State Senator Mike Shirkey: SCI Flint named Mike Shirkey as Legislator of the Year at our fundraiser. Shirkey is a sportsman and has supported hunting in the state senate.
Bob Eastman, Eastman Outdoors: Bob who is also a chapter member and chapter Legislative Representative holds fundraisers at his home in support of candidates within Michigan who are friendly to the hunting community.
Lobby Day: Chapter President Dennis Gepfrey participated in the SCI Lobby day during the spring board meeting.
Michigan Sportsmen’s Caucus: SCI Flint is a member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus with other Michigan chapters of SCI.
US Sportsmen’s Alliance: SCI Flint is a member of the Sportsmen’s Alliance, a watch dog group for sportsmen.
Texas Initiative: SCI Flint donated $1500 to the Texas Initiative to protect the freedom to hunt in the state constitution. We took the lead on this in Michigan after receiving a personal appeal for funding from Larry Higgins and encouraged other chapters to donate. All Region 20 chapters made a donation and most of the Region 19 chapters also donated to this successful initiative.
SCI – Michigan Issues Committee:Several Flint Chapter members have attended each of these meetings that includes members from each of the Michigan chapters and representatives from SCI government affairs (Chip Burkhalter) & Director of Conservation (Matt Eckert) attending this meeting. Topics discussed include current issues within MI with the goal of having a unified position (that is consistent with SCI at the International level) on issues.