Oct 2015 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


October 5th, 2015

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


The next regular club meeting will be on November 3rd, 2105 at the Rod and Gun clubhouse.  We will discuss any proposed changes to the current tournament rules.


The website is located at the following address: http://theleavenworthbassclub.org/  if you need assistance signing up for the forum, contact the webmaster.


The General membership Meeting Minutes follow:


Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on October 5th, 2015 at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 23 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.


Secretary’s Report:  The September newsletter was emailed to all members. The current roster is posted on the web site. The secretary report was approved as presented.


Treasurer’s Report:  Kenny reports that the club checking account had a starting balance of $4,825.09 and an ending balance of $4,703.14. The Fishing for Freedom checking account had a beginning balance of $43,286.89 and ending balance of $37,022.67. PAYPAL account has a balance of $610.00.


The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.


The new budget for 2016 will be published at the November meeting


Conservation Committee Report:  No report


Youth Director Report:  We discussed the upcoming Fall 2015 “Bearcat Open” at Mozingo on the 25th of October. We have 6 boaters who have volunteered to team up with a student – Bill Horvath, Rodney Bledsoe, Bob Greene, Bob Jorgensen, Bill Gevedon and Steve Read. If any other boaters can provide a boat, let Bill know ASAP so we can coordinate a student partner. The event flyer was provided in a separate email.


Mark Justice volunteered to present a discussion on co-angler issues to the fishing club, hopefully on October 20th in Maryville. Any other club member who would like to attend, let Bill know.


Dennis discussed the LBC sponsoring a high school fishing club for the Leavenworth area high schools. We can do this, even though we are in MOBASS, not the KS Federation. The next opportunity to add a club into the schools will be in the Spring of 2016, according to Dennis. The requirement is to have at least 12 members in the club, which should not be a problem. We added $200.00 to the budget in case we are able to start this club during the next year.


Banquet Committee Report:  We discussed what we would like to have for our awards banquet in January. Bill will talk to Bass Pro in Olathe to see if they are willing to donate whatever number of gift cards (could be up to 17, but usually around 12) and report at the next meeting. Additionally, there is a possibility of getting some wooden plaques for the award winners, in addition to the gift cards. Members present voted to try for the Bass Pro gift cards and plaques.


Webmaster Report:  Brent can assist any members if they have difficulty accessing the website. If you have suggestions for the web site or need help or a password, contact Brent.


Vice President’s No report.


President’s Report:  Steve thanked Jeff Sell for attending the MOBASS meeting September 19th.


Fishing for Freedom: Still need more boaters. If there are not enough boats so all warriors can fish, expect a call from Larry to all club members who are not already signed up as a boater.




New agenda for boaters. Friday night, 6:00 to 8:00 PM is a get together at Anglers Port for the boaters to get them more quickly on fish instead of coming to Truman “cold”. Possible hot dogs and burgers as well.


Saturday morning, 9:00 to Noon at Long Shoal Marina, there will be a series of stations to teach some basic fishing skills to the warriors, run by Steve Read and Mike Brooks.


Old Business:  None

New Business:  The members present voted to select 3 members as the potential Sportsman of the Year for 2015. The 3 nominees are: Bill Gevedon, Bill Horvath and  Larry Stoafer.  Another vote was conducted and Mike Brooks, last year’s awardee tallied the results which will be announced at the banquet in January.

Officers for the 2016 tournament year were also elected:

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
Member at Large: Bill Frederick (913) 547-2458
Member at Large: Ray Cates (816) 588-8351
Tournament  Director Randy Kenton (913) 927-6777
Tournament Committee TBD
Tournament Committee TBD
Tournament Committee TBD
Tournament Committee TBD
Tournament Committee TBD

By-Law changes. Some discussion but no actual proposed changes.

New Members: None


New Equipment Report:   No report


Outside Activities: No report


MOBASS news: Jeff reported that the major discussion was about the upcoming MOBASS tournament at Table Rock to determine the 20 man state team. Also, the MOBASS youth will be doing a hot dog/hamburger cookout after the meeting Friday evening, and are requesting donations of condiments, chips, and door prize things for the kids.







Tournament Director’s Report:.


The Classic @ Mozingo Lake, September 26th & 27th, 2015


1st   Place:      Bob Greene & Mike Brooks                        27.56 lbs
2nd  Place:      Mark Justice & Ray Cates                          23.17 lbs
3rd   Place:     Dennis Edwards & Stephen Smith          19.48 lbs

4th   Place:     Steve Read & Lou Engler                          17.87 lbs
5th   Place:     Randy Kenton & Rodney Bledsoe                       15.73 lbs

6th   Place:     Larry Stoafer & Bill Gevedon                     15.14 lbs

7th   Place:     Bob Jorgensen & Eric Verberg                  14.74 lbs

8th   Place:     Steve Clark & Hayes Edwards                  14.73 lbs

9th  Place:      Bill Horvath & Bill Frederick                         4.14 lbs


The free tournament entry was won by Eric Verburg


$25.00 gift cards from Burton’s Bait & Tackle were won by:

Mike Brooks

Mark Luna

Nate Hunter

Bill Gevedon


$50.00 gas cards from Shoreline Boat & RV Repair were won by:

Larry Stoafer

Eric Verburg


Alibi:   Leon at Schooner Creek is up and walking while wearing a body brace, according to his wife. He expects he’ll need surgery to repair some of the damage caused by the roof a while back. He did receive the card from us and did say thanks for thinking about him


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM


After the meeting Bob Greene gave a terrific presentation on seasonal patterns. Thanks, Bob. As usual, great information, well presented.


SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Steve Read

Secretary                                                       President

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