Range and Match News
A motion was approved at the February meeting to obtain $1,200.00 to cover some of the expenses for the smallbore silhouette regional match, coming up on March 18. This was a follow-up vote, to approve the motion that was originally submitted at the January meeting. (As required by our bylaws, all expenditures exceeding $1,000.00 must be approved at one meeting and confirmed at a follow-up meeting.)
Also, Youth Program coordinator Chuck Anderson made a motion to purchase $33.00 worth of student and teacher handbooks for the youth program. The motion was approved.
In addition, James Squires made a motion to spend $350.00 for another set of half-scale smallbore rifle silhouette animals. This motion was also approved.
In other range news, it was reported that the dirt work on lower range 4 has been completed.
Finally, Frank Bray reported on the SHOT Show, held last week in Las Vegas. Frank attended the show along with George Rhode and Hugh Burnett, and they worked to obtain sponsors for this September's Arkansas State Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Championship. They report that there will be many items donated by the sponsors.
2006 Membership Cards Mailed
The new gate key and 2006 membership cards were mailed on February 6. The new key is made of brass and is marked with "M27" on one side. The gate locks were changed on February 14. If you have not received your new card and key, please call the club information line and leave a message.
Donation Drive Planned
Pat Holstead reported that Shooters101.com is holding a donation drive that will give away a CZ 75B 9mm pistol, a SigTac tactical vest, and a Fobus Holster and magazine carrier. There will be 300 tickets, and donations will be $5.00 per ticket. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase steel props that will be donated by Shooters101.com to the Benton Gun Club. For more info, visit www.shooters101.com or e-mail Pat at Patrick@shooters101.com.
BGC Festival Planned
A motion was approved at the November meeting to host a Benton Gun Club Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2006. This event will be open to the public and will promote all matches and shooting disciplines. Club members will provide the guns and targets, and we hope to obtain donations for all the ammunition. Further details will be announced at the club meetings