Thanks to those who made it out on a very busy graduation weekend. The May steel match results have been finalized and are available for review below. A very big thanks to all of those who participated in helping tear down the stages. We hope to see you all next month for our USPSA match and we look to replace the steel match with a 3 gun match. Look for more details soon.
The West Liberty Gun Club of West Liberty has been awarded a 2013 Governor’s Volunteer Award, it was announced by the Office of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on April 23, 2013.
This award comes via the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and is in recognition of 25 years of service in providing facilities and instruction for the Iowa Hunter Education Program. In an award letter to the club, Governor Branstad stated, “We are pleased to honor those who have given the precious gift of their time to make a difference and enrich lives all across Iowa.” The award will be presented by Governor Branstad to West Liberty Gun Club President David Kelzenberg and other honorees in a special ceremony to be held on June 12 in Marion.
Kelzenberg stated, “We are very pleased to be recognized and honored by the Governor in this way. The West Liberty Gun Club has always been a strong proponent of the safe handling and use of firearms. Our mission has always included the instruction of our youth in the safe handling of firearms, through programs such as 4-H, scouts, our own youth shooting programs, and of course Iowa’s Hunter Safety Education Program. And this recognition comes at a crucial time as we struggle with the challenges of reconstructing our primary facility.” The club’s indoor shooting range and clubhouse were destroyed by a major fire in January, and efforts to rebuild this facility are on hold as they attempt to negotiate a complicated path through the bureaucracies of the city of West Liberty and Muscatine County, where the club is located. “We plan to rebuild our facility, and to continue our mission of providing a safe and supportive venue for firearms instruction and participation in the shooting sports,” Kelzenberg said.
Sorry for the late results announcement, it has been a busy week. The day started off a little sketchy but it turned out to be pretty nice. The results have been calculated and were submitted to USPSA last Wednesday and Thursday. If you have an email on file with your USPSA profile I am sure you got the email. There was a small correction to the scores and you may have received the results email twice, sorry for that. I wanted to extend a great big thanks to those of you who made it out Saturday and again early on Sunday to get things set-up in my absence. I am truly grateful for the club members and shooters we have, you folks make this fun. The overall results are below to see how you stacked up.
A couple of other Items of business:
1. Mark your calendars for July 26th – 29th for the annual Big Dawg Steel Match. This match will again be held at West Liberty Gun Club and is nothing short of spectacular. 15 stages of steel plate racks and a round count of 300 rounds that draws shooters from all over the country. Last year’s prize table was over $11,000.00 of prizes. Every shooter walked away with a prize! This match is literally a blast!
2. The West Liberty Practical Shooters invite you to the 2013 Iowa Fall Classic. The match will be held September 5th – 8th. In our inaugural match last year 60 shooters battled it out over 10 stages and 260 rounds. This year’s match is shaping up to be even bigger and better. More details to follow. We will be looking for RO’s to help run the match this year as we hope to raise the bar and make this a level 2 match this year. We will be looking for 20 – 25 RO’s to work Friday and Saturday. If you are interested in being an Iowa Fall Classic Match official please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for shooting with us and we hope to see you at the range this summer!