Denver Sables Leadership team: Mary Predovich, Tammy Scott, Debra Blake
Our Sables won the STARS award for 2015 over all of the Sables Committees worldwide. We won with your help and were given this award at the 2016 convention. The prize was a gold Sable necklace that sold on the live auction at the Chapter Fundraiser and we will use the proceeds to further our education programs. We won this award based upon the following activities:
- New Sables memberships.
- Sending teachers to the AWLS (American Wilderness Leadership School ) training.
- Funding the start-up Archery in the Schools Program for a Boulder County school. Three teachers in this school have attended AWLS over the past two years.
- Purchasing Hands-on Wildlife boxes for the teachers to teach the curriculum provided at AWLS with hand- on experiences of feeling the hide, seeing and touching the skulls, recognizing the scat (poop) and tracks! Doesn’t that sound like fun for kids of all ages?
That is what we are about- Education ! We want our kids (and adults) to understand the economics and the conservation practices that help further healthy animal species and habitat and provide funding for the support to offer best practices for our wildlife. We want to keep hunting a part of that picture for generations to come. We encourage all our board members, Chapter members and spouses to be a part of the Sables legacy to expand the education information about hunting and shooting sports in a positive way. Please join us!
We started a new scholarship to send a teacher to the AWLS program starting in 2016 in honor of Tom Evans who died earlier this year. Tom was a huge advocate of education projects for our youth. He and his wife, Bev, have been long-time SCI and Sables supporters and we are pleased to have Tom’s name on this scholarship.
We had outings to help you learn new skills and have fun! Shotgun lessons, Archery instruction, handgun lessons, Bluff’s Hunt, fly fishing and Fur the Love! Your leadership team have a whole list of events planned for 2016- 2017 so join the herd! Sables membership is open to men and women and if you support education centering around hunting you should join. Some of our new events will be of interest to both guys and gals. (Carp bowfishing, Simulation shoot- don’t shoot training at Centennial Gun Club, Sporting clays, etc. ) Stay tuned! Be a member and get on our e-mail list for notification of activities.
You can join today just by filling out the application. Membership in the National Sables organization is required to be a Denver Sable. The SCIF-Sables (national) membership is only $35 for a one year and $75 for a 3-year membership. The Denver Sables membership is $20 per calendar year or $50 for 3 years. Join now and don’t miss the opportunity to support education in keeping our hunting heritage for the future- and have fun and learn new skills with a great bunch of folks! It is up to each of us to do our part. Thank you!
We have a $100 challenge bet from the Airondack – Catskill Chapter ( 2nd place winner) that we will get first place again, so I hope with all of your help we can do this and keep our first place among the Sables Committees!
President, Denver Sables