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December, 2012 

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Houston Big Game Fishing Club's
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2013 Membership Renewals

2013 Membership renewal packets have been mailed!  If you did not receive your packet, please email the office at info@hbgfc.com or give us a call at 409.744.2307. We would like to thank our loyal Club members who have already renewed their 2013 memberships! Click Here for a 2013 membership form.


2013 Special Committees

There are still a few positions available on select 2013 Special Committees.  If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Club by joining a committee, please contact the office.
Fall Mixer
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 R&S Yacht Service for their generous donations to the Fall Mixer!




Scholarship Recipient, Kirsten Richter
Kirsten Richter Thank you for awarding me a 2012-2013 HBGFC scholarship.  The scholarship will assist me in paying for my education at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  I have found that I have a passion for nursing, specifically pediatrics.  I have been given the opportunity to go on a medical mission trip with the Hands and Feet organization to Peru.  I will be there for a week administering free health care to the people of Lima, Peru and surrounding areas. I have also been given the opportunity to volunteer my time at the Chevron Houston Marathon.  Once again, thank you for awarding me a scholarship.  I cannot adequately describe how much I love this profession and how much I appreciate your assistance in helping me continue my education.
News from The Billfish Foundation

The Billfish Foundation's President, Ellen Peel, recently returned from Morocco where she attended the 2012 International The Billfish FoundationCommission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) Meeting where she sits as US Commissioner for Recreational Fisheries. Going toe-to-toe with other countries that do not recognize the importance of recreational fishing, Peel and the rest of the US commissioners negotiated vigorously to ensure that conservation efforts for billfish built over the last decade would not expire. In return, the conservation recommendations for billfish were actually increased by adopting scientific advice and reducing annual catch levels by 50% and 31% for blue and white marlin, respectively. While challenged by other countries, the US annual angling quota of 250 marlin remains the same. To stay up to date on TBF's Advocacy work, visit www.billfish.org/advocacy.

2012 Club Awards Program

Shake it up! It's not too late to turn in some points and get your name on the leader board and a potential trophy at the next Annual Awards Banquet!   Click here for Club Awards Program information and verification forms.


Texas Division - Will Lett's Mojo is still the Top Boat with 8,200 points and Marty Griffith's Over-ride is in second place with 5,600 points. Tony Annan leads the Top Male Angler category with 1,600 points and Ron McDowell is in a close second place with 1,200 points. Anna Griffith still holds first place in the Top Female Angler category with an incredible 4,300 points!


International Division -  In the International Division, J.W and Pat Bones' Mojo is still in first place with 35,300 points. Buddy Schultz' Gotcha is in second place with 29,900 points. Bob Henderson is still leading the Top Male Angler category with 11,900 points, with Rob Cromie in second place with 7,500 points and Buddy Schultz in third place with 6,300 points. Pat Bones is still leading the Top Female Angler category with an incredible 14,600 points!

Sponsors of the Month
We are pleased to have Marine Max return to the Club as a 2012 Gold Level Corporate Sponsor.  We greatly appreciate their Marine Maxsupport by sponsoring the 2012 Lone Star Shootout and Bloody Thursday Breakfast!

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!

Marc Grosz has been an active member of the Club since 2005
Grosz and Associates Logoand served on the board of directors from 2009 - 2010.  We  greatly appreciate Marc's continued support as a 2012 Corporate Sponsor.   
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Kevin Deerman
Richard B. Richardson
Fred Pyle
Kirk Elliott
Russell Potter
Mike Hopkins
The Houston Big Game Fishing Club
7819 Broadway, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas  77554
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313