CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Outdoor Range Mowing Volunteers Needed We are seeking one or more volunteers to help with the mowing needs at the outdoor as well as indoor ranges. We have a zero turn industrial-strength mower, a large diesel Kubota, and a smaller garden tractor at the outdoor facility. The indoor facility has a simple gas push mower but there is not much there to cut but the City will fine us if not done regularly. The average time to mow the outdoor facility, for two persons, is about four (4) hours. We would even be good with more volunteers taking two hours each if that works better for you. If interested and/or you have questions please contact Steve Brown – email@example.com or Cory Bailes – firstname.lastname@example.org Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: June 14, 2019 at 1:27 pm by Tom McKenna
We are seeking one or more volunteers to help with the mowing needs at the outdoor as well as indoor ranges.
We have a zero turn industrial-strength mower, a large diesel Kubota, and a smaller garden tractor at the outdoor facility. The indoor facility has a simple gas push mower but there is not much there to cut but the City will fine us if not done regularly.
The average time to mow the outdoor facility, for two persons, is about four (4) hours. We would even be good with more volunteers taking two hours each if that works better for you.
If interested and/or you have questions please contact Steve Brown – email@example.com or Cory Bailes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Seeking Rifle Range Instructor & Camp Counselor for Lake of the Woods Camp
Posted: June 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm by Tom McKenna
We are looking for a male instructor, preferably between the ages of 19 & 30, to work in a duel role as a Riflery Range instructor and Camp Counselor. Competitive salary, full room, board and accommodation is on offer throughout their entire contract. This individual would need to be available between mid June through August 10th.
Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps is a traditional overnight camp for boys and girls located in Decatur, Michigan, which is only about 3 hours from Chicago. Check out the link to our website: www.lwcgwc.com. I have included some advertising material below around the position that can be shared with anyone or any group you think may be interested in this opportunity. Finally, I also wanted to share a link to our latest staff video here at Greenwoods Camp; enjoy! https://vimeo.com/261906963Thank you in advance for any help you able to provide in our continued search for great quality staff!
JULY BOD MEETING PUSHED TO 7/10/19
Posted: June 5, 2019 at 11:02 pm by Nick Wagner
The July BOD meeting is pushed back a week to 7/10/19.
Outdoor Range Speed Limit
Posted: May 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm by Tom McKenna
It has come to our attention, from several different sources, that the Ten (10) Mile Per Hour posted speed limit is being ignored by a significant number of members and/or guests.
The reason for the ten (10) mile per hour speed limit is not only dust control but also to control the increase in structural loss to the dirt drive, especially with all the rain we have had of late.
We appreciate that ten miles per hour is painfully slow but frankly it is less than a quarter mile in length if even that so PLEASE Keep Your Speed Down…
We appreciate your cooperation.
3–Gun Practice at SMGC – May 26, June 7, June 23 and more dates
Posted: May 3, 2019 at 11:32 am by Tom McKenna
If you’re not familiar with 3-gun, it consists of a set of courses in which you shoot three different guns—a rifle, a pistol and a shotgun—at different stages, and engage various short- and long-distance targets from various positions. We’ll shoot cardboard targets, steel, and clay pigeons.
In addition to the standard cardboard targets, we have a rifle plate rack and other steel targets, including auto-resetting targets we can use for pistol, rifle, and shotgun!
We will run 3-gun practice at the 100-yard lower rifle range. The 2019 schedule is as follows (or see the SMGC calendar):
It’s open to Members and Guests – there is a $7 fee for members; $10 for guests, to help cover costs. This practice is drop-in, you don’t have to be there right at 5, but we’ll appreciate help with set-up.
SAFETY – you should be an experienced action shooter. Participation in Monday night action pistol is strongly recommended. We will use the same range commands. We will be drawing pistol from holster, moving a lot, switching guns, etc. so this is not for people new to action shooting.
Gear – Pistol of caliber 9mm or higher recommended, with ability to carry up to 30 rounds (can be across many magazines so long as you have mag holders). Rifle should be 223/5.56 caliber, again up to 30 rounds. For shotgun, semi-auto or pump is recommended, with ability to shoot up to 16 rounds, which means it will be good to have shell holders or other means of quickly reloading.
Rifle ammunition should be plated or FMJ, no steel or copper core or monolithic bullets. 55 gr, with velocity under 2800 fps is best for our steel targets. For shotgun, we’ll mainly be shooting #7 or smaller shot, potentially some slugs on cardboard, but that will not be required. For pistol – same rules as the pistol pit for the ammo – ex. no magnum rounds.
You should be prepared to dump your long guns into a barrel, muzzle down and gun empty or on safe! This seems unusual the first time you do it, but it’s part of the game.
We will set up full courses of fire, and we’ll run a timer, but we won’t be running this as a competition. Depending on how many people show up, and how much help there is resetting the course, you can run through as many times as you want. If things go well after the first few sessions, we are wide open to ideas on setting up a competition.
Any questions or offers to help, please reply to:
Mark Widman (email@example.com)
Mark Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ONLINE RENEWAL WILL GO LIVE SOON!
Posted: April 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm by Nick Wagner
The ONLINE RENEWAL feature will go live soon. You’ll see a banner above for online renewal along with a sidebar graphic to the right as well.
Posted: February 27, 2019 at 2:37 pm by Nick Wagner
On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, we will meet at our Outdoor Range, for our annual clean up, repair and facility improvement day.
This is an important event as the projects our volunteers accomplish that day will help to assure that our facility is clean, safe, and ready for the shooting season, much of what begins in early May.
Over the past few years we have enjoyed spending the day with a small yet devoted group of members who have volunteered their time, skills, tools, and efforts to make this yearly event a success. We thank each of you for your service to the Club; we couldn’t do it without you.
With just short of 1,400 members I am confident that we can assemble a significant number of members to help us that day to quickly and efficiently accomplish our scheduled projects, among them being the improvements to the Archery Ranges, 50, 100, and Goff Ranges, as well as the Action Pistol, Trap and Skeet Ranges and Five Stand. We will update our web site as we get more information on the specific project requests for that day.
So, if you are able to volunteer part of your morning and early afternoon to help us and then enjoying some good food and drink, after we have finished the projects, please send an email to Steve Brown, our Facilities Manager – his email address is – email@example.com
We hope to see you there.
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