2017 Holiday Conservation Banquet

The highlight of your social season, the Kiap-TU-Wish Holiday Conservation Banquet, is set for Thursday, December 7, 2017. We, the Banquet Committee, are committed to providing you with an enlightening and entertaining evening while helping the Chapter continue its groundbreaking conservation and restoration work.
— The Banquet Committee

Featured Speaker
Our featured speaker for the evening is Dean Hansen, PhD, the most enthusiastic aquatic invertebrate guy you’ll ever have the pleasure of witnessing. Lest you think a presentation on creepy crawlies is gross, or worse, boring, be aware that Dean has been enthralling audiences from grade school students to highly educated professionals for decades. You will be amazed.

Silent Auction & Raffle Items
We will have a multitude of items in our silent auction and some absolutely fabulous items in our two-tiered bucket raffles, such as: a Paul Johnson fly box loaded with exquisite patterns, a float trip for smallmouth bass with Hayward Fly Fishing, a gourmet lunch and access to the Lower Kinnickinnic, a Driftless Area trout fishing excursion hosted by Duke Welter, a musky fly fishing trip with the renowned Gabe Schubert. PLUS, a raffle for a Yeti cooler at $10 a ticket and a chance at a revered Dave Norling cane rod, for which there are only 100 tickets priced at $20!!!

Auction & Raffle Donations
Regarding our silent auction, we are particularly interested in receiving your contributions of tackle, as well as fly tying tools and materials. We are eagerly anticipating your donations, any and all. Your much-appreciated donations may be dropped off immediately and up until December 2 at Lund’s Fly Shop in River Falls, Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop in St. Paul, or Mend Provisions in Minneapolis. Please help us; your donations help ensure our continued progress on local streams as well as our ultra successful Trout in the Classroom programs.

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:30pm Social Hour
7:00pm Dinner & Program
8:15pm Dean Hansen
9:15pm Final Bidding

WHERE: Lake Elmo Event Center
3712 Layton Ave, Lake Elmo MN

MENU: *Forest Blend Salad: mesclun greens, blueberries, apricots, candied walnuts, maple vinaigrette
*Entree Choices: braised short ribs on a bed of polenta; salmon ravida with fresh herbs; or Montrachet Chicken stuffed with asparagus, roasted tomato and goat cheese with a red pepper cream sauce
*Sautéed vegetable medley
*Rosemary roasted red potatoes

PRICE: $49 per person

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Monday, December 4, 5:00 PM
Register by phone: Lund’s Fly Shop: 715-425-2415
Alwin Residence: 651-739-3150
Register on-line: 2017kiapbanquet.splashthat.com
Note that if you register for more than yourself online be sure to scroll to bottom of registration and follow the simple prompts to register a guest or guests.

Can’t attend the banquet? Buy a raffle ticket instead!
Kiap-TU-Wish is raffling off two items at this year’s Conservation Banquet on December 7. Raffle tickets for the items can be purchased in advance and attendance at the banquet is not required to win. To buy tickets, contact Tom Schnadt: 651-245-5163 /thschnad@hotmail.com.

Norling Bamboo Rod
5-wt, 7′-6″ rod with two tips, agate guides,
rod sock & aluminum travel tube.
100 tickets at $20 each.
Retail value $1000

Tundra Yeti Cooler

65 gallon
100 tickets at $10 each.
Retail value $450

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