A new Committee position has been created - Waulkmill Liaison Officer.
Field Marshal Paul Bates has selflessly (been) volunteered to be the main point of contact between GARC and George at the Waulkmill shooting range.
Treasurer, gunsmith and HFT'er Dale Harris has been recognised by AirGun Gurus for his commitment to GARC and Airgunning with a Certificate of Commendation.
Nominated by Bill Howie, Dale is 2018's first recipient of this honour - well done, Sir!
See the AirGun Gurus page here https://www.airgungurus.com/air
Letter to all GARC Members from the GARC Committee.
At the GARC 2017 AGM, held on 22nd November, it was agreed a letter explaining some of the discussions (and including the minutes) would be sent to all members.
In accord with the GARC Air Weapon Certificate, the Club is limited to a membership of 120. We are approaching that limit and envisage the possibility of a waiting list for membership. Looking at the attendance record sheets for the Denwood and Waulkmill shooting venues, it appears some members joined GARC as a convenience for their Air Weapon Certificate application.
As a responsible club wanting an active membership, and facing the prospect of a waiting list, a minimum attendance requirement has been set:
12 shooting evenings/days (Denwood and/or Waulkmill) per year INCLUDING
6 shooting evenings/days (Denwood and/or Waulkmill) in any 6 month period.
In exceptional circumstances the GARC Committee has the authority to waive all or part of the attendance requirement.
Achievement of this minimum attendance requirement will be considered at the time of receiving membership renewal application.
Membership renewal and payment of membership fees is due during December 2017.
To aid access to current (and time dependant) Club information, Bri Munro has volunteered to be the Webmaster for the GARC website (www.grampian-air-rifle-club.co.uk). For Information, the GARC facebook page is @GrampianAirRifleClub.
If they so wish, any member can provide their email address to email@example.com for inclusion in a distribution list of GARC communications. The list will include only current members.
And finally - Land acquisition. If you are aware, or become aware, of any potential land that could be suitable for GARC usage, criteria being:
Minimum 6 acres, preferably 8
Has Shooting Rights
Free of covenants that are restrictive
Suitable for all GARC activities, not just HFT
then please contact a committee member or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and safe shooting.
As of January 1st 2017 everybody that goes to Denwood or Waulkmill, WHETHER THEY ARE SHOOTING OR NOT, will have to sign the sign in/out books.
These will be, in the case of Denwood, on the counter as you enter the building and, at Waulkmill, in the top drawer of the filing cabinet.
This is all part of the Club Approval stipulations from Police Scotland. You might not like it but it has to be done or we face losing our Approved status.
If you do not sign in and out, you will be issued with a warning. Two warnings will get you a suspension. Continued warnings after that will get you a ban.
REMEMBER - NO SIGNIE, NO SHOOTIE!
The GARC Committee 2017-18