2010 Matching Donation
Since the founding of the Brule River Sportsmen’s Club, we have been honored to have many long time members whose generosity and volunteerism have helped the club improve the overall quality of fishing and recreational opportunities in the Brule River watershed. In 2010, a longtime member donated up to $25,000 of guaranteed matching funds dedicated to increasing the annual scholarship to $5,000. Education costs continue to rise, so this offer couldn’t come at a better time. This donation and the matching contributions that we received allowed us to increase the annual scholarship to $5,000 beginning in 2012. Because of the generosity of our members, we’ve now completed the $25,000 scholarship match!
2015 Scholarship Fundraising
We were fortunate to have 3 great items donated to support our scholarship raffle. Winners were selected at the August meeting and selected their prizes in the order their tickets were drawn. Proceeds will be used to help maintain our scholarship fund now that we’ve matched the donation we received in 2010.
Tim Polaske was the first winner drawn, and Tim chose the beautiful 4-piece Sage fly rod built and donated by Cedric Knuckey of Interior Alaska Custom Built Rods (click on Alaska Custom Rods). Terry Lundberg was the second winner drawn, and Terry selected the “Mike Skiba Special” fly rod. The G-Loomis rod blank was donated by board member Ron Pearson with board member Dean Wellman building the rod. Sherry Cole won the Right Angle (click on Right Angle Reels) AR-8 fly reel (for 6-8 wt lines) that was donated by club member Jim Henzie.
Thanks to all who generously purchased 2015 raffle tickets, making the Scholarship Fund Raising a success!
As always,tax-deductible donations can still be sent to the attention of the scholarship committee at:
Brule River Sportsmen’s Club
P.O. Box 100
Brule, WI 54820
Click on Scholarship Information for BRSC Scholarship details.
2016 Scholarship Recipient
The Scholarship Committee has named Trevor Keyler as the 2016 scholarship recipient. Trevor is a 2nd year PhD student under Dr. Tom Hrabik at the University of Minnesota, Duluth researching predator-prey interactions between freshwater fish.
Click on 2016 Scholarship Recipient for more about Trevor.