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In 2010, RGS established a new program called the Drummer Fund to fund statewide habitat projects.   In every state where chapters hold a successful banquet a statewide fund is created. 

Chapters can contribute to the fund through their banquet proceeds or other approved fundraising programs sponsored by RGS. The fund will be used for projects within the chapters’ state for specific projects that are approved by RGS Regional Biologists via a ranking process. 
A sliding scale model revised in January 2013, detailed below, will be used to determine the money allocated from banquets :

  • If Final Drummer Net Revenue is $50,000 or more:  20% is put into the state Drummer Fund
  • If Final Drummer Net Revenue is $15,000 - $49,999: 15% is put into the state Drummer Fund
  • If Final Drummer Net Revenue is $1 - $14,999: 10% is put into the state Drummer Fund

All chapters are eligible to receive $2,500 toward their state’s Drummer Fund by recruiting a new fully paid Life Sponsor. After a successful banquet, chapters may also hold post-banquet fund raisers and put up to $2,500 of the proceeds into their Reserve account. The chapter may choose to transfer this amount into the state Drummer Fund.

For more info go to Donate Now! or use the Drummer Fund code (DF) via the Join & Renew link's Make a Tax Deductible Donation option.

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Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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