President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias
I’d like to wish the entire membership a Happy Thanksgiving. Please keep Bud Huntley in your thoughts, he is on the road to recovery after a nasty fall. Get well soon Bud! The November meal was our Fish Fry which again was epic. In charge was Mike Knox, Master Chief John Word, both who ensured the tradition of this meal. This one requires lots of help manning 10 or so fryers on the back patio. The raffle was ramped up by Vern Gladney with a Duck Blind shotgun courtesy of Shooters Warehouse & Supply. Kirk Dormody from California Deer Association added a Xtreme ice chest for our door prize. I want to thank Andy Lopez our door help and CDA member for bringing Kirk in and the information he shared at the dinner meeting.
Our December meal will be epic! Whole Hog, two AR-15’s and a Shield 9mm pistol. This is also our annual elections meeting. There are three board of director seats up and we have 6 candidates. Please try and make the meeting or at least swing by and cast your vote. Your candidates are Morgan Roberts, John Schiro, David Starr, Doug Jaeger, Curtis Lineberger & Mike Knox.

Matt Kiolbassa and Tim Brown will again make 2017 dues renewal available at the December meal for your convenience electronically. We will be invoicing the balance of the membership after our December meal via email. The board also has ruled to discontinue the traditional advertisement in the hard copy of the Golden Pheasant, as it is no longer cost effective and we’re moving towards reduction of the hard copy due to its limited foot print. Advertising will be retooled. Matt Kiolbassa has already presented to the board two cost effective alternatives using our electronic GP and website with possibly a club member business directory so stay tuned.

The club rules for Bay 1 & 2 are clearly posted but we have had another member who has been suspended for shooting a long gun into the pistol bays. No long guns are tolerated in Bay 1 & 2, this means BB, Pellet, Rim fire, or any other caliber of rifle. Long guns are for bays 3 & 4 or the 100 yard range when a Rifle Section RO are present. I would also sadly add this is the 5th member who will be brought before the board for discipline by violating this very same rule. No long guns are allowed of any sort and no rifle calibers in pistol format. Please take note of this and help educate our membership.

Final Thoughts:

- Be Safe - Read the posted safety rules

- December Dinner Meeting is Board election and triple gun raffle

- 2017 Dues Renewal has started, you can pay at Dec dinner, the drop box, and we will start invoicing members Jan 1st via email for electronic payment.

Dennis Dias, President,

email at or Cell (209) 262-7643