CURRENTS – Apr/May 2019
Spring Time in South Texas! Our chapter just wrapped up our 2019 banquet and had a great turnout—over 2100 attended! Great food, great drinks and great friends. Valerie Chilton, our banquet chairperson, and our board of directors and volunteers did an outstanding job to make our 2019 banquet successful.
Our Bull Red Raffle, sponsored by Andrews Distributing, featured a 2019 Majek 22.6 Illusion M2 with a 150 HP Yamaha Four Stroke and Coastline trailer. The boat winner was Ron Laza.
Our Sow Trout Raffle, sponsored by L&F Distributing, featured 2018 Mahindra ROXOR with a 14-ft tandem axle utility trailer. The ROXOR winner was Paul Dirks.
We truly appreciate the sponsorship support from all of our donors throughout the years. Our banquet would not be possible without such help. A special thanks goes out to our Bronze Level Sponsors. Our Bronze Sponsors were Access Storage, Augs Services, Berkeley Eye Center, Big Box Waste, Borden Insurance, C&S Plating, Center for Sportsfish Science and Conservation, CMC Metals, Cooper Outdoor Advertising, GlobalChem, Grunwald Printing, Gulf Coast Marine, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Lamar Advertising, Mike’s Marine, Ohmstede Ltd, Pipe Pros, Poses and Associates, Ron Hover Marine, Roy’s Bait and Tackle, Tenacious Torque, Roy’s Kayak Shop, Total Oilfield Equipment & Supply, Valero Energy Foundation, USA Debusk, UT Marine Science Institute and Wahoo Metal Works. Also, we thank Sentinel Integrity Solutions for being one of our Silver Sponsors and the Cooler Game Sponsor.
On February 23, the 24th Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup on Padre Island National Seashore was a huge success with 1,400 volunteers. 75 tons of trash from 25 miles of beach was removed. CCA Corpus Christi Chapter had numerous volunteers at the event including: Tyler Thorsen (VP of Friends of Padre), Troy Adler, Jay Gardner, Jacob Augs, Jeff Smith, Valerie Chilton, Dr. McKee, Cliff Johnstone, Lilly Walker, Jessica Arroyo, Grace Hawley, Josh Hawley and Courtney Johnstone. Well done!
Our next chapter events are:
April 23, Tuesday at Brewster Street Ice House 6pm— Anglers’ Night Out with two outstanding fishing legends: Jay Watkins and Cliff Webb. Our Anglers’ Night Out is open to the public and entry is free!
April 27, Saturday at the CCA Marine Development Center/Hatchery— Poco Rojo Kids Fish Tournament. Flint Hills Resources will be our title sponsor for the event. Registration for kids under the age of 14 will begin April 1 at the CCA Corpus Christi Website.
For more information about our Anglers’ Night Out and Poco Rojo Kids Fish events, please go to our CCA Corpus Christi website and Facebook page. If you are interested in volunteering for our CCA Chapter events, please give us a call. For more information, call Cliff Johnstone, President, at 361.816.7338. We hope to see you at one of our next events —-Anglers’ Night Out on April 23 and Poco Rojo Kids Fish on April 27.
President: Clifford Johnstone 361.816.7338
Vice President: Corey Survant
Vice President: Dr. David McKee 361.739.1979
Vice President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
Treasurer: Bruce Laser 361.548.2035
Secretary: Kesley Gibson
CCA National Board: Cal Jennings 361.215.4466
Banquet Chair: Valerie Chilton 405.831.4158
Past President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
Past President: Troy Adler 361.533.0415
Past President: Mike Henry 361.816.0300
Past President: Randy Poelma 361.851.1129
Past President: Jay Gardner 361.658.7159