SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Lake Superior State University student chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its seventh annual banquet on March 22 and tickets are still available.
The event begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. in the LSSU Walker Cisler Center, with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple and should be reserved in advance to make sure enough food is available. Deadline is Tuesday, March 18.
The ticket price includes a whitefish and chicken cordon bleu dinner prepared by LSSU Food Service and a membership to Ducks Unlimited, one of the leading conservation groups in North America. At the banquet and in the days leading up to it, DU members are selling raffle tickets for a Wilderness Systems Commander 140 kayak and a Ruger American .243 with scope, and there will be many other raffle prizes and silent auctions at the banquet. Those who purchase a raffle ticket for the kayak will be entered into a DU state raffle where the top prize is a Yamaha utility task vehicle and more
Other Michigan universities have been home to Ducks Unlimited chapters in the past, but currently LSSU is the only active university chapter in the state. Grassroots events, such as local chapter banquets, are essential in spreading DU’s conservation message and telling members exactly how conservation efforts benefit them.
Financially, the banquets bring in unrestricted funds DU can use where the need is greatest. Proceeds from the banquet go to wetlands conservation. In Michigan, DU has spent more than $19 million on more than 1,400 projects, including more than 60 projects in Chippewa County that have created, enhanced or restored nearly 5,000 acres of wetlands habitat. The acreage includes several hundred acres in projects on public and private lands around the Munuscong Bay watershed.
For more information contact chapter president Jake Crawford, email@example.com; or co-advisors Prof. Jason Garvon, 635-2471, firstname.lastname@example.org and Tom Pink, 906-635-2315, email@example.com.