Abe Lincoln Gun Club News
Annual Meeting and Work Day
This is to remind you all of our Annual Meeting and Work Day, starting at 8:00 AM on June 12, 2022. The work part should wrap up by 11:00 or Noon, to be followed by our annual membership business meeting. Remember, participation in this Work Day will result in a $50 dues reduction for you in FY2023, making your dues $100 instead of $150. So come on out and lend a hand and save yourself some money in the process.
The club facilities are in remarkably good shape, in part because of a couple of special work days this winter. There have been major improvements to the indoor range, including far better lighting and replacement of the sand pit with a shredded rubber media that catches bullets without creating all of the dust. The work to be done at this work day will be pretty much routine and largely confined to the outdoor facilities: Building and repairing target stands and outdoor target positions, trimming brush along the road and fence-lines, replacing some rotten wood on the skeet houses, and doing some roof repairs on the lower skeet house.
At the business meeting, we once again have a proposal for a By-laws amendment. Because the Club has some considerable assets, we have been advised that we should routinely have an auditor spot check the books to see that everything is being done properly. The Executive Board obviously has the power to have such an audit done at any time, but we thought it a good idea to put it into the By-laws and make it a requirement. The proposal is relatively simple and requires a new paragraph to be added to Article VII, Section 35 related to the duties of the club president. The proposal is as follows:
Article VII Duties of the elected officers.
G. The President shall on an annual basis and on each occasion when the position of Treasurer is vacated and subsequently filled, cause to occur a financial review of the club’s financial accounts, petty cash, holdings, receipts, and paid bills to ensure integrity of the club’s accounting procedures.
Year New Dues System 1
We are just completing the first year of our new dues system, in which we tracked those members participating in our two annual work days (June 2021 and October 2022) and special work days. 74 of our members participated in these work days and will therefore see a decrease in their club dues payable by July 1, 2022. The club is greatly benefited by the willingness of these members to dedicate a few hours of their time to helping maintain our facilities. In addition, we have a few guys who have dedicated a large amount of their time to doing the mowing and similar tasks, and we owe them an even greater debt. Without them, this facility would simply cease to operate.
If anyone would like to join the mowing crew, please contact president Pat Keen or any of the officers. The more volunteers we have the easier the job becomes.
Our Executive Officer, Jeff Alvey, has sanctioned a number (4) matches during the summer with the CMP. With this you can obtain a marksmanship ranking with the CMP to equally compete at any CMP sanctioned match at the local or national level. The balance of the matches are ran the same but do not carry this distinction. All matches are still for bragging rights and to have a good time enjoying the range. Hi-Power match schedules for other CMP clubs in the area are now included on our web page for those who want to get serious about league competition. Jeff will give a more detailed explanation at the Annual Meeting as well as ask for suggestions to grow attendance. Hi Power matches are held on the 4th Sunday of each month.
At the opposite end of the shooting spectrum, the muzzleloading rifle matches that began very modestly in 2019 are now grown so large that we have to shoot in two relays to accommodate all the competitors. Muzzleloading rifle matches are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. These competitions are alternately conducted at the Abe Lincoln Gun Club and the Lefthanders Gun Club in Loami. The schedule can be found on the web page.
2022 Officers and Committee Chairs
Patrick Keen, Pres……………………Ph. 971-1529
Jim Johnson, V- Pres......................... Ph: 652-4564
Jim Leinicke, Sec.............................. Ph: 415-5767
Dick Alcorn, Treas............................ Ph: 685-7598
Jeff Alvey, E/O................................. Ph: 341-2787
Dan Croll, Facilities.......................... Ph: 836-7663
Pat Malone, Acres for Wildlife........... Ph: 498-8739
Abe Lincoln Gun Club is a private facility and not generally open to the public. The club is limited to 275 active regular members. However the club still receives requests for information on membership application on a regular basis.
Here's how the membership application process works:
In order to submit an application for membership it is necessary to have a current active member agree to act as your sponsor. The sponsoring member should contact a Board member for a copy of the current membership application form.
Once a sponsor has been obtained and an application form has been successfully submitted; the applicant's name will be added to the club's waiting list. The average time on the waiting list is two to three years before an opening becomes available. Be aware that the submission of an application does not guarantee membership.
ALGC holds several different competitive shoots a month. These competitions are open to the non-members. Competition schedules are available from the menu above under "Programs" then "Competition".
Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2022 area rifle competition schedules are available for Abe Lincoln, Taylorville Rifle and Pistol Club and Spring Creek Muzzleloaders. 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 2022 so click the link below and check it out
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