November 2012 Newsletter and Minutes

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

November 5th 2012

President:

Mike Brooks

680-8721

Vice-President

Steve Read

Treasurer:

Ken Hackworth

240-4884

Secretary:

Michael Martin

(580)284-2350

Webmaster:

Travis Perret

424-9354

Youth Director:

Bill Horvath

306-1110

Members at Large:

Ray Cates

816-588-8351

Rodney Bledsoe

Tournament  Director

 Ray Hillebrand

682-7551

Tournament Committee

 

 

The next monthly Club meeting is on December 3rd 2012, 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 November 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! Be sure to plan to attend the November meeting.   Come early and join us around the bar.

 

The November 5th, 2012 General Membership Meeting Minutes follows:

 

WELCOME

The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on November 5th at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club Clubhouse.  There were 20 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for the November 5th 2012 general membership meeting were approved as written.  They were e-mailed to all members and were posted to the club website.

 

            Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $5338.60 and a current balance of $4490.84. The Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $22,864.73 in the Fishing for Freedom account with a current balance of $14,138.33.  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 reported that the club has collected 13 pounds of Plastics/Fishing Line for recycle.  It was reported that the mailing cost to a recycling point in Florida would be $15.00 and that the committee was waiting for information from Florida on what the outcome of the Plastic and Line would be and if a revolving account could be opened.  The Committee is researching to see if there may be places closer to Leavenworth to do the recycle program.

 

Youth Committee:  Bill stated that the club has been invited to the NWMSU meeting on 13 November 2012.  Bill talked about giving the NWMSU club presentations on Tournament Preparation from the Co-Angler point of view and possibly something on Crappie fishing.  Bill mentioned that Dennis Edwards would be attending with him and giving the presentation.  Bill mentioned inviting the President or a representative from the NWMSU to the LBC Banquet and paying for that person’s meal.  A motion was made, seconded and approved through vote, to pay for the meal.

 

Banquet Committee:  The banquet is January 26th 2013.  Committee representative Steve Read reported that he was currently getting sizes from the top 10 finishers in the clubs 2012 Tournament season so that he could get the prizes from sponsors. Ray Hildebrand mentioned that if embroidery needed to be done that the sooner the prizes were purchased the better it would be for embroider work to get done. Steve also mentioned that he was getting a list of sponsors to invite to the Banquet.  Several member stated that they would contact sponsors that they were familiar with too assist.

 

Webmaster: Travis reported that he is looking for content for the web site, he mentioned that articles could be posted on the site that documents the tournaments of the club, but that someone would need to write the article.  It was mentioned that there were examples on the web site left there by Larry Stoafer when he wrote them while being the secretary for the club.  Randy Kenton suggested that the Club was given a presentation about the web site and how to find and/import thing from it. It was agreed that a presentation would be given during the December meeting.

 

Vice President’s report: The Vice President asked about and was provided the Tax Exemption number for the club.

 

President’s Report:  No report.

 

 

 

            Old Business: Dennis Edwards talked about the MOBASS Team Qualifying Tournament in which the LBC had 3 members, Dennis Edwards, Randy Kenton and Sam Mortensen qualified for the State team and will be moving forward toward a possible birth to the Bass Master Classic.  Dennis, Randy and Travis Perret mentioned that the experience had by all club members who attended was great.

 

            New Business:  There was a Motion made to accept the By-Laws that had been sent out by LBC President Mike Brooks.  The motion was seconded, voted on and the By-Laws were approved.

 

The Proposed 2013 Tournament Rules were reviewed and voted on.  There was a motion made, seconded, voted on and approved to accept everything up to section 8 in the Tournament rules.

 

In Section 8, the Tournament off limits days for the LBC Classic was discussed.  A motion was made, seconded and voted on to leave the current rule in place that keeps the LBC Classic site off limits for the time selected in the rules.  The Motion passed.

 

In Section 8, 2. The wording in this paragraph was re-written on site, voted on and approved.

 

In Section 8, 3.  The Classic paring will now be done by Draw and not by Top angler/Low Angler. Motion made, seconded, voted on and approved.

 

New Members:  Dennis Edwards introduced Charlie Brown as a prospective new member of the Club. Dennis stated that he, as well as Sam Mortensen has fished with Charlie in the past.  Charlie mentioned that he was interested in joining the club to learn to fish better and network.  A vote was taken and Charlie became a member of the club.

 

Tournament Director’s Report:

 

Classic Report:

 

 

Name

LBC CLASSIC Truman Lake

Steve Clark/Ray Cates

1st Place with 6 Fish

Bill Gevedon/Rodney Bledsoe

2nd Place with 5 Fish

Larry Stoafer/Frank Carol

3rd Place with 3 Fish

Mike Brooks/Garret Cates

4th Place with 2 Fish

Steve Reed/Bill Fredrick

5th Place with 2 Fish

 

Congratulations to all that fished the 2012 LBC CLasic.

 

 

 

 

 

Table Rock Tournament:

 

17 November 2012 Launch Order:

 

 

Angler

Co-Angler

Travis Perret

Mark Justice

Tom Baker

Mark Luna

Danny Lee

Bob Greene

Bill Horvath

Bill Gevedon

Bill Fredrick

Dennis Edwards

John Carroll

Frank Carroll

 

Sam Mortensen

Charlie Brown

Steve Reed

Ray Cates

Steve Clark

Randy Kenton

Ray Hillebrand

 

Bob Jorgensen

Dave Clevenger

Ken Hackworth

Rich Pearl

 

18 November 2012 Launch Order:

 

Angler

Co-Angler

Steve Clark

Randy Kenton

Dennis Edwards

John Carroll

Bill Gevedon

Bill Fredrick

Mark Luna

Danny Lee

Ray Hillebrand

 

Steve Reed

Ray Cates

Mark Justice

Tom Baker

Frank Carroll

 

Sam Mortensen

Charlie Brown

Bob Green

Bill Horvath

Travis Perret

 

Bob Jorgensen

Dave Clevenger

Ken Hackworth

Rich Pearl

 

 

 

Free Tournament Entry:  Frank Carroll 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 8:44 PM.

SUBMITTED BY: APPROVED BY:
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Michael Martin Mike Brooks
Secretary President

 

 

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