The Austin Chapter is composed of the greater Austin area.
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AUSTIN CHAPTER ANNUAL BANQUET
Thank you Austin Chapter members and banquet attendees. Last nights event was a tremendous success. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, attendees, buyers and our local chapter board. This success would not be possible without each and every one of you.
The banquet had lots of great raffles, and silent and live auction items. The winners for our marque raffles are:
2013 Boat Raffle Winner
Thank you Shallow Sport, Burt Watts and Denbow Construction for your support!
Polaris Ranger Crew Winner
David B. Weaver
Thank you Kent Powersports in Kyle, Texas
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Sportman’s 4-WD won by Rene Blaine
Thank you members and supporters! Our 2013 Raffle Boat tickets are sold out thanks to your generous support. If you missed buying a ticket, make sure you buy early in 2014!
A brand new 2013 Shallow Sport could be yours May 9th! We just took delivery of our 2013 Raffle Boat and raffle tickets are now available. Last year’s boat was our most popular ever and tickets sold out WELL before the banquet. So get yours early and don’t miss out! This year we have a beautiful 21 ft. Bahia with a few special tweaks. And she’s a beauty, and loaded with all the bells and whistles…Evinrude 150 HP E-Tec with the iCommand system, raised console, Bob’s Jack Plate, Yeti 125 with a custom rack, and more, and the whole rig’s sitting on a beautiful double axle Coastline Trailer. You can see it as usual at Cabela’s in Buda and maybe even get an early look at Anglers’ Night Out.
Tickets are only $100 and you can buy online below or by contacting our Boat Captain, Blake Masters, at firstname.lastname@example.org or just pick up an order form at Cabela’s next time you’re there! Only 600 tickets will be sold and the drawing will be help May 9th at the CCA Austin Banquet. You do not have to be present to win.
This year’s boat is made possible by our very generous boat sponsors-Burt Watts and Denbow Construction. Thank you!
Mike Woodward won the Early Bird Drawing (for tickets purchased by March 31) and is now the proud owner of a Laguna Custom Rod paired with a Shimano Curado. Thanks Mike and congratulations!
Chapter Board Meetings
The Austin Chapter Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Workplace Resources, located at 1717 W 6th St, Suite 190, Austin, TX 78703. Meetings start at 6:00 PM. If you are interested in participating on the Austin Chapter Board, please contact President, Scott Sanderson.
Due to the holidays, the January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15th.
Angler’s Night Out
January 16th – Guest Speaker: Dr. Greg Stunz from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and HRI.
March 20th – Guest Speaker: Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commisioner. Watch for details in the near future.
Currents - April / May 2013
We’re in the stretch run putting finishing touches on our 2013 banquet and it WILL be one for the books. Every year, with the help of our sponsors and members, the Austin banquet reaches new heights. With trips from around the world, cuisine from 15 of Austin’s finest restaurants, our trademark Yeti game, and much more, it’s a spectacle you have to see and a wonderful, fun time with fellow CCA friends. Come to the Palmer Events Center May 9th at 6PM and be a part of the finest event in Austin. Go to www.ccaaustin.org for table and ticket information. But don’t delay because we expect to sell out.
Special thanks to all of our 2013 sponsors: Title Sponsor Covert Bastrop, Presenting/Live Auction Sponsor Independence Title, Beverage Sponsor Capitol Beverage/Lone Star Light, Boat Sponsors Burt Watts and Denbow Construction, Raffle Sponsor Commerce National Bank, ACK, Austin Concrete, BCS Concrete Structures, Capital Vending, Central National Bank, Deaton Engineering, DCA Construction, Dental Health Mgmt, Documation, Dubois Bryant & Campbell, Grande Communications, HEB, Maxwell Locke Ritter, Ontra, Plains Capital Bank, Smokey Denmark, South Austin Marine and Trim Tech!
As of this writing we still have few raffle tickets left for our banquet boat, a beautiful Shallow Sport Bahia in Laguna Green. This year’s boat has more options that we can list, but you can check her out at www.ccatexas.org/austin and buy a ticket to win! Or go see her in person in front of Cabela’s in Buda.
Our last ANO was a Texas slam with Dr. Greg Stunz sharing the latest on trout migration studies, the new Sportfish Research Center and a host of other topics. We will welcome GLO Commissioner Jerry Patterson for our March 20th ANO at Abel’s. Remember, Austin’s ANO is always FREE and open to everyone. Join us and enjoy a fun night, a free meal courtesy of Smokey Denmark, and come win one of dozens of cool prizes we have each and every time.
Be sure to “Like” CCA Austin on Facebook and stay up with all the news from our fun and active chapter.
See you May 9th !
CCA Austin President
Chapter Officers President: Scott Sanderson Vice President: Ryan Joyce Treasurer: Neal Kieschnik Secretary/Communications Chairman: Dennis Blaine Membership/Jr. Board Chairman: Dan Appling Assistant Communications Chairman: Marvin Dworaczyk Banquet Chairman: Josh Cook Assistant Banquet Chairman: Neal Meinzer Sponsorship Chairman: Ryan Kasten Community Events Chairman: PJ Todd Junior Board President: Sam Appling Junior Board Vice President: Nick Appling Junior Board Membership Chairman: Knox Kronenberg
The Austin Chapter started with Ed Fleming and Bill Stringer organizing a meeting at the Convict Hill Restaurant (now Serrano’s Cafe and Cantina) in Oak Hill in late 1979. Subsequent to an article in the Austin American Statesman about G.C.C.A.’s efforts to make redfish and trout gamefish, thus eliminating commercial netting of the species and taking the fish off of the commercial market. Bill Stringer called the Houston G.C.C.A. office to inquire about their interest in an Austin chapter. What was obviously, a good decision for the saltwater sportsman, was controversial and concerning to those not directly aligned with the sport. Soon after September, 1979 the first meeting was held and the attendees were: Bill Archer, John Avent, Russ Butler, Ed Fleming, Jr., Jim Fredrick, Ragan Gennusa, Robert Hearn, Bob Jenkins,D.D.S., Terry Kahn, Phd., Charles Morrison,Al H. Robinson, III, Tom Searcy, Michael W. Simpson, Ed Small, Bill Stringer, and Ben Vaughn. Ed Fleming was elected President, Bill Stringer, Sec. Treas. and Michael W. Simpson, Membership Chairman and everyone in attendance served on the Executive Committee.
The first banquet was held at Skateland in north Austin on McCann Street immediately off Research Boulevard. The total attendance is not of record, but it was all male by design. The net proceeds were approximately $25,000.00. The auction was organized and directed by Dickie Ingram, Executive Director for G.C.C.A. and the ticket sellers were hand picked from a local modeling agency! The second banquet was held at the La Mansion Hotel, now the Doubletree Austin on La Posada and IH 35. The net proceeds were improved, but the numbers are not available. Throughout the first several years of the chapters existence, the membership was called on to attend TPWD and legislative hearings and bill signings! One special night can be recalled when a large number of Austin’s Executive Committee chartered a plane and attended a Houston Chapter banquet. Ed Fleming and Bill Stringer served on the State Board Of Trustees until 1988, when they were elected to Trustee Emeritus status.
AUSTIN CHAPTER ANNUAL BANQUET
The Austin Chapter’s 2013 Annual Banquet is set for Thursday, May 9th at the Palmer Events Center. 2012 was a recording setting year for attendance and funds raised for the conservation of Texas coastal resources. The chapter board is busy at work and looks forward to setting new records once again in 2013.
Be sure to check out our 2013 Raffle Boat. It’s another great package put together and some lucky member will walk away with a great fishing machine. For more information, check out the 2013 Boat Raffle tab on our website.
For more information on sponsorships and to purchase individual tickets or tables, be sure to go to the 2013 Banquet Information tab.