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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!

The July meeting was held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Baby Acapulco restaurant.  Teams attending were: Brown, Connell, Davis, Gold, Parish/Killough, Sanchez, Summers and Trevino.newsletter

President Brenda Davis opened the meeting and wished a Happy Birthday to Donna Tyree on July 8 and to Larry Nicholes on July 26, as well as a Happy 41st anniversary to Gail and Larry Pederzani on July 4th!  She also expressed congratulations to member Jim Tyree who received his “Master of Dentistry” in New Orleans the weekend of July 10 & 11.  We are proud of you, Jim! Brenda also read a Thank You card from Marilyn Connell.

Club Secretary Marilyn Connell again thanked the members for the Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet that she received while convalescing from knew surgery.  She also thanked Sugein Sanchez for stepping in with the June newsletter and tournament.  Marilyn also reminded members that she and Joe will miss the August meeting due to vacation plans.

Treasurer Cliff Davis gave the financial report.


Assistant Tournament Director Pete Trevino announced the winners of the June 5 Lake Belton tournament and presented awards.

Members selected 4:00 am to noon as the times of the July 10 Stillhouse Tournament with the weigh-in at the Stillhouse Marina and eating lunch there after the weigh-in.

The August 21st tournament will be held on Lake Travis and the times and weigh-in location will be chosen at the August 3rd club meeting.

The lake and date for September was selected and members will fish on September 11, 2010, at Choke Canyon.

The Fall Two-Day tournament dates and location were also chosen at this meeting.  We will fish Lake Amistad on November 6 and 7, 2010.  Rooms have been set aside at The Anglers Lodge on November 5 & 6.  Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible as the rooms cannot be held for too long.

Old Business

The Team members for the TABC were names.  Team Brown, Parish/Killough, Sanchez and Trevino will represent our club in this tournament to be held on September 25 & 26 on Choke Canyon.  Good luck everyone and thanks for fishing for the MMBC! The tournament and lodging fees will be paid by the above teams this year.  Because of that the club agreed to purchase the annual door prize with funds from the club treasury.  Vice-President and Number One club shopper, Lesli Brown, agreed to select the prize that our club will donate for the TABC raffle drawing.

Prize Drawing, Lesli Brown, Vice President

Lesli did her usual A+ job with the selection and raffle of prizes.  Cliff Davis, owner of the steal token, stole from Joe Connell.  Joe will not be at the August meeting but will carefully look over the prizes at the September meeting and select his favorite!!!

newsletterThe June Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 1st at our new meeting location, Baby Acapulco Restaurant near the Arboretum.  The 12 teams in attendance included:  Brown, Connell, Davis, Gold, Martinez, Parish/Killough, Pederazani, Sanchez, Summers, Nicholes/White, Trevino, and Logan.

President Brenda Davis called the meeting to order and welcomed the three guests who happen to all be children under the age of 11.  Brenda announced that birthday wishes go out to Glenda Summers on the 12th, Jason Cromleigh on the 17th, and Allen Summers on the 28th.  Anniversary wishes go to Joe and Marilyn Connell on the 2nd and Cliff and Brenda Davis on the 4th.  Brenda also let everyone know that our dear secretary, Marilyn, will be having total knee replacement surgery tomorrow.  We want to wish her a quick recovery.  Marilyn & Joe, we are here for you so let us know if you need any help with anything.

Secretary Marilyn Connell reminded everyone that due to her surgery, she will not be able to act as Secretary for June and July and due to vacation plans will not be present at the August meeting.  Sugein Sanchez volunteered to help out in her absence.

Treasurer Cliff Davis presented the financial report of the club.

Tournament Director, Allen Logan, was given the floor and we finalized the time for the Lake Belton June 5th Tournament.  Fishing times are 6:00am until 2:00pm and weigh-in will be at Temple Lake Park.

Brenda announced that she obtained a permit for our July 10th Stillhouse Tournament for Friday, July 9th at 10:00pm until Saturday, July 10th at 12:00pm.  The members present chose to keep those dates and times will be voted on at our next meeting.

Our August Tournament will be on the 21st at Lake Travis.  It will be a day tournament.

The new business was that Rosemarie Trevino listed all of  the charities she could recall that our club has sponsored in the past which are:  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Capital Area Food Bank, Any Baby Can, Safe Place, and Coats for Kids.  If anyone can recall any others, please let Brenda know so that Brent can list them on our site under Communities and Charities.  Allen Summers asked that if you know of any ramps that need better lighting, to please bring it to his attention because TABC is looking to add solar lights to many of the ramps that don’t have any.

The old business is that no information is posted on the TABC website regarding the state championship date or lake.  Allen Summers, confirmed that they are still talking about having the tournament at Lake Falcon on September 25th.  Nothing has been finalized though.  The top four teams as per points, without drops two months prior to the tournament, will be eligible to compete in the TABC Championship.

Congratulations to Larry and Lisa White for picking up a beautiful ZX225 Skeeter boat from which we hear that Larry has already landed a six pounder from. Hopefully there are many more in yalls future.

Lastly Pete Trevino spoke about some problems they had with his hydraulic trim while at Amistad and with the help of club members and Two Guys Marine in Amistad they were able to get the issue resolved and get the Trevino’s back on the water.

Special thanks to Sugein Sanchez for taking over the secretarial duties and writing this newsletter while Marilyn is recovering from her surgery.

The May meeting was held at the Baby Acapulco restaurant near the Arboretum, on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  The eleven teams in attendance were:  Brown, Connell, Davis, Gold, Lentz, Martinez, Parish/Killough, Pederzani, Sanchez, Summers and Trevino.

President Brenda Davis called the meeting to order, welcomed the guests (children) present and wished a Happy Birthday to Donna Heinemann on May 25.  She also wished a speedy recovery to Rosemarie Trevino who had foot surgery on May 3rd and a Happy Anniversary to Rosemarie and Pete Trevino on May 5 and to Tracy and Steve Bohmer on May 22.

Secretary Marilyn Connell announced that due to knee surgery, she will not be able to act as Secretary for June and July and due to vacation plans will not be present at the August meeting.  Sugein Sanchez volunteered to help out in her absence.  Thanks, Sugein!

Treasurer Cliff Davis presented the financial report of the club.

Assistant Tournament Director, Pete Trevino, announced the winners of both the April 24-25 Amistad Tournament and the May 1st Buchanan Tournament and presented their awards.

The June 5th Belton tournament will be fished from 6:30 am until 3:00 pm and the weigh-in will be at Temple Lake Park.

The members present chose the 10th of the month for the July tournament and the lake will be Stillhouse Hollow.

There was no old business discussed.

The new business was the meeting location and all present agreed that Baby Acapulco’s would be a fine place to continue to meet.

newsletterThe April meeting was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Fuddruckers restaurant.  Teams attending were:  Brown, Connell, Davis, Gold, Lentz, Logan, Nicholes/White, Parish/Killough, Sanchez, Summers, and Trevino.

Club President, Brenda Davis, welcomed guests Jesse and Gina Martinez, Trapper Brown and his fiancé Brittney and Venay Sanchez.  Jesse and Gina joined the club and we now have 16 teams!

Happy Birthday this month to Pete Trevino on April 3 and to Jim Tyree on April 30!

Brenda reminded everyone that the club weigh-in will begin fifteen minutes after the appointed time.  The Tournament Director will blow an air horn to announce the start of the weigh-in.  Teams need to leave their fish in their live wells until they hear the horn blow.  All teams, however, must be at the ramp (and hopefully in the parking lot) at the appointed tournament ending time.

Club Secretary, Marilyn Connell, asked members to update their roster listings.  She will soon send the updated roster via email.

Treasurer Cliff Davis made the financial report and collected the annual TABC dues from members.

Tournament Director Allen Logan announced the winners of the March 27 LBJ Tournament and presented the awards.  Members chose the following times, weigh-in sites, dates and lakes for future tournaments:

Saturday, April 24 Lake Amistad:  7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Diablo East Ramp

Sunday, April 25 Lake Amistad:    6:30 am to 2:00 pm, Diablo East Ramp

Saturday, May 1, Lake Buchanan, 6:30 to 3:00, Weigh-in TBA at Amistad*

Saturday, June 5, Lake Belton, times TBA at the June meeting

*Please note that because of questions about ramp availability we will postpone the location of the May 1 weigh-in until we are all together on Saturday evening at the dinner at Anglers Lodge.  Officers are checking for suitable locations.

Old Business:

  • Members voted to stay in the Texas Association of Bass Clubs and were directed to pay their dues at this meeting so that our club treasurer could send the payment before the due date of April 15 to TABC.
  • The “committee” to select a restaurant with Wi-Fi that we can meet at to be shown how to post on our webpage is still working on a location

New Business:

  • We discussed dinner plans for Saturday evening, April 24, in
  • Del Rio.  Members agreed to have a simple hamburger cook-out.  Each team is to bring their own meat and a sign-up for items was passed around.

Prize Drawing:

  • Lesli Brown again purchased some impressive prizes
  • Brent and Leslie still retain the steal token.
  • It seems to be good luck to put the wrong ticket side into the bucket!

newsletterThe monthly meeting of the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club was held on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Fuddruckers restaurant.  Teams in attendance were:  Bohmer, Brown, Connell, Davis, Lentz, Logan, Parish-Killough, Sanchez, Summers, Trevino and Tyree.

President Brenda Davis opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and wishing “Happy Birthday’s” to club members Cliff Davis on 3/11, Lesli Brown on 3/15, Pat Gold on 3/22, Brenda Davis on 3/29 and Alice Lentz on 3/30!  Happy Anniversary wishes were also extended to Jerry and Pat Gold who celebrated on March 1 and to Glenda and Allen Summers who will celebrate on March 31.

Club Secretary, Marilyn Connell distributed club business cards to members.  They can fill in their name, phone numbers and email addresses (if they wish to) and give to anyone who is interested in obtaining additional information about the club.  Marilyn also commented on the great job that our webmaster, Brent Parrish, is doing on the web page.  It is now interactive, complete with stories.  One story that is particularly special is the honeymoon article that appeared on about Jim and Donna Tyree’s honeymoon trip to the Bass Master Classic.

Treasurer Cliff Davis provided members with the monthly financial report.

Allen Logan, Tournament Director, announced the winners of the February 27 Choke Canyon tournament and presented the teams with their winnings.  The starting and ending times for the March 27 Lake LBJ tournament were chosen.  We will fish from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and the weigh-in will be held at the Cottonwood boat ramp.

The date of May 1st was chosen for the May tournament.  We forgot to select a lake for the May tournament so we will choose one at the April meeting. Because we need to obtain a permit two months in advance we probably should not select a COE lake.

Old Business:

TABC:  Allen Summers gave a report on TABC ongoing projects and future events.  A brief discussion was held about members of our club re-joining the TABC for 2010 and paying the membership fees. A nomination was made to continue membership in TABC and a show of hands indicated that almost all MMBC club members want to remain in the TABC.  In order to fulfill the constitution of the club we need to vote on this formally at the April 6th club meeting.

Club Shirts & Logos:  We will continue to order our shirts from the same company.  Several members received new shirts and Brenda announced that we now have club patches for sale at $2.65 each.  They are great to sew on hats, bags, dog shirts, etc.

New Business:

Several members indicated a willingness to learn how to add content and comments on the MMBC website.  We would like to have a committee meeting at Abuelo’s Restaurant (our favorite place to hold “committee” meetings).  Joe Connell agreed to be the committee chairman and will organize a meeting in the near future.

We agreed that we should list the names of organizations the club has given donations to on the web page

cliffs cake

SURPRISE:  Members surprised our friend and Club Treasurer, Cliff Davis, will a beautiful fishing birthday cake.  Members sang to him and celebrated his 70th birthday which will be on March 11, 2010.  Happy Birthday, Cliff!  Brenda says that Cliff was surprised and that we made him feel super special and he was very appreciative of the love and friendship!

Lesli Brown did her usual great job with the door prize event. Thanks to Team White/Nichols for the items they donated to this prize drawing. Since we did not know who had the “Steal Token” we created a new one and drew a winning number and Lesli Brown won!  She stole from Brent and Leslie so they own the token for the April Meeting.

~~Marilyn Connell, Club Secretary