Irwin Sportsmen's Association's mission shall be the encouragement and development of the honesty, good fellowship, and self discipline which are essential to good sportsmanship in all phases of sports afield as well as the conservation of wildlife and to own or lease grounds and buildings for these purposes.
WHAT IS GOING ON At ISA
The Post 228 Junior Rifle Team will be holding a Triangle Hoagie Fundraiser on October 15, 2016. The team will be out at 10:30 at Sunoco on Pennsylvania Avenue, Triple D Auto Parts in Harrison City and the S and T Bank on Route 130 selling hoagies. Please come out and support the team in their quest to continue to shoot in the PSRL League and return to Camp Perry. The team will also be selling wreaths and poinsettias thru October 25th. You can also stop by the club on Mondays or Tuesdays from 6-9 to order thru October 25th. Delivery will be on Monday November 21st at the club in the afternoon and evening. Money is due with all orders. Additional information, please contact Paulette Mills at email@example.com or Terry O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Lichtenfels won the 50/50 drawing that was held at the Open House
THANK YOU to Ron Howard for dumpster use for ISA's Open House Event.
THANK YOU to all participants donating food for OPEN HOUSE. Due to overwhelming delicious response, food that was left was distributed to the Junior Rifle Team and members at the monthly meeting.
SB 1166 & SB 1168 Passed from House Game & Fish Committee - Rep. Maloney withdrew his amendment! Thanks to all those who called and sent emails to the members of the committee! The bills both received 1st consideration by the full House today as well. Please contact your Representative and ask them to support final passage, without further amendments, ASAP!
Someone left a spotting scope on the rifle range about a week or two ago. Contact Sam Petrill at 724-523-9216 if its yours.
Click on poster to see, download and print an ad for our Open House on September 25th. You can distribute it as you wish. Thank you.
Nomination of officers will occur at the September 29th membership meeting. Final nominations and elections will be held at the October 27th membership meeting along with the "early bird drawing" for 2017 paid up members. Pizza will be served after the election.
The ISA’s Ladies Instructional Pistol Shoots (LIPS) 2016 season has ended. A number of interesting subjects were covered, many newcomers attended and everyone enjoyed the event. Can't wait until next year.
NOTICE: All ranges will be shut down during work parties for work party safety. Please arrange to complete your shooting every Wednesday at 5 PM to 7 PM and the first Wednesday of the month during the hours of 9-11 AM (work party can extend if complex). Thank you. You are welcome to join the work parties before or after your shooting. Please put Wednesdays on your calendar and come help. We are gearing towards a great Open House and your help will make a difference. Thank you.
Open House September 25th 12-5PM - Looking for more crock pots. Please consider a delicious recipe you might have and contact Diana Ruffner, 724-744-2514, to participate. Also desserts (cookies, PIE, CAKE) are needed for our feast. Please contact Diana Ruffner so that she can plan and spread out the desserts into the three categories.
Electrical update completed. A few circuits have to be determined and marked, but it is done.
Special Work Party on October 9th - 2 work party credits. 8-12 with free lunch. Wear long pants, have gloves, bring weed wacker if possible. Numerous projects on list that require special attention. Please put on your calendar and plan to attend.
We have a number of new members with varying degrees of experience and safety training. If you see someone doing something unsafe, please help them know the right way to do things. In particular, keeping ones muzzle down range is something that has to be learned and enforced. Another rule is that we unload guns and keep the action open when someone is down range affixing targets. Our officers will work up a safety listing to pass out to new members.
Please use your guns on proper ranges. Pistols and rim fire 22 rifles only on the pistol ranges. Rifles on the rifle range. Shotguns on the new shotgun range (on the right of the rifle range) and if shooting trap (from center to right only) on the silhoutte range.
Starting October 6th - Indoor 3 Gun Zombie Shoot, 22 Pistol, Rifle and Revolver. Dates 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 12/22. Starts at 4:30 PM, Cost $4. Contact Mike McCauley at 724-527-3055 for questions.
September 13th - Manor Police, 12-4 PM, pistol and rifle ranges
October 23rd - Lucky BB Shoot, 20 and/or 12 Gauge, 12-1PM patterning if desired, 1-4PM 10 rounds at $2 per round. Ammo furnished. Open to the public, all are welcome. $15 gift certificate for winner of each round. Paper targets at 30 yards. For more info contact Al Ceol at 724-396-7010
November 9th - Manor Police, 12-4 PM, pistol and rifle ranges
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Phase I is taken on line athttps://onlinetraining.nra.orgwith a cost of $60. Phase II is taken at ISA January 5th and 19th in 2017 plus on outdoor event TBD. Indoor shooting with 22 LR only, bring your .22 pistol or borrow ours. Cost is $5 for ISA members and $10 for non-members. Bring your own ammo, 22 LR, at least 200 rounds. The outdoor event is open to all caliber pistols. If you have questions, contact Mike McCauley at 724-527-3055.
OK...so you have a large family and you need a bigger space to hold a picnic, or gathering for confirmation, graduation, or other celebration. Or...all the pavilions in the area are reserved the weekend you wish to have your party. Or...you need a large covered location in case of inclement weather. Or...it is an adult party and you wish to serve some alcohol and it is not allowed at public pavilions. Or...you don't have the extra funds to rent a firehall. Well now...you can rent our clubhouse with covered picnic table area for $50 per day. Contact any of our officers to reserve the space.
Membership in ISA is an important venture. The ability to shoot rifles, pistols, muzzle loaders, shotguns, and/or arrows to sharpen your skills and to give you the satisfaction of being "On Target" is valuable. Your membership includes the right of your "significant other" and/or ANY child under 18 years of age to participate with member present. Other family members and guests have to become members. We do have several events that are open to the public, a few coming up soon. Invite your family and/or guest(s) to them and plan ahead for a good time.
Our annual Open House will be held on September 25, 2016 from 12 to 4 PM. Reduced new membership prices, open to public shooting, food, exhibits and more will be on hand. Invite a friend or family members and have a fun afternoon. In addition to our tasty hotdogs and sauerkraut, we will have up to 10 favorite crock pot dishes for sampling. Click here for more info on crock pots.
Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Contact ourisanews@gmail or call 724-396-4971 for Ron to list.
No one should work alone. If you wish to perform some work at the club using your or club equipment, please call one of the volunteers to help and to provide additional safety. We don't want someone hurt and be by themselves. The list will be maintained here and in the clubhouse.
Joe Curran 724-744-4329 or 412-610-3692 Anytime except Thursdays
Kevin Kennelty 724-493-9565 Anytime basically
Please consider volunteering to assist the Trapshooting Committee. Contact is Lauren West (724) 244-9053.
Anyone noting something that needs fixing or attention, please let one of our officers or Jack Ruffner know. We want to make sure our facility stays viable, respectable, and usable.
Remember that the club house can be rented for the low sum of $50, as long as the weather is expected to be above freezing (we turn off the water when the weather changes to prevent pipes freezing in the unheated clubhouse - usually Thanksgiving through March). The rental includes the club house and pavilion with tables outside. Alcohol is allowed in only these two areas with a rental. That graduation, confirmation, first communion, baptism, funeral get together, birthday, family picnic, or better can be held there. Go to our Club Rental page for additional info.
Please report any safety violations or accidents to one of our principal officers. The officers and board members need to review and have correct facts to respond to media, members, and public questions. Rumors travel fast and can be distorted. We are not looking for scapegoats or reasons to act against any members. Accidents happen, we all have done our share. If something can be done reasonably to correct a problem, be assured it will be done. Thank you.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
It’s too late to enter Saturday’s drawing for one of the 124 Pennsylvania elk licenses to be issued by lottery this year. But even for those who missed the deadline, there’s still one last chance to take part in the state’s 2016 elk hunt – and do so in style during a 57-day season. Hunters have until 8 p.m. Friday to go online and purchase chances for a raffle, the lucky winner of which will receive an extended opportunity to hunt bull elk anywhere on Pennsylvania’s elk range, as well as a fully guided hunt to be filmed by a professional crew and, if the hunt is successful, the trophy mounted free of charge. Raffle chances also will be sold at this weekend’s Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, to be held Saturday and Sunday in Benezette, with in-person sales to close at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The raffle drawing will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Elk Country Visitor Center. The winner does not need to attend the drawing to win. Chances for the Elk Conservation Raffle cost $25 each, or six chances may be purchased for $100, but there is no limit on the number of chances that may be purchased.
September 24 - Westmoreland County Sportsmen's League 79th Annual Banquet will be held at Delmont Fire Hall. Featured speaker will be Wayne A. Laroche, Bureau Director of Wildlife Management with a topic of CWD - "Chronic Wasting Disease."
August 19 – 27 - Westmoreland County Fair, Westmoreland County Sportsmen's League will have a booth to sell tickets and pass out info about shooting clubs. They could use help in manning the booth during the fair. Contact Smokey Burdin at 724-396-7365 if you are interested or wish to ask a question.
Check out the new items in the For Sale/Wanted area. Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Contact ourisanews@gmail or call 724-396-4971 for Ron to list.
We have entered into an agreement with Manor Borough to allow their police to train and qualify on our pistol and long rifle ranges. They have paid to have member rights and have tentatively set dates for the training March 15, August 2, September 13 and November 8, all Tuesdays, from 12 to 4 PM. ISA will have a representative on hand during the scheduled dates to assist.
If you are not getting a monthly Newsletter (email saves up to $1.50 over mail) please contact Sam Petrill. If you you want to change or add an email, please let us know. Thanks.
If you or your young person harvests game, please send me a photo. I will put it on the webpage and room permitting, the newsletter. They will be excited to see their photo. Send photos to email@example.com.
Lymes Disease is expected to be on the increase this year. Watch out for ticks, etc.
There is a lot of information and fun to read matters in Outdoor News magazine. One way to get it is to go to this site http://www.outdoornews.com/Pennsylvania/. You can go to other states or a general category can be viewed. You can also subscribe to regular emails and/or magazine from them.
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