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Posted: May 13, 2017 at 12:03 am by Nick Wagner

I’m pleased to announce the new forums section is live.  I manually moved the current CLASSIFIEDS topics over along with image attachments, so no need for those users to repost.

After logging into the Member side of the website head on over to RESOURCES – FORUMS for the new section!  YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO LOGIN AGAIN!

If you see errors or things that look bizarre, please contact me with a detailed description of what section of the forums and where on the layout you saw the issue.

Thanks a bunch, and I hope this new forum is easier to use and you enjoy all the amazing features it has built in!

VOLUNTEER NEEDED: CMP Calendar Maintenance
Posted: May 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm by Nick Wagner

If anybody in the CMP group would like to volunteer to keep the CMP Calendar up to date, please contact the site administrator.  We use Google Calendar, and if you have a Google account you will have no problem updating the calendar.

Range Clean Up Day 2017!
Posted: May 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm by Nick Wagner

Here are a few photos from this year’s Range Clean Up Day – May 6, 2017.  Check them out – more to come.  Also, check the PHOTO GALLERY for more photos (RESOURCES – PHOTOS).

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Posted: May 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm by Nick Wagner

Check out MLive’s story about what you need to know about the closing of a number of Gander Mountain locations throughout Michigan.

Summer Rifle Series
Posted: May 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm by Nick Wagner

Just a reminder … Starting on May 2nd we will host our outdoor season thru to the end of September.

Remember there is an outdoor match the first 4 Tuesdays at our outdoor range. Firing starts at 5:30pm (Please note the later start time) and we will shoot multiple relays until all shooters have been allowed to fire.

  • 1st Tuesday is 22 Bench Rest
  • 2nd Tuesday is Center Fire off hand
  • 3rd Tuesday is 22 off hand
  • 4th Tuesday is Center fire Bench Rest

Hope to see you there!

Email Etiquette – IMPORTANT
Posted: April 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm by Nick Wagner

In this time of identity theft, we should all be very aware of how we send out our emails. I’m sure everyone has gotten mail with many email addresses in the addressee line. Do you ever wonder how many people you don’t know see your email address?

As a member of several really large organizations I am always aware of how emails come to me. I know I don’t want everyone “out there” to have mine!

There is a very easy way to make sure we don’t send emails with the addressee’s information showing.

When sending an email to many people, remember to use the “BCC” button, this will keep everyone’s email address from being seen. BCC means blind carbon copy, and what it does is keep everyone’s email address from showing. Please see the sample below. One simple click will ensure better security for everyone to whom you regularly send emails.

Comment by Max Wellman, SMGC Board Secretary

If you receive an email with a long list of addresses attached you should try to delete them before Forwarding the message. If that doesn’t work then do a “cut and paste” (highlight just the material you want to forward, Control X, Control V) into a new message so no names are forwarded with the new message. Then do the BCC step above to select mail recipients.

Southern Michigan Gun Club does not allow the use of our member’s private information for any purpose other than communicating normal club functions such as member renewals and information on available training classes. Those messages, including the monthly newsletter, come only from the Membership Secretary who solely maintains the member contact information database. Anything else you may receive about club activities did not come from official club sources, although there are a number of informational mailing lists which provide updates to participants of several shooting events. These are not club sponsored or endorsed, but private emails to people who self-identified to the sender in order to stay in touch with club events.

All club events are posted on the website Calendar (www.southernmichigangunclub.com) and the Lock, Stock, & Barrel monthly club newsletter Calendar.

Self Supervised Shooter Training Notice
Posted: February 9, 2017 at 1:54 am by Nick Wagner

The Board of Directors has recently approved the resumption of the Self-Supervised Shooter program at SMGC for members of at least six months.

It’s most important to note that this program is about SAFETY first and will emphasize safe range practices and habits. Better marksmanship through increased practice during approved range hours (10 am till sunset or 9 pm in the summer) is the objective.

Training classes are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month beginning February 18, 2017. Class time is 9:00 am until around noon. If you’re running late don’t bother to come. Sign up for the next available class as we will not accept tardiness to a safety class. If you want to be there, BE THERE ON TIME.

The application is available on the SMGC EVENTS for you to complete and reserve your space in the next available class. Seating is limited to 20 people per class. There is no charge for members taking the class.

Classroom training material will be provided but you will need to bring a pen & pencil for note taking and test taking.

Every question on the test will come from the classroom discussion, so coffee and staying alert will also help you breeze through the course.

You will need to bring an unloaded firearm and Indoor Range approved ammunition for it (non-jacketed, less than 900 fps) to the class for your live fire safety demonstration proof test following the classroom portion.

Successful members will receive a yellow SSS card and lanyard immediately at the class conclusion.

Questions can be directed to the club Safety Officer, Tom McKenna, at smgctom@gmail.com.


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