Dear Member

There are some important events which I hope you will find time to support.

Firstly, the Club’s AGM…… Last year we were only able to hold a virtual AGM but this year we are having a normal meeting at the club. We certainly now have the space to make sure we are maintaining sensible distancing.

The AGM is one of the most important dates in the Club’s calendar as it gives you, the member, the right to vote for who runs your club and to bring to the table the issues that affect you as a member.

If you would like to be considered for an Office on the club committee or would like to be a committee member please put your name on the sheets of paper in the clubroom, or if you are not going there soon please email our secretary Lindsay. If you have a proposer and seconder please add those or if not we can ask members for you.

Likewise, if you have any issues you would like to raise then contact Lindsay for inclusion , but do it now please.

A reminder of the date and time:

AGM will be Thursday 28th October at 7:00 at the club.

Winter league shooting is about to begin and I would urge you all to get cracking as soon as the targets arrive in your slot. Your captain should be advising you of when that will be.

If you are not sure of what you are shooting then please ask the captain and make sure they have your name down for a team or individual competition whichever you wish. The present captain’s details will be at the bottom of this update.

There is some very good news.

The club has been successful in their bid for funding the next phase of site development. Viridor credits have granted us the full £50K to build a link between the old and the new buildings and also to resurface as much of the car parking as we can.  This will greatly enhance our facilities and will also make the day to day running of the club smoother as we will in effect be one building rather than two. Please bear with us if this causes any disruption or inconvenience. Our bid was helped by all those who provided letters of support, some of which were very impressive, and also our track record of club members putting in enormous amounts of time and effort into the fit out of the ranges.

Duty Officers

The committee is very aware that some members are not feeling comfortable doing their Duty Officer evening and are taking steps to make this easier on the individual. When it is your turn please try to get a “buddy” to help you. This can be someone you normally shoot with or just ask a committee member to see if they can be there. Shaun has arranged a duty officer training evening and I am sure will answer any of your queries.

Club Night

It has been very heartening to see so many faces old and new on our Wednesday Club Nights. With a large influx of new members this is proving to be a very popular way of developing their skills in the company of experienced members. Thank you to all those who put in that extra effort. For those who haven’t been, come along, even just for a natter.

New members are now getting “Welcome Pack Folders” which have been produced by Andrew. These are something which we hope to roll out to all members as we add various bits of information to them.

There will be a Range Officers Course held at our club on Saturday 20th November for all members who would like to gain that qualification. Chris will be running it and he makes it a very interesting and informative couple of hours, at the end of which you get a national qualification.  You will need to book your place now with Andrew Vardon who is collecting names of those interested. The club thinks this is something which all members should attend and is therefore willing to pay the cost involved

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Please save the dates for our Club Christmas Social event which will be held on the evening of Friday 3rd December and also the Christmas club shoot which will be on the evening of Wednesday 15th December. More details will follow as to exactly what they will involve.

Best Regards

Mike