January 2017 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

January 2017

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

We here at MGCA hope you all have had a good and safe holiday season.

 

MGCA BOARD ELECTION in May 2017

There will be an election for three positions of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, May

3rd, 2017 at the clubhouse/maintenance building. If you are a member and wish to run

for one of the three available positions please send your name and a short bio, 100 words or

less, to:

Midwest Gun Collector’s Association

PO Box 417

Metamora, Illinois 61548

Entries must be received by March 10, 2017, in order to have bios listed in the April

newsletter.

The candidate’s bio and the 2017 election ballots will be sent to the current members in the

April newsletter.

RANGE MEMBERSHIP

We will be hosting a membership sign-up at Bass Pro, East Peoria, on February 4 and 5,

2017. Times are Saturday 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

If you come to Bass Pro for your 2017 renewal, bring the completed membership renewal

form with you.

If you forget to bring the completed renewal form with you, you will be required to

complete the form at Bass Pro.

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 could be prosecuted and your membership will

be suspended and or revoked.

If you find anything that is valuable that is left on range property like, guns, personal gear,

and special targets, please call Ernie Rech 699-0471 or Greg Crank 248-7068. We will find the

owner and make sure that the item is returned to the owner. If you can’t contact either of us

please take the item with you and leave a message for us, so we can contact you.

***********************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. IF YOU DESIRE TO PRACTICE

YOUR CONCEALED CARRY DRAW, YOU MUST DO SO WITH AN UNLOADED/EMPTY FIREARM.

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 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 two organizations that fight for your rights and allow you

to continue 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 on range # 9.

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

A special reminder that the Board Member election will be held in May. Three board members are up for

re-election. Any member interested in running for the board must have a bio sent and received by March 15th.

 

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 616129251

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.

Renewal must be done before February 15 to avoid any late renewal penality.

Send To: MGCA

Attn: Membership Director

P. O. Box 9251

Peoria, IL 61612-9251

Phone # 1-309-229-7495