The indoor range is now open to members who have qualified. The usage is restricted as follows:
Only two persons allowed in the range at a time.
Ventilation system MUST be used at all times.
ONLY THE TWO OUTSIDE LANES CAN BE USED.
Be courteous to fellow members who are waiting.
The Board was preparing to have modified in person meetings starting in November. A number of local organizations have experienced issues with Covid infections and the associated quarantine requirements by the state. A single infected attendee would require every other person in attendance to be quarantined and tested.
We have decided that we will NOT start in person meetings because of the risk to our members. Because of the upcoming time change and the colder weather, it would be inconvenient to hold outdoor meetings through the winter.
Suggestions to hold virtual meetings via Zoom or another video conference application is probably also a problem. Many members do not have the internet connectivity or bandwidth to attend. I know that my connection is not suitable if there are too many other connections to a meeting.
Regarding the canceled October meeting, due to the power outage and closed road, we didn’t have an official election. Since we didn’t have any nominees submitted right up to the day of the canceled meeting, we were going to re elect the current Board of Directors, anyway.
In light of the current situation, we will postpone an official election until we are able to have in person meetings again. The current Board will continue in their positions until then.
The best solution to communication with the membership will be our web page and Facebook page. If there are any urgent communications, we will mail a printed newsletter.
Everyone please be safe, and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Your gun rights hang in the balance this year!
A new parking area for the pistol range has been created on the right side of the driveway. Please park your vehicle perpendicular to the driveway, nose in or out, to allow maximum capacity.
In addition, the pistol range surface has a layer of sand to reduce/eliminate the chances of ricochets, and a berm has been created just behind the plate rack.
All range rules still apply: Eye and ear protection is mandatory for ALL persons, at all times when beyond the red sign at the entrance to the range. NO PARKING in the area to the left of the range retaining wall. Use of the plate rack is restricted to firing from inside the firing point, between the signs. Firearms must be placed on the bench BEFORE resetting the plate rack with the rope. DO NOT RESET THE RACK WHILE HOLDING YOUR FIREARM.
Enjoy the improved range facilities!
In response to member requests, the club’s plate rack has been made available for general member use. It has been installed to the far right of the outdoor pistol range. The distance has been determined to be appropriate for safety of users. Do not move it from the current location. All shooting must be done from inside the firing point building.
There are rules posted for the use of the plate rack that MUST be followed for safety reasons. All shooting of the plate rack must be done from the designated location, marked by signs.
Because the shooting of steel targets requires additional safety rules, new range rules will be posted on line and at all ranges for member reference.
There will be no parking allowed next to the outdoor range starting today. A sign has been installed prohibiting vehicles in the area next to the range, because of bullet splatter or ricochets when the plate rack is used.
The use of eye and ear protection when entering the outdoor pistol range area is MANDATORY. There can be no exceptions to this rule. Bullet debris has been found on vehicles that had been parked in the area. The danger of allowing people and vehicles in the area is too great a risk that can be avoided.
The modified Standard Operating Procedure which includes the Range Rules will be posted on the club web site and a printed copy at each range within a few days. There are other, pertinent rules regarding muzzle control and trigger discipline that have been changed, so make sure you read ALL of the new document.
The club has made a major upgrade to this range. The new rules have been added to increase safety.
Violation of these SAFETY RULES will result in loss of membership! Don’t put the club at risk!