Contributions and Comments
During the course of the last sixteen years, The Northeast Michigan Chapter of Safari Club International has made donations and contributions to a variety of groups, organizations and individuals. These contributions support activities consistent with the goals of our Chapter. Chapter donations and contributions to date total almost $1,700,000 and include:
- Funds donated to a hunt of a lifetime for 20 youths who are terminally ill/ severely ill and/or physically challenged.
- Funds contributed to provide over twenty-six thousand pounds of venison to area soup kitchens and needy families through our Sportsmen Against Hunger Program – new freezers purchased for four local service agencies – as well as cash grants to area soup kitchens.
- Full grants for 100 Alpena area, under-privileged children to attend the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Education Service District Summer Camp Wilderness at Sprinkler Lake.
- Full scholarships for thirty teachers to attend the American Wilderness Leadership School in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
- Cash grants to nine schools to assist with wildlife projects and educational programs.
- Funds contributed to support a local hunter safety program.
- Funds contributed to assist a local area, wildlife rehabilitation center.
- Funds contributed to the Michigan Moose Collaring project and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
- Purchase of a wildlife display for the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan.
- Funds contributed to the Alpena Library to purchase wildlife material.
- Equipment purchased to assist local Conservation Officers enforcement activities.
- Grants provided for area youth to attend guide school.
- Cash contribution to the Montmorency Conservation Club.
- Cash contributed to the Alpena Kiwanis.
- Funds provided to schedule a wildlife artist into area elementary school classrooms and to provide other wildlife related programs.
- Funds contributed to the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society - Moose Tick Project and Hunters for Tomorrow initiative.
- Funds contributed in support of efforts to preserve Grizzly Bear hunting in British Columbia and to support additional research on Grizzly Bears in British Columbia.
- Funds contributed to the Alaska Black Bear Initiative.
- Funds committed to the enhancement of Roosevelt Elk and Columbia Black-tail Deer populations on Vancouver Island.
- Funds contributed to SCI’s General Fund to assist with worldwide efforts to protect the right to hunt.
- Funds contributed in support of ungulate enhancement programs in northern British Columbia, Alberta and in the state of Alaska.
The Northeast Michigan Chapter extends an invitation for you to join our membership and become an active part of our team! Thank you for your time and consideration.
To our current members, thank you for your continuing support!