October 2014 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

October 6th, 2014

 2015 New 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 TBD
Tournament Committee TBD
Tournament Committee TBD

Please note, the next regular club meeting will be on November 3rd, 2014. We will be discussing changes to the tournament rules and electing the Sportsman of the Year 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: http://theleavenworthbassclub.org/  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 October 6th, 2014 at the Rod and Gun Clubhouse.  There were 19 members present. The current President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for September 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.

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 $4412.87 and an ending balance of $3035.87. The Fishing for Freedom checking account had a starting balance of $33,576.24 and an ending balance of $39,524.66.and the PAYPAL account has a balance of $1,409.86. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

Conservation Committee Report: Dan received a box containing 118 packets of lures for youth programs from Whopper Baits.  With packets still on hand from the first box received, the club had approximately 220 packets to give away.  He provided 30 packets to the Youth Chairman for distribution to the Northwest Missouri State University Fishing Club.

He contacted the MOBASS President and asked if he could use some lures to support the youth clubs in the state.  The President stated he could and asked if the lures could be brought to the state championship held from Oct  4 – 5.  The Conservation Chairman provided a box of approximately 60 packets of lures to our club’s team captain who gave the lures to the MOBASS President.

The used plastic recycle bin is about ¾ full, so bring those used plastics to the November meeting so we can give Bobby Keenom’s family something to do during the upcoming winter.

It was recently discovered that in addition to recycling monofilament line, Berkley will recycle the spools that all types of line are sold on.  So save your old spools and bring them to the meetings for recycling.

 Youth Committee Report: Bill Horvath, Dan Senterfitt, Bill Gevedon and Dennis Edwards attended the NWMSU Fishing Club meeting on September 30th on campus. We presented how to pitch and flip, hook removal, knot tying and an overview of basic equipment since they have many new members who have not done a lot of fishing.

Their club hosted a Fall Bearcat Open on Mozingo but we don’t have the results to post.

The NWMSU Fishing Club is planning a banquet on December 5th. If anyone has serviceable rods, reels, or other fishing equipment they can spare, they would appreciate any donations they can raffle off as a way to raise operating funds. See Bill to coordinate anything you might spare.

Bill, Steve Read and Dan Senterfitt worked at Bass Pro in Olathe on September 27th and 28th demonstrating “backyard Bassing for Fishing’s Future.

Banquet Committee Report:  John says everything is on track for January. Unfortunately, the windbreaker type shirts we hoped to get from Bass Pro are not available. The club voted to ask for either shirts or jackets ILO the windbreakers. John will collect the awardees preferences and sizes.


Webmaster Report: Brent Goss has volunteered to work with Ray and wants to learn how to be the webmaster. Thanks Brent. If you have suggestions for the web site, contact Brent.

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

Vice President’s Report: Steve announced that the November meeting presentation will cover fishing at Pomme By Larry, and Bob J volunteered to present fishing at Table Rock at the December meeting. Thanks, Larry and Bob.


President’s Report: Mike informed us he would not be volunteering to be president for the upcoming year due to work requirements. He thanked the members and officers for their support over the past year. We also thank you, Mike for the GREAT job as president .


Old Business:  None.

New Business: New officers were voted in by the members present. The new slate is shown at the top of this newsletter

FFF Report- Larry reports more boaters and volunteers are needed. Go to the website and register if you have not registered as a volunteer.

The Leavenworth Bass Club completed their 3rd year of participating in the Mo-Bass state tournament. Held October 4th and 5th on Truman Lake. The overall team event was won by The Leavenworth Bass Club with 47.95 pounds which was nearly six pounds ahead of second place.

Larry Stoafer finished sixth place which qualified him for the state team and advances him to regional’s in Mississippi in June. The Leavenworth Bass Club has qualified six members to the MOBASS state team in the last three consecutive years. This feat is very difficult to do and we as a club should be very proud of this accomplishment.

This is a testament to the team work that is displayed by all club members during the state tournament.

Congrats to the 11 fisherman who made the Truman trip and we would encourage all members to attempt to participate on the state team in the future. It’s great learning experience and a fun time.

The winning team has their entries paid for at next year’s state tournament on Table Rock.

By-Law changes. None

New Members: None

Tournament Director’s Report: 

Results from the Classic held at Mozingo, September 20th and 21st:

1st        Dennis Edwards and Lou Engler

2nd      Bill Gevedon and Hayes Edwards

3rd       Bob Greene and Frank Carroll

4th       Ken Hackworth and Bill Horvath

5th        Bob Jorgensen and Mark Justice

6th        Steve Read and Steve Clark

7th        Larry Stoafer and Mark Luna

8th        Stephen Smith and Ray Cates

9th        Jeff Sell and Dan Senterfitt

10th     Randy Kenton and Bill Frederick

The next tournament is optional at Pomme de Terre, November 15th and 16th. This is the first tournament of 2015. More detailed information will be provided at the November 3rd meeting.

$100 gift cards from Shoreline were won by Stephen Smith and Bill Frederick.

Free entry was won by ____??_____

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



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Bill Horvath                                                    Steve Read

Secretary                                                      President

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