December newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

December 2nd, 2019

2020 Officers

POSITION NAME PHONE #
President Bob Greene (913)-240-4474
Vice-President Mike Brooks (913)-680-8721
Treasurer Ken Hackworth (913)-240-4884
Secretary Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Webmaster Ray Hillebrand (913)-683-0500
Youth Committee Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Conservation Director Eric Verburg (719)-332-1052
Member at Large Ray Cates (816)-588-8351
Member at Large Steve Read (816)-646-9756
     
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 Casey Wit (785)-218-1949

The next club meeting will be the awards banquet on Saturday, January 25th.

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

Welcome:

  • The Leavenworth Bass Club held their meeting on December 2nd at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 19 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary Report:  The minutes of the November meeting were mailed to all current members. A motion was made to accept the minutes as written, the motion was seconded and approved by majority vote.

Treasurer Report:  The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

Conservation Committee Report: No report.

Youth Director Report:

  • The new president of the NWMSU Fishing Club is Ryan Persson.
  • The fishing club was reminded that they are invited to our January awards banquet, with two free dinners. Bill plans on attending one of their meetings after Christmas break to get a head count of attendees.

Banquet Committee:

  • Mike has scheduled the banquet for January 25th, 2020. He plans to send out the invitations right after Christmas. A reminder that each member & spouse/date are free.
  • Mike is working on the menu, prices and hours with the Eagles Club.
  • The club discussed the award for the 2020 tournament year and voted to buy fleece-type hoodies from Valley Fashions, similar to the jerseys with logos and sponsors. Cost is around $75.00 each.
  • Bill Horvath requested that all members send tournament/fish and other event pictures to his email (whorvath44@gmail.com) to be shown at the January banquet. Would be good to have some from the fish structure planting the club did at Mozingo and or other non-tournament events.

Webmaster Report:

  • Ray continues to update the web site.
  • He reminded members that if you are requesting access to the restricted parts of the web site, please identify yourself so he can grant access.

Vice President Report: No report.

President Report:

  • Bob thanked Bill Gevedon for acting as the tournament director, cook and picnic organizer for the Pomme de Terre tournament.
  • Bob also commented on the great cooperation and sportsmanship shown by members at Pomme, helping with launching, recovery, and the weigh in.
  • Bob and possibly others will attend the next MOBASS meeting on January 18th. If anyone have issues for him to discuss there, let Bob know.

Fishing for Freedom:

  • The committee had an after-action review in November to discuss how the event was run. No major problems were identified.
  • Larry announced that he will step down from the chairman position for the 2020 event, if held. Possible replacements were discussed but no final decision was made.

Old Business:  None

New Business:  None

New Members: None

By-Law Changes. None

New Equipment Report:  No report.

Outside Activities: Bill mentioned that December 2nd is “Giving Tuesday”. This is a good day to donate to your favorite charity.

Alibis: None.

Tournament Director: The next tournament will be held at Table Rock on December 14th & 15th. Trailing is allowed. Take off is scheduled for 6:45 each morning, and weigh-in will be at Schooner Creek at 3:00 pm, both days.

BOAT TABLE ROCK DAY 1 (DEC 14, 2019) TABLE ROCK DAY 2 (DEC 15, 2019)
# BOATER CO ANGLER BOATER CO ANGLER
1 MIKE BROOKS JASON BRYANT STEVE CLARK  
2 STEPHEN SMITH   BOB GREENE  
3 LARRY STOAFER RAY CATES RICH PEARL KEN HACKWORTH
4 BOB JORGENSEN   BILL GEVEDON STEVE READ
5 DENNIS EDWARDS HAYES EDWARDS JEFF SELL  
6 JEFF SELL   DENNIS EDWARDS HAYES EDWARDS
7 BILL GEVEDON STEVE READ BOB JORGENSEN  
8 RICH PEARL KEN HACKWORTH LARRY STOAFER RAY CATES
9 BOB GREENE   STEPHEN SMITH  
10 STEVE CLARK   MIKE BROOKS JASON BRYANT
         

The results of the Pomme de Terre tournament follows:

Pomme de Terre, Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
PLACE ANGLER # FISH WT COMMENTS
1st EDWARDS, HAYES 5 14.40 Jerk Baits
2nd STOAFER, LARRY 5 11.61 Crank baits & jerk baits
3rd JORGENSEN, BOB 5 11.44 Jerk baits and ned rigs
4th PEARL, RICH 5 10.17 Phantom Green RCs, bluffs & rip rap
5th GREENE, BOB 5 9.97 Clown color jerk baits
 
BOATER
1st Larry Stoafer 3.15 Jerk baits Ned rig
2nd Bob Jorgensen 2.88
 
CO-ANGLER
1st Hayes Edwards 3.17 Jerk baits Jerk baits
2nd Ray Cates 2.03
Pomme de Terre, Sunday, November 24th, 2019
PLACE ANGLER # FISH WEIGHT COMMENTS
1st Rich Pearl 5 12.72 Crank baits, slow, bouncing off stuff
2nd Bill Horvath 5 11.94 Rebel Wee R, square bill, Wart
3rd Bob Jorgensen 5 10.69 Ned rig, crank baits
4th Hayes Edwards 5 9.63 Ned rig, Rock Crawler
5th Mike Brooks 4 9.58 Wiggle Wart # 38
 
BOATER
1st Rich Pearl 12.72 Slow retrieve crank baits Shad color Wiggle Wart
2nd Bill Horvath 11.94
 
CO-ANGLER
1st Bill Frederick 3.72 Slow retrieve crank baits Rock Crawler
2nd Hayes Edwards 274

Free Tournament Entry: The December winner is Steve Read.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:38.

SUBMITTED BY:                                           APPROVED BY:

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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

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