A: Both State B.A.S.S. Nation dues and National B.A.S.S. Nation dues are due by December 31st of each year and are generally paid by the club on behalf of its members.
A: Club dues can range from $50/year to $150/year depending on how active a club is. As you know, every organization needs operating funds and your dues help each level of the Nation provide the services and benefits you enjoy as a B.A.S.S. Nation member. Of the dues you pay at the club level, $30 goes to the National BASS Nation and $65 goes to the State BASS Nation. The remainder of the dues are your clubs operating funds for that year.
A. The Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation is an association of B.A.S.S. clubs around the state that are affiliated with Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.). So the fist step as an individual is to locate a club in your area that is affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation. To find a club, scroll down to the regions map, find the region in which you reside, click on the respective “+” sign for your region to view the list of clubs and contact info.
A: There are some basic requirements for clubs that affiliate with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation. There must be at least 6 club members and all members of your club must be a member in good standing with B.A.S.S. Contact the Regional Director for your region for any additional info.
Starting a New Club
To become affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation:
- Fill out the National Affiliation Application, attach a check for National dues and mail directly to B.A.S.S.
- Complete the IBN Club Roster form, attach a check for the State dues and send all the forms to the State Secretary.
- To start a new B.A.S.S. affiliated club, read the Sample By-Laws, then complete the necessary forms.