Rimfire Defender Pistol Shoot

It was another good turn out of shooters at the at the Indoor range on the evening of December 13, 2016 for the scheduled Rimfire Defender Pistol shoot.  As the shooters took to the firing line in front of them in the target holders were Christmas theme targets – a Christmas tree, a candy cane, a reindeer, and an elf-a-poodle.  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.  When the shooters came to the Christmas tree target, aim was important, as hitting the Christmas ball on the tree scored more than just hitting the tree.  After the first round of shooting was concluded, the targets were replaced, with one target being changed out for a snowman one, 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       Tim Brown

3rd Place       James Krehmke

As said before, 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

Election Reminder

Just another reminder that the annual election of club officers will take place at the February 2017 General Membership meeting.  At that time the member’s present will by their votes say who will run the club for the next twelve months.  If you want a voice in that process, come to the meeting and cast your vote.

The officers of the club consist of the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasure, Executive Officer, Outdoor Range Officer, Indoor Range Officer, and three Trustees.  If you would like to be a candidate for one of these positions or would like to nominate an individual to be a candidate for a position, please contact the club Secretary or be at the February meeting and make your nominations from the floor.    

Also remember that nominations are being accepted for Member of the Year and Life Member recognition.  Recognition of any individual(s) selected will occur at the February meeting. 

These honorary awards are based on an individual’s service to the club.  To be considered for Member of the Year an individual must be a current member and have throughout the prior year given outstanding service to the club above and beyond the ordinary.  For Life Member consideration the individual must have at least 10 years membership in the club and throughout that time have given sustained and substantial service to the club.

If you know of someone who should be considered for recognition, please contact the Vice-President with the individual’s name and your reasons why that individual should be considered for recognition.  The decision on any recognition will be made at the January Executive Committee meeting so get your nominations in as soon as you can.

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 November meeting, member number 1338 belonging to Steve Barner was drawn.  He was not in attendance at the meeting and so lost out on collecting $500.00.  So Steve it is boo hoo and the crying towel to you.  The pot for the next meeting will remain at $500.00.

Swap Meet

Gather up your firearms, firearms accessories, reloading items, even fishing related stuff that you want to sell or trade and come on out to the 3rd Annual Swap Meet.  The meet will be held at the Short Range on Saturday January 21, 2017 and will run from 8:00 AM until around Noon.  Tables will be available on a first come basis and there is no cost for a table.  Because of the passage of SB941, firearms for sale may be displayed at the swap meet but no firearm sales may take place on club property.  This is a fun, no-cost event, so mark it on your calendars, dig out your goodies, and come on out.  If you have questions contact Tim Brown at 503-390-1922 or 503-409-5715.  See you there.