.

  3.  Nate is hosting a friendly tournament this Saturday, 3/16 at Braidwood.  If it is too windy, it will be on the Des Plaines River.  Entry is $40 per Boat.  Winner take all.

  4. We discussed having some side bets/pots this year.  To be discussed at each tournament.

  5. Kyle has Make-A-Wish tickets.  Each member will receive 15 at the April meeting.

  6. Dave H reminded us that the Palatine Fishing Derby is on June 1st.

  7. We discussed and drew partners for Kentucky Lake.

    1. Boaters need to book their hotel room.  Rooms are in Mike O's name and WSBA.

    2. We will launch at Sled Creek.

    3. You must get a Kentucky license.

 

 

Greg

March
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