The Charles E. Bechtel Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 35th Anniversary Sportsmen and Conservation Banquet on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Crown Plaza, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, PA beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Although this is a new location, the evening will still feature live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable’s.

According to Trygve Kleppinger, individual membership and dinner tickets are $60. There is also an optional family membership package for $90 which includes two dinners. Additional family dinners are available at $30 each, Youth membership and dinner, $20. Banquet, Conservation and Sustaining sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500 and $1,000 respectively.

Sponsor contributions received by Sept. 9th will be listed in the banquet program.

For more information on the banquet and/or tickets contact Kleppinger at 610-478-4500 or by E-mail: .

As with all RGS fundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at:

Logo courtesy of the Ruffed Grouse Society

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