Fan fund auction money received

Happy news! I received a $1400 check today which is DUFF North America’s share of the $2700 raised at the MidAmericon2 fan fund auction. That concludes our fundraising for the year. I will do a year end statement of the fund’s 2016 finances at the end of November.
There is no better way to understand another country’s fandom than to have a representative visit, explain and explore all the ways in which we are both the same and divergent, then share their experiences when they return home. Thank you once again to everyone who supports us.

Catching Up

Clare had a terrific visit to the U.S. and made lots of new friends for DUFF as she met people in Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Washington DC, New York City and points in between. Thank you to everyone who supported her trip by helping to fund it through DUFF, providing a bed, meals, sightseeing, visits to fans and other delights. She had a very good time, which I am sure she will be conveying to Australian fandom for a long time to come!

A bit of housekeeping: although we did have a successful fan fund auction three months ago in Kansas City I have not received any funds or indeed any totals on what was raised during the auction. I’m very grateful to everyone who contributed to the fund raiser, either by working on it, donating items or bidding on items. I’m sorry for the long delay in reporting, but unfortunately my attempts to resolve the situation have been unsuccessful.

DUFF does have sufficient funds to send someone to Australia/New Zealand next spring! In January Clare and I will be putting together the 2017 race, so stay tuned and let us know if you are interested or if you know someone in North America who would be a great candidate! Thank you so much for your support and interest in DUFF.

Email for Lucy/NA Admin is

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