Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Chapter Presidents Letter MAY 2020 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS CURRENT COVID-19 CHAPTER STATUS As all are aware, we have had to adapt to the current Pandemic and VA Governor’s EO. To all I hope you are in good health and your families are weathering the pandemic as best as we all can. Our restrictions for meeting, matches Training and youth activities remain in place. The Governor has not opened up that aspect of the Executive Order. His EO is in effect until at least 10 June unless he extends it or modifies it. Our members may continue conducting individual activities on our property with social distancing may continue. The Grounds keeping work parties will continue with social distancing. Contact the caretaker Geoff Jackson for tasks. They do not need to be on the normal Saturday before the General membership meeting. If the EO expires on the 10th without modification we will be able to start back up. WE WILL send out an all hands email so you have a definitive word on the status. Given that the EO expires as currently planned on the 10th our meetings scheduled for June 28 (the Sunday after Father’s Day) will be very important. We will hold elections and be announcing our go forward activities. The EO shut down all group activities including our Executive Board and General Membership meetings in both April and May. I mention this specifically since the EO prevents us from conducting the Chapter business IAW the By-Laws. Namely we cannot conduct Chapter business, bring in new members, nor can we conduct our elections scheduled for May. Additionally, we cannot convene the Executive board to help sort things out. Our current serving Officers and Directors up for election (in May) have agreed to run for reelection. That was/is our status when we had to stop activities. Currently, the plan is that the beginning of the next meeting we will finalize the election slate with the current nominees and anyone else who would like to run for office. If anyone wants to run for office, or nominate someone, contact Marty Sprick our election chair for this year’s election. As of right now August is National Shooting Sports Month and this year, we will participate on the 2nd of August. Since we are just starting to plan our participation will be looking for ideas to this public event and volunteers to help set up and run various activities. Marty Sprick have volunteered to be the Special Committee Chair and help coordinate the day. Please let him know your thoughts for activities publicity and what you are willing to do to help. We will need RSO activity coordinators and those willing to help even if only to flip burgers. We will be waiving the guest fees on the rifle/pistol range. We would like to have multiple stations (rifle, pistol, shotgun, fishing and archery) open to the public. OUR CURRENT status is we are still shut down We may not have group activities of any kind, until 10 June, unless the Governor changes the current restrictions. Mike Scherr Chapter President

Mike Russell Receives Service Award

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Michael Scherr, Chapter President , mikeiwla-alex[AT]outlook[DOT]com , (Log in to see additional contact info)

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