July 2013 Newsletter/Minutes

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

July 1st, 2013


Mike Brooks



Steve Read



Ken Hackworth



Michael Martin



Travis Perret


Youth Director:

Bill Horvath


Members at Large:

Dave Clevenger

Bill Frederick

Tournament  Director

 Ray Hillebrand


Tournament Committee

     Bob Jorgensen

Rodney Bledsoe

Bill Gevedon

Dennis Edwards

Dave Clevenger


The next monthly Club meeting is on August 5th, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  The grills will be ready at 6:00 PM for you to cook your steaks, hamburgers or whatever you want to bring. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

The website is located at the following address: http://theleavenworthbassclub.org/.

For all of you that missed the June meeting, you missed a chance to win a free entry into a 2013 season tournament.  Just remember, you cannot affect any club decisions or win a free entry into a tournament, if you do not show up for the meetings!  Come early and join us around the bar.

The July 1st, 2013 General Membership Meeting Minutes follows:


The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on July 1st at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club Clubhouse.  There were 22 members present. The

Vice-President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for the June 3rd, 2013 general membership meeting were approved as written.  They were e-mailed to all members and were posted to the club website. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as posted.  The motion carried and the secretary’s report was accepted as posted on the web site.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $5307.82 and a current balance of $5040.45. The Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $8631.46 in the Fishing for Freedom account with a current balance of $13,618.84.  The Fishing for Freedom PayPal account has a current balance of $ 448.81. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Conservation Committee:  The Conservation committee Chairman Dan Senterfit was accepting recycle donations at the meeting.  He further stated that he would be calling MO Biologist to inquire about conservation projects that we as a club may be interested in participating in, more information at the next meeting.  He further stated that the next shipment of recycle would be next month.

Youth Committee:  The Youth Committee Chairman, Bill Horvath, thanked all the members that supported the last Cabelas sponsored kids event.

Banquet Committee:  No Report.

Webmaster:  No Report.

Vice President’s report: No Report.

President’s Report:   Steve Read stated that Mike Brooks would like to be able to fish the next monthly tournament and would like to have a volunteer to attend the MOBASS meeting that is scheduled on that same date.  It was stated that the club has made all of the meetings thus far and we would like to continue that trend.  MOBASS meeting agenda will be about the Current Dues and their possible increase and the State Team Qualifier.  The next state team qualifier will be after our FFF event in October, but that the roster of participants needs to be turned in September. Mark Justice volunteered to attend the next MOBASS meeting.  Thank you Mark.

Fishing For Freedom:  No issues with this year event.

Old Business:  There was a question about the progress of the new weigh in bags that were approved for purchase.  Ray H. stated that he had been working with Gary Burton of Burton’s Bait and Tackle, but that they had hit an impasse and the project was stalled.  Bob Greene volunteered to take the lead and get the new weigh in bags purchased.

New Business:  There was a question raised about tournament times.  The Start time and End times were put out at the meeting 0545 launch and 1500 return. No further notes were taken on this subject.

NEW Business Cont.:  Danny Lee expressed a desire to have the club draft a letter to UV/Tight lines in reference to a suspected tournament that they were having on Mozingo during our scheduled tournament.  It was suggested that either the Club President or Club Secretary draft this letter.

New Members:  No prospective members present.

Tournament Director’s Report: Tournament Director Ray Hillebrand announced the results of the June LBC Tournament:

5th Place:  Ray Hillebrand

4th Place:  Bill Gevedon

3rd Place:  Bob Greene

2nd Place:  Garrett Cates

1st Place:  Dennis Edwards


1st Boater Big Bass:  Dennis Edwards (6.19)

2ndBoater Big Bass:  Bob Greene (5.26)


1st Co-Angler Big Bass:  Garrett Cates (5.98)

2ndCo-Angler Big Bass:  Ray Hillebrand (5.03)

Here is the launch order for the July Mozingo Tournament.

13 July Mozingo Tournament:


Boater:                                           Co-Angler


1.  Charlie Brown                               Garrett Cates

2.  Larry Stoafer                                John Matthews

3.  Mark Luna                                     Lou Engler

4.  Rich Pearl                          Ray Cates

5.  Stephan Smith                               Noah Oehm

6.  Bob Greene                                   Dan Senterfit

7.  Bill Horvath

8.  Bill Gevedon

9.  Mike Brooks

10. Randy Kenton

11. Ken Hackworth

12. Steve Read

Tournament Committee Announcement: 

There is a No Cull rule in effect in Missouri during the months of July through September.  It was also stated that an angler cannot throw back dead fish. Committee Member Bob Jorgenson stated that launch and take off will be at the City Ramp at 0545 and weigh-in at 1500, everyone needs to keep in mind that we are getting a lot of boaters in the club and that there are a lot of boats launching at the ramps for our tournaments.

Everyone needs to be in the water and ready for take-off at the time designated for tournament start, there will no longer be waiting for people to launch their boat.  Get there in time to get your boat in the water.

Free Tournament Entry:  Bill Fredrick was the lucky winner of one free tournament entry to be used in the 2013 season.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:09 PM.

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Michael Martin Mike Brooks
Secretary President



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