November 4 2013 Newsletter and meeting minutes

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

4 November, 2013

 

POSITION

NAME

PHONE   #S

President: Mike Brooks (913)   680-8721
Vice-President Steve Read (816)   233-8474
Treasurer: Ken   Hackworth (913)   240-4884
Secretary: Bill Horvath (913)   306-1110
Webmaster: Ray   Hillebrand (913)   683-0500
Youth   Director: Bill   Horvath (913)   306-1110
Members at   Large: Rich Pearl (913)   221-7014
Members at   Large: Stephen Smith (785)   304-0587
Tournament    Director Randy Kenton (913) 927-6777
Tournament   Committee Steve Read (816) 646-9756
Mike Brooks (913)   680-8721
Dan   Senterfitt (913) 683-2731
Bob   Jorgensen (913) 683-1708
Dennis   Edwards (913) 683-3195

 

Please note, the next monthly Club meeting is on 2 December, 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/. .  The Web site is back up, so please check to make sure your personal information is correct on the members only page.  If your information is not correct, please notify the webmaster and secretary.

For all of you that missed the meeting, you missed a chance to win a free entry into a 2014 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 next meeting.   Come early and join us around the bar.

The General Membership Meeting Minutes follows:

 WELCOME:

The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on 4 November, 2013 at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club Clubhouse.  There were 17 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for the 7 October, 2013 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 $3,212.11 and a current balance of $3,122.11. The Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $35,204.83 in the Fishing for Freedom account and a current balance of $20,268.61.  The Fishing For Freedom PayPal account has a current balance of zero. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Conservation Committee: Dan mailed an 18 lb box of used plastics to Whopper baits this week for recycling, and has another box almost full.  Please bring your used plastics baits and monofilament line to the next meeting so we can continue the recycling effort. Dan is in process of applying for the B.A.S.S. Conservation Award for 2013.

 

 Youth Committee:  the club voted to fund gas money for last month’s trip to support the NWMSU fishing club. The president and youth coordinator gave a presentation to their club on Fall patterns and information on fishing jerk baits. The club received a letter from the Board of County Commissioners for our support to the annual Mel Hedrick Fishing Derby. Thanks to Mike Brooks for representing the club in this very worthwhile event.  Bill is working with the KS Parks and Wildlife office and the Fishing’s Future organization to set up a class to teach our members how to better teach youth, many aspects of fishing. Hopefully we will be able to have a class in early December, possibly the 7th or 14th for the 4 hour class. Any members interested in participating should let Bill know and he will have more information at the December meeting.  The  results of the Bearcat Fall Classic tournament held on October 19th and had 14 boats. The  raised $675.00 for the NWMSU Fishing Club.

 

1st Place:                   Rick Riley and Terry Cooper with 15.03lbs – 5 fish

2nd Place:                 Jeremy Johnson and Jule Johnson with 13.25lbs – 5 fish

3rd Place:                  Joe Dorcy and Dean White with 12.44lbs – 3 fish, plus big bass of

7.77lbs

 

Banquet Committee: Banquet is still scheduled for 25 January, 2014 at the Leavenworth Eagles.  Steve says plans are on track – social hour from 5:00 to 6:00, dinner, followed by awards and door prizes. He is updating the booklet for the banquet too.

Webmaster:  Ray asked the members to look at the angler profiles he’s added to the web site and update yours through him. He asked each of us to let him know of any corrections to the Members’ Only page. He discussed issues we’re having with updating the web site, and the possibility of saving some money by moving the site’s host to Go Daddy. Any decision was postponed until Ray discusses this with the previous webmaster for other solutions.

Vice President’s report:  No report

 

President’s Report: Mike asked that we please welcome our newest co-angler, Bill Peterson to the club and make him feel at home.

OLD BUSINESS:  None

NEW BUSINESS:  A lengthy discussion was conducted on the amending of our By –Laws to permit youth under the age of 16 to participate as Junior Members.  See the Bylaws

New Members: None

Tournament Director’s Report:  Randy led the members through several changes to the tournament rules. They will be distributed once the updates are finished.

The next tournament (1st one for the 2014 season) will be held at Table Rock Lake, 23-24 November 2013. Weigh in site for both days will be Schooner Creek. Trailering is allowed. There will be a cookout around 6:00 PM at Schooner Creek on Saturday. Come and sacrifice some meat on the charcoal altar.

Day 1, 23 November, 2013

0645 or safe light. Weigh-in @ 3:00 PM

TAKE   OFF POSITION

BOATER

CO-ANGLER

 

1

Mark Luna Garry Stephens

2

Mike Brooks Ray Hillebrand

3

Steve Clark Randy Kenton

4

Frank Carroll

5

Bob Greene Bill Frederick

6

Ken Hackworth

7

Garrett Cates Ray Cates

8

John Matthews Lou Engler

9

Bob Jorgensen Dave Clevenger

10

Steve Read Mark Justice

11

Bill Gevedon Dan Senterfitt

12

Rich Pearl

13

Larry Stoafer Bill Peterson
       

Day 2, 24 November, 2013

0645 or safe light. Weigh-in @ 2:00 PM

TAKE   OFF POSITION

BOATER

CO-ANGLER

 

1

Ken Hackworth

2

Steve Clark Randy Kenton

3

John Matthews Lou Engler

4

Garrett Cates Ray Cates

5

Mark Luna Garry Stephens

6

Bill Gevedon Dan Senterfitt

7

Mike Brooks Ray Hillebrand

8

Bob Greene Bill Frederick

9

Larry Stoafer Bill Peterson

10

Rich Pearl

11

Steve Read Mark Justice

12

Bob Jorgensen Dave Clevenger

13

Frank Carroll

 

Free Tournament Entry:  Dan Senterfitt was the November lucky winner of one free tournament entry to be used in the 2014 season.  Bob Jorgensen was the lucky winner in October.

 

. There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:

 

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Bill Horvath                                                   Mike Brooks

Secretary                                                       President

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