APRIL 2004 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, April 12, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant
Sat. 10 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun. 11 Tax Break Open Skeet
Mon. 12 Club Meeting
Sat. 17 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 24 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 25 Action Pistol Match
Sat. 1 Club Workday
Sat. 8 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Mon. 10 Club Meeting
Sat. 15 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 16 Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet
Sat. 22 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 23 Action Pistol Match
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Note From The President
WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE “FIREARMS DISCHARGE PROPSAL” IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY
This Meeting will be held 5:30 pm Monday April, 19 2004 at the Brunswick county Complex south of Bolivia on old Hwy 17. It will be at the commissioners chambers in the new Central Services Bldg.(old courthouse). AII members should attend this meeting to show support for our shooting sport now and the BGC future existence. The proposal draft that I read, and that will be on the commissioner’s agenda that night, forbids the discharge of a "firearm" or "pellet gun" within 1000 feet of a dwelling and other areas, including discharging a firearm within 1000 feet of "domestic livestock". It has an exemption for “authorized” or “approved” gun clubs, which on first read, you would think protects the BGC. But who defines "authorized" or "approved" gun clubs? This proposal as currently written has way to much wiggle room. Enforcement as written could be disastrous for our gun club. So fellow members this is a real threat to our gun club and everyone should give their support in large numbers at this meeting. This is not gun control in New York, L.A or Boston, it's happening right here to you and I and we need each others help. More information will be available at the April club meeting, so come out and support your club as never before...Thanks John Scott
Note From The Secretary
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START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 3/8/04 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at Pearls Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:05 P.M.
The minutes of the last meeting [2/9/04], as appearing in the newsletter, were accepted.
Skeet No report, shoot held after meeting.
Action Pistol Will start in April.
Cowboy See Report at end of newsletter.
THANKS!!!!! Come out and see your new rifle range buildings!
President Scott thanked all the members that helped with the new rifle range construction. He particularly wanted to thank John Brantley for help with setting pilings; Greg Taylor for the use of the heavy duty forklift; Paul Burton for the steel plate fabrication; John Gallagher for setting the trusses; Richard Dunlea and Fred Murray for the power nail guns and Billy Murrell for his tractor and bush hog.
While many helped, there was a core crew of guys that volunteered early and often and stuck with it. They deserve a special thank you: Jack Kuske, Tom Mix, Ray Campbell, Don Sloop, John Mix, Braxton James, Fred Welfare, Lloyd McGowan and Dave Morgan.
This project shows what we can do when we work together, though there were problems with scheduling. Since much of the equipment was donated there was often not time to schedule work days. We literally would get the equipment one day in order to work the next. Thus we will try and do the rest of work by paying someone, primarily the shingles for both the new construction and the existing club house.
Come out and enjoy your new facility, it is something we can all be proud of.
Don Pelling spoke for Dave Miller asking for help for the Ashley High School rifle team, they need some funds to travel to shoots. We passed the hat at the meeting and collected $263.00 for the team.
A motion was made to give $150 for the 12th annual “Shoot The Works” for the Yahweh Children’s Center.
Reminder: Both skeet fields are reserved by Sholar Powell for April 22.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn. Adjournment was at 7:39 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 3/8/04 Meeting.
Membership: There have been a number of new applicants over the past few years who have never been to the Club facilities prior to being accepted as new members. Since we are a sweat-equity, member-operated organization, the only screening process we have for new members are the existing members. The Club depends on members to bring new applicants to the range, show them our facilities and how we operate, and watch their shooting/safety habits to insure they are safe shooters. Before you sign an application for a new member, take the time to host them for a visit to the range.....the livelihood of the Club depends on you.
The 12th annual “Shoot The Works” for the Yahweh Children’s Center was held Saturday, March 27 at the Kelly Sportsmen’s Club. This has grown to be one of the largest benefit sporting clays tournaments in eastern NC, with 192 shooters this year. All proceeds go to benefit the Yahweh Children’s Center, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children.
We raised over $20,000 for the Center and put a good foot forward for all shooters. The weather was perfect and the lunch was great. As usual, Alan Snyder set a great course with some easy and some tough targets. A 45/50 won the event; 34/50 took B class; 29/50 took C class; 26/50 took D class and 21/50 took E class. The shoot was well represented by BGC shooters with over a dozen participating.
I want to specially thank our very own Sgt. Miller and his ROTC volunteers. They made the shoot a success with their hard work and dedication all day at an often thankless job scoring and trapping. They are a great bunch of young adults and we sincerely appreciate all they do.
BUCCANEER GUN CLUB 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
The calendar of events for 2004 follows:
Workdays will be the 1st Saturday in March, May, August and November starting at 8:00 A.M.
Big Bore Matches will be the 2nd Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August starting at 10:00 A.M. Skeet Matches will be the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 1:00 P.M.
Club Meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M.
Cowboy Action Matches will be the 3rd Saturday of every month, except December, starting at 9:00 A.M.
.22 Field Pistol Matches will be the 4th Saturday in March, April, May, June, July & August at 10:00 A.M.
Action Pistol Matches will be the 4th Sunday in April, May, June, July, August, September & October at 12 noon.
The March Winds Open Skeet Match, NSSA Skeet, is usually held on the week-end following the regularly scheduled March skeet match. Match Directors are requested to check their match dates so allowances may be made for holidays or other shoots and to advise the Secretary as soon as possible so a calendar may be drafted.
Cowboy Action Newsletter
Regulator Gazette—April 1897
Well the original cowboy newsletter is lost in cyberspace and I picked now to delete a bunch of stuff in my sent email folder so here's what the cowboy results were for March.....
Cowgirls...Slow Poke Sal, Carolina Rose "Welcome Rose....Her first match"
Gunfighters....Owen, Sonoma Kid, MyloTalon
Seniors.....Idaho Spud, Tom Two Feathers, Doc Clock, Black Smith, Wild Willie
Regulators....First Flight....Dick Holliday, Col Case Hardin, Cold Iron Smithy, Slow Hand Luke
Second Flight....Ragtime Kid, Little Mix, Deacon Dave, Waccamaw Kid
Third Flight....Tight Wad, Silverado, Scott, Whispering Bill
That's all for March so come shoot with us the third Saturday in April and we'll do it again.......Don't Forget...."Take a kid shooting"......Ned Bluntline
NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.
PLEASE – DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES NEITHER AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.
TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGET WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.