Cincinnati youth bass club honored
Cincinnati, Ohio – The Cincinnati Youth Bass Club (CYBC) was
recently named the Outstanding Overall Junior Chapter for 2011 by
the Ohio Bass Federation, according to advisor Angela Poling.
The club also placed second in the area of community
CYBC membership roster now stands at 25 with a waiting list of
kids age 11 to 18 seeking to join.
“We cannot grow any bigger at this point,” Poling said. “Next
year, we are looking for new sponsors to help support funding.”
Advisors recently organized an offshoot Tadpole Club for anglers
younger than 11. Four kids have already enrolled, Poling said.
CYBC members will elect a new slate of officers on Feb. 19
during their first meeting for the 2012 fishing year. That meeting
is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Dixie Marine in Fairfield.
Among the activities planned for the upcoming spring and summer
is participation in the local American Heart Association Walk on
March 18 to show support for CYBC member Gabe Dubois.
The club also plans to honor Keith Maupin, the father of Staff
Sergeant Matt Maupin, with a lifetime membership. Matt Maupin was
killed in 2004 while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Keith Maupin loved fishing with his son and was once quoted as
saying it was the father-son fishing expeditions that he missed the
most following Matt’s death, Poling said.
Current members will also assist with the Fishing Has No
Boundaries tournament on May 19-20 at Cowan Lake State Park as
their community service project for 2012. Fishing Has No Boundaries
introduces disabled youngsters and adults to the fun of
“Our club will serve lunch both days to the kids,” Poling said.
“This teaches them to give back to our community for everything
they have been given.”
Tournament schedule for the spring and summer is not yet firmed
up. Poling expects to announce that list at the Feb. 19