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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2, 2019 @ 7:00pm



*UPDATE* Indoor Range Weekend Workforce
Posted: November 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm by Nick Wagner

I wish to thank all of our members and guests who assisted with the installation of the rubber mulch, the new rubber backers, the clean up, and all the other ancillary items we accomplished Saturday morning. It was great to see you all there volunteering your time and energy to assure the range portion of our indoor facility was ready for the air gun match Sunday morning. Thank You WMU Crew, you certainly made our collective duties less challenging. We look forward to having your Team involved in our club activities.

A special thanks to Phil Wilson, a long-time SMGC member and former board member. Phil generously donated a brand new 10 cubic foot apartment-size refrigerator for the kitchen. Thank You Phil, the refrigerator will be put to good use and will be cared for.

If any member has a connection with a supplier of base cabinetry and counter tops we are planning to redo the kitchen, a partial wall in the common area, and the south wall in the range area. This will not only provide adequate storage but useful counter top for shooters and their equipment. Please contact me if you indeed have a connection or suggestions.

As the next couple of weeks progress we will need volunteers, once again, to help navigate the safe and other equipment to their new areas within the building. I will do my best to give you all adequate notice.

Again, Thank You All for your help and your support of SMGC.

Tom McKenna
SMGC Safety Director

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 3:43 pm by Nick Wagner

The SMGC Annual Meeting & Election of Officers will be held on January 2, 2019 at the Indoor Range, 809 East Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI at 1900 hrs (7 pm for landlubbers). Immediately following the annual meeting and election the monthly Board of Directors meeting, with newly elected Board members, will be held.

The slate of candidates and offices currently is:
President: Tom McKenna (current Safety Officer)
Vice-President: Van Maltby (incumbent)
Treasurer: Chris Martin (current Airgun SIG director)
Recording Secretary: Jean DeSavage (current Ladies SIG director)
Membership SEcretary: George Haus (incumbent)
Safety Officer: Cory Bailes (current Handgun SIG director)
Director-at Large (three positions): John Ayers, Nick Wagner (both incumbents) and Greg Vaughn long-time member and participant in all SIG events except archery.

Biographies of the candidates will be posted to the club website for detailed review.

This is a time of change for SMGC with facilities repairs and BOD members changing so if you or anyone you know is interested in moving into a leadership position at SMGC please contact Max Wellman, club secretary, immediately at smgcsecy@gmail.com or 269-779-3201.

Please make plans to attend the annual meeting and help direct the club forward in 2019!

2018 Ladies Day Schedule!
Posted: April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm by Nick Wagner

Come and enjoy a fun, ladies only day of shooting and getting to know other women who also enjoy the shooting sports. This event is for all levels of experience, even if you have never shot a firearm before, come and learn how to safely handle a firearm and its ammunition. There will be multiple types of guns available to try, with ammunition provided. If you have eye and ear protection, please bring it, as we have a limited supply available.


Posted: April 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm by Nick Wagner

A reminder to ALL members of the club that SMGC Board of Directors (BOD) policy requires EVERYONE, including BOD members, to immediately follow the direction of Range Safety Officers (RSOs) on ALL SMGC sites.

This is something that is brought to your attention from your New Member Orientation to Self Supervised Shooting to club media, repeatedly.

If you believe that you were given improper or unsafe direction by the RSO your response is this:

  1. Stop doing it immediately. Do not argue with the RSO. The BOD has given the RSOs initial final say at the scene.
  2. It is permitted to ask the RSO to explain what you were doing that needs to be corrected.
  3. You may request permission to continue shooting, or you may leave the range.

Every member has the right to appeal to the BOD to hear their case. Contact any BOD member to have time allowed during the next BOD meeting (first Wednesday of each month, 7 pm at the Outdoor Range clubhouse). The RSO, and others involved, may also be asked to appear for a complete picture of what happened.

SMGC is a private club and, as stated in the Member’s Handbook, can act at it’s own discretion to protect Club members, property, and safety.

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Nick Wagner

We have added WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY RSO hours to the club calendar for the rest of the year increasing lower range time opportunities to 4x a week.

A big, and much deserved, THANK YOU goes out to all the additional RSOs and their additional time commitment for the benefit of our club members.

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 4:20 pm by Nick Wagner

ATTENTION RSOs: Please check the RSO Forum for the updated Weekday & Weekend RSO schedules along with contact info.

Drone Photos Of Outdoor Range
Posted: September 27, 2017 at 12:59 am by Nick Wagner

Check out these photos by Dennis A taken with his drone at the Outdoor Range!

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