Range and Match News
We've received the reports from the two experts we brought in to evaluate our ranges. Both experts concluded that it was unlikely that any rounds from our range could have reached the lady's house north of our property. (See previous issues of Windage for more information.)
Mr. Lawrence will be at the November club meeting to go over his report in more detail. Mr. Norris' report basically reiterated what he told us in person at the August meeting, namely that he recommends we move the direction of fire on upper ranges one and two about 15 degrees to the left.
In other range news, because of the wet weather in September none of the dirt work that was approved at last month's meeting has been done yet.
Also, a vote was held at the October meeting to ratify the motion passed at last month's meeting to spend $12,000 to develop the new plinking range. The motion was confirmed. Note that the cost is mainly for materials. We plan to do most of the labor ourselves. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact one of the club officers.
In match news, the state smallbore silhouette match was a great success. We had close to 50 shooters, including world silhouette champion Cathy Winstead, who won both matches. Our thanks to everyone who came out and participated. We hope you had fun and that you'll come back again next year.
Dues Raised for 2005
We considered three separate motions at the October meeting to raise the club dues for 2005. The motions were considered in the order they were proposed at last month's meeting. The motion to raise the dues to $75.00 was defeated. The next motion, for $50.00, was approved. However, the next motion, for $60.00, was also approved, so that will be the rate that takes effect next year.
An additional motion was approved at last month's meeting to offer a three-year club membership at a discount of $10.00. We were planning to have a final vote on this motion at the October club meeting, but it was pointed out that offering a new type of membership rate would require a change to the bylaws. Therefore, this motion is tabled until the next bylaws meeting. Speaking of a bylaws meeting…
Bylaws Meeting In November
There will be a bylaws meeting immediately following the November 8 club meeting to consider a motion to close upper ranges three and four upon completion of the new plinking range. Please note that approving this motion does not