The Corpus Christi Chapter is composed primarily of those CCA Texas members who live in Corpus Christi and it’s surrounding communities.
|President||Jay Gardner||361.658.7159||Corpus Christi CCA|
|Assistant Director||John Blaha||800.626.4222||P.O. Box 6992
Corpus Christi, TX 78466
Banquet Meetings -
All meetings will be held at Dos Comales Restaurant located at 227 North Water Street unless otherwise noted.
Currents - Dec 2015/Jan 2016
Greetings from the Corpus Christi Chapter! It’s been a wild ride this fall so far with the red tide lurking around, but things are clearing and hopefully will continue to do so. The Guides Cup went well again this year despite some really tough weather. Thanks Bruce Laser for organizing it, and Joseph and Cody for helping out.
The Babes on Baffin Ladies Fishing Tournament was a smashing success again this year. We had over 300 anglers, with 75 new CCA members and the rest renewing. There were 71 live fish that went to the Hatchery to be used as either brood stock or in the kidfish ponds, which ties the highest number for fish donated. There are still some visors and shirts that are available from this years’ event - you can contact Tournament Director Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to order merch. Next year’s date will remain the same, which is Columbus Day weekend for 2016. Thanks to everyone who sponsored or fished and supported the tournament, it really was a good deal. Great job to Lauren, Cody, Margaret Ehman, Judy, Valerie, Michelle, Angie, and the rest of the CCA-CC folks that helped put this event on. The tournament was dedicated to Hector Mendietta, and Hector’s wife Nancy Mendietta was on-hand for the event, and to accept the honors on behalf of Hector. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place during the dedication, and it charged the crowd up during the captain’s meeting on Friday. I’m already looking forward to next year, and my mom Jo Gardner already called dibs on getting me to captain a team in the skiff.
We are now getting focused on our 2016 Fundraising Banquet which will be held on March 10th at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. This year’s banquet Chairman, Cliff Johnstone is already up and running down the road. Boat Chairman Joseph Briones and his compadre John Fry already have the boat and the ATV, and are selling tickets. Food and Beverage Chairman Jake Herring is getting things secured, as is Silent and Raffle Chair Judy Arnold. Boom! What else can you say except GO TEAM! Look myself or Cliff Johnstone up if you’re interested in renewing your sponsorship, becoming a new sponsor, or wanting to know how to get involved. We can always use more hands on deck.
We will be having our Christmas party here around the first part of December, and we would like to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Please take the time to cherish your friends, family, and loved ones, as life is too short to let chances slide to tell people how important they are to you. We’ve lost some good ones recently, including Mike Morgan. His friendship and memory will always be cherished. If you find yourself around here in the Coastal Bend, look us up and say hello. - Jay Gardner, President, 361-658-7159
Chapter Officers President: Jay Gardner 361.658.7159 Vice President: John Arnim 361.563.2010 Vice President: David Harris 361.739.2427 Vice President: Dr. David McKee 361.739.1979 Vice President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258 Vice President: John DeJohn 361.728.8152 Treasurer: Bruce Laser 361.994.0317 Secretary/Banquet Co-Chair: Lauren Roesener 361.500.3799 CCA National Board Cal Jennings 361.215.4466 Banquet Chairman Cody Roesener 916.531.0078 Past President: Troy Adler 361.533.0415 Past President: Mike Henry 361.816.0300 Past President: Randy Poelma 361.851.1129
The 2016 Corpus Christi Chapter Annual Banquet will be held on March 10 at the American Bank Center.