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ISRA/NRA – Gun Control Issues: Are you an ISRA and or a NRA Member? If not, why not?!?!?
Less than ˝ of the current CSC members are NRA and/or ISRA members.
Annual memberships in each of these organizations are only $25.00 each, which is less than your annual dues. ISRA membership forms are available @ www.isra.org/ Annual NRA membership, which is regularly $35.00 by mail, can be obtained from either Richard Powell, Treasurer, or Bob Bjerke, Secretary., at a special $25.00 rate. This special NRA rate includes individuals desiring to renew their annual membership.
Right now YOU (ALL legal gun owners in Illinois) are in danger of losing your right to own guns and possess ammunition in this state. Why?? – Because anti-gunners are trying to pass legislation to revoke these rights. Check out the Illinois General Assembly’s website at www.ilga.gov/ and follow the links. Crooks DO NOT adhere to current gun laws and will not adhere to any future gun legislation/laws. If lawful citizens are forced to give up their guns, then only the CROOKS will have them. Law Enforcement personnel do not have the manpower to protect you 24/7. They normally respond only after a crime has been committed.
The only two groups fighting this abhorrent attempt are the lobbying arms of the ISRA and NRA. Go to the ISRA website www.isra.org/ and follow the prompts to the legislative bills pending. If you are not signed up for the free ISRA ALERT SERVICE, do so today. You can also go to the NRA website www.nra-ila.org/ and follow the prompts to see pending legislative bills for all states, including Illinois.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESNTATIVES TODAY AND POLITELY INFORM THEM OF YOUR STRENIOUS OBJECTIONS TO ALL OF THE PROPOSED PENDING ANTI-GUN OWNER LEGISLATION. The applicable websites can help you find the correct names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
ALSO, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING EITHER OR BOTH OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS (ISRA & NRA) TODAY IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER.
INDOOR RANGE Work Day: Saturday, April 14, 9AM, Indoor Range Cleanup. Need 10 to 12 people to help with this project each month. Questions - contact Dean Martin @ (309) 691-5251.
The Annual YSSI Weekend is coming up April 20-22. HELP is needed on all ranges and in the Club House. 100 youth and adults spend time on 22 rifles, archery, shotgun, high-power rifles, buffalo rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, and cowboy action shooting. All meals are provided for the participants and staff. New or Reloaded ammunition is needed for many of the shooting stations. Contact the appropriate event director to determine their specific ammunition needs or Bob Bjerke, Event Chairman, @ (309) 692-1800, for information or for volunteering to help.
The CSC semi-annual gun show is scheduled for March 31 - April 1 weekend in the Clubhouse. Come out and see the selection of guns, ammunition, and related items available.
Questions, make table reservations, help with the show or in the kitchen, provide desserts, etc., contact Steve Risinger @ (309) 449-3217.
Mauser Match rules are casual center-fire off-hand rifle matches at 50 meters for rifles with open sights and pre-1964 military bolt action repeaters.
March 10, Match Results
1st Place George Keller 222-0x M48 Yugo Mauser
2nd Place Greg Denzer 209-1x M1903-A3 Springfield
3rd Place Cody Killion 206-3x M48 Yugo Mauser
High Raw Score: Paul Bishop 196-8x M1903 Springfield
CAST BULLET Challenge Match Winner: Greg Denzer 203-0x Finnish Mosin-Nagant
Next match is April 7, 10AM, Range 1. Come early if you want to shoot the first relay. Relays have been filling up early. The April Challenge Match is “MOSIN-NAGANTS (FINNISH MOSINS ALSO QUALIFY)”.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: An (**) in your name area means you to need to attend to obtain your card & gate key. Check the enclosed calendar for dates & times. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED OR NO INSTRUCTOR WILL BE AT THE CLUB FOR THE CLASS. To make your class attendance reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Charles Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at email@example.com/
TEMPORARILY AWAY FROM HOME/NEW ADDRESS
Are you going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY” (maybe for the winter, an extended vacation or job demands)? More and more monthly newsletters are being returned to the Club marked as “TEMPORARILY AWAY”! When you notify the Post Office that you are going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY” they will ONLY HOLD or FORWARD 1ST CLASS MAIL. All other mail is returned to the sender. Your monthly newsletter is mailed to you using Bulk Rate Postage. Consequently, your newsletter is returned to the Club marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .39 which the Club has to pay to retrieve it. These newsletters cannot be forwarded, as we do not know where to send them.
If you notify the Club Secretary of any planned extended stay away from your residence before you leave, your mailing address can be updated so that you can still receive your monthly newsletter, as some members have, while on that extended stay away from your home.
THEREFORE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL RETURNED “TEMPORARILY AWAY” NEWSLETTERS WILL BE PLACED ON THE NO NEWSLETTER LIST (NNL) UNTIL YOU NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY THAT YOU HAVE RETURNED. ANY “TEMPORARILY AWAY” HELD / RETURNED NEWSLETTERS WOULD THEN BE FORWARDED TO YOU!!
Members that have “MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS” and have not notified the Club of their NEW ADDRESS also have their newsletters returned marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .39. The Post Office will not forward these newsletters. The Club then pays another $ .39 postage to forward it to you and updates your file to reflect your new address. Please notify the Club when you move!
CLUB WEB SITE
The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line at www.chillisportsmen.org The website also lists all Club ACTIVIITIES, events, and contains periodically updated general information as well as the current CSC Membership Application. Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator. His E-MAIL address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dale Schroeder Charles Varnold Bob Bjerke Richard Powell
(309) 369-6569 (309) 697-6766 (309) 692-1800 (309) 697-2889
Acronyms - What the heck do they mean!!???!!?!?
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
NMO New Member Orientation
NRA National Rifle Association
ISRA Illinois State Rifle Association
Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at email@example.com if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.