November 2016 Newsletter

 

NRA CLUB # B5346
ISRA CLUB # 60445
Website: http://www.midwestgca.com
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MGCA Telephone: (309) 274-2977
Mailing Address: MGCA PO Box 9251 Peoria IL 61612-9251

November 2016

****Membership renewal notice attached****

RANGE MEMBERSHIP
We will be hosting a membership sign-up at Bass Pro on November 5 and 6,
2016 and February 4 and 5, 2017.
On Saturday 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

Be sure to check our website listed at the top of this letter before going to the
range for up to date information.

Please note that we have installed security cameras. It is another step to keep
the range and members as safe as possible.

NO member has the right to take anything off of MGCA property. If you didn’t
bring it, then don’t take it. If you do and are caught, you will be prosecuted and
your membership will be suspended.

***********************MGCA WILL NOT HOST PERSONS WANTING
CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING, OUR INSURANCE WILL NOT ALLOW IT. We will
not allow members to take over a range because they are training other
members or non-members. It is NOT fair to other members. NO ONE IS
ALLOWED TO CARRY A FIREARM ON THEIR PERSON ON THE CLUB PROPERTY
WHETHER OPEN OR CONCEALED NO MATTER WHAT. Absolutely no alcoholic
beverages are allowed on the premises! This includes no using alcohol
containers (no cans of any kind, bottles, etc.) for target shooting! MGCA has a
zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. ALSO NO EXPLODING TARGETS! The small
percentage of members that are violating these rules will be asked to leave.
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1) All ranges are open. Also, you can now shoot slug guns on the Range #1 (lower range).

2) The range now has a well that is up and running.

3) The board of directors would like to thank ALL of our members who have volunteered their
help with the range at any time; your help is greatly appreciated. A big THANK YOU to all of
you.

4) Bump Stocks can be used if they are used in a safe manner. However, if there is one
incident, bump stocks will be banned. At this time, our range is the only one in the area
that allows bump stocks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greg Crank.
And again, check the website for up to date information.

5) DEFINITIONS (see below):

a) A SIDE BERM is the high dirt area located along side of each range from the firing line to
the impact area that is used to prevent any wild shots from escaping the range and possibly
injuring or killing someone or damaging near-by property

b) A BACKSTOP is the area where bullets are supposed to impact after going thru the target.

6) Anyone available and desiring to help with Range Maintenance/Repairs can contact Greg
Greg Crank for details.

OTHER NOTICES & INFORMATION

1) Gun Control Issues: Go to the ISRA website www.isra.org/ and follow the prompts to the
legislative bills pending. If you are not signed up for the free ISRA ALERT SERVICE, do so today.
You can also go to the NRA website www.nra-ila/org and follow the prompts to see pending
Federal Legislative Bills and for all states, including Illinois. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ELECTED
REPRESNTATIVES TODAY, both State and Federal, AND POLITELY INFORM THEM OF YOUR
STRENIOUS OBJECTIONS TO ANY AND ALL PROPOSED PENDING ANTI-GUN OWNER
LEGISLATION. You should also call and THANK the appropriate Representatives for their
support on “PRO-GUN LEGISLATION’ bills.

2) ARE YOU an ISRA or a NRA MEMBER? These are the only two Organizations that fight for
your rights that allow you to continue to be permitted to own and use firearms. Join or renew
either or both of these organizations today! The Internet websites are: www.nrahq.org/ and
www.isra.org/

3) This newsletter and other MGCA Club information is also available on our website
www.midwestgca.com/


4) Please for safety reasons, do NOT leave the throwers cocked.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Please remember eye and ear protection are mandatory when you are at the range. Also, you
are now required to display your membership card on yourself or your gun bag. IF YOU
VIOLATE THIS RULE, YOU WILL BE ESCORTED OFF THE RANGE.


All members are invited and encouraged to attend all periodic Board Meetings and Quarterly
Membership Meetings.

Board Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., @ the Range Maintenance
Building, in the months of:

January March May July September November



MGCA CLUB, OFFICERS & DIRECTORS – TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Ernie Rech (2017) Pres 309/699-0471 Ernie Rech (2017), Website 309699-0471
Greg Crank, VPres (2019) 309/248-7068 Bill Fritz (2017), Director 309/274-6096
Mary Harper (2017), Secretary 309/678-0770 Bob Bjerke (2021) Director 309/692-1800
Caryl Crank (2021), Treasurer 309/248-7068 Greg Crank (2019), Range 309/248-7068
Richard Parks(2019), Mbrshp 309/229-7495
Membership Phone Number 309/229-7495

MAIL

(Membership Applications/Renewals) MGCA, Attn: Membership Director, P.O. Box 9251,
Peoria, IL 61612-9251

Any and All correspondence for MGCA is to be mailed to P.O. Box 9251, Peoria, IL 61612.

Mary Harper
Secretary & Editor



RENEWAL NOTICE

Membership # ________________ Dues amount $ ____75__________ Date ____________
Name
_________________________________________________________________________
Address
_________________________________________________________________________
City , State , Zip
__________________________________________________________________________
Phone number
__________________________
I have read and understand the Range Rules and the Regulations of M.G.C.A and I agree to abide
by them.
Signature: _______________________________ Date _____________________
If you do not sign above, your renewal will be sent back to you .

 



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