The Central Ohio Chapter SCI is more
than just a hunting club. We are very proud of our commitment to serve
our local, state, national and world community in the areas of
conservation and preservation,
humanitarian aid and community service.
In this page we highlight some of our
The Central Ohio Chapter SCI's charitable disbursement is about $20,000
Bubye Valley Conservancy Donation
This year the board of
Central Ohio Safari Club International voted to make a sizable donation
the Bubye Valley Conservancy. We could think of few greater causes that
so desperately need
our support and do such great work for conserving African wildlife like
the great African Lion.
Please read more about their great work at
THE "BLUE BAG" PROGRAM
Central Ohio SCI donations provide much needed medical supplies to rural
A sample of the medical supplies donated by Central
Ohio SCI in 2015 through the Blue Bag program.
The photos and text below show examples of other past Chapter donations
to this vital program and explain more about the program and it's
importance to rural Africa.
2011 Blue Bag presented by
Laurent Delagrange of Indian Head Ranch and Mark Wehinger, Chapter
Dear Hunters, Members, & Friends
Laurent Delagrange of Indian Head Ranch and Mark Wehinger delivered a
blue bag of medical supplies to Anne Whittall in Chiredzi , Zimbabwe.
Mrs. Whittall nurses to approximately 500 people in the Save
Conservancy. The medical care she provides is the only care within 3-4
Thank you Central Ohio SCI Members for your donations and helping us
make this happen.
previous report by Mark Wehniger about the Blue Bag program:
"Anne Whittall is a nurse educated in
Cape Town at Groot Schuur University. Mrs. Whittall treats a community
of over 500 people whose closest medical care is over 1.5 hours away by
vehicle. Mrs. Whittall has been providing nursing care to the area for
over 40 years. With the problems in Zimbabwe, even providing the most
basic medical care has been difficult to impossible due to lack of
supplies. We can't thank the Central Ohio Safari Club enough to allow us
the honor of participating in the program and when you see the peoples’
faces, you will quickly understand why SCI and the hunters of the world
LEFT: A photo from the
2010 Blue Bag delivery shows some of the much needed supplies that are
delivered to Zimbabwe.
Donations to the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation
important program is dedicated to helping heal our combat wounded
service members through the power of the great outdoors.
Mark Wehinger recently received a letter in September
2015 from the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation, thanking the Central
Ohio Chapter of SCI for it's generous donation of $15,000 to the
program. The letter includes a moving quote from a soldier who was a
participant in a recent Ohio WWIA outdoor event.
Click here to read the letter.
Warrior" Recipient ...SFC Rod Randulic
Recent 2010 Central Ohio Chapter donations included
$6,000 to the Wounded Warrior program, and $1,500 to the Central
Crossing NJROTC Shooting Team.
Also, $500 to the Haiti relief Fund, and $500 to the Sportsman's
Thank you all again…YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Central Ohio Chapter Donates to Evidence
Tim McKelvey and I
had the pleasure of attending the Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers’
graduation ceremony on June 29th.
Thirteen people made it through the academy out of over 400 applicants;
a testament to these individuals’ dedication and commitment. Following
the ceremony, the Central Ohio Chapter of SCI was recognized for their
involvement in making the new evidence freezer a reality for the Ohio
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: David Graham – Chief, OH
Division of Wildlife; Tim McKelvey – Secretary, SCI Central OH Chapter;
Mike Wehinger – Treasurer, SCI Central OH Chapter; Ken Fitz –
Supervisor, OH Division of Wildlife; Sean Logan – Director, OH
Department of Natural Resources; Dan Huss – District 1 Manager, OH
Division of Wildlife.
Thank you again to the OH Division of Wildlife for inviting us to attend
the graduation and thank you to all of our members of the SCI Central
Ohio Chapter for your support in making these types of donations
Central Ohio Chapter Sponsors Two Youth Hunters...
Texas Apprentice Hunter Program -- Indianhead Ranch
writes...The trip to
in Del Rio, Texas, was a lot of
fun. It was also a great learning experience. We did a lot of shooting,
and we also learned many things which included how to use a GPS, and how
to age and score a deer. The highlight of my trip was harvesting this
black buck doe. I also learned about the many different kinds of
animals they had there. We would go on trips around the ranch looking at
the different animals there, which was cool because I had never seen
these species of animals before. We also went on a campout in the back
of the ranch, which was also a lot of fun. There was a spring you could
swim in, and also a cavern with Indian writing in it. They had Native
American researchers come and explain what the Indians were writing
about and how they make the paint they used. They also showed us how to
use an adladl, which is a wood piece you use to throw a spear. This
trip was a really fun experience. Even though I was having fun, I was
also learning a bunch of things, too.
Thank you Central Ohio
Joey with his Black Buck Doe
name is Eric. I recently took a trip to
for a week in June.
Indianhead Ranch was a trip of a lifetime. The long plane rides were
dreadful, but the experience was worth it. The bungalows were very nice
as were the staff.
scenery, and experiences were amazing. Every day was filled with fun
activities and not a single day was boring. Learning new things at the
ranch was fun. I learned how to load, shoot and clean a gun. Of course,
we had to take a hunting course class and test at the end of the week,
but it was worth it. We went out on an early morning hunt for Fallow
deer. Within the first couple of hours I had my deer and was ready for
breakfast. Indianhead staff took care of my deer and shipped it back
home with me on the plane.
The adventure and
learning experience with all the staff and other kids that was there was
would really like to thank Central Ohio Chapter-SCI
for giving me the opportunity and
experience of a lifetime.
Eric's Chocolate Fallow Deer
Awards Presented at the November 15, 2006 General Membership Meeting:
Chapter President Mark Wehinger and the Central Ohio Chapter Board
members presented the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
Division of Wildlife a Check for
$4,000 for a much needed new Evidence Freezer. Receiving the Check for
the Division of Wildlife were keynote speakers
Mr. Steve Gray & Ken Fitz.
Central Oho Chapter once again donated to the
Central Crossing NJROTC Rifle Team
this year. They have won several National Air Rifle
Championships, and were given their awards at the General Membership
meeting by coach, Navy Captain Peter
MacKay to show their appreciation to our chapter for being their
sponsor. The awards were for recently winning at the Montgomery Bell
Shooting Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Central Crossing took first
place, and set a new national team high score.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Entire Team!
Safari Care Bag
Donated by Central Ohio Chapter Members
to the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, Africa
Teachers Carla Siegel &
Alison Baylis Deliver Medical Supplies to Namibia.
Dr. Laurie Marker ,executive director of
the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, Africa & staff
accept the SCI Blue Bag with much needed medical supplies. Carla and
Alison also received awards at the November 15, 2006 General Membership