Newsletter

APRIL 2022

The Club intends to have a general membership potluck dinner on Jul 4th with trap and skeet shooting available.  We hope to develop an annual event in memory of Jimmy Tolliver, a long-time member and supporter of this Club. More to follow as the Covid situation continues to hamper gatherings.

Please monitor the Club website as we try to post events and information as it develops.

There have been changes to the Board of Directors; the voting members confirmed the appointment of Dustin Mahin to replace Gary Griffin and Zach Shirley to replace Park Denny. The voting members also elected Bob Spears and Clyde Peer to serve another three years with Clyde Peer remaining as President and Jon Kellogg selected to serve as Vice President.

Stefanie Aziere-Sattler is now conducting CCW classes at the club. She may be contacted at 660-221-7792 or stefanies357@yahoo.comand hopes to have classes monthly.

The spring weather has made our roads very soft and we can’t haul gravel until they dry up. Please be cautious and stay on the graveled areas. The rifle ranges, particularly the 25 and 50 yard ranges, will get new gravel and the parking area on the west side will be graveled. The increased participation in the IDPA matches requires expansion of the parking area.

We regret to report the passing of another veteran club member. Jack Crowell, who had been a member since 1973, and an active trap and skeet shooter, passed away Mar 21st. This affects only the trap and skeet shooters. Due to recent cost increases of clay targets and shipping; effective April 1st, the cost of a practice round (25 targets), will be $4.00 for club members and $5.00 for non-members.  The 50-target derby entry fee will be $11.00 and $22.00 for the 100-target derby.

JANUARY 2022

The past year has seen the Club grow to 522 members. The largest group is the rifle shooters with pistol shooters close behind. As you know the trap and skeet shooters are organized and conduct regularly scheduled shoots including Wednesday evenings. The pistol shooters have the IDPA monthly event, and there were occasional .22LR matches, but no other group of club members have organized activities.

The Club supports local schools 4-H and FFA shooting programs and in 2021 557 young shooters used the club ranges.

The ATA registered Marathon Shoots are scheduled for Feb 26th, Mar 26th, and Apr30th. Practice will be available at 9 AM and the events will start at 11 AM.

Several projects were completed in 2021; new energy efficient windows and shades were installed, the west entrance was remodeled, a new septic tank with increased capacity was installed, and the propane tank was mounted on new supports with new lines to the building.

Members who are willing to support the Club with future projects please email the Club or stop by and indicate the type of projects they can support. We need to build two scorekeepers shacks for the north trap fields and work the layout of the five-stand range.

The next IDPA pistol event will be Sunday, Jan 16th. The time has changed to 2:30 PM, hopefully it will be a little warmer in the afternoon. Also, we have acquired new active metallic targets that will liven up the event. These targets will be used in a new all metallic target event that is being developed.

The Annual Voters meeting will be on Monday, Feb 14th at 7:30 PM. Two board members, Bob Spears and Clyde Peer, have reached the end of their three-year terms and both have expressed their willingness to remain on the Board of Directors. There will be an opening on the Board and Zach Shirley has volunteered to serve. Ballots will be mailed to shareholders in mid to late January.

Please monitor the Club website as we try to post events and information as it develops.

October 2021

Effective in October, the membership year will be to the end of the month, one year after the application is approved. This will pertain to all new members and renewals. This change will eventually eliminate the peak of renewals we experience in June, July, and August and will spread the club’s income throughout the year.

The new energy efficient windows are all installed. Park Denny is making the exterior trim; Kenny Van Bibber is in charge of installation of the remaining trim work and would welcome volunteer help. So far only board members have been involved in this project. I suggest each member review their agreement to help maintain this club when their application was approved. The fact that upkeep and new projects are mostly accomplished by the membership is what keeps the annual dues so low.

The ATA registered Marathon Shoots are completed for this year. We are considering scheduling next year’s events on Saturday to avoid conflicts with our normal Sunday scheduling.

The next IDPA pistol event will be Sunday, Oct 17th. If you haven’t shot this type of event, come out and watch, you will enjoy it. These events are now officially sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association.

There will be a PRS22LR match on Saturday, Oct 9th, and will use the 100 yard range.

Now the bad news, due to the continuing COVID pandemic the board members have decided not to have the Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings again this year. This is disappointing and we look forward to having a general membership potluck dinner when the situation supports it.

JULY 2021

Perhaps you have noticed the new signs at the north gate and west entry point. We have had people using the club’s property under the believe that it was a public area. Bob Spears installed the new signs, and we hope people take them to heart. The most pressing problem facing the club now is security of the property. Our long term goal is new fencing around the property, with a new gate at the rifle/pistol ranges, and a new entry control gate at the west entrance.

The new windows are installed except for the large ones on the east side. The board members installing them would welcome volunteers.

The next IDPA pistol event will be Sunday, July 18th. If you haven’t shot this type of event, come out and watch, you will enjoy it.

Our attempt to raise funds through special shooting events was a dismal failure. Basically, only Board members showed up. If any member has a suggestion for a fund raiser event, please contact a Board member or email the club.

There will be a 22LR match in July, check the website for dates as they develop. These will occur on Saturdays and will use the 100yd range.

The Club will have ATA registered Marathon Shoots July 25th, and August 29th. Detailed information is on the website.

Only one person responded to the offer to hold trap and skeet shooting on Saturdays. Email the club if you are interested.

April 2021

The annual Voters Meeting was held Monday, Feb 8th at 7:30 P.M. Three board members; Joe Fizer, Jon Kellogg, and Kenny Van Bibber, were elected to serve another three years.

Tactical Solutions of Colombia, MO will conduct CCW classes at the SRCG. These classes are scheduled when T&S has enough applications to conduct a course. Classes run 8 AM to 4 PM and require 50 rounds of ammunition. Cost will be $75.00; to register or obtain additional information call Antonio Kelly at 660-473-0410 or email antoniomkelly1215@gmail.com.

The IDPA style pistol events are on the third Sunday of the month; if you haven’t shot this type of event come out and watch, you will enjoy it.

We will have a Shotgun Games day on April 10th, these events are shot using standard trap loads.

The next 22LR match will be Saturday, Apr 24th. The remaining schedule is posted on the website. These will occur on Saturdays and will use the 100yd range.

The Club had an ATA registered Marathon Shoot in March; other shoots are scheduled on April 25th, June 27th, July 25th, and August 29th. Detailed information is on the website.

We are conducting fund raising shoots, normally on Saturday. Flyers are distributed and events are listed on the website. We will be doing a “Meat Shoot” with hams as prizes. Check the website for news of this event.

Also, if there is enough interest we can shoot trap and skeet on Saturdays. Email the club if you are interested.

JANUARY 2021

The annual Voters Meeting will be held Monday, Feb 8th at 7:30 P.M. Three board members terms expire this Feb; Joe Fizer, Jon Kellog, and Kenny Van Bibber. These individuals have all expressed the desire to continue supporting the Club as members of the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to all voting members and need to be returned prior to or at the Voters Meeting.

We have been working with Tactical Solutions of Colombia, MO to provide various types of firearms training at the Club. They will conduct the first CCW class on Jan 23rd ; class runs 8AM to 4PM and requires 50 rounds of ammunition. Cost will be $75.00; to register or obtain additional information call Antonio Kelly at 660-473-0410 or email antoniomkelly1215@gmail.com.

The IDPA style pistol events will continue on the third Sunday of the month as weather permits.

There will be a series of .22LR matches beginning in January 2021. The schedule is being developed and will be posted on the website. These will occur on Saturdays and will use the 100yd range.

The Club has scheduled ATA registered Marathon Shoots in March, April, June, July and August 2021; detailed information will be on the website.

The two 5-stand events held in September convinced the Board of Directors to develop the capability to conduct these shoots on a regular basis. To fund this the Club will schedule a series of fund raisers. Suggestions and assistance are welcome.

We are still seeing vandalism at the rifle/pistol ranges. Please notify a board member if you see this.

OCTOBER 2020

Weather permitting, the painting of the Club house and other buildings is scheduled for Oct 5th and 8th. The concrete work was finished on the 24th and 25th of Sep. When all work is complete, new photographs will be taken and the website updated.

The Club is negotiating with T&S Solutions to provide Basic Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry training at the club. They will conduct one free Firearms Safe Handling class on Saturday, Oct 10th; check the website for detailed information.

There will be a .22 rimfire match on the 100 yard range; Saturday, Oct 17th; registration at 9 A.M., with shooting to start at 10 A.M. There is a $35.00 entry fee except ladies and persons under 16 will shoot free.

If you want to learn to shoot trap and skeet, or have a youngster who does, the Club remains open Wednesdays until after 6 P.M. The shooting conditions are often better in the evening. We can dedicate a field to the beginner with a coach.

Check the Club’s website frequently for news of upcoming events, it is simply the easiest way to disseminate information.

Unfortunately we are still experiencing miner vandalism on the rifle/pistol ranges. Please report any such events to Clyde Peer, 660-441-3542 so repairs can be scheduled.

You may email suggestions or comments for improvements to the Club.

Because of the Covid 19 situation our Thanksgiving and Christmas potluck suppers are cancelled this year.

Remember that the office is only open on Wednesday and Sunday and because this is a shooting club the phone may not be answered. If you must contact the Club on Wednesdays or Sundays call or text Clyde Peer at 660-441-3542 and he will get back to you ASAP.

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