A few announcements from last night’s club meeting.
1. ALL RANGES WILL BE CLOSED this Sunday, September 10 from 9:00am-3:00pm to host the sporting clays club championship. Please plan accordingly.
– Everyone is welcome to participate in the shoot or the pot-luck dinner.
2. By unanimous vote, old club .22 target rifles will be sold by auction. Further details to come.
3. Jay Johnson is looking for 2 volunteers to help assemble doors for the shooting building at his place. Please contact him to coordinate.
4. End-of-year trap-shooting party scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th. Contact Walt for more information.
5. Tickets for the Friends of the NRA banquet on Saturday, September 16th are available through Dennis Fater.
A report from Mike Stewart:
We had a very successful trip to Ohio at the National matches, Wisconsin Juniors finished first place in the Six-Man Junior Team Match and also first place in the Junior Two-Man Team Match. Additionally, we had 4 teams place in the top-twenty at the two-man team match. This year’s matches were extremely challenging with the strong winds that you can only experience at Camp Perry (where else do you put on 4 minutes of wind at 300 yards?). In those conditions, watching the kids clean their 2-300 yard targets through my spotting scope is both fascinating and impressive to watch, especially considering they don’t get sighting shots.
Bob Burns had a great time shooting the rattle battle match and he had some of the best scores on the Wisconsin adult team.
If you see Riley, Sam and Bob please congratulate them on their accomplishments.
Next meeting: this Wednesday, August 2nd, 8:00pm.
Two separate, but related items today.
1). The promoter of the West Salem Gun Show has agreed to provide us with a table to promote our Friends of NRA banquet on September 16th, sell tickets and sponsorships. So far there are three of us that have signed up and will be able to work a 4 hour shift manning the table.Would be so kind as volunteer to help with the table?
Those interested can contact Chuck Schleifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-587-4687.
2). Also, the Coulee Region Friends of NRA banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept 16. Tickets are now available. Please click this link to download the flyer for more information.
The Friends of NRA is a non-political entity consisting of many active committees nationwide with more than twenty such committees in Wisconsin, one of which is our local Coulee Region Friends of NRA. Historically the local committee has promoted and hosted a banquet each year, usually in October. Most of the funds generated by the banquet events stay in the state. Several local clubs have benefited from grants awarded by the Friends of NRA. Holmen Rod & Gun Club and the La Crosse Rifle Club have been awarded grants in the past as well as several other clubs in our area within a hundred mile radius.
Recently the local committee has been greatly compromised by job related moves by key members and some who have encountered health problems. We are in need of more help to again promote and host a banquet this year. We are in need of more help.
There is a meeting scheduled with the Wisconsin NRA field representative (Scott Taetsch) at the La Crosse American Legion Post 52 located at 711 6th St. So. at 6:00 PM on June 8th. The purpose of the meeting is to gather new volunteers and to formalize and qualify the charter necessary to promote a fund raising banquet. Please consider joining our ranks for this organizational meeting. Please consider attending the meeting to learn more about our mission and possibly help out.
If you have any questions please contact Bill Quadzinski at email@example.com (608-787-5421) or Bill Baumgardner at firstname.lastname@example.org (608-317-4184).
The gun auction to support the Junior Rifle team will begin at 7:00pm tonight.
The regular club meeting will begin at 8:00pm. Club meetings will start at 8:00pm the first Wednesday of the month through October.
We have a new sporting clays brochure that can be found here. It is also linked on the About Us page.