Upcoming meetings: June 2 and July 7, 2016 (all meetings are at the Griggs Hunter Ed room @ 7pm)
Upcoming work parties: Consult our website (maintenance chair Greg Hagen 545-4705
The 2016 club calendar is up on the website (see link above). As always, it may be updated as new things come up, but we hope these changes will be minimal. Be sure to take a look at the calendar before you head out to the range, and pay special attention to which events allow general shooting while the event is going on. We don’t want you to waste your time or fuel driving out to the range if you won’t be able to shoot.
Membership: Dues: It is $80 to join with renewals at $60, or $40 if you participated in a work party in the last year. If the renewal is late (after July 1st) you will need to rejoin at $80. You can mail your renewal to the club address during Jan/Feb to save from being on long lines during meetings, or come to a meeting to renew but face the lines. Also please remember that our membership committee is made up of volunteers, and all of them have day jobs, and remember that all mail in the Tri-Cities now goes through Spokane, so make sure to send in your renewal early so you don’t get locked out.
Reminder: There has also been a policy change, you must renew before July 1 or you will be considered a new member, meaning dues will be $80 and you must go through new member orientation again.
TCMSA wants you to know: When the range is cold, this includes the ENTIRE FACILITY. Just because the shotgun area points a different direction doesn’t mean you can keep shooting when the line goes cold. The road to 200 yards passes through the shotgun area, plus imagine being down range and hearing a shot from the shotgun area, you don’t know where it came from or if someone is putting you in danger.
The club rules are on the website and posted at the range. Take a moment to read them the next time you are there, you might remember something you forgot or learn something you never knew.
Match Reports: Gaylord Baker said the April 9th .22 match had 19 shooters-including 1 jr. and 3 women. The next match is May 14th. The April 16th SHP match had 4 shooters. The next match is May 21st. The next CMP match is May 7th. The Bob Byers said the May 1st 3-gun match had 4 shooters. They’d like more. If you shoot it you’ll be hooked. You don’t have to run-they had a 73 yr. old participate. They even have weapons to use if you need. The next 3-gun is May 28th.
Board Report: Dave Baalman said they met a week ago. The main topic was looking into a tax exempt status at the Federal level-not just the State level that we have. Rick is checking into it for us. We are also still looking for land; any leads are appreciated.
Safety Committee Report: Dave Baalman said there have been 2 shifts w/SA and 4 shooters with 1 teachable moment. Not a good %! Be safe out there. He still has shifts to fill. Any past advisors or those interested can contact him. You get work party credit, you can shoot while you’re on duty and you get a $25 gift card per shift!
Reminder: Members are responsible for all the guests they bring to the range.
Range Report: Greg said the range and trailers looked great. A big thank you to the Boy Scouts for all the work they did. There’s no need for a clean-up at this time.
OLD BUSINESS: None.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
How to shoot a pistol with world champion shooter, Jerry Miculek. Jerry goes over basic and advanced techniques that are sure to make you a better pistol shooter. Complete with high speed demonstrations of grip techniques and stances. A wonderful 25 minute video that’s worth watching if you’re looking to improve your accuracy on the range. Complete with slow motion analysis on a correct and poor pistol grip. What’s it worth to you to get advice from a champion? It’s free here at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChSazF41q-s
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