Minutes From Past KACO Meetings

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, March 31, 2015

Annual Meeting of the General Membership, February 3, 2015

Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, February 3, 2015

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, January 6, 2015

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, December 2, 2014

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, April 15, 2014

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, March 11, 2014

Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, February 20, 2014

Annual Meeting of the General Membership, February 4, 2014

Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, February, 2014

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, November 11, 2013

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, December 31, 2013

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, April 3, 2013

Annual Meeting of the Corporation, February 5, 2013

Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, February 5, 2013

 Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators (KACO)
P.O. Box 1031
Kodiak, Alaska 99615-1031
Kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

Minutes of the:
January 14, 2013 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:45pm at the Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, Kodiak Ferry Terminal.

Roll Call of Members:
The following board members were present: Dave Jones, Rick Baker, Chris Fiala and Jesse Glamann.
There being four of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Old Business:
1. Take the Kids Fishing Day, 2013

The board discussed the 2013 operations plan. Jesse Glamann received graphics and ideas for the T-shirts. Dave Jones gave an update on add sales to date.

2. 3013 Annual Meeting of the General Membership
The board discussed plans for the meeting. Dave Jones reported that Donn Tracey ADF&G had accepted the job as guest speaker. The Chartroom Restaurant provided an acceptable bid to provide lunch and meeting location.
Board members got input from Judy Kidder that Danby Lloyd may like to attend and an invitation will be forwarded to him.

3. 2013 King Salmon Derby
The board discussed several options for a 2013 king derby. Judy Kidder, Tim Abena and Skip Bolton also participated in the discussion. No clear direction was established for a 2013 derby and the board took no action. General consensus was to continue efforts to obtain a gaming permit for KACO and be ready to help with a derby in 2014.

New Business:
1. Recognize Alaska Charter Association

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved a $1,000.00 donation/2013 dues payment from KACO to Alaska Charter Association.

Set the next meeting date:
The annual meeting of the board is set by KACO by-laws to occur directly following the Annual meeting of the general membership. February 5, 2013

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

Approved by:
______________________________________________________________________
Dave Jones/President

______________________________________________________________________
Rick Baker/Secretary
Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

 Minutes of the:
January 8, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, Kodiak Ferry Terminal.

Roll Call of Members:
The following board members were present: Lee Robbins, Dave Jones, Mel Roe, and Jesse Glamann.
There being four of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.
Arriving late were: Chris Fiala and Ken Newman.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the May 22, 2012 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors were reviewed by the board.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Old Business:
1. Application for a Gaming Permit.
Progress on KACO's tax exempt status were discussed by the board. Chaco has filed for federal tax exempt status. Aided by the new, compliant, Article and Bylaws and work by Jamie Godwin, accountant. We are waiting for reply from the IRS.

2. Presentations of Awards for Take the Kids Fishing Day, 2012
Awards, thanking advertisers and boat captains for their contributions to the 2012 Take The Kids Fishing Day were presented to those present at the meeting.
And, arrangements were made to distribute the remaining awards to those recipients who were not present.


New Business:
1. Take the Kids Fishing Day, 2013
2011 and 2012 Kids Day programs were both great successes and have helped to put KACO on the map in Kodiak, Alaska.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board agreed to formulate a plan for the event to be held again in 2013.
(Draft plan, attachment A of these minutes.)

2. 2013 King Salmon Derby
Many people in our community were disappointed that there was no king salmon derby in 2012. If this event is going to happen in 2013, its likely KACO will need to step up and play a major roll. If not launch an independent derby of its own.
The board tabled the issue and will explore concepts for a 2013 king salmon derby at a special meeting of the board, held solely for this issue, on Monday, January 14, 2013.

3. 3013 Annual Meeting of the General Membership
Or bylaws dictate that the Annual Meeting of the General Membership take place on the first Tuesday in February.
Three board seats, those currently held by Rick Baker, Ken Newman and Lee Robbins, are up for election at this February's annual meeting.
The board discussed using the Kodiak Inn as they had made a competitive bid for the prior year's general membership meeting and were a co-sponsor of Take The Kids Fishing for the past two events.
The board discussed Donn Tracy, ADF&G sport fish biologist, as a guest speaker.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board agreed to choose a venue for a hosted lunch/meeting, on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. And, to consider a guest speaker.

Set the next meeting date:
A special meeting of the board was set for Monday, January 14, 2013 for the purpose of discussing a 2013 king salmon derby.

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

Approved by:
______________________________________________________________________
Dave Jones/President

______________________________________________________________________
Rick Baker/Secretary
Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

ATTACHMENT A

Take The Kids Fishing Day
Draft Action Plan

Provide a free, ½ day, fishing trip on a local charter boat for Kodiak Island kids.
½ day trips targeting fast action jig fishing for rock fish, grey cod and other bottom fish. Hope to keep the gear light and let each kid fish his/her own rod. 1/2 day trips should keep things moving and minimize any seasick issues.

Target date is Monday, May 27th, 2013
This should be the last day of the Crab Festival. It is a unique opportunity to get more advertising by being lumped into Chamber promotions.

Target departures times are 9:00am and 1:00pm, figuring two trips per volunteer vessel.
Times chosen because it's not to early of a start time for kids and will have us finished up by 6:00pm.

Trips beginning from the water dock on the spit.
The Chamber was behind using this sight because it will help to keep up traffic in spit area where the rest of the Crab Festival will be.
At trip end kids will drop off at Dog Bay launch ramp with their fish.

Target capacity is 60+ kids.
We currently have three boats signed up.
U-Rascal, Captain Chris Fiala - Confirmed, loading limits are 10 kids and three parent helpers.
Lana J, Captain Mel Roe - Confirmed, waiting for loading limits.
Trophy II, Captain Lee Robbins - Confirmed, loading limits are 8 kids and 0 parent helpers.

We may want some parents along to help with the kids. We will be quite clear that any parents will be on board as helpers and not additional fishermen.

Target age group 10 - 12 year olds.
Old enough but no to old.

The Brochure/Application

A brochure/application will be developed with a promotional cover where KACO and other sponsors will get some exposure.
The Brochure will need to be developed and in circulation by May 1 to allow three weeks of exposure. Add sales close on April 15 with an art work deadline of April 18.

KACO will be the main sponsor featured at the top of the page. Co-sponsor, like the participating vessels and business who donate funds, goods and services will also be featured.
The brochure development is being handled by:
To be determined

A KACO/Kid's Day T-shirt
A KACO/Kid's Day T-shirt will be developed for participating kids, parent helpers, captains and crew.

Kid participants are chosen, first come first served, based on the order in which we receive their applications.
Brochure/applications will contain a fill in form for child information, parental consent and parental direction in fish keeping/processing maters. This portion of the application will be in the form of a self mailer that can be returned, RSVP stile, to KACO.
Applications will be distributed to local elementary schools and business who agree to display them.
If we find that there is a lot of excess capacity on the day of the event we can take walk-up kids as well.

Tasks, How Can I Help?

Volunteer as a crewmember to help on a vessel or help coordinate at the dock.
Volunteer Crew to date:
Dave Jones
Mickey Jones
Shawn Finn

Co Sponsors/Advertisers to date:
Best Western Kodiak Inn, ????
Subway of Kodiak, ????
Nathan M Faber DMD PC, 1/6 page, $500.00 Collected
Scuba Do, ????
Jim Arneson DDS, ????
Lions Club, Kodiak, ????
Kodiak Island Sportsman's Assoc., ????
Ton of Fun, ????
Island Seafoods, ????
Scott's Heating and Plumbing, 1/6 page, $500.00 Collected
Mack's Sport Shop, ????

Donate to a "Fuel Fund" which will be used to help volunteer vessels offset their fuel costs. *Donate goods like terminal tackle, etc. *Donate services like fish processing, graphic art brochure development, etc.

 Minutes of the:
May 22, 2012 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at the conclusion of the Special Meeting of the Corporation at Fisherman's Hall

Roll Call of Members:
Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Mel Roe, Rick Baker, and Jesse Glamann
There being five of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the May 1, 2012 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors were reviewed by the board.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Old Business:
1. Application for a Gaming Permit.
Methods to progress on KACO's tax exempt status were discussed by the board. Chaco will continue to work toward filing for federal tax exempt status. Aided by the new, compliant, Article and Bylaws being adopted at this meeting.

2. Take the Kids Fishing Day, 2012
The board will reviewed implementation of the plan and up-date vessels capacity. A loading manifest was presented by Dave Jones. A fairly good turnout is expected. The beach crew will collect a supply of life jackets and outfit the kids before they board the boats.

3. Statement of Change, Registered Agent
The board discussed changing the corporations registered agent and address with the State of Alaska. Basically a housekeeping issue.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the corporations registered agent and address was updated (Attachment A).

New Business:
1. Execute and Acknowledge the Amended Articles of Incorporation
The board discussed executing and acknowledging the Amended Articles of Incorporation.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board agreed to execute and acknowledge the Amended Articles of Incorporation.

2. Amend the bylaws of the corporation.
The board discussed amending the bylaws of the corporation to bring them into compliance with the IRS requirements for a tax exempt 501 (c) (6) status and requirements for a State of Alaska Gaming permit. A new set of bylaws was reviewed by the board (Attachment B).
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board adopted the new bylaws (Attachment B).

Set the next meeting date:
To be announced. It's summer time!

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com


Minutes of the:
May 22, 2012 Special Meeting of the Corporation

Call To Order:
The meeting will be called to order at 7:00 at Fisherman' Hall

Roll Call of Members:
The following voting members were present: Rick Baker, Roger Bowers, Chris Fiala, Ed Fine, Chaz Glagolich, Dave Jones, Shaw Patterson, Chaco Pearman, Mel Roe, Gary Salter
The following associate members were present: Jesse Glamann, Kim Swaneveld

Officers Reports:
Dave Jones, President, reported on:
1. KACO's financial statement.
2. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2012
3. King Salmon Derby, 2012 has been canceled.

Amend the ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION:
In order to comply with the requirements for obtaining a federal, tax exempt status, changes to our ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION were necessary.
Said changes (Attachment A) were presented to the members in attendance at the meeting.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the voting members adopted the amended articles (Attachment A).

NOAA Survey
The members discussed the NOAA survey sent out to Alaskan charter businesses. Many members did not like the idea of disclosing sensitive financial information and felt that the survey may be of more harm than good.
Other members supported filling out the survey in an effort to add credibility to charter industry claims of economic importance.
The members were evenly split on the subject. No action was taken.

LT Matthew Zinn, U.S. Coast Guard, Supervisor, Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak
Lt. Zinn gave a brief talk on recent Coast Guard issues. Relaxed TWIC card requirements and vessel inspections. He fielded questions from the members and addressed some concerns.
Lt. Zinn noted that his tour of duty in Kodiak was ending. His replacement, Sara Lovette, would like to attend the next general membership meeting.

Set the next meeting date:
As defined in the KACO bylaws, the next Annual Meeting of the Corporation is February 5, 2013

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm

Approved by:

______________________________________________________________________
Dave Jones/President

______________________________________________________________________
Rick Baker/Secretary

Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

Attachment A

AMENDED AND RESTATEDARTICLES OF
INCORPORATIONOF KODIAK ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERBOAT OPERATORS, INC.
An Alaska Nonprofit Corporation

ARTICLE I
The name of the corporation is: KODIAK ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERBOAT OPERATORS, INC.An Alaska Nonprofit Corporation

ARTICLE II
The period of the corporation is perpetual.

ARTICLE III
The corporation is organized primarily as a business league pursuant to Section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The purposes for which this corporation is organized are: to promote and protect the charter boat interests of the Kodiak archipelago; to represent charter boat interests in State and Federal activities and regulatory issues that impact local businesses through a voice of solidarity; to advance the common business interests of the members; to disseminate information; to establish a working relationship with local law enforcement; and to create a reputable association, whereby membership equals credibility.

The Corporation, after successfully obtaining a license and complying with the regulation on gaming permits, may conduct charitable gaming activities.

The Corporation shall take an active role in political and/or legislative activities involving fishing issues that affect the charter boat industry.

Consistent with the above, the Corporation may exercise all powers available to corporations organized pursuant to Chapter 20 of Title 10 of the Alaska Statutes.

ARTICLE IV
The internal affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of no more than nine (9) and no less than five (5) members. The names of the initial directors who shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified are:

Michael Amberg, President, P.O. Box 1093, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.
James Davis, Vice President, P.O. Box 4001, Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Dave Kubiak, Secretary, P.O. Box 2084, Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Chris Fiala, Treasurer, P.O. Box 3750, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.
John Parker, Member, P.O. Box 653, Kodiak, Alaska 99615

Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the corporation which shall be held in Kodiak, Alaska. These Directors shall be nominated and elected as specified in the By-laws. The annual meeting shall be held on a date specified in the By-laws.

The general membership shall by a majority vote, replace any officer or Director who has resigned or moved, and the Director so appointed shall serve out the term of the replaced Director.

ARTICLE V
The address of the initial registered office is: 1319 Madsen Avenue, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.
The mailing address of the initial registered office is: P.O. Box 3641, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.
The name of the initial registered agent at the registered office is: Michael Amberg.

ARTICLE VI
The name and address of each incorporator is:

Michael Amberg, P.O. Box 1093, Kodiak, Alaska 99615;
James Davis, P.O. Box 4001, Kodiak, Alaska 99615;
and John Parker, P.O. Box 653, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.

ARTICLE VII
The Corporation shall be composed of members rather than shareholders and shall not issue stock. The conditions and regulations of membership shall be determined by these Articles of Incorporation and the By-laws of the Corporation.

ARTICLE VIII
COMPOSITION: There shall be at least one class of membership of the KODIAK ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERBOAT OPERATORS, Inc. which shall be the only voting membership composed of members who are interested in promoting the purposes of the non-profit corporation and who shall contribute annual dues as set by the Bylaws. Other classes of membership and annual dues for such memberships may be designated by the By-laws.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: Voting membership is open to persons or businesses in the charterboat industry, approved and accepted by the Board of Directors, without regard to age, sex, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or political affiliation. Person includes natural persons, corporations, and unincorporated associations.

ARTICLE IX
The Articles of Incorporation may be amended at any regular meeting of the members of the Corporation or at any special meeting of the same called for that purpose by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at that meeting. No amendment of the Articles of Incorporation shall be made at any regular meeting, and no such action shall be taken at any special meeting unless a notice is mailed to each member at his/hers last address of record, at least thirty (30) days prior to such regular or special meeting. Such amended articles shall be executed and acknowledged by the officers in whom the management of the affairs of the Corporation is vested and shall be filed and recorded in the same place and manner as the original articles.

ARTICLE X
Upon the winding up and dissolution of this Corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the payment of the debts, obligations and liabilities of the Corporation, the remaining assets of this Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), and subject to the terms of AS 10.20.295 as amended. And the net proceeds from charitable gaming activities will be distributed to charitable organizations defined in AS 05.15.690 (8) or to other qualified organizations authorized to conduct activity under AS 05.15.

KACO minutes for May 1, 2012, Fisherman's Hall
Meeting called to order
Present
Rick Baker, Chris Fiala, Lee Robins, Mel Roe, Ken Newman, Judy Kidder, Jess Glaman


Old Business
Discussion "Take a Kid Fishing Day" everything is on track. Brochures have been distributed

 

New Business
Discuss: Chaco Report on changing Kaco Bi laws

New Business
The harbor master said he was not notified that there was a meeting tonight. And this was the second time.
New business
Discuss rampant uncontrolled spending of the City of Kodiak. Raising sales tax, mooring. What should we do.
Next meeting date set for May 22, 2012

Meeting adjourned

Minutes of the: April 3, 2012 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm at Fisherman's Hall

Roll Call of Members:
The following board members were present
Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Ken Newman and Lee Robbins
There being four of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the March 13, 2012 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors were reviewed by the board.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Old Business:
1. Application for a Gaming Permit.
Methods to progress on KACO's tax exempt status were discussed by the board. The board has not the expertise to progress on this issue without professional assistance. The cost and availability of this assistance will be researched and the board will address the issue at the next meeting.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Board repealed the following action taken at the annual meeting of the board on 02/07/2012:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Board added an Article XII to the bylaws as follows:
ARTICLE XII, Dissolution of this Corporation
Upon the winding up and dissolution of this Corporation, paying or adequately providing for the payment of the debts, obligations and liabilities of the Corporation, the remaining assets of this Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

2. Take the Kids Fishing Day, 2012
Dave Jones reported on Kids Day add sales progress and the brochure.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the approved the brochure produced by Robin Fiala (Attachment A).

The board reviewed development of the plan and up-date vessels and begin to address capacity of each vessel for loading.

3. Approval of New Logo
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved the logo produced by Robin Fiala (also on Attachment A).

New Business:
1. Approval of New Members

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved the following new members:
Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort, Allen Walburn
Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures, Steele Davis
Wilderness Beach Lodge, Deb Kennedy

2. Bycatch Issue, Gulf of Alaska
The board will review a letter to the NPFMC in support of a halibut by catch reduction in the Gulf.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved a letter (Attachment B) to be forwarded to the parties listed on the letter.

3. Hosting for Visiting Industry Proponents
The board discussed hosting visiting members of the charter industry who are coming to Kodiak for the June NPFMC meeting.
Dave Jones will forward an email request for ideas to the general membership.

4. KRAA "Sport Fish Seat" Nomination
The board discussed nominating a KACO member to run for the sport fish seat on the KRAA board of directors. No nominations were made. Dave Jones will forward an email announcement to the general membership.

Set the next meeting date:
The next meeting date was set for May 1, 2012

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

Approved by:

______________________________________________________________________
Dave Jones/President

______________________________________________________________________
Rick Baker/Secretary

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Attachment B


Mr. Eric Olson, Chair
North Pacific Fishery Management Council
605 West 4th Avenue, Suite 306
Anchorage, AK 99501

Re: Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

Dear Chairman Olson and Council members,
KOCO is an organization comprised of 24 businesses that operate saltwater charter fishing boats on Kodiak Island. In addition, KACO represents 14 non-charter businesses and individuals on Kodiak Island.
We request the Council take final action to reduce halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska by at least 15%-the maximum reduction being considered at this time.
Commercial and sport fishermen have experienced dramatic cuts in their harvests over the last decade. The limit on halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska, on the other hand, has not been significantly changed since 1989. Currently there is a halibut bycatch limit of 2,300 metric tons (mt) in the GOA-or just over 5 million pounds.
At the same time the exploitable biomass-the portion of the halibut population that is available for harvest-has declined by 58% over the past decade. The state of the halibut stock is uncertain; previous assumptions regarding strong incoming year classes are now in doubt. While everything else-commercial and charter limits and the stock itself -have gone down, the bycatch limit has stayed relatively constant. It is time for the Council to address this inequity by reducing halibut bycatch NOW. All sectors must do their part to conserve and rebuild the halibut stock.
Cuts in catch limits have and will continue to have dramatic effects on our fisheries, businesses, economies and communities that depend on the halibut resource. Each halibut caught as bycatch has a direct effect on the spawning biomass and yield of halibut available to other sectors now and in the future. It is critical that the Council take meaningful final action now by reducing Gulf of Alaska halibut bycatch by at least 15%.

Sincerely,

 

Dave Jones
KACO President

 Minutes of the: March 13, 2012 Meeting of the Board of Directors.
Call meeting to order
Members present Mel Roe, Rick Baker, Chris Fiala, Chaco Pearman
Associate members present Judy Kidder, Jessy Glammen
Minutes from last meeting and seconded
Old business
Gaming permit
Kaco will need to work on their status with IRS before they can pursue a gaming permit.
Kaco will not be in the position to run the gaming end of the Kodiak King salmon tournament
Defer until a future date
Take a kid fishing Day
Report from Judy kidder
Sales for advertising are moving along
Need add sold by next meeting
Will Kaco donate to the Kodiak King Salmon tournament?
Chris fiala made a motion to donate the same amount as last year $ 1,000.00
Jessy second it
5 yes vote
Kaco logo , Robin fiala is working on kaco Logo proof
Kaco will send letter to endorse Bob Howard for the board of fish and Rex Murphy for IPHC
Chris Fiala has volunteered to draft letters.
No more new business
Motion to Adjourn
Next meeting the 27th of march
Approved by:
 
______________________________________________________________________

Dave Jones/President
 
______________________________________________________________________

Rick Baker/Secretary
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 Minutes of the: February 7, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the Corporation at:
Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries
3833 E. Rezanof Dr., Ste A
Kodiak, Alaska

Roll Call of Members:
The following board members were present
Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Ken Newman, Mel Roe, and Lee Robbins
There being five of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval Of Minutes:
The minutes of the December 27, 2011 meeting of the Board of Directors were reviewed by the board. Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Seat the New Board:
Chris Fiala, Dave Jones and Mel Roe were re-seated on the board for two year terms.

Election of Officers:
1. Dave Jones volunteered to continue as President, Mel Roe volunteered to continue as Vice President, Rick Baker (absent) was volunteered to continue as Secretary and Chris Fiala volunteered to continue as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of KACO.
2. There being no further nominations or volunteers, a poll of the attending Board members of KACO elected the above mentioned volunteers to fill the officer positions respectively.

Old Business:
1. Application for a Gaming Permit.

Chaco Pearman will reported on the progress of the application for a gaming permit. Progress is continuing but several issues still need to be addressed. In an effort to define KACO’s tax exempt status the board took the following action:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, The board authorized Chaco Pearman to act as "Agent of Record" to deal with the IRS in respect tax status communications.
In an effort to bring KACO’s bylaws into compliance with the State of Alaska gaming requirements, the board took the following action:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Board added an Article XII to the bylaws as follows:

ARTICLE XII, Dissolution of this Corporation
Upon the winding up and dissolution of this Corporation, paying or adequately providing for the payment of the debts, obligations and liabilities of the Corporation, the remaining assets of this Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

NOTE: on the day after this board meeting, a review of the KACO bylaws revealed that a similar bylaw already exists. See KACO Bylaws, Article 3, Section 3.02., paragraph c. Because of this discovery, the above amendment was not carried out and the issue is up for re-consideration at the next board meeting.

2. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2012
The board reviewed development of the action plan and made some updates.
The board reviewed the 2012 brochure development and the lead add sales kit was assigned to Judi Kidder. A second add sales kit was assigned to Lee Robbins.

3. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby, 2012
The board took no action.

New Business:
1. Approval of New Members

New voting memberships were approved by the Board of Directors for:
Shannon Randall , Marty Eaton, Craig Baker and Nathan Faber

2. CATCH Stakeholder Meeting
Ken Newman volunteered to represent KACO at the CATCH Stakeholders meeting, March 12 & 13, 2012. Ken must be accepted for this meeting by the CATCH Board of Directors. Ken will prepare his own application and KACO letter of recommendation. Ken will email his "KACO letter of recommendation" to KACO’s board members for approval prior to submitting it.
Room, Board and some airfare allowance will be provided by the CATCH Project if Ken is selected to attend, However:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Board agreed to cover Ken Newman’s travel expenses, in excess of the allowance provided by the CATCH Project, so Ken can attend the Stakeholders meeting.

 

The next meeting date:
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is Set for Tuesday, March 13th 2012. Fisherman’s Hall has been reserved for 7:00pm.

Adjourn:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00pm

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Minutes of the February 7, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Corporation

Call To Order:
The meeting will be called to order at 12:45pm at:
Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries
3833 E. Rezanof Dr., Ste A
Kodiak, Alaska

Roll Call of Members:
The following voting members were present: Chris Fiala, Chaz Glagolich, Dave Jones, Ken Newman, Shaw Patterson, Chaco Pearman, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe, Dick Rohrer, Gary Salter, Craig Baker and Marty Eaton
The following associate members were present: Joel Chenet, Judi Kidder, Ray Nordgulen, Daniel Rohrer, Kim Swaneveld and Lucy Johnson

Officers Reports:
Dave Jones, President, gave a report on:
1. KACO financial statement.
(Attachment A, Pages 1 & 2.)
2. Review of KACO actions in 2011.
3. Statement of KACO intended actions, to date, in 2012.

Guest Speaker:
Richard Yamada.
Richard addressed the membership on:
The GHL verses the Catch Sharing Plan.
How Halibut quotas are set.
The CATCH Project.
His "Kids Hooked on Fishing" project.

ACA Letter:
Dave Jones presented a KACO letter of appreciation to ACA Vice President, Richard Yamada, along with a KACO check for $1,000.00 made payable to the Alaska Charter Association.

Election, Board of Directors:
Four Seats were up for election in 2012.
1. Dave Jones, Mel Roe and Chris Fiala volunteered to re-up for their board seats that were expiring. Jesse Glamann volunteered to serve in the board seat previously held by Ed Fine which was expiring.
2. There being no further nominations or volunteers, by a poll of the attending voting members of KACO, Dave Jones, Mel Roe, Chris Fiala and Jesse Glamann were elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a term of two years.

General Membership Discussion
The membership discussed the following topics:
1. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2012
3. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby, 2012 and the application for a gaming permit.
4. Political Aspirations including Halibut by-catch, the CATCH plan and the June NPFMC meeting in Kodiak.

Set the next meeting date:
As defined in the KACO bylaws, the next Annual Meeting of the Corporation is February 5, 2013

Adjourn:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned

Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

 Minutes of the: December 27, 2011 Meeting of the Board of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at the Fisherman’s Hall, at 7:15pm

Roll Call of Members:
The following board members were present
Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Ken Newman, Mel Roe and Ed Fine
There being five of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval Of Minutes:
1. The minutes of the May 17, 2011 meeting of the Board of Directors were reviewed by the board.
2. The minutes of the December 6, 2011 meeting of the General Membership were reviewed by the board.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Officers Reports:
Dave Jones, President, Gave the board a tour of the new web sight. And, reported that;
a. The web page is up to date with all members listed and liked where possible.
b. The web address is changed to www.kodiakaco.com

Old Business:
1. Application for a Gaming Permit.

Chaco Pearman reported on the progress of the application for a gaming permit. Chaco estimates it will be completed in late January or February of 2012.

2. KACO Sticker
A KACO Sticker for members and supporters was completed and presented to the board. The sticker got mixed reviews but generally, the board was happy that we had something and that we could get it into circulation with our membership and supporters.

3. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2011
a. 8"x10" wall plaque awards were prepared for the major contributors of funds and services. Five for the boat captains and eight for the advertising contributors.
b. Awards were presented to the recipients who were present and arrangements were made for the distribution of awards to recipients who are not present at the meeting.

New Business:
1. Articles/Bylaws Compliance

The board discussed the corporations Articles of Incorporation and it’s bylaws.

Conclusion: After our revitalizing of KACO in 2011, It’s necessary to make some adjustments in order to comply with the corporations Articles of Incorporation and it’s bylaws.
Under current bylaws, the Board members are chosen at the "Annual Meeting of the Corporation " in November.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board amended the bylaws, Section 5.06, paragraph (a), to read as follows:

(a) Annual Meeting.
(i) The Board shall schedule an annual meeting of the Corporation’s general membership on the first Tuesday in February of each year. The purpose this meeting shall be the election of the Board of Directors and the transaction of other business.
(ii) The Board shall schedule an annual meeting of the Board of Directors, directly following the annual meeting of the Corporation’s general membership, for the purpose of election of the officers and the transaction of other business.

Conclusion: Under current bylaws, the Board members are chosen by a majority vote of the "General Membership" at the "Annual Meeting of the Corporation " in November.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, The board amended the bylaws, Section 5.02, paragraph (b), sub paragraph (ii) as follows:

Remove the language: "by a majority vote of the members of the general membership of the Corporation."
And replace it with: by a majority vote of the voting membership of the Corporation who are present at the annual meeting of the Corporation.

Conclusion: Under current bylaws, the Board members are chosen for two year terms which are designed to be staggered so only a portion of the board is up for re-election each year.

Suggested Action: All members of the current board should be considered to hold two year seats. Some of the current board (3 or 4 seats) should volunteer to shorten their terms and put their seats up for election in 2012. This would achieve the staggered effect intended in the bylaws.

2. Membership Dues and terms for renewal.
The board reviewed KACO member dues and renewal policy.

Memberships and dues are annual as defined in the "Articles Of Incorporation" and the bylaws.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board set a renewal date for all memberships and dues to co-inside with the annual meeting of the Corporation on the first Tuesday in February.

No official action was taken but generally the board felt memberships should be terminated for non-payment of dues after 90 days.

3. Increase member participation and new member sign-up.
The board discussed methods to increase member participation and new member sign-up.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, The board agreed to:
a. Seek a restaurant venue for the February 7, 2012 annual meeting of the Corporation.
b. Seek a guest speaker for that meeting.
c. Host a meal for all members in good standing (dues paid up) who can attend.

4. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2012
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved development of a plan of action similar to the 2011 program and set the event date for May 28th, Memorial Day.

The board also discussed making the brochure/application available for distribution much earlier and for a longer period of time than the 2011 program.

5. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby, 2012
No official action was taken but generally the board felt the application for a gaming permit was for this cause.
Determination of a prize donation for the 2012 derby will be on the addenda for the next Board meeting.

6. Recognize Alaska Charter Association
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the board approved development of a letter of appreciation to the ACA for all it’s efforts to protect charter fishing opportunities. And, a $1,000.00 donation/2012 dues payment from KACO to accompany the letter.

Dave Jones and Chris Fiala produced the following text for the letter:

To the Alaska Charter Association,
The board of directors of KACO would like to express our continued gratitude and support for all the exhausting work your organization has done on behalf of the Alaska charter industry and the Alaskan public. Our mission statement mirrors yours -- we all want to do what we can to protect public access to our resources.
Thank you very much (the enclosed check includes our 2012 ACA membership renewal).

Set the next meeting date:
The next meeting was set to follow the annual meeting of the Corporation on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Adjourn:
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm

Approved by:
 
______________________________________________________________________

Dave Jones/President
 
______________________________________________________________________

Rick Baker/Secretary

Please send requests for changes or additions to kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

 Minutes of the: December 6, 2011 Meeting of the general membership.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at the Fisherman’s Hall, at 7:10pm, by Dave Jones/President

Roll Call of Members:
Dave Jones
Rick Baker
Mel Roe
Lee Robins
Chaco Pearman
Judy Kidder

Officers Reports:
Dave Jones, President, reports that;
1.KACO financial statement.
Bank account Balance $ 7,300.00 un-appropriated funds.

2. Agenda Change Request, Rock Fish Bag Limit
Proposal was denied the Board of Fish.

3. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2011
Hosted 55 kids and 10 parent helpers aboard five member vessels. Very well received in the community.
Lee Robbins volunteered to look into a framed "recognition poster" for the 2011 advertising supporters.

4. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby, 2011
$1,000.00 prize donation.

5. Application for a KACO Gaming Permit.
Rick Baker and Chaco Pear man are working on it.

Note to the Board of Directors, election of officers.
General Membership Discussion, Direction For 2012
An opportunity for the general membership to give direction to the Board of Directors for the coming year. Including, but not limited to, the following topics.

KACO member dues and renewal policy.
The group discussed a renewal policy to address issues like, a common renewal date, biannual memberships, and membership fees.
The group discussed a annual meeting of the general membership to be held in February. With some incentive like a pot luck dinner or door prizes. Meeting to be combines with the election of the board of directors.

2. Take The Kids Fishing Day, 2012
The group discussed Reenergizing the sticker for sponsors effort, developing the brochure earlier and giving sponsors more recognition. The final day of Crab Fest was generally thought to be the best date.

3. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby, 2012
The group discussed providing the gaming permit and donating prize money.

4. Political Aspirations?
The group discussed the Alaska Charter Association’s efforts to safeguard our fishery. Encouraging members to join ACA or re-up their memberships.
The group discussed donating additional funds to ACA.
The group discussed the "CATCH" plan
The group discussed the Captain and crew retention of halibut by clients..

Set the next meeting date:
Next meeting December 27, 2011.

Adjourn:
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

 Minutes of the: May 17, 2011 Meeting of the Board Of Directors.

Call To Order:
The meeting was called to order at the Fisherman’s Hall, at 6:00pm, by Dave Jones/President

Roll Call:
The Following board members were present; Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe and Ed Fine.
Ken Newman and Rick Baker arrived late.
There being five of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval Of Minutes:
The minutes of the April 12, 2011 Board of Directors meeting were reviewed by the board.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Officers Reports:
Dave Jones/President, reported that;
KACO joined the KICVB on April 13th, 2011
KACO joined the Alaska Charter Association on April 15th, 2011
Current funds balance is $6,972.00. Of which, no funds are dedicated. A cash flow report showing income and expenditures was reviewed.

Meet and Greet:
1. LT Matthew Zinn/Supervisor of the USCG, Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak.
LT Zinn introduced himself to board and members of the audience. Lt Zinn’s purpose was an outreach to bridge any gap between his office and the charter fleet. He offered to be of help in answering any questions charter operators may have and exchanged contact information.

2. Jason Good from the University of Michigan
Jason introduced himself to board and members of the audience. Jason will head up a study during the summer of 2012. This study will be conducted by students of the university and will try to be a non biased look at the social/economic impacts of fish and fishing in Kodiak. KACO may be of help in this study. Jason exchanged contact information.

3. Sue Jeffrey/Alaska Board of Fish member.
Sue Jeffrey introduced herself to board and members of the audience. KACO is active in several issues that may come before the Alaska Board of Fish and welcomed the chance to become familiar with a representative from Kodiak. Sue Jeffery was able to remain and add input for the "Agenda Change Request"

Old Business:

1. Agenda Change Request, Rock Fish Bag Limit
Chris Fiala and Chaco Pearman presented a formal proposal to the board for approval (attachment A to these minutes).
The board discussed the proposal for an agenda change request.

"Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried; The proposal (attachment A to these minutes) was approved and directed to be forwarded to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

2. Take The Kids Fishing Day
The board reviewed the progress on this project and took steps necessary to complete the plan.

A firm number of passengers each boat will take.
Chris Fiala 8 kids and 2 parent helpers.
Mike Ensley 8 kids and 2 parent helpers.
Lee Robbins 8 kids and 0 parent helpers.
Mel Roe 8 kids and 2 parent helpers.
Ken Newman 6 kids and 2 parent helpers.
Chaco Pearman 8 kids and 2 parent helpers.
This group will accommodate up 88 kids and 10 parent helpers. New member, Roger Bowers, Volunteered to add his boat, The Rooster, if we need extra capacity.

Volunteers to check P.O. Box and respond to applicants.
Dave Jones and Judi Kidder

Volunteers for deck crew.
Shawn Finn
Craig Olsen

Volunteers for beach crew.
Dave Jones
Ed Fine
Dave Masinter

Volunteer to produce a banner for the Crab Festival loading/check-in station.
Judi Kidder

3. KACO’s role in the King Salmon Derby
A straw poll of the board was conducted by Dave Jones/President, in person and by telephone, on the 14th and 15th of April, 2011. Six of the seven board members were contacted and they unanimously approved a $1,000.00 donation to the king salmon derby. Lee Robbins was out of town.
Dave Jones presented a $1,000.00 check to Judi Kidder/Tournament Administrator.

New Business:

1. Conformation of New Members

An application to become a voting member war received from Roger Bowers.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
New KACO Member Roger Bowers was approved.

Several new Associate members joined since the last meeting:
Subway of Kodiak, Dan Rohrer
Wells Fargo Kodiak, Jody Spivey
Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries, Joel Chenet
Mack’s Sport Shop, Jesse Glamann
Alaska Boat Brokers, Ray Nordgulen
Kodiak Smoking, Jenny Lounmala
Helios Sea Tours, Dan Busch

KACO membership totals 17 voting members and 11 associate members as of this meeting .

2. A KACO Sticker For Members To Display

The board discussed the development of a KACO sticker for supporters to display. Judi Kidder will develop the idea and present some proofs and cost information at the next meeting.

3. Apply for a KACO Gaming Permit

The board discussed applying for a gaming permit. It was noted that it could be of help to the King Salmon Derby as well as future KACO projects. Chaco Pearman and Rick Baker volunteered to begin the process of gathering information and completing an application.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO will apply for a gaming permit.

 

Set the next meeting date:

The next meeting to review the sticker progress was set for June 2, 2011. Location and time to be determined by Mel Roe/Vice President.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm

Attachment A to the May 17, 2011 Meeting of the Board Of Directors.

AGENDA CHANGE REQUEST
ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES

NAME: Kodiak Assoc. of Charterboat Operators (KACO)
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1031, Kodiak, AK, 99615
EMAIL: kodiak.kaco@gmail.com

The Board of Fisheries will accept an agenda change request only:
1) for a fishery conservation purpose or reason; or
2) to correct an error in regulation; or
3) to correct an effect on a fishery that was unforeseen when a regulation was adopted.
The board will not accept an agenda change request that is predominately allocative in nature in the absence of new information found by the board to be compelling (5 AAC 39.999).
1) State in detail the nature of the problem.
The regulation recently passed by the BOF in Kodiak, lowering the rockfish bag limit from 10 to five fish – two of which can be non-pelagic and one of which can be a yelloweye – unnecessarily restricts recreational anglers in the entire Kodiak management area. There was never any discussion at the local ADF&G Advisory Committee or the BOF Subcommittee A (Ground fish and Sport fish) of a proposal or alternative that would have addressed only the specific area of concern, Chiniak Bay (area525-733).
2) State in detail how your agenda change request meets the crtiteria stated above.
1) Fishery conservation purpose or reason:
ADF&G bottomfsih sports fish charter area 525733 (Chiniak Bay area) has been experiencing an increase in Black Rockfish harvest. This area’s rockfish harvest should be specifically addressed in regulation.
2) Correct an error in regulation:
The new Kodiak rockfish bag limit unnecessarily restricts Kodiak recreational anglers in the entire area with no biological justification.
3) Correct an unforeseen effect of a regulation:
The new bag limit reduces bag and possession limits unnecessarily, restricting the entire Kodiak area rather than specifically addressing the area of concern.
3) State why your agenda change request is not predominately allocative.
There are no specific sportfish allocations for Kodiak area recreational fisheries. There are no perceived conflicts with other user groups.
4) If your proposal is allocative, state the new information that compels the board to consider an allocative proposal outside of the regular cycle.
This proposal is non-allocative.
5) Cite the regulation(s) that will be changed if this proposal is heard.
The new 2012 rockfish daily and possession sport fish bag limits.
6) State in detail the reason(s) why this matter cannot be heard in the regular cycle.
Sport fishermen and women coming to Kodiak need to know we have special opportunities to offer in order to justify the added expense of coming to Kodiak.
7) State your involvement in the fishery that is the subject of your agenda change request.
KACO’s mission statement mandates us to "preserve, protect and promote sportfishing opportunities on Kodiak Island".
8) State whether this agenda change request has been considered before, either as a proposal or an agenda change request, and, if so, during which Board of Fisheries meeting.
Yes, it was considered before; at the Kodiak January 2011 BOF meeting (proposal 82-5AAC 64.022).

 Minutes of the: April 12, 2011 Meeting of the Board Of Directors.

Call To Order:
6:20pm the meeting was called to order, at Kodiak Fisherman’s Hall, by Dave Jones President.

Roll Call:
The Following board members were present; Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Ken Newman, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe and Rick Baker.
Absent was Ed Fine
There being six of the seven board members present, a quorum was established.

Approval Of Minutes:
The minutes March 29, 2011 General Membership meeting and the Board of Directors meeting were reviewed by the board.
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved with no changes.

Officers Reports:
President, Dave Jones gave a brief financial report stating that, as of this meeting, KACO had 14, paid-up, voting members. And, as of today the KACO account balance is $ 5,700.43
The new KACO PO Box is 1031
Dave Jones gave Secretary Rick Baker a PO Box key
Dave Jones received an E-mail about charter halibut rules
You do not need to fill out a log book if you are not receiving compensation
KACO received letter from Alan Austerman thanking for help with North Pacific management council
22,500 king salmon cap was put on the drag fleet in the Gulf of Alaska

Meet and Greet:
Andrew Frank would like to meet with KACO members. Unable to attend this meeting, will notify of next meeting.
Sue Jeffery (recently appointed to "Board of Fish" would like to meet with KACO members. Unable to attend this meeting, will notify of next meeting.

Old Business:

1. Agenda Change Request, Rock fish bag limit letter

The board’s discussion included; Dave and Chaco met with Denby Lloyd to discuss strategy
Chris Fiala
Comments
Agenda change request form
Meeting would be sometime in October
Need to send at least two people to that October meeting
Chris read his Draft letter into the record

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO will pursue an agenda change for the Board of Fish to take up the Kodiak area rock fish bag limit out of cycle. For the purpose of liberalizing the new five fish limit. Chaco Pearman and Chris Fiala are to develop the agenda change request proposal and present it to the board for final approval.

2. Take the kids fishing Day

Dave Jones read his proposal for "Take the kids fishing Day" (Attachment A to these minutes.)
The board discussed the proposal. Question called how many kids do captains want to take? Coast Guard and insurance requirements?
Lee Robins presented an opinion and documentation from the Coast Guard to the effect that "Kids Day" trips are non revenue and not subject to normal "For Hire" passenger load limits.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO adopted the "Take The Kids Fishing Day" proposal (attachment A to these minutes) as the official plan of action for this event and authorized members to move forward with the implementation of the plan.

3. Membership Drive
The board discussed the new membership form and that it can be printed from the web sight.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
New KACO Members Chaco Pearman, Chaz Glagolich and Michael Ensley
were all approved.

4. Web Page
The board was shown a tour of the KACO web sight by Judi Kidder. Members were encouraged to view the site and forward their graphics (logos, pictures etc.) so the members page could be completed. There was some discussion of a secure "Members Only" section for sensitive materials.

New Business:

1. Re-Join the Alaska Charter Association
Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO will join the Alaska Charter Association.

2. Encourage a KACO member to serve on the Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee.
The board discussed this topic. Lee Robbins expressed an interest and will pursue a position on the committee.

3. Join KICVB and add in 2012 guide.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO will join the KICVB but will not place additional advertising in the 2012 guide.

4. KACO’s part in the salmon derby?
The board discussed the "Kodiak King Salmon Derby"
General consciences was supportive of the derby but no action was taken until more information could be obtained at the Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm, derby board meeting, at Fisherman’s Hall.
Discuss putting referral link on web page
No action taken

Set the next meeting date:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
KACO’s next meeting of the Board Of Directors is set for May 17, 2011, 6:00pm, at Fisherman’s Hall.

Adjourn:

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried;
The meeting was adjourned

Attachment A to Minutes of the April 12, 2011 Meeting of the Board Of Directors.

Taking The Kids Fishing Day

Basic Concept as of 4/1/2011:
Provide a free, ½ day, fishing trip on a local charter boat for Kodiak Island kids.

½ day trips targeting fast action jig fishing for rock fish, grey cod and other bottom fish. Hope to keep the gear light and let each kid fish his/her own rod. 1/2 day trips should keep things moving and minimize any seasick issues.
Target date is May 30th, 2011

This is the last day of the Crab Festival. There will be no rides for the kid because of a scheduling glitch and the Chamber Of Commerce is looking for alternative activities for the kids. It is a unique opportunity to get more advertising by being lumped into Chamber promotions. I spoke with Nora and Lindsey at the Chamber and they really liked the idea.
Target departures times are 9:00am and 1:00pm, figuring two trips per volunteer vessel.

Times chosen because it’s not to early of a start time for kids and will have us finished up by 6:00pm.
Trips beginning and ending from the water dock on the spit.

The Chamber was behind using this sight because it will help to keep up traffic in spit area where the rest of the Crab Festival will be hurting from the loss of the rides. It has a couple drawbacks, parking and fish cleaning/packing etc.
Target capacity is 60+ kids.

We currently have five boats signed up. Some boats are inspected for more than six. We may get additional boats. At two trips per boat we should be able to accommodate 60+ kids.

Mel Roe is checking for clarification from the Coast Guard. As these are non-revenue trips we should be able to take more than six guests.

We may want some parents along to help with the kids. We will be quite clear that any parents will be on board as helpers and not additional fishermen.
Target age group 10 - 12 year olds. Old enough but no to old.
The Brochure/Application
A brochure/application will be developed with a promotional cover where KACO and other sponsors will get some exposure.

KACO will be the main sponsor featured at the top of the page. Co-sponsor, like the participating vessels and business who donate funds, goods and services will also be featured.
Kid participants are chosen, first come first served, based on the order in which we receive their applications.

Brochure/applications will contain a fill in form for child information, parental consent and parental direction in fish keeping/processing maters. This portion of the application will be in the form of a self mailer that can be returned, RSVP stile, to KACO.

Applications will be distributed to local elementary schools and business who agree to display them.

If we find that there is a lot of excess capacity on the day of the event we can take walk-up kids as well.
Tasks, How Can I Help?
KACO members can volunteer their charter ready vessels.

Volunteer Vessels to date:

U-Rascal, Captain Chris Fiala

Three Bears, Captain Chaco Pearman

Vessel to be named, Captain Mel Roe

Vessel to be named, Captain Lee Robins

Vessel to be named, Captain Ken Newman
Volunteer as a crewmember to help on a vessel or help coordinate at the dock.

Volunteer Crew to date:

Dave Jones
Shawn Finn
Donate to a "Fuel Fund" which will be used to help volunteer vessels offset their fuel costs.
Donate goods like terminal tackle, etc.
Donate services like fish processing, graphic art brochure development, etc.

 Minutes of the: March 29, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors

7:00pm The meeting was Called to Order, at Kodiak Fisherman’s Hall, by Mel Roe/Interim President.

Roll Call: The following board members were present; Dave Jones, Chris Fiala, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe, Ed Fine, Ken Newman and Rick Baker.
These being all of the board members, a quorum was established.

KACO, having existed in a state of limbo for the past several years, had not held an annual meeting of the Board Of Directors in accordance with the bylaws, section 5.06 (a). And, officers had not been elected for a period far in excess of the, one year, normal term of officers.

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, Dave Jones, was nominated, and subsequently elected, to the office of President.
Upon a motion duly made and seconded, Mel Roe, was nominated, and subsequently elected, to the office of Vice President.
Upon a motion duly made and seconded, Rick Baker, was nominated, and subsequently elected, to the office of Secretary.
Upon a motion duly made and seconded, Chris Fiala, was nominated, and subsequently elected, to the office of Treasure.

New Business

The Board Discussed:
New bag limit - 5 rockfish total with 1 Yellow eye and 1 Demersal
Writing a proposal for Board of fish to change limit to 7 total with 2 Yellow eye
Dave Jones and Chris Fiala volunteered to talk to Fish and Game to figure out the best way to write the proposal;
Rock fish bag limit was tabled, for research and development, until the next regular board meeting.

The Board Discussed:
John Parker’s new proposal for Board of Fish that would allow retention of octopus caught on hook and line.
No action was taken

Old Business

The Board Discussed:
KACO using magazine advertising
No action taken

The Board Discussed:
"Take a Kid Fishing Day"
Possible dates May 30 or June 1
Decided age for kids: 10 -12 years of age
Fish processing issues
Possible donator Subway
Lee Robbins Island Seafood about donating processing
Mel Roe volunteered to talk to the Coast Guard about non-revenue passenger load limits
Possible donator Subway
Free advertising in the Daily mirror
Free public announcement on KMXT
"Take a Kid Fishing Day" was tabled, for research and development, until the next regular board meeting.

The Board Discussed:
A "Business" class membership for KACO
No action taken .

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and carried, the next regular meeting of the board was set for April 12, 2011.

Upon a motion duly made, seconded and carried, the meeting was adjourned.

 Minutes of the: March 29, 2011 Meeting of the General Membership

6:00pm The meeting was Called to Order, at Kodiak Fisherman’s Hall, by Mel Roe/Interim President.

Roll Call: As of this meeting, KACO had 14, paid-up, voting members.
The Following were present; Chaco Pearman, Chris Fiala, Dave Jones, Dick Rohrer, Ed Fine, Ken Newman, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe and Rick Baker.

KACO, having existed in a state of limbo for the past several years, had no sitting Board Of Directors.

The voting members present, being a majority of the voting members, proceeded to establish a new board.
Volunteers were called for and the following members agreed to serve on the board; Dave Jones, Chris Fiala, Lee Robbins, Mel Roe, Ed Fine, Ken Newman and Rick Baker.
KACO’s bylaws were consulted and it was determined that a seven member Board of Directors was consistent with the bylaws.
In Accordance with the bylaws, section 5.02 (b) (ii), the voting members present acted unanimously to elect the above mentioned seven volunteers as the KACO Board of Directors.
In Accordance with the bylaws, section 5.03, the board is elected for a term of two years.

In effect, the meeting of the general membership was adjourned at this time.
In effect, the Board of Directors convened an annual meeting at this time.

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