February 2023-April 2023 Newsletter

2023 Whitewater Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet will be March 11th, 2023
We will be at the Kuhlman Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds again this year.
Tickets will be available January 17th. Catering by The Olde Richmond Inn. Tickets available at Richmond Casting, A-T&I in Germantown and Committee Members. Tickets also available Friends of NRA

Adult ticket – $100 If you are bringing children 12 or under a children’s ticket is available locally for $50 but not online, contact a committee member.
Doors open at 5:00pm and Meal will be served at 7:00.

Indoor Range

Gallery rimfire and center fire pistol shoots will be held on Monday from 7:00-9:00pm till the end of March. Thanks Gary Woodruff for running this event.
Mark your Calendar for February’s Basic Pistol Class on 11th and 18th, from 8:00am to 1:00pm
If you find damage that has been done before you, please report it to Eric Hisey, Vice President Indoor Range
(937) 336-7113.

Outdoor Range Hours Reminder

The Outdoor range’s 300 yd practice is from noon to dark. All shooting must stop when it is dark!
Any member caught abusing the range hours will be subject to disciplinary action!
Any and all Members should have their membership cards with them. Nobody should be upset to present their card to anyone else asking for it. Introduce yourself and ask to see their membership card if you don’t recognize the person.
If there should be any unsafe conditions, you will have their name. If you don’t get their name or their license plate number, it is hard for the board to address those concerns.

President’s Corner

Well, here we go again. After the untimely death of Jon Rinal, the elected president, in December; the board of directors appointed me, Jerry Maule, to fill the term of Jon’s Presidency. Jon fought a courageous battle with cancer but could not come out victorious. We will miss Jon in person, but will keep him in our thoughts.
This is one of the many times I have stepped back into the President’s position and will do my best to continue the mission of the club in our community. I intend to hold this office until the fall meeting when a successor will be elected. Please make your suggestions to board members as to your thoughts about the President of The Old Trails.
Our current winter programs are going on with Gallery Pistol on Monday evening, Smallbore Rifle on Sunday, and maybe a pistol class before Spring. Informal shooting available to members with Indoor Range access.(see Calendar for time slots) Board meetings are still on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Indoor Range. Sporting Clays, High Power Rifle, 300 yard Varmint, and short range 22 matches coming up this Spring along with informal shooting at the Outdoor Range.
Looking forward to seeing you at the range.
Jerry Maule, President

As of January’s, board meeting we have 306 active members. With 86 of them having Indoor range access.

2022-2023 Officers

President: Jerry Maule
V.P. Outdoor: John Lahrman
V.P. Indoor: Eric Hisey
V.P. Membership: David Scott
Treasurer: Gill McBride
Recording Secretary: Ed Kalil
Correspondence Secretary: Rudy Sperling
Sr. Trustee: Marty Dees
Jr. Trustee: Jim Burleson