March 2002 Newsletter


CLUB MEETING

MONDAY March 11, 2002 - 6:15 P.M. to eat and 7:00 P.M. to meet at Sweetwater Café, 5559 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 2 Club Workday - 8:00 A.M.
Sunday, March 10 Springtime Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.  
Monday, March11 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, March16 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sat & Sun, March 16-17 March Winds Open, NSSA Skeet
Saturday, March 23 .22 Field Pistol Match - 10:00 A.M.

Upcoming Events in April 2002

Monday April 8 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday April 13 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday April14 Tax Break Open Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Saturday April 20 .22 Field Pistol Match - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday April 27 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday April 28 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon

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Articles for the newsletter need to be received by Editor Dale NO LATER THAN ten days before the meeting date.  This is to allow enough time for printing and mailing of the newsletter. 

Members receiving their newsletter via mail need to provide any change of address to the Secretary.

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 2/11/02 Meeting as taken by Gene Gregg

The meeting was called to order at the Sweetwater Café by President Bradler at 7:00 P.M. 

The minutes of the January 14, 2001 meeting, as appearing in the newsletter, were approved.

TREASURER'S REPORT: (Treasurer not present)

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Cowboy Next match is on 2/23.  Good last match with 13 shooters which included 2 ladies.  Saturday at 9:00 A.M. there will be a match at the Cross Creek Gun Club on Blossom Road in Fayetteville.

Skeet Five or six people showed up but it rained and everyone went home.  Next match is on 3/10 and the 4 gun shoot starts on 3/16.

Action Pistol First match is the 4th Sunday in April. 

Big Bore Matches will start up on March 16th.

Training Nothing is scheduled.

.22 Field Pistol Matches start up on Saturday, March 23rd.

NEW BUSINESS:

Vote on Probationary Club Members from 2001.  Passed by acclamation.

The names of the 42 proposed members selected by the Membership Committee for the 43 openings were read.  Motion made and seconded for acceptance as probationary club membership in 2002.  Motion: Passed.

MGy Sgt. Miller advised that UNCW had approved the summer camp for shooting in July.  A national camp for Junior Olympians.  Consist of 3 position shooting.  School program team members earn letters.  80 students have signed up.  Ashley High School is in line for $70,000.00 to build a range.  NRA sent $10,000.00 to buy new CO2 guns for all three high schools. 

Announcement:  NC Turkey Federation have a dinner on 2/16/02 with door prizes and scantily clad girls.

Don Sloop requested one skeet field be reserved on 4/27 for Ducks Unlimited Green Wings shoot for kids 11 to 14 years of age.  No opposition.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 221 from Carolina Beach want to use the club for an overnight camping activity on 3/10/02.  No opposition. 

Don Sloop requested the Long Range Planning Committee have an area on the new property for primitive camping.  We need a burn on the new property to use it for shooting to get under the 3 year provision.

Report of the burglary at the club.  Items stolen included the TV, VCR, pay phone, microwave, 600 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, First Aid Kit, Target door, $12 to $20 from the soda machine, toilet paper and soap.  Club will be re-keyed.  Options are under study.  Best option is one key for 6 locks not to include skeet locks or action pistol locks.  Tom will look into this.

New Member Orientation will be Saturday, February 16th.  Existing keys will be utilized until re-keying is accomplished. 

Down range light is in.  However, the sound is not in and the sign is not up.    

ATTENDANCE: 36
ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 P.M.


END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 2/11/02 Meeting.

LIST OF PROBATIONARY CLUB MEMBERS FOR 2002:

Applicant Sponsor Applicant Sponsor
Darris Ehrenfeld  Bob Arthur Paul Huffman  Jerry Fipps
Frank Holt, Jr. Cosby Thomas James Fanelli  Ed Jones
Jim Graves John Phelps Scott McIntyre  Bill Murrell
William Lewis John Amaral  Marty Miller  Ricci Wright
Dick Brame    Bill Murrell   Kevin Walker Jim Teachey
Robert Dillow  Jeff Baker  John Brantley  Jim Teachey
Ronald Mintz Jack Flack  Robert Phillips  Bob Stenger
Clayton Walker  Bob Stenger  John Jeter  Tom Morrison
Thomas Wertheimer  Bill Bertrand   Greg Taylor  Bill Murrell
Richard Miles   Bill Murrell   William Bridgman Bob Arthur
Jim Davis Bill Murrell  Michael McCarley  Bobby Jeffers
R.C. Long Tom Morrison Glenn Theroux Doug Jackson
Johnny Wilson  Doug Jackson Jeffrey Gaskill Jack Flack
David Rochelle Karl Busick Michael Davis, Jr. Michael Davis, Sr.
James Shaw D. Lon Downing Greg Kerr Jonathan Crane
Richard Williams Richard Recko  John Wessell, III Bob O'Quinn
Terry Mildenberg Richard Recko Donald Paap Jim Farrior
Trey Zimmerman D. Lon Downing  Ricky McLain Bob Stenger
Gehrig Austin Bob Stenger  Doug Miller   Jerry Rouse
David Rose James Gibson Gregory Kornegay Jeff Baker
David James Jack Kilbourne Bob Thomson Jim Teachey


BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Jan 12 Dog Trials
13 Mid-winter Open, Skeet
14 Club Meeting
19 Cowboy Action Match
            
Feb 9 BSA Troop 220 (M. English)
10 Valentine Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
16 New Member Orientation
23 Cowboy Action Match
23 BSA (inclement weather date)     

Mar 2 Club Workday
10 Springtime Open, Skeet  
11 Club Meeting
16 Cowboy Action Match           
16 Big Bore Silhouette Match
16-17 March Winds Open, NSSA
Skeet, Skeet Fields Reserved
23 .22 Field Pistol

April   8 Club Meeting
13 Big Bore Silhouette Match
14 Tax Break Open Skeet    
20 .22 Field Pistol
27 Cowboy Action Match
28 Action Pistol Match

May 4 Club Workday
11 Big Bore Silhouette Match
13 Club Meeting  
18 Cowboy Action Match
19 Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet
25 .22 Field Pistol
26 Action Pistol Match              

June 8 Big Bore Silhouette Match         
9 School's Out Open, Skeet
10 Club Meeting
15 Cowboy Action Match
22 .22 Field Pistol
23 Action Pistol Match

July   6 Big Bore Silhouette Match
 8 Club Meeting
14 Independence Open, Skeet
20 .22 Field Pistol
27 Cowboy Action Match
28 Action Pistol Match

Aug 3 Club Workday
10 Cowboy Action Match
11 Summertime Open, Skeet
12 Club Meeting
17 Big Bore Silhouette Match
24 .22 Field Pistol
25 Action Pistol Match

Sept 8 Back-to-School Open, Skeet
9 Club Meeting
22 Action Pistol Match
28 Cowboy Action Match

Oct 13 Dove Season Open, Skeet
14 Club Meeting
26 Cowboy Action Match
27 Action Pistol Match

Nov 2 Club Workday
10 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
23 Cowboy Action Match

Dec   8 Ho-Ho-H open,  Skeet
 9 Club Meeting

Big Bore, Skeet, Action Pistol and Field Pistol Matches are open to the public.  Call Match Directors listed in the Club Newsletter for information on matches.

Skeet Matches start at 1:00 PM
Cowboy Action Matches start at 9:00 AM
Action Pistol Matches start at 12 Noon (except July and August when start time is 9:00 AM)
Big Bore Matches start at 10:00 AM
.22 Field Pistol Matches start at 10:00 AM
Two (2) workdays are mandatory for all Club Members under 60 years old.

"SHOOT THE WORKS"

A reminder —

All club members should have received a letter and registration form for the 10th Annual "Shoot the Works" sporting clay tournament which will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Kelly's Range in Kelly, NC commencing at 8:30 A.M.  The proceeds benefit The YAHWEH CENTER Children's Village.  Registration is $65.00 before 3/15/02 and $75.00 after 3/15/02.  For more information contact Rick Shafer at 910/675-3533 or via E-mail at rshafer@yahwehcenter.org.


PLEASE - DO NOT PLACE ANY TYPE TARGET ON TOP OF A BERM AND THEN SHOOT AT IT!


PLEASE - IF YOU TAKE TARGETS OUT OF THE SHED YOU SHOULD PUT THEM BACK WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOOTING.


NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.


PLEASE - DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR ANY FIREARM AT THE ACTION PISTOL BARRICADES ON WHICH ARE SIGNS STATING "DO NOT SHOOT BARRICADES." 

TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING.