CURRENTS – June/July 2018
As I write this, we are less than two weeks from the 39th Annual Austin Chapter 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; John Kane, Assistant Banquet Chairman; Scott Sanderson, Live Auction Chairman; Dan Appling, Membership Chairman; Steven Benton, Treasurer; PJ Todd, Community Relations Chairwoman; 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 Frisch for managing the Silent Auction again 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; Marvin Dworaczyk for all things Salesforce, and Cheryl Smith for her ongoing amazing job at procuring donations and ticket sales. Maureen Appling, you are without question the master of all things food and we couldn’t do it without you. An enormous thank you also to Covert Chevrolet for their continued support that allows us to hold this flagship event every year.
Next up on the calendar for Austin is Angler’s Night Out at Abel’s on the Lake on July 18, 2018. 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! – Josh Cook
President: Josh Cook
Community Relations Chair: PJ Todd
Treasurer: Steven Benton
Secretary/Communications Chair: Dennis Blaine
Membership/Jr. Board Chair: Dan Appling
Assistant Banquet Chair: John Kane
Banquet Chair: Barron Johnson
Assistant Banquet Chair: Jason Magdalena
Sponsor Chair: Josh Cook
Live Auction Chair: Scott Sanderson
Habitat and Research Chairman: Tim Franke