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.
The main gate to ISA has been found unlocked numerous times lately. If there are no others (no cars) around when you leave, please assure the gate is closed and locked. You have to turn the knob when pushing the gate closed. Thank you!!
US Law Shield presentation is scheduled for November 28, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Free for members and $10 for non-members. Register at uslawshield.comand click on SEMINARS. More Info click here.
Our Newsletter is published monthly. The fee for receipt of the Newsletter by mail is an additional $20.00. Receipt via email is free. Also, it is posted on our web site.
Rossi .38 special or .357 Magnum Advisory
Some revolvers made between 2005 and 2017 may fire if dropped. This applies to revolver models R351, R352, R461, R462, R851, R971 and R972 with serial numbers beginning with letter Y, Z, or A through K. Rossi advises stop using immediately and go online at rossisafetynotice.com and see if your serial number applies. You can also call 855-982-8787 for instructions.
No Dumping on ISA property. If you have something you think could be used, please contact VP Kevin prior to considering.
M&P380 Shield EZ Consumer Advisory
In rare cases the manual safety may move from Fire to Safe upon firing. It will not shoot until the safety is moved back to the Fire position. Any pistol produced before April 4, 2018 can be returned to the factory for a free upgrade. Contact them at americanrifleman.org/380EZsafety or 800-331-0852 for a return label and shipping instructions.
ISA was awarded "Club of the Year" in the Westmoreland County Sportsman League based on submittal of a letter written by our President Joyce to describe the activities with which we are involved. Click on "Club of the Year" to read the write up.
At our recent membership meeting a member name was pulled for $70, but alas they were not present. Next month $75 will be offered. The 50/50 was worth $30 and was happily collected.
Dear Fellow Sportsman;
As per our by-laws, January 31, 2019 is the last day the Irwin Sportsmen’s Assoc. accepts dues. If you have not paid your 2019 dues, and feel you have special circumstances that the club should consider, you are welcome to come to an officer’s meeting or regular meeting and discuss the matter. Each case will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Officer meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, and regular meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM.
Please be aware, per the by-laws, you cannot reapply for membership until January 2020 if your membership is not renewed by January 31, 2019.
Officers of ISA
Action Pistol, 5PM, $3, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Silhouette Shoot, 9AM, 1st Saturday monthly
Pistol Pin Shoot 5PM, $3, 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Holiday Schedule, Officers Meeting, 6:30 PM, Nov 8th and Dec 13th
Holiday Schedule, Membership Meeting, 7:30PM, Nov 8th and Dec 13th
Daisy BB Shooting Due to open heart surgery the schedule will stop until spring
Hunter Safety Course Sunday November 11th, 8 AM - 3 PM
Special work party to set up for Hunter Safety Course, November 10th, 10 AM
Indoor Zombie Pistol Shoot, Thursday 5PM, continuing every 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
Special work party Sat Nov 17th to remove pump and winterize, 10 AM
Tack Shoot, indoor pistol, Sundays, 1st and 3rd Sundays, through December
All ranges closed on November 26th due to first day of rifle deer season, some hunters will be on property
Gate and clubhouse lock codes will be changed on January 31. You need to pay your dues before then to get the new code.
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.Any shotshell ammo from pistol, rifle or shotgun can be used on the shotgun range (to right of rifle range). Single projectile cannot. This is a new thing so enjoy.
The archery door is there to protect the straw (and shade the black snake). Please open the door fully when using the range, put your targets in front of the hay (it serves as a backstop) and please do not shoot the door. Probably just a brain fart, but someone actually was shooting targets in front of the door and it has a few extra holes now.
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 a Ladies Pistol shoot, 14 showed up in 34 degree weather, 3 went home shivering, 9 were newly attending and stated that coming to shoot was what they came for and did it!!! Beat that!!!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 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2019
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 email@example.com.
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.
Wednesday November 14, 2018 4pm-8pm Police Night Shoot, Ranges Closed
Please shoot on the proper ranges. Pistols and rim fire 22 rifles only on the pistol ranges. Rifles on the rifle range. Shotshells 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 - An ISA member and have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
An ISA member and have something you don't use anymore? Lose something? Need something? Send info by email@example.com 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 and want one (email saves up to $1.50 over mail) please contact Smokey Burdin. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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