Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule for Iowa Chapter SCI Hunter’s Expo, Banquet and Live Auction

March 24, 2018 at Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona, Iowa

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Member’s Brunch with Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells, Inc. and President of the National Rifle Association of America

  • Enjoy leisurely Midwestern Buffet brunch with Pete Brownell
  • Time for visiting and photographs
  • Limited to 100 SCI members (Must be SCI member to attend this brunch)
  • Special raffle for attendees
  • Tickets $25/member
  • Preregistration is required

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Seminar with Robert Utne on Taxidermy (Field Prep, Trophy Room design, CWD)

  • Open to members and non-members with Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet and Live Auction ticket
  • As time allows after the seminar, Q & A and photographs

3:00 pm – Doors Open

  • Visit with outfitters and vendors from around the country and the world
  • Attendees, check out the details of the silent auction and live auction items

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet Cocktail Gathering, Silent Auction and Raffles

  • Socialize with fellow attendees while checking out silent auction items and visiting with vendors
  • Cash bar
  • Open to members and non-members with Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet and Live Auction ticket

6:30 pm – Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet

  • Open to members and non-members with Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet and Live Auction ticket
  • *NOTE: Special meal request (dietary restrictions) must be received before March 21, 2018.

7:30 pm – Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet keynote address, program and awards

  • Open to members and non-members with Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet and Live Auction ticket

Followed by – Iowa SCI Chapter Live Auction

  • Open to members and non-members with Iowa SCI Chapter Banquet and Live Auction ticket
  • Register on-line or by mail.
  • See sampling of live auction items here.
  • Click here for hotel information and local attractions.

Thanks for yet another great banquet and auction!

Our Hunter’s Expo, Banquet and Live Auction in 2017 brought record attendance and raised funds to support SCIs on-going missions to protect and benefit hunters and non-hunters alike, at home here in Iowa, across the US, and around the world.

We couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you!

Pete Brownell

Pete Brownell

CEO of Brownells, Inc. and President of the National Rifle Association of America

For 76 years, Brownells, Inc. was a recognized niche-specific supplier of gunsmithing tools and accessories, but in the third generation of family leadership has grown tenfold into an international company known for firearm parts, accessories, ammunition and reloading.

Mr. Brownell led numerous acquisitions including the global wholesaler Crow Shooting Supply, precision shooting instruments manufacturer and retailer Sinclair International, and the retailer Gamaliel Shooting Supply.  The Brownell Family of Companies’ four brands serves shooters, hunters, gunsmiths and retailers worldwide.

Mr. Brownell is President of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA), and a Member of the NRA Board of Directors, Chair of the Membership Committee and Vice Chair of the Sport Shooting Committee.  He has served on the Finance, Law Enforcement, Meeting Site Selection and Publications Policies Committees and the Task Force on Industry Relations/ Investment Oversight Subcommittee.

Brownell former chair of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), is a past Trustee of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board, and was appointed by the Governor to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.   He is active in the Grand National Quail Club, Pheasants Forever Strategic Leadership Group, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Safari Club International.

An Iowa native, Mr. Brownell holds business and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa.