Fellow SNMSCI Members,
Our 24th annual fund raiser was a huge success. The Friday night candy bar auction broke all records. We had over 200 in attendance on Friday and Saturday night was also a sold out crowd. While final numbers are not yet in, it appears that this will be another banner year. The only thing we could have asked for was a little warmer weather. Jack Matthews was honored by our chapter for all that he does to help us with our youth and wounded warrior hunts. He gives so much to help our chapter. I would like to thank all of our board members for all that they do to put on this fund raiser. It is not an easy job and they all put in many hours of hard work. Their dedication is amazing. We are already hard at work starting to work on the 2020 fund raiser which will be our 25th anniversary.
Over 4 weekends in January and February our chapter was able to take 17 young people to Jack Matthews’s ranch to hunt Barberry sheep. Every one of the young hunters had an opportunity to take a sheep. Board members who participated in these hunts were Ed Garrett, Charlie Thompson, Pancho Maples, Joel Castillo and Kim Talbott. It was such a wonderful experience to be able to see the joy of hunting being passed on to these young people both boys and girls.
Some of the things coming up for our club in the future are board elections in May. If you are interested in becoming a part of the leadership team please let me know and we will get your name put on the .ballot. In June we will have our annual summer picnic and shoot. At this time we are not sure of the location or date but we will keep you updated on this. We are also working on our annual Sporting Clays fund raiser. Again at this time we do not have the date firmed up but as soon as we3 do we will be getting the information to you.
Our March board meeting will be held Thursday March 28, 2019 at the Roswell Country Club. The board meeting will be at 5:30 and the Chapter meeting will be at 7:00. The program this month will be put on by Larry Hall from Albuquerque. He and his family hunted plains game in South African in the summer of 2019. I know this will be a great program and sure hope to have a great turnout to view this program.
Good luck to all of you as we now start the waiting game to see what hunts if any, we draw for the upcoming hunting season in New Mexico.
Good luck and good hunting and fishing,
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