Wine and Waders this Sunday: Support TU in Eugene

Annual Trout Unlimited Fundraising event this Sunday: Wine and Waders

Please join us this Sunday February 22nd for the annual fundraising auction for Trout Unlimited Chapter 678. The event takes place at Territorial Vineyards, 907 W 3rd Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 684-9463 from 12pm-4pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

Auction and raffle: Get a great deal and support wild fisheries conservation. Come by and bid on our amazing lineup of auction items, including:
-Genuine Bellinger 4-weight bamboo fly rod
-OutCast Fish Cat 4 pontoon float tube
-Guided trips, fly fishing for salmon and trout
-Lodging at local luxury inns
-Expert-tied flies from local gurus
-Fly tying equipment and more!

The silent auction closes at 2:30pm and we’ll have an oral auction and raffle at 3pm.

Food and drink: Territorial Vineyards makes some of the best Pinot in the Willamette Valley and it will be available for purchase.

In the past, TU members have brought potluck appetizers to this event. Please feel free to bring something, but it is not required. In addition, Karl Mueller will be grilling up some serious bratwurst sandwiches for a $3 suggested donation.

Support local fisheries conservation: This is our chapter’s primary fundraiser for the year. We do not receive financial support from the National TU organization, and other fundraisers like our McKenzie River Two-Fly Tournament primarily go toward habitat restoration. This event funds our chapter’s operating budget for all of 2009.

Even if you’re new to the Trout Unlimited, please come to the event, talk to our chapter officers about our priorities, projects and goals for 2009, and enjoy an afternoon with fellow conservationists and anglers.

Special thanks to our generous contributors, including:
Bellinger Fly Rods
The Caddis Fly Shop
Homewaters Fly Shop
Hareline Dubbin
Eagle Rock Lodge
Jay Nicholas
Mike Brooks
Rob Russell
Wayne’s Garage
The Mule and Brent Ross!
And everyone else who has volunteered products and time!

Email me if you’re interested in bringing any items to the potluck or auction, or have any questions.

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