The recent Trout Blast fishing event in Matagorda Bay, Texas, raised $25,000 for the PVF Roundtable’s scholarship fund, the organization announced at its fall gathering at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.

“We had people come in from all over the country and the PVF Roundtable members really got involved,” PVF Roundtable President Danny Westbrook (Westbrook Mfg.) told Supply House Times in a video interview available at “Brent Scheps, who has put on this tournament the last 13 years, has done a fantastic job. It’s great that he has allowed us to be part of this.”

The fall PVF Roundtable drew another packed house with attendees taking full advantage of a new networking-focused format. “This group has been about networking and we thought it would be a good idea to try this format and see how it works,” Westbrook said. “The feedback has been all positive.”

 Westbrook said the group’s board of directors is talking about using the networking format in two of the four 2015 meetings. The first 2015 PVF Roundtable meeting takes place Feb. 10 at the Westin Galleria.