The "Spring Creek Muzzleloaders" held their first match in the snow on January 3rd at ALGC. The group extends beyond ALGC members and matches will move between our club and Left Handers.
Now that the Thanksgiving Holiday is behind us, we can truly begin to wind down for the year and enjoy the Christmas Season with our families. The crazy and often frustrating 2020 is almost over and hopefully with a couple of COVID 19 vaccines on the horizon, 2021 will be more like what we’re used to. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I would like to give a hearty thank you to the ALGC mowing crew: Clint C., Mike S., Steve R, and Dan C. who coordinates much of the weekly maintenance around the range. Without their contributions, we would probably have to hire a mowing service which would be very costly. If you see these guys at the range, please thank them for their efforts. I think we all owe Steve R. a huge debt of thanks. A few weeks ago, after having spent many years in different leadership roles in our club, he decided to step back from his position as lead instructor for the Juniors Shooting Program and also his weekly maintenance on the club grounds and spend more time at home. Frankly, Steve is the reason our facilities are in such exceptional condition. Steve is still a member of the club and we hope to see him once again enjoying his shooting passion more often.
For the coming year, it is hoped we will be able to restart the Juniors Shooting Program after cancelling all sessions for 2020 due to the pandemic. Once again, we are in need of a new person or two to help with the program and serve as a mentor for the kids. If any member would like to get involved please contact me.
For those who were unable to attend the Fall workday and annual meeting, the club held elections for the five Board positions. Jim Johnson decided to not stand again for President but was elected our new Vice President when Bill Piester decided not to run again. Jim will also serve as the clubs Legislative Liaison. Todd Rankin stepped down after over two decades as Executive Officer and thankfully Jeff Alvey volunteered for and was elected to that position. We owe a debt of gratitude to Todd Rankin and Bill Piester for their many years of service on the board.
The best news is that Dick Alcorn was once again elected Treasurer and Jim Leinicke will remain our club Secretary. These are probably the two most important positions on the board. I threw my hat in the ring for club President, and since there was no one else interested in the job, I was elected to that position. I say that a little tongue in cheek but honestly I am honored to serve in this role. I hope I can uphold the tradition of competent leadership established by my predecessors. I am certain I have a lot to learn but I will do my best to help, together with the rest of the Board, guide the club through the next few years with fiscal responsibility and the safety of all our members and guests in mind.
If you see me at the range, please say hello and I will try and do the same. I always enjoy learning what other shooters are into. Until then, keep your powder dry.
The 2021 area rifle competition schedules are available for Abe Lincoln, Taylorville Rifle and Pistol Club and Effingham County Sportsman's Club. Just click the button below. Our new ALGC Competition Director Jeff Alvey has this next years schedule ready to go. There are some changes coming for 2021 so click the link below and check it out
Abe Lincoln Gun Club is going to add a new competition program for 2021. Dust off that patch and ball black powder muzzleloader and watch here for the 2021 schedule. Matches will be shot at both ALGC and Left Handers. Check back periodically as we develop the competition details.
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