On The Wire
Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Monthly Newsletter
2012 Membership renewal packets have been mailed! If you did not receive your packet, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 281.291.8889.
The Club's Annual Fall Mixer was a huge success! Thank you to all of the Club's members and corporate sponsors who attended. We would like to extend a special thank you to Bealine Services, R&S Yacht Service, Texas Gulf Refrigeration, The Tarp Depot, and Force Specialty Services for their generous donations to the Fall Mixer!
The Billfish Foundation is launching a pilot study on the socio-economic benefits of billfishing in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Survey-based study will analyze two economic focus areas: 1) tracking billfishing-related expenditures and the way that funds filter through the economy, and 2) determining the nonmarket value of billfishing activities through evaluation of anglers' willingness to pay for the characteristics that drive their fishing preferences. We plan to e-mail the survey to our members later this year and would appreciate your participation in the very important study.
Awards Program Leader Board
International Division - As of 12/1/11 Buddy Schultz' boat "Gotcha" is still leading the Top Private Boat category with 44,200 points, Buddy Schultz is also still leading the Top Male Angler category with 16,400 points with John Richardson in a close second place with 14,500 points. Alicia Deerman is still leading the Top Female Angler category with 1,400 points.
Texas Division - As of 12/1/11, Brett Holden's Booby Trap is leading the Top Private Boat category with 23,500 points, Brett is also leading the Top Male Angler category with 6,350 points. Sherry Potter is leading the Top Female Angler category with 1,400 points, Shayne Ellis is still leading the Yellowfin Tuna category with a 164 pound catch with Michael Fitzpatrick in a close second with a 141 pound catch. John "Buddy" Kantowski is still leading the Wahoo category with a 73.1 pound catch and Brett Holden is leading the Top Dolphin category with a 40.13 pound catch.
Sponsors of the Month...
Chris Channell, owner and artist of Channell Glass became a corporate sponsor earlier this year when he generously donated two beautiful custom sculpted glass artistry pieces to the Club's Annual Banquet. Both pieces raised over $3,000! Thank you Chris!
Cliff Mountain, owner of Bac Trac Plumbing joined the Club this year as a corporate sponsor and member. Thank you for your support Cliff.
David Whelan, owner of Gulf Coast Composite also joined the Club this year as a corporate sponsor and member. Thank you David!
Vic Pierson and Rick Price of Moody National Bank have been long time supporters of the Club. Thank you for participating in the Club's success since 2005!
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2011 Board of Directors
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jim Peachey, Secretary
Richard B. Richardson