MMBTU Yankee Swap
Our December chapter meeting tradition has been to replace the scheduled speaker with a yankee swap. If you would like to participate then arrive with a wrapped gift that cost no more than $10, or come to the meeting for comradery without a gift.
Here is how our Yankee Swap works. Each player picks from a hat a number from one up to the total number of participants. Each person gets a crack at picking a gift according to his or her number. The person who picks the first gift opens it to show it to the rest of the company. Then the number two participant picks a gift, unwraps it, then decides to swap it for another person’s unwrapped gift or keep it the one they already opened. The game goes on until everyone has had their chance and then, typically number one has the choice to either keep their gift or swap it with anyone else’s gift.
When everyone has opened a gift some trading should be expected. Trading is perfectly acceptable so that, as much as possible, everyone goes home with a gift they are happy with and has had a lot of fun and laughs with fellow anglers.
We meet at 6PM then start the swap at 7PM.