Election Results and Awards

The annual election of club officers took place at the February 7, 2017 General Membership meeting.  From those who chose to throw their hats and hopes into the ring, the following persons were selected to direct your club in the coming year.

President Chris Alumbaugh
Vice-President Daniel Carroll
Secretary Tim Brown
Treasurer Joe McFadden
Executive Officer Daryl Fitzpatrick
Outdoor Range Officer Bob Chambers
Indoor Range Officer Rob Gibson
Trustees Bruce Reynolds
Mike Lulay
Dave Kopecky
Past President Tom Byerley

Also at the meeting awards were given out to deserving members for their service and dedication to the club.

The Chuck Weems Memorial Trophy award – granted to the member volunteering the most hours of service in the past year – was presented to Tim Brown.

Outstanding Member of the Year award – granted to a member, or members, who have throughout the year given outstanding service, above and beyond the ordinary, to the club – was presented to Mike Lulay, Dusty Freeman, Tim Taylor, Bob Chambers, Dan Radakovich, Craig Huston, and Bob Furgeson.

Life Membership – granted to a member with at least ten years membership and sustained outstanding service to the club – None this time.

Rimfire Defender Pistol Shoot Epilogue

It was good turn out of shooters at the at the Indoor range on the evening of February 14, 2017 for the scheduled Rimfire Defender Pistol shoot.  As the shooters took to the firing line and looked at the targets in front of them they realized it was to be an all “sod poodle” shoot night.  As instructed by the match director each shooter loaded the announced number of rounds and fired at the targets in the order given – round and round and up and down, side to side, back and across, etc. – until they had gone through their first fifty rounds.  After the first round of shooting was concluded, the targets were replaced, the shot ones scored, and the shooting fun continued for another fifty rounds.  When all the targets scored, and the range cleaned up, shooting honors for the evening’s fun went to:

1st Place        Jim Ritts

2nd Place       Jim Krehmke

3rd Place       Tim Brown

As said over and over, my thanks to those who came out and enjoyed the evening’s shooting fun and challenges.  And as before, those of you who stayed home missed out on a lot of shooting fun, great pistol practice, and really good fellowship.  So mark your calendars as this shoot is held every month.  Come on out and join in the fun.

Tim Brown…………Match Director

Singing or Crying

At each general membership meeting, the member number of a member is drawn from the BIG barrel.  If that member is current on his/her dues and present at the meeting, then they are rewarded with money.  The amount is based on what has accumulated in the POT-OF-GOLD up to that time with a maximum of $500.00.  If they are not present then they get the crying towel.  At the February meeting, member number 1634 belonging to Dale Basl was drawn.  He was in attendance at the meeting and so collected a check for $500.00.  So, Dale, it is whoopee and the happy towel to you.  The pot for the next meeting will remain at $500.00.

Tim’s Tidbits

Once again our old world kept on a turning and the stars, sun and moon stayed in their places so here we go again.  Each month in these pages, I try very hard to find and pass on information about your rights, legislation, and the wacky things that go on around us.  Some months I find a lot to pass on and some months not so much.  But there is always something going on that is worthy of note.  So let get going.

Let’s start with this.  It is not good news.  Let’s hope it gets overturned.  It is simply wrong on so many levels.

US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

Published February 21, 2017

Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.

In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.

“Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war,” Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.