We are renewing ANPR's traditional "super-raffle" as a fundraiser. This was a very popular activity in past years. 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/association-of-national-park-rangers-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 the ticket drawn for the "Grand Prize."
Although not a "Ranger Rendezvous" function as such, we will conduct the "drawing" on October 16, 2021 at the RR in Jacksonville, FL (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 PO Box 151432, Alexandria, VA 22315. Prizes are either donated or are being funded by ANPR. The raffle will close at 12:00PM EDT on October 16, 2021 and the drawing will be conducted on October 16, 2021 at 6PM EDT at Jacksonville, FL. 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.
Grand Prize - Value $1800
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 $1800 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.]
Cabin Stay Near Yellowstone - Value $1200
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.
Original Nature Photograph by Connie Rudd - value $200 (including shipping)
An original nature photograph up to 16x24 on either metal or canvas by nature photographer and former NPS superintendent Connie Rudd. Winner can select the photograph from her on-line gallery, "Inspired by Nature." Here is an example of her photography:See other examples at connieruddphotography.zenfolio.com. Generously donated by Connie Rudd.
"Winter Wanderers" Wall Hanging - Value $650 including shipping
This quilted wall hanging (11" x 30") is done by Ree Nancarrow, famous quilt artist from Alaska. Hand-dyed cotton fabrics, immersion dyed and screen-printed with Procion MX dyes. Hand painted. Machine pieced and quilted. Ree made the large quilt hanging - Seasons of Denali - in the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park. See at reenancarrow.com. Generously donated by Ree Nancarrow.
A Stained Glass NPS Arrowhead - Value $525 (including shipping)
A stained glass wall or window hanging (18" x 14") of the National Park Service Arrowhead. Generously donated by Paul Anderson.
Lodging at Ranger Rendezvous 45, Tucson, Arizona (Value $500)
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.; or take $200 in cash in lieu of the lodging.
Woodcarving - Value $450 (including shipping)
"IF I DON'T TAKE CARE OF THE PARKS, WHO WILL?"
Hand carved from basswood and painted in acrylics by Rob Arnberger, NPS
retiree and noted woodcarver of caricature and realistic bird sculptures.
Rob has been carving rangers for a long time and they have been a
long-cherished raffle item at ANPR Rendezvous' since the beginning days of
the organization. Visit Rob's website at www.spiritsinwood.com to see more
detail on this carving and others that are available through the website. Generously donated by Rob Arnberger.
Signed Book Collection - 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 Machlis, Gary E. and Jarvis, Jonathan B. | The Future of Conservation in America - A Chart for Rough Water Muenchrath, Jean | If I Live Until Morning | A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation 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) Soskin, Betty Reid | Sign My Name to Freedom (Oldest NPS Park Ranger - turns 100 years old on September 22, 2021) 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)
Bison Stained Glass Hanging - Value $60
Bison Stained Glass Hanging - Value $60 "Buffalo Summer" - Sky blue wispy, teal, warm brown, and textured cobalt glass give this buffalo a summery vibe. He comes ready to hang on brown suede cord and measures 8” x 5”. This piece was created by Colleen Newcomb, a self-taught glass artist from Kentucky, who specializes in designs inspired by nature and music. For more of her work, visit www.wildlightglassworks.com.
Airbnb Old Algiers Garden House - New Orleans, LA - Value $300+
1. A 2-night stay for two in an Airbnb, the “Old Algiers Garden House” in New Orleans. This tiny house is in a private garden on the west bank of New Orleans, not far from the French Quarter and a few blocks from the Mississippi River. The tiny house was built by a local artist and a park ranger from Katmai. Dinner for two one night is included at Mosquito Supper Club, run by chef Melissa Martin (www.mosquitosupperclub.com). The tiny house is not suitable for children. Email ANPR member Jeanette Meleen with questions: email@example.com.
Hand Made NPS Plaque - Value $175 including shipping
Handmade NPS Plaque - 8" x 10" - made and donated by Rick Seward.
Books from Mountaineers Books - Value $200 including shipping
Guide to Western National Monuments Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic Wildlife Refuge Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures Explore Europe on Foot: Your Complete Guide to Planning A Cultural Hiking Adventure Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley Yellowstone Migrations
From retired NPS Superintendent Jim Milestone: "Two bottles of homemade wine from grapes from both my small boutique hillside vineyard and from selected vineyards in Northern California. The two bottles include a Red Blend Table Wine from 2020 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend) & a 2020 Cabernet Franc. These are from small batch, hand crafted wines of premium grapes." Estimated value $85, including shipping. [NOTE: photo doesn't show wine being donated, but example of labeling.]