2011 May-August Minutes

Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

May 9, 2011

 The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for April 11, 2011:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for May  2011:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for April 2011:

  • June 11 is the River Front recapture Silvia is looking for volunteers to help.
  • B.A.S.S. now owns its own production company.
  • The Raffle grand prize is now a $5000.00 travel voucher and 2nd, 3rd and 4th place are now gift cards.
  • The Fed is now looking for money to help the elite anglers that were caught in the storm down south and in the west. They will match each clubs donation to help support them.
  • The co-ed tournament is on June 5th from 7-2 and candlewood.

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

Tournament Report

  • We had our first tournament of candlewood here are the results: Rich T with 14.22, 2nd was Scott with 11.52 3rd Vinny M 11.42
  • Combined 1st Rich T and Steve 22.84 and 2nd Mark and Morrie 22.10
  • Lunker went to Rich T with a 4.23 SMB.
  • May 14th we have our second tournament at Mashapauq. The membership voted to have the tournament 5:30 to 1:30 . We will meet at the sears parking lot at 4:15am. The membership then picked the order.
  • The Third tournament will be on Bashan also 5:30 to 1:30, and we will be meeting at staples at 3:45 and leave at 4:00. Those meeting at Walgreen’s, should be there no later than 4:15. The membership then picked the order for this tournament.
  • Sam wanted to comment on how well the weigh-in went and would like to thank everyone.

Old Business:

  • Greg would like to thank everyone who helped out with the PVA.

New Business:

A motion was made and passed that the club donate $100.00 to the Elite Anglers.

  • A motion was made and passed that the club has its yearly picnic at Steve’s place on Bashan.
  • The date was also chosen by the membership of 8/13 and a rain date of 8/14

Meeting Adjourned:          7:57   PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2011

 The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for May 9, 2011:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for June  2011:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for June 2011:

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

Tournament Report

  • We had our second tournament on Mashapuaq.  The teams  placed as follows 3rd Rich and Rich, 2nd Jason and Jim H, 1st Clemente and Steve D. Singles 3rd Jim H 8.62 2nd Scott 7.22 Steve D 11.48 with a lunker 3.62
  • Our Third tournament was held on Bashan, The teams placed as follows 1st Steve and alone, 2nd Dean and Mark. Lunker went to Rich B 2.66. Singles Steve D 10.68 Dean 7.91 Rich B 7.74.
  • The Membership would like to Thank Steve D for letting us use his place to have a cookout and the weight in.
  • July 9th will be our fourth tournament on the CT River. The tournament will be from 6-2 and we will meet at Staples leaving there by 4:30AM.
  • The Membership then decided the order of the tournament.

Old Business:

After a long discussion it was noted that Ed M. has not paid his back dues in order for the membership to accept his leave of absence. A motion was then made, and passed 10-3 to remove Ed  in bad standing.

New Business:

None

Meeting Adjourned:          7:53   PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2011

 The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for June 13, 2011:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for July  2011:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for July 2011:

  • We were one of only two clubs to donate money to the elite anglers.
  • There is now a referendum for Bantam to give the boat ramp back to the state.
  • There is now a ban in Mass. 1oz or less for lead.
  • Fed Banquet to be held on 11/12 at the Chowder Pot in Hartford 5:30 -6:30 appetizers and 7:00 Dinner.
  • Berkley is having a contest for the best club on conservation the prize is $2,000.

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

Tournament Report

  • Our last tournament was on the River.
  • Team’s 1st was Jack A. and Sam, 2nd Greg and Ron, 3rd Jim H and Morrie.
  • Singles Sam 10.32 Greg 9.31 and Steve 6.76 lunker went to Sam 3.75.
  • Next tournament is on Candlewood on Friday Aug 5th from 8-4. We are meeting at the Rt 10 Dinner to leave there by 6:45.
  • The Membership then decided the order of the tournament.
  • The YTD standings were then passed out to all of the members.

Old Business:

Steve’s house questionable right now for the picnic, Rich T has offered to have the picnic at his house on 7/31, if we can’t use Steve’s place.

  • Contact Rich T for any details.

New Business:

Please hand in a copy of boat insurance.

  • Mr. Bass tournament in on 8/6.
  • Motion was made and passed to pay for the $100.00 entry fee.
  • During the next tournament boaters will weight in by number, fish should stay in the live well until their number is called.

Meeting Adjourned:          8:08 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2011

 The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes for July 11, 2011:            Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for August  2011:            Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for August 2011:

  • CMTA will be held on Jan 27-29th.
  • Bantam Vote has been pushed back to November.
  • Dates for next year’s Fed tournaments have been released. May 5-6th –candlewood.  May 20th Candlewood. June 24 CT River. July 15th Candlewood. Mr. Bass August 4th. 2 day Oct 6-7th Candlewood. Oct 21st Classic on the River.
  • There will be an opening for tournament director in 2013 Harry will stay on for 2012 to show the new director the ropes.
  • Fishing has no boundaries (special needs kids) is looking for a donate the fed is asking every club to vote to see if the Fed should donate $200 for this cause.

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

Tournament Report

  • Our last tournament was on Candlewood at night.
  • Teams placed 3rd Jim and Morrie 12.87, 2nd Jay and alone 13.54, 1st Ron and Steve 17.67
  • Singles 3rd Jay 9.49 2nd Scott 10.28 1st Papa Ron 12.68
  • YTD standings were passed out to the members.
  • Next tournament will be at Beach Pond from 5:30 to 1:30 we will be leaving at staples at 3:30.
  • The order for the next tournament was then decided by the members.
  • We lost a number thanks to Rich B looking for a replacement!!

Old Business:

  • Ed McCray has sent his back dues and is now in good standing but must reapply to join.

New Business:

  • At the September meeting we will be having the nomination of officers.
  • A nomination was made that we give the ok for the Fed to donate $200 for Fishing has no boundaries. After a brief discussion the vote passed 8-1
  • The members were asked to bring in a suggestion in the form of a menu and a date for this year’s Christmas party.
  • Papa Ron is now the raffle chairman.
  • At September’s meeting we will place dates for next years tournaments.

Meeting Adjourned:          8:11 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

MVBC Secretary