2016 Hunter Education Link Registration for Session #2 is Sunday May 1st at 10:00pm PST
Hunter Education Class session #1
Greetings from the Greater Spokane Area,
My name is Jamie Belknap and I am 23 years old. I am a recent graduate from Eastern Washington University with a major in Early Childhood Education.
Earlier in the year, we started a campaign to raise funds for a "Track -Chair" for a Disabled Sportsman. We now have the funds to give one away---- we are looking for a recipient. Below is the committee's original letter. Please go to our "Action Track -Chair" Link for more information on how you can receive our free chair! We need applicants, we now have the funds and really want to change the life of a disabled sportsman. ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
I am writing to you today representing the Northwest Sportsman’s Club where I am a current board member. The reason for this letter is to invite you to participate in a new campaign that we are passionate about. It involves the purchase of an “Action trackchair”. These chairs are designed to help the disabled to be enabled.
My family has been involved in outdoor non-profit groups all of my life. Various groups such as Safari Club International, Mule Deer Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Dallas Safari Club to name a few. Because of my family’s passion for the outdoors as well as my age, I have been exposed to a lot of hunters and recreational activities involving the Pacific Northwest where I was raised.
It has been my observation that there is a group of “Forgotten Citizens”. They are too young to be Veterans, too old to be minors. They are in a unique group of citizens that do not qualify for federal assistance --- they are the injured young adults. Age 18 -35 men or woman that have sports injuries, swimming or automobile accidents that are no longer able to enjoy the outdoors because their bodies won’t let them. Spinal cord injuries that have caused partial or full paralysis. These are the young athletes that were out doors with their buddies at one time doing what most of us take for granted and now can’t even get on a dock to watch fishing as their current wheelchairs do limit their mobility.
We are beginning this campaign with the hope that if we can get 30 major donors to contribute even $500.00 each, the Northwest Sportsman’s Club would begin the selection process of giving a young adult a chair that will change his or her life. At our annual NWSC Disabled Shoot that we sponsor every year, two of our participants were using their Action Trackchairs. One of our younger participants had the privilege of getting on one and took it for a 20 minute ride. He was visibly weeping when he got out of the chair. He said he felt Freedom! Hadn’t had that feeling in over 13 years.
We are excited about this campaign, it is our hope that at our annual fundraiser January 23, 2016 we will be able to share our success of this “Ground Breaking Campaign” that no other non- profit in the Spokane area has attempted to do. If this is a success, it is our goal to give a chair every year to a disabled “Forgotten Citizen”.
The fellow board members that are on this committee will be getting the selection details summarized. If that information is important to you, we would be happy to share our developments with you. The closest retailer of these chairs is in Vancouver, WA. The estimate for a custom Action Trackchair is approximately $15,000.
We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, I can be reached at email@example.com or the club email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you,
Jamie Belknap Representing the Northwest Sportsman’s Club Action Track chair Committee 17212 E 32 nd Greenacres, WA 99016
Western Regional Championship's in Tucson Arizona, March 2016. Pictured here is Nathan Barron with his trophy where he placed: 1st in Trap, 2nd in all other events, and took the High Overall Trophy for the event.
Last week Tommy Hartman, James Bushnell, and Nathan Barron went down to Tucson to compete in the 2016 USAYESS Western Regional Championships. It was a good weekend of competition and the boys did quite well.
James took 4th in Trap.
Tommy took 4th in Skeet and 4th in Olympic Skeet.
Nathan took 1st in Trap, 2nd in all other events, and took the High Overall Trophy for the event.
Thank you again Northwest Sportsman’s Club for all of the support you have given the Youth Shotgun Team over the years. This would not be possible without you!
Disabled Sportsmans Shoot October 4, 2015
What an amazing day all of us had at Miller Ranch in Sprague WA on a glorious Sunday afternoon! We thank Scott Miller and his guys from Miller Ranch for the use of their Facility. The Junior Rifle Team from Spokane for cleaning all of the birds our shooters shot and helping with everything we asked them to do! Thank you to Dave's Bar & Grill for the BBQ lunch. We need to thank Brian Carpenter from Sportsman's Warehouse for all the amazing door prizes. A huge thank you to all of the NWSC volunteers that came out to help and the family members that brought our participants. The biggest thank you of all is to NWSC Life member Rob Allen for organizing this fulfilling - successful event.
This club is primarily a Volunteer Social Club created for and by our friends to preserve our outdoor interests. We will pursue conservation of our environment and the wildlife in it. We will educate in the fields of Conservation, Shooting, Hunting and Related Outdoor Activities. With funds and volunteer work we will support various Environmental, Educational and Charitable groups. This group will always keep in mind that we are all friends that will work hard to perpetuate the things we love to do.
Proudly Representing the Greater Pacific Northwest
Welcome to the Northwest Sportsmans Club Website. This group of avid hunters and outdoorsmen are eager to share our stories and news with you. By joining our club, you are joining a group of people that are committed to the preservation of wildlife worldwide.
Our club is made up of many young families, wives and children that undertake many projects in our region to educate youth and enhance wildlife habitat. We also enjoy each other�s company and conduct many functions that are purely fun.
We invite you to become involved with our many projects. Our group meets once a month to discuss upcoming events, projects, and just get together to share our hunting experiences. Please look through our current events and find something that interests you.
Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Sportsmans Club.
Northwest Sportsmans Club
9717 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99206 email@example.com