February 5 Meeting Minutes

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March & April 2019


Minutes February 5, 2019 Meeting

  •  Meeting held at Trion tavern called to order @ 7:30 BY Mark Strahan, V.P.
  • Pledge of allegiance recited ( no  flag present).
  • 23 members in attendance….inadequate for a quorum
  • Dec meeting minutes read by secretary   Mike Miller
  •             Motion to accept and seconded. Motion passed.
  • Treasurers report given by Marty Didion
  •           Motion to accept and seconded. Motion passed.
  • Discipline reports:
  • H.P.  Larry  Beardsley   Winter offhand matches proceeding..CMP Club registration is complete.   CMP HP Clinic is March 30.  Thursday HP practice will start in early May.  Bank balance $516
  • Black powder: Dennis McNabb.. Started in March..averaged 7- 9 competitors.  NMLRA matches held in June and September
  • U.S.P.A. :    Ryan Brammer submitted verbal report
  • A.C.P.D.L.  : Susan Renner submitted verbal report.
  •  New Member…No action due to lack of quorum.
  • Ryan Brammer  discussed available openings on USPA.
  • Motion to adjourn/ seconded/ Passed/ meeting adjourned
  • Dues Reminder
  • Dues received after March 1st are subject to a $25.00 late fee.
  • Members whose dues are not received by April 30th are dropped from the membership roll and must reapply for membership.
  • Thank You
  • Many thanks to those who have made donations.  Special thanks go to Life Members who continue to support the Club monetarily.  The Membership spends  a significant amount for insurance, taxes (property, federal and state), property maintenance, utilities,  postage, and other miscellaneous expenses. These expenses amounted to about $50.00 per member last year.
  • For Sale
  • Ed Brown, 5-inch, M1911, Drop-in, the Match Barrel and Bushing.   Never installed. The barrel is stainless steel and has cut rifling.  $125.00.   Call Marty at 260.633.0172.


6mm/22-250 long range rifle with loaded ammo, cases and dies for sale.  Contact Tim Momper at 260-437-1284 or         info@M1buddy.com

  • Our Condolences
  • Member Mike Halter passed away in early February.  Mike is member John Halter’s older brother.
  • Meeting Reminder
  • The next meeting will be at 7:30 Tuesday April 2nd





Winter Offhand Match – March 10, 2018

Well, the 2018 – 2019 Winter Offhand Matches came to their close this Sunday afternoon.  Nine shooters and an observer came out into the wind for the last match of the season.

To say that it was not a good day for offhand shooting would probably be an understatement. It was windy – no one had one of those nifty Kestrel meters, but I would guess gusts well above 20-MPH.  (National Weather Service says 25 with gusts to 39). To aggravate the wind, it came from the west to north-west, which put it in the right eye of shooters.  Between bleary eyes and wind pushing rifles around, no one had a really good day – no season’s bests were set today.

The season had five matches scheduled and we shot all five of them – the first time we’ve been able to do that for several winters – no weather cancellations.  The winner for the season aggregate score was set as the best three matches of the five.  Although there were shooters who shot all five matches, their season aggregate scores were the best of their five matches.

Season three match aggregate winners and awards are:

Mike King                   1141 – 21X      $43.00 First Place plus $5.00 X-Man Award

Mark Walters             1095 – 13X      $22.00 Second Place

Jeff Beierke               1049 – 14X      $11.00 Third Place

Five match aggregate scores were:

Steve Kage                 1566 – 8X

Kris Hartwig                1514 – 3X

Jeff Beierke                 1351 – 14X

Congratulations to the Three Match and Five Match top three finishers.

And, in the best traditions of the sport, Joe Freiberger came out and shot all five matches and he wins the Anchor Man Award for hanging in there and giving it his best with his 1917 Enfield!

Joe Freiberger             752 – 0X          Anchor Award  $5.00

I want to thank all of the shooters.  We had 52 entries for the year and all of you helped me with setting up, putting things away, running a smooth and safe line and being respectful to your fellow shooters by taking the light hearted social chatter off the line so as not to disturb folks still shooting.

I’m looking forward to the High Power Clinic on March 30 and the first 50/80 Match on April 13th.