The Chairman’s Roll of Honor
chapters are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters
throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that
raise $250,000 to $1 million for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2016 Texas had
two chapters included on the list.
“These fundraising events are the
backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up
these chapters are the force making a difference for North American waterfowl
populations,” said DU President Paul Bonderson. “It takes a great deal of
effort to achieve the Chairman’s Roll of Honor level, and these chapters
deserve to be congratulated by every person who enjoys the outdoors.”
These chapters earned spots on the Chairman’s
Roll of Honor list out of the more than 2,600 DU chapters nationwide that host
more than 3,900 fundraising events throughout the year. DU’s event fundraising
system has become a model for other conservation organizations around the world
and has funded a significant portion of the more than 13.8 million acres of
wetlands and associated habitat DU has conserved since 1937.
This year’s chapters from Texas were
the Houston and Galveston chapters.
The 2016 Chairman’s Roll of Honor
chapters also have the distinction of being honored during DU’s 80th National
Convention in San Antonio, May 31 – June 4, with many chapter representatives
across the country are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and the
wetlands that filter our water and protect us from flooding are important to
them and to their communities,” Bonderson said. “The more money we raise, the
more habitat we can conserve and the closer we are to preserving our waterfowl
hunting heritage. I would like to personally thank all our Chairman’s Roll of
Honor chapters for their achievement and look forward to seeing them among our
distinguished chapters next year.”
the full Chairman’s Roll of Honor list for 2016.