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Get More Out Of Your Crappie Fishing In An Affiliated Chapter

Your ACA Chapter Benefits Include:

  • Fun and fellowship derived from an association of fellow anglers and the opportunity to learn from them.
  • Affiliation with the American Crappie Association and the local Chapters that are organized to promote and protect your crappie fishing interests on both local and national levels.
  • A 1 year subscription to Outdoor Journal for each ACA member. Outdoor Journal is an informative monthly publication packed with articles, reports and schedules on crappie and catfish fishing as well as chapter activities in your area.
  • The ACA Chapters' Outstanding Achievement Awards. These special awards are presented to chapters for outstanding programs and activities on a local, regional and national level. Presentations are made at the Crappie USA Classic each year. It will be your responsibility to send to us by May 31 of each year a list of activities of your club.
  • Tried and true tournament guidelines and rules for your chapter tournaments.
  • [ Click here to download the suggested chapter bylaws ]

    Frequently asked questions:

    $1,000,000 Liability Insurance

    Q. Does this replace my own boat liability insurance?
    A. No. However, this policy does include a non-owned boat liability coverage that will protect the insured with the exception of the boat owner. The boat owner's insurance will protect him or her. Remember, this insurance coverage in no way replaces your need to carry personal liability, boat liability or auto liability insurance.

    Q. Is this $1,000,000 for each occurrence?
    A. Yes. There is a $1,000,000 limit for any one occurrence that results in a claim.

    Q. If the boat owner who caused the accident is sued for more than his boat liability coverage will this policy provide the difference?
    A. No. There is no coverage for the boat owner in this policy.

    Q. Will this cover any of our chapter-sponsored functions?
    A. Yes.

    Q. Will we be covered during an event for which we charge admission?
    A. No. Events where an admission is charged are excluded. (Tournament entry fees are not considered admission charge.) For an additional charge we will be able to cover these events subject to the Underwriting Company's approval.

    Q. Is there coverage for claims between members?
    A. No. All members are "Named Insured" by definition and claims between members are not covered. The members could look to their boat, homeowner or auto insurance for applicable coverage if a claim arises.

    Q. Do we need to list all chapter events now before they occur?
    A. No. This covers official events automatically without the need for individual listings of these events. (Tournaments, meetings, charity events, etc.) Events should be documented in the minutes of meetings.

    Q. What is the coverage for an open tournament?
    A. Coverage is afforded for an open tournament. Members (insured) are covered for claims that may arise from the activities of a non-member. However, the non-member is not an insured and no coverage is afforded to the non-member.

    Q. Which types of claims are covered by this policy?
    A. Claims resulting from bodily injury and property damage to a third party.

    Q. What is the coverage period for this policy?
    A. January 15th through January 14th of the following year.

    $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

    Q. Is this a standard AD & D policy?
    A. Yes.

    Q. What are the exclusions for this coverage?
    A. Suicide, disease, military service and some air travel on private planes.

    Q. What is the coverage period for this policy?
    A. January 15th through January 14th of the following year.


    Please complete all of the following requirements before sending in your application for affiliation with ACA.

    Membership Application Requirements:
    _______ Must have at least 12 members.
    _______ Must have 100% ACA membership.
    _______ All new ACA memberships must be prepaid and submitted with application.
    _______ Current ACA members must include their expiration date or ACA membership number on the application for chapter membership.
    _______ Submit $14.00 (per member) chapter dues at the time you send in your application for affiliation.
    _______ Submit complete names, addresses, ACA numbers and phone numbers with application.

    Constitution & Bylaws Requirements:
    _______ Amendment stating you will maintain 100% ACA membership.
    _______ Amendment stating that a complete membership roster will be submitted to Crappie USA/ACA once a year.
    _______ Submit two copies of your Constitution and Bylaws, signed by all chapter members, when forming a new club.

    Letter of Authorization

    Must be signed by the club president and secretary and returned to ACA.

    When you have filled all the above requirements, submit your membership application, your chapter dues, two copies of your signed Bylaws and the signed Letter of Authorization to:

    125 Ruth Avenue
    Benton, KY 42025

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