2012 Montana Futures Raffle
The 2013 Legislative Session will be here soon, and the Montana Futures Raffle is the main source of funding for MEIC's lobbying efforts. Supporting MEIC is one of the best ways you can affect Montana's environmental policies.
The raffle is the main source of funding for MEIC's lobbying efforts during the 2013 legislative session. There are bound to be critical fights this session on environmental issues such as energy, air and water quality, mining, and land use.
MEIC needs to be at the Capitol, presenting a strong voice for the environment, as it has been every session since 1974. MEIC will be there, but we need your support. The Montana Futures Raffle is a fun way to help!
Here's How it Works
The Raffle has great prizes: luxurious weekends, original artwork by well-known artists, fine meals, high-quality gear, interesting outdoor adventures, and other items.
Tickets are $100. There are 100 great prizes and we sell just 200 tickets. This means you have a one-in-two chance of winning! If buying a whole ticket is simply out of the question, you can buy half a ticket with a friend or let us pair you up. The deadline is Wednesday, December 12th.
The drawing results will be announced at MEIC’s Holiday Party in Helena on Thursday, December 13th. All ticket purchasers will be invited to attend, but you need not be present to win.
Buying a raffle ticket makes us all winners—you, MEIC, and Montana’s environment. Be a winner and send in the form inside the back cover today. Thank you to all the raffle prize donors. We appreciate their generosity and hope you will support them when you can. Thank you!
Full List of Prizes
Gary and Dona Aitken, Ovando: sturdy toy box, made of local Ponderosa pine, clear or blue stained, inlaid with the name of your choice. Value: $250
Helen Edwards, Helena: jade, crystal, and sterling silver necklace. Value: $225
R. Tom Gilleon, Cascade: 28x19 limited edition giclee print: Red Day Butte. Value: $575
Roger Sullivan and Lucy Smith, Kalispell: summer evening sail for 2, with wine and hors d’oeuvres, on Flathead Lake. Value: $250
Sarah Jaeger, Helena: porcelain covered casserole and pitcher. Value: $245.
Wilbur Rehmann, Helena: duet jazz concert in the Helena-area location of your choice by saxophonists Wilbur Rehmann and Sarah Dramstad, and a copy of their new CD. Value: $300
Gary and Judy Matson, Milltown: Ruana hunting knife made in Montana. Value: $265
John Wachsmuth, Kalispell: 1 day guided float-fishing trip for 2, with lunch, on the Flathead River. Value: $500
Custer Tours, Billings: two half-day guided tour in your vehicle of the Custer Battlefield site with noted historian and retired National Park Service superintendent of the site. Value: $250 each
Linda Helding, Arlee: Tiny Tot miniature (14 in. x 6 in. x 7 in.) wood stove made of cast-iron. Value $250
Yellowstone Alpen Guides, West Yellowstone: snow coach tour for 2 to Old Faithful or the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Value: $200
3 Circle Ranch, Birney: 35 pounds of all-natural prime beef. Value: $250.
Great Divide Ski & Ride, Marysville: 10 adult all-day lift tickets (split into 3 prizes). Value: $160
Sara MacCalman, Missoula: framed 16 in. x 21 in. original stilllife painting. Value: $500.
Vacations and Fine Dining
Boulder Hot Springs, Boulder: pass for 10 visits to indoor and outdoor hot pools. Value: $60
Community Food Co-op, Bozeman: gift certificate. Value: $50
Good Food Store , Missoula: gift certificate. Value: $10
Beverly Magley, Helena: choice of winter harvest dinner or garden party for 4, in Helena, with locally grown and harvested venison and vegetables. Value: $200
Sanders Bed & Breakfast, Helena: 1 night’s lodging and breakfast for 2. Value: $140
Great Harvest Bread Co., Missoula: 2 gift certificates. Value: $50 each
Windbag Saloon, Helena: dinner for 2, including drinks, an appetizer, and a dessert. Value: $75
Blackfoot River Brewery, Helena: gift certificate for 10 growlers of beer, and a growler coozie. Value: $90
Crazy Mountain Inn, Martinsdale: 1 night’s lodging for 2, with dinner and breakfast. Value: $150
Lifeline Produce, Victor: selection of either organic winter storage vegetables or spring bedding plants. Value: $100
Mill Creek Lodging Bed & Breakfast, Anaconda: one night’s lodging for 2, with breakfast. Value: $85
Taco del Sol, Helena: 3 prizes of a 12 in. burrito each month for a year. Value: $60 each
Good Earth Market, Billings: gift basket. Value: $50
Real Food Market and Deli, Helena: Basket of green cleaning products providing safety and performance can play nice together. Value: $65
Bozeman Brewing Co., Bozeman: growler of beer, gift certificate, and a T-shirt. Value: $50
Montana Ale Works, Bozeman: gift certificate. Value: $50
Murry’s, Helena: gift certificate. Value: $50
Outdoor Fun and Adventure
Stan and Glenda Bradshaw, Helena: guided canoe trip for 2 on the Missouri River, with lunch. Value: $200
Marshall Friedman, Whitefish: Enjoy loops and rolls or just a beautiful sight seeing flight over Flathead Valley in a world-class competition stunt plane. Value: $350
Steve Gilbert, Helena: 1 day guided float-fishing trip for 2, with lunch, on the Missouri River. Value: $450
Ron Stirling, Missoula: 1 day guided float trip for 2 on a Missoula-area river. Value: $400
Montana Raft Co. and Glacier Guides, West Glacier: half-day whitewater raft trip for 2 on the Flathead River. Value: $105
B Bar Ranch, Emigrant: 2 prizes of 1 day of cross-country skiing for 2, with lunch. Value: $50 each
Steve Braun, Whitefish: 1 day float trip for 2 or 3, with lunch, on the Middle or North Fork of the Flathead River. Value: $250
Glacier Raft Company, West Glacier: Half-day guided whitewater trip for two adults. Value: $111.
Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center, Bozeman: 4 one-day passes. Value: $60
Great Divide Cyclery, Helena: one bicycle tune-up. Value: $60
Phil Campbell and Judy Fay, Helena: Guided trip for two, with lunch, by kayak, sailboat, or motorboat to Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake. Value: $250
The Base Camp, Helena: North Face Cat’s Meow sleeping bag. Value: $160
Crazy Creek Products, Red Lodge: 2 Crazy Creek original chairs. Value: $50 each
Harold Dramstad Production & Design, Helena: wildland firefighter’s personal gear backpack. Value: $140
Montana Outdoor Sports, Helena: Fujinon 7 x 50 PCF waterproof binoculars. Value: $200
Freeheel and Wheel, West Yellowstone: 2 full-day Nordic ski rentals, and 2 coffee drinks. Value: $70
Patagonia Outlet Store, Dillon: women’s fleece Re-Tool jacket. Value: $139
Blue Ribbon Flies, West Yellowstone: outdoor clothing. Value: $200
Red Ants Pants, White Sulphur Springs: hooded sweatshirt. Value: $39
Patagonia Outlet Store, Dillon: men’s Synchilla jacket. Value: $119
MEIC, Helena: MEIC logo ball cap and t-shirt of your choice. Value: $30
Rocky Mountain Outfitter, Kalispell: Backpack. Value: $75
Jeanette Barnes, Butte: framed original watercolor and ink hand-lettered quotation from John Muir. Value: $125
Birds and Beasley’s, Helena: Framed drawing of an eagle by Jane Shull Beasley. Value: $25
Dee Linnell Blank, Whitefish: informally framed 12 in. x 18 in. photograph: Blanket flowers and Lupine in the Many Glacier Valley. Value: $85
Ivelone Hodges, Helena: framed woodcut by Winslow Homer: on the Beach - Two are Company, Three are None. Value: $500
Ivelone Hodges, Helena: first of limited edition framed color drawing by Diana Weathersby: Unlimited Man: Saint Basil. Value: $300
Nancy Erickson, Missoula: framed 12 in. x 15 in. watercolor painting of a landscape by Don Mundt. Value: $155
Ghost Art Gallery, Helena: framed hand-colored etching by Christa Malay: Poppies. Value: $205
Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Bozeman: unframed giclee print by Jennifer Lowe. Value: $250
Lava Jazz Pottery, Polson: porcelain baking dish. Value: $100
Buckskin Clothier, Kalispell: 9 in. deerskin shoulder purse with 3 pockets, a braided shoulder strap, and an antler concho. Value: $139
Lindy Miller, Helena: ceramic vase. Value: $100
Larry Weinberg, Oregon: limited edition art print by Rod Frederick: High Country Harem. Value: $185
Marjorie Reck, Cameron: 9 in. Red Chimney gourd with turquoise and brass beads and philodendron sheaths. Value: $120
Adam Koltz, California: 13 in. x 17 in. framed watercolor painting: Summer Clouds Over Rocky Mountain Front. Value: $275
George McCauley, Helena: stoneware goblet. Value: $100
Linda Christensen, Kalispell: watercolor on clayboard: Avalanche Lake Morning Reflection. Value: $100
Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena: 2 watercolor gift cards handpainted by Doug Turman. Value: $100
Jim Barrett, Livingston: 14 in. x 18 in. fine art reproduction of an original drawing: Bear. Value: $175
Saunders Jewelry and Design, Helena: silver earrings. Value: $25
Claire O’Connell, Helena: 17 in. x 21 in. black and white woodcut print: Drippy. Value: $75
Larry Weinberg, Oregon: limited edition art print by Rod Frederick: Point of View. Value: $235
And more . . .
Barnstormers, Helena: 5 pounds of Cafe Mam organic “Fair Trade” coffee, and a Cafe Mam coffee mug. Value: $70
Windflower Native Plants, West Glacier: selection of Montana native plants grown from ethically collected local seeds. Value: $75
Fact and Fiction Books, Missoula: 5 contemporary books selected by the store’s staff. Value: $119
Globe Pequot Press, Helena: 5 outdoor-themed books. Value: $72
Amy Budke, Helena: one-hour therapeutic massage. Value: $60
Nelson Hardware, Whitefish: Stanley 24 in. portable work center, and gift certificate. Value: $50
Sage Mountain Center, Whitehall: private tour for 5 of the Center, which is off-grid and has many eco-friendly features. Value: $50
Carol McEvoy, Clancy: four-hour session, with refreshments, with a professional licensed family therapist revisiting your family of origin and learning about unwritten rules that govern your choices. Value: $400
Purple Frog Gardens, Whitefish: one dozen raspberry canes. Value: $25
Thirteen Mile Lamb and Wool Co., Belgrade: small crochetted and felted wool rug made with natural-colored and plant-dyed wool. Value: $100
Radiance Skin Care Salon, Helena: custom facial. Value: $65
Globe Pequot Press, Helena: 4 nature-themed books. Value: $61
Wild Wind Foundation, Big Sky: 2 prizes of a book, a DVD, and 4 music CDs by the late Walkin’ Jim Stoltz. Value: $80 each
Thirteen Mile Lamb and Wool Co., Belgrade: two skeins of organic wool. Value: $39
Exploration Works, Helena: 2 one-year family memberships. Value: $70 each.