Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction

Rhode Island TU#225

Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 3:00 - 7:30 pm

Tickets $35.00 Adult or $17.50 children 15 and under

 

After a long two years wait, we are honored to have Tom Rosenbauer as our guest speaker. Host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts and Marketing Director for Orvis Rod and Tackle, Tom will share tips on how to improve our fishing game from his book, Fly Fishing for Trout – The Next Level. The Fundraiser will take place from 3:00 -7:30 at the Quonset “O” Club North Kingstown, RI 02852. For directions, please see the following link: http://www.quonsetoclub.com/directions.html .

The annual banquet is our main fundraiser of the year that allows TU225 to realize our Vision: To ensure that the habitats for cold water and estuary fish thrive in Rhode Island for future generations, and accomplish our Mission: To conserve, protect, restore, and sustain the cold water fisheries and their watersheds in Rhode Island through collaborative, educational, and environmental activities.

The Banquet will feature an early evening dinner buffet with multiple entree choices, a family style salad and dessert. A cash bar will be available for the beverage of your choice. There will be numerous bucket raffles, door prizes, silent auction and live auction items. Some of the great items available at the auction are:

  • Deerfield River – Pheasant Tail Tours full day float trip for two (2) anglers on the Deerfield or other nearby river.
  • Cape Cod – Chase Stripers with Fearless Fly Fishing’s Cynthia Harkness for four (4) hours for one angler.
  • Rhode Island – A half day, early season, Saltwater Light Tackle or Fly Fishing with Captain Eric Thomas on TEEZER
  • Multiple Single and Double handed casting lessons by FFI Certified Casting Instructors from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
  • Cinder Worm Hatch on Ninigret Pond - Charter for one angler with Captain Jim Barr of Skinny Water Charters
  • Dozens of fresh and salt water flies tied by fellow members and friends, plus rods, reels and other gear

 

  • NEW!! This year for the first time we will be featuring a Veteran’s table at the banquet to bring awareness to the Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership. This raffle with feature Kasting King Angler of Honor Fly Rods, Reels, Lines and Cases in 3-wt, 4-wt and 5-wt. 30 % of the revenue of this special raffle will be donated to Dare To Dream Ranch (D2DR), our Chapter's partner in executing TU's VSP in Rhode Island.

Books written by our guest Tom Rosenbauer are available at below retail prices before and at the Banquet. Tom will be available to sign books at the banquet after the Live Auction. Check titles and prices out and pay for books on line at https://secure.etransfer.com/RICTU/Books.cfm. Books will be available for sale and pick up at TU meetings and day of the banquet.

Questions?? Contact Susan Estabrook at susan@ysrinc.com . Please put in the subject line of your email TU#225. Please buy tickets on line or in advance if possible. DINNER TICKETS https://secure.etransfer.com/RICTU/Dinner.cfm

We are expecting a sell out crowd and don’t want to disappoint!