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GRANBURY BASS CLUB

2003-2004 MEMBERSHIP

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

 

1.      THE CLUB SHALL BE KNOWN AS GRANBURY BASS CLUB, LOCATED IN GRANBURY, TX.

 

2.      THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE GRANBURY BASS CLUB IS TO ENCOURAGE SPORTSMANSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, AND COMMUNITY YOUTH PROGRAMS AND PROVIDE BASS FISHING TECHNIQUES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL LECTURES & MATERIALS. THE CLUB WILL ADHERE TO ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS. THE CLUB WILL PRACTICE CATCH & RELEASE, PROMOTE CONSERVATION AND THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION OF OUR LAND AND WATER.

 

3.      MEETING SHALL BE HELD THE SECOND (2) WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, AT 7:00 PM, WITH THE MONTHLY CLUB TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY. THE TOURNAMENT LAKE FOR THE CURRENT MONTH SHALL TO BE VOTED ON AT THAT CLUB MEETING.

 

4.      THE FISCAL CLUB YEAR WILL BE OCTOBER 1ST THRU SEPTEMBER 30TH.

 

5.      DUES SHALL BE $35.00 PER YEAR FOR THE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD (SPOUSE AND CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER) MEMBERSHIP (UNLESS ALREADY AFFILIATED WITH HONEY HOLE, THEN JUST $17.00).  ANY INCREASE IN HONEY HOLE DUES TO BE PASSED ON TO THE MEMBERSHIP. ANY MEMBER WHO CHOOSES NOT TO JOIN HONEY HOLE MAY DO SO AS LONG AS THE CLUB AS A WHOLE MAINTAINS THE EIGHTY – PERCENT (80 %) MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.  ANY MEMBER NOT RENEWING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS MUST REJOIN AS A NEW MEMBER.

 

6.      MEMBERS THAT JOIN IN THE LAST QUARTER, WILL NOT BE CHARGED DUES FOR THAT QUARTER.

 

7.      HONORARY CLUB MEMBERSHIPS ARE GRANTED TO PERSONS OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE, DISABLED VETERANS WITH PROVEN 100% DISABILITY AND TO JUNIOR ANGLERS SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER WITH WRITTEN CONSENT OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.  HONORARY MEMBERS WILL HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS REGULAR MEMBERS. HONEY HOLE AFFILIATION IS REQUIRED.

 

8.      ALL MEMBERS SHALL DISPLAY SPORTSMANSHIP-LIKE CONDUCT AT ALL CLUB FUNCTIONS. ANY MEMBER VIOLATING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, UP TO EXPULSION FROM THE CLUB AFTER A MEMBERSHIP VOTE.

 

9.      THE RULES AND REGULATIONS WILL BE EXAMINED AT THE OCTOBER MEETING AND VOTED ON AT THAT MEETING BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE.

 

10.  ALL CLUB BANK ACCOUNT CHECKS WILL REQUIRE TWO (2) SIGNATURES OF ACTIVE CLUB DIRECTORS WITH A $200.00 MAXIMUM BEING SPENT WITHOUT CLUB APPROVAL.

 

11.  IN THE EVENT THE CLUB BECOMES INSOLVENT, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL DETERMINE WHICH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WILL RECEIVE THE CLUB ASSETS.

 

 

OFFICERS

 

 

1.      THE CLUB OFFICERS SHALL BE PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, TREASURER AND FIVE (5) TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS.  THESE OFFICERS SHALL CONSTITUTE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

2.      ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS SHALL BE HELD AT THE REGULAR MEETING DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. ELECTION SHALL BE BY THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT. ELECTION SHALL BE BY A SHOW OF HANDS VOTE TO BE COUNTED BY TWO (2) MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CURRENT OFFICERS, AND THE RESULTS ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY.

 

3.      THE HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER SHALL PRESIDE AT ALL MEETINGS.

 

4.      THE TREASURER SHALL KEEP ALL RECORDS OF ALL MONIES RECEIVED AND ALL EXPENDITURES THEREOF UNTIL AN ANNUAL AUDIT OF THE RECORDS BY OTHER OFFICERS IS COMPLETED.

 

5.      THE PRESIDENT SHALL BE IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS.

 

 

TOURNAMENTS

 

1.      THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS IN THE CLUB SHALL PRESIDE OVER ALL TOURNAMENTS, INCLUDING INNER CLUB AND OPEN, AND IN THE EVENT OF THEIR ABSENCE, THE HIGHEST-RANKING OFFICER PRESENT BECOMES A TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.

 

2.      ALL DECISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.

 

3.      ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS MUST BE OBEYED.

 

4.      ALL PROTESTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING WITH-IN FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES AFTER COMPLETION OF WEIGH-IN.

 

5.      NO CONTESTANT PARTICIPATING IN A CLUB TOURNAMENT MAY FISH WITH A PERSON NOT ENTERED IN THE TOURNAMENT. A GUEST MAY FISH FOR BIG BASS POT ONLY WITH A FIVE ($5.00) - $3.00 FOR THE BIG BASS POT AND $2.00 WILL GO TO THE CLUB , WITH PRIOR NOTIFICATION, OTHERWISE, THEY ARE IN THE TOURNAMENT.

 

6.      ONLY CLUB MEMBERS AND INVITED GUEST MAY ENTER CLUB TOURNAMENTS, PROVIDING GUEST IS NOT A LICENSED GUIDE FISHERMAN OR HAS NOT BEEN DISBARRED FROM ANY BASS CLUB OR TOURNAMENT.  INVITED GUESTS STRINGER WEIGHT WILL NOT BE COUNTED IN YEARLY STRINGER TOTAL IF THEY SHOULD JOIN THE CLUB AT A LATER DATE. ALL GUESTS MUST FISH WITH A CLUB MEMBER.

 

7.      AT NO TIME DURING THE TOURNAMENT SHALL CONTESTANTS BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OR CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR ILLEGAL DRUGS. THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION WITH FORFEITURE OF ALL ENTRY FEES.

 

8.      ANY PERSON DISBARRED FROM ANY SANCTIONED BASS CLUB WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO FISH THE TOURNAMENT.

 

9.      CONTESTANTS MUST NOT ALLOW ANY FISH CAUGHT BY THEMSELVES TO BE COUNTED BY ANOTHER CONTESTANT. ALL CONTESTANT’S FISH MUST BE WEIGHED BY THEMSELVES IN PERSON.  IN SUCH CASE, BOTH CONTESTANTS SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED AND BARRED FROM THE CLUB.

 

10.  REGISTRATION FOR TOURNAMENTS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO STARTING TIME.  HOWEVER, IN THE EVENT OF LATE ARRIVAL, LEAVE A WRITTEN MESSAGE ON A DIRECTOR’S VEHICLE WITH THE NAMES OF ALL PARTIES FISHING. FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE OR AT WEIGH-IN.

 

11.  ALL TOURNAMENT LAKES, HOURS, OR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, IF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS  DECIDE IT WOULD BE BEST DUE TO WEATHER, LAKE CONDITIONS, ETC…  MEMBERS WOULD BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF THE LAKE IS CHANGED, THE RUNNER-UP LAKE FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING WILL BE THE OFFICIAL LAKE.

 

12.  TOURNAMENT HOURS ARE 6:00 AM TO 3:00 PM, UNLESS DECIDED BY THE CLUB.

 

13.  PERSONS DECLARED LATE FOR WEIGH-IN BY THE WEIGH-IN COMMITTEE MAY NOT WEIGH THEIR FISH, OR RECEIVE THEIR BONUS POUND. THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL KEEP OFFICIAL TIME FOR THAT DAY.  ALL CONTESTANTS MUST CHECK-IN BY 3:00 PM, OR IF LEAVING EARLY, NOTIFY ANY MEMBER. THIS IS FOR SAFETY OF ALL MEMBERS.

 

14.  ONE (1#) POUND WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL STRINGER WEIGHT OF ALL PAID CONTESTANTS WHO FISHED THE TOURNAMENT AND EITHER CHECKED IN BY CLOSE OF WEIGH-IN OR LEFT A NOTE WITH, OR NOTIFIED A TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF WEIGH-IN.

 

15.  TRAILERING IS ALLOWED.

 

16.  LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN AND FASTENED WHEN THE BIG MOTOR IS RUNNING ON PLANE, OR A FIVE (5$) DOLLAR FINE MUST BE PAID.  ALL FINES GO TO THE CLUB TREASURY FOR CLUB USE.

 

17.  ALL BASS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE GRANBURY BASS CLUB TO BE LIVE RELEASED AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE. AN EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE FOR TROPHY FISH. TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP ANY DEAD FISH LEFT AFTER WEIGH IN.

 

18.  FISH MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION, FREE FROM DEBRIS, NO ICED OR FROZEN FISH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

19.  ONLY LARGE MOUTH, SMALL MOUTH AND KENTUCKY BASS WILL BE WEIGHED IN. MINIMUM LENGTH WILL BE PER LAKE REGULATIONS AND BASS LIMIT WILL BE FIVE (5) (UNLESS TOURNAMENT LAKE LIMIT IS LESS). BASS WILL BE MEASURED WITH MOUTH CLOSED USING CURRENT TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE METHOD. NO LIVE BAIT. NO TROLLING WITH GASOLINE ENGINE.  FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN A SPORTING MANNER AND ON ARTIFICIAL BAITS (PORK RINDS ARE CONSIDERED ARTIFICIAL). SLOT LAKES ARE AN EXCEPTION.

 

20.  ALL BASS MUST BE CAUGHT IN NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE TOURNAMENT LAKE.

 

21.  NO FISHING WITHIN FIFTY (50) FEET OF ANOTHER CONTESTANT’S BOAT WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE OTHER CONTESTANT.

 

22.  FISH WEIGHED IN AT CLUB TOURNAMENTS MUST BE CAUGHT DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS AND ON TOURNAMENT WATERS.

 

23.  FISH MUST BE WEIGHED IN ON OFFICIAL CLUB SCALES BY THE WEIGH-IN COMMITTEE.  NO ONE CAN WEIGH OR MEASURE THEIR OWN FISH DURING AN OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN. OFFICIAL CLUB BOARD WILL BE THE CHECK-IT-STICK.

 

24.  SHORT FISH WILL NOT BE WEIGHED.  ANYONE WHO BRINGS A SHORT FISH TO WEIGH-IN WILL BE  ASSESSED A ONE POUND PENALTY PER FISH FOR EACH SHORT FISH. DEAD FISH WILL BE WEIGHED WITH A ½ POUND PENALTY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. ANY WHITE-GILLED FISH OR QUESTIONABLE FISH WILL BE WEIGHED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.  ALL FISH MUST BE BROUGHT TO WEIGH-IN IN A BAG WITH WATER, OR THEY WILL NOT BE WEIGHED IN.

 

25.  TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEES SHALL BE TWENTY-FIVE ($25) DOLLARS.  THIS INCLUDES TWENTY ($20) DOLLARS FOR TOURNAMENT, THREE ($3) DOLLARS FOR BIG BASS POT, AND TWO ($2) DOLLARS BACK INTO THE CLUB TREASURY. THE BIG BASS POT GOES TO THE FISHERMAN WHO WEIGHS IN THE BIGGEST BASS.

 

26.  WITH TEN (10) OR LESS CONTESTANTS, PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SPLIT: 50%, 30%, AND 20%. WITH MORE THAN TEN (10), THE PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SPLIT: 40%, 30%, 20%, AND 10%. WHEN ONLY TWO (2) WEIGH-IN FISH, PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SPLIT 60% AND 40%. WITH ONE (1) PRIZE MONEY WILL BE 100%.

 

27.  IN THE EVENT OF A TIE:

1)      TIE FOR 1ST, 1ST AND 2ND SPLIT THE MONEY

2)      TIE FOR 2ND, 2ND AND 3RD SPLIT THE MONEY

3)      TIE FOR 3RD, 3RD AND 4TH SPLIT THE MONEY

4)      TIE FOR 4TH, TYING ENTRANTS SPLIT THE 4TH PLACE MONEY.

 

28.  IF NO FISH ARE WEIGHED IN AT A TOURNAMENT, TWENTY-THREE ($23) DOLLARS WILL BE REFUNDED OF YOUR ENTRY MONEY, AND TWO ($2) DOLLARS WILL BE KEPT BY THE CLUB.  FOR THIS $2.00 DOLLARS YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR BONUS 1# POUND IF YOU ATTEND WEIGH-IN OR LEFT A NOTE WITH, OR NOTIFIED A TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF WEIGH-IN.

 

29.  THERE WILL BE A TWENTY-FIVE ($25.00) DOLLAR CHARGE ON ALL RETURNED CHECKS.

 

30.  NO LAKE WILL BE FISHED TWO (2) MONTHS IN A ROW, BACK TO BACK, OR MORE THAN ONCE (1) EACH QUARTER.  NO LAKE MAY BE FISHED MORE THAN THREE (3)  TIMES PER YEAR.

 

31.  CALCUTTA – THERE WILL BE AN OPTIONAL CALCUTTA OF TWO ($2.50) DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS PER PERSON PER TOURNAMENT TO BE PAID TO THE FIRST (1ST) PERSON WEIGHING IN A FISH OF SEVEN (7#) POUNDS OR BETTER IN A CLUB TOURNAMENT. PERSONS WISHING TO ENTER CALCUTTA AFTER INITIAL MONTH MUST BACK PAY PRIOR MONTHS OF ENTRY. IF MORE THAN ONE (1) BASS OVER SEVEN (7#) POUNDS IS WEIGHED, LARGEST TAKES ALL. ALL MONEY MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT START.  WINNER MUST BE A MEMBER FOR NINETY DAYS TO BE ELIGIBLE. IN CASE OF A TIE, MONEY WILL BE SPLIT.

 

32.  IF A PERSON VOTES TO FISH THE TOURNAMENT LAKE (AND LAKE IS CHOSEN) AND DOES NOT FISH, THAT PERSON HAS TO PAY ENTRY FEE.

 

33.  ONE (1#) POUND WILL BE ADDED TO EACH MEMBER’S TOTAL STRINGER WEIGHT FOR THE YEAR, FOR SIGNING IN ON THE SIGN-IN SHEET AT THE DOOR AT EACH MONTHLY MEETING.

 

34.  ANY MEMBER COMMITTING ANOTHER MEMBER TO FISH FOR THE UPCOMING TOURNAMENT AND THEY DO NOT FISH, THE MEMBER THAT COMMITTED THEM TO FISH WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THEIR FEES.

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

1.      YEAR END AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING:

TOP  SIX         LADY ANGLER

JUNIOR ANGLER               BIG BASS

 

ANGLER OF THE YEAR – LARGER PLAQUE.

ANGLER OF THE YEAR WILL RECEIVE A $200 AWARD FROM THE CLUB AS THE ONLY AWARD FOR ANGLER OF THE YEAR.

 

MEMBER OF THE YEAR – TO BE VOTED ON BY THE MEMBERSHIP.

 

1.2.     GRANBURY BASS CLUB WILL SEND A TOP SIX TEAM TO THE HONEY HOLE AFFILIATION TOP SIX TYPE TOURNAMENT.  THE CLUB WILL PAY FOR ENTRY FEES AND ROOMS, IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

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