SCi members through their chapter network and sister foundation assist veterans in many ways including special hunts and other activities. They also honor vets who do not come home by laying the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
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Professionals in every aspect of the mission of conservation, education, and humanitarian services to offer counsel and help on a Chapter level
Monthly mailings to every chapter including; chapter membership rosters, dues reimbursements, new members recruited in the state, new members recruited within each specific chapter, etc.
Compliance help and monitoring
Annual report training/assistance
Chapter fundraiser advertising in Safari Times
Chapter-related news items in Safari Times newspaper
Chapter listings and contact information in Safari Times newspaper
Chapter Awards Competition
Chapter Publication Awards Competition
Convention and Events
Grand Slam Awards based on how many members chapters register for the SCI Annual Hunters’ Convention
Provide a fundraising certificate for a Convention Package to chapters attending training seminars
Provide chapters with auction guidelines and policies upon request
Provide chapters with referrals on companies looking to get involved beyond the Convention
Annual Gift Certificate for Record Book/World Hunting Awards donation
Offers Record Books at cost for chapter fundraisers
Provides Chapter Awards plaque at cost for chapter award banquets
Offers Official and Master Measuring seminar at chapter events including free scoring of trophies for their members
Offer an informative seminar on why you should document your hunting heritage
Promote local chapters at our regional events and outdoor expos
Offer the ability to customize a chapter specific record book
Education Sables & Humanitarian Services
Raise funds to make grants available to support chapter education activities and programs.
Education Matching Grants are up to 50% of a chapter 30% contribution up to a maximum of $2,000 per year for education projects that introduce adults to conservation education, hunting and shooting sports.
Chapter Youth Grants provide up to $5,000 to support chapter activities that engage youth in conservation education, shooting sports, and outdoor recreation. The limit is $5,000 in a single year. The chapter is required to engage in a project of at least 3 years and with like-minded partners.
The Chapter as well as Chapter Sables Committees may apply for Education Sables grants.
Education Sables provide training for Chapter Education Committee Chairs and Chapter Sables Committee Representatives. Training is a way to learn how to tap into grant programs and how to connect with education projects within a chapter community.
Hands On Wildlife Kits (conservation education in a box) are available to chapters to purchase at a reduced cost. This is excellent teaching materials and curriculum to give to teachers, parks & recreation centers, state game & fish agencies education outreach, AWLS alumni and more. The cost is $550. Through a partnership with the Trappers’ Association we have been able to reduce the cost from $750 to $550.
Raise funds to support chapters in humanitarian services related projects
Hunt for Warriors and Disabled Hunter grants provide up to $1,000 in support of chapter projects. A chapter may qualify for up to a total of a combined $2,000 in fiscal year 2013.
Pathfinder Support Grant – beginning July 1, 2013 financial support for Hunt for Warriors, Disabled Hunter, Safari Wish and Veterans projects will be provided through the new Pathfinder Support Grant. A chapter may qualify for up to $5,000 in a fiscal year.
Blue Bags – Safari Care: Humanitarian Services loan Blue Bags to chapters for chapter members taking a Blue Bag along on their hunt to give to villagers in the hunting locale. In 2013 through a Hunter Legacy 100 Fund grant chapters may apply for and take with them a HLF Blue Bag filled with medical and school supplies and many other items when a chapter member is taking a Blue Bag on behalf of the chapter to gift to those in need.
Promotion items are provided and available to chapters free of charge to use at Sensory Safari events. Items include pencils, braille bracelets, colors, and a worksheet.
What Chapters do for SCI/F:
Serve as the local “face” of SCI/F
Recruiting and Retention
Perform the majority of our Conservation, Education, and Humanitarian Projects
Serve on the SCI Board
Provide innovative ideas and best practices
Provide dedicated “Safari-Clubbers” to rise through the ranks and lead the organization
Swarovski Optik has a television show called Swarovski Optik Quests—With The Eyes Of A Hawk that airs on NBC Sports. SCI is one of the corporate partners of the show, and it kicks off its second season in Utah on a mule deer hunt with SCI President John Whipple and Rusty Hall of Western Lands Outfitters.
“The response to the show in season one was overwhelming, and only added to our excitement to move ahead into season two. To be able to partner with such great companies and utilize the best optics manufactured in the world today really makes for some excellent entertainment. For us, TV is a very important part of our media schedule and seeing the unbelievable consumer response to the show has been very rewarding,” said Dean Capuano, Director of Communications for Swarovski Optik North America.
The groundbreaking new series airs this fall on NBC Sports, and then re-airs on Sportsman Channel. Each action-packed episode features a team of Swarovski Optik Pro Staffers traveling to the world’s most exotic locations in search of the planet’s most difficult and sought-after trophies while showcasing Swarovski Optik’s high precision, high quality, sought-after optics.