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2014 Truchas Chapter Annual Banquet

  • Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa 1501 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA (map)

Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa

1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Dear Friends:


The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual banquet on March 29th at a new venue—Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa in Santa Fe. As always, we will begin with cocktails at 5:00 PM with dinner, fun and excitement to follow.


This year we are very excited to have Bill Zeedyk as our guest speaker. Bill owns and operates a small consulting business specializing in the restoration of wetland and riparian habitats using low tech, hands-on methods and native materials. He holds a BS degree in Forestry (Wildlife Management) and is retired from the US Forest Service with 34 years of service in a wide variety of assignments. After retiring, Bill developed his business as a second career.  Successful projects include Rio Galisteo, Largo Creek, and Dry Cimarron Creek in New Mexico; wetlands in the Zuni Mountains, the Valle Vidal, Buell Park and Cebolla Canyon; and areas in Arizona and Mexico. Bill likes to share what he knows and has conducted numerous hands-on training workshops that have been sponsored by state, federal and tribal agencies as well as non-profit organizations. For the workshops, Bill has prepared several field manuals, including “Managing Roads for Wet Meadow Ecosystem Recovery”, for which he received a national award in wetlands conservation from Ducks Unlimited and the Forest Service.


Our Grand Raffle features three amazing prizes:


1st Prize:   World Famous Vermejo Park Ranch -  2 Days / 2 Nights lodging for 2 people.     Includes unguided fishing and meals (weekends excluded). Approximate value $2,200.


2nd Prize:  Historic Ranch Fishing Retreat at Cimarroncita -  2 Days / 2 Nights lodging for 2 people. Includes unguided fishing and meals. Approximate value $1,100.


3rd Prize: Soaring Eagle Lodge -  1 Night lodging and 1 full Day guided fishing, “2 for the price of 1”. Includes 3 meals, flies, and terminal tackle. Value $765; Cost $383.


Banquet tickets are $50 per person. A reservation card and return envelope have been included in your mailing along with two books of tickets to the Grand Raffle drawing. Grand Raffle tickets are available for $5 per ticket or a book of 6 is available for $25. Please include your payment for Grand Raffle tickets in the return envelope along with your completed ticket stub. In addition to the Grand Raffle, we will have exciting silent auction and live auction items including trips, gear and more.


Hotel Santa Fe is also offering us a preferred room rate. Five rooms are available for our event guests for $129/night plus tax and A.R.T. fee ($18). Mention Trout Unlimited, #1017NL when you make your reservation to receive our discounted rate. Free parking is available throughout the hotel property and at adjacent properties.


Hotel Santa Fe is located at 1501 Paseo de Peralta on the corner of Cerrillos and Paseo de Peralta, telephone 505-982-1200. Contact Banquet Chairman Gary Moran at 505-466-3833 or for all the details.  Google “Hotel Santa Fe” for a map of the area.


Finally, if you have any friends that you think might be interested, who like fishing and competitive bidding, please feel free to contact Gary Moran for an invitation.


Thanks in advance for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at the banquet!