OCTOBER 2003 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING

MONDAY, October 13, 2003 - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café  

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 12 Dove Season Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, October 13 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, October 18 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, October 26 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon

Upcoming Events in November 2003

Saturday, November 1 Club Workday - 8:00 A.M.
Sunday, November 9 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, November 10 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, November 15 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org
OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www:packing.org;  www:nccowboys.com

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 9/8/03 Meeting

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

Motion by Jack Kuskie, 2nd by Jerry Rouse, to waive the reading of the minutes of the last meeting.  Motion: Passed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Benchrest Rifle Don is working on possibility of matches next year.

Cowboy They had a good time shooting bows and arrows. 

Action Pistol They had 4 shooters including a man from NY who shot a perfect barricade score plus high scores on falling plates and moving targets.  Discussion.  Two more matches with a cookout in October.  All matches from now on will be start at 12 noon as we now have a shed for protection in the summer. 

Training Don Pelling advised they ran a NRA Basic Pistol course last Tuesday followed by a Concealed Carry Course for 3 people.  Discussion.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Bob Neale Aerial 8 x 12 photographs he took of the club are available.  Gave photographs to members attending the meeting to deliver to members not attending who had paid for the photographs.
Don Sloop The Brunswick Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Shoot was delayed due to a thunderstorm so they ended up shooting under the lights.  There were only 5 shooters from Brunswick as some that were planning to shoot had turned back because of the storm.  Still they had a good shoot and a good time which included a hot dog cookout.
James Gibson David Nance has been real busy and has not been able to re-roof the clubhouse.  He will need a full day to do the job.
Don Campbell Sold a lot of tickets to the Friends of the NRA Banquet.  Sponsorships  have increased to almost 100. It is looking good for a good event.  Discussion

NEW BUSINESS:

Don Sloop Submitted in writing to the President a proposal to change Amendment 3 of the By-Laws to read as follows: "The membership in the Buccaneer Gun Club will be limited to two hundred fifty (250) members not to include the twenty (20) life members or any Honorary Members."  Presently the limit on membership is 225 and that change was made in 2001.  This change, if passed by the members, would limit the membership to 250. [Secretary/Editor's Note: Article VI - Constitutional Changes require that the proposed change be presented in writing to the President prior to the November meeting; that the proposed change be published in the December and January newsletter so the change can be discussed at the November, December and January meetings; and that the change must be approved by a 2/3 majority vote, with a quorum present, at the January meeting.  It is to be noted that if this increase is passed a quorum will be 14 voting members.]

Dick Brame The high skeet house roof needs work as it is leaking.  Discussion.  Dick will effect repairs and will be given work day credit.

ATTENDANCE: 21 which includes 2 probationary members.   
ADJOURNMENT: Motion made, seconded and passed to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:45 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 9/8/03 Meeting.


LOST AND FOUND:

Found at the cowboy range: 22 caliber small swinging target frame....Call Ray Campbell at 520-4822.

SEPTEMBER NRA ACTION PISTOL: (Sholar Powell):
We had another good turn-out for the monthly match, with six shooters showing up to fire 17 guns.  Even got Bill Murrell over from the skeet range to run the handguns.  We're seeing a few spectators at the matches now, and hope these folks will bring out their center-fire pistols and join in.  Next month will be our last match for the 2003 schedule.  Come on out and shoot with us.  Winners at this match include:
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 480/48x
       Expert Ray Campbell 450/45x
      Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 410/41x
      Marksman Dan Montgomery 360/36x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 465/25x
       Expert Ray Campbell 448/18x
       Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 401/10x
       Marksman Roland Russ 374/3x
BARRICADE MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay DellaBella 478/41x
       Expert Ray Campbell 440/-x
      Marksman Roland Russ 390/-x

SEPTEMBER COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)
Regulator Gazette       September 1897
Head Line: Gunfight Mars Birthday Celebration

The occasion was Cowgirl Slowpokes birthday celebration at the Hardtimes Saloon and Massage Parlor. Slowpoke and her old man Slowhand had treated the posse to three boxes of Krispy Critter doughnuts before the main course of cake and ice cream was to be served. Sheriff Holliday asked Idaho Spud if his teeth were always that yellow or was he eating a lemon filled Krispy Critter. Spud gave the Sheriff some sort of finger sign language that I didn't recognize but it appeared that the Sheriff understood the meaning. I guess it must have been some type Apache sign. Just as the posse finished the appetizers and was getting ready to do away with the cake and ice cream, the swinging doors were blown off the hinges by a shotgun blast. As the smoke cleared from the black powder shot shell, the imposing shape of Little Mix came into view. He yelled, "Who is the owner of this place". It seemed he was more than a little upset by the fact that the body of his foreman Whispering Bill was being displayed in a coffin on the front porch. Whispering Bill had been hung earlier in the day after confessing his guilt to stealing Tom Two Feathers horse. Well since all the posse had seen the movie "The Unforgiven", no one would fess up to being the owner. Holliday was pointing at Blacksmith who was pointing at Mad Dog who was pointing at Bob White who was pointing at Deacon Dave and so on. While all the men in the posse were busy pointing at one another as being the owner, Slowpoke had just about all she could stand of this ruckus interrupting her birthday celebration. She raised her shotgun and announced "I am the owner" and with that blew Little Mix back through the doors and into the street. Little Mix's gang rushed into the saloon and was greeted by more lead from Slowpokes shooting irons. After the smoke cleared and the bodies were stacked on the porch, the posse was ready for some cake and ice cream. The cake was good and the ice cream had turned to a milk shake and a good time was had by all.

Yes it really was Slowpoke's birthday and we really did have doughnuts, cake and ice cream at the September posse. We had 16 shooters which included two cowgirls and a couple of new shooters from the badlands of Columbus county. The scores went like this for the day:
Cowgirls: Slowpoke, Missalot Missy
Seniors: Idaho Spud, Carbine Kid, Bob White, Tom Two Feathers, Black Smith
First Flight: Dick Holliday, Col Case Hardin, Gunsmoke, Mad Dog, Deacon Dave
Second Flight: Slowhand, Shakey Jake, Waccamaw Kid, Whispering Bill

We'll be back at it again on the third Saturday in October so come join us for some fun. If you've got a long range cowboy era rifle that shoots lead bullets be sure to bring it because we're going to hang the Quigley bucket downrange at 400 yards and blast some lead at it. This will be a side match after the regular posse is concluded. So until next month....Take a kid shooting....Ned Bluntline

PLANNING FOR 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

The proposed calendar for 2004 will follow the 2003 day schedules as follows:
Workdays will be the 1st Saturday in March, May, August and November starting at 8:00 A.M.
Big Bore Matches will be the 2nd Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August starting at 10:00 A.M. Skeet Matches will be the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 1:00 P.M.
Club Meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M.
Cowboy Action Matches will be the 3rd Saturday of every month, except December, starting at 9:00 A.M.
.22 Field Pistol Matches will be the 4th Saturday in March, April, May, June, July, and August starting at 10:00 A.M.
Action Pistol Matches will be the 4th Sunday in April, May, June, July, August, September and October starting at 12 noon. 
The March Winds Open Skeet Match, NSSA Skeet,  is usually held on the week-end following the regularly scheduled March skeet match.  Match Directors are requested to check their match dates so allowances may be made for holidays or other shoots and to advise the Secretary as soon as possible so a calendar may be drafted.