Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Chapter Presidents Letter May 2018 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR UP TO DATE RANGE AND FACILITY STATUS The Chapter Elections were held at the May 20th General Membership Meeting. The nominations were closed at the end of the April meeting IAW the By-Laws and Vetting of all candidates was complete. The candidates were unopposed and reelected. The Land Use Special Committee Reported out at the April meeting. As stated last month two new Special committees will be chartered to continue the planning for future Chapter facility additions and/or improvements. One committee will to look 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. Additionally two other special committees are to be chartered. The first to pull together the other committees in a 5 year Master Plan to take the inputs generated by the other committees and present a plan for infrastructure and facility improvements with suggestions on how to fund these improvements. The second is more limited as a review on a commissioned study to additional range safety procedures or improvements that also will feed into the Master Plan. 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 fun, practice and to explore new stages to include in our quarterly Steel Challenge matches. HOWEVER we can only accommodate up to 18 shooters. 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. Our current Caretaker has resigned and we have begun the search for a replacement for Pete and Bethany. The Job Description is posted on the web site. Procedures include submitting a resume to the hiring committee and interviews to the top three candidates. The position includes living in the caretaker’s house and maintaining our facilities and activities. We expect to close the application window about 1 June to begin screening resumes and candidate interviews. The RV Storage/Camping sites will be continued thru 2019. The Executive committee voted to allow up to 20 long annual site leases and 5 short term camping sites, with details to be worked out. Fees for the annual leases will be adjusted to match the local market process 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 or placing 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 June 2 Kids Fishing Day – open to the public – adults must be accompanied by a child to attend June 2 CMP match on the Rifle Range usually completed be 1130. June 9-10 Personal Protection Outside the Home Training class June Membership meeting is the 4th Sunday due to Fathers Day i.e 24 June July 7th ARC Match July 14th the next RSO course 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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