After calling the meeting to order, the board shared an overview of the year. All the parks hosting tournaments this year were happy with the club, they just wished we would have shot more fish. It was a tough year for bowfishing, perhaps due to the September 2013 flooding shifting the fish populations. There were a good variety of sponsors this year, but because of the market, companies were not able to contribute as much as in past years. (Click here to go to the Tournaments Page to see how many fish were taken at each tournament and what sponsors contributed for prize bags.)
Looking forward to next year, the members also discussed what could be done to better improve the COBF, such as:
-More kid and community activities
-Work with the DOW for a better classification of Rough Fish.
-Review the points system and possibly adding number of fish taken as another way to earn points.
-Have more of a presence at big retailers, such as Bass Pro, Sportsman's Warehouse and Cabelas.
-Look at having alternate dates for tournaments in case of bad weather.
-And, as always, ways to increase club exposure and membership.
Information on nominating, running and voting for our 2015 COBF Board will be sent out soon. If you have an interest in determining the future of the club, please consider running for a position.
Finally, points champions were announced and member of the year was voted on. Congratulations to Team Headshot for winning the 2014 Points Race and to Hans Williamson for being voted as our 2014 Member of the Year. (Click here to see photos of the winners and see the final points standings.)
If you have any questions regarding what was discussed at the meeting, you can email the board at firstname.lastname@example.org