Down Under Fan Fund administrator Lucy Huntzinger has published a year-end statement.
DUFF North America began the year with $8,247.27 and ends with $5964.27.
The fund took in $1,455 in donations, $1,400 of which was raised during the fan fund auction at the Worldcon. Thank you, fandom!
The fund paid out $3,738 for Clare McDonald-Sim’s five week visit to the USA as delegate. This is a higher amount than normal due to DUFF being unable to secure her much in the way of accommodations with fans as she traveled; she was obliged to stay in hotels instead. I hope we can do better next time as half the fun of traveling as a delegate is staying with fans. Clare did an amazing job on her trip and created a lot of goodwill between our fandoms.
Thank you to everyone who donated time, energy and money to DUFF NA in 2016.
Huntzinger, the 1987 DUFF delegate, is acting administrator for 2014 winner Juanita Coulson.