We are renewing ANPR's traditional "super-raffle" as a fundraiser. As an ANPR member, you can "donate" for "tickets" for yourself and/or you can solicit donations for tickets from family, friends, or whomever, by sharing the raffle URL: (https://rafflecreator.com/pages/38397/anpr-super-raffle) and asking them to enter your name in the "Give credit for my tickets to": field, so you can get credit for the ticket(s). Or, you can seek donations from others in person, and then manually enter their information into the dashboard.
There will be a $500 gift card with Amazon prize for the most donations for tickets by an individual, and a $100 gift card with Amazon prize for the person who donates for each of the tickets drawn for the "Grand Prizes."
Although not a "Ranger Rendezvous" function as such, we will conduct the "drawing" on October 29, 2022 at the RR in Tucson, Arizona (presence at the drawing is not required); or if the RR is postponed this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will do the "drawing" on that date anyway.
We expect that additional prizes will be added and we will send out updates periodically announcing new prizes and other information.
THE "FINE PRINT": This raffle is being conducted by the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, at 5625 N Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85750. Prizes are either donated to, or are being funded by ANPR. The raffle will close at 3:00PM EDT on October 29, 2022 and the drawing will be conducted on October 29, 2022 at 6:00PM EDT at Tucson, Arizona. You do not have to be present to win. No purchase or contribution is required to enter. If you wish to get a complimentary "ticket" without donating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one ticket will be entered in the drawing in your name. Prizes are NOT transferrable without the permission of ANPR.
#1 Grand Prize - "Roll-Your-Own" Trip - Value $2000.00
The raffle Grand Prize is a "Roll-Your-Own" trip. It can be a trip to another country, a float trip on a river, a cruise or whatever you want to select. You select the destination(s), number of days and the number of travelers. You will work through the ANPR "arranger" to set up the trip. ANPR will pay $2000 to the arranger, and any additional expenses will be the responsibility of the traveler. Trip arrangements can be made up to one year after the date of the raffle drawing. Or, you can take the "cash in-lieu of" choice of $1400. [Prize must be used within one year after the drawing.]
#2 Grand Prize -Grand Canyon Raft Trip - Value $3300.00
Grand Canyon Expeditions, is very excited and proud to share the wonders and the Hidden Secrets of the Grand Canyon with you! You will be given your choice of any available space for our 2023 river season, April-September, for our “All Inclusive Grand Canyon Expeditions 8-day rafting adventure!” In addition, GCE is also allowing a 10% discount on any additional space for the 2023 season.
This trip will take you from Las Vegas, Nevada to Lee’s Ferry Arizona where you will board our rafts for your 7 nights and 8-day adventure. The trip includes transportation from Las Vegas through 280 miles of the incomparable Grand Canyon and back to Las Vegas at trips end! All of your meals, beverages, camping equipment and a floating commentary of this Natural Wonder of the World are included. Grand Canyon Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service since 1964. The trip is valued at $3,300.00 per person.
GCEX works with the Residence inn by Marriott, Hughes Center in Las Vegas and we will take care of booking your room there the night before and after the trip. For a small fee the hotel offers a luggage compound for leaving your valuables and has free automobile parking available as well. The winner of the Ranger Rendezvous Raffle will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Las Vegas, NV.
This trip is subject to availability. (You will need to be a little flexible determining your date.)
#3 Grand Prize - Wildlife Carving - Value $2200.00
Grand Prize #3: Wildlife Sculpture of a 1/4 scale life-like Bald Eagle hand carved from wood by noted woodcarver Rob Arnberger. The sculpture is mounted on a carved granite-like wooden rock on a rustic mesquite base. The realistic carving is painted in acrylic paint. Arnberger is also an NPS Retiree, and member of ANPR, known for carving realistic birds, wildlife, old west, and Ranger caricatures. You can see more of his work on his
NEW - Camargue Horses #4 Photo Print - Value $1800.00
Camargue No 4, 2015, Camargue France, archival pigment print, exhibition luster 300 paper, signed and editioned. Actual image size approximately 15x15". No mat or frame, bare print. Value $1800, including shipping.
Description from the photographer, Tony Bonanno: “Image is of the Camargue Horses, known as the "Horse of the Sea". This ancient breed is only found in the Camargue delta of southern France. I've been going there and working on this portfolio for six years. They are a favorite in the galleries. Bare prints. No mats or frames. Typically sell in galleries in this smaller size for $1500-$1800. The editions are limited to 10. Each print is signed and numbered.”
Seven day, six night stay at Roche Jaune Retreat, located on the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, Montana, 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. The river is a premier fly-fishing destination with Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow trout, german brown trout, and whitefish. This rustic one-room log cabin is fully furnished with queen-size bed and full kitchen, and has a loft for additional sleeping space. Pets welcome. Not recommended for small children due to safety concerns. Available May through September. [Prize must be used within one year after the drawing.]Generously donated by Liz and Clair Roberts.
Lodging at Ranger Rendezvous 45, Tucson, AZ - Value $500.00
Four nights lodging at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, the site for ANPR's Ranger Rendezvous 45 in October 2022. Includes a "welcome amenity." Available only for the period of Ranger Rendezvous 45 for those who are attending this RR. If not attending RR45, four nights of lodging can be "rolled over" to RR 46 in Jacksonville, FL in 2023. Or take $200 in cash in lieu of the lodging. Generously donated by Ed Rizzotto.
Collection of NPS-Related Books Autographed by the Authors - Value TBD
A collection of autographed books by authors who have written about the NPS (people, places or actions), or set in NPS areas. These will include historical, research or opinion books, and novels with the action taking place in NPS areas. Books will be added to the collection until the drawing is conducted, increasing the value with each book added. List of books included: Farabee, Butch | National Park Ranger - An American Icon Farabee, Butch and Ghighlieri, Michael | Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite Farabee, Butch | Death, Daring and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks Farabee, Butch | Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue Hartzog Jr., George B. | Battling for the National Parks Mitchell, Jerry M. | Killing Godiva's Horse Mitchell, Jerry M. | Height of Secrecy Mitchell, Jerry M. | Public Trust Meikle, Lyndel | Accidental Ranger - Tales from Forty-Three Years as a National Park Ranger Meikle, Lyndel | Very Close to Trouble - The Johnny Grant Memoir Meikle, Lyndel | Jerks in Montana - Speaking Ill of the Dead Muenchrath, Jean | If I Live Until Morning | A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation Neal, T. W. | Open Road | A Midlife Memoir of Travels Through the National Parks Grange, Kevin | Wild Rescues | A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Teton Fisher Smith, Jordan | Engineering Eden | A Violent Death, a Federal Trial, and the Struggle to Restore Nature in Our National Parks Gilbert, David T. | Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History Woods, Mark | Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks Liggett, Deb | Ranger Chronicles: Tales From a Life in the National Parks Barr, Nevada | Hunting Season (First Edition - Hardcover) Smith, Sean | Need to Know (A National Park Thriller) Smith, Sean | Lost Cause (A National Park Thriller) Smith, Sean | Unleashing Colter's Hell (A National Park Thriller) Till, Tom | The Seasons of Moab (A Year in the Canyons) NEW: Cahill, Russell | Kolea - A Story of Hawai'i and Beyond NEW: McHenry, Rosanne S. | Trip Tales - From Family Camping to a Life as a Ranger NEW: Whittlesey, Lee H. | Yellowstone Place Names
Original Photograph of Your Choice - Value $250.00 including shipping
San Diego Harbor Cruise - Value $200.00
Four-hour day trip for two in the San Diego Harbor on the replica Flagship of Juan Cabrillo Rodriguez, the San Salvador. Generously donated by the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
NPS Retiree Wine (Two Bottles) - Value $100.00, including shipping
Moscato Wine: This white wine grape was harvested on July 30, 2021 at Amber Vineyard in Palo Cedro, CA. The warm California summer ripened the Moscato a month earlier than normal. The wine was fermented to a semi sweet taste at Milestone Family Winery cellars. It aged for seven months in glass carboys without oak and was racked twice to give it a lovely clear golden color and crisp taste. Great refreshing wine for a hot summer day.
Jim’s Vin de Table Rouge: This wine is a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This particular red table wine received a Bronze Medal in the 2021 U. S. Amateur Wine Makers Competition in Los Angeles, CA. Notes of cherry and chocolate are present with this very well-balanced wine. Generously donated by Jim Milestone.
Harrison Assessment (report and debrief) - Value $500.00
This is the most robust behavioral assessment on the market. Starts with a 20-30 minute on-line questionnaire and results in a comprehensive report measuring 175 of your preferences, tendencies and interests. Designed to help you become more effective on the job and in your relationships. Includes a 1-hour “debrief” interpretation of the report.
Donated by Bill Wade
Original Photograph by Kendra Balazs - Value $500 including shipping.
"View from Desert View." Grand Canyon - 24" x 36" on metal. Generously donated by Kendra Balazs and Rick Mossman.
Original Photographs by Kendra Balazs - Value $450.00 including shipping.
"Blue Shadows of the Grand Canyon." 16" x 24" on canvas.
"Subtle Colors of Great Sand Dunes." 16" x 24" on canvas.
Generously donated by Kendra Ballads and Rick Mossman.
Gift Certificate to Buffalo Wool Co. - Value $200.00
Hi there! We are Theresa & Ron Miskin. Our family has been raising bison for almost 30 years, and we are passionate about bringing you the best quality bison products.
To achieve this, we’ve spent the last ten years developing a supply chain that brings together small mills, local designers, and large ranches. We believe that this chain, working together, can preserve one of America's great symbols, while bolstering the U.S. economy by focusing on American Made products. View products at: https://thebuffalowoolco.com. Generously donated by Theresa and Ron Mission.
Multi-day Field Course for One Person from Alaska Geographic - Value $400.00
Alaska Geographic offers high-quality learning experiences that take participants deep into Denali National Park & Preserve. Popular multi-day field courses immerse participants in intensive wilderness-based experiences led by experts in fields, ranging from geology and birds to mosses, mammals, and more. These are active learning vacations. Participants must be in good physical condition and ready for some of the challenges of exploring Alaska. This certificate is good for entry into one of the 2023 courses. Proposed courses for 2023 can include Birds of Denali, Mosses and Lichens, Paleontology in Denali, Geology, Wolves of Denali, Bears of Denali, Ecology of Migratory Birds and others. Anticipated course information will post on www.akgeo.org in January of 2023. Auction Winner must choose course and complete registration information by February 1, 2023. Course Cancellations policies apply. Contact Chris Conlon prior to registration at the above email or phone number. Value: $400 (akgeo.org)
Bose QUIETCOMFORT 45 HEADPHONES
You feel it the minute you put them on. The soft, plush cushions seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh — the world fades. The music starts, and it’s love at first listen. That’s the power of our next-gen QuietComfort® headphones, now with a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary acoustic technology for deep, clear audio with adjustable EQ so you can tune your music to your liking. Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones — wireless headphones with a perfect balance of quiet, comfort, and sound you’ll enjoy all day long. Value - $329 (donated by the Bose Corporation)