Feb 2019 newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

January 26th, 2019

February 4th, 2019

2019 Officers

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
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 club meeting will be Monday, March 4th.

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


  • The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on February 4th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 18 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.

Secretary Report:

  • Registration is open for Nation members to get their credentials for the Bassmaster Classic in Tennessee. If anyone needs their BASS number, contact me.
  • The celebration of life for Jack Kroll was moved to February 16th.
  • The minutes for January 2019 are under the Banquet Committee.

Treasurer Report: 

  • LBC checking account beginning balance was $8,222.64 and the ending balance is $5,525.61. The Fishing for Freedom account beginning was $18,279.45, and the ending balance was $18,192.45. The Pay Pal account has $145.05. The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Conservation Committee Report:

  • Eric received a box of remade plastic critters from Whopper Baits
  • Eric has not received the check yet for the conservation grant from 40 Creek Whiskey to put fish habitat in Mozingo Lake.
  • Once we buy the Mossy Oak fish habitats, Eric expects we will put them into the lake in April.

Youth Director Report: The NWMSU Fishing Club is having a raffle fund raiser. The prize is a Henry .22 lever action rifle. Tickets will be available at the March meeting.

Banquet Committee:

  • The banquet was held at the Leavenworth Eagles Club on January 26th. There were 31 club members, numerous spouses, invited guests, sponsors and members of the NWMSU fishing club in attendance.
  • The three nominees for Sportsman of the Year were Bill Gevedon, Bob Greene and Bill Horvath. The secret vote was taken at an earlier meeting and Bill Gevedon was designated as the 2018 Sportsman of the year.
  • The winner of the 7 day, all expense paid trip to Big Canon was Mike Brooks. Eric Verburg was runner up and Johnathan Hester was third.
  • Mike has already scheduled the next banquet for January 25th, 2020.

Webmaster Report:  Ray renewed the LBC domain for the next two years.

Vice President Report:  No update.

President Report:

  • The January MOBASS Meeting was cancelled due to weather. The new date is February 23
  • As discussed in the December meeting: Bob has the new and improved TH Marine order instructions. There is no longer a published list of available items with prices. Those eligible are State Team Members and State Leadership. MOBASS is adamant that only eligible people use the program. Now, what that means to us is that we need to place one mass order. Take a look at the TH Marine Website. Determine if you need something. Send me an e-mail with what you want. I will check the non-public website to determine availability. Expect that the discount will be in the 40% range. Members have until the March  2019 LBC meeting to provide me with their items for purchase.

Fishing for Freedom: No update.

Old Business: No update.

New Business: No update

New Members:  None

New Equipment Report:  Bob & Larry talked about rods from a company called Fox River Rods @ www.foxriverluresandrods.com

Outside Activities: None

Alibis: None

Tournament Director:

The next tournament will be at Table Rock, March 2nd & 3rd. Trailering is permitted. Takeoff and weigh-in for both days are 6:15 am and 3:00 pm respectively, at Schooner Creek. Times are subject to change based on the weather. Plan on a cookout Saturday evening.

Saturday, March 2nd

BOAT # Boater Co Angler
1 Eric Verburg  
2 Bill Gevedon John Cruz
3 Mark Luna Danny Lee
4 Bob Greene  
5 Dennis Edwards Hayes Edwards
6 Mike Brooks Bill Frederick
7 Bob Jorgensen  
8 Rich Pearl  
9 Jeff Sell  
10 Kenny Dawson  

Sunday, March 3rd

BOAT # Boater Co Angler
1 Kenny Dawson  
2 Jeff Sell  
3 Rich Pearl  
4 Bob Jorgensen  
5 Mike Brooks Bill Frederick
6 Dennis Edwards Hayes Edwards
7 Bob Greene  
8 Mark Luna Danny Lee
9 Bill Gevedon John Cruz
10 Larry Stoafer  
11 Eric Verburg  

Thanks to Mike Brooks for door prizes.

The free tournament entry was won by Steve Read.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35

SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:

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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

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