The latest from CURRENTS
An April email seeking volunteers for a new North Texas committee brought a great group of experienced conservationists interested in forming a chapter. CCA North Texas Chapter was formed with the choice to hold an event as fast as possible before the summer banquet doldrums or wait until fall and potentially lose momentum. The North Texas volunteers unanimously chose the former. Our first event was held June 1st at the McKinney Cotton Mill, and our new chapter is off to a roaring start. We received uniformly good feedback on the event, with many guests of sponsor tables announcing their intention for their own companies to become sponsors at the next banquet. We had an excellent event and set a solid foundation for future growth.
Thanks to the sponsors of our first event: Smith-Garner Construction, Firstlight Printing & Graphics, Finstalker, Glenn Garfield, Matt Scherer, Larry Patterson CPA, Ryan LLC, and Wallace Accounting & Advisory. Thanks also to our donors: Ben E. Keith, HEYDAY Outdoor, Strip It Outfitters, Sightcast Safari, Onion Creek Fly Co., Black Forest Reserve Cattle Co., Starbrite, Frisco Patent Services, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, John Hansen, Automation Integration, Green Belt Guide Service, and Sierra Brava Lodge. And last, I would like to personally thank the volunteers of CCA NTX, who put forth tremendous effort to make this banquet a success on a timeline that was not in any way reasonable: Matt Scherer, John Hansen, Larry Patterson, Glenn Garfield, Craig Jones, Mark Wallace, Matt Bordelon, Thomas Pierce, Troy Williams and our treasurer, Richard Pratt.
(CCA North Texas Chapter Board Members)
President: Brian Donovan
The 2023 North Texas Banquet was held June 1st. Thank you to all attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for your support, together we helped raise crucial funds that will help ensure the health and conservation of our marine resources and anglers’ access to them here in Texas. Stay tuned for 2024 banquet details.