2012 May-August Minutes

Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

May, 14 2012

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes from April 9, 2012: Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for May 2012: Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for March 2012:

  • May 19 the Fed is looking for volunteers for a cleanup at Candlewood.
  • The D.E.E.P. is trying to get a boating class and license class set up on-line.
  • There were 12 applicants for this year’s scholarship our club has 2.
  • May 18th is wear your PFD to work day.
  • July 18th at the riverfront is tournament of champion’s tournament.
  • June 9thHartford riverfront park for sports day.
    • (See the Federation Nation website for federation meeting info. www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report

  •    Bantam: team Mark and Sam with 23.98 lbs. Single’s Jason with 15.85, Morrie won lunker with5.37.
  • Candlewood: team Rich and Scott 21.11 lbs. Single’s Steve with 13.35, Tommy O lunker with 4.98.
  • Pachaug Pond June 2nd, tournament will be from 6-2 the club will meet at Sears at 3:45.
  • The members then picked the starting order.

Old Business:

  • The members then voted on a date and place to have the club’s picnic. The Picnic will be on 7/29 at Rich T’s place.
    • The Club the thanked Armand for setting up the club’s new web site.
    • A Motion was then made and passed to pay Armand $81 for the web site.

New Business:

  • Bill Murphy was then introduced to the club as a possible new member.
  • A motion was then made and passed that we suspend Section 2 part b in order to vote Bill in so he can get 6 tournaments in this year.
  • Bill then left the room and a secret ballot was held and Bill was voted into the club 14yes 0 no.
  • Bill was then given a copy of all his finical obligations and a copy of all rules and bi-laws.
  • Vinny then asked the club for help teaching Girl Scouts how to fish at a fishing derby next year.
  • Dean then made a motion and volunteered to be part of to set up a committee to help set up the fishing derby. Motion was passed.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:40 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

June, 11 2012

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

A motion was made and passed that we suspend regular business in order to present the Rustic Family

with bench that the club was able to donate in memory of Jim.

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes from May, 14 2012: Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for June 2012: Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for May 2012:

  • Harry brought to the meeting a anchor that was found tied to a tree. Attached to the anchor were a couple of bass. Harry brought this up so everyone can be on the lookout if you see something like this please report it to the DEEP.
  • The three scholarships were awarded two went to our very own Kevin Noel’s Daughter Melinda, and Dean’s Daughter Olivia.
  • The Raffle is no more instead the Fed will increase dues $25.
  • Jason Quinn will speak at the Fed Banquet.
    • (See the Federation Nation website for federation meeting info. www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report

  • The Pachaug Tournament results are teams 3rd Dean and Sam, 2nd Rich T and Ron, 1st Kevin and Mark. Individuals 3rd, Ron 2nd, Sam 1st Kevin, Kevin won lunker with 3.63
  • Next tournament is on Lilly the members then voted on a start time with 5:30 winning the vote.
  • We will meet at the exit 10 dinner and leave there at 4:30.
    •    The starting order was when drawn by the members.
    • Dean was able to get a permit for candlewood for April 27 2013 to start next year tournament trail.

Old Business:

  • The club picnic will be on 7/29 with a rain date of 8/5.

New Business:

  • A motion was made to have the club’s Christmas party at J Timothy’s. The motion was then passed and a date was then sent of December 8th 2012.
  • Another motion was then made to have the proceeds of the two day put in a separate fund to be given to the youth in memory of Jim Rustic. The motion was denied and the discussion was tabled till next month.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:38 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2012

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes from June, 14 2012: Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for July 2012: Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for June 2012:

  • Candlewood Lake Authority is now a member of the CFL.
  • July 15th tournament on candlewood launch will be at Latin’s and squantz’s.
  • Cabelas is now on a sponsor for the fed. They are offering a discount on all Triton boats. Please let Silvia know if you buy a Triton and use the discount.
  • Next year’s fed trail is as follows: May 11th Candlewood Danbury launch,

June 23 CT River, July 14th Squantz and Latins, Oct 20th the Classic on Lilly, Oct 5th and 6th Two Day, Aug 3rd Mr. Bass.

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

Tournament Report

  • Our last tournament was on Lilly Teams placed as follows: 3rd Rich T and Sam 2nd Gregg and Mike, 1st Dave and Scott. Individuals: 3rd Rich B, 2nd, Sam, 1st Dave. Dave also took lunker with a 4.24 largemouth.
  • We did have 4 fish die, but 3 out of the 4 were due to deep hooks.
  • Our next tournament will be on Candlewood at night 9-5. We will meet at the exit 10 dinner and be leaving there by 7:30, due to the fact that we have to be at the launch 1 hour prior to the start of the tournament.
  • The members then picked the starting order.

Old Business:

  • The club picnic will be 7/29 rain or shine the rain date feel threw.

New Business:

  • Dean then brought a slide show that he showed to the members of the travels of the bench that was donated to the rustic Family. After the slide show a motion was made to form a committee to continue supporting Fishing education for the youth, and LCI.
  • A motion was made, and passed, that the club pays the $100 entry fee for the MR. Bass tournament.
  • The members then decided on a Co-angler for the MR.Bass and Morrie won the pick.
  •  Another motion was made that because the gas prices have declined, that we change the price given to the boaters for gas back down to $20. The motion passed 10-4.
  • Mike Geloso was able to secure a date for Toys for tots at the Wallingford Wal-Mart. A motion was then made and passed that we have this year’s toys for tots on December 8th at that location.
  • Another motion was made that the club purchase a new canopy. Motion was passed.
  • Tom then asked all of the current officers if they don’t plan to be an officer next year please let him know before the next meeting.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:38 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso

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Mohawk Valley BassCasters, Inc.

Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2012

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

Mohawk Valley BassCasters Meeting Minutes from July, 9 2012: Read and Accepted.

Treasurers Report for August 2012: Read and Accepted.

Connecticut Federation Nation Report for July 2012:

  • Mr. Bass tournament was held on the 4th and only 18 clubs out of 25 were represented.
  • The Fed is looking for old rods and tackle for the youth.
  • Candlewood is going to have a draw down on the 15th.
  • The fed is looking for volunteers for the boat show on Jan 24-27.
  • (See the Federation Nation website for federation meeting info. www.ctbass.com)

Tournament Report

  • Our last tournament was on candlewood at night  we had only two dead fish.
  • Teams place 3rd place was Kevin and alone, 2nd Scott and Vinny, 1st Morrie and Dean.
  • Individuals 3rd Morrie, 2nd Scott, 1st Sam with 10.66 Lunker went to Kevin and Steve tied with 4.31.
  • Next tournament will be on Congamond. The members then drew the starting order.
  • The member then voted on a starting time and 4-12 was voted. We will meet at St. Gregg’s at 2:30. As a reminder for all who are fishing all lead under 1” is illegal.

Old Business:

  • The canopy that Mike was going to get was out of stock and he will pick up when they come in.
  • Mr. Bass tournament Morrie came in 3rd a non boater and Steve placed 6th.
  • Oct 2 at 7 will be the pairing for the two day.

New Business:

  • Next month we will have elections. Tom did inform the members that if reelected that this will be his last year as president.
  • Dean was able to find a new scale for around $200 plus a warranty. A motion was made and passed that the club spend the needed amount to purchase the scale.
  • Armand is looking for more pictures to place on the web site. So if you have any pictures please send them to Armand.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:35PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Geloso