The Oswegatchie Adiron-DUCK Race is Sunday April 27th 2014. It’s our 20th year! We want to make sure YOU, our biggest supporters, are informed about all the ways your chapter can benefit!
For every duck a school gets credit for selling, we will give that school 50% of that money back as "Duck Bucks". Duck Bucks can be used anytime in the next 12 months for any purchases made at Oswegatchie. This includes summer camp fees, winter weekends, Environmental Leadership Programs, and store purchases.
There are two methods that you can use to feather your chapter’s nest with “Duck Bucks”
1. Commit to selling a “flock” of ducks. This is the traditional method which chapters have used to sell ducks for the past 20 years! You commit to a batch of ducks whether it be 25 or 200, you take your lot and you work through students or Alumni to sell them in your community. We do not take ducks back so the number of ducks you request are yours to keep. This is the most lucrative strategy!
2. We now have our website set up to allow individuals to purchase ducks on-line, and they can also select which FFA Chapter they want their purchase to benefit. This means money can be allotted to your chapter with no effort from you! All you have to do is spread the word and get people to go on-line, buy a ducks, and selected your chapter to benefit.
The combination of the two methods will give your chapter the best results. Having physical duckuments to sell is great for local supporters and chapter events. Having the ability to direct people on-line is great for folks that are interested but don’t have cash at the moment, or for additional sales after you have sold all of your requested flock.
EXTRA BIG DEAL! Not only will FFA Chapters get 50% of their sales in “Duck Bucks”, but the FFA Chapter that sells the most ducks will get an additional Free Campership for this summer!
In 2013, 21 schools took flocks of ducks and received some on-line sales, an additional 17 schools received credit from on-line sales only. This resulted in $11, 700 in credit to these 38 chapters! Oswegatchie would love to have more chapters involved in the duck program, and get more students to Oswegatchie, whether it be for an exciting week of summer camp, or a fire side winter weekend.
Our first Adiron-Duck Race was in 1994, we hope to make our 20th year a record breaker! FFA chapters have sold countless ducks and have helped send many students to Oswegatchie. Thank you for your support!
If you have questions or wish to place an order for your flock, respond to this email. Our duck race documents have just been sent to the print shop, we will have them available for distribution in the next few weeks.
Program Specialist & Administrative Assistant
Oswegatchie Educational Center
9340 Long Pond Rd
Croghan, NY 13327