Celebrating Sports Fellowship,
Spirit, and Community Pride
GCAC 10th Annual
Golf Tournament Results
GCAC Members,

A big thanks to all that participated, sponsored and volunteered their time to make our GCAC golf tournament a great success! We had about 100 golfers and numerous sponsors commit to our tournament Friday, March 30th at Craft Farms and we could not have done it without you.

A big thanks to all of our sponsors and those that donated items for our silent auction and door prize giveaways. Our club raised nearly $10,000!!! This will certainly help our club in the coming year with expenses but more importantly, keep our committment to awarding scholarships to our Gulf Shores High School Scholar Athletes.

I want to thank the staff at Craft Farms for making this a great organized event...be sure to check out the pictures on our gcathleticclub.com website. GCAC Member and Golf Committee chairperson, John McCormick did an outstanding job on keeping the golf committee organized and on top of things all the way through and making sure this tournament was a success. Again...thanks to all of you that donated your time for this great event!

Football season is only 4 months away!!!

GCAC Pres Dec McClelland
A Big THANK YOU to all our 2011 Guest Speakers!

Aug  29--Coach Joey Jones, University of South Alabama Head FB Coach

Sep  12--Max Howell-Radio sports talk show legend and former football coach.

Sep  26--Coach Doug Barfield-Former Head Football Coach-Auburn University

Oct   10--Roger Shultz--former Univ of Alabama player and coach.

Oct   24--Jackie Sherrill--Former Alabama player & Head Football Coach at Miss. State

Nov   7-- Inky Johnson-former UT football player "An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance."

Nov 21-- Dr Gaylon McCollough:   On Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant:
Jan 23, 2012-- Coach Larry Blakeney--Head Football Coach-Troy University.
Important Note:  All those planning to attend the next meeting,
please RVSP to Fred prior to the meeting night. 
This will insure proper food coverage for the meeting.
Fred: 251-975-1500   fdickinson@gulftel.com    
From the 8th GCAC Meeting
with Guest Speaker Larry Blakeney
January 23rd, 2012
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Congratulations to the Winners!
Tom Smith, Mike Cunningham, Jim Cunningham, Albert Thompson
Who shot a 56 to take the 4 Man Scramble!
Shown L to R: Tom Smith, Mike Cunningham, Jim Cunningham, Albert Thompson
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Congratulations to our 2012 Scholarship Winners!
Virginia Jones and Tyler Stargel

What a great year for the GCAC!  We were privileged to have had some great speakers visit our club, a wonderful attendance for our annual golf tournament and of course, we were able to award $1500 scholarships to two, well deserving scholar-athletes from Gulf Shores High School.

This year our recipients were volleyball player Virginia Jones and football player Tyler Stargel, both acknowledged for their great sportsmanship and academic leadership. Virginia Jones will be attending Auburn University while fellow winner, Tyler Stargel, will be attending and playing football for the Georgia Tech. Congratulations to them and their families!!!

We had a great year and we look forward to next year as the planning has already begun. Membership is up and we are looking to increase our numbers again this coming year under incoming president, Fred Dickinson. Fred has been a valuable part of our GCAC and will continue on with his leadership role. I want to thank all of you that have supported me and our club in the past 2 years and I certainly look forward to another exciting GCAC season!

Dec McClelland
GCAC President
L to R:  Virginia Jones, GCAC President: Dec McClelland, Tyler Stargel
2012 Scholarship
2012 Guest Speaker Line-up

The following is the current meeting schedule for the new season and speakers as currently available:

Aug. 28th:  Mal Moore--Athletic Director, University of Alabama
To Be Re-Scheduled

Sept. 10:  Randy Patrick--Sports Director-WKRG Channel 5

Sept. 24:  Coach Phillip Lolley-Director of External Affairs-
               Auburn University Football

Oct. 8:     Phil Savage--Executive Director-Senior Bowl

Oct. 22:   Mickey Andrews--Associate Head Coach and Defensive                    Coordinator-Florida State University (Retired)

Nov. 5:    Steve Savarese--Executive Director-Alabama High School                                          Athletic Association

Nov. 19:  TBA

Jan 21:    TBA

From Our
September 10th, 2012 Meeting

Guest Speaker
Randy Patrick
Sports Director
WKRG-Channel 5
Randy Patrick is Sports Director and prime time anchor at WKRG News 5 in Mobile. He has the most experience and audience familiarity of any sportscaster in the market.

He started his broadcasting career in radio at WABF in Fairhope, Alabama in 1979 and moved across the bay and started his WKRG career in 1980 at the age of 19. Over the last 28 years Mr. Patrick has been recognized an unprecedented five years in a row as the best sportscaster by both the major daily  and  weekly news publications  and the only monthly news magazine. His local market dominance has also been recognized by the Mobile Press Club for multiple years including Best Sportscaster for 2006 and was recently awarded the prestigious Mobile Press Club's highest honor as the John Harris Annual Award recipient. Further recognition includes the Associated Press Award for Best Sports Program and Southern League TV Broadcaster of the Year. 

He was the Senior Bowl play-by-play announcer for six years and won the UPI's Best Play-By-Play. Randy was commentator for the University of South Alabama basketball and baseball broadcasts, state championship broadcasts for football and basketball, and broadcast coverage of University of Alabama football, Alabama basketball and Mobile Bay Bear baseball. He hosted the historic opening game telecast at Hank Aaron Stadium with Henry Aaron throwing out the first pitch.  

Randy anchors WKRG News 5 Sports every weekday at 6 and 10 p.m., and handles news anchor duties for vacationing legendary WKRG TV newsman Mel Showers.

Mr. Patrick is active in local charity and community organizations and is an active member of St.Pius X Church.