Message from OBN President
Hello Ohio Bass Nation Friends and Family,
I wanted to start off by thanking Al Evans for all of his years of service and dedication to the OBN. Since 2013 I have had the pleasure of working with Al when he became president. My roles in Al’s tenure was Southern Zone Director, Tournament Director, and Vice President. Under Al’s leadership the organization has seen strong growth in the youth and High School programs. I’ve also seen the organization keep pace with B.A.S.S. changes to grow from supporting a 12 member state team to 22 member state team. He has put in countless hours to better the organization and turn it over to the next person in better shape than when he took it over. I was along for the ride so I certainly know that he accomplished that goal. I want to thank him for his leadership and dedication to the OBN, but most of all for being a great friend. State team members will have no need to worry about the turnover because Al is still staying involved to help me get all the required paperwork to B.A.S.S. by our deadline. Thank you to all the Club Presidents and Board Members that have trusted me with the role as President of the OBN. I humbly accept this responsibility and I too hope to turn it over to the next person in a little better state than what I’ve been given.
I want to thank all of our board members for all the what that they have put in already and their efforts to come. I especially thank the new board members that have stepped into a role with the OBN to help keep the charge going. Special mention to Will Presley as our new Tournament Director. I am completely confident that he will run great events for our members and bring a fresh new perspective to running our events. I also want to thank Scott Gordon for his continued support as he was recently appointed secretary in 2018, but is also helping out with our webmaster duties.
I am really looking forward to the 2019 season and can’t wait to see you all on the water.
Tight Lines and God Bless!