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UP COMING EVENTS
TURKEY SHOOT CLEAN UP DECEMBER 17
TURKEY SHOOT DECEMBER 18

CHRISTMAS DAY
DECEMBER 25, ALL RANGES ARE CLOSED
 
We are selling raffle tickets for a Weatherby Lazerguard in 30-06. Tickets are $10.00 each and the winning ticket will be drawn on April 9, 2017.
 
A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD:
    
You should have received your 2017 Membership Renewal Form.  If not, contact the Board and ask for one to be sent to you.  The renewal form has a new look to accommodate the organizational changes the Association made last year.  The renewal form is four pages in length.  Let’s review the form to avoid having you submit an incomplete or erroneous renewal that will be returned to you.
[GENERAL INFORMATION] Initially you are to provide your general and contact information.  This should be filled out legibly and clearly.  If we cannot read your handwriting, your renewal will not be processed and the form will be returned.  If you can’t find either your gate card number or NRA Membership number, you may leave those spaces blank.
 
 [CALCULATION OF DUES] Next, calculate your annual dues.  First, find the base amount of your dues.  The base amount of your annual dues depends upon whether you a regular member ($125.00), a senior member aged 66 & over ($80.00) or an active military member ($62.50).  Once you determine your base amount, write that amount in the blank immediately to the right.  
Next, determine if you are entitled to a deduction from the base amount because you performed “BENEFICIAL SERVICE CREDITS” in 2016.  You will make that determination in the next section of the renewal form entitled “Service Credit Statement”.  The maximum amount for beneficial service credits is $30.00.  If you performed “BENEFICIAL SERVICE CREDITS” in 2016, you will put an amount from $10.00 to $30.00 in the blank line on the right, depending on the number of credits earned.    
Lastly, you will deduct from the base amount the service credit clamed to determine your annual dues, and write that amount in the line on the right. This will be your payment amount that will be enclosed with your completed renewal.   
[SERVICE CREDIT STATEMENT] The next section is your Service Credit Statement.  The concept of Service Credits may seem new to you, but are just an expansion of the work party credits we always had.   As a nonprofit, we ask our members to participate in the sponsored activities and assist in the operations and maintenance of the Association.  An Associate Membership may be maintained without performing any Service credits.  A Full Membership is maintained by the member performing a minimum of 5 service credits per year; unless an exemption is granted.  For a more complete explanation of Service Credits see Pages 13 through 15 of the Operating Procedures.  
In this section, first state whether you are an Associate or Full Member.  For the 2017 Renewal, you are a Full Member if you joined SLSA before 2016 and an Associate Member if you joined in 2016.   
Next write in the total number of Service Credits that you performed, regardless of the type.  In general, you earn a service credit each time you participate in an event or SLSA sponsored match, as well as any beneficial service you may have provided to the Association. Note that a minimum of 5 service credits is required to maintain your full membership.
In the next blank, insert the number of “BENEFICIAL SERVICE CREDITS” you performed in 2016.  This number will determine the amount of the deduction to your annual dues in the preceding section ($10.00 to $30.00).  A Beneficial Service Credit is earned when you volunteer your time for the operations or maintenance of SLSA.  It includes performing service as a committee member, helping in organizing or running an event or match, providing services to the Board or an officer, or attending a work party.  Mere participation in an event or a match, while a service credit, DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR A DUE REDUCTION.   
Lastly, provide a short description of the beneficial service credits performed.  This will be used to verify your claim with the Committee Chair or Match Director.  If your claim is disputed or unverified, your renewal will not be processed until the disputed amount is paid in full. If you have a question whether a service credit qualifies for a reduction in your dues, ask your committee chair or match director.     
[CONSENT FOR ELECTRONIC NOTICES] If you sign this consent, SLSA will send you all legal notices by email rather than by regular mail...  This saves us postage and handling costs, and is a great time saver.  Although voluntary, we urge all members that have an email address to sign the consent.  If ever dissatisfied, you can revoke your consent at any time.  
[MEMBERSHIP AFFIDAVIT] By signing the affidavit, you acknowledge that you understand all the rules and procedures and meet all the qualifications of membership.  Your signature and the date on the affidavit is MANDATORY. Failure to do so will result in your renewal being denied.
[COMMITTEE APPLICATION] This is page 3 of the renewal form and can also be found at page 21 of the Operating Procedures.  This provides you an opportunity to join a committee or match group and is an easy way to fulfill your service credits.  Joining a committee or match group is voluntary.  If you do not desire to join at this time simply check the space just above the signature line and sign and date the form.
[RELEASE OF LIABILITY] On page 4 is the Release of Liability.  You should be familiar with this form from last year.  This will update your membership file.  After reading the form you must sign, state your address and date of birth and date it.  This form is MANDATORY and your membership will not be renewed if an unsigned or improperly completed release is submitted.
We hope that you do not find the new renewal form complicated or intimidating.  If you have any questions regarding completing the form you may contact the Board at slsaboard@gmail.com, and we will quickly respond to your question.   
Always be safe and responsible, and encourage others to follow your example.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years, and may God bless each of you and your family.  
Until next time.                            
 On Behalf of the entire SLSA Board
                                                               
  By: 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 4th match with 8 marksmen on hand Bad Gary was first in Muzzle Loader rifle, Gene Moss second and Good Gary third. In the Pistol match, Bad Gary again showed the boys how it’s done and placed first, Gene Moss took second and Len Ward was third.
 
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: Dennis Gray- 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 3rd match with 18 shooters.
Scope Heavy: 1st place- Dan Pritchard 187-1X, 2nd- Rene Anderson 173-1X, 3rd- Gary Babcock 167
Peep Heavy: 1st place- Allan Baillie 187-5X, (24 matches straight in 1st place), 2nd- Len Ward 185, 3rd- Rex Thornhill 167-5X
Sportier Scope: 1st place – James Wiley 186, 2nd- Frank Luenser 182 3rd Paul Warnke 154
Sportier Iron: 1st place- Dennis Gray 132, 2nd- Gary Grabowsky 117
10-22: 1st place—Steve Havel 179, 2nd Dave Boal 177, 3rd place Jerry Dillard 159.
  
Trap: Fred Weinstein- Trap is open on Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. We held a Trap club shoot on Dec. 11th 50 16-yard and 50 handicap targets. The day started out gloomy with a slight chance of rain, but by the end of the day it was clear skies and beautiful. Wyatt Hambly was high with a 93, followed by Russell Pierce and Brandon Simonds with 92. The SLSA Shotslingers fixed hamburgers for lunch.
 
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 have a skeet/Trap shoot planned for January 21st. We will have a flyer out.  
 
Tactical Pistol: Scott McDowell & Mark Salazar- Our matches are held on the fourth Saturday of the month, with a walk through and new shooter orientation at 8:30 am and the match starts at 9:00 am. The matches are based on USPSA style pistol shooting. At the November match, we had 35 shooters.
 
Archery: Mike Hardy- 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.  We have just completed our fall session and will start the next session on the first Thursday in February. 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.  There is over $900.00 in the pot.
HIGH POWER RIFLE: Duard Danielson- At the December 10th match Ron Wager was high in match rifle with a 484-15X, Duard Danielson was high in servicer rifle with a 460-8X.
  

JANUARY 2017

03 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
07 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (Check Weather report- if temperature is below 40* the match will start at 10:00 am)
08 - Black Powder @
9:00 am - Rifle Range
09 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
10- Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
12 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
14 - Hunter Safety @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am Club House - Skeet Field - Rifle Range (ALL Ranges Closed Until 11:00 am)

14 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners  @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
14 - High Power Rifle @ 11:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 10:30)
15 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
17 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
21 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
21 – Skeet & Trap Shoot @ 9:00 am Club House – Skeet & Trap Field
(Archery Closed)

25 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
27 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
28 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range

 
FEBRUARY 2017
02 - Junior Shotgun Program Signup @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
04 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (Check Weather report- if temperature is below 40* the match will start at 10:00 am)
05 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
07 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
09 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
11 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
11 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
16 - Junior Shotgun Program Signup @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
18 – SCTP Junior Shotgun Trap Shoot @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery & Skeet closed)
18 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
19 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
21 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
22 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
23 - Junior Shotgun Program Signup @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
24 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
25 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range


 

 
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