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Ride With The Kids
Posted: June 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm by Nick Wagner

A Fundraiser to Benefit The Great Lakes Burn Camp.

Drawing is August 6th, 2017 at Pretty Lake Campgrounds.

Raffle Tickets $10 each.

Grand Prize is a 24 Pheasant Hunt for up to Four (4) persons which will include a dog and a guide.  The hunt will occur at Rustic Ridge Hunt Club in Martin, MI.

You Do Not Need to Be Present to Win.

You can obtain tickets by contacting:

Tom Soule
Phone or Text

Please Pay by Cash or Check

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 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.

If you need assistance with something you can email our site administrator. Please make sure you describe your problem in detail.