September 2014 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club
Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

September 8th, 2014

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 regular club meeting will be on October 6th, 2014. We will be electing new officers for the upcoming 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: 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 September 8th, 2014 at the Rod and Gun Clubhouse. There were 18 members present. The Vice President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes for August 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 $4987.87 and an ending balance of $4412.87 The Fishing for Freedom checking account had a starting balance of $31,821.6 and an ending balance of $33576.24 , and the PAYPAL account has a balance of $686.76. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

Conservation Committee Report: Dan reports that he has over 200 bags of recycled plastic lures from Whopper Baits. Some of these will be held and given out at the January banquet, some for the NWMSU Fishing Club and some for the TBF youth folks that Larry supports. Thanks Dan.
Youth Committee Report: Bill will be attending the NWMSU Fishing Club meeting on September 30th on campus. He will present a brief overview of basic equipment since they have many new members who have not done a lot of fishing. Any member that wants to go along, please contact him. Their club will host a Fall Bearcat Open on Mozingo, unfortunately the same weekend as we are supporting Fishing for Freedom at Truman.
Banquet Committee Report: John passed out survey asking for input for the upcoming banquet. If you have any thoughts or constructive suggestions, let him know. John announced planning is on track but asked for volunteers to help him. Several club members responded. Dennis offered to produce the placemats or booklets for the banquet. Thanks John, Dennis and the banquet volunteers.
Webmaster Report: No report. Brent Goss offered to work with Ray and wants to learn how to be the webmaster. Thanks Brent.
If you need a password for the web site, or the forum, contact Ray.
Vice President’s Report: Steve announced that the November meeting presentation will cover fishing at Pomme, and Bob J volunteered to present fishing at Table Rock at the December meeting. Thanks, Steve, Larry and Dennis. Steve reminded the members present that we will elect officers at the October meeting.

President’s Report: Message passed along thru Mike from MOBASS:

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Do not forget to let your members know that the code can be used on online orders now or wrote in on the forms attached as we discussed at the meeting Saturday.

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MO BASS will receive rebates form members purchases.
There is still time for members to purchase Solar bat sunglasses in time for our State Championship and if they finish in 20th place they will receive the Contingency Rewards.

Members can get 25% Off sunglasses and if they use the form and mail in there will no no sales tax. online orders will be subject to sales tax.
Pass this email to each of your members.
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MOBASS President

Old Business: None.
New Business: A proposal was made to do some fishing instruction for the warriors at Long Shoal Marina on Oct 11th as part of Fishing for Freedom, prior to that evening’s banquet. Possible topics could include casting, pitching and flipping instructions, rigging a rod and reel, Fish ID & measuring, etc. Need a volunteer to be in charge and a few club members to assist. If anyone is interested in helping, talk to Larry. Heard rumors that the club president might be talked into running this.
FFF Report- Larry reports more boaters and volunteers are needed. Go to the website and register if you have not registered as a volunteer.
By-Law changes. The following change to the By-Laws was approved my members’ vote:
Article IX – Annual Awards
The following reference is several awards that are presented at the annual banquet to recognize achievement from the previous tournament year. This is NOT an absolute list and can be amended by a vote to change the By-Laws.

Currently, the list includes: Sportsman of the Year, Top Ten Anglers, Co Angler of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Guide of the Year, 1st Big Bass, 2nd Big Bass, 3rd Big Bass”.
1. Sportsman Of The Year; See Article IIX.
2. Top Ten: The Top Ten anglers are designated as a result of the points each has earned over the course of a single tournament year. Points will reflect the anglers best 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. regular tournaments. The anglers will be ranked in order from the highest number of points being designated at first place through the tenth place angler.
3. Guide Of The Year: The angler massing the largest total of “Guide Points” for the anglers best 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. regular tournaments.
4. Co-Angler Of The Year: The points each has earned over the course of a single tournament year determine standings. Points will reflect the co-anglers best 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc regular tournaments. The co-anglers will be ranked in order from the highest number of points to the lowest.
5. Rookie Of The Year; (Rookie) Any member that joins the club and has an opportunity to fish at least 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. regular tournaments is considered a rookie for that year. If not, his rookie year would be the next year.
6. First Big Bass
7. Second Big Bass
8. Third Big Bass
New Members: None, but there was one guest, Dan Thomason, who is considering joining the club.
Tournament Director’s Report:
TX Results for the August 16th – 17th August tournament at Truman:
1st Ray Cates had 6 fish at 15.21 lbs over the two days, throwing senkos on 45 degree banks. This was Ray’s 1st tournament win. Congrats !!!
2nd Stephen Smith had 6 fish weighing 10.54 lbs, pitching 10” green pumpkin worms
3rd Larry Stoafer weighed in 4 fish at 9.44 lbs, catching them on a finesse jig in the trees, on points.
4th Randy Kenton caught his 4 fish weighing 9.28 lbs pitching senkos in pole timber.
5th Garrett Cates had 3 fish, 9.08 lbs, doing the same things as his Dad.
Boater Big Bass
1st Garrett Cates 4.55 Lbs
2nd Randy Kenton 3.09 Lbs
Co-angler Big Bass
1st Ray Cates 3.37 Lbs
2nd Steve Clark 3.21 Lbs
The next tournament is the year end Classic at Mozingo, September 20th & 21st. Take off and weigh-in both days will be at the Main Ramp, not the City Ramp. $150.00 is allocated per boat, payoff as shown in the tournament rules. Six fish limit per day, team, total weight for two days combined.
DAY Saturday Sunday
TAKE OFF 6:30 AM or safe light 6:30 AM or safe light
WEIGH IN 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Take off order is the same for both days:
1st Bob Jorgensen & Mark Justice
2nd Dennis Edwards & Lou Engler
3rd Mark Luna & Larry Stoafer
4th Stephen Smith & Ray Cates
5th Bill Gevedon & Hays Edwards
6th Jeff Sell & Dan Senterfitt
7th Randy Kenton & Bill Frederick
8th Bob Greene & Frank Carroll
9th Steve Read & Steve Clark
10th Ken Hackworth & Bill Horvath

$100 gift card from Shoreline was won by Mike Brooks.
Free entry was won by Brent Goss
There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned.


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Bill Horvath Mike Brooks
Secretary President

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