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MAY 2024 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903
www.wrpc.club

A regular meeting was held on May 1, 2024 at the Whitefish Rifle Range with 3 officers and 2 members present.

Range Clean Up
Range Clean Up on Saturday, April 27, 2024 went well. Replaced a post at 25 yards and added one to the bunker at 200 yards at the rifle range. Replaced all backer boards at both Pistol and Rifle Ranges. Thanks to all the volunteers of the day.

Range Improvements
The concrete has been poured for the Pistol Range new Stairs. Solid Iron is building the stairs.

Hunter Education Field Day
The Pistol Range will be closed on June 1, 2024 for Hunter Education Field Day.

Berm and Bunkers
After approval from the DNRC we will be doing Berm work at both the Rifle and Pistol Range later in the summer add will be adding a bunker on the Rifle Range at 300 yards and a bunker on the Pistol Range at 50 yards.

Reminders
.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only
Shotgun should only be shot at the north-end of Pistol Range on your own Target Boards. Never on any WRPC Products!
Please pickup after yourselves
If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer.

Important Dates
June 5, 2024 Orientation at the Rifle Range 6:30 pm
July 10, 2024 Orientation at the Rifle Range 6:30 pm
July 10, 2024 Membership Meeting at the Rifle Range 7:00pm

ATTENTION MEMBERS
Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

 

MARCH 2024 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903
www.wrpc.club

A regular meeting was held on March 6, 2024 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building with 6 officers and 52 members present.

Election of Officers
Officer positions for election are Vice President (VP), Secretary (Sec), and Chief Instructor (CI). Current Officers, Melinda Kartsonis (VP), Craig Malicoat (Sec), Stan Bithell (CI) will all remain in their positions for another two-year term.

Gate Lock
The gate lock was changed on March 1, 2024 in accordance with WRPC bylaws.

Kalispell Gun Show
The Kalispell Gun Show is April 12-14, 2024. The club will NOT have a table like we have had in past years. Our table was given away/sold.

Range Clean Up
WRPC Range Day Clean-up will be on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 8:00 am. We need volunteers to assist with the clean-up.

Hunter Sight-In Dates
October 5-6, 2024 and October 19-20, 2024. Volunteers will be needed to help with sight-in.

Friends of NRA Sponsorship
WRPC is a Sponsor of the Friends of NRA Banquet Fundraiser on April 6, 2024. If you are interested in sponsoring, donating, or attending contact, Kindee Nelson at 406.799.0042 for more information.

Range Improvements
The Officers of the Club are still working on range improvements. The stairs at the Pistol Club should be completed by late spring. The Handicap access at both ranges have been put on hold until next year. Looking into Berm and Bunker Work at both ranges.

Reminders
.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only
Please pickup after yourselves
If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer.

Important Date
April 3, 2024 Orientation – Flathead County Fairgrounds 4-H Building – 6:30pm
April 27, 2024 – Range Cleanup Day – 8:00am
May 1, 2024 Orientation – WRPC Rifle Range – 6:30pm
May 1, 2024 Meeting – WRPC Rifle Range – 7:00pm
October 5-6, 2024 – Hunter Site-In Days – 9:00am to 4:00pm
October 19-20, 2024 – Hunter Site-In Days – 9:00am to 4:00pm

ATTENTION MEMBERS
Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

2024-2025 Membership Information

New Membership year starts on March 1, 2024.

Gate lock will be changed on March 1, 2024.

March 6, 2024 orientation will start at 6:30pm with meeting to follow at 7:00pm.

Officers up for election this year are Melinda Kartsonis, Vice President; Craig Malicoat, Secretary; and Stan Bithell, Chief Instructor.

Doors will open at 5:30pm for members to renew their memberships.  Meeting will be at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building.

All members, new and renewing, will need to fill out a new application and waiver form this year.  We have printed new forms and need to make sure we have updated personal information.

Please attend an orientation or meeting to fill out new forms, return old key, and get new key.

 

NOVEMBER 2023 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club

NOVEMBER 2023 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on January 3, 2024 at the Flathead County 4-H Building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on November 1, 2023 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4-H Building with 4 officers and 8 members present.

 

Range Improvements – Application for Pistol Range was approved by the DNRC.  With the weather change it will be completed in the Spring.  Will focus on the handicap access for both Pistol and Rifle Range in the Spring.

Shed – The shed has been moved to the range on the other side of the vault.

Pistol Range – Executive Officer, Ron Bruess oversaw the Youth Hunter’s Education Field Day held on September 23, 2023.  He expressed that it was a successful day.  The officers have agreed that it should be an annual event.

Hunter’s Sight-In – 2023 Hunter Sight-In was a success.  We had 200 shooters who sighted in 222 Rifles.  The club made a total of $2,469.00.  Thank you, Stan for BBQ lunch, for all the volunteers and to all the members who volunteered their time helping shooters.

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts – We still have T-Shirts and Sweatshirts available for purchase online or call Kindee at 406.799.0042.

 

Reminders

*******Please Slow Down on Rifle Range Road******

******DO NOT SHOOT IN FRONT OF THE LINE******

*****.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only*****

****Please pickup after yourselves****

If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer with as much information as possible.

 

Important Dates –

December 6, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm at the Flathead County 4-H Building.

January 3, 2024 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7:00 pm at the Flathead County 4-H Building.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

September 2023 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club

September 2023 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on November 1, 2023 at the Flathead County 4-H Building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on September 6, 2023 at the Rifle Range with 5 officers and 5 members present.

 

Range Improvements

Application for Pistol Range was submitted on July7, 2023, we have yet to get a decision back from the DNRC.  Trying to get bids for handicap access improvement at both Pistol and Rifle Range.  If anyone is interested or knows of someone to bid the project, please contact President Justin Beauregard or Chief Instructor Stan Bithell.

 

Shed

The shed has yet to be moved.  Waiting for shed mover to get his truck fixed.  Will be moved by the end of the month even if we have to find someone else.

 

Pistol Range

The Pistol Range will be closed on September 23, 2023 for a Youth Hunter’s Education Field Day.  Executive Officer, Ron Bruess will oversee this event.

 

Reminders

*******Please Slow Down on Rifle Range Road******

.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only

Please pickup after yourselves

If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer.

 

Important Date

Hunter Site-In Days – September 30th & October 1st and 14th & 15th, 2023

October 4, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm at the Flathead County 4-H Building.

November 1, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7:00 pm at the Flathead County 4-H Building.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

July 2023 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on September 6, 2023 at the Rifle Range at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on July 5, 2023 at the Rifle Range with 4 officers and 14 members present.

Container

Has been moved to the range.  We will be having a work party to move items into the container.

 

Supply Purchases

Tools and a wheelbarrow were purchased for the range.

 

Range Improvements

We received a bid for stair replacement at the Pistol Range.  Application will be submitted to DNRC for approval.

 

Club Phone

The club purchased a smart phone and now will have the ability to send and receive texts.

 

Shed

We will be moving the shed to the range in the next couple weeks.

 

Reminders

*******Please Slow Down on Rifle Range Road******

.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only

Please pickup after yourselves

If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer.

 

Important Date

Hunter Site-In Days – September 30th & October 1st and 14th & 15th, 2023

August 2, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm at the Rifle Range.

September 6, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7:00 pm at the Rifle Range.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

MAY 2023 NEWSLETTER

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club

May 2023 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on July 5, 2023 at the Rifle Range at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on May3, 2023 at the Rifle Range with 5 officers and 9 members present.

Kalispell Gun Show

Was successful with sales of $2,930.  Sold Raffle Tickets, T-Shirts, and 36 new memberships.

 

Range Cleanup

On April 29, 2023 we had our annual range cleanup.  Several members volunteered their time to replace back boards, cleanup the range and burn debris.  Please remember to clean up after yourself and follow all range rules.

 

Range Improvements

The Officers of the Club are still working on getting the range improvements done.  We have had a really hard time getting bids for work and still have to get approval from the DNRC.  We are hoping, to do all range improvements this year.  If anyone is willing to bid or know of someone to bid, please contact Justin Beauregard.

 

Club Phone

The club will be purchasing a new smart phone.  Currently there is no way to send or receive texts, by upgrading our phone the club will now have this ability.  No change in phone number.

 

Container

The container has been moved to the range.  The club will be purchasing some tools and supplies since we will have a secure place to store them.  There will be another Range Day in order to move boards to the container.  If anyone has a flatbed pickup or trailer and would like to help, please let an officer know.  Will set a date soon.

 

Reminders

*******Please Slow Down on Rifle Range Road******

.223 Pistols should be shot on Rifle Range Only

Please pickup after yourselves

If you witness safety concerns, please contact an officer.

 

Important Date

Hunter Site-In Days – September 30th & October 1st and 14th & 15th, 2023

June 7, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm at the Rifle Range.

July 5, 2023 Orientation will be held at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7:00 pm at the Rifle Range.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Meeting attendance is encouraged!!!

Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club – March 2021 News Letter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

March 2021

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on May 5, 2021 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on March 3rd at the Flathead county Fairgrounds Country Kitchen building with five officers and seventeen members present.

Business discussed,

Liability Insurance

There was a discussion about our insurance provider stopped offering our liability insurance. The board has found another agent and secured new liability insurance at double the cost of the previous insurance. The board will look into other insurance carriers to see if we can get it at a better rate.

Club Website Developer

There was discussion on an alternative organization to manage the website. We have identified Fiver as someone we will be looking at. The board will meet after the annual meeting in March to discuss options moving forward.

New Stairs and Handicap Access to pistol range

We have commitment to replace the stairs at the pistol range and develop a handicap access this summer.

Dates for coming events established

Spring Cleanup will be held on April 24th starting at 8:00am until done, which is typically around noon.

Hunters Sightin will be held on October 2nd & 3rd, and again on October 16th & 17th.

Spring Gun Show Table, club will have a table at the Spring Gun Show, Majestic Valley Arena on March 26th – 28th. Please contact Justin (406-799-2952) if you can volunteer for a couple of hours on the table.

April 7th Orientation will be held at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm.

There was also some talk about doing a Womens Introduction to Shooting this summer. Stan Bithell will try to contact the person who had expressed some interest in heading this up. Look for additional notices if this comes to fruition.

An Election of Officers was held, new board is as follows

President Justin Beauregard

Vice President Adam Junes

Treasurer Kindee Beauregard

Executive Officer Allen Benedict

Secretary Craig Malicoat

Chief Range Officer Stan Bithell

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Justin Beauregard

WRPC January 2021 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

January 2021

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on March 3, 2021 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Country Kitchen building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on January 6th at the Flathead county Fairgrounds 4H building with five officers and no members present.

Business discussed,

Memberships Expire March 1, 2021

This is a general notice to all members that all memberships expire on March 1, 2021.

To avoid a long wait, if you were a member last year and wish to renew;

Go to the website www.wrpc.club and fill out a renewal application online.

Print out and sign a Liability Waiver for everyone on the application.

Send a check for the dues and a copy of all signed waivers to us at the address at the top of this page.

We will be sending out new keys within a week of receipt of your check/waiver.

Club Website Developer

There was discussion on an alternative organization to manage the website. We have identified Fiver as someone we will be looking at. We have also scheduled a board meeting after the orientation the first week in February, to discuss this option.

New Stairs and Handicap Access to pistol range

We have commitment to replace the stairs at the pistol range and develop a handicap access this summer.

Notice of Election of Officers at General Meeting in March

Note during the general meeting March 3rd, we will hold elections of officers.

The following offices are up for election

President Gavin Corrigan

Treasurer William Etter

Executive Officer Allen Benedict

Note; both the president and treasurer have noted their intentions to not run for office this year. If you can volunteer it would be greatly appreciated

Notice of Orientation meetings for February and March

The orientation normally held along with meeting in March is changing. We will not be doing an orientation during the meeting on March 3rd, but will be doing an orientation the week before on February 24th 6:30pm

February 3rd Orientation; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm

February 24th Orientation; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm.

March 3rd General Meeting and Election of Officers; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds Country Kitchen Building at 7:00

No orientations will be done at the March 3rd during the General meeting and election of officers.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club July News Letter

A regular meeting was held on July 1st with 4 officers present. Items discussed;

  • Notice we have been getting complaints from our neighbors in the Whitefish Hills subdivision about “exploding targets” on the range. This is a reminder that these types of targets are not allowed on the range.

  • The club is selling T-Shirts and Sweat shirts with a WRPC logo on it. These T-Shirts are being sold at the meetings and will also be selling online on the website for $20.00 and Sweat Shirts for $40.00 each along with a $5.00 shipping charge. Look for this to be on the website soon. We are going to be accepting online payments for these.

  • Discussion about setting up a better way to do a mass e-mail to members for notices such as mowing the range or weed spraying etc,

  • We want to thank William Boehme for his work on putting up covers on the entrances to the rifle range. This will keep the snow from piling up in the winter when it slides off of the roof.

  • We are planning on having a table at the Gun Show this fall at the Majestic Valley Arena. The idea was to sell T-Shirts, maybe a raffle, and give out membership information. More information to come when we get closer.

  • There is going to be a work party to install some additional signs and flashing on the top of the shooting baffles on August 15th 7:00am to 12:00pm. The range will be closed for this.

  • We are tenatively going to hold a Women On Target Event next year 2021, if you are interested in helping or know of someone (women too) please let us know.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan