SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

 
SCI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
By: Marty Witczak, President

The days are growing longer, and the temps are getting warmer as we all are looking forward to pursuing activities that bring us closer to enjoying our passions. Those passions, just to name a few, may be spending time with loved ones after a year of isolation, planning fishing or hunting excursions with our favorite and lifelong comrades or just getting out and enjoying life.

 

   As you may remember, last November the Northeast Wisconsin SCI Chapter board members made the decision to not participate in the Hunting Expo Show in Green Bay and to not hold our SCI Live Auction and Banquet at the Stadium View in Green Bay because of so many uncertainties. We did, however, make the decision to hold our first ever on-line auction, with the donated hunts, fishing packages and pleasure vacations! The auction was a success and there are many happy individuals that have a pleasurable trip to look forward to!

 

   Our chapter has resumed our monthly board meetings and are currently on track for planning the 2022 Hunting Expo Show and Banquet. We look forward to participating in the February 2022 Hunting Show with the expansion of the floor plan in the newly built Resch Center, formerly Shopko Hall, which will allow us to bring more outfitters from all corners of the globe to the show. Our annual membership meeting was planned and held Wednesday May 12th at Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center located at 800 Eisenhower Dr in Kimberly, Wisconsin. We enjoyed the evening’s festivities, especially the gathering of friends, stories told and the wonderful meal. It is the board’s intention of continuing to meet every month to discuss and plan the future SCI events and to bring all the members, new and old, to gather, share a meal, and let the hunting and fishing stories unfold.

 

   On a more pleasurable note, I, Craig Cloutier and Paul Kiefer embarked on a spring snow and blue geese hunt in early March. We made arrangements through “Show Me Snow Geese” outfitter, Jon Eaton. Jon is a long time St Louis Missouri SCI supporter. He has donated hunts to help support and bring much pleasure to many SCI chapters. The guided waterfowl hunting trip took place in Bragg City Missouri on March 9th, 10th and 11th. Our personal guides, Scott and Jake took very good care of us and showed us the ropes of Missouri geese hunting. It was our first of hope-fully more of these hunts to come. We ended up bringing 9 beautiful geese home but many, many great memories of time spent with friends.

 

Remember, shoot straight, and make the first one count!

Marty

 

 

I look forward to seeing you at our
Annual Member's Meeting,
May 12th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI.