I am very happy to announce that your 2013 Board of Directors has been diligently working to prepare for a wonderful season of fishing. I have forwarded all of the 2013 rules and regulations as well as the membership forms and entry forms to Craig and I know he will get them posted as soon as he can.
In addition to the numerous emails the Board members have exchanged, we have had almost 8 hours of face-to-face-meetings to discuss all of the proposals and ideas generated by you, our members, as well as by the Board members themselves. I commend each of my fellow Board members for keeping the best interest of the club, its' members and the sport of bass fishing as their primary focus. I wish you could have heard the discussions so you could truly appreciate how much effort they have put forward to consider the pros and cons of each and every idea, rule and regulation that has now been made for this coming season.
For me, there were some surprises along the way. There were a couple of proposals discussed at our first meeting I thought were destined for approval. Then, after taking some time to think things through and fully evaluate their impact, they were either ammended or rejected at a subsequent meeting. Likewise, there were others that were just the reverse.
I can say without question that Walt, Holden and Chad really examined the implication of each and every decision. They were insightful and very considerate, trying always to be fair and make decisions to create a great tournament circuit.
I'll look forward to reading and replying to the comments in the coming weeks and then seeing everyone at the meeting on February 24th.