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.