The Flycasters will kick off 2016 with its Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, 2016, our biggest social event of the year. Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for the festivities starting at 5:00 PM (30 minutes earlier than last year) at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.

After greeting your friends, you will have the opportunity to view over 120 wonderful and unique prizes available via raffle or silent auction, including fly rods and reels, restaurant certificates, gift baskets, and exciting top-rated lodges. Prior to the banquet, you will want to view the complete Prize List which is posted on the Flycasters web site under the File Sharing menu (upper right) select the 2016 Conservation Fundraiser to view all three prize lists - Silent Auction - Bucket Raffle - Helios 2 Rod donated by Orvis of Santana Row ” The list is updated as donations come in so check it regularly!

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After a delicious buffet dinner, our guest speaker, Anders Halverson, author of the award winning book, “An Entirely Synthetic Fish”,   will provde a fascinating and entertaining presentation.    The awards ceremony will then honor those who have offered exceptional service to the club during the past year and the passing of the gavel on to our 2016 President, Diana Ross. Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.

So don’t hesitate to bring your non-fishing friend or spouse to this fun occasion! And remember, all proceeds benefit the Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fund towards fisheries conservation for Steelhead restoration efforts in the Bay Area and fisheries throughout the state.

You won’t want to miss this once a year event, so buy your ticket now, as tickets are limited. As an added incentive, if you and another sign up together by December 31, you will receive 20 free raffle tickets. Banquet tickets are just $45 per person.

To buy your tickets, go to the Meetings tab above and select Online Store, then select the number of tickets and, using PayPal, make your payment. Flycasters members can also buy tickets by completing the reservation form found in the Flylines and either send the form with your check , or buy your tickets at the November 11th , December 9th or January 13th club meeting.

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