Safari Club International - Michigan Chapter
Leader in Protecting the Freedom to Hunt and Promoting Wildlife Conservation Worldwide!
A Leader in Protecting the Freedom to Hunt
and Promoting Wildlife Conservation Worldwide!
The Michigan Chapter of Safari Club was only the third chapter to form in 1973, when the international organization began. The Michigan Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the world, and proudly acknowledges four International Presidents who originated from our fraternity.
Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (“AWLS”) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 primary and secondary teachers. The school offers six dates each summer for these fun and exciting eight-day sessions. Some of the topics covered include wildlife conservation and management, endangered species and outdoor ethics, ecosystems, economic contribution of sportsman in conservation, outdoor survival and the shooting sports – firearm safety, shotgun, rifle, and archery. Participants also enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.
During the Spring board meeting at Safari Club International, President Scott Chapmen presented the current Michigan Chapter President Joe Pedersen with a Presidents award.
Joe was recognized for his work at the Michigan Chapter and as a member of the Membership and Chapter development Committee of Safari Club International. Joe was also recognized for his work on fund raising at the local and International level. Joe says “he was humbled and honored by this unexpected recognition and that he looks forward to more great things for Safari Club” In addition to this award Joe was elected as the Region 19 regional representative for SCI.
Much of the SCI’s budget is dedicated toward assistance for those who are less fortunate. Internationally, SCI is increasingly recognized not only for its support of hunting and conservation but also for its humanitarian efforts. The Blue Bag program assists in continuing this positive regard for SCI.
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