2013 Annual Awards


DR. JAMES C. WRIGHT CONSERVATION HONORARY AWARD

Purpose: Presented to an individual, who in the opinion of the VBAC, contributed substantially to the conservation of freshwater or saltwater fish. Although not a firm requirement, this award normally focuses on conservation efforts within the State of Virginia.

Format: Candidates are proposed by the Board of Directors at the November Board meeting and tabled for thirty days. The slate is reviewed at the December Board meeting. Other candidates can be added at this time. The merits of each candidate are discussed in open forum and the final selection made by a raising of hand vote. The name of the recipient is held secret until the Annual Awards Banquet. The name of the recipient is coordinated with Dr. Wright by the VBAC President.

Award: The recipient’s name and year of the award is engraved on the perpetual trophy. The recipient also receives a replica trophy for permanent retention.




VIRGINIA BEACH ANGLER’S CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding VBAC member who has given much time and effort to improving the quality of the VBAC. This award is not based on angling efforts and excludes from consideration those duties performed in conjunction with an elected office.

Format: The President appoints a Committee Chairperson on or about the October time frame. The Committee Chairperson will select the remaining committee members (normally 2-3 persons). The President is an ex-officio member of this committee. At the December Board meeting, the Committee Chairperson proposes to the Board a list of candidates for the award. The Board can propose other candidates. Selection of the recipient is by ballot vote. The recipient must receive a majority vote of the Board. The Chairperson keeps the name of the winner secret. This award can be won more than once by any member.

Award: The award is a plaque. The plaque is sponsored and presented each year by the Virginia Beach Angler’s Club at the annual awards banquet.




Dr. James C. Wright Conservation Award

           Dr. Ken Neill III - Healthy Grin Sport Fishing

  
            


Jay Smith Memorial Male Surf Angler of the Year Award

            
Robbie Parks

              


Gene Farrar Memorial Female Surf Angler of the Year Award

            Melanie Bayford

              



YOUTH AWARDS

Junior:

-- Katie Synowiec: Tautog - 11 lbs. 2 oz.


EXPERT ANGLER AWARDS

The following anglers have caught and/or released at least six club minimum size fish of the same species. (State release citations also qualify.)

Melanie Bayford -- Bowfin
Kevin Synowiec -- Tautog


MASTER ANGLER AWARDS

The following anglers have caught at least one club minimum size fish in six different species. 
(State release citations also qualify.)

Beth Synowiec
Black Seabass, Bluefish, Blueline Tilefish, Cobia, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Tautog, Gray Triggerfish & White Marlin.

Melanie Bayford
Bowfin, Flounder, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Longnose Gar, Sunfish & Red Drum.



Most Outstanding Saltwater Catch: Kevin Synowiec - 17lb Tautog
Most Outstanding Freshwater Catch: Jack Guthrie - 47 lb Blue Catfish

Female Angler of the Year, Saltwater: Beth Synowiec
Release Angler of the Year, Saltwater: Beth Synowiec
Male Angler of the Year, Saltwater: Kevin Synowiec

Female Angler of the Year, Freshwater: Melanie Bayford
Release Angler of the Year, Freshwater: Melanie Bayford
Male Angler of the Year, Freshwater: Don Bayford



VBAC MEMBER OF THE YEAR:
Bob Burstein





VBAC Lifetime Membership Award
Sue & Dave Smith




PRIZES/RAFFLES DONATED BY:

1st Landing Kayak Fishing Service
Atlantic Bait & Tackle Co.
Don and Melanie Bayford
Dicks Sporting Goods
Butch Eason
Fourth Island Electronics & Security
Capt. Segull's Nautical Sportfishingf Charts
Chris Schneider
Pete Federico
Jerry Hughes
L. B. Huntington Drone Co.
Long Bay Pointe Bait & Tackle
Murphy's Propeller Shop
Ronnie Nixon
Portsmouth Trailer Supply
Sea Tow
Dave and Sue Smith
Walmart
West Marine
Russell Willoughby

and

THE VIRGINIA BEACH ANGLER'S CLUB


MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Reese Bowles

We would like to welcome our special guests:

PORTSMOUTH ANGLERS CLUB
GREAT BRIDGE FISHERMANS ASSOC.
TIDEWATER ANGLERS CLUB
NORFOLK ANGLERS CLUB

WRIGHT FAMILY
FARRAR FAMILY


CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL OF THE CLUB MEMBERS
WHO FISHED HARD, ENTERED FISH
AND GAVE US THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THEM


VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
JERRY MARIANO and his CREW
FOR BEING OUR
"CHEF EXTRAORDINAIRE"

SUE SMITH
FOR THE EXCELLENT JOB SHE HAS DONE
COLLECTING ALL OF OUR RAFFLE ITEMS

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A SPECIAL THANKS
TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED IN ANY WAY TO MAKE OUR
BANQUET A GREAT SUCCESS!




P.O. Box 8602 Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Email: vbanglersclub@gmail.com