More than 130 chapter members and guests turned out for this year’s Annual Conservation Fundraising Banquet. Celebrating our chapter’s 49th year since its founding in 1971, the crowd was greeted with a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on, and were treated to recently-retired PFBC Executive Director John Arway’s presentation, “40 Years A Biologist.”
Matt Shenk did his usual fine job as auctioneer, working the crowd to get the best value for the 12 live auction items. We had a record offering of 13 guided and hosted fishing trips this year, with Dave Rothrock’s guided trip bringing in a record amount for our Door Prize Raffle.
Russ Collins was selected to receive the 2019 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award, and our ceremonial “Net” was passed on to Dennis Coffman by Rich DiStanislao after telling the crowd about his past year’s travels with the net, including a trip to Ireland.
All in all, it turned out to be a record year for both attendance and net income. We thank those volunteers who served on our Banquet Committee, as well as our sponsors and donors, and especially those who attended our banquet. Click here to see a few pics of the evening’s festivities.