​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MESSAGE BOARD

12/12/2018


We have started to form Committees to get the pulse of the membership and insure that members have a voice.  This is a way for membership to be directly involved and a easy way to affect change and get projects implemented.  I would like thank everyone that currently is on a Committee and also like to ask for more volunteers to help fill the open positions we still have. 


The open positions that we need to fill are listed below if anyone has interest please contact me at pres@mediacombb.net


Committee openings: (Updated 12/18/18)

Action Range:              2 additional members and a Chair.

Archery:                       3-4 committee members and a Chair.

​Trap:                            2 additional members and a Chair



NOTE:  The gate card system is down thus the gate will be locked in the up position.  We are working with the vendor to have it repaired.


UPDATES from the New Board, and Officers -- what have we been up to since October???  Read on.


Update 11/30/2018:


CHAPTER MEETING -- First of the new Year -- Wednesday, January 16, 2019   7:00 PM at the Chapter House.​​​

Updated By-Laws -- consistent with the State and National Organization By-Laws -- are complete,


Financial Status:


It has taken quite awhile to understand and get a handle on the financial status of the Club.  This information will be available at the January Chapter Meeting.


Indoor Range:


We are working towards reopening the indoor range to the membership.  In preparation, we are making sure the ventilation system is functioning as needed, and are undertaking environmental tests to determine the amount of lead contamination present in the range, and during active shooting periods.


We expect soon to be looking for Range Safety Officers to staff the range.


Membership/Renewals:


Membership renewals have been mailed out and are being processed as we receive them in the mail.  New member tours have been restarted, scheduled the first and third Saturdays of each month, at 11 AM and 12:30 PM. 


Action Range Scheduling: 


We expect soon, to  roll out a cloud-based Action Range (AR)  calendar to allow users to self-schedule times in the range.  Currently, access to the self-scheduling Calendar will require a Google GMail account, as the tool used will be Google Calendar.  Gmail is free, so if you need to access the new Calendar, get yourself a Gmail account  A.link to the prototype calendar is provided below  if you're interested in seeing how it works:


https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/5qub50ul6d8lm9maovm7teomms%40group.calendar.google.com/private-6042daf63e9f0fad7d8443690d58ff2a/basic.ics


Knox Box:


For Emergency Responder Access,  will be purchased, then installed near the Main Gate.


Ike's Property Inventory:


Veni is conducting an inventory of the site, to figure out what the club owns, and where it is.  Tagging so it can be tracked electronically is being considered.


We are looking for members interested in being on Committees for the following:

                              Action Range

                              Archery Range

If you are interested please contact pres@mediacombb.net


Future State:


When the gate card access system is up and running again, we are looking forward to allowing gate card access to the two trap-houses.  Scan your card, open the trap house, shoot away.  When finished, clean up, close up the trap house, and be on your way.  Will probably involve each user having to buy/bring their own birds, or by subscription, where the $$$ go towards buying birds and perhaps upgrading to automatic caller system.



Work Parties:


There is a lot of "stuff" to do beyond painting target stands and whacking weeds.  There's a lot of stuff in the various buildings and ranges that need to be gone through, sorted, and perhaps cataloged.




WEBSITE:


Small changes are being made to the current site.  Cleanup, removing a lot of Negative thoughts, streamlining, making it less garish and more inviting  -- short term goals.  We are working to roll out an entirely new site, with better look,  feel, navigation, and members' only areas. 


*** We are an NRA Affiliated Club ***

   Pistol Range - Rifle Range - Trap Range - Indoor Pistol Range - Action Range - Air Gun Range

Open 8:00 am until 8:00 pm*

Member Only Access Daily

* or Sunset, whichever is earlier.

Recreational shooting, safety, and fun.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Important Dates

Chapter Meeting -- Jan 16, 7PM -- Chapter House

Range Tours for Prospective Members -- 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month

11 AM and 12:30 PM


We are located 10 blocks (0.85 miles) West of Edgewood Road, on 42nd Street, NW, in Cedar Rapids.

Linn County Chapter

Izaak Walton League