CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2021 SMGC BOD Greg Vaughan – Acting President
Posted: January 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm by Nick Wagner
Chris Martin – Treasurer
Heather Reeves – Membership Secretary
Tim Bunch – Safety Director
Jean DeSavage – Secretary
John Ayers – Director at Large
Greg Anderson – Director at Large
John Hadder – Director at Large
Greg Vaughan – Acting President
Ron Springsteen passed away Monday, December 28, 2020
Posted: January 20, 2021 at 2:25 pm by Nick Wagner
Ron passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
He was born February 3, 1937 in L’anse, Michigan, the son of Leo and Leona (Gourneau) Springsteen. Ron served his country in the U.S. Marines. He worked at National Water Lift until his retirement. He was a champion silhouette shooter and enjoyed golfing, photography and his dogs. On April 20, 1962 in Kalamazoo he married Helen Lewis who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Sally Wagenaar of Kalamazoo, John (Pam) Walker of Kentucky, Jack Walker of Florida and Linda (Scott) Stevenson of Otsego; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Jeff Walker and siblings, Eunice, Alice and Shirley.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Southern Michigan Gun Club.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
A sincere “THANK YOU” is due Cory Bailes!
Posted: January 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm by Nick Wagner
Cory stepped down for personal reasons from the position of President of the S.M.G.C. board of directors on January 8th after 19 months of service in that position. Cory did not seek that position, rather agreed to serve our club in a time of need and was drafted by the board of directors following the untimely passing of Tom Mckenna. Cory was faced with some of the most challenging issues in the history of our club, to include the successful transfer of a leadership position caused by the first ever death of a club president while in office, the wrap up of a lengthy and contentious downtown range remodel, assessing and streamlining many of the club’s yearly expenditures, the physical cleaning of club houses and ranges after it was decided that our cleaning service was prohibitively expensive, physical improvements to accommodate the Americans with Disabilities Act, successfully navigating a shutdown due to the Covid 19 national pandemic, and spearheading the upgrade and modernization of our internet and gate security system. When drafted in 2019 Cory agreed to continue with his duties as safety officer as well assume the burdens of the president’s position to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition on the board.
During his tenure, Cory worked tirelessly on administrative details of the club, as well as countless labor and maintenance projects at both ranges. He worked very hard to keep club members safe and healthy while doing the best job possible of maintaining value for our club’s membership. If you happen to see Cory on any of the ranges, please take a moment and thank him sincerely for all his hard work and efforts improving the Southern Michigan Gun Club.
S.M.G.C. Board of Director January 18th, 2021.
2021 BOD ELECTIONS
Posted: December 4, 2020 at 1:28 am by Nick Wagner
For a list of the candidates up for election to the SMGC BOD for 2021, please see the current NEWSLETTER in the RESOURCES section of the website. Remember, you have to be logged into the member side of the website.
Safety Recall Notice: M&P Shield EZ Pistol
Posted: November 27, 2020 at 3:09 pm by Nick Wagner
Smith & Wesson has issued a Safety Recall Notice for certain M&P Shield EZ Pistols manufactured between March 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020.
2021 SMGC ANNUAL MEETING & BOD ELECTIONS
Posted: November 23, 2020 at 7:33 am by Nick Wagner
Members, We will be holding our Annual meeting at the indoor range on January 6th 2021 The way in which we vote and conduct the meeting will be very different .
The building will be open for voting at 6 pm.
Masks/ face coverings are required for all who enter the building.
You will have several tables available as well as your ballots and a single use pencil. Please keep social distance , complete your ballot and drop it into the ballot box , then exit through the range area and out of the side door . lf you have mobility issues please exit back through the front door.
Voting will end at 7:30 pm
For the health and safety of the SMGC members , there cannot be an audience for the meetings
We are limited to the number of people that are required to remain in the building. The board sincerely hopes that you understand the need , and know that this course of action is provisional.
We will post the minutes of the Annual meeting and its reports in the February newsletter and on the website .
Respectfully,,the SMGC Board of Directors 2020
ON THE SAFETY FRONT
Posted: November 23, 2020 at 7:30 am by Nick Wagner
Another AED unit ( for cardiac events ) and a trauma kit w/ tourniquet for large wounds and blood loss have been placed on the front of the white shed between the 50 and 100 yard ranges in a weather proof cabinet.
Thank you, Mike Nelson , Mic Wespinter and the Board for working on this and getting it accomplished.
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