Waite Park Rifle Club Spring 2017 Newsletter
2017 WAITE PARK RIFLE CLUB NEWSLETTER:
Our Annual Membership Dinner and Meeting will be Saturday, February 11th at the Waite Park Legion. The social hour, membership renewal and key exchange start at 5:30pm. The dinner (pot roast) will be served at 6:30pm with the meeting and election of officers following the dinner. We have an opening on the board, if you are interested in more participation in the club please attend. If you’d like your name on the ballot prior to the meeting please call or email (contact link on our website) the board. The back bar will be open for us. The meal cost is $15.00 per plate, please complete and return the Dinner Attendance Form at the end of this letter with payment of $15/plate by January 28th, 2017 if you would like dinner. You can attend the meeting, pay 2017 dues and exchange keys without signing up for the dinner.
$70.00 – Annual Membership Renewal Fee. ( New members first year dues and initiation fee total is $120.00 )
February 12th 2017 – The range gate and building locks will be changed
Membership renewal and key exchange at the Waite Park Legion:
February 11th at 5:30 pm (at the Annual Membership Meeting)
February 18th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
March 4th from 10:00am to 11:00am.
April 15th – Membership dues must be paid. After April 15th we will offer open membership spots to people on the waiting list. If you can’t pay yourself, make arrangements with a friend or family member to pay for you, use the mail (do not mail key) or call 320- 654-8860 – ask for Dan.
Range Clean-Up dates:
May 4th starting at 5:00pm and May 6 th starting at 9:00am.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please volunteer your time to help maintain our ranges. If you volunteer at least five (5) hours of your time to our ranges, you can save 50% of your membership dues. Just note what you did on the sign in sheet when you sign out. Anything you do will help, sweeping up brass, taking home the recyclables, putting paper trash in the burn barrel, minor repairs and clean-up day projects. Please bring your skills and basic tools to help perform needed repairs. Let the board members at the membership renewal sessions know how you would like to help.
New member training dates:
May 11th at 7:00pm or May 20th at 10:00am. Both sessions will be at the Waite Park Legion.
New members must present a valid MN permit to purchase a handgun or valid MN concealed carry permit at this time. New member first year dues and initiation fee total is $120.00. Children of members who turned 18 are considered members but they must pay membership renewal dues of $70.00 and attend a new member training session.
Guest Day dates (second Sunday of the month from May – October):
May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th and October 8th.
Hours for each guest day are 12:00pm until 4:00pm.
Three RSOs are required to be on our facility for each guest day.
NOTES TO OUR MEMBERS:
We hope to continue expanding the overheads, concrete pad and safety baffle system on the rifle range when our monetary situation will allow these safety improvements to happen. Keeping expenses down during 2015 and 2016 should give us the necessary funds to continue updating our safety measures. The new overheads and safety baffles have proven themselves to be effective and worth the expense; just take a look at the number of bullets they have stopped. Our club is proactive regarding safety and the board of directors wants to keep our members and the surrounding community as safe as possible. We hope to complete the safety improvements recommended in our NRA range evaluation within this decade.
The Trap League has moved to Thursday nights for 2017. See the attached schedule for specific dates.
We thank our members for making 2016 a very safe year at our facility: But please remember – it takes all of us to preserve our ranges and keep them safe. SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST AND FORMOST.
LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR 2017:
HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED OF EVERYONE DURING LIVE FIRE:
SMALLBORE PISTOL BULLSEYE: Alternant Wednesdays 7:00 PM.
April 5 May 3 May 31
April 19 May 17 June 14
NRA SACTIONED – (Course To Be Determined – NRA RULES) Alternant Tuesdays 7:00 PM
May 2 June 13 July 11 August 8
May 16 June 27 July 25
SMALLBORE RIFLE METALLIC SILHOUETTE: Alternant Tuesdays 7:00 PM.
May 9 June 6 July 18 August 15
May 23 June 20 August 1 August 29
SMALLBORE PISTOL METALLIC SILHOUETTE AND ACTION: Alternant Wednesdays 7:00 PM
April 12 May 10 June 7
April 26 May 24 June 21
BIGBORE ACTION: Alternant Fridays 6:00 PM
May 5 June 2 July 14
May 19 June 16 July 28
TRAP: Listed Thursdays 5:30 PM
June 15 August 3 September 7
June 22 August 10 September 14
June 29 August 17 September 21
Our standard Operating Procedure requires a Range Safety Officer to supervise every league event. A course description of each league can be found in our standard operating procedure.
DINNER ATTENDANCE FORM – PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN WITH PAYMENT BY JAN 28ST 2017.
NUMBER ATTENDING: ____________
AMOUNT REMITTED: ($15.00 per plate) $ _______________
PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM AND PAYMENT TO:
Waite Park Rifle Club
2304 County Road 74
St. Cloud, MN 56301