The Mortar Board - SAMCA Newsletter

September 2015

September General Membership Meeting

August General Membership Meeting
The San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association will hold its monthly general membership meeting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 at Pappadeaux restaurant, 76 NE Loop 410. The cost of lunch is $30 per person. The guest speaker will be attorney Spike Cutler from Dallas and will discuss new legislation and contracts. Call Debbie to make your reservation for this informative meeting, at (830) 606-5556 or (830) 708-2653 or email

SAMCA's 20th Sporting Clay Tournament and 15th BBQ Cook-off

The 20th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament was another great success at the San Antonio Gun Club. The event included 51 shooters, 29 non-shooters, and 4 BBQ Cook-off teams, for a total of 93 participants. Danny Bryant (Acme Brick/ Featherlite) & John Williams (Alamo Cement) were the chairmen for this 20th annual event once again. Tracie Martin (Acme Brick/ Featherlite) was the chairperson for this 20th annual BBQ Cook-Off. Many thanks to the trio for their hard work to make this a fabulous event!

Kudos to Alamo Cement, because of its continued generosity each year at this event. This year Alamo Cement donated a Browning Silver Hunter shotgun, and $1,880 was raised in the annual raffle. Sabrena Schmelter purchased the winning ticket.

Many thanks to the station sponsors for the tournament: DJM Masonry Enterprises, Inc.; Groesbeck Masonry, Inc.; Lehigh White Cement Company; I-10 Building Materials, Ltd./Stone Source; and Tarrillion Masonry who each donated $200. The prize sponsors, C & S Contractors, Inc.; Integrity Insurance Agency, Inc.; Pyramid Cast Stone Co., Inc.; Shadrock & Williams Masonry, Ltd.; San Antonio Masonry & Tool Supply; and SS Smith & Sons Masonry, Inc. also donated $200 each. Acme Brick / Featherlite and Headwaters Construction Materials volunteered to be the beverage sponsors this year, by donating $400 each. Mark Koski with Veneer Stone generously donated three gift cards.

The following were the tournament winners:
1ST Place: Stephen Ethridge (Frost Bank)
2nd Place: Wade Mayfield (Joeris General Contractors)
3rd Place: Matthew Haddox (Joeris General Contractors)

1ST Place: Hector Gomez (I-10 Building Materials / Stone Source)
2nd Place: Sid Smith, Jr. (SS Smith & Sons Masonry)
3rd Place: Pat Langlinais (I-10 Building Materials / Stone Source)

1ST Place: Mike Moilanen (Joeris General Contractors)
2nd Place: Ryan Stone (Rick Stone Masonry)
3rd Place: Trey Rabke (Guido Construction)

The BBQ Cook-Off had 4 teams and everything was delicious, as usual. Judging was performed this year by: Matt Bowman – BCO Design; Alejandro Luna – BCO Design; Chris Moore – RVK; Arturo Najera – SK&A; David Garza – Bartlett Cocke.
Congratulations to the following BBQ winners:

Acme Brick / Featherlite – Willie Durazo, Jr., Willie Durazo, Sr., Troy Palmer

Borracho BBQ (I-10 Building Materials / Stone Source) – Manuel Delgado, Bobby Wolfshohl, Michael Hunt, Hector Gomez

Borracho BBQ (I-10 Building Materials / Stone Source) – Manuel Delgado, Bobby Wolfshohl, Michael Hunt, Hector Gomez

Prosoco – David Frink, Zak Wilske, Bob Holmes, Weston Sherrill

Prosoco – David Frink, Zak Wilske, Bob Holmes, Weston Sherrill

SAMCA's Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar

The year is more than halfway over! Please make note of the following meetings and special events dates:

  • Wednesday, September 30 – General Membership Meeting
  • Thursday – Sunday, October 15-18 – Four Wheeling Adventure
  • Wednesday, October 28 – General Membership Meeting
  • Wednesday, November 18 – General Membership Meeting
  • Thursday, December 3 – Holiday Celebration & Awards Banquet
SAMCA's Upcoming Events - Mortar Board

New Tidbits

  • The October 28 General Membership meeting will feature Bradley Savage (BGS Safety Services) as the guest speaker. He will inform everyone about important safety issues.
  • Tracie Martin (Acme Brick / Featherlite) has big plans for the Terlingua trip which is planned for October 15-18. For information, call her at (210) 296-7891.
  • SAMCA T-shirts are available for sale for $10. Call Debbie if you would like one – 830-606-5556.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The Midnight Golf Tournament has been cancelled for this year. It will take place
    again next year.
  • The Christmas Holiday Celebration has been re-scheduled for Thursday, December 3 instead of the
    original plan of Friday, December 4. Attendance on Friday is less than a Thursday.
  • H&E Equipment Services has moved its location to 5327 Tex-Con Road. They will be celebrating a Grand
    Opening on October 15 and invite SAMCA members.

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