2010 September-December Minutes

Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2010

The Meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for August 8, 2010:          Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for September 13, 2010:         Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for August 2010:

  • The proposed changes to the tournament trail for 2011 were voted on.  It was approved.  20 votes for.  2 votes against.
  • Membership reminded that proposed bylaw changes must be in by the September CBFN meeting.
  • Two day tournament applications must be received by 9/18/10.
  • Updated Club Rosters due at the November CBFN meeting.
  • Mike Greenhill Benefit Tournament.  Tourney was held on 9/12/10.  Tournament money raised and the Jr. Federation grilling proceeds raised about $4,000.00.
  • Tee Shirts to benefit the regionals are in.  See Rich B. if you would like a tee shirt.  They are $14 each.

(See the Federation Nation website for Federation meeting info.  www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report:

  • Our sixth tournament of the season was held on Lake Congamond Friday night August 20, 2010.  The first place team of Morrie and his “Alone Partner Credit” caught 12.75 lbs. with the best individual weight being brought in by Morrie (10.30 lbs. for a three fish limit).  Tommy O. brought in a lunker LMB weighing 5.26 lbs.
  • Our seventh tournament will be held on Mansfield Hollow September 25, 2010.  Tournament hours are 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Members are to meet at the Sears Parking lot at 4:45 AM.  Boat take off positions were determined.
  • Tournament Director Dean R. was able to secure the date of April 30, 2011 for a possible club tournament on Candlewood Lake.  Members are reminded to consider this date when we talk about next years tournament trail in the coming months.
  • Bring 2011 tournament location ideas and dates to the October club meeting so that a trail can be figured out.  Dean needs to apply for 2011 tournament permits now so we have the best chance of getting the dates we want.

Old Business:

  • Pairings for the Two Day CBFN Tournament is going to be held on 9/28/10.  MVBC hosts this event so members are asked to arrive at the Bristol Polish Club by 5:30 PM to help set up and run the meeting.

New Business:

  • Nomination of Officers – The following officers were nominated:  Pres. – Tommy O., VP – Jim B., Secretary – Mike G., Treasurer – Rich B., Tournament Director – Dean R., Federation Rep. – Jason R., Member at Large – Sam W.
  • Christmas Party – Agreed to have this years Christmas Party at KC Dubliners in Burlington, CT on 12/11/10.  Kevin N. to coordinate the party.
  • CBFN Banquet – Banquet to be held on Saturday November 6, 2010.  Prices are $35 ea. Or $60/couple.  Appetizers are from 5:30 – 6:30.  Food is all you can eat.
  • Toys for Tots – Proposed for Saturday, 12/11/10 at Wal-Mart in Bristol, CT.
  • Per an e-mail from Sylvia Morris.  There is a Bass Fishing Tag Sale to benefit the estate of Art Rife 9/26/10.  9-2:00 PM
  • Motion was made and passed to have each club member pay the $25 per member CBFN dues due in November.
  • Motion made to have the club pay for the Two Day Tournament Fee minus the $20 parking fee for the top six anglers in the club.  After some discussion the motion was voted down.
  • A second motion was made to have the club pay the Two Day Tournament Fee without the $20 credit ($120 total entry fee for each of the 6 members).  This motion passed.
  • Motion was made to change the title of “Mr. Bass” to “MVBC Angler of the Year”.  Motion passed.  7 for, 3 against

Meeting Adjourned:         8:41     PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Kevin J. Noel

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2010

The Meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for September 13, 2010:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for October 11, 2010:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for September 2010:

  •  Club Rosters due at the November CBFN meeting.
    • Tee Shirts to benefit the regional’s are in.  See Rich B. if you would like a tee shirt.  They are $14 each.

(See the Federation Nation website for Federation meeting info.  www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report:

  • Our seventh tournament of the season was held on Mansfield Hollow September 25, 2010.  The first place team of Kevin and himself caught 7.91 lbs. with the best individual weight being brought in by Kevin as well.   Kevin brought in a lunker LMB weighing 4.11 lbs.
  • Our 8th and final tournament of the year will be held on Highland Lake October 16, 2010.  Tournament hours are 7 AM to 3PM.  Members are to meet at the Rt. 8 com. parking lot at 5:30 A.M.  Boat take off positions were determined.

Old Business:

  • Fed Banquet to be held on 11/6/10. See Tom O. for tickets.
    • Election of officers-A motion was made and passed to have the secretary cast 1 ballet for all officers.
    • Toys for Tots to be held on 12/11/10 at the Bristol Wal-Mart if possible other location Southington Wal-Mart.
    • $25 is due per member for the November meeting for CBFN dues.

New Business:

  • Motion was made to grant Jim R a leave of absence for one year. 14 for, 0 against
  • Motion was made to amend to tournament rule 1a to state:

Tournaments lakes shall be voted on by the membership.

Tournament times to be voted on the meeting prior to each tournament. 14 for, 0 against.

  • Papa Ron brought a question to the table to be answered at November’s Meeting. Question is can a boater fish by themselves if their non boater does not show up for a tournament.
  • Motion was made to pick lakes for the 2011 season instead of doing the three year rule. Motion was passed 7 for, 4 against.
  • The following dates and lakes were all voted on and passed by the members.
  • April 30, 2011 – Candlewood
  • May 14, 2011- Mashaquag
  • June 11, 2011- Bashen
  • July 9,2011-CT. River
  • August 5, 2011- Candlewood (Friday night) 10PM -6AM
  • August 28,2011-Beach (Sunday)
  • September 17, 2011-Zoar
  • October 8, 2011- Twin Lakes
  • Alternate lakes 1- Lilly 2-Congmond

Meeting Adjourned:          9:15     PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

November 8, 2010

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for October 11, 2010:                Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for November, 2010:                Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for October 2010:

·     Carl needs a complete roster for the fed November meeting.

  • $25 fed dues is due tonight and paid by the members.
  • The new proposed Fed bylaws were read and accepted by the members.
  • The John Bolowski benefit will be held on Twin lakes this year.

(See the Federation Nation website for Federation meeting info.  www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report:

·     Our eighth and final tournament of the season was held on Highland October 16, 2010.  The      first place team went to Jim H. and Morrie, Clemente and Kevin, third went to Scott and Dean. Individual first place went to Morrie second place went to Scott R. third went to Clemente.

    ·   The tournament trail standings are as followsSteve D. Kevin N. Sam W. Dean R. Rich T.   Armand F.

Old Business:

·     Fed Banquet was held on 11/6 and Armand won person of the year. Also for their work for the commercial Carl and Armand won an Award.

  • Mohawk Valley Bass also won club of the year.
  • Toys for Tots to be held on 12/11/10 at the Bristol Wal-Mart from 10am. to 2pm. Armand will provide the boat.
  • The club banquet will also be held on 12/11/10 at KC Dubliner’s at a cost of $25 per person.
  • The question that Papa Ron asked at the last meeting was brought back to the table and after a discussion a motion was made to leave the pairing of boaters and nonboaters the same as last year and the vote was passed 6 to 4

New Business:

·     Raffle tickets were handed out and Papa Ron volunteered to be the chairman. Ticket stubs and money is due by the Feb. meeting.

  • All balance of dues for 2010 is due at the December meeting.
  • Housatonic bass asked Dean to change the date of our April tournament. It was tabled pending more information.

Meeting Adjourned:              8:40    PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2010

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for November 8, 2010:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for December, 2010:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for December 2010:

  • Boater certificates are trying to go to an on-line class.
  • The June 19th tournament has been changed to June 26th .
  • Mr. Bass has been changed from Aug 6th to Aug 7th.
  • November 5th will be the date of next year’s Fed Banquet.
  • Toys for tots went very well Thank You Armand…
  • Dave Santos is starting a CBFN Facebook page.
  • Volunteers are needed for the winter shows contact Sylvia.

(See the Federation Nation website for Federation meeting info.  www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report:

  • All tournaments are set and planned for 2011.

Old Business:

  • Toys for tots went very well thanks to Armand.
  • The club banquet was held on 12/11/10 thanks to Dean and Kevin for a great night.
    • Raffle tickets are out please see Papa Ron if you would like to sell more tickets.

New Business:

  • It was brought to the table to discuss to change the time when all dues is due to the time when officers change in November.
  • The balance of dues is due this month.
  • There was talk to have a cleaning clinic during January’s meeting.
  • It was mentioned to discuss the three fish limit at  February’s meeting.
  • The following are the dates for the winter shows: 1/28-1/31 CMTA @ Hartford.

2/10-2/13 Mass

2/18-2/20 Hartford hunting/fishing

2/24-2/27 Big E

3/3-3/6 Suffern NY

Meeting Adjourned:          7:55    PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary