The CIC’s 58th General Assembly is set for 12-15 May in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is being hosted by the 2 million-member Russian Association of Hunters and Fishermen. If there is ever a CIC assembly that can’t be missed, this is the one.
I’ve just returned from the Executive Board Meeting of CIC in Vienna. The CIC has a new President, a renowned hunter, Bernard Lozes of France. It also has a new Executive Director, Tamás Marghescu, formally of the IUCN. The CIC is positioned to assume worldwide leadership of hunting interests like none before it, and the St. Petersburg gathering will act as the doorway to a new vigor for the hunting world.
If you wish to attend this spectacular and epic event, contact Chrissie Jackson, who is the Head of the US Delegation for membership and St. Petersburg event information. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chrissie has been the Head of the US Delegation for more than a decade and will pass the baton to Bob Model of the Boone & Crockett Club in St. Petersburg. Bob is the Chairman and Past President of the Boone & Crockett Club, the initiator behind President Bush’s Executive Order to Facilitate Hunting and his 10-year plan, and he is one of the leading founders of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners forum.
Boone & Crockett is rightfully one of the most respected hunting conservation organizations in America. Conservation Force will continue its own role and leadership as I am the President of the Sustainable Use Commission and serve on the Executive Council (Board) of CIC. We can think of no American organization with greater entitlement to Head the US Delegation than Boone & Crockett, nor can there be a more spectacular occasion than at St. Petersburg. In hunting speak, we have acquired a trophy.
The US Delegation of the CIC has its annual General Meeting on the Sunday morning of the Dallas Safari Club Convention. For information on its time and location, contact Ben Carter at Ben@biggame.org. For membership information, contact Chrissie Jackson.