Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Chapter Presidents Letter July 2018 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR UP TO DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS & Closures June was busy for the selection of the new caretaker and assistant. We had a number of respondents and the selection committee down selected three for interviews.we had a number of well qualified applicants but only one can be selected. The selection committee down selected to the primary selectee who was approved by the Board of Directors on the 24th of June. Geoff Jackson and his wife Akiko Tachibana were selected. Their contract is effective 1 July. They will be moving into the Caretaker’s house during July as we complete some necessary repairs and painting. Please welcome them as the move in. Geoff is very experienced with managing multiple tasks in both active duty assignments and civilian action officer for the MarineCorps Warfighting Lab. He is a combat veteran (Iraq) and has had numerous operational tours overseas, command positions with the Marine Corps and Marine Corps reserve. He is also a hunter and Akiko is a stay-at-home Mom and will be on if issues come up. We have several special committees to continue the planning for future Chapter facility additions and/or improvements. One committee is looking into the feasibility to build a multi-use youth activity pavilion to allow picnics, indoor air-rifle, indoor archery training and competition other Scout activities. We will need volunteers to help with this. The second possible committee is to look into the feasibility of adding an action shooting range(s) with three sided berm to allow Three Gun Matches, more Steel Matches, Cowboy Action shooting and other similar activities. The First and Second VP’s are heading up the development of the Master Plan. As with all our efforts we need volunteers. Nothing happens without volunteers helping with both ideas and effort to implement those ideas. On Tuesdays the range and competition committees are running a Practical Pistol mini-match starting about 1700. This will include new and different stages similar to our ‘Steel Challenges’. The goal is to have fun, check out gear, develop new and interesting stages to include in our quarterly matches. If you can get from work to the range on Tuesday evening let Ed MacBride know you are coming and when you expect to arrive to reserve a slot on the relay (1700 or 1800 or….). The RV Storage/Camping sites will be continued thru 2019. The long annual site leases are full and 5 short term camping sites to be rented with details to be worked out. Fees for the annual leases will be adjusted to match the local market prices of the military MWR (not the commercial market which is up to 3 times higher) The approved fees for annual site leases as per RV length, payable in full before 1 Jan 2019 0-20 feet = $720 per year 21-30 feet= $840 31-40 feet = $960 Over 40 feet = $1200 Deposit (no change for 2019) for damage/removal $600 for non motorized RV and $1000 for motorized and is refundable if the RV is removed from the site. The site is clean and all wood decks, picnic tables etc. removed. Douglass Donnell is the Camping Chair. Plenty to do, lots of opportunity to help and volunteer Mike Scherr Chapter President
For more information, contact:
Michael Scherr, Chapter President , mikeiwla-alex[AT]outlook[DOT]com , (Log in to see additional contact info)

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