Hey Everyone, Here’s something that in my opinion can’t be reviewed enough. So stop what you’re doing and take a few moments to go over this material. And by all means if you see something thats missing send me a note so I can include it to the list.
Stay Safe and Have Fun
Grice’s held their annual Shootes Sale on January 27th, 28th and 29th.
We as a club have been invited to participate in this event by setting up a table and displaying really who we are and what we do as a club.
Typically we have in the past chosen not to participate basically because no one could see the benefit in doing so.
Last year we decided to attend. We had quite a few members volunteer to sit at the booth throughout the weekend. And as expected not much foot traffic came by.
We also decided to attend this year and quite honestly it was more of the same, I think we had one member come by and renew his membership and that was the extent of the Saturday morning activity.
Luckily I had a roll of raffle tickets with me and decided to see if I could walk the store and sell these tickets as a 50/50 drawing. The sales manager, Rick, gave me the ok and off I went.
Honestly my expectations weren’t that high but I figured I’ll sell what I can and it will be what it will be. At the very least I wasn’t stuck sitting in chair with nothing to do.
I met folks from all over the state as well as from different parts of the country, most of which were all more than happy to support a club they never heard of or in all reality would never even visit. In short I had a great time and met some awesome folks.
To make a long story short, the results were nothing less that awesome.
$540 worth of tickets were sold making the payout $270 with the remaining $270 going to the club.
It’s a good example of what one individual club member can accomplish with a little creativity. Imagine what we could do collectively.
The best part is one of our own club members won.
February 6th is the Hormtown Rifle and Pistol Clubs next monthly meeting and more importantly the much anticipated second annual drawing of the
$500 Members Only Money Raffle and 22 Ammo Giveaway
For those of you unfamiliar with how this works as the title says it’s a members only raffle,
however if you wish to become a member it’s not to late. You can attend the February 6th meeting, fill out an application and be voted in. The drawing will be held after any new members are accepted. New members need to be present to be voted in, a few exceptions do apply.
The cost for the money raffle tickets is $10 per ticket or 3 for $25.
The 22 ammo to be given away will be a brick of CCI Standard Velocity or equivalent. To be eligible for that you must fill out the web form in the yellow box on the right hand side of the web page to receive updates and important info about what goes on that the club.
All proceeds from this event goes towards the operating costs of the club as well as any upcoming maintenance and improvements.
Here’s what to do:
Fill out the webform to be eligible to win the 22 ammo.
Go to the club and fill out the available money raffle form and attend the February 6th meeting.
How can you contribute monetarily to the Hormtown Rifle and Pistol Club and not have it cost you anything extra?
Easy, by joining or renewing your NRA membership through the Club.
If you join or renew your membership to the NRA through our club the NRA will reimburse a portion of the amount to us.
Why is that important?
Although the Hormtown Rifle and Pistol Club is a nice and fun place to come and enjoy the shooting sports it doesn’t exist without a price.
Taking into consideration electric, fuel oil, insurances, affiliations such as the NRA & CMP, gas to have the grass regularly cut, snow plowing, licenses and so on, you can see the cost to keep the doors open keeps climbing higher and higher every year.
With that being said every little bit counts in a big way and is most appreciated.
Without the enthusiasm our membership shows by participating in the different shooting events, and supporting the raffles and fund raisers, we would have been dead in the water long ago.
So a GREAT BIG THANKS to everyone.
To join or renew your NRA membership through the Club simply click the NRA tab above and follow the instructions. It’s that easy.
If you prefer to use the traditional method, the appropriate forms are available at the club or you can contact Tom Doverspike for more info.
Here are a couple more snake pics submitted by one of the Hormtown Rifle and Pistol Club members.
One of Hormtown’s members got these pics on Father’s Day this year and was nice enough to share them. And no, these were not taken anywhere close to the club.
At the 200 yard Bench Shoot held on 06-26-2011 one of the shooters noticed that we had a special visitor. Although we have no pics of the actual visitor what we do have pretty much tells who it was.