May 2018 Newsletter Part 2
We are working hard and it is almost Summer at the range! Here is your copy of this month’s meeting minutes: May.pdf
We do have the new gate cards so any of you that have a old gate card with DKS on it you will be needing a new gate card. For the remainder of the year at Orientations you will be receiving your replacement gate cards. For those of you who have been through Orientation we will have dates were you can come to the range and get your replacement cards so that we can keep the cost down by not mailing the cards out since it takes two stamps to be able to mail them. I will sent out an email on the dates that we will have cards ready at the range for you.
We now have membership cards with your name on them and each member of your household who has taken Orientation will receive one with their name on a card. These cards will have the expiration date on them so you know when your membership is due.
The Standard Operating Procedures Committee has turned in a draft of the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the board to review and vote on at the next meeting. They have been working on this for over a year! With that they have made new forms for range for Injury and Witness Statements that where voted on and approved at the last meeting. Forms are Injury Report Form IRF Rev 1.0 IRF1.pdf and Witness Statement WS Rev 1.0 WS1.pdf
Range Rule Changes to Rifle Range – The Safety Committee made a change to the safety issue on the rifle range when under a yellow flag and this change was voted on and approved by the board. With this change we will be installing piping in the ground as lines so that we will have a firing line in red and a safety line in yellow. The red line will be in front of the benches and the yellow line will be behind the back post of the cover over the rifle range. So the changes are when the flag is yellow everyone that is not moving down range needs to be behind the yellow safety line and no one at the benches. With this change the range rules have been changed and approved be the board. Range Rules Rev 2.7
We will have the raffle tickets for the FOUR gun raffle at the next monthly meeting! Thank you to Bill Jackson for the donating of Stoeger and Ruger American 308, Sam and Bob Brinker for donating the Ruger American 22 WMR and Jeff Stidham for donating the Marlin 925 with 3 magazines! This raffle is a reload raffle so your ticket is in for all FOUR guns! Only 200 tickets at $20 so your odds are good!
Family Range Day is coming up next month and this event is for everyone! Take a look at the website and this flyer on the event. Members you can bring out the whole family for a full day of fun and get a BBQ lunch for only $10! Some members think that these events are not for them that we put on as the club but they are for you as much as they are to get new people of the community out to the range to know more about us. You can sign up your family on line here and save your spot for this event where you will receive a T-Shirt and free ammo for your kids that are 14 and under. If you look at the below numbers for the round count of the events you will see that the kids get around $45 of ammo! We have all the firearms that your family would need for each event so there are no excuses why not to sign up and come out and have a full day of fun with the family! And remember when was the last time you could do something with the whole family this much fun for only $10 per member.
For events that will be happening:
Rimfire Challenge – Steel plates with both pistol and rifle and a total of 5 stages. You shoot 3 strings at each and you start with pistol at all stages and come back and then do rifle at all stages. 5 to 7 plates in each stage. You need a total of 300 rounds of 22LR for this event.
3 Gun Experience – One stage same as we have done in the past total round count 8 on pistol, 7 on shotgun, and 6 on rifle. We have a 4 shot dueling tree and 4 inch knock over plates on pistol. Texas star and two poppers for shotgun and 6 plates on the plate rack for rifle.
5 Card Stud – We have a poker table that is set up and a target with all 52 cards on it. The shooter starts facing up range and at the go turns and picks up two cards on the table (gets a plan for the hand) sets the cards back face down then picks up the pistol and shoots 3 cards to make a poker hand. You have 2 mins to pick your cards with your shots. The best hand in each class of the day wins a prize! (Adult Man and woman, Youth Boy and Girl)
5 Stand – Shotgun to learn 5 stand for those who have never shot this event before. This event you will know which trap the bird is coming from but that is about it. 25 birds in total per round will be thrown so if you like shotgun shooting this event is for you!
Precision 22 long range shoot – This event is from the National Rifle League run by Black Hammer Tacti-Cool. Learn to shoot a 22LR out to 200 yards with both steel and paper targets from 25 yards out to 200 yards.
Shooting Gallery – This event is sponsored by Henry firearms and if you have never fired a lever action rifle you will not be able to say that after this event! Pair off against your son or daughter or friend with these 22LR lever action rifles. Why do we call it a shooting Gallery? Because you have 40 targets to choose from and you get to call your shots!
With this much fun most will not have time to eat but we have you covered with BBQ Hotdogs, chips and drinks and snacks throughout the day!
Do make sure to put June 16th on your calendar as a day of fun at East End Rod & Gun Club!