Guadalupe Valley

The Guadalupe Valley chapter is composed of Shiner, Yoakum and Cuero and their surrounding communities.


President Chuck Howard 361.275.9464
Assistant Director Matt Still 800.626.4222



  • The next chapter General Meeting will be held sometime in late July or early August, 2017.
  • Currents - June/July 2017

    The Guadalupe Valley Chapter would like to thank Ana and Bill Bruce, Michael and daughter Alysa Johnson, and Judy and Walter Bruce for putting on an absolutely wonderful crawfish boil for the chapter on April 20 at the Anna Koch Pavilion in Cuero. Bill and crew brought over from Houston a first class set of three cookers that took care of 200 pounds of mud bugs, sausage, shrimp, potatoes and corn in short order. Bill learned the fine art of boiling crawfish while stationed in New Orleans and serving in the United States Marine Corps. All 50 members who RSVP’d and attended had access to all they could eat and more. If you RSVP’d and didn’t attend, we ask that in the future you let us know ahead of time if you cannot come, so we can respect the time of the volunteers, and of the cost involved. If we continue to have no-shows at our events, we may have to start charging admission, and we would rather not do that! Those who attended can attest to the great time we had, and we want to keep holding fun events like this in the future.

    Guadalupe Valley will be raffling off a new Polaris Ranger 570 Crew ATV at the 2017 Guadalupe Valley Chapter Annual Banquet to be held on November 2 at the Venue in Cuero. Tickets are $100 each, and sales are limited to the first 200. The raffle ticket will be drawn during the event, and you do not have to be present to win. Sales have been brisk from the results I have seen so far. I know one board member who couldn’t get out the door before he was tackled and forced to sell four tickets! If you would like to purchase a ticket before they run out, contact Chuck Howard at (361) 275-9464 during business hours.

    Fishing has been really good for our members, even with the excessive winds howling at the end of April and into May. Grassy shorelines with sandy bottoms have been holding both trout and reds in good numbers all over the middle coast bay systems. Croakers have returned, and that has also made a few people very happy. Those of us who first throw artificial before bait have been having some really great days using some really old standbys. Thank you Tony Acetta. Yoakum area members and the Knights of Columbus Chapter 1582 put on the 5th Annual “Hook’em and Cook’em” fishing tournament on May 5-6. The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department hosted the event in their new facilities, and from what I understand, they cooked ‘em too. This was a great time had by all with good conditions, good sportsmanship and good food.

    The CCA Texas Inter Chapter Challenge will be coming up on June 9-10, 2017. GVC will field a team and give it a good shot.

    The next chapter General Meeting will be held sometime in late July or early August, 2017. Details to come at the end of June. For more information contact Chuck Howard at (361) 275-9464. – Chuck Howard

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