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  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.
We are also selling raffle tickets for a chance at two different Weatherby PA-08 shotguns; either a 12gauge or 20 gauge.
Cost for the tickets is $10.00 and the first ticket drawn picks which shotgun they desire.
UP COMING EVENTS
MARCH 28 THROUGH APRIL 2- BLACK POWDER FROLIC
APRIL 8 WORK PARTY FOR HAM SHOOT
APRIL 9 HAM SHOOT & WEATHERBY RIFLE DRAWING
APRIL 16 EASTER SUNDAY ALL RANGES CLOSED
MAY 14 MOTHERS DAY

 
A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
  The winter storms are in the record book and spring has arrived.  Due to the weather, range attendance has been light, but we will see an increase in activity with more sunlight and higher temperatures.  With the arrival of daylight savings time the rifle and pistol range will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The spring calendar is full of exciting events.    
From March 29 through April 2, we have our Black Powder Frolic (formerly “the Rendezvous”).     If you have not attended this event, you are missing some of the most exciting action SLSA has to offer.  On display will be all types of firearms that were in common use up to the end of the 19th Century.  Traditionalists with Kentucky rifles, muskets, flintlock and percussion pistols, cowboy guns, cannons and mortars will be competing for prizes and awards in their respective categories.  SLSA has some of the finest black powder shooters in the country.  For those new to black powder, there will be knowledgeable members present to show you how to load and fire a black powder firearm.  Lunch will be served.  It is an event the whole family will enjoy.
The preparation for the Frolic will begin on March 28.  The rifle and pistol ranges will be closed from March 28 through April 2 for this event.  
April 9 is the annual Ham Shoot.  It is always a fun time to get together to show off your shooting skills, and to win a ham or a cash prize.  This is a good opportunity to introduce your family to the shooting sports.  There are many events which use .22 rim fire rifles and pistols that they can participate.  A barbeque lunch is also part of the event. 
A work party to prepare the range for the Ham Shoot will be held on April 8 starting at 8:00 a.m.  Everyone’s help is always appreciated.
On April 29, the Safety Committee is hosting a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Class.  The class, which usually costs $100.00 to attend, is offered at no charge to members that wish to join the SLSA RSO Program.  As an RSO, you will be asked to serve one 4-hour weekend shift every 2 months. In return, your uniforms are provided, you will earn all your service credits, and be awarded a reduction in your annual dues.  Most importantly, your contribution will help us to continue to provide a safe shooting environment that can be enjoyed by all members and their families.  If you are interested in joining the RSO program or want more information send an email to Nick Mosich at nmosich@yahoo.com or call (714) 425-3581    
The monthly matches are in full gear.  Varmint, High Power and Tactical Pistol competitions are good ways to hone your skills and are a lot of fun.  Trap and skeet are available on Wednesday night and Sunday morning.  The cost is only $5.00 per round for members.
Don’t forget archery.   Jerry Zalusky and John Fischer are running the archery programs this year and they promise to hold monthly contests for both adults and youth archers.  SLSA has archery equipment you can borrow.  So, come out and bring the family to see if this sport is for you.  
It is not too early to start thinking about taking an active role in the governing of our Association and becoming a member of the board.  We are always looking for qualified individuals to help in our mission as a sportsmen’s association.  Although the hours are long and the pay nonexistent, there is satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to sustain an outdoor heritage that has served our community since 1932.  If you are a full member and interested in serving on the board, you can email John Silva at slsaboard@gmail.com for an interview.
In closing, remember that when using the range facilities, it is your responsibility to set an example for others to follow.  Observe the range rules, and let someone know if they are not.  The rules are there for a reason.  Always show courtesy and respect to our neighbors.  Don’t create any more noise than necessary, and observe the Golden Rule.   “Treat others as you want them to treat you.”     
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 March 5th match Len Ward reported in Muzzle Loader rifle, Len Ward was first Ron Prescot second and Cowboy Bob third. In the Pistol match, Ron Prescott was first with Gene Moss second and Len Ward third. According to Gene if it weren’t for his persistent rheumatism, blind shooting eye and an excess of coffee Sunday he would have been in first.
 
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 March 4rd match with 18 shooters.
Scope Heavy: 1st place- Frank Luesner 199-14X, 2nd- Nick Mosich 199-8X, 3rd- Rene Anderson 198-11X
Peep Heavy: 1st place- Allan Baillie 199-2X, 2nd- Rex Thornhill 133
Sportier Scope: 1st place – James Wiley 199-9X, 2nd- Jerry Dillard 195-8X, 3rd Paul Warnke 173
Sportier Iron: 1st place- Dennis Gray 146, 2nd- Nathan Ecret 41
10-22: 1st place—Steve Havel 197-2X, 2nd Dave Boal 194-5X, 3rd place Steve Cerveny 193-4X
  
Trap: Fred Weinstein- 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. 
 
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: 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.  The starting cash for March is $948.25.

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.
MARCH 2017

02 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
04 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
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 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
11 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
12 – Daylight Savings Time Change
14 - Hunter Safety @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Club House
18 - Hunter Safety @ 7:00 am - 12:00 am Club House - Skeet Field - Rifle Range (ALL Ranges Closed Until 12:00 pm)
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 @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)

23 - RSO Orientation @ 6:00 pm - Club House
24 - Tactical Pistol Setup  CANCELED
25 – SCTP Junior Shotgun Trap Shoot @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery & Skeet closed)
25 - Tactical Pistol Match CANCELED
26 - Trap Club Shoot @ 9:00 am Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
28 – SLO County 4-H Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Club House
28 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Setup and Pre-Shoot - Club House - Rifle – Pistol – Trap – Skeet – Archery – Range Closed
29 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Shoot - Club House - Rifle – Pistol – Trap – Skeet – Archery – Range Closed
30 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Shoot - Club House - Rifle – Pistol – Trap – Skeet – Archery – Range Closed
31 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Shoot - Club House - Rifle – Pistol – Trap – Skeet – Archery – Range Closed


APRIL 2017
01 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Shoot - Club House - Rifle – Pistol – Trap – Skeet – Archery – Range Closed
02 - Black Powder Rifle Frolic Shoot Awards - Rifle and Pistol Ranges Closed until 12:00 pm

04 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
06 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
08 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
08 – WORK PARTY- CLEAN UP FOR HAM SHOOT – 9:00 AM
09 – HAM SHOOT – 9:00 AM – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

13 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
15 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
15 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
16 – EASTER DAY ALL RANGES CLOSED
18 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House

20 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
21 - Woodchuck Archery Fun Shoot  @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Archery Range
23 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
23 – DCM/CMP Clinic @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:00)
25 – SLO County 4-H Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Club House
26 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
29 – Range Safety Officer Certification Class @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm - Club House


MAY 2017
02 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
04 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
06 – Atascadero Friends of the NRA Dinner
06 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
06 – Salinan Indian Trap Fund Raiser Shoot @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Club House & Trap Field #4 (Archery closed)
07 - Black Powder @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
11 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
13 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
13 - High Power Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range (signup at 8:30)
14 – Mother’s Day
14 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
16 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
18 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)
20 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
20 – Refuse To Be A Victum @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Club House
23 – SLO County 4-H Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Club House
24 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field
25 - Junior Shotgun Program @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm Club House - Trap Field (Archery closed)

26 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
27 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range

 

JUNE 2017
03 - Varmint Rifle @ 9:00 am - Rifle Range
04 - Black Powder @
9:00 am - Rifle Range
06 - General Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
10 - Woodchuck Archery Training for Beginners @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Archery Range
17 - Junior Rifle @ 9:00 - 1:00 pm - LE Range
20 - Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm - Club House
18 - Cerro Alto 4-H @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm - LE Range
23 - Tactical Pistol Setup @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm LE Range
24 - Tactical Pistol Match @ 8:00 am signup LE Range

27 – SLO County 4-H Hunter Safety @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Club House
28 - Trap Money Shoot @ 6:00 pm Club House - Trap Field


 
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