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Mandatory Meeting

PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT

When: Monday, September 11th, 7:00PM
Where: Lakeview Elementary School | 2900 5th St., St. Cloud, FL 34769

Topics: About Us · Angler Eligibility · Participation Requirements · Point System · Parent/Community Involvement · Communication

Anglers announce candidacy for an officer position.

The Angler and Parent, herby confirm that they have read the ‘Angler and Parent Handbook’ and understand that it describes the conduct and requirements expected to participate in the Osceola Anglers Club.

Angler Eligibility 

Osceola Anglers is open to all eligible high school students residing in Osceola County, FL. The Angler must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a grade point average of 2.0 per quarter (i.e grading period). Must not have graduated from any high school or its equivalent, not older than 19 on or before September 1st, and who has not exceeded his/her four-year limit of eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics. Anglers are responsible for submitting their progress/report cards to the Adult President/CEO, or his representative at the release of grades by Osceola County.  Failure to demonstrate a 2.0 GPA will disqualify the angler from participating in club tournaments.  Grades will be checked every 9 weeks; dates will be listed on club calendar.  A parent or guardian must be present at the time report cards are reviewed in person. Alternatively, the report card may be emailed to osceolaanglers@gmail.com, however it must come from the parent or guardian email.  

Membership Dues and Fees

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.  

Basic Registration Package

A one-time, non-refundable, annual registration fee of $220.00, plus 5% processing fee is due at the time of registration and includes the following...

  • MLF/SAF membership  (Fishing League Worldwide)

  • MLF/SAF magazine electronic online

  • TBF membership and discounts at online store (The Bass Federation)

  • Insurance

  • Osceola Angler Jersey (Anglers are required to wear jerseys at all events and tournaments and are only available for student anglers and captains).

Captain’s jerseys are optional and available for additional cost. 

Deluxe Registration Package

A one-time, non-refundable, annual registration fee of $290.00, plus 5% processing fee is due at the time of registration and includes the following...

  • Basic Registration Package plus...

  •  

    Osceola Angler Dri-Fit Tee Shirt

  • Osceola Angler Hoodie

  • Osceola Angler Fishing Gloves

  • Osceola Angler Fishing Buff

Captain’s jerseys are optional and available for additional cost. 

Tournament Fees

Per team tournament fees are due on the specified date given in the event and tournament schedule.  Fees are non-refundable; late fees will not be accepted.

Osceola County Tournaments

$15.00 captain fee, per angler

$5.00 captain big fish fee, per team

$5.00 angler big fish fee, optional per team

If the team wishes to participate in the tournament and big fish, they must provide exact change.  No change will be made available, only exact fees will be accepted.

Out of County Tournaments

$20.00 captain fee, per angler

$5.00 captain big fish fee, per team

$5.00 angler big fish fee, optional per team

If the team wishes to participate in the tournament and big fish, they must provide exact change.  No change will be made available, only exact fees will be accepted.

Participation Requirements

Participation in all meetings, events, and tournaments is necessary to advance your ranking within the club.  Elected officers may not miss more than 5 sponsored activities for the year.  Transportation to and from any sponsored activity is the responsibility of the angler.  In addition to meeting, event, and tournament attendance, Osceola Anglers requires each angler to obtain one sponsor per year and a door prize to raffle during our annual scholarship tournament.  Each team will be responsible for obtaining one fishing team to participate in the annual scholarship tournament as well. The annual scholarship tournament will be a MANDATORY working event. Failure to meet all the participation requirements will result in ineligibility for any club awards. 

Meetings

During the first month of the club year, meetings will be held weekly.  Thereafter, meetings will be held twice monthly, (exception of Holidays, or weather, dates subject to change without notice).  A calendar of meetings and tournaments will be available online. 

Events

Anglers are required to participate in a set number of events each year.  Failure to work the required number of events will result in ineligibility for any club awards. 

Tournaments

Osceola Angler tournaments will begin in October.  Each angler must pay fees prior to participation in tournaments.  Along with tournament registration fees, a release of liability must be signed by the captain, angler, and the angler’s parent/guardian.  It is the responsibility of the angler to bring the completed forms with them when registering for a tournament.  Forms will not be provided at the time of registration.  You can print the forms located in the tournaments section of the Osceola Anglers website.  This form must be provided for EVERY tournament. 

Sponsorships

If it were not for the individuals and businesses who support Osceola Anglers, we would not be able to provide this opportunity to the high school students.  Each angler is required to obtain one individual or business to support our mission and purpose each year they participate in the club.  Sponsorships are due prior to the first tournament of the year.  If an angler is not able to produce a sponsor, he/she will not be eligible for membership and unable to participate as an Osceola Angler member in any meeting, event, or tournament. 

Teams for Scholarship Tournament

Osceola Anglers will host a scholarship tournament each year to raise money for their annual scholarship banquet.  Each angler team is required to provide one fishing team to participate in the event. Failure to provide a fishing team for the annual event will result in ineligibility for any club awards. Club Anglers are not eligible to participate in the annual scholarship tournament as a contestant. Entry fees will be announced prior to the tournament.  Osceola anglers will be required to distribute fliers to local business within Osceola County. 

Raffle Items

In addition to each team providing a team to fish in the scholarship fundraising tournament, each individual angler is required to bring a door prize to raffle with a minimum value of $20.00, and of course, no prize is too big when we are raising money for our anglers’ education.  Failure to provide a door prize for the annual event will result in ineligibility for any club awards. Club Anglers are not eligible to participate in the annual scholarship tournament as a contestant. Entry fees will be announced prior to the tournament.  Osceola anglers will be required to distribute fliers to local business within Osceola County. The annual scholarship tournament will be a MANDATORY working event. Failure to work the event will result in ineligibility for any club awards.

Fundraisers

Osceola Anglers will have fundraising opportunities throughout the year to help cover the cost of prizes awarded during each tournament and end of year banquet.  Anglers will be required to participate in fundraising events and sell any fundraising items. 

Recap of Participation Requirements

It is mandatory that each requirement must be met to receive club awards. Please refer to descriptions above for complete details.

  • Each angler is required to obtain one individual or business for sponsorship.

  • Participation in the set number of fundraisers/events.

  • Each angler will be required to sell fundraising items.

  • Each angler team is required to provide one fishing team to fish in the scholarship tournament. 

  • Each angler is required to bring a door prize to raffle at scholarship tournament.

  • It is MANDATORY for each angler to work the annual scholarship tournament. Failure to work the event will result in ineligibility for any club  awards.

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