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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2018

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Election of 2019 Officers

The annual election of officers for 2019 will take place at the monthly meeting on October 9th, 2018. Members are encouraged to attend and vote.

As a reminder, this is a good opportunity to pay your membership dues for 2019 in person.

2018-19 Junior Air Rifle Program

Are you interested in joining the competitive sport of air rifle? York Riflemen is sponsoring its own Sporter Class Junior Air Rifle Program.

Young shooters aged 10-18 will learn a variety of marksmanship skills with an emphasis on safe gun handling.

Air rifle builds confidence, self discipline, and friendly competition.

Junior Air Rifle Team will meet Monday nights 6:30-9 PM at the indoor range at the York Rifle Range

1190 Range Rd.
York, PA, 17406

All equipment and instruction is provided FREE OF CHARGE by York Riflemen. The program is open to non-members and members of the York Riflemen.

The Program is supported, in part, by your membership dues, personal donations, and a generous grant from the NRA Foundation.

First Meeting of the Junior Air Rifle Program for the 2018-19 season will be on October 1, 2018, and will continue through the end of May 2019.

For more information contact:

Coach Jeff Walters
717-246-4154
jeffsabwalters@gmail.com


Inclement weather policy

The Junior Air Rifle program will follow the Eastern School District cancellation schedule in the case of inclement weather.


Proposed Amendments to the Club Constitution

Dated this 13th day of March, 2018
Amendment # 2018-001
Submitted by: Special Rules Committee

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution to add Article X Section 1

Proposed Amendment to read as follows:

Section 1-

  1. Any club rules infractions witnessed by a club officer, director, certified chief range safety officer, or certified range safety officer shall be dealt with in a timely manner.
  2. If a regular club member witnesses a rules infraction, they may notify an officer, director, or RSO of the particular details of the event with supporting evidence. The officers, directors, or RSO will then investigate and determine if sanctions are necessary or warranted.
  3. Sanctions for club rules infractions shall include, but are not limited to, verbal warnings, assessment of fines, temporary loss of membership, permanent loss of membership, or criminal/civil charges being filed at the local magistrate.
  4. Any rules infraction or activity that is determined to be an immediate danger to life or property will result in immediate removal from club property and a temporary loss of membership until a meeting of officers, directors, and RSO’s can be convened to decide a permanent sanction for such behavior.
  5. The member that has been accused of a serious rules infraction has the right and opportunity to address the meeting to plead their case prior to a permanent resolution.
  6. With the exception of verbal warnings, immediate removal from club property, and temporary loss of membership as enumerated in Article X Section 1, Line 4; all other sanctions shall be voted on by the duly elected or appointed club officers and directors. An agreement to a sanction will occur if a majority vote of the club officers and directors is in the affirmative.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2018
Amendment # 2018-002
Submitted by: Special Rules Committee

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution to add Article XI Section 1

Proposed Amendment to read as follows:

Section 1-

  1. The Club President shall convene a committee to review current club range rules. The committee shall convene, at a minimum, every 5 years, and is open to all membership.
  2. Membership suggestions will debated by the committee and examined to see if it is feasible to implement within the constraints of the club property, and design of the ranges.
  3. The rules committee shall be directed by a certified and appointed Chief Range Safety Officer.
  4. The overall goal of the rules committee is to ensure that current club range rules are in compliance with a safe and efficient club.
  5. Current or proposed changes to the club range rules shall be approved by the club officers, directors, and range safety officers.
  6. Once approved any range rule changes shall go in to effect after they are announced at a monthly membership meeting and prominently posted in the clubhouse.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2018
Amendment # 2018-003
Submitted by: Special Rules Committee

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution Article VIII Section 1 and 2

Currently reads as follows:

Section 1 – The Constitution or the “Rules and By-Laws” may be amended by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of Members present at the monthly meeting. Amendment(s) must be submitted in writing.

Section 2 – The amendment must be submitted and posted at two (2) meeting before being voted upon at the third meeting and adopted as mentioned in Section 1.

Proposed amendment to read as follows:

Section 1

The Constitution or By-Laws may be amended by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present at the monthly meeting. Amendment(s) must be submitted in writing.

Section 2

The amendment must be submitted and posted at one (1) meeting before being voted upon at the second meeting and adopted as mentioned in section 1.

New Membership meetings

New membership meetings will begin in April in an effort to dodge snow storms. They will continue each month until Senior Memberships are full. They are held prior to the start of the monthly Club Meeting. An email will be sent to the email address submitted on the waiting list application to invite 30 applicants about 30 days before the meeting they will be invited to attend with the member that is sponsoring them. Applicant must respond to the email invitation by the date listed in the email to confirm attendance to the meeting they are invited to attend. Follow all instructions in this email.

Public Sight-in and Running Deer

Mark your calendars! The annual Public Sight-in and Running Deer dates are set for the two Sundays before Thanksgiving. This year 2017 the dates are November 12 and November 19 from 8am to sunset. Don’t miss it! 

This event is open to the public and non-members are welcome on these dates only. Any type of hunting rifle may be sighted-in and if needed, assistance will be available. 

Sight-in will be held rain or shine. Stop by the clubhouse to warm up and get some refreshments as well as conversing with fellow members and friends. There’s always a good story to be heard! 

Weather permitting we will again hold the annual “running of the deer”. Try your skills on our moving deer target. You’ll get three trips across the range for a modest fee, proceeds to go to the club for range upkeep. Again this year we are continuing a 5- shot string maximum for each run for safety reasons as well as reducing wear and tear on the equipment. Also for these reasons we ask that no slug guns or calibers larger than 30 cal. be fired at the deer target. 

And just in case you were wondering, the pistol and shotgun ranges will also be available for use those days, too. So come on out and make a day of it! 

We’re sorry but the outdoor .22 range will be closed because the operators for the running deer are behind that range in the woods and they might not appreciate the gunfire coming at them from both sides of the little area they are hiding in. 

The Membership Secretary will also be available those days from 11am to 4pm so you can pay your York Rifle Range 2017 dues and get you membership card. Payment may be made by cash or check. 

If you are not an NRA member, now would be a great time to join at a discounted rate; if you are an NRA member, you can renew thru the club also at a discounted rate. Checks or Credit Cards are preferred for NRA membership. Make checks payable to the NRA. 

New Indoor Range Access

Indoor Range Certification classes for 2018 are being discussed and this page will be update with date(s) and time(s) for the next class(es) once the Volunteer instructors can arrange their schedules.

Due to continued damage to the indoor range, any member that wishes to use the indoor range is required to attend and pass a Mandatory Certification training session on the use of the Indoor Range. This certification must be completed before you will be able to use the indoor range. Once you attend and pass the certification class, your access card will be activated to unlock the indoor range door.

Certification training classes will be scheduled starting October and will continue through the fall and into the winter if necessary.

You MUST register to attend a class, you cannot just show up!

Signup sheets for each class will be in the clubhouse. Signup for the class that works best for you. There must be a minimum of 5 people signed up for a class or it will be canceled. Signup sheets in the clubhouse are set-up by date and time of the class.

At this time, certification classes are setup for the following:

  • October 8th @ 10:00 am
  • October 8th @ 12:00 pm
  • October 11th @ 6:30 pm (Prior to the start of the monthly meeting)


**** After the October 11th meeting, all access cards will be turned off for members that have not completed the certification class. Please get signed up for a class as soon as possible. ****

  • November 8th @ 6:30 pm (Prior to the start of the monthly meeting)
  • November 13th @ 11:00 am
  • November 13th @ 2:00 pm
  • November 20th @ 11:00 am
  • November 20th @ 2:00 pm

Junior Air Rifle Program Schedule Update

Starting 9/12/16, there will be two air rifle sessions on Mondays evenings. The first session will begin at 6:30pm and will be geared towards the beginner shooters. The second session will begin at 7:30pm and will be geared towards the advanced shooters. If you have any questions, please visit the calendar here.

2016 High Power Rifle team at Camp Perry (July 22 – August 1) **VIDEO**

Our High Power Rifle team once again traveled to the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio in mid-July.  Like last year, almost all members stayed on base in the newly constructed huts. This year our base housing was a lot closer to the vendors on Commercial Row and I am thinking that we all spent more money than we should have.

Hutment

Hutment

We had a very rainy start to CMP week and rain delays prevented us shooting squadded practice.  The rain also caused the CMP to scratch the offhand portion of the M16 Excellence in Competition (EIC) match. That certainly hurt competitors who had already fired a strong standing score.

Almost squadded practice

Almost squadded practice

The 2016 calendar was a return to the “old” calendar of events, so competitors fired the President’s Hundred match on Monday (10 rounds slow-fire standing, 1 string of 300yd rapid-prone, and 10 shots at 600 yards).

On Tuesday we shot the National Trophy Individual or the NTI. The NTI is the big “Leg Match” worth 10 points toward one’s Distinguished Rifleman’s Badge. The course of fire is the same as a 50 round National Match course (without sighters).

On Wednesday we fired the Hearst Doubles match (30 rounds each ) and then on Thursday the team really came together under John Ondek’s wind-reading and coaching skills in the six-person NTT Match (50 rounds each).

Six-person team

Six-person NTT team and scorers

The next few days were taken up with CMP “Games” matches (Garand, Springfield, Vintage, etc.) We wrapped up our 2016 National Matches experience by shooting the NRA M1A match on Sunday, July 31. Match results can be viewed by clicking here.

Below is a short music video montage of the York Riflemen High Power team at Camp Perry in 2016, put together by Jeremy Bogdany.

Club rifle sales

The York Riflemen has decided to sell some of the clubs rifles. All proceeds are going to support the club’s junior program by purchasing new Anschutz 1903 target rifles & other equipment. At this time, only current members of York Riflemen are eligible to purchase the rifles on a first come, first serve basis.

The following club rifles are for sale:

  • (4) Mossberg 144US, caliber .22 Long Rifle @ $200.00 each
  • (4) Savage Mark II with Busnell 3-9x scope, caliber .22 Long Rifle @ $250.00 each
  • (1) Winchester M1 Garand, Caliber .30-06 @ $1100.00
  • (2) Springfield M1 Garand, Caliber .30-06 @ 900.00

To arrange a viewing or to purchase please contact:
Jeff Walters at 246-4154 or email: jeffsabwalters@gmail.com

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