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SCI Portland Chapter Board Meeting notes
Recap last meeting – no notes
Treasure Report – Candy presented treasure report / was accepted as presented
2015 Youth Hunt – there were 8 youth this year and half boys and girls; it went really smooth. There are cougar issues that are taking out a lot of animals, but there were enough red tag animals. The youth were all done hunting by Saturday night. First time we haven’t been hunting Sunday Morning. Also Todd Burk thought the girls are better shooters than boys this year.
2016 Youth Hunt – It was discussed if we would be having a 2016 Youth Hunt. We need sponsors to continue this activity. One of our long time members stepped up and is sponsoring 5 of the 10 youth we want to take in 2016. We need $500 each to cover trophy fees for each youth, plus extras at the event. If it wasn’t for the generous support of local taxidermist and 4 ACES Ranch this event wouldn’t be going on its 11 year. So if we can get the other 5 youth covered, we will be able to support other hunting activities in Oregon such as Oregon Outdoor Council and habitat restoration.
2016 SCI convention – looks like the Harrison’s are going to go to the convention this year to represent the Portland Chapter.
Committee Reports – Sportsman’s Show – we are getting booth 1402 again this year. February 10-14th. It was discussed that this would be a wonderful opportunity to advertise for the February 27th banquet. Also we will have raffle tickets for the 458 Lott rifle. Information needed in the booth is - youth hunt, pictures of the youth hunt, information on SCI and membership and 2016 Portland Banquet
Hunt Awards need to be turned in by January 30th to Gino Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
New Business: will be having monthly meetings now going forward before banquet. Gino will be looking for a speaker and does have a few leads. We might be getting an AR15 donated for Banquet. Gino has put together some sponsor table packages that include hunts and fishing trips. See Gino if you have anyone interested. email@example.com
Announcements and new ideas: Karyn Kelly was roped into being a secretary for the group.
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Harrison’s.
Letter from The President
So, It’s been a busy year for me,
The youth hunt was a huge success. We had 8 youth participate this year starting Friday the 17th of July and ended Sunday July 19th. The youth took a variety of animals at Four Aces Ranch. (Formerly Clover Creek). We were done early this year. Saturday night.
I’m always reminded by parents of what an impact this has on their child or grandchild.
We started off Friday night with sighting in of the rifles. Lets the guides see youth shoot and gets some of the jitters out of the hunters. Then we have a dinner provided by you the Chapter .We barbequed some sausage and hotdogs this year with chili and other toppings. Shared salads and other goodies. Todd Burk led our safety talk, which include the always popular shoot / no shoot pictures. The Guides handed out Blaze orange hats provided by Mountain Dreams Taxidermy and Blaze orange vest provided by Fisherman’s Marine supply. Gerber also provided a knife for each youth hunter this year. THANK YOU SPONSORS! We are looking forward to the 2016 Youth Hunt. WE have a long term Portland Member who has paid for half of the youth hunter’s trophy fees for the 2016 hunt. If you would like to sponsor the other 5 or just one of the 2016 hunters please contact me. As in the past, all youth are selected by committee, so sponsoring a youth will not get your youth in 2016 hunt. Apps are open to all youth 10-17 who fill out apps that includes usually 8-10 questions on hunting. If you’re interested in helping with 2016 Youth Hunt please contact me at Portlandsci@yahoo.com
I would like to encourage you to attend a quarterly chapter meeting, We’ve been fortunate enough to have had the last few quarterly chapter meetings at some of the most impressive trophy rooms in the NW. Gerald Warnock, Doug and Sandy Stromberg, Jim and Fran August and Gino and Ona Harrisons. The Harrison’s opened their house last Sunday for our fall meeting. We talked about the up coming 2016 Banquet, from hunting trips, sponsor tables (something New for 2016 Banquet) to vendor tables. Please plan to attend a meeting in 2016.
I would to personally thank these members for opening their Trophy rooms for us to view and hold our meetings. I know it isn’t as simple as turning on the lights. Preparing to invite 10-30 people into your home is always work. Thank you again.
The next 2 big events for our club are coming up quick. Pacific NW Sportsman Show February 10-14th this year. Yes, the week after SCI National. We need help to man the Sensory Safari Booth which is #1402 for 2016. We divide the shifts into 3 a day Morning, Afternoon and Evening lasting 4-5 hrs each shift. Adult help is really needed during the week as most of us work. Me as well as other Board members take a vacation day from work to fill week day spots. Did I mention you get in as a vendor for helping a shift that day? Please think about it.
The next big event is the annual Banquet at the Crowne Plaza February 27th. HUNT AWARD ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31ST TO Gino Harrison. If you plan to donate or know someone willing to donate to the banquet please get a hold of me at Portlandsci@yahoo.com . The money raised at our Banquet supports SCI mission as well as the Clubs annual Youth Hunt. Please plan on attending and bring someone new to SCI. Maybe fill a table or two thru buying a sponsor table or premium table for your group. We have a rifle in 458 Lott to raffle; the rifle is from the private collection of Gerald Warnock. $20 per ticket with no more than 500 to be sold. You don’t have to be present to win. CZ 550 in 458 Lott with Leupold scope custom stock and muzzle break.