Joseph Hosmer Named Safari Club International Foundation President

For Immediate Release

December 16, 2010

Tucson, Arizona – Joseph Hosmer was unanimously selected as President of Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) at the first meeting of SCIF’s new board of directors.

With the seating of the new board and naming of its first President, SCIF has undergone a historic realignment that will greatly increase the Foundation’s effectiveness to create a permanent endowment for wildlife conservation & research, wildlife education initiatives and humanitarian endeavors worldwide.

“I am extremely honored,” said SCIF President Hosmer upon his election. “As a lifelong conservationist, the opportunity to lead Safari Club International Foundation toward the highest levels of conservation goals is truly unmatched.”

The key element of the re-alignment is that the new SCIF Board of Directors is independent of the SCI Board of Directors.  It consists of Safari Club International (SCI) members who are especially committed to the core SCIF mission of wildlife conservation and education. The new 15-member board includes private business and outdoor industry leaders in addition to SCI past Presidents, Hunter Legacy Fund trustees, and members.   Developing new channels of fundraising for SCIF will be among the new board’s key goals.

“Selecting Joe to lead the new SCIF Board will best position the organization to develop strategic funding goals for the continued growth of our conservation and research efforts,” said Safari Club International President Larry Rudolph.

“This realignment will create a sustained endowment for SCIF’s efforts in support of the organization’s worldwide programs dedicated to sustainable science-based wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services,” concluded Hosmer.

For the past four years, Joe has served as Chairman for the SCI Foundation Conservation Committee.  Joe joined SCI over 15 years ago and has been a member of the SCI Foundation Conservation Committee for over 10 years.

Contact: Nelson Freeman; media@safariclub.org

– SCIF –

The SCI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to sustainable science-based wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services, including such programs as Sportsmen Against Hunger, Sensory Safari, Safari Care, Disabled Hunter, the American Wilderness Leadership School, Becoming an Outdoors Woman & More and Youth Education Seminars (YES) Outdoors.  Visitwww.safariclubfoundation.org for more.

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