The Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited invites you to our 55th Annual Conservation Banquet, 6:00 PM, Saturday, November 2nd, at the Stonehedge Restaurant on Route 9w in West Park, NY.
Our annual banquest is our largest chapter fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from the banquet help fund variety of chapter projects and activities throughout the year. Here are some of the things we’ve done in recent years:
- Removed trash and litter from area streams
- Planted saplings to promote stream bank stability
- Trout-in-the-Classroom program in local schools,
- Monitored the Esopus Creek above the Ashokan Reservoir
- Conducted temperature surveys of area streams
- Protected the Peekamoose Blue Hole on Roundout Creek
- Ran casting demos at local schools and spoke with students about the importance of trout to a healthy ecosystem
- And more!
The evening begins with a cash bar cocktail hour at 6:00 PM and the opportunity to view the raffle buckets and silent auction items. Bucket raffle tickets will be 25 for $20.00 or $1.00 each. Dinner will begin being served at 7:15 PM.
After a brief presentation, we will have drawings for the bucket raffles, announce the winners of our silent auction, and draw winning conservation raffle tickets.. This year’s grand prize raffle is an Orvis rod and reel:
Grand Prize: Orvis Helios 3F 9ft 5 wt & Orvis Mirage USA II Reel
$10 per Ticket
Only 200 Tickets to be sold!
Winner need not be present to win
Dinner is $40.00 per person. Please consider an additional donation of $5 per dinner for our conservation fund. The dinner choices are:
Appetizer: Tortellini Alfredo with Green Salad with Vinaigrette dressing
- Breast of Chicken Francaise
- Baked Filet of Salmon with Herb Crust
- Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus
- Vegetarian Entrée
All meals will be served with Baked Stuffed Potatoes, and Rolls and Butter.
The evening’s dessert will be layer cake with fruit filling, served with coffee or tea.
You can purchase banquet tickets online through our Eventbrite site: https://cmtu-banquet2019.eventbrite.com
Reservations paid in advance will earn five free raffle tickets each at the banquet. Early reservations and confirmations in any form help the chef plan foods.
The banquet is always a great time. Whether you’re a long-time chapter member, a new member, or a friend, please join us for an evening of good fun, good food, good cheer, and lots of fish stories.
CMTU members please help us memorialize your fishing memories of the past by sending photos of your catches, smiles, fishing equipment, and any beautiful fishing scenery to Michael Malloy email address (email@example.com) by Oct 30th , he is putting together a streaming collage to be displayed at the CMTU annual dinner in November.