ONLINE AUCTION PURCHASE PICK-UP IS TODAY AT THE CONSERVATION CENTRE

Thank you for your support. The online auction was a tremendous success for the Club! Be sure to pick up your purchases today at the Conservation Centre. If you can’t make it, please ask someone to pick up on your behalf. The Auction crew will be onsite until 3 or 4 p.m.

Online Auction April 20 to 24th

SJI Hunters and Anglers Online Auction Fundraiser was the first of the year. Thank you for supporting your Club and conservation.

Curb-side pick-up of purchases is today, April 25, at the Conservation Centre.

ST. MARY’S RIVER REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN: Virtual Presentation

Members, save the date to attend this exclusive presentation from the St. Mary’s River Remedial Action Plan. From the presentation, you will be updated on the progress of the St. Mary’s River restoration, and you will have opportunity to ask questions.

We will meet online, Tuesday, March 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The presentation will be through WebEx. Email info@sjiha.ca for details about how to join the meeting.

All members and guests are invited.

ZONE D MEETING IS VIRTUAL: DETAILS BELOW

REMINDER: JANUARY 30, ONLINE AT 9:00

As a member of OFAH Zone D, you are receiving this reminder about the upcoming virtual Zone meeting scheduled for Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m.

While these meetings are usually held in person, in order to comply with the provincial health regulations and ensure we are doing our part to keep our members safe and stop the spread COVID-19, we will be conducting the meeting via Zoom.

Zoom is a free to download application that must be installed on your computer prior to the meeting. If you do not have a computer, you may still participate using the 1-800 dial in. Meeting information will be provided below.

This meeting is a great opportunity for you to connect with the OFAH at the Zone level and to hear about both local and provincial fish and wildlife issues. You will have the opportunity to get involved as much as you wish in terms of asking questions or you can simply sit back and listen.

MEETING DETAILS: OFAH ZONE D ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS
WHEN: Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m. 

Note: You must have a valid membership to participate as members will be voting to elect the 2021 Zone executive. Also, the Agenda for this meeting, the minutes of the previous General Meeting, and the various Advisory Committee Reports will be shared during the meeting.

For additional information, please contact Zone Chair Roy Polsky at rpolsky@cyberbeach.net.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP

All membership renewals have been gratefully accepted. There have even been new members join. Your membership, both support as action and interest, and as funds, is critical to the Club. For the better part of a year, all fundraising activities by the Club have been cancelled. The result is a drastic reduction in Club income. Certainly, activity expenses have dropped, but maintaining the Club, taxes and heating are expenses that continue. As soon as possible, the Club will resume activities, but realistically speaking, the fall may not even see a lifting of restrictions. You will continue to receive updates about Club activities here on the Club website and on Facebook.

Your Club needs your continued membership!

Members, Covid-19 is keeping the Club doors closed to the public, but your Board continues to meet. The budget for 2021 has been prepared and will come to you for approval in the next few days. The Board is also, in a Covid-19-responsible way, designing fund-raising and event planning for 2021. Many of our traditional events will not be possible, but new and modified events are possible. Of uppermost importance is the continued safety of all members, their families and our communities. Stay tuned!

Please note that memberships are due by December 31st. Your membership dollars are especially important to your Club at this time! New this year is the option to pay your dues through e-transfer. Please follow the link: Membership Form 2020 in Word or Membership Form in PDF

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HUNTERS! The Deer Check Stations are open.

The Deer Check Station has returned this year.  Successful hunters, please report with your harvest.

ECHO BAY: PIT STOP GAS BAR:

November 4, 5, and 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND: FANNIE’S ON THE ISLAND:

November 11, 12, and 13, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Your participation is rewarded in two ways: you have a chance to win prizes just for reporting, and the information collected will guide the management of future hunts.

Proper management ensures a sustainable hunt.  Show your support for proper management: report your harvest. 

WILD GAME DINNER 2021

Hello Members,

The wild Game Dinner of 2021 is being planned although its date and its format will differ from the traditions established over the last thirty years. Covid-19 is posing restrictions, but the Club Board is doing everything it can to makes sure the event happens some time in the next year. In the meantime, all members who are successful in harvesting game are asked to remember the Club. All donations of game meat are welcomed. Nicki Morin has offered to pick up your donations. Please email the Club for details: info@sjiha.ca

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GREAT NEWS!

Dear Club Members:

Your executive met on August 11th to discuss the effect of Covid-19 on the operations of our club.  We are pleased to announce the club is still viable and active despite some financial losses due to the lack of club functions and reductions in membership.  General membership meetings are still on hold, so we will be putting out an information package in the near future to get you up to date. We are looking forward to expanding our membership in time for the fall hunting seasons, and we are going to build the Club connection through social media. Stay tuned!

Please see the Members’ Page to offer your input to the structure of ongoing operations of the Club. Your input is requested by August 28th.