September 2020 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

September 8th, 2020

2020 Officers

POSITIONNAMEPHONE #
PresidentBob Greene(913)-240-4474
Vice-PresidentMike Brooks(913)-680-8721
TreasurerKen Hackworth(913)-240-4884
SecretaryBill Horvath(913)-306-1110
WebmasterRay Hillebrand(913)-683-0500
Youth CommitteeBill Horvath(913)-306-1110
Conservation DirectorEric Verburg(719)-332-1052
Member at LargeRay Cates(816)-588-8351
Member at LargeSteve Read(816)-646-9756
   
Tournament DirectorMark Luna(913)-683-0230
Tournament CommitteeMike Brooks(913)-680-8721
Tournament CommitteeRay Cates(816)-588-8351
Tournament CommitteeDennis Edwards(913)-683-3195
Tournament CommitteeBill Gevedon(913)-306-4198
Tournament CommitteeBob Greene(913)-240-4474
Tournament CommitteeBob Jorgensen(913)-683-1708
Tournament CommitteeDanny Lee(913)-683-2855
Tournament CommitteeCasey Wit(785)-218-1949

The next club meeting will probably be on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Larry Stoafer’s toy barn.

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 their meeting on September 8th at Larry Stoafer’s toy barn. Thank you, Larry very much for offering the location to our club members. There were 20 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary Report:  All members currently are in good standing with BASS and MOBASS. Three members’ BASS memberships expire 10/31 – Frank Carroll, Garrett Cates and Steve Clark.

Treasurer Report:

  • LBC checking account beginning balance was $8,815.90 and the ending balance is $9,485.55. The treasurer’s report was approved by the members present.
  • The club discussed and then voted to allocate $200 per boat, plus the $500 from Shoreline, to the Classic payout.

Conservation Committee Report: Eric reported he is waiting for a box of recycled plastics from Whopper Baits.

Youth Director Report:

  • Mike Brooks, Steve Read and Bill went to the NWMSU Fishing Club 1st meeting on September 1st in Maryville. There were about 20 students there. We discussed the potential support available from our members and some of the upcoming events thy might be interested in. Their club leaders plan on doing as much fishing as they can while the weather cooperates.
  • Bill mentioned that the Rod & Gun Club is having their fall kids’ fishing derby on September 26th and volunteers are needed for shore patrol and registration.

Banquet Committee: Mike discussed the banquet planned (as of now) for January 23rd at the Leavenworth Eagles Club. There is a potential for problems getting quality door prizes due to the continuing shortages al most of the major retail outlets. More to follow.

Webmaster Report: No report.

Vice President Report: No report.

President Report:

  • Thanks to Larry for hosting us this evening.
  • Fort Leavenworth is at Phase II Alpha of their reopening, which allows Commanders and Directors to return up to 50% of their workforce to duty. Mission Essential organizations, such as Army University can return to or near FOC in order to begin the academic year.  The soft target, NET date to transition to Phase II B is 22 Sep 2020. I will keep you posted via e-mail of changes that may allow us to meet at the Rod & Gun Club.
  • 2021 elections will be held on October 5th. Meeting location is to be determined.  While the 2020 slate of officers have agreed to remain in position, nothing is solidified until elections are complete. Therefore, if you want change, throw your hat in the ring and let the membership vote. This is your opportunity to step up, serve and make a difference.
  • The MOBASS meeting is this weekend at Pomme de Terre. LBC has already met the required attendance threshold at MOBASS meetings for the year and therefore I will forego attendance at MOBASS and will attend the Classic this weekend.
  • In accordance with the bylaws, the 2021 Awards were voted on and the majority vote was to keep the same hoodie option as we had for 2020.

Fishing for Freedom: No report.

Old Business:

  • Steve Read discussed the 2020 banquet awards for this year’s top 10 and other categories.
  • Sublimated light weight hoodies with our logos are $50.00, and a heavier version, fleece lined is $70.00.
  • We can mix & match either type and can choose our individual colors if the club decides to do that.
  • Any member not awarded a jersey can pre-order one or more, but they will not be delivered until after the banquet.

New Business:  Dennis is asking for some help as the captain of our team fishing in the MOBASS state tournament in October. He will not be able to attend the captains’ meeting on the Friday before the tournament.

            New Members: None.

By-Law Changes: The following changes were discussed at the meeting and will be voted on by the members present at the October meeting:

ARTICLE IX – Annual Awards:

  • The Annual Award that club members will fish for during the Tournament Year will be determined prior to the beginning of that Tournament Year.  The Tournament Director will solicit recommendations for awards from the members in good standing present at the meeting prior to the first Tournament of the year.  The decision regarding the annual award will be made by a 2/3 vote of the members in good standingpresent.  The decision may be changed by a 2/3 vote of the members in good standingpresent at any monthly meeting, if a product or club resources are determined to be unavailable.
  • 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, and 3rd Big Bass”.
  • Sportsman of the Year; See Article VIII.
  • 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 as outlined in the tournament rules for that year.  Points will reflect the anglers best 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. tournaments. The anglers will be ranked in order from the highest number of points being designated as first place through the tenth place angler.
  • Guide Of The Year:  The angler massing the largest total of “Guide Points” (the score received by his co-anglers) for each of the tournaments as outlined in the tournament rules for that year.
  • Co-Angler of the Year: The points each has earned over the course of a single tournament year while fishing as a co-angler determine standings. Points will reflect the co-anglers best 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. tournaments.  The co-anglers will be ranked in order from the highest number of points to the lowest as outlined in the tournament rules for that year.
  • Rookie of the Year: (Rookie) Any member that joins the club and has an opportunity to fish the minimum number of tournaments that will be counted for the EOY standings at least 7 of 9, 8 of 10, 9 of 11 etc. tournaments is considered a rookie for that year. If not, his rookie year would be the next year.
  • First Big Bass by weight.
  • Second Big Bass by weight.
  • Third Big Bass by weight.

New Equipment Report:  Bill Gevedon is adding a Ghost trolling motor to his Phoenix.

Outside Activities:  TBF big bass tournament at Grand Lake of the Cherokee’s on October 17th & 18th.  See Ray Hillebrand, Larry Stoafer or Bill Gevedon for details.

Alibis:

  • Randy suggested that all elected positions need an “assistant” in hopes of that person taking ever the position next year.
  • Randy also discussed that one of his friends is offering to detail a boat cheaper than what’s available elsewhere.  See Randy if interested.

Free Tournament Entry: The September winner is Jack Millar

Tournament Director:  Results from the Classic tournament are shown here:

PLACEClassic Tournament  
Saturday/Sunday                              
12-13 OCTOBER 2020
Total Weight# of Keeper Bass Caught
1RANDY KENTON               RAY CATES32.4811
2DENNIS EDWARDS       JACK MILLAR24.739
3BOB JORGENSEN     BOB GREENE20.719
4MARK LUNA               BILL GEVEDON13.506
5BILL MILLER           CASEY WIT10.824
6MIKE BROOKS          HAYES EDWARDS9.744
7STEVE READ             STEVE CLARK8.944
8BILL HORVATH          KEN HACKWORTH8.123
9CHUCK SCHRANKEL   FRANK CARROLL2.411
  
  

The 1st tournament of the 2020-2021 year is at Truman, October 3rd &4th, 2020.

  • Trailering is allowed.
  • Weigh in is at the Corps Long Shoal ramp.
  • Hours are 6:45 AM (or safe light) to 3:00 PM.
BOATTRUMAN DAY 1 (3 OCT 20)TRUMAN DAY 2 (4 OCT 20) 
#BOATERNON-BOATERBOATERNON-BOATER 
1STEVE READ BILL HORVATH  
2BOB JORGENSEN MARK LUNADANNY LEE 
3DENNIS EDWARDSHAYES EDWARDSRICH PEARL  
4ERIC VERBURG BILL GEVEDON  
5RANDY KENTON LARRY STOAFER  
6BOB GREENE CHUCK SCHRANKELRAY CATES 
7MIKE BROOKSJACK MILLARKEN HACKWORTHCASEY WIT
8KEN HACKWORTHCASEY WITMIKE BROOKSJACK MILLAR 
9CHUCK SCHRANKELRAY CATESBOB GREENE  
10LARRY STOAFER RANDY KENTON  
11BILL GEVEDON ERIC VERBURG  
12RICH PEARL DENNIS EDWARDSHAYES EDWARDS 
13MARK LUNADANNY LEEBOB JORGENSEN  
14BILL HORVATH STEVE READ  

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50.

SUBMITTED BY:                                           APPROVED BY:

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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

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