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AGM Sunday 29 April – Updated + Scores

Results

Scores on the results pages – very well shot by some (not me though). TR was won by Rob B with a 103.13 and the scoped by Paul U with a 105.12.

Scores on the results page, any mistakes then let me know as it’s probably my fault.

AGM – Job done, no drama, business as usual and a profitable year.

Next shoot is a Service Rifle.

Note – we will have a Work Party on Sunday 17 June – can’t wait & details to follow. Remember the club is run for you by volunteers so help if you can.

 

The clubs AGM is on Sunday 29 April in the club house. Nominally it will take place at 2pm but if we finish the shoot early then we may bring it forward a bit.

So this means – don’t be late!

The agenda is here:-

DDRC_AGM_Agenda_2018

2017 AGM Minutes

DDRC_AGM_Minutes_30-04-17_(for 2016)

We don’t have any earth shattering things to discuss or announce as its pretty much business as usual. If you have questions to submit then please do so in advance if you want an answer on  the day.

Remember – rumours are destabilising so if you want to know what the club is doing then ask the committee and don’t rely on third hand information & assumptions.

The shoot is the Kirby Cup that is a Queens 1. That is to say its 2 x 7 at 3/5/6.TR shooters first then scoped and then the Muzzle break stuff for each distance. You know the usual drill.

See you on Sunday

 

2018 Administration & the Christmas Shoot. – Update

First things first –

2018 membership forms will be emailed soon and we would like to have the membership process completed by 31/1/2018. The forms are on the membership page but are below in pdf and word versions below:-

pdf 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc word 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc

2018 programme – on the relevant pages and as below

pdf 2018 Shooting Program xls 2018 Shooting Program

2018 Shooting Record

pdf 2018 Shooting Record xls 2018 Shooting Record

Christmas Shoot

Christmas fast approaches and we have to sort out a Christmas Shoot so here is what we have in mind. We have a potentially large number of people to cater for and as it will be cold and/or wet it needs to be something we can shift through at a reasonable pace so no one has to hang around for too long.

The shoot will be over three distances 100, 200 and 600 yards and shot in pairs so its time to find a friend and or team up with someone on the day. The entry fee will be a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. No gift, no shoot. If you turn up late then all the friends will be taken as well. We will be starting at 9.30 sharp.

100 yards Shot on the Gallery Rifle targets 10 shots each on to a standard PL7 targets. These are grouped in pairs and the scores will be no more than 10 shots on each target. Shoot in no more than 3 minutes.

It is surprising how many members cannot either count or hit the correct target.

200 yards will be shot in pairs on a figure 11 and a figure 12 targets both showing at the same time. Again both targets will be up at the same time and you can decide who is the better shot so someone gets to shoot on the smaller target. There will be penalties if you cross fire. There will be a two-minute time limit on this and we will need a butt crew of 8 people per detail.

600 yards electronic targets shot in your pair with a time limit so no one is going to be allowed to take ages.

So that’s the plan. We will finish up at 600 yards and then have a prize giving in the club house. If you want to bring along something else like sausage rolls, mince pies or similar that we can heat up in the oven will be a welcome addition.

You can use any gun you like for the shoot and can use a different rifle for each stage if you like. We may well be able to have the club guns and we have some ammo as well.

Scores added to the Results Page – Happy Chirstmas and new year.

Gravett Cup and RCO Course

A late update of things as I have been away for a bit and am just catching up. The scores  for the Gravett cup are on the Results page. The master plan for security is to have the names in a First name / Last initial format but this only works if you know the names.  I am claiming that I didn’t prepare the file so they are not all in that format. Apologies I will try to do better in future but I am a bit time poor at the moment.

The clubs first RCO course was run at the weekend and all the delegates passed. This is excellent news and it ups the skills of shooters and RCO staff we have. We should be ever mindful of the legal issues surrounding our activities and the better recognised skills are always welcome. We need to be on top of all the legal and safety activities at all times and it is ever-changing.

We will probably run the course again next year so if you are interested make sure you register in time (not now!).

We will probably be revisiting the issue of competency cards at some point as a number of you have asked about it. If we do follow the NRA procedure then all shooters at Dorking will need to be certified and if not take a course either with us or the NRA.  If we go down this route then there are implications and administration for all. We will have another look at it and let you know.

See you on Sunday for the next shoot – the Barclay Cup being a 2 x 10 at 500 & 600. TR shooters first etc.

See you then.

Kirby Cup & AGM

Sundays shoot saw the Kirby Cup with around 20 shooters in attendance (based on the number of cards I ended up with) We used the refurbished 500 yard point for the first time with good results and saw some decent scores overall (see the Results Page).

Those of you who stayed on for or attended the AGM, thanks for your support. We have had a good year and although progress in some areas is slow we still move forward positively and in a sensible direction. The current committee was re-elected and were joined by Andy Reed and Neil Butler. Nick Baulf has agreed to be our new accounts examiner.

Finances reflect the increased expenditure but we do not intend to increase the membership fees at this time so that’s good news for all.

We have some work to finish off on the club house still and then we move on to fixing up the target hit that needs some attention.

Plenty to do so if you feel like helping out we would be happy to hear from you. There will be a work party this summer at some point – details to follow. Dont Forget we are running an ACO course so if you have not advised PAul Upward of your interest then please do so. It looks as if we will aim to run this on a non shooting weekend in September.

The next shoot is Service Rifle.

Annual General Meeting

The General Meeting of The Dorking and District Rifle Club will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday the 30th April 2017 in the Clubhouse.

Draft Agenda

1) Introduction.

2) Minutes of the last General Meeting.

3) Committee Report.

4) Treasurers Report (including a provisional statement of Club Accounts and appointment of an Examiner of Accounts).    

5)  The election of the Committee members (see below), President, Vice Presidents and the appointment of an Examiner of Accounts.    

6)  Any other business

Program Updates & Reloading Course.

We have had to move a few things around for a variety of reasons. Mainly the proposed work party needs to take place when the weather is better so this will be later in the year.

The Work party / AGM is now cancelled for the 12/3/17 It was a non shooting day so we are not missing any shooting.

The AGM will take place on 30/4/17 after the Kirby Cup.

We have created revised program forms and attendance records following the date change.

2017-shooting-program-revised

xls & pdf versions

2017-shooting-record

2017-shooting-record

The shoot on 19 March may be a TR match against Chichester if we can get them organised. It will be open to all as a practice anyway at 300 and 600 yards.

Beginners Reloading Course

Beginners reloading course on Tuesday evening 21 st March starting at 7 pm for 2 hours and then a pint in Dorking. this is being run by Graeme Cole and Phil Bassett at the club house. We have 6 people interested but if you want to join the fun then please contact Graeme direct at  graememcole@gmail.com

Finally we have not forgotten about the RCO course. We are still sorting out the details with the NRA and will have room for about 15 members. We will let you have the details in due course.

If  you have not renewed your membership please do so or let Chris know you wont be renewing. We have a number of people interested injoining and if you dont want to be a member then we can use your place. If you do then please can we have your renewal payment.

The Hero Shoot

For the hardy members went to the range today for the year opener Hero Shoot. So named for those who come along in the bad weather in previous years. Fortunately we had good weather for the time of year. We had quite a selection of guns on show from Black Powder Snider Carbines to the latest Nimrod and MARS rifles.

All Good fun

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Once a long time ago I met two blokes on a range (Steynning) long since closed. One was a keen advocate of the L1A1 and from what I remember he was about the only one I who could ever shoot one decently.

If you want to know (many, many years later) how make an old man happy, put one in his hands again.

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Happy Days.

For those who are wondering about your membership renewals these were all emailed out before Christmas so fill it in and return it to Chris the membership Secretary (now on the dark side as a happy owner of an AR15).

If you have lost the form then another copy is here:-

2017-dorking-renewal-form-doc

The next shoot is a further practice at 100 so bring your toys and get your rifles properly zeroed for the year.