For immediate release
August 9, 2022
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, Delta Waterfowl’s 305 chapters didn’t just achieve, they excelled. These chapters, collectively led by more than 5,000 volunteers, are a critical force behind Delta’s pursuit of positive outcomes for ducks and duck hunters in North America.
The Duck Hunters Organization is proud to highlight chapters that went above and beyond. Awards were presented during the Champions of Delta luncheon on July 30 at the Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Although each chapter is crucial to Delta’s mission, the Regional Chapter of the Year title recognizes the exceptional commitment of three chapters to fundraising, enhancing their community, and doggedly advocating for Delta Waterfowl and waterfowl hunting. The three chapters selected represent the best of the best in the North, East, and South regions, respectively.
Northern Regional Chapter of the Year: Fowled Up Chapter, Pierre, South Dakota
Eastern Regional Chapter of the Year: Triangle Delta Waterfowl Chapter, Raleigh, North Carolina
Southern Regional Chapter of the Year: Gulf Coast Chapter, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Delta Waterfowl also recognizes extraordinary achievement demonstrated in chapter fundraising efforts over the past year. Despite the limitations and challenges presented by the pandemic, each of these chapters had the tenacity, creativity, and passion to get the job done. In fact, this year’s winner for most money raised in a single event — North Carolina’s Triangle Delta Waterfowl — set a new all-time record by raising $227,000 in a single evening.
#1 Total Net Income: Triangle Delta Waterfowl Chapter, Raleigh, North Carolina
#1 Net to Gross $10,000-20,000: Chautauqua Lake Chapter, Bemus Point, New York
#1 Net to Gross over $20,000: Middle Susquehanna River Chapter, Millersburg, Pennsylvania
#1 Total Net Income Non-Traditional: Sou’Wes Delta Chapter, Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland
#1 Single Event Net New Chapter: Central Valley Chapter, Fresno, California
#1 Single Event Net Existing Chapter: Triangle Delta Waterfowl Chapter, Raleigh, North Carolina
In Delta’s short fiscal year, which spanned March 1 to June 30, 2021, two more chapters were recognized for fundraising triumphs.
#1 Total Net Income: Cupped N Committed Chapter, Winterset, Iowa
#1 Total Net Income Non-Traditional: Columbia River Chapter, Portland, Oregon
Another chapter distinguished itself with its status as the largest Delta Waterfowl Chapter.
#1 Total Members: Nashville Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee
Three more chapters reached the prestigious milestone of raising $1 million in net proceeds for The Duck Hunters Organization.
Vermillion Chapter, Abbeville, Louisiana
Triangle Delta Waterfowl Chapter, Raleigh, North Carolina
Leon County, Centerville, Texas
They join the three existing Million Dollar Chapters: Mid South, Memphis, Tennessee, Gulf Coast, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee.
Delta is proud to highlight the Regional Directors of the Year from the United States and Canada. The two leaders selected have continually led volunteers and chapters in their regions to success.
Jeff Adams, regional director of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Washington and Oregon
John Clements, regional director of Canada’s Maritime and Atlantic Provinces
Just as Delta relies on its chapters, each chapter relies on the collective and collaborative effort of leaders, volunteers and community members. Without these many individuals, the success of the past year — whether it was fundraising, executing community events, recruiting new waterfowlers, or advocating for local and national causes — would not have been possible.
“It is an honor to recognize the volunteers and local chapters throughout North America,” said Chris Williams, Delta’s regional manager of event fundraising. “Selfless service, unwavering passion, and a steadfast commitment to ducks and duck hunters is what drives those who have been honored.”
Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and ensure the future of duck hunting in North America. Visit deltawaterfowl.org.
For more information, contact Chris Williams at (919) 538-7874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.