HUNTING IS CONSERVATION
Denver Mile High Chapter 20th Annual Big Game Banquet
Saturday March 11, 2017 Timeline
4:30 pm: Doors open, check-in begins, greeters go to work, and all raffles selling
5:40 pm: Check in should be finished. Chairman, Auctioneer, and Emcee take the stage for opening comments
- Gun rack drawing takes place every 50 tickets sold
6:00 pm: National Anthem
6:05 pm: Invocation
6:15 pm: Dinner is served. Drawing corporate table sponsors
6:30 pm: Start drawings when sold-out/closed – Card, Medallion, Mug, CRED, Cash, Gun/Pistol Case raffles
6:55 pm: Pick of the Herd drawing
7:00 pm: Live auction begins
7:30 pm: Package 1 – 25 of the silent Auction closes. Youth Program ends
8:00 pm: Package 26 – 50 of the Silent Auction closes. Youth drawing for firearm and bow
8:15 pm: General raffle closes and we start pulling raffle winners. Announce General Bonus Raffle winners.
Packages 51 – xx of the Silent Auction Closes
9:00 pm: Redraw for any guns not claimed at Gun Board
10:00 pm: Live auction is finished
Draw Life/Sponsor (1 gun for every 5)
Progressive Bow Raffle/Progressive Rifle Raffle
Our Emcee for the banquet will be Scott Whatley from the 560AM KLZ radio show Sportsman of Colorado! Scott and his co-host, Red Merrell, will also be featuring a weekly interview about the RMEF each Saturday during the show which airs from 1:00-2:00pm! So tune in and learn more about the great outdoors, the RMEF, and more banquet details.
In addition, we’re really excited to have an Electronic Bidding System this year for our Silent Auction. All you need is your smartphone with text messaging and Internet access (a data plan). There’s no app to download. To participate, you need to contact Pam at (303) 913-0363 or PamRMEFDenver@gmail.com. Once registered, you’ll get a text message assigning you a bidder’s number and you’re all set. When the bidding starts, you’ll continue to get updates on the items you’re interested in. You’ll be able to enter bid amounts, set bid increments and maximums, look for items that don’t have any bids yet, and get notices when you’ve either been outbid or when you’re the item winner. It’s fun and it’s easy! This way you can relax and enjoy your meal, visit with your friends, or participate in other raffle activities without having to run back and forth checking the old paper bid sheets. Don’t have a smartphone? No problem at all – we’ll have Bid Assistants throughout the venue who can help you place bids.
The Westin is extending a special offer to our guests – room rates will be $119 / night, and can be reserved here.
Come enjoy good food, free beer (donated by Coors), and terrific fun in the company of others who, like you, are passionate about elk, are concerned about their future, and are doing something about it! It’s your turn to give something back ….. check back regularly for banquet updates.
Please note, due to facility commitments, we cannot accept applications for tickets received after March 7th, and meal tickets will not be available at the door. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Parker, Ticketing Chairperson, at (303) 913-0363 or via email at PamRMEFDenver@gmail.com. March 11th will be here before you know it and this looks like it will be another outstanding banquet. Reminder postcards will be sent and Invitation Letters should arrive shortly, but you don’t have to wait. Buy your tickets today!