The range improvement project is complete. (YAYYYY!!) The range is now open for members and their guests to use. The shooting structure is complete, has been insulated (for sound abatement), and wired for surveillance. The new monitoring system is in place with four video cameras keeping an eye on everything.
Four rifle benches have been constructed and will be marked for which lanes should be used by each position. This is primarily an effort to avoid punching needless holes in a downrange target stand inadvertently while aiming at a closer target. There are three benches which can access the 100 yard targets (Lanes 1,2 and 4), two benches that can access either 50 or 200 yard targets (Lanes 1 and 2), and two benches that can access 25 yard targets.
Pistols have their own area to the right in the building. There is a standing rail/shelf for your ammo, etc. Also, the Lane 4 bench can also be used for pistols.
Please refrain from too much moving and rearranging of the target stands. Also, PLEASE, PLEASE pick up your spent casings and remove used targets. Brass can go in the white bucket, but all trash should be taken away when you leave. Thanks for your assistance in keeping the range clean.
The former shooting structures have become a storage shed, and a new cook shack.
A REMINDER – RANGE ETIQUETTE : please pick up and remove your casings and all other trash. The range is for members and guests. The member must be present with the guest. The club’s insurance cost for the range for members and accompanying guests is a hefty portion of our $3,000 a year premium. Range rules are posted at the shooting line. In general, stay safe by observing the four basic NRA Safety Rules. (you remember what they are, right?)
The black rubber backings are there to allow you to center your targets away from the wood supports. Please DO NOT tack targets directly to (or near) the wood, if possible. This will help us keep them up there longer, with less frequent maintenance/replacement. Also, please avoid needlessly hitting two target stands (e.g. one at 25 yards and one directly behind it at 100 yards – see range update news above.) Please do not use the target stands for shotguns. If you wish to practice with a shotgun, please bring your own stand or fire directly into the berm (or better yet, use the skeet range up on the hill.)
The range is now carry-in, carry-out. When you leave, take a quick look around and grab any other loose trash you see. It all helps to keep the range looking good and after all, it’s your club.
What we don’t want to find when we go to the range to shoot:
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
President, Scott Farnham; Vice President,Vicki Dill; Secretary, Nancy Weeks; Treasurer, Paul Okerholm; Sergeant-at-Arms, Scott Treworgy
Board of Directors –
John Smith and Paul Okerholm . . . . . . . . Through 12/2019 Scott Treworgy and George Decker . . . Through 12/2018 Nyle Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Through 12/2020
HALL USE: Ann Crocker handles the calendar for all hall use and she should be contacted for availability before any activities are planned. During January, February and March, the hall will be reserved for archery and will only be rented on a very limited basis. Ann can be reached at 724-3784
HUNTER SAFETY CLASS: Stayed tuned for news on this topic for the 2018 hunting season.
Participation in these classes is limited so call Nancy Weeks 557-3302 to reserve a spot which will be held until 15 minutes prior to the first class in each category.
CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR is as follows:
August 4 (Open House at the Range)
August 18 (Open Archery)
Sept 15 (Open Rifle Shooting)
Sept 29 (Open Pistol Shooting)
MEETINGS: Held the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30. A pot luck supper is served at 6:30 prior to the first meeting of the month. The schedule is posted on Facebook and is emailed to those who provide an email address.
DUES: The calendar year dues are payable by April 1st . The combination to the range will be changed April 1st. Your paid membership card will have the new combination on it.
CLUBHOUSE ROOF: the roof over the kitchen has to be shoveled off after every storm. Scott Farnham has asked for help with this task each year. If you can help with this call 933-2472.