President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias
Vern Gladney was in charge of our Sept dinner meeting, and it was yet another great steak dinner. Vern and his crew served 130 members and guests. Yours truly had the raffle and with the help from Andy and Garry at the front door, as always, they handled their business. As president, it is my intent to maintain the dinner meal cost at $10 with the exception of our Cioppino meal. This is a significant value for the quality and quantity of the dinner we turn out each month and with our gun per month raffle we have maintained a positive cash flow with dinner/raffle combined. The October meal will be German and will include a special raffle. Ed Brown, one of our new members, has donated a Springfield XD-40 caliber automatic pistol, brand new in the case with two magazines. Also, Shooters Warehouse & Supply has thrown in a Benchmade steep country hunting knife. I would like to thank each of them for their generosity.

The October meal will also kick off our community fund raising. Bar Section Head Dave Bellington is leading this year’s efforts again. Last year we had a successful Toys for Tots drive which we threw together at the last minute. This year we will be starting earlier and will be partnering with two local agencies to raise money to purchase books for distribution this December to those in need in our community. The October dinner raffle will start these efforts and will give our membership a chance to make a difference come this holiday season. Stay tuned for email blasts with more details coming soon!

As a reminder we have tested and validated a new electronic dues payment process. Our plan starting in October is to make dues renewal available at the dinner meetings for your convenience. This has also resulted in much time saved for the Membership, Newsletter, and Treasurer positions.

December is right around the corner and we will have three Board seats open for election. The Board and I are looking for engaged members, interested in the opportunity, to attend the Oct or Nov Board meeting in advance of the December dinner meeting elections. If you need more information about what is required of an OSC Board of Director, please give me a call.

Final thoughts:

• New range, rifle, & pistol rules signs have been installed, please take the time to read them.

• Contact Dennis Dias if you are interested in running this Dec. for a Board of Director position.

• Electronic Dues renewal is coming for your convenience.

Dennis Dias

email at or Cell (209) 262-7643