The annual dinner is one of CFFU's few money raising events. Donations of equipment and supplies for raffles, auctions and door prizes are received from supporters of CFFU's objective -- to promote increase awareness and participation in the art of fly fishing and preservation of our resources.
The CFFU 2019 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser was held at the California Auto Museum in November. Although the dinner officially starts at 3:30, members can come early to browse the auto displays. At the Welcome Table, Carl Lang will greet all our members and guests and hands out name badges. Betty Pfeifer will provide an amazing spread of complementary appetizers and Tim Au-Young will have the no-host bar open. Rich and Jim Berdan sell raffle tickets under the pop-up tent. You can buy raffle tickets and start bidding on the silent auction items immediately.
Dress is casual. Men traditionally wear anything from nice fishing shirts and good jeans to suits. Women wear anything from nice jeans to dresses. Bring a sweater or light jacket. Although the museum is a warehouse you would never know it! Meloney Welborn coordinates the table decorations. Ken Davis displays the CFFU Year in Review slide show on the big screen. The side room and stage are filled with raffle and silent auction items. The terrific committee transforms the warehouse area into a warm inviting room, full of holiday spirit!
Buffet style dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. It includes tri-tip, chicken, roasted potatoes, salad, rolls, seasonal vegetables, cooked onsite and served by the Buckhorn staff (a vegetarian option is available). Coffee and cake follow for dessert. Rob Scafe is our emcee and professional auctioneer Justin Trick runs our live auction.
Come any time after 10 a.m.to browse the auto museum
3:30 p.m.: Pick up Name tags at the Welcome Table
No-host bar is open
4:30 p.m.: Phase one of silent auction closes
5:30 p.m.: Phase two of silent auction closes
6:00 p.m.: Dinner is served
6:45 p.m.: Coffee and dessert
7:00 p.m.: Phase three of silent auction and all raffles close
7:15 p.m.: Message from our President
7:30 p.m.: Live Auction
8:15 p.m.: Maxi raffle buckets
8:30 p.m.: Pay and pick up all silent auction and live auction items
A huge thanks goes to our dinner committee who works hard to make this event a success: Brandi and Arthur Herron, Sandy and Rich Wilson, Anita Scuri, Meloney Welborn, Carl Lang, Sheila Cavanaugh, Lona Banks, Mary Ellen Mueller, Dave Lentz, Jim Walker, Ken Davis, Tim Au-Young, Betty and Keith Pfeifer, Jim Berdan, Justin Trick, Julie Kaye, Paul and Lori Wisheropp, Rob Scafe, Mary and Michael Wall, Rich Kendall, Chuck Honeycutt and Mike Williams.
I hope to see you there! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me.
Annual Dinner Chair
Date: TBA (spring 2020
Location: California Auto Museum
2200 Front Street, Sacramento
Contact: Laurie Banks, (916) 709-1309
Buy Tickets Online
Purchase your dinner tickets online with Pay Pal. Please provide attendees names so a badge can be prepared.
Please donate or procure donations for CFFU's only fundraiser. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations should be given to Laurie Banks. We would appreciate receiving donations at least a month before the dinner if possible. Donation Letter
You can help benefit the cause by donating something you own or made, asking businesses to donate goods or services, putting together a gift basket, or choose any other imaginative idea. Please bring your donations to the general meeting, or mail them to Laurie Banks, 2443 Fair Oaks Blvd #209, Sacramento, CA 95825, or call me to arrange a pick-up. If you cannot attend, please consider making an online donation to the Annual Dinner.
VIP Sponsors, 2017
Fly Fishing Specialties - 6360 Tupelo Dr., Citrus Heights, CA 95610, (916) 722-1055
Kiene's Fly Shop - 2654 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821, (916) 486-9958
L3 Rods- Citrus Heights, CA, (916) 962-0616 or (916) 601-7853 cell/text
Scribner Bend Winery - 9051 River Road, Sacramento, CA 95832, (916) 744-1803
CFFU Members who Contributed, 2017
Special thanks to the following for their generous donations: