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Alabama Chapter July 4 Event a Success

At the time of our Lobby Day on the Hill on May 5, our Senators and Congressmen were in recess. This precluded our being able to visit with them in person. Their aides are always very well versed on what is happening and are very competent in relaying our messages. It is always helpful to be able to see our Representatives in person, though.

I was fortunate to have this opportunity on a very special day for our country, the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Each year I have been privileged to be a guest at the Fourth of July event at Archie Phillip’s Lake. Archie is the host of the TV Show “Outdoors with Archie Phillips.”

Alabama Chapter Event
Shown here during Fourth of July celebration are, left to right, Allen Farley, John Merrill, Randall Bush and Gary Palmer.

The show is dedicated to the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing and shooting. Archie is one of the most patriotic people that I have come to know. This event portrays what the holiday is all about with some great food thrown in as well. At each of these events there are usually several politicians who are allowed to say a few words.

Gary Palmer is one of our newest Representatives in Washington, D.C. I have visited his office in the Cannon Building for the last two years, seeing his aides on both occasions. At this Fourth of July event I was able to speak with Congressman Palmer in a social setting and hear his views of where our government stands at this time and what the future may hold in store for us, both good and possibly bad.

At this event we were fortunate to also have John Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, and Allen Farley, our District 15 Representative in the Alabama House of Legislature. It was enlightening to know that in Alabama we have people representing us that share the same values as SCI.


New Chapter Hosts Successful Veteran’s Hunt

Music-City-Chapter-Wounded-Warrior-Hunt-011516The first Tuesday in December saw rain like no one could imagine with lots of flooding everywhere. The first Tuesday was also the first day in the woods for the Music City SCI’s “Jim Continue reading New Chapter Hosts Successful Veteran’s Hunt

SCI Tennessee Valley Hosts Members’ Social

8441947Kick off the summer with an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new members at the SCI Tennessee Valley Chapter Summer Social, June 20, Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. A 5-stand shotgun course and lunch are open to all SCI Members at no charge. The event will be held at Dunaway Hunting and Fishing Club. Bring your shotgun and several boxes of shells, even if you are rusty or haven’t shot much lately, join the fun. There will be door prizes and drawing for a firearm.

RSVP to Keith Watson at kawoutside@aol.com


SCI Tennessee Valley Chapter To Display Wildlife on Wheels Trailer at NRA Convention

WildlifeonwheelsTrailerIn partnership with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Chapter will exhibit the trailer, containing numerous taxidermy mounts, at the NRA Convention for the public to tour. Chapter members are invited to ride the 2nd Amendment Express tour bus on Saturday, April 11, leaving at 8:00 a.m. from the Chattanooga Sportsman’s Warehouse, to the Nashville Convention Center. After spending a day at the show, members can enjoy a return ride departing at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $75.00. One rider will win a stainless Kimber STS Micro Carry .380. To reserve a seat, only 50 available, call Gregg Jackson 423-464-6631 or Tony Sanders 423-567-4801   email: friends@chattanooga-fnra.com