Greetings from the Board of Sioux County Sportmen’s Club.
Thank you to all the members, sponsors, businesses, volunteers and board members for supporting this organization so we can continue to help improve and expand on all of the wildlife areas in our county. With all of your support this will insure to our kids and generations to come the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
The SCSC board is finally able to get back to our regular routine we were in pre 2020. The upcoming banquet will be the 25th Annual Banquet. Plans for this special banquet are already underway. The date is not set at this time as we are talking with Dordt when spring break will be, sometime in March. Also Dordt Catering would like to tell all that they will be getting their prime rib from a different source. The board did meet with Dordt Catering to discuss the meal for upcoming banquets. The board was able to sample the new product they will be using. Excellent prime rib. Thank you to Dordt Catering for making the changes. You will be able to get information about the banquet on our website and on our facebook page. Reminder for the banquet, we will be giving out two $500 scholarships again to students that will be going to college next school year and awarding the Legendary Sportsmen’s Award at our next banquet. These forms can be found on the SCSC website ( siouxcsc.org ).
2021 SCSC Annual Banquet Information
1. The SCSC banquet was held this year on May 22 at the Dordt Rec Center. It was definitely challenging for everyone this year to get this banquet held with all the other events going on at that time. Absolutely amazing. This year the SCSC banquet raised right at $54,000. All of these proceeds stay in Sioux County to help with improvements to existing public ground and helping with land acquisition. A huge thank you to all who sponsored and attended the banquet.
2. Midwest Honor Flight. Again this year on the auction there was a handgun auctioned off with all the proceeds going to Midwest Honor Flight. With the auction and all the donations the total amount raised was $3,650.
3. The 25th annual banquet is coming up. There will be some nice changes and also game rule changes to existing games. This will be a special event. Stay informed on our website ( siouxscs.org ) and on our facebook page.
5 Gun Raffle – This spring SCSC and PF Chapter #36 held a 5 gun raffle selling 500 tickets at $50 a ticket. Tickets sold out almost immediately. This fund raising event raised around $19,000. This money raised goes into a separate fund that can potentially be doubled when used for land acquisition. Information on future fund raising events will be on our website and facebook pages.
Outdoor Skills Day – Outdoor Skills Day was held this year at Sandy Hollow on June 10. There were 10 different stations where the kids could attend to learn different outdoor skills. This is a large event with over 200 kids attending plus around 40 volunteers. After the event many prizes were handed out to the kids. Thanks to all who attended and volunteered. Spread the word for next years event.
Family Fishing Clinic – The fishing clinic was held at Sandy Hollow on June 12. Around 70 kids participated in the different contests. Prizes were handed out to contest winners and everyone received a small prize. Once again watch for next years event and spread the word.
Land Acquisition – The Land Acquisition committee is working on several different parcels of land throughout Sioux County. Some of these would tie directly into existing public ground. There is some parcels that would be new locations in Sioux County with one being a very unique piece. Hopefully by the end of the year a couple of these pieces can be purchased and put into public use.
For everyone purchasing items on Amazon you can go to Amazon Smile (everything the same as Amazon) and purchase your items. The Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club is listed as a non profit organization under Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make and list SCSC as the non profit, 0.5% of each purchase will go to SCSC. Keep this in mind for your next purchase.
A printable land map can be found on our website www.siouxcsc.org.
Don’t forget to check out our website www.siouxcsc.org! Make sure you check out the “Upcoming Events” section for any local sportsmen related activities. Events are continually updated. Volunteer opportunities will be listed in the upcoming events area, but you can also sign up on the website to be emailed when opportunities arise. Keep checking on the website for updates on events and information on these events.
With your continued support of the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club, we as the board will continue to work hard for you to improve existing areas and aquire new wildlife areas in Sioux County insuring that our youth and future generation have a place to enjoy the outdoors. Thank you.
Sioux County Sportsmens Club