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California DU State Convention

April 19-21, 2013

This year’s state convention will be held April 19, 20 and 21 at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country and includes a Friday evening sportsman’s night out dinner party and hospitality central, Saturday business meeting, lunch and evening banquet, and Sunday morning board meeting.

The cost is $100 per person. The Doubletree has extended special overnight accommodation pricing of $115 double occupancy.


Friday’s festivities will begin with a spectacular sportsman’s night out dinner party – a delicious buffet of marinade BBQ chicken, assortment of artisan sausages, slow roasted BBQ tri tip of beef, assorted salads and desert. Hospitality central will open at 9 pm.


Saturday’s festivities will include a thoughtful and informative business meeting agenda to thank our many volunteers for their dedication and commitment to Ducks Unlimited and to discuss and entertain our state’s moving forward strategic plan, our state’s wetland conservation efforts, waterfowl habitat and we will have some workshops. Buffet lunch is included. Evening banquet and fundraiser will take place in the evening – a sumptuous mesquite grilled pork chop with apple onion chutney dinner and all the trimmings.

Sunday morning there will be a state board meeting which everyone is welcome to attend.

The central location of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country sets guests at the heart of Sonoma County. While there you can enjoy easy access to hundreds of well-known wineries, including Viansa, Kendall Jackson, Clos Du Bois, and Korbel. Many popular attractions are also within close proximity to the hotel, such as Infineon Raceway, Armstrong Redwoods, and Bodega Bay, all less than 30 minutes from the hotel. For an exciting day out for the whole family, visit the Safari West Wildlife Reserve or the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center (creator of the Peanuts gang). Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to see and do with numerous golf courses, picturesque walks and beautiful landscapes. Take a hot-air balloon ride over the Sonoma Valley for an unforgettable trip.


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