Special Functions

Annual Banquet and Raffle

  • Each year the Club has a banquet during which a raffle is conducted to raise money to support the many activities of the Club. This year the banquet will be held at 6pm February 2, 2024, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave., Las Cruces. The doors will be open at 5pm.  As in years past, the meal will be catered by Sparky’s of Hatch, NM.  The menu will consist of brisket, pulled pork and enchiladas.  The desserts will be supplied by Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.  Banquet tickets are $10 per person, but that includes two free raffle tickets (a $10 value).   Children under 18 are free. Dinner tickets will be sold at the door.

    The program will consist of a showing of videos procurred by the Club with intentions of showing them last fall for our third annual film tour at Ardivino's Desert Crossing.  For various reasons, we were never able schedule the event so we decided to show them at this year's banquet.  The annual film tour is a traveling roadshow of the best fly fishing films in the world.  Everyone will enjoy the scenery, adventure, and the exotic locales featured in the films. 

    The Prize Committee really outdid themselves with over $2,500 in prizes including:

           Bob Widgren Custom 4-wt 8-foot rod

           Solitary Angler Culebra Creek two-day guided trip for 2

           Evan Claassen one day Guided Float trip on The San Juan for 2

           3 Umpqua Fly Boxes w/ 50 dry and nymph combinations, each from Madison River Fishing Company

           Brodin S2 Frying Pan Net

           Brodin Gallatin Net

           Yeti Hopper M20, Back Pack Cooler

           Simms Wading staff

           Lamson Liquid Reel 3-Pack Reel & Two Spools in 2-3-4 line weight

           Many other items - $2,500 value

    As you can see the prize committee selected practical prizes that you will use every time that you go fishing.

    A page of 5 tickets will be emailed to every current MVFF member. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a full page of 5. Follow the directions on the tickets and mail your checks to MVFF, PO Box 2222, Las Cruces, NM 88004-2222. You can print extra pages of tickets and they will also be sold at the Banquet.
    You may also use PayPal below to purchase the tickets, but the PayPal fees will be added. If you buy tickets online they will automatically be added to the raffle, just like last year. The options shown below include the PayPal fees.

Prize Tickets