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2011 Sportsman’s Night Out :: Thanks For All The Support

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Saturday, September 24th’s event was a wonderful success.  Thank you all for coming.  Here are a few of the photos from that evening.


 You can view a slideshow here.


We’ll be at the Bridgeport Fire Dept. this Thursday to Sell Tickets

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Don’t forget that you need to purchase your tickets to the Sportsman’s Night Out by September 20th. We’ll be out at the Bridgeport Fire Department this Thursday, September 15th to sell tickets. So come on by, park in the back of the building and come through the back door. We’ll be there.

$35 per ticket will get you in the door, entered into a raffle, and tons of food and drink. More information is here.

Sportsman’s Night Out Event Planned for Saturday, Sept 24th.

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Nothing But Raffles All Night Long!

Men ~ Women ~ Sporting Youth ~ All Are Welcome!


Guns ♦ Fishing Gear ♦ Turkey Gear ♦

Waterfowl Gear ♦ Deer Hunting Gear ♦ More


Chittenango Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is proud to be sponsoring a Sportsman’s Night Out Event this year. $35 per person includes food, beer, soda, and a chance at the attendance raffle. Wear Camo or Blaze Orange for a chance to be entered into a FREE GUN RAFFLE.

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Bridgeport Fire Department, Route 31, Bridgeport, NY. 13030

Contact Your Chittenango DU Rep for tickets at 687-7300 



Tickets Are Limited! Reserve Them Now! Reservation Deadline is September 20th!

Curious as to what you can expect? Besides beer, good food (we’re looking to have hot, top round sandwiches from a cutting station), soda, and entry into a raffle (probably gun) for just showing up you can expect some of the following:

  • Free raffle entry into a gun raffle for just wearing camo or blaze orange.
  • Super Bonus Raffle package.
  • Big Dog Raffle.
  • Two Gun Raffle, a chance to win one of two guns.
  • Winner Take All Raffle where the winner gets the whole table of items.
  • Blitz Raffle – A walk around raffle where the items will appeal to every form of outdoors men.
  • Tiered Raffle – A raffle where you get to choose where your ticket(s) goes. Dump them into one item to increase your chances or spread them around.
  • Dice Raffle – Buy-in to roll the dice. Your roll will get you that number of tickets.

Past attendees to our events should find a card coming to them in their mail soon. Remember to reserve the date.

Thanks to All Who Came or Supported Our 2010 DU Banquet

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Our Seventh Annual Banquet. Thanks to all who support our efforts on behalf of the ducks and the wetland habitats.

The banquet for 2010 has come and went.  It was our seventh in a line of fund raising banquets on behalf of Ducks Unlimited.

We had a lot of fun on Saturday.  Live auction, games, raffles, silent auction, and good food at the Whitetail were some of the reasons that brought people out.  But the biggest reason as our auctioneer, Brian Resseguie, likes to say is “we do this for the ducks.”  (This is usually said just before he works the crowd to raise the last bid on an item. “It’s not where we start in the bidding, it’s where we end up that counts.”)


A Museum Quality Duck Diorama Built as a Coffee Table. Sorry about the image quality

Even with the ducks in mind, Saturday night’s event did have some wonderful bargains and one of a kind items up for auction and on the raffle tables.  Items that would have gone for much more went for a steal at our event.  It’s one of the reasons for the success of our chapter’s dinners.  Everyone who comes through the door stands a good chance of leaving with something worthwhile.  A raffle item of some worth.  An auction item that didn’t require a raid on your savings account.  Or a door prize that you’re not embarrassed to show off.

A beautiful horse print at the silent auction table.

Our dinners are not possible without the support of local businesses and people in the community.  Because of that I’d like to offer a roll call of those who contributed to our fund raising efforts.  The people and businesses below have our gratitude.  Because of their efforts on behalf of Chittenango Creek Chapter and Ducks Unlimited we hope that you consider them the next time you have a choice to make when looking for goods and services.

Voss Signs ~ Providing All Your Signage Needs

Parkway Pizza ~ 332 Costello Parkway, Minoa, NY.

Raimondo Bros. Inc. ~ Top Soil, Firewood, Driveway Stone, Snow Removal, & More

Wild Birds Unlimited ~ 314 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY

Rainbow & Rainbow Gun Associates ~ Chittenango ~ (315) 687.3550

Buyea’s True Value ~ 131 Albany Street, Cazenovia

Thomas F. Kozlowsky, DDS ~ 7 Mill Street, Cazenovia

Amy Burnell, Realtor ~ HUNT Real Estate ERA, Fayetteville

Herb Phillipson’s ~ Outfitters For The Great Outdoors

Kim’s Cicero Family Diner ~ 8319 Brewerton Rd., Cicero

Sullivan Free Library ~ 101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango (thanks for putting up w/ our meetings)

Jerry Hook ~ Photographer and Contributor of the “Snowy Owl” Photograph

Jeff Becker ~ Donated the Hen Black Decoy

Brian Resseguie ~ Auctioneer

The Whitetail at Woodcrest Golf Club ~ Cheese Factory Rd., Cazenovia

Read more…

What Does Your Donation Do at Ducks Unlimited?

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

A breakdown of where your dollar goes when you give to Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is an extremely efficient charity.  Charity Navigator’s site follows where the cash goes when you donate to Ducks Unlimited. It breaks down as follows:

  • Program Expenses = 88.6% ~ This is the meat & potatoes of DU, the wetland conservation and the other programs used to study & assist migratory birds.
  • Administrative Expense = 1.7% ~ The cost to pay DU’s scientists, maintain offices, etc.
  • Fundraising Expenses = 9.5% ~ The cost for chapter’s to run banquets, sell raffle tickets, purchase items, etc.
  • Fundraising Efficiency = $0.09 ~ I know this is a good number but don’t ask me to explain it.  Basically we spend only nine cents to raise a dollar.
  • Efficiency Rating = 38.86 ~ This is a great number and helps to give DU Four out of Four stars.

(Note: The graph to the left looks to have been created some time ago and does not reflect the current numbers.  It is, however, nice to know that efficiency with your dollar is a trend that’s been going on for a long time at Ducks Unlimited.)

The Chittenango Creek Chapter of DU has been noted for having high effieciencies when it comes to our fundraising efforts.  And although we like the kudos when it comes to that, it’s just as important for our fund raising events to be fun.

Mark Your Calendars :: Chittenango Creek Chapter of DU is Holding Their Annual Banquet on Saturday, September 25th

August 5, 2010 Leave a comment

The Committee Members of our chapter are busy from now until the date of our banquet, Saturday – September 25th.  Every week we are meeting and making plans.  Invitation lists, vendor catalogs, game options, and more are being studied and tweaked.  Our plan is to make 2010 one of our best banquet years ever.

The night will start with registration, finger foods, and a cash bar at 6:00 PM.  Dinner and events will be from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Prices are as follows:

  • Green Wing ~ $35
  • Single ~ $50
  • Couple ~ $70

If you are on the invitation list you will get an Early Bird Package.  The package will include a form to purchase raffle tickets early at a discounted rate.  Early registration will also allow you to breeze past our sign-up table quickly and to move onto the games and the social mingling.

Not sure if you’re on the invitation list?  Please send me your contact information, including phone number to ducky9658 at gmail period com.

For directions to our event location, The Woodcrest Golf Club, visit our banquet page here.