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   Capt. Peggy Van Vleet 


Captain Of The Year






Board Minutes

April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

LECBA Board Meeting

 Meeting was held at Wild Wings Restaurant.President Rick Unger called the meeting to order at 6:32 PM. Members present: Jerry Abele, Steve Connor, Ron Eickholt, Charlie Eulitt, Mike Karhoff, Don Lowther, Mike Matta, Chris Moore, Paul Pacholski, Pete Scheid, Barry Witt, Bob Witt, Dan Welsh, Dave Whitt, Rick Unger Guests present: Craig Adams, Dean Jewell, Tom Watts, Eric Gahn, Tom Zender, Sandy Coutcher, Dan Coutcher, Kenny Miller, Tom Straus, Chris Sutton, Don McGee, David Durst, Ron Lamont, Jerry Meyers, Sandee Abele, Roger Knight, Ray Petering Motion made by Ron Eickholt to approve March minutes.  Seconded by Mike Karhoff. Treasurer’s Report:Detailed report by Don Lowther.  Motion to approve report by Pete Scheid.  Seconded by Charlie Eulitt. President Unger addressed and clarified a question from last month about him having LECBA physical property.  He currently has in his possession a compact computer (about ten years old), a beat up monitor, an external hard drive (about one year old) and a projector that he has never opened.  All items are marked LECBA. LECBA did pay Go Daddy $114.00 in May of 2008 for the domains,, for the next five years.  A change of address is still necessary and Bob Collins needs to be removed from the account. Thank you to Bob Witt for all the work he has put into getting the new website up and going. Thank you to Jeff Goehring of A-N-J for all his work on the Cleveland Sport Show.  The show id scheduled to be three days next year  (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Don Lowther received a statement from the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce for $219.00.  Board decided to keep with the account. Dave Whitt asked about the situation with smallmouth.  Currently no changes are planned. Presentation by Roger Knight and Ray Petering of the Division of Wildlife:Ray and Roger discussed the current issues revolving around the TAC.  The gentlemen presented slides of the current regulations and the proposed system.  Discussion with the gentlemen included changing of the bag limits, size limits, closing part of the season, and the stocking of walleye.  They insured that the LECBA would be included when going through the different possible scenarios.  The Division of Wildlife is trying to make the most opportunities available.  Pete Scheid distributed a handout of his thoughts.  Not all Board members were in agreement with him.  Wildlife is willing to look at any proposals that the LECBA may come up with.President Unger addressed the issue brought forth last meeting by Ron Eickholt concerning the algae in Lake Erie.  There was an article in the paper by the Bowling Green Sea Grant.  They are working on the situation. Ron Eickholt revisited the discussion last month about the amount of club dues. If any changes are going to be made it needs to be done this month.  Current active membership is $85 and $45 for the drug program.  Motion made by Steve Connor to table the issue until next year leaving the current dues amount as is.  Motion seconded by Paul Pacholski.  Motion passed by the Board. Pete Scheid distributed a handout for thoughts for the May meeting.  He would like members to read it and share comments/thoughts/suggestions next month. Don Lowther asked if the drug policy needed to be posted on the boat.  President Unger will check and report back next month. Next meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Wild Wings. Motion to adjourn by Paul Pacholski at 8:45 PM.  Seconded by Dave Whitt.