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.
The membership year for Four Corners Rod and Gun Club runs from July 1 of one year to
June 30 of the following year. For the membership year beginning July 1, 2017 dues will be
$200.00 for full members, $100.00 for members age 62 or older on or before the July 1 dues
date, and $10.00 for each eligible associate member.
Membership renewal notices will be sent to members in early May. The completed and signed
renewal form must be returned to the club with the appropriate dues payment in order for an
individual’s membership to be kept active. Completed renewal forms are the main way the club
has of keeping its membership database up to date. Once again, no membership renewals will be
processed without a completed and signed membership renewal form. Incomplete forms, or
payments received without a renewal form will be returned. So, do not pay your membership
dues until you get your renewal form and be sure to send the fully completed form with your
payment. If you have not received a form by late May please contact me.
A reminder for those members who have VA disability related reductions of their dues.
Members with a VA disability will be allowed to reduce their dues by one-half their VA
disability percentage, not to exceed a total reduction of 50% in their dues rate. As in the past, if
you have previously sent in your percentage VA disability documentation and your percentage
has not changed, you do not need to send in the documents again. Just indicate on the renewal
form one-half your percentage in the % line. If your percentage has changed, or you have never
sent in the documentation, you will need to send it with the renewal form. If for some reason
your percentage documentation sent in prior years is not on file you will be contacted to provide
it before your renewal can be processed.
Article IV of the club by-laws states in part:
Dues – (A) The members’ annual dues …. shall be payable to the club not later than July 1st of
(B) No member of the club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any of the privileges or
benefits offered by the club. The executive Committee shall have the authority to deal with the
status of any member whose dues are in arrears at its discretion after consideration of all existing
circumstances in each individual case.
What the above simply means is that member’s annual dues are due to the club by July 1st and
any member who has not paid his or her dues by the July 1st date is no longer considered a
member of Four Corners Rod and Gun Club.
Keep in mind that it is each member’s responsibility to pay his or her dues by the due date. So
mark your calendars and don’t forget to send in your dues when you receive your renewal form.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 503-390- 1922.
Tim Brown . . . . . . . . Secretary/Membership person
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.
|Executive Officer||Daryl Fitzpatrick|
|Outdoor Range Officer||Bob Chambers|
|Indoor Range Officer||Rob Gibson|
|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.