SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

 
SCI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
By: Mark Jablonic, President

    By the time you are reading this we will be knee deep into summer. Turkey seasons are a memory and I will have been out salmon fishing a couple of times already. It’s the time of year some of us will be working on our food plots or doing other outdoor activities around the state, around the US or around the world.

 

    Speaking of going away on hunts, if you were a successful bidder at our fundraiser or any other chapter’s, I’m going to be speaking to you. We have various fundraisers during the year, and over the years, to raise the money for SCI’s mission. The mission of education, conservation, humanitarian efforts and to preserve our rights to hunt and fish. One of the main reasons we are able to raise the monies we do at our fundraisers, is because of all of the outfitters who support SCI and our mission. We greatly appreciate the support of our donors, advertisers, and exhibitors and we need to support them in return. Even if you weren’t the successful bidder, contact the outfitter and see what they can do for you. I’ve done that three times so far. They are always looking to get a new client, that’s why they do the shows.

 

    The following is a “how to” for our new members and a refresher course for some of our veterans.

 

    If you bought a hunt and have not contacted the outfitter, you need to do that ASAP. It gives you a chance to make contact with someone who is going to hopefully fulfill a dream of yours. And they will learn about you and your expectations. Don’t forget to thank them for their donation and support of the chapter and SCI.

 

    If possible, upgrade your hunt with more days, animals or hunters. Chances are at most functions, the winning bidder ended up getting some kind of a discount on the donation. I recommend that you use that savings to add the aforementioned days or game. Or, split the savings with a buddy and you both win! I’ve done that a couple of time too. And, don’t forget to thank them for their donation and support.

 

   One last thought. If there is something you want to hunt, or someplace you want to go, you don’t have to wait for somebody’s fundraiser. You can check out the website of a chapter and see who has donated before and contact those outfitters. You already know that those people know us and we know them.

 

    We had Board member elections at our Annual Member’s meeting in May. I thank those members who have stayed on and I thank those new members who have stepped up and were elected to our Board. It’s these quality individuals that make my job as president of the chapter easier. Remember, we work for you. If there’s something you have an interest in, let a Board member know.

 

    If you joined our chapter at our February fundraiser, look for your yellow card in the mail. It will tell you when and where our next member’s meeting is. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

 

Now go outside and play.

 

Mark

 

 

I look forward to seeing you September 13th for our next members meeting at Primo's in Oshkosh.
Robb Leonhard along with his sons will take us to Saskatchewan on their recent Black Bear Hunt.