JANUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER
The January meeting of the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club was held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 during the annual club party held at the University of Texas Club.

Happy Birthday wishes this month to:
Luther Lentz on January 7, Joe Connell on January 12, Josie Phan-Logan on January 25, Rosemarie Trevino on January 27, and to Steve Bohmer on January 28. Congratulations to Leslie Killough and Brent Parish as they celebrate their anniversary on January 14.

2009 Club President, Allen Summers, began the meeting with a welcome to 2009 sponsor, George Hudgins and his guest, Darlene; and to visitors, Jesse and Sugein Sanchez, who joined the club. Sugein’s name is pronounced “Sue Hane.” Welcome Team Sanchez!

Club member Pete Trevino made a congratulatory toast to veteran members, Donna (formerly Hannel) and Jim Tyree, who were married on January 1, 2010. Congratulations Jim and Donna!

Allen then introduced and thanked the other 2009 Club Officers:
Vice-President Lesli Brown; Secretary Brenda Davis; Treasurer Cliff Davis; Tournament Director Robert Brown; Web Master Brent Parish and Photographer Leslie Killough.

He then introduced the new 2010 Officers: President Brenda Davis; Vice-President Lesli Brown; Secretary Marilyn Connell; Treasurer Cliff Davis; Tournament Director Allen Logan; Web Master Brent Parish; and Photographer Leslie Killough.

2010 Club Brenda Davis led the rest of the meeting beginning with a special thank you to Brent Parish and Leslie Killough for their extra special creative efforts with the web page and photographs.

  • Cliff Davis made the monthly club treasury report
  • Tournament Director, Allen Logan then led us through the tournament portion of the meeting.
  • The December 19 Tournament awards for Lake Fayette were made to the three top teams.
  • The members selected the times of 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm for the January 23 tournament on Lake Travis with the weigh-in at the Mansfield Dam ramp.
  • The February 27 Choke Canyon tournament times and weigh-in location will be chosen at the February 2 meeting.
  • Members then nominated two lakes, Amistad and Falcon, for the annual Spring Two Day Tournament. Lake Amistad was chosen and the tournament will be held on April 24 and 25, 2010. Rooms are being held at Anglers Lodge and members are strongly urged to make their reservations as soon as possible. The phone number for Anglers Lodge in Del Rio is 830-775-1586.
  • Because we selected April for the two day tournament, members then chose a date and lake for the March tournament. It will be held on March 27 on Lake LBJ and times will be selected during the March 2 club meeting.

Thanks, Allen! You did a great job!

Old Business:
” Members were reminded to review the new Constitution and Club Policies as changes were made in December.
” Annual club dues are now $30.00 and should be paid by the February 2 meeting.

New Business:
” We voted to award no club meeting attendance points (usually 5 points) for January meetings when they are held during the club party.
” Members were encouraged to submit changes in addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc., to the club Secretary so that she can update the roster.

After the club meeting, Pete Trevino led us in a blessing and members dined on a sumptuous buffet created by the UT Club chefs. During coffee and dessert members watched the annual photograph slideshow. An award with our thanks was give to our sponsor George Hudgins along with awards for 2009 Women’s and Men’s Big Bass of the year and to the First, Second and Third place awards for 2009 Anglers of the Year.

The evening ended with a fun White Elephant-type gift exchange.

2009 Awards Presented to:
First Place Anglers of the Year with 546 Points: Team Parish/Killough
Second Place with 543 Points: Team Brown
Third Place Tie with 525 Points: Team Connell and Pederzani
Men’s Big Bass: Robert Brown, 8.29 pounds on O.H. Ivie, November 15
Women’s Big Bass: Marilyn Connell, 9.20 on Choke Canyon, May 2

Lake Amistad was chosen and the tournament will be held on April 24 and 25, 2010. Rooms are being held at Anglers Lodge and members are strongly urged to make their reservations as soon as possible. The phone number for Anglers Lodge in Del Rio is 830-775-1586.