Thursday, August 16, 2012
Quail organization invites supporters to annual banquet
The seventh Annual Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever fundraising banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Sportsman's Country Club in Oklahoma City. Quail Forever, a non-profit habitat conservation organization, was founded in 2005 as part of Pheasants Forever in response to the continuing decline of quail populations locally and throughout their natural range, working hand in hand with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma State University research biologists.
Membership dinner tickets are $55, spouse tickets are $30, and tickets for youth under 16 years of age are $15. This price includes dinner, a year's membership, a subscription to the Quail Forever Journal and a Quail Forever decal. Chapter sponsorships are available for as little as $250 as well as corporate sponsorships that include membership, dinner tickets and event recognition, and promotional opportunities via website and e-mail depending upon the level of sponsorship. Sponsorship information can be found by logging on to centralokquailforever.org.
"Becoming a Quail Forever member and attending the fundraising banquet is for the quail hunter and upland bird conservationist who wants to make a difference for quail and local wildlife," said James Dietsch, 89er Chapter founding chairman. "Quail Forever operates under the unique model of empowering its local chapters with the responsibility of determining how 100 percent of its locally-raised conservation funds are spent within the state. Quail Forever is extremely proud of its accomplishments, but the need for continuing conservation work is even more pressing than ever before. Become a part of our mission to preserve and restore critical upland wildlife habitat. Keep Oklahoma one of the premier quail hunting states in the nation and attend this year's event to help Quail Forever in its continued quest to preserve and enhance Oklahoma's wildlife and habitat."
Limited banquet seating is available, so reserving tickets, sponsorships, or corporate tables as soon as possible is recommended. Checks should be made out to: Quail Forever, 5937 N. Redmond, Oklahoma City, OK 73122. For more information, call (405) 415-5724, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or log on to centralokquailforever.org.