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
Anyone using the 200 yard target, please, NO DRIVING a vehicle past the 100 yard target area. The club members have been making a walkway with stone to keep everyone from having to walk through mud & water to place targets. Vehicles are destroying what we're trying to fix out there. Thanks.
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Nomination of officers for our club will be held at our September and October membership meetings. Election during our October membership meeting. At the meeting we will have an Early Bird drawing (if you have paid your 2018 dues, see below) so we will look forward to seeing you there.
You can pay your 2018 dues starting at our September meeting if you have completed all three of the work parties. $25 Early Bird drawing for those that have paid then. See Sam if you have questions.
Please clean up shell casings on the rifle range. It should be easy as the tools are there to do so and the concrete floor helps. Too many casings are found as the shooting has expanded due to the nicer weather. It not only looks untidy, it could be a safety hazard causing falls or muscle strains.
ISA was 70 years old in March. We are planning a special celebration with our 70th Anniversay Open House on September 24th, Noon to 5 PM. We celebrate also the National Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Day (actually on the 23rd) at our open house. Anyone with something historical to share please let us borrow it Could be a story, an artifact, a work party succeeding or failing, or your choice. Click on brochure for info. LATE NEWS: Rescue 6 will be at our Open House with an ambulance to answer questions and show equipment and representatives of the Westmoreland County Sheriffs will be at our Open House to process applications for concealed carry permits.
Junior Rifle Club is accepting new item donations for a "Sportsman Basket" up to September 19th. Your donations are appreciated. Raffle tickets will be sold for this basket at our Open House. Questions contact Dave Sargent at 724-640-2413.
An indoor pistol 22LR "TACK SHOOT" will be held on Sundays starting at 1PM. Dates are 9/17, 10/1, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/17.
Shooting times- To keep from disturbing the neighbors, the start time on our ranges have been changed. The ranges will be open from 8 AM to Sunset Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to Sunset on Sunday. Not sure of Sunset?...check your weather station/news station, your PA Hunting and Trapping Digest, or online.
Indoor 3 gun zombie shoot starting October 5th and will be held 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 22LR pistols only.
Work Parties - An evening work party will be held every Wednesday 5 to 7 PM. Once each month a daytime work party will be held from 9-11 AM on the 2nd Wednesday. Ranges will be closed during any work party schedule. Also work party credit will be given upon 4 meeting attendances, so you could attend only 4 meetings to meet your one required work party and pay for the other two, or all meetings to get your three work party credits. We would rather you pitch in, roll up your sleeves, and help in a work party, but understand if you must do an alternate.
Range Safety Rules - After a lot of consideration and thought, your board has come up with "Range Safety Rules". This should eliminate any lack of guidelines or confusion on what is expected. Get your copy by clicking on Range Safety Rules or asking one of our officers.
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 on the silhoutte range,please shoot from center to right only. Please pick up your shells on the rifle range. Don't leave them for someone to slip and fall.
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. For these events, invite those not included in your membership and plan ahead for a good time.
Sell, Buy or Trade - Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Have something you wish to trade. To sell, buy or trade, send info and contact person to email@example.com or call 724-396-4971.
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. Smokey Burdin 724-396-9627 Mon thru Friday 9-5
Joe Curran 412-610-3692 Anytime except Thursdays
Kevin Kennelty 724-640-0726 Anytime basically
Rich Boehm 724-953-4778
Trapshooting - Please consider volunteering to assist the Trapshooting Committee. Contact is Lauren West(724) 244-9053. What's Broken? - Anyone noting something that needs fixing or attention please let Kevin Kennelty or one of our officers know. We want to make sure our facility stays viable, respectable, and usable. Safety/Accidents - 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
Got something you don't use anymore? Want something you really need? Tell me by firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-396-4971 to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing.
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. 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 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.
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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