5) A motion was made to make Megabucks a points event for AOY. This was proposed to encourage more participation in Megabucks.. A vote will be coordinated in January with the membership.
6) STQT Coordination. We are starting coordination of DBM participation for the STQT on June 12th-June 18th at Lake Oahe in South Dakota. We will send out an initial signup form to identify those who want to participate, identify participants that need partners, and assist in coordination for accommodations.
7) A tackle pack was given away to participants. Congrats Justin Apfel
STQT 2021 – Grand Lake, OK Pre-Fish 3/21 Tournament 3/22 – 3/23
STQT 2022 – Hudson. OK Pre-fish 3/24 Tournament 3/25 – 3/26
Central Divisional for 2021 -Milford Lake, KS Tournament 4/21 – 4/23 ** Must Qualify **
DBM #1 – Pueblo 5/1
DBM #2 – Horsetooth 5/15
DBM #3 – Red Willow, NE Pre-Fish 6/11 Tournament 6/12 – 6/13
DBM #4 - Pueblo 8/22 **Night**
DBM #5 – Pueblo 9/11
DBM #6 – Lake Mac, NE Pre-Fish 9/24 Tournament 9/25 – 9/26
Megabucks – Lake Wilson, KS Pre-Fish 10/15 Tournament 10/16 – 10/17
4/10/20 – Pueblo Big Bucks Icebreaker
11//6/20 – Pueblo Entry fee and payouts TBD
$5 squares are available now. See email from DBM – Cliff to enter
Decision on the night tournament.
Majority voted to continue.
President Appointed Positions
Tournament Director: JJ Branson
Juniors: Jon Webb
Conservation: Richard Crine
Public Relations: Tom Grace
Colorado Bass Nation Rep: Mark Warren
There are three Board of Director seats for 2021. Taking nominees now.
Will continue to communicate the following ways.
Owners are as follow…..
Social Media - Jeremiah
Email Utility - Cliff
Email Discrete - Cliff
DBM Website - Cliff / Brandon
DBM Meeting Minutes – Will resume publishing Jan 2021 – Cliff
Within a week of each DBM monthly meeting
Currently tracked on Excel.
Will continue to use the Excel spreadsheet. TD will own.
Need automated way to accept credit cards. Gordan will identify a provider and define a process.
Will continue with current scales.
Must have a minimum of 40 working scales.
JJ has some for repair / replace.
Get a known good count from JJ .
Place an order to meet the minimum.
Tournament Payouts and Fees
The following fee and payout were discussed and approved.
Fee's collected from participants
One Day Tournament - $40
Two Day Tournament - $60
Megabucks - $50
Tournament Allocations (big bass, scales, permits, marketing, etc).
10% of every entry fee will be taken by the club to cover operating expenses.
Megabucks allocation (Put into prize pool for Megabucks) $5 per entrant.
There is no allocation taken for the Megabucks event itself.
(Paid to the angler with the biggest fish each tournament day)
$4 per entrant - 1 day
$6 per entrant - 2 day (Total pot split between day 1 & day 2 angler)
(Paid to the boat with the highest total combined weight)
$4 per entrant - 1 day
$6 per entrant - 2 day (Total pot split between day 1 & day 2 boat)
Number of boats:
1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th payout%
Less than 14:
50 - 30 - 20
47 - 28 - 15 - 10
45 - 25 - 15 - 10 - 5
More than 25:
43 - 23 - 13 - 9 - 7 - 5
New Membership drive
Expecting another COVID year. Will rely on our website and social media to attract new members. Jeremiah will talk with CBN about updating their website
Automated Forms Move to Microsoft Forms - Done
Adopt permanently? Eliminate all paper - Done
Discussed splitting between two regular tournaments in 2021 as a side pot.
There are 26 members that qualified for 2020 Megabucks. The total prize pool is $640.
The following option was selected:
Treat as a side payout over the first two DBM tournaments in 2021. The top 3 eligible qualifiers will be paid 50% ($160) - 30% ($96) - 20% ($64) per tournament. The highest combined total between both tournaments will be named as the 2020 Megabucks champion.
You cannot “buy in” for 2020. You must have fished 3 tournaments
There will not be an entry fee for the qualifiers
Suggested we expand best 4 finishes to all tournaments entered.
Discussed. Opted to continue with the best 4 finishes.
Expenses for 2021
Discussed buying DBM branded gaiters for all 2021 active members of DBM.
Cost NTE $500 Quoting suppliers. Approved on 12/29
Discussed having a DBM only meeting to discuss structure, signups, and fee’s.
Will be scheduled for late Feb.
New Member Introduction
Two new members introduced themselves during the meeting. Bryan Plyter and Nick Maursin.
Cost $225 for entry, per tournament. $20 Big Bass option available, per tournament. All fees are paid to DBM and will all be remitted at one time to CBN.
Must be current 2021 member of DBM. Sign up or renew here.
There will be a Zoom call scheduled for those attending or interested in getting more information on 2/24 @ 7:00 pm.
At-Large BOD Election Results
Congrats to Howard Binkley, Bobby Martin, and Brandon Genova for your election.
Club Bylaws Review
Last reviewed and revised in 2015. We are going to update over the next few months. Please review the existing on the website and give any feedback to Cliff or Jeremiah.
Super Bowl Squares
One grid is sold out. Taking signups for the second.
Bomb squares have been added:
60 minute massage at Moyer Wellness
Mystic Mountain Whiskey
Total of 156 squares sold. Winners have been notified. Thanks to the participants and the business sponsors of the bomb squares.
Updates from Appointed BOD and Liaison's
Juniors Director: TBA
Tournament Director: JJ Branson
Conservation Director: Richard Crine
CTBF Representative: Howard Binkley
Community Outreach: Tom Grace
Resumed our first live meeting since March 2020. Special thanks go out to Mark Warren and Bobby Martin for hosting us at the Mystic Mountain tasting room in Thornton. We are in communication with BPS Denver on when we can resume at their location.
1) Opened the meeting with an update on the passing of DBM Rich Coghlan.
1) Red Willow recap and results
Club meeting held at Chatfield Reservoir on Wed Aug 4th. Site was selected so the club members could enter the Tightlines Outdoors Catch Rate tournament.
Pueblo Night 8/21 – Congrats to Mark Warren taking home 1st
Our monthly calls will be on Zoom until BPS opens back up to live meetings