How to Start a Bass Club

Many Federation members have asked, "How do I start a new club". There are actually two parts to becoming a Club.  The following are the steps to take when forming a new club.

    1. Contact B.A.S.S.

    1. Call B.A.S.S. at 1-877-BASS-USA ask for the Membership Department. Then request Information Packet required to form a club.
    2. After the information packet arrives read the information, follow the instructions. It will cost $20.00 a person to register your new club with B.A.S.S. They will send confirmation that your club is registered.
    3. Remember all of your prospective members must be members of B.A.S.S.

    2. Contact Michigan BASS Nation

    1. Put a roster together, include the NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, B.A.S.S. member number and Email address for each member.  CLICK HERE to get a Roster Form.
         1) Make sure you indicate who the Club President and Secretary are.
    2. M.B.F.N., Inc. dues are $25.00 per member.
    3. Prepare your request to join M.B.N., include the following:
         1) Your B.A.S.S. confirmation
         2) A Club Roster
         3) Your dues for all of your members listed
    4. Your request to join M.B.F.N. can be mailed or brought right to the next Presidents meeting.
         1) By mail to: 
      1. Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation
        Membership Director Jason Hurst
        1700 Teggerdine Road
        White Lake,  MI 48386
Some points of information: There are Four Presidents meetings a year. The meetings are normally held in October, December, February and April. Club Rosters and dues are due at the December meeting. To be eligible for the State Championship a club must be represented at least two of the four Presidents meetings and have their dues paid at the December Presidents meeting. This excludes clubs that chartered after the December meeting. The final roster due June 1st will determine the members the chapter may send to the State Championship.

The Form you need to start a MBN Club

For your convenience, we have created a Roster Form that you can fill out when you want to start a Club.  The form has been created in an Excel format as well as in a printable "PDF" format.

Membership Forms Kit

1. Excel Format (CLICK HERE)
   You can save this form to your computer and fill it out right there.  After completing the form, it can be mailed with a check right to our Membership Director Jason Hurst.

2. PDF Format (CLICK HERE)
   This form can simply be printed and filled out by hand.  Be sure to PRINT LEGIBLY. After completing the form, simply mail it with a check to our Membership Director Jason Hurst

Mailing Address:
Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation
Membership Director Jason Hurst
1700 Teggerdine Road
White Lake,  MI 48386