Chattanooga’s Tennessee Valley Chapter nearly doubled its membership in one night during the Club’s annual fundraiser held Saturday, March 14 at the Downtown Marriott and adjacent Convention Center in Tennessee’s fourth largest city. Continue reading TN Valley Chapter Nearly Doubles Membership
In April, the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Safari Club International donated a remote controlled bedded whitetail buck deer decoy to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for use in their efforts to catch roadside shooters and poachers. Four standing robotic deer, previously donated by SCI-TNV to the agency have resulted in more than 100 arrests and convictions. Offenders lost their hunting privileges for three years and were required to pay a large fine. The bedded buck was donated because some repeat offenders recognized the standing decoys. Currently, three additional bedded decoy does are being prepped and will be donated to TWRA soon.
The Tennessee Valley Chapter (formerly Chattanooga Area Chapter) is having a fundraiser banquet on March 9 where you can meet Craig Boddington. Boddington will present an interactive hunting seminar from 3:30 to 5:30 pm the day of the fundraiser. Seminar seating is limited to 40 attendees.
Tickets are $100 ($30 for ages 16 and younger) and includes both the Boddington seminar and the fundraiser banquet, an autographed photo with Boddington and an entry into a drawing for one of Boddington’s personalized books.
The cost of attending the fundraising banquet only is $60, or a sponsor table for 8 can be had for $500. Sponsor tables include a special drawing for a scoped rifle.
Door prizes, both a live and silent auction, a gallery of guns, drawing for a scoped hunting rifle and many other fun activities for spouses and children complete the event.
On the morning of the banquet, the Chapter will also host a special seminar to become an official SCI Measurer. The Measurer seminar is from 9:00 am until Noon. Cost is $175 and includes a Measurer’s Kit valued at $150.
For additional information, tickets and reservations, contact Bill Swan (phone or text) at 423-240-0719 or visit the Chapter’s website. Special room rates are available from Marriott by calling 423-756-0002 and mentioning SCI.