Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Chapter Presidents Letter December 2019 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR UP TO DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CHAPTER CLOSURES: The Chapter has changed the Guest Voucher fee. For the guest shooting days on the rifle/Pistol range the fee has been eliminated. The Guest Voucher and associated and rules remain the same with no change, except the fee has been reduced to $0.00. This is effective with January guest day. This also includes the RSO who may bring guests. Vouchers for them are required but no fee. Gate Status. It is currently (late Dec) not operational. We expect to have the new system installed and operational in early Jan. Members will have to open the gate by unlocking the combination padlock. Gate Combo is on the back of your membership card. January 4&5 the Appleseed project will be returning to our chapter to train young shooters please watch the website for the activities. Changes are pending for the RV Campgrounds. The Deposit requirement is expected to be deleted with an addendum to the 2020 leases agreements. In place of the deposit we are will have abandoned RV’s towed by a towing company. The person who did not pay dues, fees etc and left their RV on the Chapter property will have to pay the towing company to recover their RV. August is National Shooting Sports Month and in 2020 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. January 4&5 the Appleseed project will be returning to our chapter to train young shooters please come out to help and participate Recent infrastructure repairs; We have reroofed the Turkey Shoot House, we expect the second water well permit and drilling very soon (we have water line issues between the well and the caretaker house. New windows for the club house are on order and expect installation before the next meeting. The 2020 Budget has been approved and will be posted on the website. Please review it and if you have questions etc. bring them up at the next general membership meeting. We have updated the Range Safety Rules. PLEASE review the new rules (it will have the new effective date on the first page). Some of the changes include mandated use of ECI on the rifle range. Additional changes allow Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) and rifle-caliber pistols use on the Pistol range, and other adjustments to procedures to cover our evolved procedures and competitions. As work progresses some facilities may be closed, please check the web site for announcements. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mike Scherr Chapter President

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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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