Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Chapter Presidents Letter April 2018 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR ELECTION INFORMATION AND UP TO DATE RANGE AND FACILITY STATUS The Chapter Elections are to be held at the May 20th General Membership Meeting. The nominations were closed at the end of the April meeting IAW the By-Laws and Vetting of all candidates is ongoing. The Land Use Special Committee Reported out at the April meeting and its anticipated that after the Election two new Special committees will be chartered to continue the planning for future Chapter facility additions and/or improvements. One suggestion is to look into the feasibility to build a multi-use youth activity pavilion to allow picnics, indoor air-rifle, indoor archery training and competition other Scout activities. We will need volunteers to help with this. The second possible committee is to look into the feasibility of adding an action pistol ‘range’ with three sided berm to allow Three Gun Matches, more Steel Matches, Cowboy Action shooting and other similar activities. We all owe a big thanks to the Mike R., Mike D., Jim Mitchell and other volunteers running the Turkey shoot this year they have raised about $15000 for the Chapter and gave out about $900 in prizes. They will need help next year please help them keep this very fun family activity going On Tuesdays the Bull’s-eye Pistol league is being run for a few more weeks and it will be followed with Tuesday Evening 5PM until sunset Action Pistol and Steel Challenge practice matches. Contact Ed MacBride or show up. There will be several shooters to instruct and coach. Our current Caretaker has resigned and we have begun the search for a replacement for Pete and Bethany. The Job Description is posted on the web site. Procedures include submitting a resume to the hiring committee and interviews to the top three candidates. The position includes living in the caretaker’s house and maintaining our facilities and activities. We have a very full schedule of events over the next month and a half CHECK THE WEB SITE !!! Many Scout Troops (7) camping on the grounds May 5 a Steel Challenge Match May 6 Guest Day on the Rifle and Pistol Ranges May 19 is a pistol, instruction including 11 Teachers on National Teach-a-Teacher day Also a Work party on May 19 – you help get volunteer credit and lunch May 20 Elections and the Membership meeting June 2 Kids Fishing Day – open to the public – adults must be accompanied by a child to attend June 2 CMP match on the Rifle Range usually completed be 1130. June Membership meeting is the 4th Sunday due to Fathers Day i.e 24 June July 7th ARC Match July 14th the next RSO course Plenty to do lots of opportunity to help and volunteer Mike Scherr Chapter President
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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