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The President's Corner
By: Ron Hooper
February 11. 2016
The Cultural Survey, required by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, has been completed. The club paid for the survey at the request of the Game and Fish with the promise we would be repaid. The $3,880 check was received and has been deposited. This was a necessary step in the environmental documentation process being conducted by the Game and Fish on the 7 Mile Hill Shooting Range.
Mike Raum, Statewide Shooting Range Coordinator, has mentioned that the environmental documentation is nearly done. Once completed, we will be getting projects completed at the range. First on the list will be to expand the range office. The breezeway on the north side will be enclosed on three sides. This new side will be where the range officers will be located. The existing area will become a gathering place for shooters to sit and enjoy other’s company.
We have also been talking with Mike about other improvements. Top on the club’s priority list is placement of shade structures at the archery, cowboy and clay target center. We are also looking at improvements on the 1,000 yard range, including adding of new target stands and wall in the target bay and placement of a concrete pad on the 1,000 yard berm.
The club will once again be using inmates for projects and maintenance at the range. Items such as painting, construction, and cleanup are our priorities. More on these projects will be described on the club’s webpage as the schedule is firmed up.
There were a couple of Board-passed motions at the January 2016 meeting of note. First was a motion for $300 to purchase a year’s supply of large paper targets for the 1000 yard range. The second regarded non-member fees being charged for shooters at the Clay Target Center. This issue has gone round and round several times. The Board passed a motion to have one fee of $4.00 per round and to drop the extra $1.00 charge for non-members. The $10.00 non-member range use fee was reinstated for shotgunners. This was done to be consistent with all other users of the range. All casual users or match competitors are now required to pay the $10.00 fee, whether they shoot one round or a thousand. Non-member fees will not be charged on Amateur Trapshooting Association events.
The club has had its share of tragedy this past fall and winter. First, we lost Carmine Randazzo last September and in January of this year, Hal Lonsinger passed away. These fellows were valued members of the club and their loss has been keenly felt. Our sympathies go to their remaining family members.