Community and Friends Propel Gloe to Delta Waterfowl Volunteer of the Year Title
The 2017 Delta Waterfowl Volunteer of the Year Award went to Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up chapter of Delta Waterfowl. He will be the distinguished owner of a new Lowe 1756 Roughneck, his prize for being selected as Volunteer of the Year.
Six years ago, Willie Gloe assembled a team of five, passionate, waterfowl hunters to hear a pitch from Scott Terning, a regional director for Delta Waterfowl, about starting a chapter.
In the years since, what became known as the Fowled Up chapter of Delta Waterfowl has become, pound for pound, one of the most financially successful chapters in the country. To date, the Fowled Up chapter has raised around $200,000 for Delta Waterfowl. Most of the fundraising is done through the chapter’s annual banquet, which draws 300 people and generates up to $35,000 a year.
Hats off to Willie for his dedication to introducing safe and responsible hunting to boys and girls, and for promoting and growing the waterfowl hunting community.