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RCRPC Monthly Newsletter August 2015

RCRPC-Newsletter-August2015

RCRPC August Newsletter

www.rcrpc.com
PO Box 640
Janesville, Wi 53547

10853 N. Milton Road, Milton, Wi

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President’s Report:

August became a very busy month for the club and for me personally.  I have had two eye surgeries this month and will be having cataract surgery at the end of the month on the right eye.  Look out bullseye guys, I will be able to see once again.  Might not shoot any better but at least I will be able to see what I shoot towards.  Might even try the Action Pistol again.

In late July we stumbled over some free railroad bridge timbers which are waiting to be unloaded from a member’s donated SEMI flatbed trailer.   Each of these timbers, weigh about 800 pounds each.  These are not railroad ties, guys. The trailer has 50 timbers stored for now.  We may be able to obtain another 400 of these timbers if we can work out the transportation.  Thank you Bill K for donating the transportation and use of the semi-trailer for the first fifty timbers.

We had our wetlands determination completed in July, but are still awaiting the final report from the consultant.  Once we receive the final report then we go to the DNR to deal with their permitting processes and then the county.

Luckily Jeff Nass agreed to come to the Milton range on August 13 to present WiForce’s NRA range development seminar.  Jeff provided the design for the current Janesville range so I look forward to his input on the Milton range.  If we are able to collect the rest of the railroad timbers, we will be well on our way to establishing an outdoor rifle and pistol range.

Thanks to the members who stepped up we expect to have the Janesville range step rebuilt on Saturday August 8. Thanks Mike and Kirk.

AUGUST SCHEDULE

August 12, 2015 Monthly Meeting Milton Range 7-10 PM

 

August 13, 2015 NRA Range Development Seminar, Milton Range  5– 10 PM

Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015

Mowing Schedule

Wish list

TRAP NEWS

Gerry Dorsey graciously donates his time to run trap every Thursday afternoon and evening from 2pm until 8pm.  Gerry reports that we have had our first pefecet 25 score.  Congrats to the shooter!.  Frank and Don will run trap this week in preparation for running and scoring trap on the weekend.

If you have never shot trap, come on out.  Gerry provides instruction prior to dumping you out onto the trap range.  Cost for members is $5 a round, the public a $7 guest fee, plus $5 a round.

A round of trap consists of 25 opportunities to break birds or shoot at the air as one of our shooters described his efforts last month.  That is my level of trap shooting consistency too.

Soon we hope to have Saturday morning trap running….watch the calendar for events and changes of schedules.

NRA RANGE DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR   5 PM to 10 PM     August 13, 2015

Please pencil in this date and plan on attending so that you can provide informed comments on range development plans.  Your ideas and skills will make this work move forward smoothly in the coming months.  The meeting room at the Milton range will be the location for this informative seminar.

 Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015 5:00 PM:

Join your fellow club members at the Friends of NRA banquet on August 14.  We still have seats available at our club tables for $50 each.  Tickets are going fast so please contact Joe LeBeau at (see newsletter) to arrange to purchase a seat.  Tickets will be available at the August 12 monthly meeting for pickup and payment.  We will attempt to put together a group buy on early bird tickets.

 LOCATION 

Holiday Inn Express
3100 Wellington Place
Janesville WI, 53546

Mowing Schedule:

Thanks to the members who have been mowing on Thursdays.  Joe will be at the range from 10 am til 2 pm to accommodate mowers. The mower blades are probably ready to be sharpened again.  The mowers have been tuned up. The Simplicity mower runs again!!!!!!  Thanks to Lee S, Bob W, Kyle, and Ron H.

Please check the calendar at www.rcrpc.com in case I can’t make the 10 am time due to doctor appointments.   Even if the day is rainy you can stop by and share a cup of coffee and learn about the plans for the range and permit issues with the DNR.

Thank you to Bob W, Charlie and Ron who have put mowing on their Thursday schedules.

Monthly Meeting:

Our next monthly meeting takes place on August 12 so plan on attending to learn how you can help move the new range forward.  Joe says, “One bite at a time.”

The front fence is complete, the trap range is running, people are learning to operate the trap and we have new trap shooters. Trap rules are posted on our website.

We have learned through trial and error that we need heavy equipment to move railroad timbers, plow snow, and generally construct items at the range.   We are scouring the state auctions and Craig’s list for items that we can use, but we have a severe limitation in that the board may only spend up to $1000 without approval of the membership.This will be discussed at the monthly meeting.

We may have someone who wants our trailer… Learn about our state of negotiations with them at the meeting.

“One bite at a time.”

 Wish list:

If you have extras of any of the items below please arrange to get them to our Milton Range.

  1. Screen door donation and installation on Milton Range club house
  2. Microwave oven
  3. Small metal shed or lockable cabinet we can leave outdoors for storing gas cans away from the building
  4. Office Desk and office chairs.
  5. Installation of projector screens
  6. water storage tank (short term use)
  7. pressure washer (one day use)
  8. gas powered lawn edgers with operators
  9. carpenters to rebuild shooting racks benches on trap range
  10. carpenters to shim doors on meeting room.

For items 6.7 and 8, 9 10  please contact Gary Johnson (608-741-0991)  to help him schedule edging, power washing and repainting of trap range walks and numbers and other carpentry projects.

RCRPC Monthly Newsletter July 2015

RCRPC JULY NEWSLETTER

www.rcrpc.com
PO Box 640
Janesville, Wi 53547

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Announcements:

Trap running 2-8 PM Thursdays more days coming soon

Work Day July 18, 2015 Janesville Range 10 – 2 PM

Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015

Mowing Schedule

Wish list

 

TRAP NEWS

Gerry Dorsey graciously donates his time to run trap every Thursday afternoon and evening from 2pm until 8pm.  Gerry reports that the usage seems to be growing as the weather improves.  Many of days have been damp but trap shooters, like duck hunters are out in all the weather except for thunderstorms.

If you have never shot trap, come on out.  Gerry provides instruction prior to dumping you out onto the trap range.  Cost for members is $5 a round with the public a $7 guest fee, plus $5 a round.

A round of trap consists of 25 opportunities to break birds or shoot at the air as one of our shooters described his efforts yesterday.

We have been shooting up the old white birds, but are slowly transition to the orange top birds.

Soon we hope to have Saturday morning trap running….watch the calendar for events and changes of schedules.

Saturday July 18, 2015 Janesville Range work day:

 On Saturday at 10 am if you need work hours, there is a cleanup and painting party scheduled from 10 am to 2 PM or longer depending on the number of volunteers who show up to work:

Contact Lee Scarborough by email at (see full newsletter) to let him know you will be there to help.

Friends of NRA banquet August 14, 2015 5:00 PM:

Join your fellow club members at the Friends of NRA banquet on August 14.  We still have seats available at our club tables for $50 each.  Tickets are going fast so please contact Joe LeBeau at (see full newsletter) to arrange to purchase a seat.  Tickets will be available at the August 12 monthly meeting.

 LOCATION

Holiday Inn Express
3100 Wellington Place
Janesville WI, 53546

Mowing Schedule:

With the rainy summer we have been having, thanks to the members who have been mowing on Thursdays.  Joe will be at the range from 10 am til 2 pm to accommodate mowers.  Even if the day is rainy you can stop by and share a cup of coffee and learn about the plans for the range and permit issues with the DNR.

Thank you to Bob W, Charlie and Ron who have put mowing on their Thursday schedule.

Monthly Meeting:

Our next monthly meeting takes place on August 12 so plan on attending to learn how you can help move the new range forward.  Joe says, “One bite at a time.”

The front fence is complete, the trap range is running, people are learning to operate the trap and we have new trap shooters. Trap rules written and posted on our website, The mower blades have all been sharpened, the mowers tuned up.

Lots of meetings taking place with DNR regarding erosion permit and wetlands delineations.

“One bite at a time.”

Wish list:

If you have extras of any of the items below please arrange to get them to our Milton Range.

  1. Screen door donation and installation on Milton Range club house
  2. Microwave oven
  3. Small metal shed or lockable cabinet we can leave outdoors for storing gas cans away from the building
  4. Office Desk and office chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Newsletter here – RCRPC-Newsletter-July2015

 

RCRPC Trap Open Announcement June 2015

 

TRAPS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS 

June 24, 2015

 RCRPC announces traps are open to members and special guests:

 Initially, Gerry Dorsey graciously has offered to teach trap shooting to our members and special guests from 2 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursdays, rain or shine.  During thunderstorms there will be no trap shooting.  No new rounds will start after 8:30 PM.

 Please check on the web page for trap rules, read them and print them off so you can sign the rules and waiver and give them to Gerry prior to shooting. https://www.rcrpc.com-content/uploads/2015/05/TrapRulesAndWaiver-MiltonRange-June2015.pdf

 Cost for members five dollars for twenty five birds (round) and guests must pay the guest fee of seven dollars and the five dollar per round.

 We are looking for members willing to run and load the trap during other times during the week.  Please contact Jerry (see newsletter)

 For people interested in mowing, Joe LeBeau will be at the Milton range at 10 am on Thursdays until around 2:30 PM.  Other hours can be scheduled with Lee Scarborough (see newsletter)  depending on the weather.

Watch the calendar for updates at www.rcrpc.com/event-calendar/

Other work events at the Janesville range will be posted soon.

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