November 2018 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


November 5th, 2018


2018 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



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Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on November 5th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 18 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.



Secretary Report:

  • The October 2018 newsletter was emailed to all current members and posted on the web site. The Secretary’s report was approved as read.
  • Four members (Randy Kenton, Frank Carroll, Mark Stadel & Eric Verberg) need to renew their BASS memberships which expire at the end of November. Contact B.A.S.S. Membership Services at 1-877-BASSUSA or send an e-mail to


Treasurer Report: 

  • LBC checking account beginning balance was $5,872.87 and the ending balance is $5,904.64. The Fishing for Freedom account beginning balance was $36,279.90 and the ending balance is $18,270.16. the Pay Pal account has $00.00. The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.
  • The club members present discussed and approved the budget for the 2019 year.


Conservation Committee Report:

  • The proposal that Eric submitted for a conservation grant from 40 Creek Whiskey was approved in the amount of $5,000 to put approximately 65 Mossy Ok fish habitats in Mozingo. Great job on this Eric.
  • It’s expected the project will take place no earlier than March of next year.


Youth Director Report:

  • The Bearcat Open was held at Mozingo Lake on October 20th and the wining weight was over 21 pounds, topped by a 7.03 kicker. Rumor has it the fish were caught on chatterbaits in skinny water.
  • Thanks to Steve Read for providing a boat and taking out one of the students for her first bass tournament.
  • The NWMSU fishing club will not do a fund raiser in December but instead will hold a raffle for a Henry .22 repeater rifle in the springtime. More info to follow.


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks says everything is on track for January 26th at the Leavenworth Eagles Club.


Webmaster Report:  The club members discussed and approved reimbursing Ray for an additional $200 for web expenses. He will provide the receipts to Kenny.


Vice President Report:  Mike brought in some exotic colored finesse baits for the monthly drawing.


President Report:

  • REMINDER – If you need to take a call or have a discussion, please step out so that we do not prolong the meeting or disrupt those that have the floor.
  • MOBASS Sent out the results of the State Team, those results were sent to the Secretary and included with this newsletter.
  • Reminder that club dues and entry fees must be paid before you fish a 2019 Tournament Year event. If you did not pay at the meeting this month and plan to fish Pomme de Terre make sure you pay at Pomme. In accordance with the Tournament Rules you must pay the TD or the Club Treasurer: “Payments made after the meeting must be made to the Tournament Director or Club Treasurer.  Failure to pay before the tournament begins will result in an assessment of a $10.00 late fee per tournament (could be 2 tournaments in one weekend) and not being able to fish another monthly tournament until the fees have been paid.”

Fishing for Freedom:

  • Larry reported there were about 160 warriors in 150 volunteer’s boats for the 10th anniversary edition of Fishing for Freedom.
  • Thanks to all the committee members and other volunteers for making this the best run event yet.


Old Business: Both the By-Laws and the Tournament Rules for the 2019 fishing year were approved with no changes as of November 5th, 2018.


New Business: None


New Members:  None


New Equipment Report:  Steve Read is coordinating the new club jerseys for 2019. If you are interested in getting one, cost for the long sleeve version is around $50. Please deal directly with Steve for your order.


Outside Activities:

  • LBC had teams in the 4 man Kansas TBN at Wilson Reservoir in western Kansas. After a not so good 1st day the teams rallied to take 3rd place overall. Congrats to Garrett Cates, Bill Gevedon, Ray Hillebrand, and Larry Stoafer.


Alibis: None


Tournament Director:

The first tournament of 2019 will be held at Pomme de Terre on November 17th & 18th. Take off will be 6:45 AM or safe light, whichever is later, both days. Weigh-in is at the Wheatland Ramp at 3:00 PM. Trailering is allowed. Take-off order is:


Saturday, November 17th:


BOAT # Boater Co Angler
1 Steve Read Lou Engler
2 Jeff Sell  
3 Dennis Edwards Hayes Edwards
4 Mike Brooks  
5 Greg Oehring  
6 Randy Kenton  
7 Garrett Cates Ray Cates
8 Bob Greene  
9 Bill Gevedon Stephen Smith
10 Eric Verburg  
11 Frank Carroll  
12 Mark Luna Danny Lee
13 Larry Stoafer Noah Skolnick
14 Ken Dawson  
15 Kenny Hackworth Casey Wit


Sunday, November 18th


BOAT # Boater Co Angler
1 Kenny Hackworth Casey Wit
2 Ken Dawson  
3 Larry Stoafer Noah Skolnick
4 Mark Luna Danny Lee
5 Frank Carroll  
6 Eric Verburg  
7 Bill Gevedon Stephen Smith
8 Bob Greene  
9 Garrett Cates Ray Cates
10 Randy Kenton  
11 Greg Oehring  
12 Mike Brooks  
13 Dennis Edwards Hayes Edwards
14 Jeff Sell  
15 Steve Read Lou Engler



The free tournament entry was won by Ray Cates.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:01



SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:

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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

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