President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias
As I write my first President’s Corner for 2017, I look back at a year full of accomplishment, innovation, and hard work by your Board. We say goodbye to Director's at Large Mike Knox and Phil Calvin - I thank them for their service to the Club. Now, as we look toward the New Year, we welcome back Director at Large John Schiro, and new Directors at Large Morgan Roberts and David Starr.

Note: there is no January dinner meeting, but know that your Board will be meeting in January to focus on and reprioritize our 2017 goal, and getting input from our new Board members. We finished the year with an outstanding whole pig dinner. Aron Stepp was in charge of the meal & raffle. Two AR-15’s and a Shield pistol closed out the final raffle of 2016.
We also conducted our Board elections and had electronic dues renewal again at the door. 2017 dues are $96 and can be paid at the Feb dinner meeting or at the Club by filling out a renewal form located inside the drop box adjacent to the main entrance. Also if you are currently receiving an electronic email of the Golden Pheasant, you will be invoiced for your 2017 dues via email and can pay electronically. Our next dinner meeting is February Cioppino. This is our only meal that is RSVP and is $50. Please contact John Word at (209) 505-5002 for tickets. This meal is epic and will again be a big raffle night. I’m working with Shooter’s Warehouse to secure a Tri-Star trap combo for this dinner!

I also want to congratulate two pillars of our club. First, wishing John Word and his wife Chris all the best on their 40th anniversary. Second, our Club Historian Gene Dias was awarded a Life Membership during the December Board meeting. This was extra special for me since he is also my Dad, and has instilled so much of the Club’s tradition in my brother and I.

The board is reaching out to our general membership requesting some help!! We are asking for additional Range Officer support on the 1st, 2nd, & 4th Saturdays at the club. This is an effort to increase safety. If you can step up please contact President Dennis Dias (209) 262-7643.

Hoping that your Christmas was full of joy and celebration, and wishing you and yours a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Dennis Dias, President,

email at or Cell (209) 262-7643