More than 300 SCI members attended the 2013 Phoenix Chapter fundraiser held May 17 and 18 at The Buttes, Marriott Resort. Friday evening was a meet the outfitters and exhibitors reception, while Saturday evening was the auction and banquet. The two-evening event featured 15 exhibitors and 200 auction items. Southwest Wildlife of Scottsdale provided a display of 30 mounts. Special thanks to McMillan Firearms for providing a rifle for the raffle. Saturday evening, celebrity Mike Broomhead was the MC and Les Ohlhauser, well know for his work with conservation groups, conducted the live auction.–Danell Munyan, Secretary and Event Coordinator
Nevada leads the nation in unemployment, yet the members and friends of NNSCI and SCI came out in record numbers to participate in our 18th Annual Banquet on March 15, 2013. More than 600 people attended, up 20 percent from last year. The past two years of hard work and spreading the word about why SCI and the Northern Nevada Chapter are important to Nevada sportsmen are paying off.
Though the Northern Nevada Chapter is small, it has accomplished many big things. We won SCI’s “Top Gun Award” in 2011, and recently were recognized with SCI’s “Diamond Conservation Award” and 2012 “Chapter of the Year” in our size category. These are huge accomplishments for a small chapter. We are proud of our work following in the footsteps of SCI’s larger chapters. I hope our accomplishments will inspire chapters of all sizes.
This year’s banquet was a reflection of our efforts to tell sportsmen and their friends what we are doing for them. It was also in recognition of this past year’s efforts, and the attendees’ support of work yet to be accomplished. The following projects will continue to be NNSCI Chapter priorities.
Endangered Species Act–preventative listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse
Education/Scholarships for our youth
Protecting Hunters Rights, on federal and state level
Sean Shea, SCI National Life Member and local County Advisory Board Member, noted that NNSCI had a successful banquet. From the moment he walked in, the atmosphere was great. The volunteers were cheerful and having a great time. The food was excellent, thanks to the Silvery Legacy, and the mood for the entire evening was really upbeat. Thanks to everyone who helped with the dinner for doing an outstanding job.
Jeremy Drew, past NNSCI Scholarship recipient and current Nevada State Wildlife Commissioner said, “It was only fitting that a record crowd was on hand to help celebrate the Chapter’s recent accomplishments–Top Gun, Diamond Conservation and Chapter of the Year Award–and help push the scholarship fund over the $100,000 mark. The Northern Nevada Chapter’s leadership and membership should be proud of their accomplishments. It was an honor to be part of this year’s banquet.”
The banquet was a great success and a good time was had by all. Enjoy the photographs and visit our web page, http://www.NNSCI.com.–Terrence Melby, NNSCI Director
The Castilla Chapter, whose members are mainly from the region of the Spanish capital Madrid, organized it’s Annual Banquet and Fundraiser. The very well attended gathering created lots of excitement and auction bidding. Seen in the picture are the winner of a 7mm Rem. Mag. rifle that was raffled, Mr. Arturo Egurén, left, with Castilla Chapter President, Rafael “Tato” Perez Fragero-Rey, right.
The Tennessee Valley Chapter’s Hunts for Warriors Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser is scheduled for May 11, 2013 at Montlake Classic Clays, 2009 Mowbray Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. All net proceeds to benefit the “Enterprise South Park Warrior Deer Hunt” that enables present and past wounded U.S. Military personnel an opportunity for a quality deer hunt.
Teams will consist of four shooters, and there is a limited amount of team space available. Registration is $400 per team. Each registered shooter is entered in a drawing for a shotgun, with awards presented for First, Second and Third Place teams. Lunch and gift bags are provided.
Registration begins at 8:30 am and shooting starts at 9:30 am. Please bring your own shotgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. No ammunition in excess of 3 1/4 drams. Only 2 3/4-inch No. 7 1/2, 8 or 9 shot is allowed.
For more information or to register early, call (423) 240-0719.