President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias

Steak & Oyster

The 2017 Steak & Oyster is in the books! Wow, it takes a village to pull this event off. I want to especially thank my family, wife Leticia, daughter Gabby, son Roman, & mother Terry who worked their tails off without much choice. I’m very proud of them. I have to thank Dan Wilson board treasurer and board director John Schiro for a full day of Friday prep. This is where the real work for raffle happens.
Swing shift crew, Secretary Sean Morgan and wife & David Starr all moved the ball Friday. Saturday I had more support from my wife, Rita Ford, and VP Jimmy Grassmidt, and Pistol Section Head Bruce Whitacre. Your board delivered a flawless event. The final funds raised were short of our goal but we raised 10K with an improved flow and enjoyment to our guests, I know since I was flooded with positive feedback. The event was started by a special person and a great idea. Paulette Gram-Wright is the founder who started it all in order to sponsor youth in shooting sports. This idea, fostered by Paulette, her father, mother, & brother David on the grill, with his team cranking out steaks year after year, became an OSC institution and is alive and well. It was the Board’s pleasure to honor Paulette and David with special plaques to thank them for 24 years of tireless work, vision, and commitment.

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Member Recognition

There are too many of you to name but thank you to all OSC members who accepted the Step Up Challenge and donated to this year’s S & O event. You brought this event home with your love for the club and donated amazing raffle prizes. I’m very proud of each and every one of you.

Vendor Recognition

Special thanks to Teter’s Jewelry, Oak Valley Bank and Haidlen Ford for their generous donations to the S & O event. We honored them with an OSC Vendor Appreciation award this past week.

New and Improved

If you have been out to the club lately you have seen the hard work of your Board of Directors! The outside bathroom project is on track, the fast draw & trap sea containers and rifle shed now all have asphalt ramps. Also the new safety upgrade to the 100 yard rifle range with signage and new visual light is complete. If the light is on, the rifle 100 yard range is hot, be safe and respect it. It is for your safety and violators will be held accountable.

Norm Filip Passing

We lost one of our dedicated members, Norm Filip. He was a 30 plus year OSC member, Trap Section Head for 17 years, and Past President. He loved hunting, mining, and shooting sports. I enjoyed his wisdom as he took the time to mentor at several of our dinner meetings. He dedicated his life to our club and we will rejoice in all of his accomplishments and keep his memory alive and well in our hearts. Out prayers are with the Filip’s Family.

Dennis Dias, President,

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