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California Waterfowl Fundraising Events

07/26/113 -- 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.

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 Lancaster 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 209-606-7257or 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.

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Ruth and John, Sanoma CWA Chapter event.

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 & Under. Contact Tim 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.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 – Coon Creek Shoot and Barbeque
Held at Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club, 5393 Waltz Road, Lincoln, CA. Shoot Check In 8:00 a.m. and Shoot Begins 9:00 a.m. $75 per Shooter, $375 per Squad of Five and $20 for Lunch Only. Contact Tim Davanis at 916-335-9604 or Dan Haugh at 916-871-9000 for 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.

Friday, September 6, 2013 – Chowchilla Banquet
Held at Franesi’s Steakhouse, 230 East Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla, CA. No Host Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $50 per Person, $80 per Couple, $25 per Life Member and $35 per Sprig. Contact Matt Zimmer at 559-665-2258 or Don Knapp at 209-725-3445 for more information.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Sacramento Wild Game Feed
Held at Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. $70 per Person, $110 per Couple, $50 per Life Member and $50 per Sprig. Contact Mitch Oliver at 916-919-1912 for more information.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 – Central Coast Sportsman’s Night
Held at Paso Robles Fairgrounds, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA. Cocktails and Scoring at 4:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. $65 per Person. Contact Darren Solaro at 916-275-5143 or Dan Salas at 805-748-0728 for more information.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 – Tulelake Opening Day Hunter’s Party
Held at Merrill Civic Center, 2nd Street, Merrill, OR. Cocktails 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. $35 per Person and $20 per Sprig. Contact Dan Haugh at 916-871-9000 for more information.

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2012 Solano CWA Chapter event.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 – Solano Rib Feed
Held at Pena Adobe Park, Vacaville, CA. Event Time 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. $50 per Person, $30 per Kids ages 10-17 and FREE to kids ages 9 & Under. Contact Randall Brown at 707-864-6719 for more information.

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Fall River CWA Chapter event.

Friday, October 11, 2013 – Inter Mountain Banquet
Held at Inter Mountain Fairgrounds, 44218 A Street, McArthur, CA. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $60 per Person, $40 per Life Member, $85 per Couple and $35 per Sprig. Contact Jerry Dunkle at 530-722-7270 or Jason Warnock at 530-941-1042 for more information.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Chester/Lake Almanor / Westwood / Susanville Banquet
Held at Almanor Recreation Center, 450 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester, CA. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $50 per Person, $75 per Couple, $35 per Sprig, and $35 per Life Member and Spouse. Contact Kelly Sanders at 530-310-4112 for more information.

Friday, October 25, 2013 – Los Banos Banquet
Held at Los Banos Fairgrounds, 4th and F Street, Los Banos, CA. Hosted Bar 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. $45 per Person. Contact Veronica, Diane or Jessica at 209-826-5188 or Tom Homen at 209-606-7257 for more information.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – Butte City Glenn Dinner
Held at the Glenn Pheasant Hall, 2.3 Miles North of Four Corners on Hwy. 45. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $40 per Person. Contact Darren Solaro at 916-275-5143 for more information.

Friday, November 15, 2013 – Woodland Banquet
Held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. $65 per Person, $40 per Sprig, and $40 per Life Member. Contact Aaron and Lori Carrion at 530-662-2530 for more information.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 – Chico “Fall Harvest” Banquet
Held at the Chico Masonic Family Center, CA. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., Sprig Program at 5:45 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m. $75 per Person, $40 per Sprig, $110 per Couple and $55 per Life Member. Contact Kurt Steindorf at 530-891-0772 or D.C. Felciano at 530-824-8445 for more information.

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