CURRENTS – June/July 2019
As I write this, we are only a few days away from the 40th Annual Austin Banquet and I am optimistic we will set records again this year. I am continually amazed at the dedication of our volunteer board in preparation for this event. Specifically, I would like to thank officers: Barron Johnson, Banquet Chairman; Jason Magdalena, Assistant Banquet Chairman; Scott Sanderson, Live Auction Chairman; Dan Appling, Co-Sponsorship Chairman; Steven Benton, Treasurer; PJ Todd, Community Relations Chairwoman; Tim Franke, Habitat and Research Chairman; Clifford Mankin and Kip Richmond, Membership Chairmen; and Dennis Blain, Secretary, for their tireless efforts throughout the year in preparing for our banquet. I would also like to thank Blake Masters for his continued outstanding job as Boat Wrangler; Mike Loughrey for managing the Silent Auction this year; Grant Kinchen for handling all things Merchandise and Raffle; Jeff Beck for his continual help with logistics; Jeff Kyrish and Paul Cox as masters of all things 4X4; Dan Alderman for all things food; Marvin Dworaczyk for all things Salesforce, and Cheryl Smith for her ongoing amazing job at procuring donations and ticket sales. An enormous thank you also to Covert Chevrolet for their continued support that allows us to hold this flagship event every year, and to Greater Austin Development for becoming a new title sponsor this year. We couldn’t do this event without both of you!
Next up on the calendar for Austin is Angler’s Night Out at Abel’s on the Lake on July 17. Like the banquet, ANO is a blast where 100 or so of us gather for fun, festivities and a free meal compliments of Smokey Denmark’s. A big thank you to Dan Appling for his ongoing lead role in managing Angler’s Night Out! We always have a guest speaker and you don’t have to be a member to come. SO BRING A FRIEND AND ASK THEM TO JOIN CCA! We have awesome raffles with all kinds of great prizes. See you there!
Be sure to “Like” Coastal Conservation Association Austin Chapter on Facebook to keep up with everything our outstanding chapter has going on. If you want to join a fun group of folks and help raise money for CCA, send me a note about joining the Austin Board. Now it’s time to go fishing.
President: Josh Cook
Banquet Chair:Barron Johnson
Assistant Banquet Chair:Jason Magdalena
Live Auction Chair: Scott Sanderson
Assistant Live Auction Chairs: Barron Johnson and Dan Appling
Community Relations Chair: PJ Todd
Habitat and Research Chairman: Tim Franke
Gun Chairman: Eli Blackburn
Membership Chair (ANO and Jr. Board):Clifford Mankin and Kip Richmond
Merchandise Chair: Grant Kinchen
Secretary/Communications Chair: Dennis Blaine
Sponsor Chair: Josh Cook and Dan Appling
The 2019 Austin Banquet was held May 9th and was a huge success! Thank you to all of those that came out and showed your support. Stay tuned for 2020 details and ticketing.
Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Brian Murphy!
Early Bird Boat Raffle Winner
Congratulations to David Medrano from San Antonio!