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    Dave Booz 1832V is offline Moderator
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    My notes form the January 2018 Board of Directors meeting

    Hello Fellow Skirmishers - The January Board of Directors meeting was held this past Saturday. Here are some of my notes from the meeting. There are NOT the official minutes and are intended to help keep you informed of what happened at the meeting. I have asked each regional commander to communicate with his region as well.

    · The NRA has generously given medals for part of our competition. The medals cost $50.00 and will be given for 1st, 2nd and third place aggregates in musket, carbine, revolver, and smoothbore individuals. You must sign up for this competition when you order individual national targets.

    · The Historical Center is in need of repairs and updated exhibits. Hopefully most of the repair work can be done at the June work skirmish but each region should check its exhibits and see if they need attention. The Spring Work Skirmish will be held on June 16, 2018.

    · Practice revolver targets and single shot targets will be sold at the Revolver Range at the Spring National. You can also order them in advance when you register for the national or get them from the Executive Secretary at the skirmish.

    · Volunteers are needed to help at Doc’s place. If you can help please send an e-mail to our Executive Secretary.

    · The Northwest Territory is sponsoring the Ben Betterley 50 Yard Musket Award for the highest score with musket at 50 yards. Ben was an excellent musket shooter and unfortunately passed away recently. This award will be presented the Spring National.

    · At of the end of 2016 we had 156 non-shooters registered. We had 2,868 total members and we know this number will go up as late registrations arrive. These non-shooters can help in many ways and are an important part of the N-SSA.

    · The Carolina, Tidewater, Mid Atlantic, Central Virginia and Allegheny regions all volunteered to donate money to help with plaques for deceased national commanders in Memorial Park.

    · Our Marketing Plan has been successful but must continue to be a major emphasis for our entire organization. Please ask you regional commander to see the plan. We are trying to reach out to people via the internet, print media, gun shows, and individual and team efforts.

    · As part of our recruiting efforts the Board approved the idea of giving up to five free memberships at gun shows or other large events. These would be for one year and hopefully will help entice people to join.

    · Remember that if you leave your trailer at Fort Shenandoah it MUST have the competitor’s name and number so it can be identified incase of emergency. Failure to do so will eventually lead to a $50 fine on the team for each violation.

    · The Charitable Giving Program, chaired by Wayne Jordan, earned $20,152 in 2017. This is a vital program to the N-SSA. Please consider making a donation to this program.

    · BB Gun targets will now have to be ordered with all other individual targets at nationals. These targets will be assembled by the host staff and included in the package of targets that each team receives at the nationals.

    · Rules changes included moving the targets for single shot pistol from 25 and 50 yards to 12.5 and 25 yards. Another new rule is that after every skirmish at Fort Shenandoah the range will be closed for two hours so that people can pick lead. After two hours the range may re-open for shooting. A by-laws change will be voted on at the Spring National to keep us in line with Virginia law. The new part is in Article II, Section 5, “No member of a member organization can have been convicted of any crime prohibiting his/her possession of antique firearms or be subject to any other legal disability prohibiting the same.”

    · A committee will be set up, chaired by Craig Stanley who is the Program Officer to examine the national schedule and make recommendations to the Board to improve the schedule if necessary. Adjustments or changes can be made to any part of the program.


    I want to thank all of the Board members and committee chairs for their efforts to help the N-SSA. I look forward to seeing all of you on the firing line!

    Dave Booz

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    Great notes Commander Dave. I usually draw pictures of Donald Duck at meetings.

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    Thanks Dave for the updates and notes from the meeting. Very nice to hear the news.

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    A "Doff of the Cap", and a sincere thank you to Cmdr. Booz for the timely update on the January Board of Directors meeting!

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    Smoothbore Pistol Targeting

    Dave- We have scheduled smoothbore pistol competition for our April skirmish and have now changed ranges to 12.5 and 25 yards in compliance with the new rules. The question is, what are the official paper targets for the new ranges? In the past we have unofficially used the standard 25 yard revolver target for 25 yards and the standard 50 yard rifle-musket target for 15 yard shooting (We never did do the 50 yard event out here). Those targets worked well at those ranges.
    Thanks-
    Jim Leinicke

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    Dave Booz 1832V is offline Moderator
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    Hi Jim - Thanks for asking about the new ranges for single shot pistol. The Board approved the new distances with the idea that the 25 and 50 yard revolver targets would be used. The 50 yard musket target was not what the Board had in mind so to be official the 25 yard single shot pistol target would be the 50 yard revolver target. Hope that you are doing well.

    Dave

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