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UP COMING EVENTS
OCTOBER 4, NOMINATION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017
 NOVEMBER 1, ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017
 
RANGE RULES
The range rules were set up for every one’s safety. As you drive in the gate there are signs stating ‘These premises are under video surveillance’ we review this system on a daily basis and as some of you are aware we do suspend gate cards and memberships.

 A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD:
 
 This year saw many changes to the governing and administration of the Association, and several significant changes to the Operating Procedures (“Ops) and Range Rules.  Although there were some bumps in the road the transition has been largely smooth and successful. 
The changes in governing and administration most affecting the general membership were the creation of membership classes, the requirement that full members must accrue Service Credits to retain their standing, and the formal establishment of Committees. 
The OPs and Range Rules saw changes in the establishing of the RSO Program, changes in the Guest Policy to weekends only with admission fees, and a formal Holster and Concealed Weapon Policy.   
The changes to the Bylaws were required to update an antiquated charter that no longer served the needs of a growing membership.  Membership classes were introduced to insure that the mission of the Association is not diverted by an organized minority of new members that did not have the best interests of the Association at heart.  Service Credits and Committees were established to increase membership participation and fulfill our obligation to foster a social organization.
The changes in the OPs and Range Rules were made to comply with insurance guidelines and to curtail abuse of the Guest Policy.  We saw that the source of the majority of range safety violations occurred when members hosted guests.  By more carefully monitoring guests, we have greatly reduced the number of safety violations.   
Areas that require more work is finding ways to increase membership participation in the Association, enforcement of the “No Guest Allowed Policy” on week days, and the strict adherence to the Holster and Concealed Weapons Guidelines. 
In these areas we ask our members for assistance.  To help, all members are encouraged to join a Committee.  Participation would be limited to a few hours each year.  Traditionally, service consisted of maintenance work on the fields and ranges.  While still important, the Association also needs clerical and legal assistance, art work, simple accounting and more RSOs. Many of these service areas can be performed in your home. 
 
 
To keep the range safe, we ask that if you see a violation to report it.  A simple email to the Board [slsa@gmail.com] or a note placed in the drop box located on the target house door will be pursued and the violators disciplined.   
If we work together, we can continue to make the Association a safe and fun place for the entire family to enjoy the outdoor sports.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.  
 
                                                                                    Nick Mosich, Vice President

Have fun and shoot straight!
 

COMMITTEE REPORTS



Black powder: Matches are held on the first Sunday of the month starting at 9:00 am.
At the September 4th match Gary Babcock was first in Muzzle Loader rifle, Len Ward second, and Gary Grabowsky 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.
At the September 3rd match
Scope Heavy: 1st place- Nick Mosich 248, 2nd- Rene Anderson 247, 3rd- Dave Boal 245
Peep Heavy: 1st place- Allan Baillie 219, 2nd- Len Ward 215, 3rd- Rex Thornhill 179
Sportier Scope: 1st place – Frank Luenser 245, 2nd- James Wiley 244 3rd Bob Sweet 234
Sportier Iron: 1st place- Dennis Gray 175, 2nd- Larry Land 174, 3rd Gerry G. 154
  
Trap: Fred Weinstein- Trap is open on Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
At our Mudslide ATA trap shoot on September 10 and 11, twelve-year-old Emilo Carvalho was the high overall winner, shooting 375 out of 400. The parents of our junior shotgunners provided lunches for the shooters on both days and Saturday night we had a barbecue for the shooters and guest. We sold raffle tickets for prizes with the money split up to the kids working the trap shoot. We also sold raffle tickets for a Ruger 10-22 that was donated by member Kevin Rayner, Chris Reeve was the winner of the 22. It was a great shoot, I want to thank everyone for their help cleaning up the grounds before the shoot and all the help during the shoot.
 
Skeet: Jerry Dillard-   We are open for practice on Wednesday evening 5:00pm till 9:00pm and Sunday morning 9:00am to 1:00pm. 
 
 
Tactical Pistol: Scott McDowell & Frank Murphy- 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.
 
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, we have had to hold some of the classes on other Saturdays due to schedule conflicts so check the club calendar. Anyone interested can come out and we will teach them how to shoot a bow.   
On Saturday August 20th we had a Family Fun Shoot. There were over 200 people that attended the Fun Shoot, many of them we juniors. One of the shooters brought in a new target thrower that uses special arrows, it was a great hit. Everyone had a good time,
 
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.   
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 September 10th match Eric Strouss was high in match rifle with a 488-18X, Ron Wager was high in service rifle with a 481-12X, Tim Filbin was high in rim fire iron sight with a 397-16X, and John Goni was high in rim fire scope with a 398-18X. Check the website for other winners.

 

 
 

September 2016

01- Junior Shotgun Program Signup @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Fields
03 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
03- Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners  @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
03 - Cleanup for ATA shoot 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
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)
09- SLSA ATA Shoot set up @ 12:00 pm Club House & Trap Fields (Archery & Skeet closed)
10- SLSA ATA Shoot @ 9:00 am Club House & Trap Fields (Archery & Skeet closed)
11- SLSA ATA Shoot @ 9:00 am Club House & Trap Fields (Archery & Skeet closed)
12 - Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
13- Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm - Club House
15 - 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)
23 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
24 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range
24 - Woodchuck Archery State 900 Archery Shoot 8:00 am Archery Range
25 - Woodchuck Archery State 900 Archery Shoot 8:00 am Archery Range      
28 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
29 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)

October 2016

01 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
01 - Women on Target @ 9:00 am - Club House - LE Range
02 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
04 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House (Nomination of Officers for 2015)
06 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
08 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
08 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners  @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
13 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
14 - Neighborhood Night 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Club House
15 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
16 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
18- Board Meeting @ 6:00pm - Club House

20 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
21 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
21- SLSA ATA Shoot set up and  Cleanup @ 9:00 am Club House & Trap Fields 
22- SLSA ATA WINTER CHAIN SHOOT @ 9:00 am Club House & Trap Fields (Archery & Skeet closed)
23- SLSA ATA WINTER CHAIN SHOOT @ 9:00 am Club House & Trap Fields (Archery & Skeet closed) 
22 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range
23 - DCM/CMP Clinic @ 8:00 am - Rifle Range
26 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field

27 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)

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