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.
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.
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
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.
xls & pdf versions
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 email@example.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.
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
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.
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:-
The next shoot is a further practice at 100 so bring your toys and get your rifles properly zeroed for the year.
We have some provisional dates for next year. These are subject to change and we may well move things around depending on circumstances.
The AGM is provisionally booked for 12 March 2017 at 9.30 am. It’s a non shooting day but it is followed by a work party so there will be plenty to do.
The details are on the Programme page along with downloadable shooting records in PDF & Excel
The links to the documents are below:-
We held the Kirby cup today that consists of a Queens 1 for both TR and Scoped rifles. It was a very successful day with a high turnout but not all those attending put in a score card. We were saved from the rain and the weather stayed fine. The scoped rifle shooters put in some good scores with 3 of 105 with the top shot being Alistair Springer with 105.19. TR shooters fond the conditions more challenging and I suppose we ‘could try harder’ (particularly in my case).
Anyway a bad day on the range beats a good day in the office any day.
The AGM was held in the club house and was fortunately largely uneventful compared with other years!
We did discuss the new CASC regulations that we will make every effort to comply with will mean some changes and we will outline these for a special general meeting to be held in the autumn once we have finalised a strategy. You can help the club and yourselves by attending at least 7 events a year at the range. It’s not a big ask and will make a difference. A link to the regulations is in a post from several weeks ago.
The scores are on the results page and a heavy work schedule and forthcoming departure for a spell in Eastern Europe precludes me from writing more at the moment.
See you all soon.
Scores posted on the results page. Apologies to Bob S. who didn’t shoot a 50.1 but a 50.10 that is a completely different score. In my defense it was written on the score sheet as 51 so it wasn’t clear. Anyway a clear winner.
Well shot all, a great day to be on the range!
See you at the AGM
The Modern McQueens is on Sunday at 300 yards. We will not have the club gun or ammunition available due to the holders of such being committed elsewhere. The course of fire for the McQueens is available on the COF page.
The AGM will be held after the shoot on the 22 May at 1 pm. The notices have been emailed but are available here:-
160506 DDRC AGM Cover Letter
160506 DDRC AGM Agenda pdf