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October
1st - Family Shoot
1st - IPSC Setup
2nd - IPSC
9th - 22 Rimfire Silhouette
9th - Club Meeting 2pm
15th - 22 Rimfire Benchrest
15th - Shotgun Event
23rd - Cowboy Action
29th - John Dorsey Wedding
30th - Cowboy Action Wild Bunch

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The Random Rule

Steel Silhouette targets should only be used in proper locations at the base of a berm and fired at with only cast or soft round nose bullets.

News

The proposed By-Law changes are posted in the current newsletter. Please read them to know what you're voting for. Nomination of Officers will be at October Meeting. Election will be held at November Meeting. The By law changes need to be submitted in writing and signed by 6 eligible members.
A Special Request is going out to all club members to ask for someone to PLEASE step forward to be-come the Match Director (for lack of a better title) for the Food Service Committee. Personally I have missed the lunch opportunity prior to our regular meeting. I am sure the board would be willing to discuss any idea or suggestions.
I am in the process of migrating the website to a modern platform after all these years. It involves a complete rewrite of the backend so there will be some errors along the way. Email me if you find any and I'll get them fixed. The graphics will stay the same for easier debugging. As a result, we'll get the hours page back! woohoo! I'll put a note on the homepage when they're available again.
Members should contact Kent Meiers to schedule work hours at the New Berlin gun show. 217-624-4291. Next show dates are November 19th-20th.
Steel Targets in General
IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT STEEL TARGETS USED ANYWHERE ON THE LOWER RANGE MAY NOT BE FIRED AT WITH ANYTHING BUT LEAD BULLETS ONLY. WHILE THERE MAY BE SOME EXTREMELY RARE EXCEPTIONS, IT SHOULD BE A GENERAL RULE THAT NO STEEL TARGETS SHOULD BE FIRED AT WITH SEMI-AUTOMATIC CENTER-FIRE RIFLES AS IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THESE FIREARMS WOULD BE LOADED WITH LEAD BULLETS. AR15 TYPE RIFLES ARE VERY POPULAR, BUT WOULD BE UNSAFE TO SHOOT AT STEEL TARGETS AT THE CLUB, AND NOT WORTH BEING EJECT-ED FROM MEMBERSHIP FOR DOING SO.
It is important to keep aware of your surroundings when shooting. To quote an actual rule: Watch the background of your line of fire. If you see a vehicle, tractor or person over the 200 yard berm, CEASE FIRE IMMEDIATELY.
The Topic is Work Hours
We are a month past the end of another fiscal year for dues and work hours. The mention of the attendance at the first work day of the new year, and what we deal with as the end of each year approaches really angered and frustrated me.

We have members who spend much more than their required 12 hours actually doing work that improves and repairs the club, so this is not directed at them, and they know who they are.

We have members who legitimately cannot contribute to the physical work effort, so this is not directed at them.

The officers are constantly confronted with things members want done, fixed or repaired, and it seems that the same folks, including officers, are expected to pitch in every time.

We have a plethora of members who, due to a lack of planning, are in a rush to get just exactly their 12 hours in at the last minute and no more than 12. For example, at the May New Berlin Gun Show, there was not enough room behind the club table for all the "able-bodied" members who showed up to work.

And if they go over 12 hours, they ask if the "excess" can be carried over? REALLY!!!

We have a lot of members whose only work hours are those submitted for working at shooting events that they themselves participate in. Please explain to me how this benefits or improves the club. Actually don't even try, because you can't. And we have had, for years, members who submit work hours for policing the ranges. While this sounds like good work, and can be, we see a problem with getting credit for picking up brass and then keeping the brass. DO YOU FIND THIS REASONABLE? REALLY!!!

And I know this one is going to get my ass fried, but so be it.........While we cannot emphasize enough the benefit the folks who cook for us provide, I would really prefer they submitted the actual hours worked rather than 6 hours for each event, as they have been instructed. This should not include travel time, as every single person that works at the club must get there somehow.

If it seems like I'm pissed, I am. The way work hours are currently handled, it creates a really stupid and unfair inequity between those who really work to benefit the club and those who work to game the system with the least effort possible. I am giving fair warning that my short term mission is to change for the better the way we allow work hours to be handled, and make it more fair and beneficial for the club. The current lopsided system will continue over my dead body, meaning that if no real change takes place, I am going to avail myself of my life member status in about a year, and dump this job on someone else.

To be fair, if you can't get real work hours in after your first three years of required work, then drop the facade that you are working and just pay for the damn hours. #ACTLIKEADULTS

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