CURRENTS – Oct/Nov 2018
The 10th anniversary banquet for the chapter held on August 3rd, at the Bay City Civic Center broke records again. With an almost sellout crowd of approximately 450, our chapter members out did and outbid themselves during the evening’s events. As is custom for the Lower Colorado chapter, we made sure the kids attending had their pick of rod & reels, tackle boxes and gift cards. They each got a bag of soft plastic lures from the huge bucket of lures donated by board members.
Mr. W.D. Von Goten and friends as well as Poco Playa, HEB, Alpine Services and Sunbelt Valve Services had the best seats in the house as Platinum Sponsors. A special “Thank You” goes to these folks for their loyalty and devotion to our conservation efforts. They were backed up by our Gold Sponsors; Suez WTS, Capital Farm Credit, Phillips 66, OXEA, Lyondell Basell, Anthony’s Auto Works, STP NOC, Full Stringer Realty, Frankson and Giffith CPA’s, Aluma Tech, Transport Boats and of course the support from Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Not wanting to be left out of the fun, we had many additions to the Bronze Sponsor level who filled up the majority of tables that were left. We received more donations and gifts for the auctions than ever before. The local support has been overwhelming. We thank all our sponsors, supporters and members for making 2018 a remarkable year in support of CCA. All of this would not have been possible without the leadership from chapter president, Stephen Zapalac and board members, Jerry West, Ronnie Bose, Clint Hewitt, David Sitz, Blake Burnside from CCA, Maury Guzick, and Melvin Gavender. No banquet is successful without the help from our volunteers, Jane Zapalac, Theresa West, Mrs. Gavender, Jerry and Pat Coleman, Nathan Lubber and Gil De La Rosa. Everyone enjoyed our tasty BBQ and the special dessert again this year, chocolate cake which had no left overs. It was a wonderful celebration to mark the growth and progress of the CCA chapter that represents Matagorda County, all its towns, cities and especially, all its fishing resources.
Keep an eye out for the results of our Guides Cup Tournament that happens on Oct. 16 and mark your calendars for next August 2019 for another superb Lower Colorado CCA banquet.
President: Stephen Zapalac 979.244.6633
Vice President: Melinda Moudy 979.323.4168
Treasurer: Clint Hewitt 281.467.5121
Reporter: DeWayne Littleton 979.245.6537
The 2019 Lower Colorado Chapter Annual Banquet will be held in August. Stay tuned for details.
Kid Fishing Tournament
TBD – Please check back for updates.