Safari Club International – Flint Regional Chapter
SCI Mission Statement:
Safari Club International is the Leader in protecting the Freedom to Hunt and in promoting Wildlife Conservation Worldwide!
SCI Foundation Mission Statement:
SCI Foundation funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.
Hope this message finds all of you well. I can only hope that you are looking forward to this falls hunting, whether it be here in the states or abroad. Somewhere in this big world that offers us so much as hunters.
We are lucky to have an organization like SCI to help with so many different things like conservation, no matter where help is needed. SCI will be there. Also humanitarian efforts. We have a very special project called the Blue Bag. This is for when someone who travels abroad to a less fortunate country, we send school supplies and also things as simple as tooth brushes and toothpaste. So if you plan on traveling and know of someone in need contact one of us on the SCI board and we can make arrangements to put together a bag for the trip.
Another project we have is wish hunts for children. This is very close to my heart to be able to interact with our children. I think this is very important, they are our future. So let’s get them outside it is a great place to be. And remember they are our next set of SCI members.
We have just changed board positions. I will be President for the next 2 years and look forward to trying to fill some pretty big shoes. We have a very strong staff of board members that I feel lucky to be working with. I am also hunt donor director for our chapter. We have a lot of great things planned for this year’s fundraiser. So with that being said if any of our members have any ideas or recommendations don’t hesitate to call one of us board members, all our names and numbers are in the newsletter. We would like very much to hear from you either via phone or our website: www.sciflint.com.
Just to let you know, we are working on the website. When it is done we should have a place for you to go and post pictures and outfitters names and what you thought of them and how things went. We believe this will help anyone who looks at the website find someone who either recommends an outfitter or if you had a bad experience, we want to hear about also. You may be able to save someone from a bad hunting experience.
I guess it’s time to say something about myself, so you can understand me a little. My name is Ronald Douglas. I am married to the love of my life Karen. I have 5 great kids 4 girls and 1 boy, half of them follow me in the hunting world, and all of them are active in the outdoors. My wife Karen also hunts. The fall is my busy time of the year. I am an active hunting guide in Alaska for 2-1/2 months and then it is off to Ohio and Illinois for Deer hunting. So it is late January before my season comes to an end.
We had our first annual Flint SCI Chapter Golf outing. Information for next year’s golf outing will be on our new website and we will be selling tickets at this year’s fundraiser in March so plan on a great day of fun. Also something to think about is our Christmas Party, what a great time. It is free to member and 1 guest. Flyers will be sent out with the date, so be sure to mark it on your calendar.
And with that I would like to say Thank You so very much for making all this possible. It takes members like you to make this chapter a success and we are very successful. Be proud.
God Bless you all