Dear DU Leaders and Volunteers,
After careful and considerable deliberations among the officers, key board members and staff, we have determined to postpone our 84th National Convention scheduled for September 8-11 in New Orleans.
The health and safety of DU volunteers and staff is our top priority, and with the dramatic increase in Covid illnesses across the country and a decrease in hospital beds in New Orleans, we didn't feel it was safe to move forward.
If you are already registered, Elizabeth Harris will be in contact with you. Please pay close attention to your email! Additionally, rooms will automatically be canceled by the hotel next week. If you would like to visit New Orleans during the same dates, please let Elizabeth know, as the hotel will honor the reduced room rate.
Since convention has been postponed, the Super Duck sweepstakes will move to a virtual drawing. We still have a few more tickets to sell! If you haven't purchased yours already but would like to participate in the sweepstakes, please contact Elizabeth Harris, email@example.com. Each $300 Super Duck ticket you purchase comes with a full-size, numbered, limited-edition Charles Jobes blue-winged teal decoy. Prizes include an all-expense-paid trip to the 2022 convention, the lucky duck gun drawing and the grand prize – a dream vacation package. We'll be in touch once we have a date set for the Super Duck drawing.
We are finalizing details on our 85th National Convention and will make an announcement soon. We hope to see everyone gather in 2022! It has been too long!