Current 2007 Rule
Section 1. Membership Requirements
Requirements for active membership, to become an active member, a person shall:
a. Be at least 21 years of age.
b. Express an interest in membership.
c. Fish one club tournament as a guest.
d. Be voted on by membership at the next meeting, with guest not present.
Vote shall be secret ballot; affirmation by majority vote.
e. Full membership shall be awarded upon payment of all dues including hat and shirt.
f. The official shirt with club logo will be ordered through the club Secretary.
g. Potential members must be nominated by a member in good standing
and complete a member information sheet prior to fishing his guest tournament.
Section 1f. Membership Requirements
f. The official shirt with club logo on left chest only will be ordered through the club secretary.
The cost of the shirt as currently done is outrageous. This cost is primarily due to the cost of the monogram on the back. We can lower the cost of the shirt by $30-$35 by letting the back logo be "optional". This will also clarify as to what is required on the shirt. We currently require that the back of the shirt be monogrammed even though the constitution doesn't require it. In fact it allows the Secretary to decide what is put on the shirt to be "official". A $79 fishing shirt for a local fishing club is "over the top."