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Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club – September 2020 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903
www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, in November, will be held at a location and time to be determined. Members will be notified by e-mail and on the club website.

A regular meeting was held on September 2nd at the WRPC Pistol range with 5 officers present and one member.

Business discussed,

Gun show at the Majestic Valley Arena. We will have a table and are doing memberships, and a raffle. We will be raffling some knifes, and a rifle rest, donated by Jerry Washington. Raffle cost will be 1-$5, 3-$10 or 8-$20. Dates for the show are September 11th , 12th , and 13th . If you can help, please call Justin Beauregard at 406-799-2952.

Hunters sight-in will be held on October 3 rd – 4th , and again on October 17th – 18th . Times will be 9:00am to 4:00pm each day and the cost will be $5.00 per gun. If you can help out during this time please contact Stan Bithell at 406-890-5940.

Notice about Noise complaints from neighbors. We have been getting calls from the DNRC that a neighbor of ours says someone is shooting “exploding targets” on our range. While we not been able to find any indication of this, I want to reiterate that it is against our range rules to shoot at exploding targets on our range. If anyone sees or hears of anyone shooting exploding targets on our range, or even around the range, please contact me, leave a message and I will get back to you 406-260-0635.

Dust on Rifle Range Road. We have also gotten a request from our neighbors on Rifle Range road that when entering the range please drive slowly so as minimize dust on the road.

New Safety Signs. We have added some new safety signs to the range. Make sure everyone has been notified of your intention to go down range, and the range is safe. We also added some additional signs for range hours, 8:00am to 9:0pm or dark whichever comes first.

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

Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club March 2020 News Letter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

March 2020

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting will be held at 7:00pm on May 6, 2020, at the WRPC Gun Range.

A regular meeting was held on March 4th with 4 officers present. Items discussed;

  • Range lock was changed on March 1st. All memberships are due for renewal.

  • The club is going to start selling T-Shirts and Sweat shirts with a WRPC logo on it. These T-Shirts will sell 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.

  • A motion was made to donate $300.00 to the Friends of the NRA.

  • Originally we had planned on having a table at the Gun Show this spring at the Majestic Valley Arena. The idea was to sell T-Shirts, maybe a raffle, and give out membership information. Unfortunately that event has been canceled by the Flathead County Health Department because of the current health situation

  • Range Cleanup is scheduled for April 16th at 5:00pm until dark. This is new this year and was requested by the membership at the meeting to keep from doing it on a Saturday. Please plan on attending and bring some tools for replacing target boards. We should be done before dark.

  • Hunters Sight-In, is scheduled for October 3rd & 4th, and again on October 17th & 18th.

  • We are getting a delivery of Target Boards look for notice when we may need help to unload this at the range.

  • We are also looking into making some kind of covers for the stairs and walkways to the ranges to prevent snow from building up. Look for updates on this at later meetings.

  • Election of officers was held, and Justin Beauregard was re-elected as Vice President, Craig Malicoat was re-elected as club Secretary, and Stan Bithell was re-elected as club Chief Safety/Training Officer. Allen Benedikt was elected as club Executive Officer.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter January 2020

Next regular meeting will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds, 4H Building, 7:00pm on March 4, 2020.

A regular meeting was held on January 8th with 5 officers and one member present.

Items discussed were as follows;

Old business

    • Range Maintenance for target boards on the pistol range needing repair.
    • Snow plowing, Philip Wisneski is again going to be plowing snow for us again this
      winter.
    • Lock on the gate will be changed on March 1, 2020

New business

Website: We have had Allen Benedikt working on updating the website for the club.
Some of the new items that will be happening on the website will be as follows;

    • Allowing people to join or renew their memberships on line. We will be able to accept
      credit card payments online. Note: this does not eliminate the need for orientations which
      have to be done in person.
    • We are also going to try to sell some t-shirts/sweat shirts on line and at meetings etc. as a
      fund raiser.
    • There will also be a better year long calendar for events at the range which will have the
      ability to sync with your smart phone for updates.

These updates are not currently complete but will be completed by March 1st 2020. Please go
online now and check out the new site and look for more improvements to come.

All memberships expire and need to be renewed as of March 1, 2020.

Also at the next meeting on March 4th the following officers are up for election.

Justin Beauregard; Vice President
Craig Malicoat; Secretary
Stan Bithell; Chief Instructor
Bernard Vance; Executive Officer

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club
Gavin Corrigan