Trout Unlimited will host its annual Washington, D.C., dinner this week, and there is still time for folks to register and attend the dinner. The event is held every year to celebrate the service of TU's volunteers through the Veterans Service Partnership, which helps vets recover from the wounds of war through therapeutic fly fishing.
The annual event is Thursday, Feb. 27, at Arnold and Porter, LLP at 555 12th St., NW, in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30. The celebration is hosted by Adm. Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy (retired) and the former Director of National Intelligence; and Jeffrey Smith, senior partner at Arnold and Porter and the former general counsel of the CIA.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on some unique live and silent auction items at the celebration, including fishing trips to Montana, Patagonia and Alaska, as well as a few more specialized local fishing adventures, including the chance to chase catfish with TU President and CEO Chris Wood on the Potomac River, and a one-day, "top secret" fishing trip with TU Vice president for Volunteer Operations Bryan Moore, who lives and fishes in West Virginia. Unique to this event is the chance to bid on a fishing trip to New York's Neversink River with Adm. Dennis Blair. These are rare opportunities and only available to attendees of this year's Washington, D.C., dinner.
Cost of the event is $250 a person, and includes a TU membership. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. You can buy tickets online. For specific questions about the event, contact Nancy Bradley, TU's national events coordinator.