Safari Club International (SCI) is excited to announce the formation of chapters in Napa Valley, California and Hermosillo, Mexico. These new chapters mark the beginning of SCI’s chapter presence in Mexico and the bolstering of our organization’s domestic presence on the West Coast. SCI’s Chapters facilitate our global presence and make up the “backbone of the organization,” which is now stronger than ever as SCI continues to lead the fight to defend the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide.
The formation of the Wine Country and Sonora Chapters contributes to the symbiotic relationship between SCI and the local Chapters, allowing members and leaders to become more effective when advancing SCI’s mission on the ground in Napa Valley and Hermosillo. These new chapters will play a crucial role in recruiting and retaining domestic and international membership, facilitating local conservation, education, and humanitarian services projects, providing innovative ideas and best practices, and playing a significant role in raising funds for the organization.
A comprehensive list of direct benefits to Chapters like Wine Country and Sonora can be found here.
“SCI’s continued growth, as evidenced by the latest addition of these two new Chapters, is a direct result of our organization’s relentless advocacy for hunters across the country and around the globe,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “We cannot be ‘FIRST FOR HUNTERS’ without the localized support of our Chapters and expanding our formal presence into Mexico and into California’s wine country will make us that much stronger as we fight anti-hunters wherever they advocate against America’s hunting heritage.”
“Opening an SCI Chapter in the wine country will allow us to affect positive change in our community and state while supporting the efforts of SCI,” said Darius Anderson, President of the SCI Wine Country Chapter. “We’re eager to hit the ground running with our first fundraiser in 2024. If you’re interested in joining our chapter, please email us at [email protected]. We hope that SCI members in this region will take an active interest in this project and make use of this opportunity to gather and do something for our wildlife, our children, our hunting legacy, and our hunting freedoms. Further, we hope that fellow chapters across the country will utilize us as a resource when visiting the wine country.”
“We’re excited to open an SCI Chapter in Sonora, Mexico,” said Pablo Felix, President of the SCI Sonora Chapter. “This strategic partnership with SCI will allow us to make an impact in our community and further cement SCI as ‘FIRST FOR HUNTERS’ across the globe and will be a valuable support for our local hunters and those who visit us from other countries.”
“Estamos contentos en abrir un capitulo del SCI en Sonora, México,” dijo Pablo Félix, Presidente Sonora Chapter del SCI. “Esta asociación estratégica con SCI nos ayuda hacer un impacto en la comunidad y asegura SCI como “Cazadores Primero “ a través del globo y será un valioso apoyo parra nuestros cazadores locales y los que vienen de otros países.