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A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
 
  The holidays are upon us and the Board wishes you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.  In the haste and hustle of the holidays don’t forget to take time to appreciate everything that our Creator has bestowed upon us and give a prayer or a gift to those less fortunate.  

November 7th   was the annual election of Directors.  Elected for 2018 are Nick Mosich (Chairman), Keith Baker, Butch Phillips, John Silva, Linda Lee, Jerry Dillard, Ken Weaver, Jay DeCou, Gary Grabowski, Gary Hazard, Joe Franzone and Jerry Zalusky.   

Joe Franzone and Jerry Zalusky are new board members.  They will serve as Members at Large.  They are both local businessmen and bring a wealth of experience to SLSA.

The officers for 2018 are:  Nick Mosich, President; Keith Baker, Vice President; Butch Phillips, Executive Officer; John Silva, Secretary; and Linda Lee, Treasurer.  

The Program Officers are:  Jerry Dillard, Skeet Director; Ken Weaver and Gary Hazard, Trap Directors; Gary Grabowski, Rifle & Pistol Director, Jay DeCou, Junior Rifle Director.  

November 19th was the annual Thanksgiving Shoot.  The day before more than 30 SLSA members came to help prepare for the event.  Their dedication and efforts were very appreciated.  These volunteers are crucial to the continued operation of SLSA.

The event was a success.  Everyone had a good time.  Match winners were given their choice of a turkey or $15.00.  Over 60 turkeys were given away.  If you did not attend, you should consider coming next year.

There will not be a Christmas Shoot this year.  The Board felt that having two events in such proximity was not productive.  

On December 16th, SLSA will host a Work Party for general range clean up and maintenance.  Please come out and help your Association maintain our facility.  Participants will be awarded a $10.00 dues credit and Service Credits.  

All ranges will be closed on December 24 and 25 and on December 31 and January 1 for the holidays.  This allows both you and our neighbors to peacefully enjoy the holiday season without undue disturbances.     

Safety on the rifle and handgun ranges has improved this year.  But still, many members routinely fail to wear their membership identification.  Other common violations include failing to follow the “Yellow Line” rules and rapid firing.  These violations commonly occur when the range is less populated.  Please observe all the Operating Procedures.  They are for your benefit and the safety of everyone on the range.  You may download a copy of the Operating Procedures from the SLSA webpage.

Membership renewal forms have been mailed, and you should have received one. If you did not, you may contact John Silva at slasboard@gmail.com or pick up one at a SLSA meeting held at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  

Commencing January 1, 2018, an initiation fee of $50.00, in addition to the annual dues, will be charged to all new members and to any returning members that do not renew their membership in a timely manner.  The final day to renew your membership without incurring the additional fee is March 1, 2018.  

SLSA will not host Tactical Pistol Matches in 2018.  We do not have a qualified match director to operate the program.  If you or someone you know is interested in managing the program, please send an email to me at nmosich@yahoo.com.  

In January, we will be sending each member a survey.  The survey is designed to determine your views, interests and opinions on how to improve SLSA and your experiences as an SLSA member. We hope that everyone participates.

Until next time.

On Behalf of the entire SLSA Board,

Nick Mosich, Vice President
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Black powder: Matches are held on the first Sunday of the month starting at 9:00 am.
At the December there were 12 marksmen that participated. In the rifle match Bob Krien was first, Len Ward second and Kirk Peterson and Gene Moss tied for third. In the pistol match Gary Babcock was first, Gene Moss second, and Len Ward third. Come out and join a fine group of people and have some fun honing your skills with those smoke polls.
 
Junior Rifle: Jay DeCou- Junior Rifle is a year-long program that’s starts in July and meets on third Saturday a month. The Junior Rifle program has just started its program; Brian Holland is our new instructor. Go to our website for a calendar of events.  
 
Varmint Rifle: Matches are held the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. with signups at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $5.00 and we use .22 long rifles. You shoot against like rifles. We have loaner sandbags and spotting scopes.
Results of the December match.
Scope Heavy: 1st place- Rene Anderson 255, 2nd- Nick Mosich 249, 3rd- Frank Luenser 244
Peep Heavy: 1st place- Allan Baillie 184(35 wins 3 years straight), 2nd- Rex Thornhill 157, 3rd Kirk Peterson 150
Sportier Scope: 1st place – Jerry Dillard 233, 2nd- James Wiley 230, 3rd Steve Cerveny 209
Sportier Iron: 1st place- Steve Terry 146, 2nd- Gary Grabowsky  142,
10-22: 1st Steve Havel 236, 2nd Dave Boal 222, 3rd Steve Cerveny 209

Trap: Trap is open on Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 
Skeet: Jerry Dillard-   We are open for practice on Wednesday evening 5:00pm till 9:00pm and Sunday morning 9:00am to 1:00pm.  We are having a trap/skeet shoot on Sunday January 21 starting at 9:00 am, come out and join us.
  
Archery: On the second Saturday of the month we have a beginner archery class. The class runs from 9:00am to 10:30am. Anyone interested can come out and we will teach them how to shoot a bow.  
 
Junior Shotgun: Keith Baker- Our youth shotgun class meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. We cover Safe Gun Handling, gun fit, trap etiquette, and trap leads on targets. Cost is $35 per child or $70 maximum per family per-session. This program is partially sponsored by the NRA through grants.  The next session will start on Thursday February 1st. We will also be hosting a Junior Shotgun Shoot on February 22.  For more information, contact Keith Baker at 441-8077. 
 
Money Shoot: Dale Vogt- On the 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 6:00pm we have a trap money shoot. You shoot 25 targets from the 16-yard line and 25 targets from a handicap yardage, if you break all 50 targets you get half of the money in the kitty. 
 
HIGH POWER RIFLE: Duard Danielson- High Power Rifle is shot on the 2nd Saturday of the month starting at 9:00 am. We shoot 50 rounds, the cost to shoot the match is $7.00. We also have a 22-caliber rifle match, we shoot 40 rounds and the cost is $3.00.
December 2017
02 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
03 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range

05 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
09 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
09 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
16 – WORK PARTY- CLEAN UP – 9:00 AM
17 – TURKEY SHOOT CANCELLED –
19 -  Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House

24 – CHRISTMAS EVE ALL RANGES CLOSED
25 – CHRISTMAS DAY ALL RANGES CLOSED
27 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
31 –NEW YEARS EVE ALL RANGES CLOSED

JANUARY 2018
01 – NEW YEARS DAY ALL RANGES CLOSED
02 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House

06 - Varmint Rifle @ 10:00 am - Rifle Range
07 - Black Powder @
9:00 am - Rifle Range
09 - Hunter Safety @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Club House
13 - Hunter Safety @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am Club House - Skeet Field - Rifle Range (ALL Ranges Closed Until 11:00 am)
13 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners  @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
13 - High Power Rifle @ 11:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 10:30)
14 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
15 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
20 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
21 – Skeet & Trap Shoot @ 9:00 am Club House – Skeet & Trap Field
(Archery Closed)
24 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field

26 - Boy Scouts @ 6:00 pm - Club House
27 - Boy Scouts 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Club House

FEBRUARY 2018
01 - Junior Shotgun Program Signup @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
03 - Varmint Rifle @ 10:00 am - Rifle Range
04 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
06 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
08 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
10 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
10 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
15 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
17 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
18 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
20 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
22 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
24 – SCTP Junior Shotgun Shoot @ 9:00 - 4:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
28 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field


MARCH 2018
01 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
03 - Varmint Rifle @ 10:00 am - Rifle Range
04 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
06 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
08 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
10 – Women on Target @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Club House – LE Range
10 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
10 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
11 – Daylight Savings Time Change
13 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
15 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)

17 - Hunter Safety @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am Club House - Skeet Field - Rifle Range (ALL Ranges Closed Until 11:00 am)
17 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
18 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
20 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
22 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
24 – WORK PARTY- CLEAN UP FOR HAM SHOOT – 9:00 AM
25 – HAM SHOOT – 9:00 AM – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
28 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field


 
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