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Image Designed by Maja BencicClub Members gathered at the Red Lobster on 183 on May 3, 2011 and enjoyed the plentiful “cheesy biscuits”.  Teams present were Brown, Connell, Davis, Martinez, Parish-Killough, Sanchez, Trevino, Wacker, Summers, and Tyrees.

President Lesli Brown opened the meeting by extending Happy Birthday wishes to our Lifetime Member Donna Heinemann on the 25th!!!  Celebrating Anniversaries this month are the Trevino’s on the 5th and the Wacker’s on the 21st!!!

Treasurer Rosemarie Trevino presented the monthly financial report.  She also mentioned that we had a total of 4 sets of magnetic signs – two were bought with money from the club and two were donated.  Should we buy more?  The group agreed to hold off on purchasing any more signs until we determine if they’re paying off by bringing in new members.

Tournament Director, Jesse Sanchez announced the winners of our April Lake Travis Tournament and presented the awards.

Club Members voted on our May Choke Canyon Tournament times to run from 6:30am to 3:00 pm and the weigh-in site will be at South Shore.  Jesse has submitted for the permit, but is still waiting to hear back.  Our July Tournament will be held on the 23rd at Lake Austin.  Jesse recognized Brent for his help as Assistant Tournament Director and for all of the support that he has provided at the past few weigh-ins.

Brent brought up the idea of taking part of the money used to buy raffle items and setting it aside for the benefit of the Club. For example, it can be used towards a donation made at the end of the year to a charity, to pay for TABC dues or expenses, or to buy things like signs or any other expenses that may come up.  After much discussion, it was decided that we are going to keep things the way they are, but we will be setting up a donation jar for club members to put donations into.  Rosemarie will keep those funds separate from the all other Club money.

Pete discussed the parades and how much fun was had by all.  He felt that the exposure at the parades has helped get the word out that we exist, but we have not seen much success from it.  The Club discussed different ideas on how to recruit new members.  President Lesli Brown is looking into posting on a Bass Fishing Forum in order to look for new recruits.  Alan suggested that we submit tournament results along with photos to TABC to have them included in their publications.  (Brent requested that Alan get him the info on who to send that to.)  Marilyn brought up the possibility of posting an article in the newspaper “Community Section” and include meeting times and dates to see if that sparks interest.  Alan suggested having a kids casting event and Brenda suggested a “take a kid fishing” event.  Robert Brown suggested going on a Radio Talk Show and discussing our club on the air.  Many ideas arose, but most required a lot of time and a great deal of planning.  The group decided to keep looking for opportunities to get our name out.

The Club voted and agreed to return for some “cheesy biscuits” next month.  We will continue meeting at Red Lobster on 183 until something better comes along.

Leslie Killough conducted the monthly prize drawing and the Trevino’s still hold the Steal Token.

newsletterThe club met at the IHOP restaurant on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.  President Brenda Davis welcomed teams Brown, Connell, Davis, Forby, Martinez, Parish-Killough, Sanchez, Summers and Trevino.  She wished Happy Birthday greetings to Judy Anderson on December 6, to Sugein Sanchez on December 7 and to Leslie Killough on December 11.  Happy Anniversary to Donna and Jim Tyree on January 1.

Treasurer Cliff Davis made the financial report to the club.

Tournaments

Tournament Director Pete Trevino announced the winners of both the November 6 & 7 Amistad Tournament and the December 4 LBJ Tournament and presented the awards.

Pete reminded us that the January Tournament will be on January 22 on Lake Dunlap.  The tournament times and weigh-in location will be chosen at the January 4 meeting.

Members voted to hold the February tournament on Lake Belton on Saturday, February 19.

Pete also reminded members that they should research lakes and dates and bring some suggestions/nominations for the Spring two-day tournament to the January 4 meeting.  It seems early but in order to secure rooms for all teams we need to plan in advance.

Old Business:

Members present voted to add the following to the club policies section:

Section 11, Tournaments:

“Our club practices catch and release and members take as many steps as possible to release all fish alive.”

Officers for 2011 were elected at this meeting.  Congratulations to the following:

President Lesli Brown
Vice-President Leslie Killough
Secretary Sugein Sanchez
Treasurer Rosemarie Trevino
Tournament Director Jesse Sanchez

These officers will begin their “term” at the January 4 meeting.

The January Holiday Plans were finalized.  The party will be held on Saturday, January 8 at the UT Club.  The cost per person will be $38.50 or $77.00 per couple.  The party will begin at 6:00 pm and will end at 10:00 pm  The cost includes appetizers, two beverages, full dinner buffet, dessert, tax and gratuity.  The party will be held in a private dining room.

Parking is available on the street or you may use the Manor parking garage (fee) across the street from the club entrance.

Each person is asked to bring a wrapped, (new) fishing related gift.  We will have a fun gift exchange  during the party.

Marilyn Connell said that she would not be able to create a photo slide-show this year.  Leslie Killough said that she and her family may be able to produce one.

Charity:  Members voted to give the proceeds from the prize drawing at this meeting to The Capital Area Food Bank.

Pete Trevino presented a report on the Brown Santa Toy and Book Drive.  Our club members donated 95 stuffed animals and 28 books.  Please continue to save and collect because we will do this again next year.  Thanks, Pete and Rosemarie for guiding us to this need.

New Business:

A motion was made to add the following the club policies under tournaments:  “A team may fish with a guest no more than twice a year.”  We will vote on this at the January 4th meeting

Pete Trevino suggested that our club members participate in some local parades in order to advertise the club and possibly attract new members.

Prize Drawing:  Members brought prizes to this meeting and all monies collected ($180.00) were donated to The Capital Area Food Bank.  Thanks, Lesli for the superior job that you did for the past two years as Vice-President.  You will make a great Prez!!!!

Marilyn Connell, Secretary

newsletterThe members of the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club met at the North Austin IHOP on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  President Brenda Davis welcomed everyone, including Bobby Forby, who along with his wife, Barbara, joined the club.  Welcome!  Teams present for this meeting were:  Brown, Connell, Davis, Forby, Parish-Killough, Sanchez and Trevino.

Treasurer Cliff Davis made the financial report to the club.

Tournament Director Pete Trevino helped the members select the times and weigh-in location for the Lake Amistad tournament held on Nov. 6 & 7.

Members also chose times for the December 4th tournament on Lake LBJ and they are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm with the weigh-in at the Cottonwood/LBJ Yacht Club Ramp. http://www.lakelbjmarina.com/ (click on “Location” for map). Please note that this tournament will be held before the next meeting so please make a note of the times.

The first tournament of 2011 will be on Saturday, January 22 and it will be held on Lake Dunlap. The times and weigh-in location will be selected at the January 4th club meeting.

Old Business:

  • Members discussed the club remaining a part of TABC.  We tabled the issue to next month
  • Constitution & Policy Changes:
    • There was a discussion about how most other clubs have a penalty for dead fish weighed in.  Members participated in a good discussion.  A nomination was made and seconded and will be voted on next month.  It says: “Our club practices catch and release and members take as many steps as possible to release all fish alive.  It will be place in Policies, Section ll, Tournaments.
  • 2011 Officer Nominations were made.  Members will vote on the following at the December 7th meeting:
    • President:  Lesli Brown, Joe Connell*
    • Vice President:  Leslie Killough
    • Secretary:  Sugein Sanchez
    • Treasurer:  Rosemarie Trevino
    • Tournament Director:  Jesse Sanchez
    • (Brent Parish has graciously offered to again be the webmaster)

*Does not wish to hold this office

  • The December Meeting Prize Drawing:  It is a tradition of our club for members to bring in fishing prizes of their own and hopefully extra money for tickets at the December meeting.  All monies collected will go to a charity to be chosen at the December meeting.
  • January Holiday Party:  January 8th is the date for our annual party.  It will be held this year at the University of Texas Club.  Cost is $38.17 per person which will include appetizers, full buffet, dessert, two beverages, tax, gratuity and a private meeting room.  Please note that parking is not included.  Members may use the parking garage (fee) or park for free on the street.
    • Gift Exchange:  We hold an annual “White Elephant” type gift exchange but this year we ask for all prizes to be new and fishing related.  The amount for each gift should be $20.00 and each member is asked to bring a wrapped gift.  Numbers will be drawn and the exchange will begin.  It is always a fun event!

New Business:

  • Membership was brought up.  All members are encouraged to  attract new members.  Brent will make up a flyer and Marilyn suggested that members post on local Internet fishing forums about the club, the fun and our fishing

Raffle

There was no raffle held at this meeting.  Prizes will be held over to the January 4 meeting.

MMBC News LetterThe October 5th meeting of the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club of Austin was held at IHOP with President Brenda Davis starting the meeting at 7:00 pm.  She welcomed guests, Barbara and Bobby Forby who are interested in joining the club.  Teams present at this meeting were:  Brown, Connell, Davis, Gold, Martinez, Parish-Killough, Summers and Trevino.  Brenda wished Happy Birthday’s to Erin Cromleigh who celebrated on October 2nd and to Larry Pederzani who will celebrate on October 14.  She also extended Happy Anniversary wishes to Lesli and Robert Brown who will be married for two whole years on October 11!

Secretary Marilyn Connell read a thank you note from Pat Gold for the flowers sent to her during her recent surgical stay.  Treasurer Cliff Davis reported on the financial state of the club.

Tournament Director Pete Trevino announced the winners of the Choke Canyon Tournament held on September 11 and present awards.  He then announced the winners of the October 2nd tournament held on Lake Austin and presented those awards.

The November club tournament will be the Fall Two Day Tournament on Lake Amistad November 6 and 7.  The times for this tournament will be chosen at the November 2 meeting.  The club already has a tournament permit for Diablo East.  Rooms held for members at Anglers Lodge have now been released.

Teams present chose Saturday, December 4  for the December Tournament and we will fish Lake LBJ..

Old Business:

  • TABC Tournament:  Members present who participated in the tournament held at Choke Canyon on September 25 and 26 gave a brief report about the tournament.  Congratulations to our team for the 12th place finish out of a field of 23 teams.

New Business:

  • Sharelunker season is here from October 1 to April 30.  Make sure any fish caught over thirteen pounds is weighed on a certified scale and call TPWD (888-784-0600)
  • Members are asked to read over the Club Constitution and policies.  Any changes regarding the Constitution or policies regarding tournament points or standings need to be brought up at the November meeting, nominated and then voted on at the December meeting.  Members are asked to make changes in writing.
  • Nominations for 2001 Officers will be made in November and voted on in December.
  • A motion was made to hold a regular business meeting in January instead of conducting business at the annual Holiday Party.  Members voted on this and we will hold a club meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
  • A date was chosen for the annual Holiday Party and it will be on Saturday, January 8.  Joe said that we could again hold it at the UT Club. We agreed to have a gift exchange as always but will not call it a “White Elephant” and ask that everyone bring in a new prize.  We forgot to set an amount so we will have to do that at the next meeting.  It is usually a $15-$20 gift per person.
  • Members voted to again bring prizes of their own to the December meeting and all monies collected that evening will be donated to charity.
  • Rosemarie Trevino reminded everyone that the next meeting, November 2, will be the last time to bring in gently used or new stuffed animals and books for Brown Santa.

Prize Drawing

Lesli had some great prizes, including the Grand Prize, which was a captains chair (won by Rosemarie Trevino!).  Cliff Davis had the steal token and stole from Lesli Brown so she will be able to steal from someone at the next meeting.

Members gathered on a stormy, rainy night at our new meeting location, the IHOP restaurant at 183 and Duvall.  Teams present were Brown, Connell, Davis, Martinez, Parish-Killough, Sanchez and Trevino.

President Brenda Davis opened the meeting by welcoming guests, Lee and James Roberts.  She extended Happy Anniversary wishes to Alice and Luther Lentz on September 19 and to Judy and Wayne Anderson on September 23.

Secretary Marilyn Connell thanked Brenda and Sugein Sanchez for filling in for her in August while she was on vacation.

Treasurer Cliff Davis presented the monthly financial report

Tournament Director, Pete Trevino announced the winners of the August 21 tournament on Lake Travis and presented the awards.

Members chose the times for the September 11 tournament on Choke Canyon.  The tournament will begin at 7:00 am and end at 4:00 pm with the weigh-in at South Shore.

The lake for the October 2 tournament has been changed to Lake Austin.  The tournament will be from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm and the weigh-in will be the 360 ramp.

Teams Brown, Nicholes-White, Parish-Killough and Sanchez will represent our club at the TABC Top 8 tournament on Choke Canyon the weekend of September 25 and 26.  The tournament information has been updated on the TABC website as of September 7. http://www.tabconline.org/ Good Luck to our TABC team!  We will be thinking of you that weekend!

Former MMBC member, James Roberts attended this meeting and spoke to club members about the October 23 & 24 Gone Fishing for Kids tournament on Lake LBJ http://www.gonefishingforkids.com/

Thanks for speaking to us, James.  It was great to see you again!

Old Business: None

New Business:

  • Robert Brown volunteered to help Pete at the club weigh-ins
  • Members were reminded that both team members should bring the fish to the weigh-in, help remove the fish from the bags and also to mark the Women’s big bass.  Also be sure to stop by and have your photo taken!
  • Marilyn mentioned that she will not be present at the Choke Canyon tournament and Lesli Brown volunteered to write down the weights.  Thanks, Lesli!

Prize Drawing:

Lesli Brown, assisted by her precious daughter, Lilly, conducted the monthly prize drawing.  Cliff Davis now owns the steal token for the October  5th meeting.

The August meeting was held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at the Baby Acapulco Restaurant. Teams attending were: Brown, Davis, Gold, Parish/Killough, Sanchez, Trevino, Nicholes/White, and Martinez.Bass Club News Paper

Our President Brenda Davis opened the meeting with a series of birthday greetings: Allen Logan on the 1st, Brent Parish on the 8th, Jerry Gold on the 18th, and Tracy Bohmer on the 21st. Anniversary wishes went out to Jesse and Sugein Sanchez who will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on the 5th.

Brenda let everyone know that our Club Secretary, Marilyn Connell is on vacation in Colorado so Sugein Sanchez has volunteered to take notes. Brenda also mentioned that Alan Logan suggested that we vote on making Pete Trevino our permanent Tournament Director as he will be unable to make it to several of our upcoming tournaments. The club members voted and Pete was officially made the Director.

Tournaments, Director Pete Trevino
Pete announced the winners from our July Stillhouse tournament and presented them with their winnings.

Members selected 5am to 1pm as the times of the August 21st Tournament to be held on Lake Travis. The weigh-in will be held at Arkansas Bend.

The September tournament will be held on Choke Canyon on Saturday the 11th. Fishing times will be decided at the meeting on the 7th.

October’s tournament will be held on Saturday, October 2nd. Members had chosen O.H. Ivie as the lake, but it was later brought to our attention that Bass Champs will be there on that date and no rooms are available so we will re-vote on a lake at our September 7th meeting.

Our November two-day tournament will be held at Lake Amistad on the 6th and 7th. Rooms for the 5th & 6th are being held at Angler’s Lodge and you can reach them at (830) 775-1586. Brenda must release the non-reserved rooms soon so please make your reservations.

Cliff Davis, Treasurer
Cliff updated us on our financial standings.

Old & New Business
The couples that will be making up the team to compete in the TABC State Championship September 25th and 26th at Choke Canyon Reservoir are, Sugein and Jesse Sanchez, Lesli and Robert Brown, and Leslie Killough and Brent Parish. There was a fourth position open and Lisa White and Larry Nicholes have filled it.

Robert has rented a house in Three Rivers for team members to stay in. The cost of the house as well as the $300 entry fee to the tournament was to be shared by the teams attending. (A few days following the meeting, Robert Brown, Jesse Sanchez, and Lisa White all secured sponsors for the event and most of the above expenses will be covered. Way to go Lisa, Robert, and Jesse!!!) The team will be donating a $25 door prize which will be bought with club funds by Lesli Brown.

Rosemarie Trevino reminded us that she is accepting gently used stuffed animals and books for distribution to Blue Santa. Keep them coming!!!

Prize Drawing, Lesli Brown, Vice President
Lesli did a great job with our monthly raffle. Joe Connell is the current holder of the steal token and he is on vacation so no one will be stealing until the September 7th meeting.

Thanks to Sugein for writing the newsletter this month, great job!