Ducks Unlimited – Annapolis Chapter ( www.annapolisdu.com ) is thrilled to announce the success of their annual fundraiser, which was held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Michaels on the South River. Festivities included a cocktail reception and dinner, paired with an extensive silent auction, multiple raffles, and games.
With over 145 people in attendance, the organization was able to raise over $13,000; with 100% of those funds directly benefiting the Ducks Unlimited mission—supporting conservation and education within in the Annapolis and surrounding communities.
In addition to the evenings’ festivities, there were multiple awards and recognitions given by Stephen Holt, President of the Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Chapter. These accolades included:
- Ducks Unlimited Recognition Award presented to Ross Selby for being the Founder of the Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Chapter, Chartering the Organization in 1972.
- Ducks Unlimited Teal Award presented to Jack Muety for securing and donating auction goods in excess of $10,000.
- Ducks Unlimited Gold Feather Society Award presented to Bob & Marian Knode for their purchase of a Life Insurance Policy and designating Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Chapter as their beneficiaries.
“This years event was incredibly successful. The entire committee within the Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Chapter worked incredibly hard and the efforts were certainly seen with the outcome in attendance and final numbers. We’re very pleased and look forward to next year’s event”, said Stephen Holt, President of the Ducks Unlimited – Annapolis Chapter. Holt continued to say “We are also very thankful for the support of our members, community, donors, and Arthur & Tony Pierra of Mike’s Crab House for donating the space of Michael’s on the South to host our event!”
In addition to the grandeur of the fete, Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Chapter welcomed Fegan’s Taxidermy as a vendor at the event. Lining the room with their artistry, the Father-Son duo was proud to announce that on the same evening, son- C.J. Fegan would be airing on AMC’s Immortalized—a taxidermy competitor show. Based on the theme “End of the World”, Fegan went up against a world-renowned taxidermist and took home the win. The Ducks Unlimited- Annapolis Event was a great event for them to showcase their work, while staying connected with the local community and conservationists.