District 7 December 2018 Minutes

December Minutes   12/11/2018

Meeting called to order @ 7:13 by Mike Galka

Members in attendance:  11

Leggett’s Creek Bassmasters (Joe Pacholec Sr., Mark Gruszkiewicz, David Kozlansky, Dave Jaworski, Joe Pacholec Jr.)

North Branch Bassmasters: (Matt Kline)

Lunker Landers: (Mike Galka, Tom Hafner, Joe Culver, Chris Longo)

Wayne County Bassmasters: (George Bowers)

NEPA Bass: Did Not Attend

Minutes: October 09, 2018 Minutes read by David Kozlansky

Accepted by: Joe Culver, 2nd by Matt Kline

Treasury:   Tom Hafner

  • Handed out a detailed transaction list since last meeting. Balance is $x,xxxx.xx.
  • There are several checks that have not been cashed yet that are already figured into this balance.

Accepted by: George Bowers, 2nd by Matt Kline

Youth & Conservation: George Bowers

  • Gave an overview of the benefit tournament held by Wayne County Bassmasters on October 28, 2018 on Lake Wallenpaupack that benefitted “Fishing for a Cause”.  There were 21 teams in attendance.  The tournament was won with 15.93# by Joe Pacholec Jr. and Joe Pacholec Sr.  The lunker of the tournament was a 5.79# laregmeouth bass.
  • Jamie Park of Wayne County Bassmasters passed away this year and in lieu of a flower arrangement and such, a donation was made in his name to the “Fishing for a Cause” fund.
  • The “Fishing for a Cause” awarding will be presented to recipient Michael Ambrose on December 17th and there will be an article in the Times Leader on December 23rd.
  • George will be handing out rods and reels before the Christmas holiday to children in the Geisinger Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Accepted by: Matt Kline, 2nd by Dave Jaworski

Tournaments: Matt Kline

Nothing to Report

Steering Committee: Matt Kline for Joe Pica

  • A reminder that the members have access to “World’s Greatest Deals” as a part of your FLW Membership and there are many great discounts even locally available for you.
  • There will be no “Last Chance” tournament in 2019.  There may be a partner event held in lieu of this.
  • The state would like that the District tournaments be completed four weeks prior to the NCSF District 14 event now that they are state sanctioned events and are direct qualifiers for the NCSF.
  • Volunteers are needed at the Outdoor Show in Harrisburg in February to assist with the Reel Kids event and to man the TBF booth during the event.
  • July 14, 2019 is the Quad State Tournament.
  • April 12 & 13, 2019 is the MR BASS tournament on Lake Anna.
  • June 21 & 22, 2019 is the PA TBF State Championship on Raystown Lake.
  • July 19 & 20, 2019 is the Team Regional 1 Tournament on Cayuga Lake.
  • September 21 & 22, 2019 is the NCSF District 14 Tournament at Lake Champlain out of Ticonderoga.
  • End of the Year dinner was served.
  • Many raffle prizes at meeting.

Accepted by: George Bowers, 2nd by Dave Jaworski

Old Business:

  • Voting of officers:
    • David Kozlansky cast a single ballot for each of the below officers for the year of 2019.
    • Steering Committee: Joe Pica
    • Youth Director: George Bowers
    • Conservation Director: George Bowers
    • Tournament Director: Matt Kline
    • Secretary: David Kozlansky
    • Treasurer: Tom Hafner
    • Vice President: Tony Dorman
    • Chairman: Mike Galka
  •  Clubs handed in their bodies of water selections for 2019.
    • Wayne County Bassmasters = Cayuga 2 days, Wallenpaupack 1 day
    • Leggett’s Creek Bassmasters = Cayuga 2 days, Wallenpaupack 1 day
    • Lunker Landers = Cayuga 2 days, Wallenpaupack 1 day
    • North Branch Bassmasters = Cayuga 2 days, Wallenpaupack 1 day

New Business:

  • 2019 Tournament Schedule was then discussed and created.
  • April 7, 2019 @ Lake Wallenpaupack out of Capri Marina
  • August 3, 2019 @ Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove
  • August 4, 2019 @ Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove
  • July 21, 2019 is the alternate date in case the April 7 tournament does not take place due to ice.
  • NEPA Bass is disbanding for the 2019 season.
  • Discussion on when to have the first meeting of 2019 then took place.
  • Chris Longo mentioned that Susquehanna Fishing Tackle has many events at their location starting in January with Bass Fest and to view the website for a complete list or contact them for details.
  • Motion was made by Lunker Landers 2nd by Leggett’s Creek Bassmasters to pay Major League Sports Bar for our Christmas Party and a check was written today.

Motion to adjourn the meeting @ 8:45 by Mike Galka

  • Next Meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM at Major League Sports Bar.
  • Accepted by: George Bowers, 2nd by Joe Culver