To further the understanding of our outdoor heritage, including the positive role of hunting, through the creation and support of wildlife and conservation educational programs that are consistent with the educational mission and purposes of SCI and SCI Foundation.

Sables Past Presidents from Left to Right: Mary Lynn West, Mona Meryman, Sherry Maddox, Sandra Sadler and Ginger Byrum (March 25, 1933 – November 6, 2020)

December 2020 Sables e-Newsletter

Remembering Sables Past President, Barbara Strawberry

August 21, 1950 – November 23, 2020

By Spencie Netschert, Sables President

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another member of our Sables family.  I wrote about Ginger Byrum’s passing in the last issue of the Safari Times and a few weeks later, Barbara Strawberry lost her battle with breast cancer.  She was 70 years old.  Barbara joined SCI in 1994 and served as the 7th Sables President from 2000-2002.  She made a life-time commitment to SCI and SCIF Sables and actively served in her role as a member of the Sables Governing Board and on Sables committees until her passing on November 23rd.  She was a founding member of the SCI Chesapeake Chapter and a life member of SCI’s National Capitol Chapter.  She was an outdoors woman and world traveler, hunting on several safaris in Africa. Barbara was the 2013 Safari Club International Hall of Fame award recipient, receiving the distinguished honor at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas. We are so grateful for all her contributions to our conservation education mission, and we will miss her.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  To view Barbara’s obituary and share a memory or leave your condolences with her family visit

Remembering Ginger Byrum, March 25, 1933 – November 6, 2020 

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to SCI and Sables Life Member and Sables Past President, Ginger Byrum, who was a dedicated supporter of conservation education.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Safari Club International Foundation for Education Programs or a charity of your choice. 

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Since 2000, the SCI Foundation has provided more than $80 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundation has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.


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