Dec 2016 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


December 5th, 2016



2017 Officers


President Dennis Edwards (913)-683-3195
Vice-President Larry Stoafer (913)-240-5254
Treasurer Ken Hackworth (913)-240-4884
Secretary Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Webmaster Brent Goss (913)-775-2063
Youth Committee Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Conservation Director Eric Verberg (719)-332-1052
Members at Large Ray Cates (816)-588-8351
Members at Large Stephen Smith (785)-304-0587
Tournament  Director Mark Luna (913)-683-0230
Tournament Committee Mike Brooks (913)-680-8721
Tournament Committee Ray Cates (816)-588-8351
Tournament Committee Dennis Edwards (913)-683-3195
Tournament Committee Bill Gevedon (913)-306-4198
Tournament Committee Bob Greene (913)-240-4474
Tournament Committee Bob Jorgensen (913)-683-1708
Tournament Committee Danny Lee (913)-683-2855
Tournament Committee Larry Stoafer (913)-240-5254


The next meeting will be the annual awards banquet on January 21st, 2017 at the Leavenworth Eagles Club.


The website is located at the following address:  If you need assistance signing up for the forum, contact Brent the webmaster.


The General membership Meeting Minutes follow:


Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on December 5th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 25 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.


Secretary Report:

  • The November newsletter was emailed to all members. The secretary report was approved as presented.
  • The not for profit report to the IRS was filed November 2016.
  • Discussions with Brett Ware of Tightlines UV ref the upcoming KC Sports Show. Recommend members go to their web site and check all the added seminars and exhibits for this year’s show:


Treasurer Report: 

  • LBC checking account beginning balance is $5,181.34 and the ending balance is $5,621.24. The Fishing For Freedom beginning balance is $17,070.91 and the ending balance is $16,645.09. Pay Pal has $630.55.
  • The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.


Conservation Committee Report: 

  • Eric mailed off 40 pounds of harshly used and abused plastic thingies to Whopper baits for recycling.


Youth Director Report:

  • The NWMSU Fishing Club hosted a fund raiser on December 2nd, 2016 at the Hy-Vee store in Maryville. Bill and Mark Justice attended. Kudo’s to Bob Greene, Steve Read and Jonathan Hester for their generous donations to the silent auction, along with a bunch of plastics critters and hard baits from Butch Lansing and Bill Mason( two previous members).


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks has an email out to all members, requesting we let him know by January 15th if we are coming to the banquet. Each member in good standing is allowed one additional guest (spouse, girlfriend, BFF, or other). Also, if you are bringing a guest and are paying for them, please let Mike know so he can get the headcount correct. See his email dated December 28th for additional information.


Webmaster Report: Brent posted the 2017 budget on the web site.



Vice President Report:

  • MOBASS will host several tournaments next year at Lake of the Ozarks and is asking for help to run them. See Larry if you are available to assist. Dates are:
    • March 28th -31st, college championship
    • April 2nd, high school championship
    • April 5th-7th, Federation regional championship
  • The next MOBASS and state team meeting is on January 21st, 2017, and should be completed in time for our members to still make the club banquet that evening.
  • Larry has posted the proposed schedule for our seminars at each of our meetings, on the club website in the Forum.


President Report: None


Fishing for Freedom:  The 2016 Fishing For Freedom has been closed out and the website updated. The next committee meeting with be in January, date TBD.


Old Business:         None


New Business:       None


New Members:  We have one new member, John Bissen. He will be a co-angler. Welcome, John !!!


New Equipment Report: No report.


Outside Activities: None


Tournament Director’s Report:


Stockton Lake, Saturday, November 19th, 2017
1st Bill Gevedon 5 14.47 Jigs, Rock RkCrawlers, top water, mostly points
2nd Larry Stoafer 5 12.12 Wiggle Warts, jigs, Whopper Plopper
3rd Rich Pearl 5 11.83 5” red shad Senko, wacky rigged
4th Dennis Edwards 5 11.02 Whopper Plopper, spinner baits on points
5th Mark Luna 5 10.63 Brown Wiggle Wart early


1st Bill Gevedon 5.93  
2nd Rich Pearl 4.02 Smallmouth
1st Ray Hillebrand 3.03  
2nd Ray Cates 2.96  



Stockton Lake, Sunday, November 20th, 2017
1st Ray Cates 5 14.95 Jigs
2nd Dennis Edwards 5 10.75 Spinner baits, Wiggle Warts
3rd Bob Greene 4 10.44  
4th Larry Stoafer 5 9.71 Wiggle Warts, jigs
5th Stephen Smith 5 9.52  




1st Bob Greene 5.23  
2nd Frank Carroll 1.85     
1st Ray Cates 8.16 Personal Best – Great Job, Ray
2nd Lou Engler 2.29  



The 2nd tournament of 2017 will be at Table Rock Lake on December 10th & 11th. Take off , both days will be at 6:45 AM or safe light, and weigh-in at Schooner Creek on Saturday at 3:00, weigh-in time for Sunday TBD by the tournament committee based on weather. Trailering is allowed.

There will be a community cookout at Schooner Creek on Saturday around sundown.


Boat # Table Rock (December 10th) Table Rock (December 11th)
1 Dennis Edwards Steve Read Bob Greene  
2 Randy   Randy  
3 Bob Jorgensen Bill Horvath Bob Jorgensen Bill Horvath
4 Kenny Hackworth   Dennis Edwards Steve Read
5 Mark Luna Garry Stephens Bill Gevedon Bill Frederick
6 Larry Stoafer Lou Engler Kenny Hackworth  
7 Bill Gevedon Bill Frederick Mike Rasco Dusty Randall
8 Bob Greene   Mark Luna Garry Stephens
9 Stephen Smith   Stephen Smith  
10 Mike Rasco Dusty Randall Larry Stoafer Lou Engler


The free tournament entry was won by Frank Carroll


Larry provided samples of the Table Rock go-to baits for the monthly raffle.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM


Bob Jorgensen gave a terrific presentation of what, where, and how for the upcoming tournament at Table Rock. Great job Bob, as usual.


SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Dennis Edwards

Secretary                                                       President

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