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Reno, NW – Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to announce that Susquehannock Chapter President Craig Kauffmanis the 2009 winner of the prestigious SCI Regional Representative of the Year Award.

The award honors one of SCI’s 38 Regional Representatives, who is recognized by chapters in his region as a leader and resource for others. Among many other activities, the Regional Representative of the Year attends and participates in SCI board meetings, promotes SCI programs and membership drives within the region, identifies and assists in the development of at least one new chapter per year, and has received letters of support from all chapters in the region.

“All of us in SCI leadership offer our congratulations to Craig Kauffman on this prestigious accomplishment,” said SCI President Merle Shepard. “Craig is a true leader in his region and serves as an example for other regional representatives,” Shepard continued.

Craig Kauffman joined SCI in 1994, became President of the Susquehannock Chapter in 1998, and quickly led the chapter to SCI Chapter of the Year in 1999.  Kauffman became Regional Representative of Region 25 (Pennsylvania) in 2005 where he has led significant SCI statewide initiatives such as developing regional funding programs, the first-ever Pennsylvania legislative sportsmen caucus event, and unprecedented hunter advocacy program on state legislative issues.

Kauffman is also active in SCI at the national level where he has served on the National Fundraising, Finance, Long Range Planning, Matching Grants, Marketing and Nominating Committees.  Presently, Kauffman serves as Audit Chairman, SCIF Director and Chairman of SCI-PAC.  He resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife, Kisha, and two children, Zachary and Taylor.

The award will be conferred upon Kauffman during SCI’s 37th Annual Hunters’ Convention, in Reno, Nevada on January 21-24th. To register as an attendee for this year’s Convention please visit: http://www.scifirstforhunters.org/static/ConventionReg/.