Virginia DU State Convention

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time & Location

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
480 King Carter Drive
Irvington, Virginia, 23185

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Online ticket sales end on 3/9/2018. Buy now, only 20 days left!

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Contact Information

Bill Pennell
(804) 450 - 2267

Dan Ross
(540) 840 - 8284

Katherine Bigelow
(434) 755 - 3653

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The 2018 VADU State Convention will be held at The Tides Inn, located in Irvington, Virginia on March 9-10, 2018.


In the spring of 1946, The Ashburn Farm began its transformation into the stunning Tides Inn. The expansive, waterfront farm had been in the Ashburn family for over 150 years before being purchased by E.A. Stephens, a New Orleans businessman. On July 15th, 1947, the Tides Inn opened to the public. The Tides soon established itself as the premier resort in the Mid-Atlantic region. After three generations of the Stephens family’s stewardship, the inn was purchased by Enchantment Group in 2001. With extensive renovations carrying the Chesapeake Bay resort into a new era, the Tides Inn has become the charming Virginia retreat it is today.

We are excited about hosting several fun and enjoyable activities throughout the convention followed by our State Awards banquet in celebration of our dedicated and passionate DU volunteers and supporters.

In addition to registering for the convention online, please make your 2018 room reservations directly with The Tides Inn by calling 855.420.9316.  Use Virginia Ducks Unlimited Group Name to receive your discounted room rate of $138/night.

There will be a discounted resort fee of $15/night and State and Local taxes that will be in addition to the discounted room rate.  The resort fee includes wi-fi, access to the pool and spa, bicycles, tennis courts,croquet,basketball courts and par 3 golf course. Valet and self parking, local phone calls, local newspaper and non motorized watercraft, kayaks,canoes and paddle boats.


FRIDAY - MARCH 9, 2018

1:00-4:00 pm - 5 Stand Sporting Clays - Rappahannock River Pistol & Rifle Club*

4:00-5:00 pm - Convention Registration Open

3:00-5:00 pm - Hospitality

5:30-7:00 pm - Convention Reception

7:00 pm - Dinner (On Your Own)

8:00 - 11:00 pm Hospitality


7:30-8:30 am - Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am - Convention Registration Open

8:30-10:35 am - VADU General Session

10:45 am-12:45 pm - VADU State Committee Meeting & Awards

1:00 pm - Lunch (On Your Own)

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Wine & Oyster Event - Good Luck Cellars*

5:00-5:45 pm - Convention Registration Open

5:30-9:30 pm - VADU State Convention Awards Dinner

9:30-11:00 pm - Hospitality

SUNDAY - MARCH 11, 2018

Breakfast (On Your Own) and Departures (Check Out 11:00 am)


*Separate Registration Fee Appl ies 

Rappahannock River Pistol & Rifle Club, 640 Blueberry Point Road, White Stone, VA 22578

Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

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