The Board of SCI West Coast Chapter to take a moment to provide our members with an update to what has been happening as we head into the fall hunting season.
In June, we hosted our first Annual SCI Westcoast Banquet. It was a success and we could not have done it without the support of our Sponsors and SCI members, of not only our chapter but chapters around the world. If you were not able to attend you missed out on a tremendous gathering to support hunting in BC and make sure you are there next year.
This event showcased the great table fare that game animals are thanks to Tammy Wood of Sossy Outdoors and her team for putting together such an outstanding meal.
With the in-house raffles, Door Prizes and Live/Online Auction, we were able to raise approximately $30,000that will seed our ability to accomplish some projects in B.C. and help bring awareness to the sustainability of hunting in BC.
Since starting this chapter in May 2017 with 30members we have been able to more than double our membership. Our current membership is 84 active members. There are 30 members thathave not yet renewed for 2018-19 so please do so online at www.safariclub.org If you are not planning on renewing please share with us a confidential email to firstname.lastname@example.org to what we can do to gain back your support. It is important that we continue to grow our membership numbers to gain a stronger voice and positively impact the preservation of our hunting heritage in BC. There is true strength in numbers and we have had a great start in this inaugural year to do so.
The Board would like to stress that our Chapter members be active in what we select as our Chapter Projects and the successful execution of the plans. Therefore, would like to ask for idea submissions from the membership as to what project we can do in 2019 to make a positive impact in our BC community. This can be anything from Youth initiatives, goodwill, charities, conservation, habitat enhancement, etc… Where you feel we can make an impact please make a suggestion. These suggestions will be evaluated against our chapter values and after careful consideration the projects will then be selected. Project committees of our members will then be formed to accomplish these goals.
There is a form for submissions attached to this email or available for download from our website so you complete and send back to email@example.com.
As our chapter moves forward, we anticipate the SCI West Coast Annual Banquet to be even more successful next year and have already started working on venues, Auction items and prizes. As we finalize the details on dates and location we’ll get the word out so you can add it to your calendars and invite your friends. If you have any feedback on how to improve our event or input on what type of hunts you would like to see made available for the fundraising effort, please send us a note.
Good luck this fall in your pursuits and when you are around the camp fire please share with your group the how much it means to you to be able to share in their company and protect the rights to do so. Invite them to join together with you to conserve this important part of our Canadian heritage and we will be able to ensure it continues forward for generations to come.