The Second Annual Clinic, conducted in March 2017, was a great success. Several attendees “qualified” to shoot on the Bullseye Range, demonstrating an ability to keep all of their shots in the scoring rings, including Russ Pritchard, Jim McCready, Keith Arndt, Pat Damico, and Maria Damico. Pat was a “ringer,” having had an NRA Bullseye classification since the 1970’s, but had not recently participated in bullseye activities at WAC.
Some of the action pistol shooters attending the clinic were overheard to say, “This is great stuff! How come we never heard this before?” (Presumably referring to “trigger control”).
The third Clinic will be conducted on March 24, 2018. It will meet in the classroom (Classroom South, behind the clubhouse) from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Then dry firing and live firing will be conducted on the Multipurpose Range until 4:00 p.m. There is no cost to participants. We will be shooting only .22 caliber pistols (to make it quieter and easier to control recoil).
We have made a slight change to the website concerning the membership profile page and RO schedule. At the top right, you will see a link to the membership login page. This allows members to ensure we have the correct demographic information such as email, mailing address and phone. Range Officers can also login to this link to see the RO Schedule.
The December General meeting is cancelled for Wednesday, December 26
The public line will be open from 9AM until 1PM on Monday, Sept 4th, Labor Day. Remember, all firearms must be cased to bring into the facility and leave your firearms in your car until the line is hot. We now have a “flag” safety rule for all guns when the range is cold. All firearms must have a flag in place during a cold range. If you do not have one, we have them for $1 at the shack.
July 4th, the WAC will hold a cookout with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and drinks. Free to members, $20 to guests. Come on out and join us between 11AM and 2PM. Bring the kids!
The action bays are getting a new wall to replace the fallen railroad ties. Large, stackable concrete interlocking blocks will provide a thick safe wall to the east. Almost ten years ago, dozens of members put in the railroad ties by hand and connected them with rebar but with time the wall of ties gave way to the weight of dirt.
We have a new Range Officer Schedule program! Lately we have had a lot of hack attempts to the main website. That is pretty normal these days when using WordPress as the content system. Although we will continue to use WordPress for the main page, news and general content, we will soon be using a new sub-website to manage our membership.
In this new system, we hope to smooth things out and reduce the issues of the past. Consistency is a big problem. Names are being entered many different ways and the workload to fix them is too much. The reports are inconsistent making the credit system impossible to manage. The new system is much more consistent in names and reporting. Names and email addresses will be automatically entered using the stored profile.
Simplicity is another advantage. With the new system, it is only one click to pick a volunteer date/time. No more typing your name, email or phone number. Even better….No more duplicates!
The new system will be accessible via the membership database that was implemented a couple of months ago. You will no longer long in to the main website but rather this link
Using the email we have on file as your login, you will have access to your profile and if you are a Range Officer, you have access to the schedule. Take a Look as soon as you can. We plan to implement May 1st.
For a short time, the email reminder feature will be disabled. Be sure to check the schedule regularly
Questions & Suggestions-> j33716 @gmail.com
Tuesday night we lost a gracious member and past president of the club. Please say a prayer for the family of Paul Larson as we remember the life and contributions of a Wyoming Antelope Club family member.
Wednesday, March 29th, the Wyoming Antelope Club will sponsor a blood drive by OneBlood. Come on out between 5:30p-7:30p. Each donor will receive a Free OneBlood umbrella, a BOGO Jersey Mikes Sub voucher and a wellness check up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
If anyone knows who using the Multi-Purpose range this past weekend, please contact Mike Smith or Paul Williams.