Well, another year is already starting up and in full swing. Ive already shot a match in Bozeman, and it was a great way to “blow off the dust”. Just shy of 30 shooters, and my squad had 5 ladies. It was awesome to see the female numbers in the sport growing !!!
I have a few things to discuss and bring up.
1. Match dates
We have psoted the match dates on the bitterrootblasters.org website, and there is a facebook page as well. Id like to take a quick minute and thank CARRIE J for doing ALL the website and facebook updating, ALONG with the match scoring. We couldnt be where were at without her! Make sure to say thiank you the next time you see her on the range !
2. Club Membership
This year we have decided to open up the club to annual memberships Jan1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013. The membership fee with be $25 per person. “what does this get me?” you might ask. Well, I’ve had many people ask about practice at the range, targets, props, etc. Up till now we have not allowed the public to use any of the CLUB property. Id like that to change, SO for your annual membership in Bitterrootblasters, you will get the combination to the shed, where you have access to the club steel, the target stands, the targets, tape, paint, activators, walls, fault lines, etc. This way if you want to go up and practice on a Thursday, Friday, or ANY day, YOU CAN !!!
Were going to test this out this year on the honor system. I would hate to have to shut this down because people were giving out the combination, or if steel, or stands go missing. Im hoping that no one would feel the need to do that since they would have constant access TO these items.
Your $25 membership will go towards MORE steel, targets, tape, paint, etc. Weve been slowly growing our inventory just off the match proceeds, but i would like to do more. We are workign with BRIAN CRAFT to have more poppers, etc made up. I want to see more steel, more targets, texas stars, polish plate racks, activator boxes, new walls… I have high hopes for the club, and id like to think EACH YEAR that passes we do things a bit bigger than the last. This is a step in that direction.
If your interested in joining the Bitterroot Blasters, watch your email. Ill by sending out the registration form soon !!!
3. HELP / BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bitterroot blasters does have a small board of directors, as we are still new and growing it is small and just enough to keep the state / irs happy. BUT it is getting hard. We have a great amount of local help on saturdays with set up / tear down. BUT we are lacking with MANAGEMENT help. Right now I have to pick stages, design stages, coordinate dates, email for help with set up, do the books, order equipment, etc.
Carrie J has does all the scoring, website, and facebook updating.
Id like to see more involvement from our local members / shooters. If you are younger / older (more matured, lol). Retired or have a day job like the rest of us, and want to help, OR if you can spare even an hour or 2 a month, PLEASE consider joining in. I would love to see or have someone (or a small group) incharge of picking stage designs or designing new ones. if you have computer skills this might be right up your alley !
Bottom line is that each year I keep biting off more and more. THIS year we are hosting the section championship. One way or the other we will do a great job, but many hands make light work….. so please. get ahold of me if your willing to help with more than just the set up/ tear down.
THANK YOU ALL !!!! This club is only here because of YOU !