Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner


Chapter President’s Letter AUG 2020 PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR UP TO DATE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLOSURES: Virginia EO allows limited reopening of our activities with Phase 3 on the 1st of July. Regardless of the phase, Social Distancing and face coverings ARE REQUIRED, this has not changed August 2nd, we hosted an open house to the public in support of Chapter and National Shooting Sports Federation. It was very successful with 55 guests and a number of new members. The guests fired about 500 rds of 22LR pistol, 500 for 22 LR rifle, 90 308 Win 1000 rds of 9mm pistol and 500 shotgun. All of our guests had a great time as did the volunteers. We are already planning to do this open house again next year and possibly sooner. Most of the guests got the word via friends and email from members. Please spread the word. Those wishing to help with our next events can get dues reduction credit. The Chapter has drilled our new well but it will be a few weeks before it goes online. We plan to extend our water service to our RV campground to a central faucet. Our Rifle and Pistol ranges have electric power available at each firing point and lights in the sign-in shed, new ‘Safe to Shoot’ and ‘Do not Shoot’ signs installed. We will be developing guidance on their use but the RED ‘Do Not Shoot’ corresponds to a Cold Range and the Green ‘Safe to Shoot’ a hot range. Additional improvements will be forth coming. There will be a number of significant improvements happening on the rifle and pistol ranges including power, electronic signs and perhaps some permanent steel targets installed. Please be patient as Ed MacBride and the electrical contractors make the additions to the range and shooting points. The Chapter Executive Board voted to modify the dues to prorate the annual dues for new members. We will be discussing and publishing the information for the by-laws change required to implement. We have a huge number of people express an interest in talking the NRA Training courses, particularly the basic pistol. If you are interested EMAIL Marty Sprick to check when the next one is and express your interest. Our instructors are adding classes as people let them know! All of our Competitions, meetings, safety instruction etc. are resuming. Please look at the Chapter calendar for specific dates and to sign up where appropriate. September 6 in open house (open to the public) Hunter rifle sight in day. This is Labor Day weekend and our normal Rifle/Pistol Range Guest Day Thanks to all members for the help in following the EOs during the COVID-19 response. Remember masks and social distancing is still MANDATORY. A lot going on so check the web site and the chapter calendar. 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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