Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

See what the various SCI Local Chapters are doing around the world to help support hunting.

West Texas SCI Chapter Donates $75,000 For Memorial


The West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) donated $75,000 to name Trinity Oaks’ main lodge at Thumbtack Ranch in memory of Sydney Dickerson-Matthews. Sydney, an 11 year-old sixth grader, was taken too soon from her Midland family in a tragic ATV accident this past September.

“Sydney was a gentle, kind, competitive spirit who loved the outdoors. Her passion was to always help other kids in any way she could,” describes her mother, Valerie Matthews. “I am so excited and appreciative for this amazing opportunity to keep our Sydney’s memory alive in a way that she would be so proud of.” Continue reading West Texas SCI Chapter Donates $75,000 For Memorial

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SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter Helps Equip Ohio DNR


Ohio DNR District 5 Manager approached the Southwest Ohio Chapter with a request for help in replacing much needed night vision monocular units for Division of Wildlife officers. Of the two available units, one was completely inoperable and the other was more than 20 years old. SW Ohio Chapter Vice President Jim Hayes worked closely with District 5 Unit Supervisor Matt Hoehn to find the best monoculars available. Continue reading SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter Helps Equip Ohio DNR

Southwest Ohio Donates $3,500 To Combat Veterans For Duck And Goose Hunt


John Stohlman (center) SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter donating to Dan Doll and Dave Studenka of Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
John Stohlman (center) SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter donating to Dan Doll and Dave Studenka of Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.

The SCI Southwest Ohio chapter donates $3,500 to the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. The funds are for Purple Heart recipients to experience first class waterfowl hunting in southern Ohio. The waterfowl migration is in full swing with giant Canada geese and other waterfowl for in-your-face non-stop action. This is considered by many as a jam-packed waterfowl hunt of a lifetime.

Dan Doll, a member of the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, thanked the SCI Chapter saying, “[W]e would like to send a huge thank you to John Stohlman and the Safari Club International Southwest Ohio Chapter. The donation helps us host the Southwest Ohio Duck and Goose Hunt, which provides our nation’s combat wounded soldiers a great hunting experience.”

The hunt allows combat veterans much needed and deserved hunting time in the field. The SW Ohio Chapter will also give each attending veteran a SCIF Challenge Coin as another token of appreciation for their dedicated service to their country.

To order Challenge Coins for your local Chapter event, contact Dan Brooks at dbrooks@safariclub.org or call (520) 345-9521.

Opening Night Event A Triumph


The opening night banquet and awards was a night of triumph and happy tears. SCI President Larry Higgins welcomed the attendees and reminded them of the importance of the SCI mission. Sue Hankner was recognized for a lifetime of tireless service to SCI Foundation/Sables Education programs and Membership & Chapter Development Committee Co-Chairs Sherry Maddox and Don Detwiler  presented the Chapter Publications awards.