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California waterfowl fundrasing events

06/14/13 -- California Waterfowl (CWA) supports and hosts a wide variety of events every month, such as banquets, camps, clean-ups, clinics, competitions, festivals, junior hunts, and shoots. You are encouraged to participate. Event flyers can be viewed or tickets can be purchased at the California Waterfowl website, and then by clicking on CWA Events Calendar.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 – Simi Valley Dinner
Held at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyon Drive, Simi Valley, CA. Cocktails 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $85 per person, $100 per couple, $40 per sprig, and $40 per life member. Contact Blair Summey at 805-501-7500, or Tom Homen at 209-606-7257 for information.

Monday, June 24, 2013 – Lincoln Hills Golf Scramble
Held at Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 1005 Sun City Lane, Lincoln, CA. Check-In 9:00 a.m., Shotgun Start 10:00 a.m. $125 per person, $500 per team of four and $100 hole sponsorship. Contact Mitch Oliver at 916-919-1912, or Scott Mueller at 916-275-1022 for more information.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Tracy Dinner
Held at Roberts-Union Farm Center, 4925 W. Howard Road, Stockton, CA. Hosted Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. $65 per person, $40 per life member and $40 per sprig. Contact Nick Mussi at 209-969-3333 for more information.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Atwater Dinner
Held at Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road, Atwater, CA. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $35 per person, $55 per couple, and $25 per sprig. Contact Don Knapp at 209-535-1302, or Daryl Wood at 209-628-6555 for more information.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 – Sporting Clay Fun Shoot and Barbeque
Held at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays, 1000 San Bruno Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA. Shoot Check-In 8:00 a.m. and Shoot Begins 9:00 a.m. $65 per shooter and $325 per squad of five. Contact Gene Souza at 510-914-1442, or Tom Homen at 209-606-7257 for more information.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – Arcadia Dinner
Held at Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $35 per person. Contact Jack Weleba at 626-446-9246, or Hoss Hamman at 626-272-3913 for more information.

Friday, July 12, 2013 – Gonzales Dinner
Held at Pessagno Winery, 1645 River Road, Salinas, CA. No Host Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:15 p.m. $65 per person, $40 per life member or spouse, and $50 per sprig. Contact Chris Vivit 831-214-9920, or Chuck LeLievre at 831-627-2474 for more information.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 – South Bay Steak and Quail Feed
Held at Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $80 per person, $120 per couple, $50 per sprig and $50 per life member. Contact Scott Cornelius 408-826-4782, or Brett Calhoun at 408-603-4889 for more information.

Thursday July 25, 2013 – North Coast Dinner
Held at 445 Herrick Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $65 per person, $105 per couple, $40 per sprig, and $40 per life member. Contact Tom Homen at 209-606-7257 for more information.

Friday, July 26, 2013 – Ukiah Dinner
Held at the Broiler Steakhouse, 8400 Uva Drive, Redwood Valley, CA 95470. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. $55 per person, $85 per couple, $40 per sprig, and $30 per life member. Contact Amy Taglio at 707-485 4868, or Tom Homen at 209-606-7257 for more information.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – Ripon Dinner
Held at the Ripon Community Center, 22 W. Fourth Street, Ripon, CA 95366. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $60 per person, $95 per couple, and $40 per youth. Contact Rob Nielsen at 209-606-7142 or Tom Homen at 209-606- 7257 for more information.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 – Bucks N’ Ducks Dinner
Held at 240 E. Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93535. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $60 per person, $100 per couple, $30 per youth, and $40 per life member. Contact Tom Homen at 209-606-7257, or Rodney Torres at 209-769-1088 for more information.

Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday August 4, 2013 – California Hunter Safety Class
Held at Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club, 4343 North Ashley Lane, Stockton, CA 95215. Class begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 class fee includes lunch on Saturday, a $10 lunch is available for Non-Participants. Contact Tim Davanis at 916-335-9604, or Don Giottonini at 209-464-4565 for more information.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – Inland Empire Dinner
Held at the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elk’s Lodge #2591, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $60 per person, $95 per couple, $35 per sprig, and $35 per life member. Contact Tom Homen at 209-606-3242, or Robby Robinson at 951-672-3242 for more information.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – Santa Margarita River Banquet
Held at Vista Elk’s Lodge, 1947 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $55 per person, $80 per couple, and $40 per youth. Contact Justin Wilson at 847-445-2776, or Tim Davanis at 916-335-9604 for more information.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 – Sonoma/Marin Pig Feed
Held at Penngrove Park, 11800 Main Street, Penngrove, CA 94951.Event time 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lunch served 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. $40 per person, $20 Per sprig, free for 9 and under. Contact Time Davanis at 916-336-9604, or Ashley Colclough at 415-892-6610 for more information.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 – Watsonville Dinner
Held at Kennedy Youth Center, 2401 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA. Hosted Bar 5:30 p.m. and Dinner 7:30 p.m. $75 per person, $50 per life member, and $40 per sprig. Contact Carolyn Agard at 831-479-1444 for more information.

Friday, August 23, 2013 – Blackhawk Dinner
Held at the Behring Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $115 per person, $75 per sprig. Contact Darren Solaro at 916-275-5143, or Mark Bittner at 925-354-4745 for more information.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 – Imperial Valley Dove Dinner
Held at Elk’s Lodge, 161 Plaza Street, Brawley, CA 92227. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $30 per person. Contact Tom at 209-606-7257 for more information.

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