Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner

President’s Corner July 2024 Elections were held at the May meeting and Officers and Directors installed. The only change is Anthony Larson has taken the position as Chapter Secretary replacing Jeff Salzberg who stepped down. The past few months we have been discussing a By-Law change to allow student membership to defer the initiation fee, we will vote on the issue at the July meeting We have had our Spring water sampling and testing and it shows that our water runoff is very good water with no pollution. We sample the water for micro-invertebrates. If your or your family would like to help and see how we check our streams are doing please contact Erika Wettergreen and let her know you would like to help. We tested the condition of our clubhouse well water for several items. We did this to establish a baseline. We have no detectable lead or bacteria in our clubhouse water and only and extremely low level (only 10% of the lowest level) of nitrates by EPA standards. Our rifle match committee has initiated a Competitor’s Cup to recognize shooter and their accomplishment is our matched. We have included the score from all the matches for this year. We will have some bugs in the software, but everyone who shoots at our matches are automatically entered. We will be running our annual NSSF day on 4 August. This is open to the public as well as members. All our members assist at various Shotgun, rifle pistol activities. We need volunteers to help. Many different firearms and calibers with some limited free ammo to try out. We need volunteers and members to bring friends and neighbors. Invite your friends, family, neighbors. In September we will be hosting an Appleseed training Course for rife on the weekend of 21-22 September and Women-on-Target on the 21st of September on the Pistol range. Please let your friend and neighbors know and sign up for the events. Please check the web site to see when work is going on and ranges might be closed. Remember construction activities takes priority as we are paying for the effort. In 2023 we had about 7000 volunteer hours recorded to help keep us operating and safe. We had 336 events on our Chapter last year helping about 2518 adults and 3545 children/scouts on our Chapter. If you need service hour time or would like to earn volunteer time for dues reduction and cannot make the monthly working party contact the Caretaker and arrange other time to help. You can earn hours any day.

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For more information, contact:
Michael R Scherr, Chapter President , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)

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