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 April meeting, member number 252 belonging to D. Craig Perkins was drawn. He was not in attendance at the meeting and so lost out on collected a check for $500.00. So D. Craig, it is boo hoo and the crying towel to you. The pot for the next meeting will remain at $500.00.
The following new members recently joined or rejoined the club: Jerry Smith, Daniel Darr, Dennis Korn, John, Klampe, Jeff Ashley, Jon Newton, Michael Stowitschek, Josh Scott, Dennis Allshouse, Greg Crawley, Adam Holstege, Darel Pearce, Charles Edwards, Chris Anderson, and Greg “Kim” Caldwell.
It has been a long time since shotgun shooting has been allowed at Four Corners.
But if all goes as planned, a modified form of clay bird shooting will begin again
once a month on the Lower Range starting in May and running through October.
The course of fire will be 25 birds per round. The number of rounds to be shot –
either one or two – will be determined by the number of shooters wishing to shoot.
All targets will be straight trap like shooting. No annies, chip shots, or any other
type of games will be allowed which might result in any shot leaving the lower
range area. Shells will be limited to lead shot only, size 7 ½ or smaller shot. Gun
handling safety will be strictly enforced and the range must be properly cleaned up
at the end of the shooting fun. The cost per round has not been determined yet but
will need to be paid in cash so as to cover the cost of the birds.
It is hoped this will be another fun shooting experience for our members to
participate in, not to mention good practice to get ready for the bird seasons. So
watch the calendar, and come on out and watch or participate if you can.
Tim Brown …. Match Director
The Summer Rickreall Gun Show will be coming up on Saturday and Sunday,
June 10 and 11, 2017, at the Polk County Fairgrounds. As usual, the Four Corners Rod
and Gun Club will support their gun show efforts by having an information and
membership table at the show to make our facilities, programs, and activities know to the
people attending the show.
Member volunteers are needed to man the table. Two members are needed at the table
for each of four shifts or a total of eight members. Table shifts will run from 9:00 AM to
1:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM and 12:00 PM
to 3:00 PM on Sunday.
Club members manning the table will receive free admission to the gun show. This, of
course, is in addition to the reward of being of service to the club, gaining an opportunity
to meet and talk with a lot of interesting people, and being able to browse around the
show and look at all the goodies.
Members desiring to help will need to sign up for a shift so that their names can be given
to show management for name tags and free entry. To sign up for a shift, or if you have
questions, please call Tim Brown at 503-390- 1922.