Featured Stories

Honoring the Fallen – Arlington National Cemetery

SCIF Veterans Committee members and honored guests participated in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, May 11, 2017. Five members of the Veterans Committee comprised of Louie Cole, Dick Caillouet, Vicki Swan and Clark and Karen Lincoln were able to represent SCI/F and pay their respects during a very rainy day on, May 11.  Also attending the ceremony were Louie Cole’s parents Raymond and Mary Eunice Cole from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Raymond Cole is a veteran who served the Mississippi National Guard and assisted in establishing the Mississippi SCI Wounded Veteran Deer Hunt that serves Purple Heart recipients annually.  Although the rain never stopped, these members were determined to see that the Committee’s wreath was placed at the tomb to honor the fallen.

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Local Conservation Projects Supported by SCI Chapters

Many SCI Chapters support conservation projects all around the world. SCI Foundation doubles the impact by awarding matching grants to these local efforts, increasing our on the ground footprint and diversity of conservation work.

Veterans Breakfast Chapter Awards

The Veterans’ Committee is already coordinating and planning the next Breakfast Event for February 2, 2018. The Committee, currently comprised of 19 dedicated SCI members, is planning next year’s breakfast to honor service men and women and veterans from the United States and Canada.

HLF Grant Allows Sixty Youth from the Boys & Girls Club to Visit IWM

Thanks to a grant from the HLF, the first of two sessions filled to capacity totaling 60 youth, ages six to fourteen, from three Tucson-area Boys & Girls Clubs were able to visit the International Wildlife Museum on June 22, 2017.

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Society of the Lion & Shield Spotlight

Dr. Gerald and Margaret Warnock  by Jordan Hasler

I was first introduced to Dr. Gerald and Margaret Warnock shortly after I began working for the SCI Foundation. While attending the 2016 Las Vegas Convention, I was seated at the hot table for the Saturday evening event. On my right were Dr. Gerald Warnock and his better half, Margaret, and on my left were Sandra and Mike McGinnis. I was overwhelmed to be sitting at a table where the Pathfinder Hunt was purchased for well over its stated value and on my left the McGinnis’ purchased the Dream Hunt for more than it was valued and donated it back to be sold again. It was a heck of an introduction to the convention and the organization.

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Foundation Updates

The SCI Foundation First for Wildlife blog is now resident on the SCI Foundation webpage for your convenience.  You can still access it directly at firstforwildlife.wordpress.com or by selecting it from the menu above.

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