Oct 2017 newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


October 2nd, 2017


2018 Officers


President Bob Greene (913)-240-4474
Vice-President Randy Kenton (913)-927-6777
Treasurer Ken Hackworth (913)-240-4884
Secretary Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Webmaster Brent Goss (913)-775-2063
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
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The next club meeting will be on November 6th, 2017 at the Rod and Gun clubhouse. We will be discussing the year end awards and changes to the 2017-2018 tournament rules. Congratulations and thanks to Bob Greene (new president) and Randy Kenton (new vice president).


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


Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on October 2nd at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 20 members present. The vice president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.



Secretary Report:

  • The September newsletter was emailed to all current members and posted on the web site.
  • The Secretary’s report was approved as read.


Treasurer Report: 

  • LBC checking account beginning balance is $7,254,77 and the ending balance is $4,902.18. The Fishing For Freedom beginning balance is $32,732.37 and the ending balance is $41,434.22. Pay Pal account has $00.00.
  • The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.


Conservation Committee Report:  None.


Youth Director Report:

  • The Kansas Bass nation is raffling off Brent Chapman’s boat and Fishing’s Future (Bill is the KS state coordinator) is one of the recipients of the raffle. This organization provides the equipment we use at our Fishing for Freedom event and numerous kid’s events we support. Please go to

http://www.ksbassnation.com/win-brent-chapmans-2017-tournament-boat/ for more detail. Only 1000 tickets @ $100 each will be sold. The drawing is scheduled to be held on November 4th.

  • Bill discussed the upcoming Bearcat Open on October 14th. The NWMSU fishing club is looking for boaters to take out a student to fish the team tournament. Any boater interested, please see Bill for more info.


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks says we’re having a banquet on January 20th, 2018.


Webmaster Report: Brent has added the latest newsletter and tournament results.


Vice President Report:

  • The MOBASS state team tournament will be held at Truman on 28-29 October. We will have a 10 man team (5 boaters and 5 co-anglers).
  • Thanks to Mike Brooks and Steve Read for attending the October MOBASS meeting.
  • The club voted on the 2016-2017 Sportsman of the year. The 3 nominees selected were Bill Horvath, Mark Luna & Larry Stoafer. The final selection will be announced at the year end banquet in January.


President Report:   None


Fishing for Freedom:  The event is this coming weekend. We have 170+ boats and 65 volunteers to support the weekend tournament. Thanks for all who volunteered.


Old Business:  None


New Business:  None


New Members:  None


New Equipment Report: Larry talked about the new lights he had installed on his Ranger.


Outside Activities: 

  • Ray Cates continues his winning ways.
  • Four club members fished the Kansas Bass Nation state qualifier at Grand Lake last weekend. Larry Stoafer, Bill Gevedon, Ray Hillebrand and Ray Cates. There were 46 boats. Ray Cates had a 3 fish limit for 8.79 and co-angler big bass for 3.88 lbs. which equaled a 2.5 lb. lead after day one. On day Ray had a 3 fish limit for 9.35 which put him over 18 lbs. for the tournament and in 1st place by almost 5 lbs. Ray qualified to fish the BASS Nation Regional Championship at Toledo Bend in March as a member of the Kansas state team. Congratulations to Ray and best of luck in March.


Alibis:  None


Tournament Director’s Report:

  • The year end Classic at Truman was held September 23rd & 24th. Last month, The club members present voted to budget $200.00 per boat for the Classic. We feasted on elk and venison steaks provided by Bob Jorgensen. Thanks Bob !!


Truman Classic, September 23rd – 24th, 2017
1st Stoafer & Frederick 23.48 Jigs, brush hogs in cedar trees
2nd Edwards & Rasco 22.89 Far backs of creeks
3rd Jorgensen & Carroll 20.12 Black/blue & GP jigs, buzz baits & Senkos
4th Gevedon & Hillebrand 11.12 Bone Whopper Ploppers & crankbaits
5th Greene & Smith 9.74 Black/blue jigs
6th Kenton & Luna 7.35 Senkos & crankbaits
7th Brooks & Verburg 5.97 Buzz baits & Senkos
8th Hackworth & Horvath 5.53 Pole timber, Senkos & Ochos, crankbaits
9th Clark & Engler 4.51 Crankbaits
10th Read & Stadel 4.40 Black/blue jigs, rush hogs
11th Hester & Goss   Channel swings


The free tournament entry was won by Steve Read.


The free gas cards from Shoreline Boat & RV Repair was won by Stephen Smith & Ken Hackworth.


Bill Horvath won the raffle ticket for Brent Chapman’s boat.


The club collected $38.00 from the door prize drawings.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:42



SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Larry Stoafer

Secretary                                                       Vice-President

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