The Arkansas White River Trout Unlimited Chapter 698 has ambitious fundraising goals this year and is reaching out to the angling community for support. Their chapter banquet is a fun-filled evening that includes food, games of chance, raffles and an auction. It is set for Saturday, February 10th, 2018 in Mountain Home, AR. Tickets, along with details are available online.
In addition to banquet night, Chapter 698 is currently selling chances to win an awesome Sage X fly rod, complete with high-end Sage reel and Rio fly line. This package has an apprx. retail value of $1600. Tickets are $10 each. If 200 tickets are sold by Feb 10th, the drawing will be held at the banquet. If not, 300 tickets will be sold before the drawing is done.
Banquet and raffle tickets can be purchased online, through Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher and at the January TU member meeting.
Tickets will also be available during Dally’s Streamer LoveFest on January 27th.
MORE ABOUT THE AUCTION
One of the auction items is a unique opportunity to experience marksmanship training with MSG (Ret) CJ Dugan. Master Sergeant CJ Dugan is a retired and highly decorated Green Beret who now advises and teaches courses based on the experiences of his 20-year career. His awards are as follows: Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutists Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Combat Infantry Badge, Sapper Tab, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Army Service Ribbon, Non-Commissioned Officer Ribbon (3), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (3), Army Accommodation Medal (4), Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (4) with Valor Device, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal (4) with Valor Device.
MSG Dugan regularly charges $1600 for this course, and it has earned much more than that at other auctions to which he has donated. Our chapter volunteers will provide proxy bidding.
You may call 870-435-6166 by February 8th to leave a bid request if you cannot make it to the event.