The Charles E. Bechtel Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 36th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen Banquet on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Crown Plaza, 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

According to Trygve Kleppinger, individual membership and dinner tickets are $60; membership and spouse package which includes two dinners are $90, and Junior membership and dinner tickets are $30. Banquet, Conservation, Sustaining and Gold sponsorship packages are also available at $275, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 respectively.  (Tickets purchased by August 26, will be available for the early bird door prize).

And, in the spirit of the outdoors, youngsters under the age of 16 who recently took and passed a hunter education course and/or women who have participated in a recent Outdoors Women program, and can verify same; will receive a complimentary dinner ticket when accompanied by a paying adult.

As is the custom at this event, the evening will feature live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectable’s.

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 North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife.  RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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


Logo courtesy Ruffed Grouse Society

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