BASS CLUB YOUTH CHAPTER
1. General Club
The Youth Chapter of the Inland Empire Bass Club
was established in 2005 by a supporting vote of the Board of Directors.
In the first meeting of the Charter Members decided the Vision of the Club.
“To be recognized as the best junior fishing club
in the United States.”
The club values are:
good winner and a good looser.
makes us better.
Fun-we love fishing.
practice careful catch and release.
A. Membership is available to children under the
age of 18 whose families are members in good standing of the Inland Empire
Bass Club with dues paid. All Juniors and /or families must maintain general
junior club will endeavor to maintain a sufficient number of members for
appropriate affiliations with
State and National organizations of interest to the club
C. Ages and
eligibility –IBEC age limits are 18, but not yet 19 or younger. Other
organizations set their own specific
guidelines with age cutoffs for eligibility to participate in state and national
qualifiers and championships
D. Juniors are
encouraged to participate in as many club tournaments as possible to gain
E. Attend a minimum of
4 of the 11 Junior club meetings or general club meetings.
F. Participate in the
annual Christmas Banquet and awards.
G. Fish for trophies
and prizes awarded for top club anglers and top three in the junior competitors.
H. Enjoy the
fellowship and getting to know other young anglers with a shared interest in
I. Help out and attend
Kids Fishing day.
Inland Empire Bass
Club Youth Chapter is organized with a Board of Directors. The board, which
consists of three
officers-President, Vice-President and Secretary and Treasurer and 12 board
members (other original charter
members). The purpose of the board is determinations as to the club Visions,
Values and Mission and reconfirm
those each year. The board also determines participation in other events that
help to contribute back to the
sport of fishing. Parents are always welcome to observe board meetings. The meetings are held on
the 4th Tuesday of the month starting ˝ hour prior to the general
IEBC club meeting. 6:30 pm start for
Youth Chapter. Youth then may join the general club meeting already in
Club expenses are paid
by the general IEBC with the exception of membership fees required by any
national organization such as
FLW or BASS. Those membership fees and entry requirements will be processed by the Youth Director
with expenses being responsibility of individual youth members. Charge to
participate in State tournaments
will be determined by the respective state organizations. Juniors are
responsible for finding their own boat “sponsor” in tournaments where it is
required that the IBEC provide a minimum
of 1 boater for every two anglers. It is up to the Juniors (2) and the boaters
(1) to make arrangements
suitable to reimburse volunteer boaters for expenses incurred during junior competitions.
The youth chapter members compete in as many club
tournaments as possible. Separate club standings will be maintained for
youth. There will be a Washington State Junior Championship tournament held
each year with the winners
of the State in both age groups going on to a National/ World competition participation which
will be determined by the membership of the youth chapter
Junior State and
National tournaments will be conducted in accordance with the rules as published
by those respective
7. Constitution and
The Junior Chapter is
sanctioned and supported but the Inland Empire Bass Club and will observe the
basics of the adult
club Constitution. And By-laws with the following exceptions:
a. Juniors must be at
least the age legally required by Washington (or State in which adult tournament is taking place) to
operate the combustion engine and/or fish in a club tournament.
b. Parents or legal
guardians of Juniors under the age of 18 fishing a club tournament on their own
must sign a consent
and release of liability form (provided by Youth Director). The form must be
submitted with entry fees
paid for that particular tournament and resubmitted for each tournament there after.
c. The Junior Club
will elect a President and Vice President with the Youth Director acting as
Secretary and Treasurer.