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01-25-2013, 8:59 AM
Lemoore FNRA dinner is 23 March 2013 at 5pm.

Dinner tickets are $45 each

Location is West Hills College Golden Eagle Arena, 555 College Ave, Lemoore.

Each year this dinner gets bigger and bigger. We are expecting up to 650 folks this time as all the past ones were sold out.

Dinner pkg's. range from $375 to $5,750 for the Ultimate with 8 dinner tickets.

Each table above the $850 mark gets a choice of rifles.

Come on out, this is a hoot.

PM for more info.
OR email Vick at GunsR4.us


01-27-2013, 11:49 AM
forgive me for asking but what goes on in these NRA dinners I just joined the NRA like a week ago and am curious to what exactly goes on in these events can you please explain..

01-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Yeah chime in.I also just joined the NRA.

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01-27-2013, 1:41 PM
It is a fund raiser for the Friends of the NRA Foundation.
The monies raised are distributed via Grants t (http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=9)o various entities in the state.
Monies are used for Projects (http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=86)and Individual Eligibility (http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=84).

Dave Cain, owner of DC Arms and sponsor of this event, is on the Central California Grant board. (http://www.nrafoundation.org/grants/statefund.asp)

Evening starts when you walk in the door.

Along one wall will be a line of tables with merchandise on it and buckets placed with the item. You walk down the line and toss tickets into the bucket of the item you'd like to win. During the course of the night a ticket is drawn from that bucket and the winning ticket takes home that item.

Donated items run the gambit from Jewelry, tools, clothing, hunting stuff, camping stuff, kitchen stuff, household stuff, ammunition, reloading stuff, gun stuff etc.

Another line of tables will have actual firearms of all makes and models again donated by various groups, entities, agencies and individuals. Same thing here, you browse the line fondling, Oooing and Aaahing over the guns tossing your tickets into the bucket of the gun(s) you'd like to win. During the night a ticket is pulled from the bucket and the winners gets the firearm, after a 10 day wait of course.

While all this is going on the EmCee will hold up a different firearm and announce as soon as 52 cards are sold this Gun will go to the winner. These are a deck of 52 cards, you buy a card for say $10 and its torn in half, you get half and the other half goes into the bucket. Card is drawn and winner gets the gun.

Also have a Spin the Wheel and Win thing with various prizes.

Generally have 4-5 different tables setup with buying tickets for another drawing of firearms.

Then there is an Auction of NRA marked items at the same time as those other things are going on. A set of twin Vaqueros (consecutive serial numbers) NRA gun of the year went for $2800, a bidding war broke out between 2 guys, I got out at $1100, too rich for me.

There is a list of FNRA Event Merchandise here (http://www.friendsofnra.org/2011-merchandise.aspx) that will be Auctioned off in this manner. Its a hoot to get in there and bid.

Its a fun night and over by 9PM.

Dinner is catered and delicious.
I'll get the menu and post it.

For 3 years in a row I've taken my wife to this and she has fun even though the past Banquets have fallen on our Anniversary in February.

Fortunately Dave moved it to March this year or I may be single or she a widower. Each year has drawn a larger crowd so we were able to secure the new facilities at West Hills College.


02-20-2013, 2:18 PM
Coming up soon, get your tickets.

Get a bunch and get a table together.


02-20-2013, 3:52 PM
FNRA events granted over $650,000 to Central California shooting & Hunting programs in 2013.

We are having a gun drawing, 3 prizes to be given away.
Need not be present to win.
Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50

A) Colt 1911 .45acp
B) Remington 11-87 12 ga. shotgun, Sportsman
C) Weatherby Carbines S2 .308

Dinner packages include a package/sponsor only drawing for a Kimber 1911 .45acp

Double Plus $375
1/2 Table Plus $850
Table Plus $1,350
Super Plus $2,750
Ultimate Plus $5,750

Goal is to sell 75 tables, we are at 39 tables sold as of 3pm today (Wednesday 20 Feb) and we are over 4 weeks away yet.

Get your buddies and spouse and come on out.