DALLAS (Nov. 16, 2015) – Venator Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 organization based in New Milford, Conn., is the second affiliate chapter of DSC, effective Nov. 12. An associated organization of DSC since 2013, the Venator Foundation will now operate as an affiliate chapter under the name DSC Northeast.

The new affiliate chapter – the second to align with DSC in the past week – joined with DSC through the organization’s new chapter program. Through this system, like-minded conservation groups without geographical ties to the club are eligible to seek local chapter status in order to be an influential part in achieving DSC’s vision of a society that values wildlife, engages in its conservation, and understands and supports the role of well-regulated hunting in the sustainable use of wild resources.

“The response to our new chapter system has been overwhelmingly positive with so many national and international groups expressing a desire to join DSC as an affiliate,” DSC Executive Director Ben Carter said. “Our organization is proud to be adding its second affiliate chapter and fortunate to be adding another passionate, effective groups of sportsmen and women who will only strengthen our efforts to conserve wildlife and fight for hunters’ rights.”

DSC Northeast joins the Lubbock Sportsman’s Club as the inaugural affiliate chapters of DSC. Drawing members from a nine-state area encompassing much of the northeastern United States, DSC Northeast is the first affiliate chapter to be based outside of Texas. Currently, about 60 percent of DSC members reside outside of Texas.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with DSC. Being the first affiliate chapter outside of Texas we are eager to help grow the DSC brand and bolster the club’s efforts even more,” said DSC Northeast President Mark Jones. “DSC’s strong leadership, volunteer spirit and effectiveness make the club respected worldwide. It’s the kind of organization we are proud to be a part of.”

For more information about The Venator Foundation and the new DSC Northeast affiliate chapter, visit their websites at www.venatorfoundation.org and www.dscnortheast.org

Conservation organizations interested in becoming affiliate chapters of DSC should contact the DSC office at (972) 980-9800.

About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)

The Mission of DSC is to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands; to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide.