President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias
Members of the Oakdale Sportsmen’s Club:

The August dinner meeting will be steaks and a special gun raffle (See the Calendar page on this site for Pictures and Detals). For the July board meeting I took the board offsite for team building activities and to say thank you to each of them for their accomplishments thus far, a lot has happened in six months. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other outside of the board room, we worked on respect, integrity, engagement, and some fun in the process. There will be several board seats up for election this December. The usual last minute write in ballots are not our preference.

We want engaged people who want to be on the board and have thought about it and made themselves informed, and want to make a difference. If you are interested contact me and I will schedule time at the Aug, Sept, Oct, or Nov board meeting. I will be happy to outline the responsibilities of the position to see if you have what it takes, so don’t hesitate to give me a call. All member's, Gratis members, and board members, August 6th at 9 am is a scheduled work day, we only have one or two of these per year. There are many house cleaning activities each section needs to complete and are vital to our master project list. The goal is to remove all unwanted debris in storage containers and club grounds to allow continued progress. There will be the usual restocking and fabrication of rifle and pistol targets but everything else must go! Please contact your Section Head or myself if you need more details. Lunch will be provided to OSC members.

Finally, I want to spot light more hard work by our board committees. Pistol Section Cowboy Fast Draw Committee lead by Bruce Whitacre, Jimmy Grassmidt, Gene Dias, Ron Bates, and Dennis Dias. Much work is being done every week to ready this new bay for the big August 13th fast draw shoot out! Also with the horse power of Matt Kiolbassa GP newsletter editor, Tim Brown, Membership Chair, and Steve Lyda, Treasurer, we now have electronic payment for dues up and running. These three have worked hard to pull this off. We are finalizing the last few new members and will be making this available to all members renewing in 2017. This will save cycle time, money, and enhance ease and convenience for our membership to renewal 2017.

Final thoughts:

• Reminder no long guns or rifle caliber pistols are allowed in Bays 1 or 3. Long guns must be shot in Bay 3, 4, or at the 100-yard range.

• Elections for the Board of Directors are coming soon, if interested you need to contact myself or request to appear before the board. We are currently looking for engaged candidates.

President, Dennis Dias

email at or Cell (209) 262-7643