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SPORTSMEN AGAINST HUNGER

Bill Spicer, chairman of the Sportsmen Against Hunger (SAH) Committee, reports that hunters donated 15,190 pounds of processed game meat to local charities in 2009 with the donated meat processed locally by Dan’s Meat Processing, Inc., Pearce Custom Butchering and Processing and Tom’s Game Processing.  Each of our participating processors were recognized for their contributions to the SAH program during our dinner event on April 18, 2009.  The Central Wyoming Chapter appreciates their participation in the SAH program and we look forward to working with them in the coming years to help those in need within our community.

If you are interested in serving on the SAH committee and helping Bill with the program, feel free to give him a call at 307-472-2125.



SCIF BLUE BAG PROGRAM

The SCIF has a “SafariCare” program which encourages members traveling to remote areas of the world to “borrow” a blue bag from SCIF and fill the bag with humanitarian items for distribution upon arrival at their planned destination. Recently, the SCIF made these bags available for purchase to each SCI Chapter along with an opportunity to have the bags personalized with the name of the Chapter and the SCI logo.

.. Photos of Blue Bag Ceremonies in Namibia (L) and Zambia (R) in 2008. Click Photos to Enlarge.  Zambia photo courtesy of Dave Lundin.

The Central Wyoming Chapter recently purchased four of these bags and we are hoping that those members traveling to the far reaches of the world will utilize these bags to transport and deliver much needed supplies to native communities in the area of their travels. In this regard, your Board of Directors has voted to support this humanitarian program by providing limited financial support for those members wishing to fill a bag with supplies and take it with them to third world destinations.

One of the first bags accompanied Bob Anderson when he traveled to Namibia in June of 2008 to hunt plains game with the Die Keiler Group. The blue bag was filled with basic school and medical supplies such as aspirin, pencils, erasers, rulers, crayons, etc. and was delivered along with 10 Nike soccer balls to the G. K. Wahl Combined School in the Otjozondjupa Province of Namibia, which was identified by Silke von Gossler/Farm Orua as being in dire need of basic educational supplies.

Through the efforts of the Die Keiler Group, the Namibia Professional Hunters Association (NAPHA) planned a ceremony to commemorate the donation from the Central Wyoming Chapter that stressed the importance of hunting and big game conservation, not only to the local economy, but also to the national economy. The ceremony emphasized the dedication of foreign hunters and conservation organizations such as ours to improving conditions in communities such as Kalkfeld. Considering that there were approximately 350 native children ages 6 to 16 who benefited from our donation, the magnitude and impact of these blue bags begins to become apparent.



The Central Wyoming Chapter supports a variety of humanitarian programs. The information on this page will keep you updated on our latest efforts on the humanitarian front. Want to get involved? Call one of our officers for more information about upcoming humanitarian programs and how you can get involved.

Here are some of our recent humanitarian programs:

  • $1,000 donation to High Places, Inc. (a non-profit organization) in 2007 and 2008 specifically for the purchase of mosquito netting for native children residing in the Zambezi River valley of Zambia in an effort to reduce their exposure to malaria and support the medical mission of Dave Lundin, SCI Life Member and President of the Montana Chapter in Billings.
  • $500 donation to High Places, Inc. in 2009 to support trachoma and malaria prevention clinics in Namibia's Caprivi strip to be conducted by Dave Lundin.  The Central Wyoming Chapter also made application to the SCIF for a matching grant with the result that an additional $500 in matching funds was donated to High Places the SCIF.
  • $1,000 to support the SCIF SafariCare™ Blue Bag Program to date.  The Central Wyoming Chapter has supported the following blue bag efforts:

1)   March 2008:  Botswana by Rick and Michelle Ullery; and

2)   June 2008:  Namibia by Bob and Helen Anderson.

 
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