LPOIC General Meeting 1.10.18

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    Barbara Gillespie

    LOIC Members Meeting 1-10-18

    Attending: Dale Greene, Melanie Endicott, Don Endicott, Dan Harder, Jake Howerton, Dave Ivy, Dave Gillespie, Barb Gillespie, Joshua Stokes, Grant Hillen, Gale Belgarde Sr, Clint Nicholson, Elton Dawson, Jeff Laybourne, Gary Thompson, Ray Bird, Don Houk, Susan Houk, Roy Stokes, Larry Eng, Zac Taylor, Kevin Elmore, Tom Mehler and Kevin DaVault.

    Correspondence: Thank you from Mary at Captn’s Table for net donated to her Auction. (Thanks to Roy Stokes)

    Mack of the Month for December and January: Dale G. reports December won by Don Endicott 20.06# and 36”. Nothing for January yet.

    Largest Mack for 2017: Was Jeremy Nett 25.34# 39” but ended up Brad Sturgis 35.5# 43” !!

    Update on Pin Order: No report yet.

    Update of LPOIC Derbies 2018: Applications approved. Spring 4-28 through 5-6. Ross Milliken 9-15 through 9-16. Thanksgiving 11-17 through 11-21, then 11-23 through 11-25.

    New Year’s Resolutions for LPOIC, LPO and surrounding communities.
    Grant Hillen: Donations each meeting for Food Bank, $1 or can of food each. They happily accept fish. Game must be Professionally processed. May try to get a display going at Bonner County Museum of LPOIC memorabilia.
    Kevin Elmore: Rotate donations to different food bank every quarter? Maybe do Members Derby as Length Challenge Derby. Just do length instead of weight. Rubber stamp for Fish Bags? New person in charge of F&G Log Books. Will try for closer to 50 participants and all species covered.
    Clint Nicholson: Set a goal to better communicate on Facebook, the Website, etc. Scholarship $500 this year. Application is now online and at Sandpoint High School. Requests favorite LPO memory and why going into wildlife oriented studies. Seeking donations to expand Scholarship Fund both in number and area covered.
    Barb Gillespie: First and foremost we wanted to be sure to have our derby applications approved – We accomplished that – Now we need to be thinking of what we want to do as a club for the club and as a club for the lake for 2018. We don’t want to become stagnate and do the same things all the time without figuring out ways of performing these same acts in a better more productive way. Plus we want to always be looking for more things for us to be doing to make the club, the lake and the community better. As you know we are setting up our first Scholarship Program, led by Chairman Clint Nicholson. All the proceeds of the 50/50 contests held at the awards ceremonies and any money taken in through the Tackle Share Auctions that we hold every Member’s Meetings go towards the Scholarship Program plus any other donations. We hope to build this over the years to include many schools in the area. We need and welcome ideas from people for new projects to look into all the time. We want to be an even bigger contributor to the good of our communities.

    2018/2019 Member Eligibility for Nomination to Elected Officers and Directors Positions
    The elected officers and directors must be members in good standing of the LPOIC and shall constitute the Board of Directors of the Club.
    Members shall be persons of responsibility, integrity,sound moral character and in the opinion of the Board of Directors, their membership shall be in the best interest of the LPOIC.
    Eligibility to serve as an elected Officer or Board Member of the LPOIC will require the nominee to be a member in good standing who has attended at least six(6) regular Club meetings or Board meetings in the previous calendar year.
    Kevin Elmore 22 meetings- three year Director term will end 7/2018.
    Dale Greene 21 meetings- one year Secretary term will end 7/2018.
    Barb Gillespie 21 meetings- one year President term will end 7/2018.
    Dave Gillespie 21 meetings- one year Treasurer term will end 7/2018.
    Clint Nicholson 19 meetings- one year Vice President term will end 7/2018.
    Dave Ivy 18 meetings- Three year Director term will end 7/2018.
    James Mullen 17 meetings- three year Director term will end 7/2018.
    Gale Belgarde Sr 15 meetings- three year Director term will end 7-2020.
    Grant Hillen 12 meetings- one year appointed Director term will end 7/2018.
    Kevi DaVault 11 meetings- three year Director term will end 7/2019.
    Jeff Laybourne 7 meetings.
    Dan Harder 6 meetings.
    Larry Eng 6 meetings.
    Elected Officers have a term of one(1) year and Elected Board of Directors have a term of three(3) years. There will be openings for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer along with six(6) Board of Directors positions.
    Any of the thirteen(13) people listed above are eligible to seek nomination for a position of the LPOIC Elected Officer or Board of Directors. If you are interested please speak with a present Board Member with any questions you may have of any of the positions available.
    If you are interested in becoming a member of the LPOIC Board please let us know. You will have more input on what goes on with LPOIC. If you are happy with what the Club is doing and the direction it is going towards and want to help us or if you wish to see some changes made that you think would make the Club even better, join us by either becoming a member of the Board or at the very least attending meetings all year.

    Lake CDA Anglers Association had members present to assure LPOIC of their support. This was appreciated very much.

    No Tackle Share.

    Door Prize: North Forty $30 Gift Certificate won by Dan Harder.

    Next Members Meeting 2-14-18 Connie’s 6:30 PM. Nominations for 2018/2019 term.

    Next Board Meeting 1-24-18 Connie’s 6:30 PM.

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