Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner


What have we as volunteers done. A snap shot of our Chapter from this weekend. A great improvement over the past 5 years all because of people wanting to help others. - We have had about 175 people (kids and adults) enjoying the outdoors and relaxing, teaching and learning. - Started with overnight with Pack 142 our Cub Scouts (~20) and parents (~10) camping near the clubhouse and lower pond - We had a rifle match 10 competitors and RSO Volunteers with some adults shooting their M-1s for the first time. Instruction on safe operation slings position. Guests (with vouchers) on the range with their sponsor teaching, demonstrating and another r Member/RSO providing safety backup. Later other members did their rec shooting on both pistol and rifle ranges. - RV Campers in the campground using the woods for a bit of relaxation - Archers on the Archery Range - Trail Life Boys Troop 2318 and American Heritage Girls with parents - (82) Teaching learning - fishing, Flag Etiquette, banquet (82!) in our clubhouse, see photos -- Turkey shoot - biggest first day we have had in the recent past at, 8 PM 21 participants (kids and adults) and at least 6 volunteers to set up and run it provide concessions free hot dogs and hamburgers. - A Family tent camping in our 'back woods' past the small pond - Troop 142 camp out - Sunday Guest Day on the Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun ranges plus normal recreational shooting. Our Youth Shotgun League - Pack 458 meeting Not this weekend - Volunteers - Mike Russell again and others cutting grass so all the kids had a great place to 'play' - Hunter Education - Hunter Safety briefings - NRA Training - Other matches Tuesdays (Steel) and weekends Steel, ARC - Families out quietly relaxing around the pond other Packs, Troops, Eagle Scout projects Web Site, newsletter ......... AND it goes on and on Do others notice? - had 4 families express an interest in becoming members this Saturday - they already are volunteers helping the kids in the various Troops and Packs or guest shooters Bottom line - thanks to you all and the other volunteers we have a very active Chapter and a lot of people using our 211 acres of wood and facilities! Mike




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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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