2019 Fall Issue
Hope you all had a great summer! My wife and I had a busy summer travelling around the world! From hunting in Armenia, fishing in Costa Rica, cruising down the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. We then visited the family in Minnesota and Michigan and drove through Vermont and Maine to News Brunswick, Canada. We had amazing adventures and looking forward to staying home in Florida for a while (but not too long!)
It is another start to a great year for SCI Ft. Myers-Naples Chapter Meetings and Events! Our chapter is offering another Quail and Hog Hunts in January 2020 which both events sold out last year! So, make sure to sign-up NOW for these events on our website, www.scinaples.org. To start the ball rolling is a General Membership Meeting on November 19, 2019 with speaker, myself, President Greg Cheek, about my Armenian Adventures and Costa Rica Fishing. Enclosed is a flyer to sign-up for attending the meeting or sign-up online. Also enclosed is a flyer for our annual Christmas Party at my home on Marco Island, Florida. Hope you all can make it!
Vice-President John Caragliano will be speaking at our General Membership Meeting on January 21, 2020 about his Anticosti White-Tail Hun, flyers will be sent out prior to event. Mark your calendars for our annual SCI Banquet and Fundraiser on February 22nd, 2020. Preview the Live Auctions that have been donated and find one that you would like to bid on! www.scinaples.org/live-auction-preview .
Thanks again for your support and helping keep our hunting heritage alive and well.
President of SCI Naples-Ft. Myers Chapter
Email: [email protected]
June 1, 2019: SCI Blue Bag
A current member and past President of SCINFM, Scott Hutchinson, helped distribute humanitarian aid supplies to the Bushman tribe of Namibia, Africa. On his 10-day trip, he delivered supplies for the children of the Bushman tribe. Meat delivered was distributed by a Christian group that feeds over 4,000 children a week. It is estimated that over 40% of the children they feed have no other source of food on a regular basis.
June 6-13, 2019: AWLS
SCINFM sponsored (2) educators, Joanne Cauthan and Natalie Lichtman, to attend a week program at the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) in Jackson, Wyoming. AWLS program offers hands-on lessons focused around the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation as-well-as engaging take home lessons on conservation education. Joanne and Natalie learned firearm safety, became certified in archery and took wildlife ecology/conservation courses. They also collaborate with other educators learning about resources to use and ways to incorporate nature into teachable lessons.
June 19, 2019: Adult/Youth Hunt
SCINFM Chapter received donations from Razzor Ranch towards Adult/Youth Hunts. On June 15th, 2019, the Safari Club international Naples-Ft. Myers Safari Chapter sponsored a Youth Hunt for graduates of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Safety program. The FFWC and SCI Naples-Ft. Myers Chapter’s goal is to introduce youth to the outdoor experience of ethical hunting in Florida. Each recipient successfully completed a hunt, learned game recognition and tracking. Each recipient demonstrated firearm safety and accurate marksmanship.
"CONGRATULATIONS" to the following selected youth recipients (Front Left to Right): Alyson Barnhill, Cassidy Sharp, Blaise Walczak, Emma Ruby , Michael Burbella.
Calendar of Events
2019-2020 Calendar Events
All Board of Directors Meetings at Islamorada Bass Pro Shops, Ft. Myers, Florida.
Nov 19, 2019…....Gen Mtg “Armenian Adventures”
December 7, 2019………….Chapter Christmas Party
January 4, 2020….….Member Quail Hunt(s) (AM or PM)
Jan 21, 2020………Gen. Mtg “Anticosti White-Tail”
January 25, 2020……..Member Hog Hunt(s) (AM or PM)
February 5, 2020…………..SCI National Convention
February 22, 2020…..SCI Naples-Ft. Myers Banquet
February 29, 2020…….Member Sporting Clay Shoot
March 10, 2020...Gen. Mtg “Youth Hunt and AWLS”
April 8, 2020……….Last Board of Directors Meeting
March 17, 2019…………General Mtg @ Alamo Pistol
March 23, 2019……………………Member Hog Hunt
April 9, 2019……………..Board of Directors Meeting
General Meembership Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
“Armenian Adventures” and “Costa Rica Fishing”
Location: Bistro Soleil
100 Palm Street, Marco Island, FL 34145
Time: 5:30pm - Gathering - Cashbar
6:00pm - Dinner and Program to Follow
Enjoy an evening with our Speaker, SCI President Gregory Cheek, and learn about his experiences on an Armenian Adventure, hunting a Bezoar Ibex, a Wolf, Asian Brown Bear, Jackal and Wild Cat. Greg will then take you on his trip to Costa Rica enjoying Eco-Tours spotting Crocodiles, Monkeys and Toucans and fishing off the Pacific coast for Rooster Fish!
Questions? Contact Greg Cheek at [email protected] or call 239-595-0638.
SCI Naples-Ft. Myers Chapters Christmas Party
Hosted by Gregory & Jessica Cheek
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Cheek Residence
1730 Medeira Court Marco Island, FL 34145
Free Event, Food, Drinks and Entertainment
RSVP by December 1st, 2019
Email (name & number of people): cheekh[email protected]
Mail: 1730 Medeira Court, Marco Island FL 34145