suterA sold out crowd attended the 30th Annual Colorado Chapter of SCI’s dinner March 12th at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs. The room was decorated with various taxidermy and a lively setting was perfect for the members and guests to enjoy a good dinner and conversation with friends, new and old.

Chapter President Doyle Worbington and the entire board of directors put on another stellar show for the attendees and more than $150,000 was raised for the continued efforts of the chapter that support conservation, education and humanitarian projects in the area. Auctioneer Darrell Neu did what he does best and kept the bidding at an all time high.

The Colorado Chapter was pleased to announce Dr. Scott Suter as the 2011 Chapter Member of the year. He and his wife Kim and their three children attended the dinner and accepted the award as a family. Scott didn’t have a clue that he was in the running and the family kept it a secret until the announcement was made. Thanks to Dr. Suter for all he does for our chapter and for SCI nationally.

Dr. Scott Suter, His wife Kim and children Bryce, Landon and Rachel
Army wounded warrior and amputee Brandon Rethmel was recognised and a Colorado Deer hunt was given to him by 2005 Chapter member of the year Kent Stevinson and J&D Outfitters and an addtional hunt was auctioned off and purchased by Dr. Suter to go with Brandon in the fall. The money raised from the hunt will be donated to Life Quest Transitions: a wounded warrior empowerment program in Colorado Springs.
The dinner culminated with the raffle drawings and the winners are:

Colorado Moose License – Ivan Suppes, Otis, KS
Colorado Statewide Deer License- Samuel Chambers, Glenwood Springs, CO
Kimber Rifle – Clyde Blunt, Westminster, CO
Swarovski Binoculars – Dominique Chavanon Colorado Springs, CO
Gun Safe – Leisa Egbert, Colorado Springs, CO
Super Bonus Drawing:
Gun – Kent Stevinson, Littleton, CO
Cash – Jamie Worbington, Peyton, CO
Indy Car Experience – Jamie Worbington, Peyton, CO
Bonus Drawing:
Gun – Leisa Egbert, Colorado Springs, CO
Pheasant Hunt/Gun – Darren Sharp, Colorado Springs, CO
Cash – Craig Egbert, Woodland Park, CO
New Member Shotgun – Dan Mersman, Colorado Springs, CO
Lady Pistol w/purse’s – Robin Wininger, Colorado Springs, CO
Money Jug – Gary Kistler, Ft. Collins, CO
Reverse Bingo Kimber Pistol- Brian Braaten, Colorado Springs, CO
Dart Game:
Gun – Melvin Feyh, Coal Creek, CO
$50 Gift Card – Mike Ferguson, Colorado Springs, CO
High-Low Game:
Gun – Caryl Feyh, Coal Creek, CO
$50 Gift Card – Mike Ferguson, Colorado Springs CO
Kerplunk Game:
Gun – Colton Barton, Peyton, CO
Print- Tim Szymczak, Colorado Springs, CO
$50 Gift Card – Charity Anderson, Peyton, CO

A special THANKS goes out to all who attended and those that bought raffle tickets and continue to support our chapter. March 10, 2012 is the date of our next auction and dinner, so plan now to attend!