Maury County Gun Club 2879 Parsons Bend Rd. Columbia, Tn. 38401 931-381-3006

From the President's desk

February  18, 2017

Rained out!

Today's Two Gun Jungle Walk was cancelled due to the rain.  It is rescheduled for Saturday February 25 at 8:30 am at the pistol range.

 

The SCTP Trap shoot will be held February 25 at the shotgun side.  Registration starts at 8:00 am, shooting starts at 9:00 am

 

February 06, 2017

Don't forget about the Membership Monthly Club Meeting tonight, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse.

 

January 30, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Firing Line

 

Many of you have seen the new website  "maurycogunclub.com".  The site gives me the ability to communicate with the membership without waiting for publication.  This is such a vast improvement to club communications that the Board of Directors has decided to suspend the Firing Line.  This will be the last issue.  I urge you to regularly check the website for the latest and greatest club news.  Yes, I am trying to join the 21st century.

Regards,

Bob

 

 

January 29, 2017

 

It's with extreme pleasure that I can announce, our own Don Kerce has been inducted into the Florida Amateur Trapshooting  Association Hall of Fame.  This is a pinnacle honor bestowed for a lifetime of dedication and promotion of Trap shooting.  Don has annually earned a position on the All American Trap Team for as long as I can remember.  His dedication includes coaching the Zion Christian Academy Trap Team to State and  National Honors.  Don is the kind of a man that you will see, one on one, with a youth shooter whenever there is daylight and a clay target.  He has endless energy and a tremendous desire to help.

 

For the last four years Don has organized, promoted and run a fundraiser called "Shoot for the Cure".  Last year his efforts raised over $3,300.00 for the Maury Regional Breast Cancer Women's effort.

 

Don divides his time between Florida and Tennessee with homes in both states.  It's our loss that all of his competition shooting and the majority of his efforts are under the Florida banner.  Maybe, if he ever slows down, we can convince him to concentrate on us alone.  Regardless of where he exerts his efforts I can say without reservation, Don Kerce is one of the finest men I have ever met.  A superlative man in all regards who I am proud to call friend.

 

Regards,

Bob

 

January 17, 2017

ATTENTION LADIES!

We are wanting your input on starting a ladies shooting group to meet monthly at the Gun Club. This group will cover all disciplines including Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Safety and Protection and a monthly educational topic. Also included will be lots of fun and laughter – Shootin’ and Hootin’!

If you would be interested being a part of this group, please contact:

Beth Fischer at (931) 215-3564 /bsfischer1025@hotmail.com

 

 

January 13, 2017

I finished the 2017 calendar of events for the club.   Check it out on the Events page of the website.  Sorry about the vertical columns not lining up, they were vertical when I pasted them from Word to the Website.  I'll ask the sixth grader next door how to fix it.  As you can see from the calendar we are an extremely active club for our 413 families.  Monthly meetings are held in the clubhouse at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month.  I personally would like to  encourage all of you to attend.

Thanks to Don Kerce, Roy Boyd, Ronnie Lunn and many others Trap field Seven is throwing targets.  We will pour the concrete for the shooting stations as soon as weather permits. For those of you who didn't hear, the NRA granted us $6,550.00 to help us build Trap field seven.  The NRA is very active in its support of youth shooting.  With the addition of a Trap on field one and field seven MCGC was able to take on two new high schools.  Summertown and Columbia Central High Schools are now home based and practice at MCGC.  That makes six high schools and one college who call us home.  Congratulations to Martin Methodist College the current Division one Champion of the United States of America.

 

 

January 07, 2017

 

It's Saturday, it's cold (16 degrees) and the snow and ice on the gravel road going up to the pistol and rifle ranges are too iced to safely use.  Therefore the pistol and rifle ranges will be closed today, shotgun side will be open.  Thank you Dave Parks for braving the elements to check out the club conditions this morning.

 

At the January club meeting the current officers and Board of Directors were reelected for the year 2017 by acclamation.  There was no opposition. Twenty Yea's and zero Nay's was the result of the voice vote.

 

I am extremely happy to announce that MCGC will be the host club for the International Skeet portion of the 2017 Tennessee Junior Olympics, April 28-30.  I'm equally proud to announce that we also will host the 2017 Tennessee State Skeet Shoot, August 18-20.

Regards,

Bob

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