Minutes: Accepted as amended to reflect the correction to the dates of the Kerchal Camp as August 13 to August 17.
Membership: The current membership stands at thirty with dues paid and one on the waiting list with an application on file, waiting to fish.
Youth: The upcoming schedule includes a Leadership meeting 2/1, the Juniors team event 7/8, and the Junior qualifier on 7/22. Michael Wiston discussed the Kerchal Camp plans and status.
Casting Kids finals will be on 3/17 in
Treasurer: The Vice President has completed his yearly audit and no problems have been found.
The treasure’s report was accepted.
Vice President: Tom Jeager has been in contact with the campground at
State Federation: Lowrance and Minn Kota have resigned with the federation and large discounts can be arranged through the federation. There will be a Skeeter FX120 bass boat donated by the company to be auctioned off as on E-Bay. The minimum bid is $12,000.The State team event entry fee is going from $210 to $300 and will now pay six places. Dan Morgan brought back from the state meeting two questions:
1. Should the top to anglers from the team tournament still be given places on the state team?
The consensus was YES!
2. Should the state take money from the state team event to support the anglers going on to the next event.
Consensus Do not change the way it has been done in the past.
Nominations for all state offices are now open.
Tournaments: Charlie Blasi has finalized the 2007 schedule and It was approved
by the members.. Insurance forms are needed for the
Old business: the Casting Kids event will be held at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on March 31st. The Secretary will provide the necessary proof of insurance for that date. The club by-laws will be distributed to the members in the near future. A new roster will be distributed at the February meeting.
Meeting # 131
Minutes: Accepted as distributed.
Membership: Fifteen members have been registered with both the state and national federation.
After attending the meeting, Howard Goodrich expressed interest and was given an application. Steve Bunt has rejoined the club. In an effort to prevent the problem of people not paying their dues on tine the secretary sent letters to all 2006 members who were not at the November meeting. Enclosed were the November Tournaments:minutes and a copy of the 2007 meeting schedule.
Youth: The Juniors will be having a leadership seminar on
Treasurer: Bill has given the required documents to the Vice President for the annual audit
Vice President: Tom has been looking into the camp grounds for the
Two-day tournament( 7/21 &7/22) at the White Hall Marina and Campgrounds. There are sites and a few ‘bare bones’ cabins with four bunks in each. More information is on the message board or contact Tom at ONEBASS@VERIZON.NET.
State Federation: Dan Attended the
Tournaments: Bill Russell has generated a Mid-week tournament schedule Which includes
Old Business: Casting Kids was discussed but no date has been reserved at the Galleria. The Awards dinner will be held at the
New Business: A Cabelas sporting goods will be open shortly in
Meeting # 130 11/20/06
Minutes: Accepted as distributed.
Membership: Attending the meeting was Mark Delaney who expressed interest in joining the club was given an application.
Youth: Junior members will be attending a leadership
Vinnie Crodelle who volunteered once again to arrange the
Awards dinner at the
Treasurer: The midweek season ending tournament held
Federation: Not much was available however,
Dan will be attending the
Tournaments: Half of the 2007 tournament schedule has
been outlined. There will be no tournament in April. We will be fishing at
The two-day tournament will be held on
A motion was proposed and approved making Walter Morgan returning from service eligible for “ Rookie of the Year for 2007”.
A long discussion was held about the meeting at
Old Business: Mark Beckwith has again volunteered to chair the Casting Kids event at the Poughkeepsie Galleria(date TBD).
After secret voting, Treasurer - Bill Russell Board of Directors - Bob Minnerly
President - Dan Morgan - Liz MacGill
NOTE: DUES FOR 2007 ARE DUE NOW! AFTER THE
AN APPLICATION AND REAPPLY TO JOIN.
*Dues can be sent to Bill Russell.
Meeting # 127 8/28/06
Minutes: Accepted as printed.
Membership: No change.
Current Status: Total membership 43, Boaters 24, Non Boaters 18, Charter members 5, waiting list 0, Inactive members 8.
Youth: The HV Juniors are donating $100 to the kids going to the Jr. Classic. Seven tournaments have been held with three more planned. In the state Junior 6man team tournament, our Juniors came in third. The Brian Kershal Camp thanks the HV Bassmasters or their support of the camp. Michael Wiston will be our primary contact to the camp. A mother who was at this meeting thanked the club for the generous support of the Juniors by the Senior members, especially the boaters who provided their boats during the tournaments. After discussion, a resolution was passed to match the donation for the Jr. Classic.
Treasurer: The report was accepted as given. The Mid-week
Vice President: Shirts for the six man team were delivered at the meeting. See Tom Jeager if you want shirts, jackets, or sweatshirts with the HV logos on them. A resolution passed authorizing Tom to buy new software for the HV clothing.
Federation: After the lake Champlain tournament, Mike Schmitt Jr. is in 15th place for the year.
NOTICE: THE NY STATE LICENCE HAS TO BE PURCHASED BEFORE
YOU FISH IN OCTOBER! THIS LICENCE WILL HAVE TO BE SHOWN TO THE TOURNAMENT
DIRECTOR IN ORDER TO BE SIGNED UP FOR THE FINAL TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR- OCT 15TH ON THE
As of October, the minimum bass size on the
Note: The Candlewood tournament will begin at
For 2007 the Tournament Director suggested trying for three tournament on Candlewood Lake, at the pre spawn, spawn and post spawn times. The members seemed in agreement with this idea.
Rusty Camorata set up a
OLD BUSINESS: The
awards dinner was discussed by Vinnie Crodelle and the date and location were tentatively set for
January at the
NEW BUSINESS: A meeting and vote relating to a payout to
the Six Man team was held at the
We will need to purchase new trophies for the Six man team
Minutes: Accepted as distributed.
Membership: Current status: Total membership------ 33
Charter Members ------ 5
Boaters ------------------ 21
Non Boater ------------- 12
Waiting list ------------- 9 (includes 2 possibly 3 Boaters)
(Mike Antonich ??)
Change your Roster sheets, Dan Morgan is a NON boater and Jim Morgan is now a boater. New Cell for Danny is 845-590-3189.
Many of the people on the wait list are going to fish in the first tournament. Good Luck!
Youth: The juniors will be participating in an event of the local fire fighters July 29th at the Dutchess Fair grounds. They celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Junior club at a pizza party,
Congratulations on your mile stone. The junior fund raiser was
successful. Boats are still needed for their 6/11/ 06 tournament at
Treasurer: Bill noted that the was an addition of $80 from the mid week tourney from 18 boats, a high number for the early date. Our club did well with Bill Russell and Ken Neisser taking 1st and Mike Schmitt Sr. taking lunker. Charlie Blasi and Rich taking 4th and Charlie George weighed in two nice smallmouths for over 5 pounds total.
Federation: No new significant news. For NYS tournaments, sign up with a non-boater and you will be using your boat. If you do regular sign up and have to leave your boat on the shore you will be flagged so that it can only happen once a year
New Business: The six-man team final line up is not set. Several members are not sure at this time if they can make it or not.
The Bryan Kershal Camp needs boaters for the period of Aug 14th to 18th, a contact number is 203-426-1836 (Ray)
The recent Candlewood tournament has been running up big catches of 3, and 4 pound bass.
IMPORTANT NEWS. If you planning on
fishing in the midweek tournament at
On August 9th get signed up early as only 17 boats can be allowed.
Tournament: Charlie Blasi prepared packages with the official Tournament rules, Tournament tips, and the official HV Bassmaster bylaws. These were passed out to the new people on the waiting list. The highlight of the night was the draw for the first two tournament of the year:
-May 20th At
Both tournaments will be .
Meeting #122 Held
Minutes: Accepted with correction that hats are $12.50 not $2.50.
Membership: Applications were received at the meeting for: Ronald Babcock (B), Jimmy Scaglione (NB), and Evaristo Hipolito(NB). Totals for the club are now:
Total Membership: 33 including 5 charter members.
Non Boaters: 12
Waiting List: 9 (3 Boaters, 6 Non Boaters)
Waiting List Order: (1)Spike ?, (2-3) Robert Matuia, Mark Pozzuto, (Jr) Mike Stienke, (5-6) Matt Antonich, Keith Thomas, (7-9) Babcock, Scaglione, Hipolito.
Junior Bassmasters: Next meeting is the 10th
Anniversary of the HVM Junior Club. Congrats from all the senior members, Club
will participate in the Trout Fishing Derby to be held April 23rd
and will pay ½ the $12 fee for the event. Club has 16 active members currently
and will be recruiting new members at the
V-P Report: Orders are in for the shirts and jackets . Tom expects to have them by next meeting. Tom has uncovered a new vendor that he knows and can work with more conveniently in the future.
Charlie opened signups for the Twin Lakes Tournament scheduled for April 30th.
You can sign up through the April meeting. Late registrations will be $30 since
the Tour. is the following week. Charlie proposed an increase in Tour. fee by
$1 to pay for Tournament fees such as required at
State Federation: Although Dan did not attend the last State meeting, it was reported that tournament procedures were changed . Now a boater can guarantee use of his boat if he brings a non-boater with him. Also, once he has been assigned a boater to boater draw he will be exempt from another occurrence during the remainder of the year. Otherwize, the same format as last year will be used.
New Business: Get well wishes were expressed by the Club for Mike Wiston and Tom Conway, both recovering from surgeries.
Fifty/fifty was drawn and the meeting adjourned at approximately .
Meeting #121 Held
Minutes: Accepted as printed.
Membership: Applications were received at the meeting for: Matt Antonich (B), Keith Thomas (NB), and Mike Stienke (NB) Totals for the club are now:
Total Membership: 33
Non Boaters: 12
Charter Members 5
Waiting List: 6 (2 Boaters, 4 Non Boaters)
Junior Bassmasters: Casting Kids possible next date: July 29th due to new state schedule.
Junior’s are planning on a boat
V-P Report: Members can order shirts and jackets from Tom Jaeger. Hat are available from Bill Russell for $12.50 each. Tom has sent in hats to be monogrammed for the 6-man team.
Camp sites are still available at
B.A.S.S. was voted to be the affiliate for all state BASS chapters.
A discussion of non boater protocol was led by Dan Morgan in response to questions from prospective new members.
Meeting was adjourned at approximately .
Submitted by Bill Russell pinch hitting for our illustrious secretary Ken Neisser.
Minutes: Accepted as printed.
Membership: Two new applications were received form non-boaters Robert Matuia and Mark Pozzuto. Current status: Total membership -----------33
Boaters ----------------------- 21
Non boaters ------------------12
Charter members for 2006-- 5
Waiting list------------------- 3 (one boater and 2 non boaters)
Youth: Dan Christ
reported that the juniors were planning
a tournament on
Casting Kids was held as scheduled on the 21st and again this year the number participating was
low, with only 29 kids signing up. Next year we have to work on some publicity in the newspapers.
Vice President: Hats for the six-man team are out for lettering. After discussion a vote passed a resolution to spend up to $200 for pizza and soda at the next club meeting on February 27th.
the meeting and eating will start at
Web Site: Thanks to
Charlie we now have
Tournament: Get your
reservations in now for the campgrounds at
Note: Subsequent to
the meeting, in February this was resolved and we now have
on the schedule. There has been some change in dates so check the web site for the latest
State Federation: Dan Morgan reported that they are struggling with a Fish Lines editor and what to do about the publication as it is loosing money. A web-based document is a possibility being considered. Changes to the NYS tournament draw rules will occur, related to the problems of a boat-boat draw. Other changes are being considered.
The bulk of the discussion was centered on the need to vote as a club on whether to stay with the current BASS relationship and structure or switch to the ‘proposed’ FLW related structure. Dan
reviewed the charts from the presentations of each proposal and after more discussion, a vote was held. HV Bassmasters voted unanimously to stay with BASS. (I cast our vote the next day with Susan Good)
Old Business: None except that the diner is this Friday.
New business: A temporary secretary will be needed for the next two meet
Minutes: Accepted with two corrections, which have been made.
application was received from “Spike” Zimmer, a boater. Membership for 2006 as
Total membership ---------------------- 31
Boaters ----------------------------------- 20
Non Boaters ----------------------------- 11
Charter members for 2006 ------------ 5
Waiting List ----------------------------- 1 (boater)
Youth: Junior’s Leadership training will be held this Saturday at the Pirates Canoe club.
Vice President: Tom Jeager has ‘audited the book for the year-end 2005 check. Tom suggested another ‘Sweet heart’ tournament in 2006, possibly a two-day or just prior/after one of the club events. If you have any thoughts, get back to Tom. He is also willing to arrange for shirts or sweat shirts with the chapter designs on them as he has in the past.
NY State meeting is set for
Tournament: Both the HR points and the Mid-week tournament schedules are in place and on the web-site. A vote was held and the schedules were approved as printed. Once again Charlie Blasi the Tournament Director has done and excellent job. The web site is up and alive, with a message board and forum.
Old Business: The
awards dinner will be held at the
New Business: Approximately 100 “Recycled Trophies” have been offered and will be stored by Charlie Blasi for our future use.