March 2014 Newsletter and minutes

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

March 3rd, 2014

 

POSITION

NAME

PHONE   #S

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 April 7th, 2014.  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/.  The Web site is up to include the forum, so please check to make sure your personal information is correct on the members only page.  If your information is not correct, please notify the webmaster and 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 March 3rd  at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club Clubhouse.  There were 22 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 Secretary’s Report:  The minutes for February 2014 were approved as written.  They were e-mailed to all members and were posted to the club website. Several members were notified that their BASS membership will expire within the next few months.

Treasurer’s Report:   The treasurer reported a beginning balance of $2382.37 and a current balance of $1928.10. The Fishing for Freedom account has a beginning balance of $20,991.77 and a current balance of $19,953.54.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Conservation Committee Report: Nothing to  report.

 

 Youth Committee Report:  The club conducted another casting kids event at Cabela’s on March 2nd from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.  In spite of the lousy weather, we had 41 kids try pitching and flipping. Thanks to the volunteers that were there, to include Bill Horvath, Bill Gevedon, Bill Frederick, Ray Cates, John Matthews, Bob/Charley/Britan Jorgensen, and Rodney Bledsoe

 

Bill Horvath & Steve Read will travel to Maryville and give a class on jig fishing to the NWMSU Fishing Club on March 4th.

 

Mike Brooks and Steve gave a class on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in February and reports were that they did an outstanding job. Thanks guys.

 

There are 5 boaters who have volunteered to support the Bearcat Open on  April 5th at Mozingo. Thanks to Bill Horvath, Bob Greene, Bob Jorgensen, Steve Read and Mark Justice. More information will be provided to them directly. Would be good to have about one or two more boats in case they’re needed.

 

Two more members of the club are now certified youth instructors after attending the class on March 1st with Mr Kevin Reich from Fishing’s Future. Good job Mike Brooks and Bill Frederick.

 

Banquet Committee Report: No report. The club is looking for a volunteer to take over from Steve. We did vote on the award for the 2014 tournament year to be pullovers, either donated or purchased.

 

Webmaster Report:  Ray announced that the web site is now moved and that he had to rebuild it basically from scratch. He also announced that the addition of a sponsor page, a lodging page, and made other improvements. The photos section is working with the help of Travis.  It was also mentioned that fewer and fewer email announcements will be sent as we are migrating to the forum.

 

Vice President’s Report:  Steve has come up with some terrific programs for the next few months to include:

April    Swap meet – more information to follow

May     Ken Hackworth on lipless crankbaits

 

If you have any suggestions for topics, please contact the VP.

 

President’s Report: Mike announced we now have a publicist, a young journalism major who has volunteered to write articles about our club and its activities. If you are contacted, please work with her on whatever topic she’s working on.

 

If anyone is interested in buying a club jersey, you need to contact Mike by March 15th so he can get the order in to MOBASS. Great price on a great looking jersey.

 

Shoreline Boat and RV Repair has donated gas cards for the club to use as they want to.  The club discussed but did not decide how to distribute them to the members. Since the meeting, Ray received two $100.00 cards.

 

Mike plans on attending the next MOBASS quarterly meeting on April 5th.

 

There is a popup on the website asking for volunteers to act as camera boats for the upcoming Elite series tournament at Table Rock,April 3-6. If interested please contact Geno Genovese aegenovese@centurytel.net

 

Mike welcomed Jeff Sell, as the newest member to his 1st real meeting. Welcome Jeff.

OLD BUSINESS: 

NEW BUSINESS:

The Treasurer led a discussion about initiating an annual budget for the LBC.  After discussion, the concept of an annual budget was approved but the original change to the bylaws was modified to strike the words as shown below:

 

By Law Change for Treasurer Duties.  Add the following:

 

“The treasurer will prepare the annual Leavenworth Bass Club budget to be presented to the general membership at the November meeting for the period 1 Nov XX to 31 Oct XX.  After discussion, the membership shall then vote to approve the budget by simple majority.”

 

“Any changes to the budget thereafter must be approved by simple majority at a club meeting.”

 

This motion was made, discussed and seconded. Per our By-Laws we must wait until our April meeting prior to voting on this motion.  Please take a few minutes to review the wording and be prepared for continuing our discussion and voting in April.

New Members: Please welcome our newest member, Dane Barksdale to the club.

Tournament Director’s Report:  The TD showed a new tournament card that will do away with the duplicate information on another document. Randy reminded us to check our insurance before the next tournament. Also, several members need to pay their dues before the tournament. They were notified by the secetary..

The next tournament will be at Table Rock, March 22nd & 23rd. Trailering is allowed, and weigh in will be at Schooner Creek.

Pairings are shown here:

March 22nd (Saturday)         Take off is 6:45 or safe light, weigh in is at 3:00 PM

Take   Off Position Boater Co-Angler

1

Steve Clark Randy Kenton

2

Garrett Cates Ray Cates

3

Dennis Edwards Travis Perret

4

Bill Horvath

5

Bob Jorgensen Dave Clevenger

6

Rich Pearl Lou Engler

7

Bill Gevedon Ray Hillebrand

8

Jeff Sell Frank Carroll

9

Mark Luna Garry Stephens

10

Mike Brooks Bill Frederick

11

Larry Stoafer Dane Barksdale

12

Ken Hackworth Danny Lee

13

Bob Greene

14

Steve Read Mark Justice

15

Sam Morton Charlie Brown

 

March 23rd (Sunday)           Take off is 6:45 or safe light, weigh in is at 2:00 PM

Take Off Position Boater Co-Angler

1

Garrett Cates Ray Cates

2

Bill Gevedon Ray Hillebrand

3

Larry Stoafer

4

Steve Read Mark Justice

5

Mike Brooks Bill Frederick

6

Bill Horvath

7

Rich Pearl Lou Engler

8

Jeff Sell Frank Carroll

9

Sam Morton Charlie Brown

10

Ken Hackworth Danny Lee

11

Mark Luna Garry Stephens

12

Bob Jorgensen Dave Clevenger

13

Steve Clark Randy Kenton

14

Dennis Edwards Travis Perret

15

Bob Greene

 

Free Tournament Entry:  Lou Engler was the March lucky winner of one free tournament entry to be used in the 2014 season.

 

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

 

Following the regular meeting Bob Jorgensen provided a very informative presentation on fishing Table Rock in the Spring. Bob’s presentation included very detailed maps based on his several decades of experience not just fishing but CATCHING fish. Not sure we could ever hear this much useable detail from any other presentation. Bob’s willingness to share information is unparalleled.

 

THANK YOU BOB !!!!!

 

As mentioned previously the next month’s agenda will be a swap meet. Bring your excess tackle and equipment (and a pocket full of money) to buy and sell things you know you need.

SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:

 

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Bill Horvath                                                   Mike Brooks

Secretary                                                       President

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