November Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


November 3rd, 2014

2015 Officers

President: Steve Read (816) 233-8474
Vice-President Larry Stoafer (913) 240-5254
Treasurer: Ken Hackworth (913) 240-4884
Secretary: Bill Horvath (913) 306-1110
Webmaster: Brent Goss (913) 775-2063
Youth Director: Bill Horvath (913) 306-1110
Members at Large: Bob Greene (913) 240-4474
Members at Large: Lou Engler (913) 888-7424
Tournament  Director Randy Kenton (913) 927-6777
Tournament Committee Ray Cates (816) 588-8351
Tournament Committee Dennis Edwards (913) 683-3195
Tournament Committee Bob Jorgensen (913) 683-1708
Tournament Committee Steve Read (816) 233-8474
Tournament Committee Larry Stoafer (913) 240-5254

Please note, the next regular club meeting will be on December 1st, 2014. We will be making final plans for the Table Rock tournament and discussing the January Banquet so come and help shape what you want out of YOUR 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. 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 website is located at the following address:  If your information on the current roster (attached to this mail) is not correct, please notify the secretary. If you need assistance signing up for the forum, contact the webmaster.



The General Membership Meeting Minutes follows:

WELCOME: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on November 6th, 2014 at the Rod and Gun Clubhouse.  There were 21 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for October 2014 were approved as written.  They were e-mailed to all members and were posted to the club website.  Notified several members that their BASS membership expire within the next 2 months. Contact the secretary if you have a question about when yours expires.

The club sent a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Billy Murphy who died after a long fight with cancer.

The 2013 IRS not-for-profit documents were not sent in last year. The 2013 and 2014 filings are in process.

Bill will update the MOBASS and BASS web sites to  show Steve as the new president.

If you have ANY changes or corrections for the roster, pass them along to the secretary.

Treasurer’s Report:   Kenny reports that the club checking account had a starting balance of $3,035.87 and an ending balance of $2,968.82. The Fishing for Freedom checking account had a starting balance of $39,524.66 and an ending balance of $25,852.94.and the PAYPAL account has a balance of $96.27. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented. Kenny discussed the budget for 2015. There were a few very minor changes, and the budget was approved by the members present.

Conservation Committee Report: Larry thanked the members who came and helped build fish structure to be put in the two lakes on Ft Leavenworth.  Once the rehab is completed, we’ll be asked to help plant the “fish trees”.

 Youth Committee Report:  Bill announced that the fishing club at NWMSU will have a banquet at the Hy Vee in Maryville on December 5th. Bill plans on attending and invites other club members to attend too. If anyone has any more items to donate for their banquet, contact me and he’ll take them along.

Bill let their club president know that our annual banquet is in January.  We have invited 2 of their members to be our guest in the past.

Bill Frederick volunteered to give his world class walleye seminar to the NWMSU members on November 4th

Banquet Committee Report:  John says everything is on track for January 24th at the local Eagles Club.  John and Steve started shopping for the raffle prizes. Bass Pro in Olathe donated the shirts and jackets we requested for the awards. Ray has them and will do the embroidery. John should have more detailed information at the December meeting.


Webmaster Report:  Brent Goss is working hard to update the web site. He requested that if you do not have a picture for your profile, he will provide one for you (look out for Larry, Curly and Moe type pics)


If you have suggestions for the web site, contact Brent.

If you need a password for the forum, contact Brent.

Vice President’s Report:  Larry passed out information on discounts available from Powell Rods and Vicious Fishing. Some good deals on their web sites. He especially likes the Powell frog rods.


He also is selling tickets for an HDS 9 with side scan, as a fund raiser for TBF, which will be raffled off in April next year.


President’s Report:  Steve thanked Mike for the GREAT job as president  over the past few years.


Old Business:  The sportsman of the year balloting nomination took place, with three very worthy candidates.  BILL HORVATH, BILL GEVEDON, AND MIKE BROOKS.  The winner will be announced at our annual banquet January 24, 2015.

New Business:  FFF Report- Larry reports there were 128 warriors and boaters and at least 100 volunteers for this year. He thanked all the members that pitched in to make this year’s F3 a resounding success. Lots of fish were caught, to include a wiper just under 10 lbs.

By-Law changes. None.

New Members: None

Tournament Director’s Report: 

Randy discussed a recommended change to the tournament rules which would allow the NWMSU fishing club to fish a tournament with us, possibly in the spring of 2015. After some discussion, a change to Section II.10 now reads” Non-members may not participate in any scheduled club tournaments, except for special events.”

There were no tournament results to  discuss. Here is the take off order for the Pomme de Terre tournament on November 15th and 16th. This is an optional tournament.

Randy reminded us that the legal length limit on Pomme is 13 inches.




Pomme de Terre November 15th,  2014Saturday

Trailering allowed

Wheatland Ramp Weigh in

6:30 AM or safe light till 3:00 PM
Boat # Boater Co-Angler
1 Mike Brooks
2 Jeff Sell
3 Bill Gevedon Bill Frederick
4 Dennis Edwards Randy Kenton
5 Steve Clark
6 Steve Read
7 Stephan Smith Lou Engler
8 Sam Morton Hayes Edwards
9 Rich Pearl Ken Hackworth
10 Frank Carroll
11 Larry Stoafer Ray Cates
12 Bill Horvath
13 Mark Luna Garry Stephens


Pomme de Terre November 16th, 2014 Sunday

Trailering allowed

Wheatland Ramp Weigh in

6:30 AM or safe light till 2:00 PM
Boat # Boater Co-Angler
1 Mike Brooks
2 Stephan Smith Lou Engler
3 Rich Pearl Ken Hackworth
4 Jeff Sell
5 Bill Horvath
6 Mark Luna Garry Stephens
7 Bill Gevedon Bill Frederick
8 Sam Morton Hayes Edwards
9 Larry Stoafer Ray Cates
10 Steve Clark
11 Dennis Edwards Randy Kenton
12 Frank Carroll
13 Steve Read

The free tournament entry was won by Bill Frederick, and, Bill (the lucky dog) also won the door prize of a knife, donated by Fishing for Freedom.

Last month’s free tournament entry was won by Mark Luna

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned.  


Larry then gave an OUTSTANDING presentation on patterns, lures and specific locations for the upcoming Pomme tournament. Thanks Larry, for one of the better presentations we’ve had.  Next month, Bob Jorgensen will present fishing at Table Rock in December.



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Bill Horvath                                                   Steve Read

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