Buy Holiday Party Admission Tickets:

Join OBTU for an evening of fellowship and festivity at the Arrowhead Golf Club (26W151 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton, IL).  We encourage you to buy tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line (pre-purchased tickets will be quickly available at the door):

Online Instructions: One admission ticket costs $75.00 which covers Arrowhead charges for room rental and food/beverage service. Enter the number of tickets you want to purchase along with your contact information.  Note: This year’s higher ticket price is due to Arrowhead rate increases.

Each admission will entitle one guest to gain entrance to the elegant party room; feast on sumptuous appetizers; and savor 2 drinks of your choice (a cash bar will be available for added refreshment). Guests will have many opportunities to place bids in silent auctions, and to buy raffle tickets for numerous prizes. Raffle participants must be 18 years of age or older.

If you’d prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to Oak Brook TU and mail to:  Oak Brook Chapter Trout Unlimited,  P.O. Box 5046, Oak Brook, IL 60522-5046

Admission tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Buy Holiday Rod Raffle Tickets

1st Place: This year’s holiday raffle grand prize is an Orvis III fly rod with the winner’s choice of rod weight & length (retail value = $998).   2nd Place: Lamson Litespeed 5 Fly Reel with the winner’s choice of reel size (retail value = $400).

RAFFLE RULES: OBTU is licensed to conduct this Raffle in Illinois and the Raffle is being conducted in accordance with Ilinois statutes and DuPage County ordinances. Before buying raffle tickets, please review the rules: LINK TO ROD RAFFLE RULES


  1. OBTU is licensed to sell raffle tickets only in Illinois. If you are buying tickets online, you must be an Illinois resident or your ticket(s) will be voided. 
  2. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase tickets.
  3. By Purchasing a ticket, you confirm your acceptance of the raffle rules referenced above.

INSTRUCTIONS: One raffle ticket costs $10. Follow the link and enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase. You must include your contact information so that you can be notified if you are the winner.

Rod Raffle tickets will also be sold at the Dec 7 party with the drawing scheduled to take place about 8:30pm.  You need not be present to win.

Click Here to Buy Rod Raffle Tickets

If you are not participating in the OBTU holiday party or rod raffle, but would like to make a year end donation to OBTU, see below:


Make a Year End Donation to OBTU Here

All net proceeds will benefit OBTU’s general operating fund.  Your donations are the primary funding for OBTU’s ambitious programs.  A summary of the budget spending plans for the 2022-23 fiscal year is available via the following link:

Review How Donations are Budgeted to Be Spent Here

Donate by Check

If you’d prefer to make a donation via check, please make your check payable to the Oak Brook TU and mail to:

Oak Brook Chapter Trout Unlimited
P.O. Box 5046
Oak Brook, IL  60522-5046

Please notate “Spring Fund Drive” on your check.


Oak Brook Trout Unlimited requires local fund raising to achieve its mission:

It costs money to restore a riverbank, to operate a fish tank so students learn the importance of clean water to stream ecology, and to provide equipment for youth fly fishing classes and our summer youth camp.  Oak Brook TU can’t accomplish its goals without your help.

Our local OBTU Chapter must be self-funded for these programs because there are no other outside sources of funding.  National Trout Unlimited membership dues are not shared with our Chapter for funding our local conservation activities, youth programs or general operating expenses.

While we gladly accept contributions via credit card or check, please consider making a donation via PayPal, the safer, easier way to pay online without revealing your credit card number.

Options for donating to various OBTU funds are provided below:

To donate to the OBTU General Operating Fund Donation:

The General Operating Fund can be used to meet any appropriate financial obligation of Oak Brook Trout Unlimited.    The Board of Directors allocates these funds based on overall OBTU priorities.   After administrative costs are met, surplus General Operating Funds are available to the Conservation, Education & Endowment Funds at the Board’s discretion.

To Donate to the OBTU Conservation Fund:

Conservation Fund monies are earmarked to be spent only on Conservation projects.

To donate to the OBTU Youth Education Fund:

Education Fund monies are earmarked to be spent only on Education projects.

To donate to the OBTU Endowment Fund:

The Endowment Fund is to build a more secure, vibrant future for the Chapter’s conservation and education activities by putting some assets in an investment account now, that will pay for compelling future projects with cost that cannot be covered by current income. This account can also serve as a “rainy day” fund for such endeavors in times of need.  The OBTU vision is to grow its Endowment Fund to a level where is generates substancial annual investment income for perpetuity which can be used for these purposes.

Donate by Check

If you’d prefer to make a donation via check, please make your check payable to the Oak Brook TU and mail to:

Oak Brook Chapter Trout Unlimited
P.O. Box 5046
Oak Brook, IL  60522-5046

If you have a preferred fund, please notate your preference on the check.

Donations May Be Tax Deductible

Trout Unlimited is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, charitable organization, and all monetary or property donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Employer Matching Funds

We gratefully accept matching gifts. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 38-1612715. Download the IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter for 501(c)(3) non-profit documentation.

Become a Valued Sponsor

Another way businesses can support the Trout Unlimited mission is through merchandise donations for our monthly meeting raffles, annual Rod Raffle and December Holiday Party. Students in the Chapter’s Youth Fly Fishing Classes learn with donated rods, reels, and fly tying equipment.

We appreciate the backing of our valued sponsors and encourage our members to support their local businesses!

For more information on how you can become a “valued” Business Partner, please contact John Snyder

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