CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Whitetails Unlimited 17th Annual Fundraising Banquet Kalamazoo Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will be hosting the 17th annual fundraising banquet at The Fountains in Parchment on Wednesday February 10, 2016. Doors open at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Great night to spend with family and friends for a great cause. Lots of art prints, guns, bows, hunting trips, raffles and more! Single dinner/membership price of $40. Spouse $25. Junior (15 and under) $25. Table sponsor package also for special gun drawing. Call for details and tickets.
Posted: November 9, 2015 at 10:41 pm by Nick Wagner
Kalamazoo Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will be hosting the 17th annual fundraising banquet at The Fountains in Parchment on Wednesday February 10, 2016. Doors open at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Great night to spend with family and friends for a great cause. Lots of art prints, guns, bows, hunting trips, raffles and more!
Single dinner/membership price of $40. Spouse $25. Junior (15 and under) $25. Table sponsor package also for special gun drawing. Call for details and tickets.
SMGC To Host 2016 AAFTA National Competition!
Posted: November 4, 2015 at 10:04 pm by Nick Wagner
SMGC is proud to announce that the American Airgun Field Target Association has awarded our club the privilege of hosting the 3 Day 2016 National Championships! Chris Martin has been working hard to promote our club to the organization and his hard work has paid off!
For more info CLICK HERE for a press release.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 3:01 am by Nick Wagner
The club website is not able to accept new registrations at the moment.
For the attendees of the last New Member Orientation, this will be cleared up soon and you will be able to register for the member side of the website. I apologize for the inconvenience this causes.
NOTE: The events on the calendar shows MEMBERS ONLY events along with Non-Member events, so you are not missing out on events you may be interested in attending during this new registration down time.
October New Member Orientation
Posted: September 25, 2015 at 2:07 pm by Nick Wagner
The New Member Orientation for October has been posted. If you are interested in joining the club, go to our SMGC EVENTS page and fill out the New Member Orientation registration form and follow the instructions.
Only 30 spots available, so sign up quick!
WEEKDAY RSO SCHEDULE VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Posted: September 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm by Nick Wagner
The current Weekend RSO Schedule Volunteer will be happy to meet with anyone to train them in the way it has been done.
The skills needed are:
- Computer user with a basic understanding of navigating websites.
- Ability to use basic functions of Excel.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Must have a means to send emails to multiple recipients. Many email providers limit the number you can email at one time.
If interested, please email the website administrator through the CONTACT page.
Thank You, Stan!
Posted: June 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm by Nick Wagner
I received a call from Stan this morning and he officially resigned from mowing the outdoor range. There are no hard feelings on Stan’s part but his arthritis and the time the job required is becoming too much for him. Stan has mowed for the past 8 years and truly made our outdoor range a show piece. Stan stated everything is completely mowed and would be willing to show any replacement how to operate/maintain the equipment.
Stan wants to spend more time shooting so if you see him at the range be sure to thank him for an excellent job over the past. There is no question Stan will be hard to replace and at this time each SIG will be responsible for mowing/maintaining their foot print. All in all over the past asking the SIGs to mow has been less than successful as what happens is inexperienced people end up destroying our equipment and no one takes the time to do general maintenance.
Gallery SIG Head Position Open
Posted: June 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm by Nick Wagner
Tom Dyke has stepped down from the position of Head of the Gallery SIG. This group is looking for a volunteer to head this group for the upcoming Gallery Season. Please use the CONTACT form to send an email stating your interest in this position.
AIRGUN RANGE OPEN TO ALL SMGC MEMBERS
Posted: June 4, 2015 at 1:12 am by Nick Wagner
We are pleased to announce that the SMGC Airgun range is open for all SMGC Members during posted club shooting hours. This is the first range just to the left as you are entering the main gate.
If you are new to Airguns, please attend any of the many scheduled Airgun events posted on our calendar so that you are familiar with safety and proper operation of your airgun. These events are usually on the weekends.
FIREARMS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS RANGE – EVER.
You can also read up on the Airgun Special Interest Group section under CLUBHOUSE on the top nav.
Dear Friend of Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis:
Posted: April 1, 2015 at 1:20 am by Nick Wagner
The Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation (the “Willis Foundation”) invites you to support its “Great Rewards for Great Warriors” program by participating in our Sporting Clays Shoot at the Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club.
The Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club has graciously offered to shut their range down for guests of the Willis Foundation on Saturday, June 20 for a 50 clay round sporting clays shoot. Registration begins at 8:15am and shooting will commence at 9am. The cost for this event is only $25/individual or $100/team of four. A BBQ lunch is provided as well as tons of prizes, including high and low shooters, 1st-3rd place teams and more!
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Willis Foundation’s long-term program to fund college scholarships for children who have lost a parent, or whose parent was permanently disabled, in a combat zone. For more information about the Willis Foundation, please watch this short video or visit our website at http://www.willisfoundation.net.
Attached you will find a flyer with more information about the event. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/willis-foundation-sporting-clays-shoot-at-the-kalamazoo-rod-gun-club-registration-15692906907v.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorship levels, please see the attached flyer or contact Brooke Hovenkamp, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in donating to our cause? Please visit our website at http://www.willisfoundation.net/.
Thank you for helping us to continue to provide “Great Rewards for Great Warriors”!
Brooke C. Hovenkamp
(located in the Willis Law building)
491 West South Street
Kalamazoo MI 49007
3 Gun Clinic
Posted: March 11, 2015 at 10:50 am by Nick Wagner
This informational clinic will walk you through the information you need to know to compete in the exciting world of 3 Gun Competition. Click here for the flyer.
When: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9-11 AM
Where: Indoor Range on Crosstown Pkwy
What Is 3Gun?
3Gun is a dynamic shooting sport requiring the competitor to deploy a rifle, pistol and shotgun in a competitive match. These matches weight both speed and accuracy on various types and difficulties of stage presentations.
What We Will Cover
• Basic Rules
• What Is A Match?
• Scoring Targets
• Training Fundamental
No guns need be brought to the clinic
Approximately 2 hours
Bring your own drinks or coffee
If you need assistance with something you can email our site administrator. Please make sure you describe your problem in detail.