The Austin Chapter is composed of the greater Austin area.
CCA 35th Anniversary
2014 Boat Raffle tickets on sale now!
This brand new 2014 Shallow Sport 21’ Sport can be yours May 8th! CCA Austin just took delivery of our 2014 Raffle Boat and raffle tickets are on sale now. CLICK HERE:
This is the nicest boat we have ever offered and we’ve loaded it with more upgrades than ever before. The Sport model boasts Shallow Sport’s finest level of finish out, and she comes with an Evinrude 150 HP E-Tec with the iCommand system, a raised console, Bob’s Jack Plate, Yeti 125 with a custom rack, and much more. And this year we’ve dressed her up with black aluminum AND a forward casting platform. As though that’s not enough, and the whole rig’s sitting on a beautiful double axel Coastline Custom Trailer with black aluminum accents and custom mag wheels! You will have the finest looking rig on the road! You can see it in person as usual at Cabela’s in Buda and maybe even get an early look at Anglers’ Night Out!
If you have any questions, please contact our Boat Captain Blake Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are only $100 and you can buy online HERE:
Click Here to download an editable Boat Raffle Order Form.
This year’s boat is made possible, for the third year in a row, by our very generous boat sponsors, Burt Watts and Denbow Construction. Thank you!
****Congratulations to the Early Bird Drawing Winner, Britt Rodgers from Austin! He won a Laguna Custom Rod with a Shimano Curado reel.
CCA Austin will celebrate its 35th Anniversary May 8th and we want you there!
Thanks to the magnanimous support of our many sponsors, table buyers, and donors, in 2013 the Austin Chapter of CCA was again #1 and led all 58 Texas chapters in net fundraising! These much needed funds continue to directly benefit the conservation of Texas’ coastal resources, various CCA scholarship programs, critical State-wide habitat initiatives, and much more. We are humbled and thank you. CCA Austin’s 35th Annual Banquet is coming May 8th to the Palmer Events Center and we welcome you to join us.
Thanks to your support the CCA banquet has become the marquee event of the year in Austin and we expect to sell out again this year. So if you plan to attend, please don’t delay, and reserve your spot now. You can purchase online or fill out an order form and send it in. As an added bonus this year, if you purchase by March 15th ,you will be entered in a special Early Bird drawing for a 10 man dove hunt!
The 2014 banquet will amaze once again with cuisine provided by some of Austin’s finest restaurants, our legendary live auction with fine guns, trips from around the world and more, our 2014 Shallow Sport banquet boat, the biggest and best raffle yet, plus the iconic Yeti game. And that’s just for starters!
All tables seat 10 and premium Bull Red tables are available for $2000 each and Standard Bull Red tables are $1,750. Individual tickets are $175. All guests receive a great meal, unlimited beverages, a CCA membership, a high quality table gift Austin has become legendary for, and our promise for a memorable night. So grab some friends and plan to come out for a super fun evening at the 2014 CCA Austin banquet!
Individual Banquet ticket: $175
Standard Bull Red Table: $1,750
Premium Bull Red Table: $2,000
Click Here to download an editable Table Order Form.
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.
The Austin Junior Board wants you!
The Junior Board continues to grow and welcomes you to jump on board. If you are between 13-18 years old, and would like to meet some new friends and do some great work for CCA contact Nick Appling: email@example.com
“$5 suggested donation at the door, kids free…”
Special Kids Door prizes Drawing”
“Bring a friend and ask them to join CCA”
SEE YOU THERE!
If you have any questions about Anglers’ Night Out, contact Dan Appling at
Currents - Feb/Mar 2014
May 8th, 2014. Save that date because you do not want to miss the 2014 Austin banquet. We are celebrating the Coral Anniversary of the Austin chapter and it will be memorable.
The 35th Annual banquet calls for something special and that’s what your Austin board will offer up. There are too many new and exciting additions in store for the evening to list here, but suffice it to say we promise this year will be even better than ever before. There’s nothing like it in Austin. We look forward to seeing you there! Table and ticket information is available at www.ccaaustin.org.
Austin’s 2014 banquet boat has arrived and raffle tickets are on sale now. Simply put, this is the nicest boat we have ever offered and she’s loaded with more upgrades than ever before. This Sport model from Shallow Sport has all of the upgrades, plus a few bonuses: a casting platform and black aluminum work, and it all sits on a Coastline Custom trailer. It’s truly stunning. You can see it in person as usual at Cabela’s in Buda or get an early look at Anglers’ Night Out.
Every year tickets sell out well before the banquet so get yours now. There’s even an early bird drawing for a Laguna Custom Rod and Shimano Curado. Tickets are $100 and only 600 will be sold. You can buy online at www.ccaaustin.org, pick up an order form at the Cabela’s fishing counter, contact our Boat Captain Blake Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just scan this code now!
Be sure and join us for our Anglers’ Night Out events. In 2013 our speaker lineup included Dr. Greg Stunz, GLO Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Capt. Billy Trimble, CCA Executive Director Robby Byers and Capt. Jay Watkins! And we’ll keep it going in 2014.
Keep up with everything on our Facebook page, Coastal Conservation Association-Austin Chapter or at www.ccaaustin.org. Best wishes for an outstanding 2014 and see you May 8th! --Scott Sanderson email@example.com
Chapter Officers President: Scott Sanderson Vice President: Neal Meinzer Treasurer: Jeff Beck Secretary/Communications Chairman: Dennis Blaine Membership/Jr. Board Chairman: Dan Appling Assistant Communications Chairman: Marvin Dworaczyk Banquet Chairman: Neal Meinzer Assistant Banquet Chairman: Josh Cook/Ryan Joyce Sponsorship Chairman: Ryan Kasten & Tim Laine Junior Board Membership Chairman: Knox Kronenberg Junior Board President: Nick Appling Community Events Chairman: PJ Todd
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.