Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner

We expect the excavator to be on site and working on the rifle range and pistol range shortly. He will come out with his heavy equipment and get started. He plans to limit his work to the weekdays and not close the ranges on the weekends. When he is on- site, he has the priority and no Rifle/Pistol shooting will be allowed. Please be patient we will be getting berms built and other shooting bays to give us a lot more capability to have matches, training, long range and steel shooting ranges without impact to recreational shooting. ALL MEMBERS are responsible for reading and being familiar with the range rules and safety requirements. They are posted online. We will not be e-mailing them to each member (that was today’s excuse). The rules have been made available and almost every month you have been reminded of the both the new rules and changes to procedures you need to follow. The use of ECI’s (empty chamber indicators) is MANDATORY. Leaving them at home is not an excuse. All members are responsible for policing up their brass and trash- THIS IS NOT NEW. When you are shooting next to the Chapter President and your brass is landing on him don’t say it isn’t yours. Be courteous picking up your trash is normal and expected. If you don’t, shoot elsewhere. I know of no place that it is not expected. The Chapter has changed the Guest Voucher fee. For the guest shooting days on the rifle/Pistol range the fee has been eliminated. The Guest Voucher and associated and rules remain the same with no change, except the fee has been reduced to $0.00. This is effective with January guest day. This also includes the RSO who may bring guests. Vouchers for them are required but no fee. Gate Status. It is currently (late Jan) not operational. The new system is installed but the motor controller for the sliding gate was bad and is off site being repaired. Members will have to continue opening the gate by unlocking the combination padlock. Gate combo is on the back of your membership card. Changes for the RV Campgrounds. The deposit requirement is no longer required with an addendum to the 2020 leases agreements. In place of the deposit we are will have abandoned RV’s towed by a towing company. The person who does not pay dues, fees etc. and leaves their RV on the Chapter property will have to pay the towing company to recover their RV. August is National Shooting Sports Month and in 2020 we will participate on, Sunday, the 2nd of August. Since we are just starting to plan our participation, we will be looking for ideas to this public event and volunteers to help set up and run various activities. Marty Sprick has volunteered to be the Special Committee Chair and help coordinate the day. Please let him know your thoughts for activities publicity and what you are willing to do to help. We will need RSO activity coordinators and those willing to help even if only to flip burgers. We will be waiving the guest fees on the rifle/pistol range. We would like to have multiple stations (rifle, pistol, shotgun, fishing and archery) open to the public. Recent infrastructure repairs: We expect the second water well permit and drilling very soon (we have water line issues between the well and the caretaker’s house. New windows for the club house have been installed. The 2020 Budget has been approved. It is posted on the website. Be Safe. Mike Scherr Chapter President

Mike Russell Receives Service Award

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For more information, contact:
Michael Scherr, Chapter President , mikeiwla-alex[AT]outlook[DOT]com , (Log in to see additional contact info)

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