THURSDAY, APRIL 12 – VIPL SHOOT – 4:30 P.M. – First VIPL Shoot for scores at the Black Ash Pistol Range. All Members are invited to give this a try. Targets are provided, just bring your handguns and ammo.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 – MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 7:30 P.M. in the clubhouse. Besides normal business we will be doing the second reading of possible changes to our Bylaws. There are a lot of housekeeping changes but also a total change of our dues structure which is proposed as follows:
ADULT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (men and women) – $25 /year
YOUTH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP – $5/year
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $40/year includes up to 2 adults and ALL immediate youth family members. Couples without youth can also take advantage of the family membership.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP – $500/year (according to our existing bylaws the life Membership is 20 times the adult annual fee)
If you wish to comment on the proposed dues changes and cannot attend the April meeting, please reply to this email and our Secretary will collect your comments for the meeting.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – CLAY TARGETS DELIVERED – TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED – We are getting 10 pallets of targets and will need a lot of help to put them away.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 – NRA SILHOUETTE MATCH – 9 A.M. at the rifle range. NOTE – THE RIFLE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED TO OTHER SHOOTING ACTIVITIES FROM 8 A.M UNTIL AFTER THE SILHOUETTE MATCH IS COMPLETED (USUALLY 1 OR 2 P.M.) Here’s our 2018 flyer and schedule.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 – HANDGUN ADVENTURE TRAIL – APRIL MATCH – SHOOTING BEGINS AT 9 A.M.
MONDAYS, MAY 7th – AUG 27th BLACK ASH TRAP LEAGUE– Registration 4pm – 7pm. More details here and downloadable flyer here.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – The winter newsletter will be mailed soon with an application for renewing memberships. For faster processing of your application, please mail it to Treasurer Carolyn Zur, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Her address can be found on the renewal form. Sending applications to the clubhouse address will delay processing since mail is not retrieved and given to Carolyn on a daily basis.
HELP NEEDED – Our organizer for the Monday evening Summer Trap League has let us know that he will be unable to organize things again this year. We are in need of someone to serve as the Director for the league. Please contact Carl Pelino at (814) 333-6533 or email@example.com if you have any interest at all. We will also need a lot of help again this year so if you are willing to help with scoring, filling traps, or anything else, please let us know.
Hunter Safety Class – We have not yet schedule our class for the summer. However, it is usually the 2nd or 3rd week of June, right after school lets out. We will advertise it in the Meadville and Titusville newspapers and if you are a club member you will get an e-mail when registration is open, it will also be here on our website. All registration is done through the PA Game Commission Website, we cannot sign students up ourselves (this is a Game Commission requirement).
Ours will probably be on the schedule in early April, once the instructors have coordinated and put together their schedule. If you think of it you can also check back with us in mid to late April and see if it is scheduled yet but your best bet is to keep checking the Game Commission Site
RANGE USE – Just a reminder to get out to the range early to do your own sighting in, the longer you wait the more crowded things get. Members are of course welcome to use the range during our sight-in days but there usually are a lot of shooters on those days. As a member you may bring guests out to the range. There is a $3 range fee for each guest that should be deposited in the cash box BEFORE shooting begins..
SAFETY – Please make certain you are following ALL Range Safety Rules. If there is more than one shooter then one of you should act as the Range Officer to coordinate trips to check targets and to observe cease fires. REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO HANDLING OF ANY FIREARMS WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWNRANGE DEALING WITH TARGETS.
SAVE OUR BACKSTOPS!! – We still have members who don’t seem to understand the rules for hanging targets on the target boards. All targets should be positioned in the center of the black target boards. The reason behind this is so that the wood cross bars do not get shot up. AT NO TIME SHOULD ANY TARGETS BE PLACED ON TOP OF THE WOOD CROSS BARS OR ATTACHED TO THE UPRIGHT POSTS!!!
Shots hitting the wood posts or cross bars cause extensive damage and raise your cost of maintaining the rifle range.
Likewise, at our pistol range, all targets should be centered on the 2 foot by 2 foot square target boards. This helps avoid shots hitting the cables. THE BOLTS AND WASHERS THAT ARE USED TO HANG THE TARGET BOARDS ARE NOT TARGETS!! Please do not aim for them – prove your shooting skills by hitting the bulls eye on your target.
We have been experiencing some minor problems with shooters here and ask for cooperation.
PLEASE DO NOT RAISE THE TARGETS ABOVE THE LEVEL WHERE THEY ARE SET BY THE RANGE MAINTENANCE CREW. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE CABLE PROTECTED FROM ERRANT SHOTS AND HAVE RAISED THE CABLE, WE DID NOT LOWER THE TARGETS. DO NOT HANG ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE CABLE AS A TARGET (ONLY PAPER TARGETS PERMITTED) AND PLEASE CENTER YOUR TARGET ON THE BACKBOARD, THIS WILL HELP THEM LAST LONGER.
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