Club News July 2001
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TRAP NEWS by Dale Schroeder
July is a busy month with the 2nd ten-week session of Thursday night league in full swing.† Come on out and give it a try - someone always needs a substitute shooter.† July 4th is our annual Firecracker 50 bird derby and the way the weather has been, it will more than likely be a hot one.† We are going to have another Friday night shoot Friday the 13th of July (no black cats please!) starting at 6:00PM.† This will be another 50-bird shoot.† Be sure to come out and enjoy the festivities.† Sunday July 15th is our annual Don Willis Memorial Club Shoot for club members.† Non-members can shoot it for other prizes.† Roger is cooking this day so come on out and enjoy the day at the Trap Range.
July 4th, 2001††††††††††††††††††††† Independence Day shoot - 50 bird derby
July 15th, 2001††††††††††††††††††† Don Willis Memorial Club shoot - 100 birds (Roger's cooking)
September 30th, 2001††††††††† Ray Black Memorial Shoot - 100 birds
Let Dale know if you are interested in having a 20 gauge shoot in September by either stopping by the Trap range house during any of the shoots or call him at 274-3082.
Unfired Ammo Reminder!!!!
People, please do not throw LIVE ammunition in the garbage cans behind the firing lines!!!† Please bring unfired rounds home and dispose of them properly.† It is customary for program directors to pick up paper targets and dispose of them in the garbage barrels and then burn them.† We have had a few rounds of live ammo go off in those barrels after burning the paper targets.† Please do not throw your live ammo in the garbage.† Thank you.
This is a reminder for all our members and their guests.† The archery practice range is there for everyone to use and we would like to keep it that way.† We have been leaving old targets out on the practice area for our members' use.† Please do not take these archery targets off the range.† By all means, come out and use the practice range and shoot at the animal targets but leave them on the range.† Thank you.
Youth Junior High Power Rifle Day by Don Olson
Our club is sponsoring a Junior High Power Shooting Day on August 11 this year for juniors (boys and girls) ages 12 through 20. It will be held on the 100yd range starting at 9:00am. Those juniors (and parents) interested in learning about high power rifle shooting are welcome. There will be a $10 fee per shooter. Advance registration is required so that we can match a shooter with an instructor. To register, contact Don Olson at (309) 682-6840. Rifles and ammunition will be furnished by the Club. There will be a brief lecture on safety, range rules, course of fire and demo of positions by NRA Certified Rifle Instructors before the live fire training. Deadline for registration is August 1. Hope to see you there.
We have another Youth weekend coming up on the weekend of September 28th, 29th, and 30th.† This will be a weekend set aside for youth in the local area to come out and try their hand at archery, 12 gauge shotgun, .22 caliber rifle as well as see demonstrations of muzzle loading rifles and Cowboy Action shoots.† For more information on how you can help, contact Bob Bjerke at 692-1800 or Cally Morgan at 691-3427.
About a month ago I received a call from one of our members requesting that I identify which ranges would be in use during weekend events.† He suggested putting the range being used in the calendar so that members would know which ranges are free to use.† This is an excellent idea that would go hand in hand with what the Board proposed to do last year in identifying the ranges.† So here it goes.† The Club grounds are going to be numbered from 1 to 5 starting at the 100-yard range and going clockwise to the 200-yard range.† The following photo shows the ranges and their corresponding numbers.†
Note that the 100-yard range is Range 1, the trap range is Range 2, the pistol range is Range 3, the cowboy staging area is Range 4 and the 200-yard range is Range 5.† On the calendar you will see a number in front of the event.† This represents the range being used.† If no number is shown, the event is happening in the clubhouse.† All archery events are conducted on the archery range.
If you have any questions or concerns about your club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.
President†††††††††††††††††††† Vice-President†††††††††††† Secretary†††††††††††††††††††† Treasurer
Cally Morgan†††††††††††††††† Paul Aaron††††††††††††††††††† Tim Vik†††††††††††††††††††††††† Dale Schroeder
(309) 691-3427†††††††††††††† (309) 274-2370†††††††††††††† (309) 274-4018†††††††††††††† (309) 274-3082
Wonder what all the acronyms used out on the range and in this newsletter mean? This area of the newsletter is dedicated to helping explain these. If I forget some or misidentify them, please let me know.
SASS†††††††††††††† Single Action Shooting Society
USPSA ††††††††††† United States Practical Shooting Association
DCM†††††††††††††††† Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)
CMP†††††††††††††††† Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation)
IPSC†††††††††††††††† International Practical Shooting Confederation
NRA†††††††††††††††† National Rifle Association
PPC†††††††††††††††† Police Practical Combat
Work Hours Reminder
This is just a reminder to everyone that work hours are due at the end of the year and there is no better time than the present to get them all in.† We are well underway with our summer events so now would be a good time to come out and volunteer to help setup ranges, keep scores, be line marshals, etc.† If you would like to put in some work hours helping out with some of these programs (and learn something about what goes on at the various programs), contact any of the following:
Jerry Oglesby (Western Action)†††††† 579-2443†††††††††††††††††††††† Mahmood Julazadeh (DCM/CMP)††††††††††† 274-2779
Dale Schroeder (Trap)†††††††††††††††††††† 274-3082†††††††††††††††††††††† Mike James (Buffalo Shoots)†††††††††††††††††† 274-6473
Max Koehl (Sporting Rifle League)††† 385-1033†††††††††††††††††††††† Gary Singley (Small Bore Rifle Gallery)††† 364-3420
Chuck Hoelscher (Practical Pistol / USPSA / IDPA)† 745-5021 or Chuck Varnold† 697-6766
Chuck Varnold† (PPC)†††††††††††††††††††† 697-6766†††††††††††††††††††††† Lowell Bennett (Hunter Ed)†††††††††††††††††††† 274-5586
Art Beer (Bullseye Pistol)††††††††††††††† 691-3427†††††††††††††††††††††† Fred Anderson (Archery)†††††††††††† 579-3250
If you are a member who works weekends or second/third shift and can't get out to join a regular work party, you can still get your work hours in.† Contact Cally Morgan to find out what needs some fixing or painting or whatever. You can get your work hours in by doing some odd jobs for the club when it fits your schedule. Remember that if you do not get your work hours in, it will cost you $10.00 for every hour not worked.