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.
Mike McCauley receiving his Lifetime Achievement award
Special Rules for Accessway Travel
Vehicles coming down to the gate have the right of way. Vehicles entering must not enter or must back down to give vehicles leaving room to exit. Hopefully this will prevent damaging the sides or drainage of the paved way. Thank you for your help.
Doe tags can be mailed in now to arrive on or after Monday July 9th. See this link for an explanation of the procedure.
Latest NRA Magazine - Club Connection - click on HERE to read/download
The Junior Rifle team will be selling Hoagies at the three (3) locations as in the past:
* S & T Bank in Harrison City
* Manor Car Wash
* Earl's Dairy Whip on Clay Pike
11 AM until sold out - Saturday August 11 and Saturday September 22
Please support our young shooters, Thank You !
Any questions please contact Dave Sargent at 724-640-2413
ISA OFFICER CHANGES
Sam Petrill has retired from the position of Financial Secretary. Sam served in that position for many years and did a fantastic job of collecting dues, making out membership cards, advising new members, keeping track of work party participation and amount owed, etc. all by hand, no computers allowed.
Smokey Burdin, formerly our Recording Secretary, has been elected to replace Sam and will be our new Financial Secretary.
Diane Ruffner is temporarily performing the duties of Recording Secretary for two months.
Will you consider taking over the position of Recording Secretary, at least until elections in November? Please contact President Joyce if you are interested or have questions.
We do not want anyone to be hurt while operating our equipment and machinery. We will continue to keep a logbook of those who are authorized to operate certain machinery. If you wish to be qualified, let any officer or Kevin Kennelty know, and you will either be trained at that time or we will schedule group classes as convenient.Note that all shoots will be held rain, sun, cloudy, or snow. This is better than canceling and have people show up to an empty shoot. For instance, at the last Ladies Pistol shoot, 14 showed up in 34 degree weather, 3 went home shivering, 9 were newly attending and stated shooting was what they came for and did it!!! Beat that!!!
Lights will be added soon on the pistol pin shoot range and on the parking lot nearby. Electrical line was put in already. Switch is in the equipment room of the clubhouse and is normally OFF.
All shooting ranges are closed at SUNSET. Please abide by that rule, as it might not take much for neighbors to sign a petition to close us down. Anyone caught shooting after sunset might have their membership card taken and will have to come to a board meeting and explain their reasoning. Ejection from the club is a real possibility.
MAILED NEWSLETTER CHARGE FOR NEXT YEAR
The club is paying about $3500 each year to print and mail the monthly newsletter to some of our members. Members present at our March membership meeting voted to charge for this so that we can use that money towards improving our facility. When our 2019 dues payments start September 2018, member choices will be as follows:
Dues payments of $30 plus any work party charges and an extra charge of $20 to receive a mailed copy of our newsletter,
Dues payments of $30 plus any work party charges and receive a newsletter via email at no additional cost.
If you are presently receiving the newsletter via email, you will continue to do so. If you are presently receiving a mailed newsletter or no newsletter at all and desire to receive an emailed newsletter, please verify we have your correct email address by sending us an email. If we do not have an email or an extra charge, you will not receive a newsletter.
Existing life memberships remain as they are now. New life memberships (65 and over and 10 years continuous membership) can choose to pay $20 to have the newsletter printed and mailed to them or receive an emailed newsletter without charge.
Note that our monthly newsletter is posted on our web site at http://irwinsportsmen.com/, and can be downloaded and viewed and/or printed from there. Several back issues are listed, so you can look back if desired. If you would like us to email you a copy of the newsletter for you to review to make your decision, please request that by emailing us at email@example.com. The newsletter will be attached to an email and will be in PDF format, allowing you to view and/or print. If you have any questions or need help to be able to view and/or print the newsletter, email us at the above address.
MANDATORY WORK PARTY CHANGE FOR NEXT YEAR
We realize that some of our members have commitments that would prevent them from performing any work parties. Therefore, the club membership has voted to remove the mandatory work party requirement starting next year. For the present year one mandatory and two work parties continue to be required. Starting next year three work parties will still be required, and $10 will be charged for each work party that has not been performed, with no mandatory requirements. See our web site work party section for a listing of all the ways one can obtain credit for a work party. Remember to sign the meeting attendance or work party sheet located in the club house at the time of the activity so you will get the proper credit. If you have any questions, please contact an officer of ISA or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Pistol, 6:30PM, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Safari Shoot, 1 PM, Sunday, $4, .22 rifle and pistol, October 28th
Work Party, 5-7PM, Wednesdays, weekly
Action Pistol, 5PM, $3, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Silhouette Shoot, 9AM, 1st Saturday monthly
Mens Pistol, 6:30PM, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Work Party, 10-12AM, 2nd Wednesday monthly
Pistol Pin Shoot 5PM, $3, 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Officers Meeting, 7PM, 2nd Thursday monthly
Membership Meeting, 7:30PM, Last Thursday monthly
Daisy BB Training - Starts 2 PM on Saturday July 28th and every Saturday therafter. See Page.
ISA Open House, September 23rd, 12-5PM, Sunday, annually
Indoor Zombie Pistol Shoot, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5PM, starting in fall
Tack Shoot, indoor pistol, Sundays, starting September 2nd, 1st and 3rd Sundays, through December
Pennsylvania Game Commission has a number of videos that could be of some value to you. One recent one is from a webnar (internet conferencing) explaining how their mapping works. Click on this to go the the PGC exclusive youtube site to select from a list of of various subjects.
If you have any ideas, changes, or improvements to the facility; you are encouraged to give them to any officer for board consideration. Thank you in advance for your input.
Manor and Irwin Police will be qualifying on our ranges on the following dates. The ranges they are on will be closed during their shooting. They have paid dues. An ISA representative will be in attendance in case you have any questions.
Thursday September 20, 2018 Noon-4pm
Wednesday November 14, 2018 4pm-8pm Night Shoot.
Shooting times - 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. Its before it gets dark!! Click on SUNSET for sunset times today.
Please shoot on the proper ranges. Pistols and rim fire 22 rifles only on the pistol ranges. Rifles on the rifle range. Shotguns on the new shotgun range (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 else to injure themselves.
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, and 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.
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? Lose something? Need something? Send info by firstname.lastname@example.org to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing.
We have entered into an agreement with Manor and Irwin Boroughs 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. They will have exclusive rights to the range they are on. 2018 dates are January 25th, May 10th, September 20th and November 14th.
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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