|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 - Apr/May 2016
Greetings from the Coastal Bend! We’re trying to catch our breath here as we just put our 38th Annual Banquet to bed at the beginning of March. Wow what a turnout! Thanks to all of our attendees and sponsors for this great event, bigger and better every year!
Thanks to all of our sponsors who make the event what it is, from Andrews Distributing, L&F Distributing, Gulf Tractor, Academy, Caller Times, Mattress Firm, Flint Hills, Premier Yamaha, and all the rest of our sponsors who come on board with us. I would also like to thank Nyati Services, Inc. and especially YT and Virginia for your support and patience as the hat sponsor. Of course thanks Will Ohmstede, Jr. for the cozies and Mark Afram for the guns.
A big thanks goes to Cliff Johnstone for taking on the monumental task of serving as Banquet Chair; you crushed it Cliff! Co-Chair AND Boat Chairman Joseph Briones also was huge on getting it all done! Thanks to Jake Herring, Food and Beverage Chairman, for getting a great spread together and additional supplies we needed at the last minute. Silent auction, raffle, and blackboard Co-Chairpersons Judy Arnold and Valerie Chilton, with the team of Angie, Colin, Alex, Kesley and the TAMUCC Island Anglers put together one of the best tables of items that I have ever seen; there were tons of great art and prizes, and they hit a home run. Thanks to new facilities chair George Hill for helping coordinate with the American Bank Center, the place looked great. David Harris and Corey Survant, made sure the Live Auction did better than they’ve ever done. Thanks to Bruce Laser (Treasurer) and co-chair David Norris for getting the Guides Cup together. Thanks to our AD John Blaha, and of course Randy Poelma (past President) for making sure that we did it right. Thanks to the stand-out board-members this year (Troy Adler, Rodney Gamez, Dr. Robert Vega, Paul Silva, Dr. Arnold Villarreal, Jeff Smith, John Fry, Mark Fling, Clint Smith, John Arnim, the Hybner brothers, Robbie Robinson, Brittany Flores, Jesse Torres, Courtney Johnstone, Tyler Thorsen, George Hill, Brad Zunker and many others) for showing up to the meetings, getting it done, and making sure everyone had a great time, all in the name of conservation. We’ll be preparing to host the Return of the Poco Rojo Kidsfish event, the Guides Cup, and the ever popular Babes on Baffin Ladies fishing tournament, heading into our 12th year. Stay tuned, and drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to participate. - Jay Gardner, President, 361-658-7159
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: Lauren Roesener 361.500.3799 CCA National Board: Cal Jennings 361.215.4466 Banquet Chair: Cliff Johnstone 361.816.7338 Banquet Co-Chair: Joseph Briones 361.739.0329 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 was held on Thursday, March 10 at the American Bank Center. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support!