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The Horry Pride – October 2019
Horry Chapter, Wildlife Action, P.O. Box 682: Aynor, SC 29511
Chapter 4, Chartered November 4, 1984
WLA Motto “Local Folks Solving Local Problems”
WLA SLOGAN “To Put Back More Than We Take”
WILDLIFE ACTION CHAPTER OF THE YEAR FOR 1986-2006- 2012-2016-2018
WEBSITE: www.horrychapterwildlifeaction.org Coordinator: Jeff A. Fink Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride Editor: Brian Koller: Send Input & Comments to: email@example.com
Horry Chapter Officers
President - Frank Lagasse: (315) 709-2712: Vice President – Brian Koller (843) 347-2705
Secretary – Lesley Granito (843) 756-9150: Treasurer – Johnny Goebel (843) 997-5613
Horry Chapter Board Members
Ed Whitner - (843) 283-8074: Bobby Stubbs – (843) 449-8206
Mac Altman – (843) 358-5400: Al Cocola – (860) 886-3616
Jeff Fink, Sr. (843) 855-7819: Barbara Tyndall – (843) 331-0450
WLA National Headquarters: (843) 464-8473 www.wildlifeaction.com (Join Now with PayPal)
Please Check our Monthly Calendar of Events@
Skeet and Trap Ranges are opened Tuesday and Thursdays 10am-2pm and Sundays from 11AM until 4PM. Check with Ed Whitner regarding nighttime trap/skeet shoot on Tuesdays
Our next meeting will be on 27 February at 7PM. If you missed Key Night in January you can get your new key at February’s meeting. The key price is $50.00. Please bring your old key for turn-in when purchasing your new key. We will also have our monthly “potluck meal”, so if you have a favorite dish you’d like to share with your fellow members, we’d sure love to try it. Keep in mind that all members now need a key to enter our facility. The gate must be locked upon entry and NO ONE is permitted to enter without their key. The only exceptions will be during our special event days; i.e., monthly ATA Shoots, Veterans/Ladies shoots, Pioneer Days or for leased events. Your first stop should be to sign-in and pay your fees if shooting or simply sign in if you are there for volunteer work or observing. If you haven’t received your copy of the updated Rules and Regulations, please make sure you pick up your copy during the February meeting.
All Chapter activities are listed on our web site calendar. For your future planning here are a few of our upcoming “open” events:
14 March - Pioneer Day 9 AM- 2 PM;
26 April is Ladies Day 2- 6 PM; 9 May - Pioneer Day 9 AM-2 PM .
Key Night was a huge success. Members enjoyed the delicious hot dogs and other food offerings served. We keep growing as we had 39 new memberships accepted that evening. Recognition goes out to Bobby Stubbs and his crew for starting key sales earlier than advertised reducing key purchase wait times. Kudos to Bobby, as he had knee replacement surgery only the week prior to our meeting. Now that is dedication!! Thanks to all the volunteers that helped keep things moving and organized. President Frank again stressed that now that the new year has begun, and that as our individual and family memberships keep expanding, the Rules and Regulations will be enforced without exception.
A Range Safety Officer's training course will be conducted at the Horry Chapter WLA Education Center on 11 April 2020 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. The cost of the course will be $60.00 and includes all training materials plus lunch. Cut-off date to register is the 21st of March and the course is limited to 15 attendees. Please contact Jeff Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org/ or Mike Ferrio at email@example.com / (843)429-1701.
Our Range Safety Officers, Mike Ferrio and Jeff Fink, are here to help you if needed and to ensure that range safety rules are being followed. We still have a goal to have a Range Safety Officer on site 7 days per week. Seeking qualified volunteers.
Upcoming: Come out and support SASS on the 15th or participate in the monthly pistol matches on the 22nd of Feb. Raffle tickets are being sold during February and March, for a chance to win a .22 Caliber Savage Target rifle. Winner will be chosen during Hot Dog Night at the March 2020 meeting.
None of our special events would be possible without the support of our sponsors as well as that of our generous donors. Please remember our sponsors next time you need their services or products. Let’s welcome our newest sponsor, Window World, sponsoring SASS, (Cowboy Action) on Berm #4. Terry’s Hardware, www.terrys-hardware.com, located at 5075 W. Highway 501 in Conway; Rivertown Gun Depot, for guns, ammo, and other sporting needs, located at 1301 E. Highway 501, Conway; Anderson Brothers Bank, with multiple locations in Horry and Marion Counties, go to www.abbank.com, regarding services for all your banking needs; Papa Foxtrot Tactical has guns and ammo, at 618 8th Ave Unit C, Aynor for hunting/shooting supplies and more, www.facebook.com/papafox tac; Trap Range Sponsor Michael Herrington from CMH Heating and Cooling in Nichols, at 843-455-9379 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and Frank and Betty Pate for their continued sponsorship of Berm #1.
Horry County Friends of the NRA is holding a raffle for a Kimber 84M 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle and a Kimber Micro 9 Pistol with NRA logo. The winner will win both guns. Tickets are $20 each. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Myrtle Beach Gun Show in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Friends of NRA will also be holding a fundraising banquet and auction at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in the Landmark Resort at 1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets are $45 per person, $80 per couple, and $320 for a table of 8. Come and enjoy an evening of good food, friends, and entertainment. Money raised at the event is used to support local, state, and national shooting sports programs. Contact Mark Orr (843-780-0778) or Lew Foote (845-545-4236) if you have questions or for ticket availability and information. More details are available on Friends of NRA website: https://www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/Events/Details/42?eventId=57648.
We are always grateful for donations: Pete Cherubini donated a large box of 30-06 ammunition; Larry Verraneault donated mounts of a velvet buck, duck, Largemouth Bass and a ram’s head; Frank and Sally Westover gave a $25 donation; Eugene Rock for 2000 rounds of ammo; Claude Dey, 1000 rounds of .22 ammo; John and Fara Fink for shooting glasses and shotgun shell pouches for skeet and trap. Of special note, Vicky Stroupe of V.T. Stroupe Photography in Murrells Inlet gave Horry WLA a beautiful photo of an Osprey, taken at Huntington Beach State Park that was to be sold for a donation. John Fink purchased the photo for $150 on the understanding that the picture remains within Horry Chapter’s Education Center. You can see this picture mounted on the wall next to the TV. Our understanding is that Vicky is also ill, so let’s keep her in our prays. Many thanks to both Vicky and John.
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