The Charles E. Bechtel Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will hold its 31st Annual Sportsmen and Conservation Banquet on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the Riveredge, 2017 Bernville Road, Reading, Pennsylvania beginning with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
As is the custom at this affair, the event will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable’s.
According to Trygve Kleppinger, membership and dinner tickets are $55, spouse/guest dinner ticket $30, and $25 for youngsters under age 16 — the latter including a one year RGS membership. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500 and $1,000 respectively.
And, continuing in the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same, will receive a complimentary dinner ticket when accompanied by a paying adult
Banquet tickets can also be purchased on line through the RGS website up until two weeks of the event. Just go to www.ruffedgrousesociety.org>www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, click on Select State in the Migration Mapping & State Information box in the right panel of the home page. Choose a state; than under Upcoming State Events, click on the event of interest and you will be linked to a display of all important event details, including the ticket chairman’s contact information.
As with all RGS fundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.
For more information on the banquet and/or tickets contact Kleppinger at (610) 478-4500 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.