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NORTH IDAHO PIKE ASSOCIATION

BY LAWS

Updated 3/15/2017

 

 THE PURPOSE OF THIS GROUP IS TO BRING TOGETHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE A PASSION FOR PIKE FISHING, THE SURVIVAL OF PIKE FISHING AND TO BECOME FRIENDS ON AN INFORMAL COMPETITIVE LEVEL.

 

 BY LAWS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

1) THIS WILL BE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

  1. A) ALL MONIES EITHER THROUGH SPONSORSHIP, MEMBERSHIP AND OR FEES WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO MEMBERS AND OR ENTRANTS IN EITHER PRIZES OR CASH, ALSO NOT TO OMIT GROUP FUNCTIONS.
  2. B) THIS CLUB WILL ALSO BE AN AMBASSADOR TO THE SPORT OF PIKE FISHING THROUGH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS.

 

2) HONESTY DURING TOURNAMENTS WILL BE MANDATORY.

  1. A) A VIOLATION OF THIS WILL FOREVER BANISH COMMITTER OF ANY GROUP FUNCTION INCLUDING EVENTS. OVERSEEING COMMITTEE WILL DETERMINE ALL, IF ANY, VIOLATIONS.

 

3) OVERSEEING COMMITTEE-“THE BOARD”

  1. A) WILL CONSIST OF SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS. THE BOARD WILL HAVE FULL AUTHORITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A BOARD MEMBER YOU MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN 6 EVENTS EACH OF THE PREVIOUS 2 YEARS.
  2. B) OF THE SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS A CHAIRMAN, TREASURER, SECRETARY AND WEIGH MASTER WILL BE VOTED IN. A BOARD MEMBER IS ON THE BOARD UNTIL HE/SHE RESIGNS, OR IS NO LONGER A MEMBER. . TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A BOARD MEMBER YOU MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN 6 EVENTS EACH OF THE PREVIOUS 2 YEARS.

 

  1. C) CHAIRMAN’S RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE THE PRIMARY VOICE BETWEEN MEMBERS AND THE BOARD. HE/SHE WILL BE THE VOICE OF THE CLUB AND PROVIDE GROUP REPRESENTATION. HE/SHE WILL ASSIST WITH RECORDS. HE/SHE WILL ORGANIZE EVENTS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPLICATIONS. THE CHAIRMAN’S VOTE WILL BE THE LAST READ. HE/SHE WILL ORGANIZE MEETINGS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AN AGENDA. 2 YEAR TERM. ODD YEARS
  2. D) TREASURER’S RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE TO MANAGE MONIES AND PROVIDE FINANCIAL STATEMENT AT CLUB MEETINGS. 2 YEAR TERM. ODD YEARS
  3. E) WEIGH MASTER’S RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE TO WEIGH AND MEASURE FISH AT THE WEIGH IN. HIS WORD IS FINAL. ALSO HE/SHE WILL ACT AS CHAIRMAN IF NEEDED. 2 YEAR TERM. EVEN YEARS
  4. F) SECRETARY’S RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TO RECORD WEIGH IN. HE/SHE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RECORD KEEPING.HE/SHE WILL ALSO BE THE PRIMARY WEB MASTER. 2 YEAR TERM. EVEN YEARS
  5. G) ALL MEETINGS WILL BE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS AND EACH BOARD MEMBER. A MAJORITY BOARD VOTE IS REQUIRED TO AMEND THESE BY-LAWS, OR MAKE A CLUB DECISION. THIS CAN BE DONE IN PERSON, BY LETTER OR WITNESSED PHONE CONTACT.
  6. H) THE BOARD WILL ALSO PICK AND ALTERNATE 8TH MEMBER THAT WILL BE CHOSEN BY THE BOARD BEFORE THE FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR. HE/SHE WILL ONLY BE CALLED TO SERVE IF ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS DURING THE SEASON. THEIR POSITION WILL EXPIRE AFTER THE SEASON FINALE OR WHEN A NEW BOARD MEMBER IS ELECTED.

 

4) MEMBERS (LIMITED TO 25 TEAMS)

  1. A) PAID MEMBERS WILL BE INCLUDED IN ALL GROUP ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AND WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO INFLUENCE THE CHAIRMAN ON DECISIONS CONCERNING OPERATIONS AND ALL COMPLAINTS.
  2. B) MEMBERSHIP IS DEFINED AS A PAID TEAM- CONSISTING OF A CAPTAIN AND PARTNER.

 

5) NON-MEMBERS

  1. A) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO FISH CLUB EVENTS, UNLESS IT IS AN OPEN EVENT. (HAYDEN LAKE PIKE TOURNAMENT)

 

6) SPONSORSHIP (WILL BE REFERED TO AS CONTRIBUTOR)

  1. A) IT WILL BE THE BOARD’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GAIN ALL SPONSORSHIP FOR THE ORGANIZATION.
  2. B) THERE WILL BE A $500.00 CAP ON DONATIONS. NO CAP ON MERCHANDISE OR DISCOUNTS.
  3. C) THE BOARD WILL ACKNOWLEDGE ALL SPONSORS EQUALLY.

 

7) TOURNAMENTS

  1. A) THE GOAL IS TO HAVE 8 MEMBER EVENTS.
  2. B) EACH EVENT WILL HAVE CASH PRIZES AND A EVENT PATCH
  3. C) EACH EVENT WILL HAVE POINTS BASED ON PLACING.
  4. D) ALL EVENTS WILL BE ARTIFICIAL LURE ONLY.
  5. E) ANGLERS MAY USE ONLY ONE ROD AT A TIME, EVEN WHILE TROLLING, AND EVEN IF HE/SHE HAS A TWO ROD PERMIT.
  6. F) ETHICAL, FRIENDLY AND SPORTSMANSHIP LIKE CONDUCT ARE REQUIRED IN EVERY EVENT. A VIOLATION OF THIS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.
  7. G) LIVE WELLS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL BOATS.
  8. H) RUBBER NETS OR NIPA APPROVED LANDING DEVISES MUST BE USED.
  9. I) ALL EVENTS WILL BE TEAM STYLE
  10. J) IT REQUIRES A BOARD VOTE TO CANCEL AN EVENT. A CANCELLED EVENT SHALL NOT BE RESCHEDULED, HOWEVER DAY 1 RESULTS OF A 2 DAY EVENT MAY BE USED AT THE BOARDS DISCRETION.
  11. K) EVENTS WILL BE 4 FISH, ALL OVER 18”AND ONLY 2 OVER 30”.  CLOSED MOUTH AND PINCHED TAIL.
  12. L) LATE ARRIVAL BEGINS AT CHECK IN TIME- THERE WILL BE A 1 TIME 1HR GRACE PERIOD WITH NO PENALTY, 2ND OFENSE WILL RESULT IN PENALTY OF 1LB OR 5% OF TOTAL WEIGHT (Greater of the 2), 3RD OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

 

  8) PRIZES

  1. A) EVENTS WILL BE PAID OUT 100%, IN 50%-30%-20% FORMATS. IF THERE ARE NOT 3 PLACES CLAIMED, THE PRIZE MONEY FOR THOSE PLACES WILL GO TO NIPA.
  2. B) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WILL BE BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
  3. C) END OF YEAR TEAM CHAMPIONS WILL BE AWARDED ON A COMMITTEE DECISION.

 

9-1) TOURNAMENT POINTS- DETERMINATION OF END OF YEAR TEAM CHAMPIONS

  1. A) POINTS WILL BE AWARDED TO PLACING AS FOLLOWS

    1) 1ST =9PTS

    2) 2ND =8PTS

    3) 3RD =7.5PTS

    4) 4TH =7PTS

    5) 5TH =6.5PTS

    6) 6TH =6PTS

    7) 7TH= 5.5PTS

    8) ENTERING AN EVENT BUT NOT PLACING IN THE TOP 7 IS WORTH 3.5PTS- AN ADDITIONAL 1.5PTS WILL BE GIVEN IF YOU ATTEND WEIGH IN.

    9) BIG FISH EACH DAY = 1PT.

    10) FISH BONUS=  .25PTS 1 FISH–.5PTS 2 FISH–.75PTS 3 FISH— 1.5PTS FULL CREEL

    11) TWO DAY EVENTS YOU WILL RECEIVE POINTS ON FINAL STANDINGS ONLY.   

    NOTE: THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF POINTS A TEAM CAN RECEIVE FOR NOT CATCHING A FISH IS 7PTS.

    SCENARIO: 1 FISH CAUGHT: THAT TEAM WOULD RECEIVE 9PTS FOR 1ST PLACE AND 1PT FOR BIG FISH. ALL OTHER TEAMS WOULD RECEIVE 7PTS FOR THE EVENT.

  1. B) IN THE CASE OF A TIE THE BIGGER FISH BY WEIGHT, THEN LENGTH WILL BE THE TIE BREAKER. IF THERE IS STILL A TIE THAN THE PRIZE AND/OR POINTS WILL BE DIVIDED.

 

9-2) BONUS POINTS

  1. A) OVERALL BIG FISH (EVENT) = 3PTS.
  2. B) MOST FULL CREELS = 3PTS. IN CASE OF TIE THE HEAVIEST CREEL WILL BE TIE BREAKER

 

 

9-3) FINAL STANDINGS

  1. A) THE TOTAL OF EACH TEAMS POINTS, WITH BONUS POINTS INCLUDED WILL DETERMINE THE CHAMPIONS.

 

10) FEES

  1. A) TEAM DUES (MEMBERSHIP) WILL BE $70.00 PER BOAT AT THE START OF THE YEAR. THE TEAM WILL NOT SCORE ANY POINTS UNTIL THE $70.00 IS PAID. ANYONE FISHING IN A REGISTERED PAID BOAT IS CONSIDERED A CLUB MEMBER, THUS ELIGIBLE FOR PATCHES. FOR 2017 IF DUES ARE PAID ON OR BEFORE 4/22/2017 (GATOR ROUND UP) A $10.00 DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN.
  2. B) TOURNEY FEES WILL BE $50.00 PER TEAM PER EVENT. EXCEPT ON 2 DAY TOURNEYS, WHERE THEY WILL BE $60.00. $40.00 IS TOURNEY FEE AND $10.00 BIG FISH PER DAY.

 

 11) TEAM (MEMBERSHIP)

  1. A) THE TEAM WILL CONSIST OF A CAPTAIN AND PARTNER DETERMINED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. IN THE EVENT THAT A TEAM SPLITS UP ALL OF THE ACCUMULATED POINTS WILL STAY WITH THE TEAM CAPTAIN. A TEAM MAY USE A FILL IN FOR EITHER PERSON BUT NOT BOTH. A TEAM MUST FISH TOGETHER IN AT LEAST 4 EVENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP, UNLESS IT IS NIPA APPROVED.  

 

12)  CLUB WEBSITE AND REPRESENTING WEB PAGES FACEBOOK/TWITTER ETC. ETC.

  1. A) NO SINGLE PERSON SHALL HAVE CONTROL OF THE WEBSITE. AT LEAST 3 BOARD MEMBERS SHALL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE PERSONALIZATION OF THE SITE. THE SITE IS TO REPRESENT ALL MEMBERS EQUALLY AND BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBERS AND OTHERS. NORTHIDAHOPIKE.COM IS OWNED BY THE CLUB FOR THE CLUB

 

13) THE 2017 BOARD MEMBERS ARE;

    1) PATRICK WALKER-TREASURER-2019

    2) JOSHUA LOUNSBURY-SECRETARY-2018

    3) GARY FRANTA-FACEBOOK-

    4) LATT TALLEY-WEIGHMASTER-2018

    5) BROCK MORROW-CHAIRMAN-2019

    6) RHONDA ANDERSON-MEDIA

    7) JEREMY GROVE

 CONTACT INFO:

Brock Morrow –Chairman   208-661-6303   Brock5pf@yahoo.com

 Patrick walker-Treasurer     208-651-3479   plwman48@gmail.com 

Gary Franta-Secretary          208-691-1111   Gerhardtfranta@yahoo.com           

Larry Talley-Weighmaster    208-704-0989

Rhonda Anderson-Media      208-819-9109   rhondae242@yahoo.com

JOUSHUA LOUNSBURY        208-512-2711

JEREMY GROVE                       208-610-3545

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