TABC Board Meeting Minutes - March 2014

TABC Board Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2014

Schobel's Restaurant

The meeting was called to order at 11:33am by President Ed Calderone. We had 1 guest for the meeting, Woody Taylor. Members present for the meeting were President Ed Calderone, Ed Parten, Aubrey Lewis, Dave Cole, Ron Torrey, Woody Woodruff, Kathy Woodruff, Randi Wayland, and Robert Rose.

The minutes were discussed and approved. Motion Dave Cole, 2nd Aubrey Lewis.

The Treasurers Report was discussed and approved. Motion Dave Cole, 2nd Ed Parten.

We have a new web master to maintain our web page. Perry Orne has taken on that responsibility and is working to update the web page and give it a new look.

The State Tournament was discussed. The location has been finalized and we will be fishing Toledo Bend Reservoir the Tournament will be headquartered out of Fin and Feather Resort and Tournament dates will be September 27 & 28, 2014 with Registration being held Friday evening September 26th at Fin and Feather Resort. Randi asked that we find someone else to handle the raffle this year and recommended that we lower the money for raffle items back down to $500 dollars since we barely broke even last year. We also discussed possibly providing $100 gift cards for tournament volunteer workers if the money is available. The scales were discussed and Ed Parten informed the board that he had a set of scales that he would donate to TABC. He will get them to Woody and we will get them certified before the tournament in September.

We need to buy a trailer to haul our tournament equipment in and Ed Calderone has found a trailer for $2750. He is going to offer the owner $1500 and a donation receipt for the balance of the cost.

A discussion was held on TP&W's opinion on the effect gar has on bass in our lakes.

Ed Parten told the board that American Rodsmith is still going to support TABC. We are also looking to get Kistler rods to donate rods for our raffle.

Ed Calderone is going to go before the Falcon Lake Commissioners Court in April and petition them for support of the State Tournament on Falcon Lake in 2015. He is also going to meet with people at Sam Rayburn in June to petition for holding our tournament there in 2016 and go before the Chamber in July at Del Rio to ask for support for a tournament on Amistad in 2017.

Directors Reports

Dave Cole - Nothing to report.

Ron Torrey - Ron reported that the fishing has been off at lake Falcon lately. He also commented that the new web page should be a big plus for TABC once it is updated. He also pointed out that he had not received his shirt that helped people identify him as a Board Director. We will get him 2 shirts ordered.

Woody Woodruff - Woody mentioned that Brenda Mareth had offered to take a position as a Director at Large to fill an open position. We will contact her and verify that she is willing to fill this position and if so she will be added to the Board.

Woody Taylor - No Comments.

Randi Wayland - Randi commented that she would bring up the issue of the effect that gar have on bass in our lakes at the TPWD Board meeting. She also reported that she was having a Kid Fish event for physically challenged kids on May 24th and asked that Ed Calderone and Robert Rose cook hot dogs for the group again this year. We agreed to cook for the event. Randi also mentioned another Kid Fish event to be held on April 12th in Seguin.

Aubrey Lewis - Aubrey informed the Board that his wife Jackie will help at the State Tournament again this year.

Ed Parten - Ed reported that TABC needs to look into another public project the get involved in this year. We need ideas for this type of project.

Ed Calderone - Ed commented that this will be his last year as President and we need to be thinking about who we want to take over that office.

The next meeting date was discussed and July 27th was selected and Cabela's in Buda was chosen as the location if the meeting room is available.

Ed asked for a motion to adjourn and Aubrey made the motion and Dave Cole 2nded. The meeting adjourned at 1:03 pm

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