MATANUSKA VALLEY SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION
MARCH NEWSLETTER




Board Actions – March Meeting
(Synopsis only- see bulletin board at range for full minutes)

The Annual Budget was approved by the Board of Directors.

NRA Range Safety Officer Training is set for May 8, 2010. Those RSOs and RSO candidates who have not completed this training will need to attend this session or the make-up session - TBA (to be announced).

Four new Range officers approved:
Tony Bell
James Bruce
Joe Coe
Harry Kadel

We welcome and thank these individuals for volunteering to help.

‘Gonna’ Have a Gun Show!!!
MVS will have its first annual gun show on June 5th and 6th at Raven Hall!

Many thanks to Kelly Mears for his leadership in coordinating this endeavor.

Questions about the Gun Show should be directed to Kelly Mears as he is our point of contact for the Gun Show.
Gun Show Gang Wins Award!
The MVS Gun show gang (Brenda Montgomery, Steve Montgomery, and Dennis Moore) took a judges award with an informational display for the range at the Palmer Lions Club Gun Show. The Gun Shows are a great way to advertise the club to potential members and fellow gun enthusiasts.



WINTER HOURS- Oct. 1st to May 1st
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-9 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 4-9 PM
Fridays Noon to 9 PM
(Note: Mondays are for .22 calibers only)



Upcoming Classes

An NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM.

RTBAV Seminars teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for one’s personal safety.

Call or e-mail Steve Montgomery to sign up for this seminarPhone: 746-3090
(Leave message before 5 PM)
E-Mail : mvsrange@mtaonline.net

NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 6 PM – 9 PM. (Class is limited to 4 participants.)
Call or e-mail Steve Montgomery at 746-3090 or E- mail: mvsrange@mtaonline.net
Attn: First Steps

Defensive Handgun Skills Improvement Class on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 7:00 AM. Call 746-4862 for details or to sign up.*

NRA Basic Pistol class on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Call 746-4862 for details or to sign up.

Concealed Handgun Permit/Personal Protection Class (3 day) on Thursday May 20, Friday May 21, and Saturday May 22, 2010. Classes on Thurs. & Fri. are from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the Palmer Fire Training Center located at 645 E. Cope Industrial Way in Palmer. On Saturday, the class is from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the MVS range complex.


Defensive Handgun Skills Improvement Class on Saturday,
June 19, 2010 at 7:00 AM. Call 746-4862 for details or to sign up. *

Concealed Handgun Permit/Personal Protection Class (1 day) on Saturday August 14, 2010 from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM at the MVS Range complex.

Defensive Handgun Skills Improvement Class on Saturday,
August 28, 2010 at 7:00 AM. Call 746-4862 for details or to sign up. *

NRA Basic Pistol class on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Call 746-4862 for details or to sign up.

NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Thursday, September 16, 2010 from
6 PM – 9 PM. (Class is limited to 4 participants.) Call or e-mail Steve Montgomery at 746-3090 or E- mail: mvsrange@mtaonline.net
Attn: First Steps

Concealed Handgun Permit/Personal Protection Class (3 day) on Thursday Sept. 23, Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Classes on Thurs. & Fri. are from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the Palmer Fire Training Center located at 645 E. Cope Industrial Way in Palmer. On Saturday, class is at
9 AM at the MVS range complex.

Note: on all classes only those students who pay in advance are guaranteed admittance. You may sign up without paying, but you will be on stand-by status and can attend only if room is left over after pre-paid class members are admitted. *Defensive Skills Class is pre-pay only.
If you have questions about classes taught at MVS; or would like a course description, please contact Steve Montgomery, President, at either
746-3090 or by e-mail at:
mvsrange@mtaonline.net

Ladies Night Schedule
Ladies Only Nights are scheduled for:

March 9th & 23rd
April 13th & 27th

Call Brenda Montgomery 746-3090 for more details.

Scheduling Meeting
The Scheduling Meeting has been rescheduled from March 15, 2010 to March 22, 2010.

Events must be scheduled through Allen Chapman 357-2840 or by e-mail at
AKShootist@gci.net

It is important for anyone wishing to schedule range time to attend these meetings. The next Scheduling Meeting is set for September 13, 2010 @ 7 PM.

Upcoming Projects
The #1 priority, this year, is to repair/maintain/repaint the exterior of the range building.

The Board of Directors has begun setting aside money each month so that funds will be in place, when the weather permits work to begin on the building’s exterior. The good news is that this project will not require a closure of the range.




Outdoor Range Committee Members:
Dick Barlow 745-2784.
Mike Kelly 357-6562
Jim Kaufman 746-5629
Earl Lackey 376-1003

The outdoor range remains unavailable for general use until we announce it as open to the public. Please call a member of the Outdoor Range Committee to donate much needed time and/or money. All donations are tax-deductible.


User Group News
IDPA
Matches are held the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. Contact Allen Chapman for details/schedule. 357-2840 or by e-mail at
AKShootist@gci.net

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTS
Contact Brenda Montgomery (Outpost Rider) at 746-3090 for details/schedule.

BULLS EYE PISTOL
For more information contact: Andrea Tesch 333-0265.

Current Membership
MVS has 1474 members as of 2/1/2010.


Fee schedule as of Nov. 1st:
Non-Members $20
Members $10
Youth (under 18) $ 5
Punch cards (8 visits) $68

(Punch Cards reduce the cost to $8.50 per visit)

Note: punch cards are available to members only.


Words of Wisdom

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” - Ronald Reagan

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson

Current MVS Board Members
Steve Montgomery, Pres., 746-3090
Earl Lackey, Vice-President 376-1003
Jon Cheney, Treasurer 746-2769
Mike Kelly, Secretary, 357-6562
Bob Lochman, Director 248-9676
Pat Reed, Director 376-6826
Lee Stoner, Director 376-9488

Leonard Toop, Interim Range Mgr.
745-0386


Next Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held April 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM the MVS Range complex. All members are always welcome to attend.