According to chapter bylaws, officers shall be elected for 1 year terms by the board of directors from their own body at a meeting sometime before the 1st board meeting of the month immediately after directors are elected by the members. If a board member retires before his term of office is over, the president shall appoint someone to fill the remaining term.




1st VP, Emeritus

Kevin Wong

2nd VP

Dan Cirillo


Cal Ryan


Wayne Wickham

past president

Edward White

Reno, NV

El Macero, CA 
Term Expires 2020

Birds Landing, CA 
Term Expires 2020

Napa, CA

Term Expires 2020

Meadow Vista, CA 
Term Expires 2020

Club Directors

Paul Dal Porto

Sacramento, CA 
Term Expires 2020

Ken Baccetti

San Francisco, CA 
Term Expires 2021

Tom Bors

Vacaville, CA 
Term Expires 2021

Phillip Ford

Antelope, CA 
Term Expires 2020

Robert Deitz, II

Term Expires 2022


It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our great friend and Sacramento Safari Club President Don Giottonini, who passed away unexpectedly on November 18, 2020.


Don was a charismatic force and a man that didn't take no for an answer, as is proof by his commitment to SCI and his 10+ years of being President of the Sacramento Chapter.


He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who's travel took him all over the world to hunt.  He was most at home in Mexico on his fishing boat, trolling the Sea of Cortez for trophies most only dream of.


Don’s ongoing commitment to hunting and hunting advocacy was unmatched.  While president he tirelessly dedicated much of his time and energy to leading SSC but served on the Finance and Regulatory Affairs' Committee  at Safari Club International.


Over the 10+ years Don was President, SSC made great strides, growing to become a world leader in hunter advocacy.  Working closely with his fellow board members, Don held his staff to the highest standards, always challenging them to take the next step.  Don led by example, never afraid to roll up his sleeves and help.


Don's commitment to hunting extended well beyond his serving as President of the Sacramento chapter, as he was responsible for the formation of the Safari Club International CA Coalition (SCI CA) in 2016, and served as Co-Legislative Coordinator.  Additionally he instructed Hunters Education for decades, providing the opportunity for thousands of new hunters to experience the joy of hunting that Don loved.


Saying goodbye to friends is hard. We all have to do it in our own way.


But it is the remembrance of the hunts, the stories around the campfire and continued commitments to the things and people that we care about that keep their memories alive.


Enjoy your Corona  Don, you will be missed.


Funeral services and interniment will be held at a later date, but If you would like to do something in memory of Don, please feel free to donate to SSC or as he would  say "better yet, why not a three year membership"

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