46The Colorado Chapter of SCI held its annual dinner and fun-draiser on March 14 with a fantastic crowd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs.

Pictured is Roger Grace who was chosen as the 2009 Chapter Member of the Year. Colorado Chapter Vice President, Brett Axton was also honored by a surprise announcement and award as the Board Member of the Year.

In spite of the tough economy, this event raised over $100,000 for the second year in a row for conservation, education and humanitarian projects in Colorado. SCI keeps 70% of the money to be used locally and the other 30% is sent to SCI National to be used for projects in the US and around the world.

The big winners of the evening were the attendees, but some folks bought raffle tickets for the Colorado Moose license, a Franchi Over and Under Shotgun and a Remington .300 Ultra Mag rifle, and the Great Gun Safe Give-away donated by Bob Roark and the RJS Group valued at more than $7000.

Here are the winners of the raffles:

Armand Labrucherle from Morgan Hill, California

Vern Elder from Littleton, Colorado

Jim Hansen of Colorado Springs, Colorado

George Hess from Colorado Springs won the Gun Safe and 5 Guns donated by SCI Chapter Board Member Bob Roark.

Since we had over 30 guns that were given away, auctioned off or raffled, we will update the website to list the winners of the trips and the guns the week of March 16.
Thanks to everyone that attended and if you are not a member of SCI you can click on the Join SCI button at the top and download a membership application and fill it out and send it to us and we will get you set with a chapter membership as well as a national membership and the cost is only $85 for the year. If you are already a national member and want to be a part of the best chapter in the state, fill it out and return it with $30. You can fax the application or mail it. (Fax to 719-630-3329)

Put March 13, 2010 on your calendar now for next year’s dinner!

A big thanks goes out to the volunteers, board members and their spouses for all of the work that it takes to put on a successful banquet. If you would like to get involved on the board, or for conservation projects, call Doyle Worbington at 719-661-3709 or Herb Barton 719-633-1130.