Next Visually Impaired Target Shooting Meeting 18th February 2015
At the last meeting were Terry, Steve (FO), David, Gillian and Jenna, supported and helped by Patrick, Jim, Moss, Rowan, Brian, Alan and Frank. Terry and Patrick also came with a full bag of biscuits which is making the New Year resolution to lose a bit weight more difficult!!
This meeting the marksmanship was well above average with one or two surprises. David led the field with a 99/100, and much to his pleasure (illustrated with a beaming smile) came Terry with a 90/100 followed by an even better 93/100. Patrick’s patient coaching has paid off at last!!!!!
I did remember to collect the Cup and Shield from the engraver and these can be given to the winners at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be the last practice for those going to the National Competition at the end of the month. For this practice I suggest we shoot five cards and then the competitor have a short rest before shooting the next five cards. The scores would seem to indicate that the shooters are perhaps getting a bit tired towards the end of the shoot?
I spoke to Ken Nash (NSRA) this morning and he said that if we asked for 11.30 Sunday morning to shoot he is certain that is how we will be squadded, we will go for it then!
Our thanks to the long suffering coaches & helpers Moss, Jim, Rowan, Alan, Brian and not forgetting Patrick and Frank for without you all not much would happen!!
See you all at the next meeting (except Jim who is on hols).
Jobs planned for 2015
A number of improvements were suggested by the sub-committee to help with efficiency of the running of the club, improving the appearance and comfort for members and make us more appealing to prospective members.
Clean up front of building fit cctv to outside.
Decorate the entrance hall, fit cctv
Re arrange clubroom and decorate
Re design firing points A Range
Re plate back stop and renew splash curtain A range
Re paint both ranges
Re fit reloading room to make it more useable for our needs
Re fit armoury to provide better and more secure storage
Rebuild dog kennels on roof over ranges
Fit some heating at ranges
Yes it looks like a lot to do! But most of it needs 3-4 people so I hope we have have enough people to give us a little time and muscle power to improve your club. Full details can be found in the club of actual plans and dates.
We have to do the above jobs we can get quotes for the work and pay someone to do it, but our slush fund would be gone and it is almost certain that our beloved treasurer would want more subs, doing it ourselves is best option.
Coaching at the 49th
The club provides full coaching sessions to all new members. Coaching is given in .22 rimfire rifle, centre fire under leaver rifle, black powder (cap and ball) pistols, Full bore rifle for distance shooting on outdoor ranges and basic range safety and discipline, and is part of the probationary period of membership. Read more about these sessions at the coaching page.