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    The Greater Upper Valley chapter (#226) is an educational, charitable organization covering a wide geographic area of Vermont and adjacent New Hampshire. Chapter members meet regularly throughout the year, mixing food, fun and fishing with educational programs and conservation projects.

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Less than a month to Banquet – Get your tickets now before they are sold out!!!

The April 21st banquet is fast approaching and we have only 50 tickets left.  Buy yours today, or miss out on a great night of fun, food and prizes.

Tickets available at Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon, or by contacting us (802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net).



2013 Banquet Invitation

Sunday, April 21, 2013        4:00 to 8:00 PM
Bucket Raffles, Silent Auction & Cash Bar  —  3 Entrée Buffet Dinner — Speaker, author John Ross — Live Auction/Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

Hotel Coolidge, 39 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Ticket Information:  

$30/person – Kids 12 & under FREE

For ordering information contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Tickets also available at:    Upper Valley Outfitters, 69 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH

Grand Prize Raffle tickets available NOW!!!  Contact us to get your’s today

Scott G Series Rod – 8’4″, 5-Wt., 5-piece – features the words “Trout Unlimited, Since 1959” handwritten on the blank (this rod was handmade in Montrose, Colorado and comes with Scott’s Lifetime Warranty);  PLUS…

Abel TR2 Reel, the epitome of a classic trout reel made in the USA, featuring pawl click drag in a traditional gloss black finish with an imprinted TU logo in white;  AND…

Orvis 5 weight Wonderline, leader and fly — a complete outfit!!!

We’ve even thrown in a Scott baseball cap for you to wear while fishing this beauty on your favorite local trout stream.

Retail value of this grand prize is more than $1,000 — Buy as many raffle tickets as you like!!!  Contact us today.

Can’t Attend?  But still interested in supporting G.U.V. TU?

Make a donation or buy ad space in the banquet program!

Cash donations will be used to cover room and food expenses.

Ads in the program are:    $25 for a business card, $50 for 1/4 page, $100 for 1/2 page, and $150 for a full page ad.

Contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Thank you for your generous support!!!

Banquet a Success!!!

The 2011 GUVTU banquet on April 17 was quite a success, thanks in large part to all of the businesses and people that donated items as well as those in attendance who were generous with their support and bidding on those items.  Thank you all!!!

Proceeds from the event will be used to support our chapter’s conservation efforts, educational initiatives and restoration activities within our Vermont and New Hampshire territories.  We had 90 people in attendance and raised roughly $6,000 at this year’s banquet. 

A big thank you also goes out to our host, the Hotel Coolidge!  For more pics and info., see the BANQUET page (tab at top of page).

Banquet is April 17

2011  Banquet



Hotel Coolidge, WRJ, VT


Sunday, April 17, 2011 (doors open at 4:00 PM)

$25 ticket gets you in the door and dinner.  Tickets are available for sale at Hanover Outdoors, or contact us directly. 

-4:00 Doors Open for Social Hour-
Auction/Raffle Prize Review.
Cash Bar Open.
Bidding on Silent Auction Items, Bucket and Major Raffle Tickets Available.
-5:30 Dinner Served, Including-
Pasta, Sauce, Salad, ItalianStyle Bread, Coffee and Dessert. (Vegy and non-pasta options available by request.)
Live Auction takes place, silent auctions and bucket raffles close.
Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Drawing (JW Outfitter’s San Juan Pontoon Boat — tickets just $3, available at Hanover Outdoors)
-8:00 Event Over-

We have roughly $10,000 worth of donated items, including:

Numerous fishing trips (saltwater, freshwater, float trips etc.); Adirondack table and chairs; complete fly rod outfits (with reels and lines); Red Bird XC skis; Tom Tom 730; 14 K gold Brook trout pin; Sherpani women’s bag; IBEX clothing; Patagonia fishing shirts; HOP tickets; Northern Stage tickets; Simon Pearce bowl; flies… lots of flies and fly boxes; gift certificates from local restaurants (such as Common Man, Hanover Inn, Prince & Pauper etc.) and donations from other area businesses (such as Main St. Kitchens, Michael’s TV, Billings Farm etc.); and much, much more!

Such as?  18 holes for 2 at Eastman Golf Links and a case of beer from the Norwich Inn.  Gift cards from Mountain Khaki pants.  Overnight stays at the Quechee Inn and the Hotel Coolidge.

GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!  We printed 120 tickets and last time we sold out.

Banquet Success!

Sunday night was incredible–I am personally very grateful for the generosity of our hotelier, speaker, auctioneer, donors, attendees, and volunteers. Outstanding work and support! I am also officially astonished by the generosity of those in attendance during these trying times. The gross receipts for the banquet exceed $11,000 and the net proceeds should exceed $8500 after all of the bills are paid. But more importantly, I’ve heard from many folks how much fun everyone had, how meaningful this event is (and was) to them, and thanks for the opportunity enjoy some entertainment, pick up some fabulous items, and support the Chapter. More details on the banquet tab. On behalf of everyone that attended…THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Next: putting those conservation dollars to work and doing some fishing.

See you mid-stream!

Last Call for Banquet Tickets!

The Banquet Committee has been bowled over by the response we have received thus far for the Banquet this coming Sunday, April 19th–there are just a handful of tickets left now and when they’re gone, they’re gone!  (I’m starting to feel like Willie Wonka handing out the Golden Tickets.) 
The staff and owners of Hanover Outdoors have graciously offered their time and effort to manage many of the ticket sales so far, and to be sure we don’t oversell, all remaining tickets are being held for sale at Hanover Outdoors in Hanover, NH.  We ask that you please not tie up their phone lines, however, but rather STOP BY IN PERSON to purchase Banquet and Grand Prize Raffle tickets.  Please bring a checkbook or cash as they cannot process these transactions through their credit card system.
Thank you everyone and see you Sunday!