John Graham Memorial Donations – If you wish to make a donation to CCA Texas in memory of John Graham, please do so by contacting Liz Bosmans at (713) 626-4222 for credit card transactions, or by writing a check to CCA Texas, c/o Liz Bosmans, 6919 Portwest Dr., Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77024. Please be sure to include a note with your intentions and also note “John Graham” in the memo of the check.”
CURRENTS – June/July 2020
On behalf of San Antonio chapter, we hope you have weathered the stay at home orders by doing a little fishing, even if it was just watching the YouTube videos of your favorite fishing spot.
There’s a lot of hard work going on by the banquet committee and co-chairs Tom Akins and Byron Buzzini for the August banquet on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Joe Freeman Expo Hall. This is a great time to purchase, or perhaps win, fall hunting or fishing trips and do a little early Christmas shopping for great experiences and gifts.
We are taking reservations via telephone or email to reserve your table and tickets now for the 41st Annual San Antonio Chapter 2020 Banquet. For table reservations please contact Ruth Eaton at (210) 599-3690 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Early Bird” table purchasers: announcements will be posted on Facebook. Receive one entry for a Yeti Tundra 65-Quart drawing per table purchase.
Don’t forget about the Grand Prize raffle: Classic restored 1996 Ford Bronco 4×4, thank you Jordan Ford, Mike Davis and Maximum Altitude. View this Grand Prize as well as others on CCATexas.org and CCA San Antonio Facebook page. Don Strange Catering and premium bar will be as great as ever.
(2020 San Antonio Raffle Grand Prize: Classic 1996 Ford Bronco)
After the last few months, the kids could really use one of the “Take a Kid Hunting and Fishing” day trips being offered at reasonable cost. For information and purchase see our booth at the banquet in Exhibit Hall A and thank Tom “Capt Catfish” Akin for spearheading this pet project.
Attention San Antonio Fiesta Medal collectors: our medal is entered into Best Medal competition! 2020 limited edition Fiesta Medals are available now for purchase and just in time for the 129th San Antonio FIESTA 2020, now scheduled in November. Contact Roberto Lozano at email@example.com to support us by purchasing and displaying medals.
(2020 CCA San Antonio FIESTA Medal)
A big thank you to San Antonio chapter members and volunteers for your loyalty and support to CCA Texas. For questions, donations, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities contact me or your friends on the committee. Remember to keep those lines taut and take a kid fishing and hunting. Don’t forget to share those family at home photos from this month, or fishing ones from last year with us on our CCA San Antonio Facebook Page and check our Facebook page for little entertaining suggestions and videos. Cheers from “Burnt-O” and Hook’em.
President: Robert Lozano
VP Banquet Chair:
Treasurer: Tom Akin
VP Banquet Co-Chair: Bryon Buzzini
Secretary: Liz Hewett
VP Sponsorships: Tim Kiker
Sargent at Arms: Mark Luitjen
VP Youth Activities: Beth Vacek
The San Antonio Chapter of CCA was founded in 1979 as the Southwest Chapter of GCCA. From the very beginning, the San Antonio Chapter has been at the forefront of fundraising and policy making for CCA. Although located approximately 130 miles from the coast, the San Antonio Chapter consists of approximately 4,000 men, women and children who fish from Port O’Connor to Port Isabel. It is this diverse membership with ties to such a large portion of the Texas coast that has allowed the San Antonio Chapter to lead the way in CCA conservation efforts. Today, the San Antonio Chapter of CCA is the largest fundraising chapter in the nation, grossing over $1 million in our 2015 banquet. The San Antonio Chapter of CCA welcomes participation in its efforts from those interested in making positive impact on our coastal resources.
We are proud to once again recognize our sponsors for 2016. Many of the companies listed below are returning sponsors from last year. To them we say thanks again and to the new ones for this year, welcome and thank you. These companies and individuals provide additional dollars to support CCA efforts in Texas. We are proud to have them with us tonight. Please take a moment to thank them during the course of tonight’s activities.
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Water Exploration Company
Ben E. Keith
Forum Construction Co.
Lone Star Paving
WellMed Senior Services & Pallicare
Valero Energy Foundation