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.”
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Well, we did It! Our 2021 CCA San Antonio banquet was a monstrous success. The Freeman Expo Hall was in full bloom with the sound of laughter, conversation and fun being had by all. The food was incredible and what a great variety of cold beverages. Packed patron tables celebrated our CCA San Antonio chapter and supported the much-needed social fundraiser. The seven big ticket raffle items had patrons buzzing including a 1996 Ford Bronco, (2)pk BOTE LONO Aero kayaks, (2)pk Jackson kayaks w/trailer and a 23′ AVID Center Console Bay Boat. The high energy generated by attendees bidding on the silent auction items, and stuffing raffle ticket boxes for the coolest items around, was electric. Our live auction was viewed on huge LED screens while the voice of our auctioneer Nick Hinze filled the hall selling dream trips. Bucket lists and hopes of all our bidding patrons were filled with local and international trips: Cabo with Redrum Charters for Marlin, Butterfly Peacock bass in Del Ray Beach with Capt. Thadeus and hunts in Texas and around the world. Oh, and not to forget our special acquisition: The Crown Royal Throne. The Tito’s Special Hat Raffle was new this year and a big hit, everyone was a winner! Thanks to Jessica from Tito’s. Our event showed with the hard work of CCA San Antonio banquet committee and our participants we had a strong return after the bizarro world of 2020.
A huge thank you to our loyal patrons and sponsors for making our event a celebration of what CCA represents. Again, big thanks to Gulf Coast Marine, Jordan Ford, Groomer’s Seafood, Don Strange Catering and Events, Maximum Altitude, Silver Eagle Beverages, Frost Bank, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Academy Sports + Outdoors, H-E-B, Twin Liquors Fine Wine & Spirits, TG Canoes and Kayaks, Boone Dox trailers and Southwest Trailers.
Stay tuned for upcoming mixers, general membership meetings and events planned by our energized committee members. Check on our Facebook for future events and be sure you are on our mailing list. Please be safe. Keep those lines taut and take the family fishing. Best from our CCA family to yours!
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 2021 Banquet was held August 5. Thank you to all that came out and showed your support. Stay tuned for 2022 details.
TBD – Please check back for updates.
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