Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner


Virginia EO allows limited reopening of our activities with Phase 2 until June 30 andshifting to Phase 3 on the 1st of July. Regardless of the phase, Social Distancing and face coverings ARE REQUIRED. The Chapter Executive Board voted to modify the elections procedures in our By-Laws to the provisions in the current Robert’s Rules of Oder (RRONR) due to the Force Majeure situation imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Governor’s EOs. The situation of adapting the procedures to the current COVID situation has resulted in a proposed By-Law change to be voted on by the membership at the August meeting. Both motions and proposals can be read on our website. The 1st VP has drafted a by-laws modification to include a force majeure event provision affecting voting. The modification is: “In the event of a force majeure, which prevents the election of officers in accordance with these Rules, the then presently serving officers at the time of the force majeure are deemed to have been appointed at the commencement of the force majeure until such time as elections may be conducted in accordance with these Rules.” This modification will be put to vote in the August General Membership meeting. The elections were held, and the unopposed Officers and Directors elected. Committee Chair appointments (Article V of the Chapter By-Laws) June 2020 to May 2021 Standing committees (Article V Section 12) BUDGET: Timi Rogers CONSERVATION: Guy Cox SAFETY: Dan Chartier TRAINING: Nick Roberge RIFLE & PISTOL RANGE: Ed McBride SHOTGUN: AJ Pappas ARCHERY: Marty Sprick CAMPING: Mark Romeo Additional Committees (Article V section 13): CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM (CMP): Eric Brown TURKEY SHOOT: Jim Mitchell RSO COORDINATOR: Dan Chartier HUNTER EDUCATION: Leonard Hart CHAPTER HUNTER SAFETY: Geoff Jackson WEBSITE/IT SYS ENG: Marty Marbach SPECIAL COMMITTEES (Article V Section 16: National Shooting Sports Month Activities: Marty Sprick Including Hunter Sight-in Day Range improvements: Ed McBride The Turkey Shoot with reopen and finish the season in July (11th and 18th) with the completion of our championship competition. The normal Turkey Shoot schedule will resume with the next season in October. All Competitions, meetings, safety instruction etc. are resuming. Please look at the Chapter calendar for specific dates and to sign up where appropriate. Individual and Group camping (tent and RV) is allowed but please observe the COVID restrictions from the Commonwealth or the sponsoring organization (i.e. BSA, 4-H etc.). FRONT GATE. Good News. The gate is working. The new system is installed and works with our data base. The FOB reader is in the CENTER of the keypad under the #5 Key. Place the fob there. If the gate is open for an event still fob in and out, we need the ‘traffic’ on the controller and see if there any issues that the vendor needs to correct. When entering or exiting an open gate. SLOW DOWN and fob in. The speed limit is 15 not 25 or more. We have speed bump at the gate to keep the speed under control. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENTS. We expect the excavator to be on site and working on the rifle range and pistol range shortly. When he is onsite, he has the priority and no Rifle/Pistol shooting will be allowed. Please be patient we will be getting berms built and other shooting bays to give us a lot more capability to have matches, training, long range and steel shooting ranges without impact to recreational shooting. 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 has 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 RSOs, activity coordinators and those willing to help even if only to flip burgers. We have waived 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. September 6 is 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. 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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