District 7 September Minutes 09/10/19

Meeting called to order @ 7:08 by Mike Galka

Members in attendance:  10

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

North Branch Bassmasters: (Matt Kline)

Lunker Landers: (Mike Galka, Tom Hafner)

Wayne County Bassmasters: (George Bowers)

Primetime Anglers (Harry Graver)

Minutes: July 9, 2019 Minutes read by David Kozlansky

Accepted by: George Bowers, 2nd by Matt Kline

Treasury:   Tom Hafner

  • Treasury currently at $XXXX.XX
  • Tom handed out an in-depth spreadsheet to the reps and went over it and mentioned that there were a few outstanding checks still not cashed.  Those reps were notified to contact their members to notify them.

Accepted by: Tony Dorman 2nd by George Bowers

Youth & Conservation: George Bowers

  • George Bowers reiterated that the “Fishing for a Cause” benefit tournament for 2019 will be held on October 27, 2019 at Lake Wallenpaupack.  There are also raffle tickets that are being sold with all prizes donated on the 11 prize ticket.  Tickets are $5.00 each with drawing of 10-27-2019.
  • George spoke about the kid’s fishing derby on 08-10-19 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club.  Every kid that attended caught at least one fish. 
  • David Kozlansky mentioned that JJP Environmental was running their Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Mountain Lake in Scranton on Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM with prizes and trophies to be given out. No entry fee.  One Stop Sport Shop was also donating prizes for the derby.

Accepted by: Tony Dorman, 2nd by Matt Kline

Tournaments: Matt Kline

  • Matt went over the three D7 tournament results.
  • Matt went over the 2019 AOY & COY standings.  Congratulations to Mark Gruszkiewicz as the AOY and Joe Pacholec Jr. as the COY for 2019.
  • Matt gave a shout out for all those that helped run the tournaments in 2019.
  • Matt spoke about the possibility of a new scale for District VII.

Accepted by: George Bowers 2nd by Tom Hafner

State Info: Mike Galka

  • At the time of this meeting there were 40 Anglers and 46 Co-Anglers that accepted their spots to the NCSF.

Accepted by: George Bowers 2nd by Tom Hafner

Old Business:  

  • Check #581 for $50.00 was given to Leggett’s Creek Bassmasters for their Youth Reimbursement Request for the “Reel Kids” event held on July 6 & 7 at Hunter’s Gallery. 

New Business:

  • Wayne County Bassmasters handed in a Youth Reimbursement Request and also distributed some photos from their 08-10-19 Kid’s Fishing Derby.  Matt Kline & Mike Galka 1st and 2nd it to reimburse.  All were in favor.  Check #582 for $50.00 was given to Wayne County Bassmasters.
  • A lengthy discussion took place on scheduling the 2020 D7 Tournament Schedule.  There will be a 2021 tournament in the fall of 2020 to give more flexibility to the scheduling in 2021 and beyond with the deadline for the tournaments being somewhere near the end of August.  The format voted on will be a single tournament, a double tournament weekend (can be two bodies of water), and a single tournament.  Clubs are to come back to the next meeting with selections specifically for this format for each slot. 
  • A discussion then took place for our next meeting(s).  Next meeting with body of water/tournament selection and nomination of officers will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM at Major League Sports Bar
  • Our Christmas Party Meeting will be Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM at Major League Sports Bar.  Please contact David Kozlansky by Friday, December 13, 2019 with number of club members attending.

Motion to adjourn the meeting @ 8:39 by Mike Galka

  • Next Meeting will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM at Major League Sports Bar.
  • Accepted by: Matt Kline, 2nd by Harry Graver