Minutes of Meeting january 8th, 2018


Attendees: Ottis Femling, Jenny Femling, Mike Ward, John Marshall, Jeff Walter, Jesse Coyne, Terry Llewellyn

Meeting called to order at 6:05pm

Treasurers report was given by Ottis Femling – no previous meeting minutes were read

Old Business

2018 Team Tournament Schedule

Note: Our Chelan Tournament Conflicts with Chelan Open, Terry to confirm with Kim Skaar 

The 2018 proposed schedule is as follows:

April 28th Banks (permit issued, confirmed)

May 19th or June 2nd Chelan (permit issued, need to resolve conflict)

June 16th Lake Roosevelt (permit issued, confirmed)

July 14th & 15th Twin Lakes Jack & Jill (no permit needed, date is tentative)

July 28th Spectacle night (proposed date until permit issued)

August 25th Whitestone night (proposed date until permit issued)

September 8th Palmer (Mike Marshall) (proposed date until permit issued)

September 22nd, Okanogan River (proposed date until permit issued)

October 6th, Osoyoos (proposed date until permit issued)

Awards Banquet and Auction

The date for the annual banquet auction is set for Saturday March 10th, at the Old Flour Mill in Okanogan

We will go with a more limited auction format this year using silent auctions, raffles, and maybe a 50/50 to generate funds for 2018 

Dinner menu TBD 

If you have a donation or are willing to go out and solicit, please check with one of the 2018 officer’s prior so we don’t double up on our supporters 

We will firm up additional details at the next meeting February 12th 


The new website is now functional and ready for all to view

The site is paid for the next 4 years, there will be one person responsible for updating and another person will be trained who can take over in the event of an absence or change in officers

We will try to update the site within 1 week following meetings and other major events

If you have questions or suggestions, please let us know

We will continue to send printed newsletters only to those members who do not have computer access going forward

New Business

2018 Officers

We will be changing the tournament director position to spread the work around. There will be a Tournament Administrator who will be 1 person elected each year who will be responsible for handling permits, registration, and reporting. There will be a rotation of the Weighmaster position who will be responsible for weighing the fish and will be assisted by a volunteer at each event to record weights in the book. 

Here are the OVBC 2018 officers 

President: Mike Ward

Tournament Administrator: John Marshall

Weigh Masters: (Banks, Terry L) (Chelan, TBD) (Roosevelt, TBD) (Spectacle, Jeff W) (Whitestone, Jeff W) (Palmer, Mike W/John M) (Ok River, Ottis F) (Osoyoos, Jesse C)

Treasurer: Ottis Femling

Secretary/Webpage Admin: Terry Llewellyn

Next Meeting Monday February 12th at Los Gallos in Omak at 6pm