Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA Newsletter
6642 Woodville Rd., P.O. Box 442,
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Mac Simmons Larry
Past Club Presidents (Executive Board Members with ½ vote each)
COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CONTACTS
Chapter Monthly Shoot
Farm & Wildlife
Fred. Co. Sportsmen’s Counsel
Heart of Maryland
Hunter Safety Program
Int. Bench Rest Prg. IBS
Save Our Stream Program
Scholastic Trap Program
Thursday Night Trap
Wild Game Feed
MINUTES FROM THE JULY 30, 2012 EXECUTIVE
Attendees: Otis Kirk, Stick Simmons, Wendy Linthicum, John
Sanderson, Janet Crow, Larry Davidson, Sterling King, Mac
Simmons, Frank Wright
Treasurer’s Report: Wendy Linthicum read the treasures
report. The Maryland Division IWLA has raised the annual
dues by $1.00. Therefore the 2013 annual renewal dues for this
chapter will be increased by $1.00. Wendy also reported that
the Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA 2012 Calendars are in and
ready to be picked up.
Discussions: Mark Spurrier presented to the board several
versions of members and guests range release agreements. The
board will hold a special session to review the received
MINUTES FROM THE JULY 30, 2012 GENERAL
Executive Board reports and discussion topics were relayed to
the general membership in attendance.
New Members Voted In: Jeffery Anderson, Michael Godwin,
John Martin, John Ritchie
New Membership Applications: Peter Backus, Norman
Jongezoon, David Ory, and Lou Stavely.
Presidents Report: Otis Kirk reported that the planted wildlife
food plots are doing well.
• Archery: no report
• ATA: Phil Rau updated the membership on the plans for
this year’s ATA Corn Shoot.
• Boy Scouts: Ladd Proctor reported that the Boy Scouts do
not meet throughout the summer months.
• Caretaker: no report
• Equipment: no report
• Farm and Wildlife: no report
• Frederick County Sportsmen: no report
• Hart of Maryland: no report
• Hunter Safety: Butch Hartman reminded members that
the hunter safety classroom training for October is the
second week in October. The first week in October is the
independent home study training.
• International Benchrest IBS: Rod Morton reported that
the IBS shoot held July 21st had a good turnout with 46
attendees and made a profit.
• IWLA Chapter Delegate: no report
• Kitchen: no report
Membership Monthly Shoot: Larry Davidson reported the
results from the last shoot. WE had the Egg shoot 8-4-2012 we
all had a great time and the food was also very good and cooked
by Dace Keffer. 1st place was Scott Elliott, 2nd place was Bud
Moore, 3rd place went to Justin Ellicott. ( we are all very proud
of Justin ) a lot of hard work and practice went into that win for
Justin. We had 8 shooters on a hot and muggy morning.
Next month we are planning a center fire pistol shoot 9-1-2012
• Rifle/Pistol Ranges: Bud Moore reported the results of
the July 28th range work day.
Safety concerns and property destruction continues to
occur on both the pistol and rifle ranges. Bud Moore
requested that the Executive Board consider taking
immediate actions to restrict membership use of the
ranges. The executive board will address this issue at a
ALL MEMBERS ARE AGAIN REMINDED TO SIGN
AND DATE THE RANGE LOG BOOK WHEN USING
THE REANGES! You must sign your full name and your
quest(s) full name and log your current range badge
identification number. Members are responsible for their
gust and are not to be actively shooting while their guest is
shooting. Violations will result in the loss of range
• Property: Tom Williams reported the results of the July
28th property work day. Tom also made note about the
men’s restroom in the basement of the chapter house. This
restroom was used and left in a very disgusting manner
and required significant effort to clean.
• Save Our Stream: James Becker reported; July 19, 2012 a
river cleanup was done along the Monocacy River and at
two areas of the Frederick County watershed. Also signs
were placed at these locations identifying the IWLA as
performing this work. James also reported the results of a
lead survey he conducted. For additional information and
information supplied by James, see the chapter posting
• Scholastic Trap Program: Stick Simmons reported the
STP final results from this summer. Thanks go out to all
that help and to the participants.
• Summer League: Otis Kirk reported that the banquet
drew a large crowd, the food was great, the winners’
trophies and participants’ acknowledgements were above
and beyond expectations. Otis thanked Phil Rau and his
team for all the efforts to make this league another success.
• Thursday Night Trap: no report
• Tri-State Trap League: Phi Rau reported that he is now
the Tri-State League vice president and that Rob Baltz is
the league’s treasurer.
• WEB Master: Keith Poirier reported that the new chapter
web page is up and running. Visit;
Wild Game Feed: no report
Floor Discussions and Motions
Stick Simmons reported that Steve Martin wants to again have
the chapter agree to have a fall Youth League on Thursday
nights this year. The motion was made discussed and passed to
allow Steve to chair and conduct a fall Youth Tarp league.
(The below is edited for print purposes)
Stick Simmons reminded all members in attendance, that this
chapter has committed a large amount of resources over the last
year to make significant improvements to the chapter’s
facilities. These resources included significant amounts of
money and volunteer time and have resulted in a more positive
image for visiting guest and have contributed to the increase in
attendees for ALL chapter sponsored events and have benefited
all members. Destruction and abuse of any part of this facility
adversely impacts the entire membership. Whether intentional
or accidental destruction of range facilities or any other owned
property or the intentional or accidental neglect to self-maintain
our facilities all adversely impacts this organization. Pick up
your spent shells, brass and targets. Don’t leave left over food,
used drink cups, empty beverage cans, napkins or any other of
your used items laying around for others to see or clean up after
you. Throw away your empty beverage cans, leftover food and
food containers, sweep the floors, pick up spent cigarette butts,
clean up after yourself when using the restroom facilities, after
all we have no maid services and like our homes, it is our
responsibility and obligation to maintain these facilities for all
to use and enjoy. No matter whether you use one of the ranges,
just walking the property or using the chapter house (upstairs or
the basement) facility, remember no one person or one group
benefits from the recent improvements, the entire membership
benefits. Keep our house clean, our ranges safe, and our fields
If you wish to option out of receiving fund raising materials,
contact: George Schafer by phone; 301-924-4946.
If you have received this newsletter and do not wish to receive
copies in the future, please email: http://www.mtairyiwla.org or
contact John Sanderson at 301-831-6853.
If you wish to receive future copies of the newsletter via email,
send you email address to: http://www.mtairyiwla.org
Monthly Highlighted Events:
Accidents: All Accidents on the Mt. Airy IWLA Chapter
property must be reported to the Chapter by notifying a Chapter
Officer and completing an accident report. The accident report
forms are next to the first aid box.
Member use privileges and member identification: All
regular, life, and honorary life members may use the Mt. Airy
IWLA Chapter facilities. Members using the ranges must
wear current range badges at all times. Members are also
permitted to bring a guest to any of the ranges to shoot. When a
member brings a guest to a range, the guest’s behavior and
adherence to Chapter rules are the member’s responsibility, and
the member will be held accountable for any range violations.
It is the member’s responsibility to fully supervise his or her
guest for the entire time that the guest is on Chapter property.
Members must escort the guest to the Chapter house for
purposes of using the upstairs restroom.
2012 Chapter Monthly Shoot
Type of shoot
Range Held At
Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA Calendar
22 rim fire
50yd at the Rifle Range
Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA Monthly Executive Board and
General Membership Meetings
June 25 21, 2012
100 yds Rifle range
22 rim Fire
Rifle range 25 yds
Rifle Range 100 yds
2012 and yearly
All these shoots will also be part of an overall championship to be
awarded at the 12/01/12 planning meeting. The point system that will
be used will be:
10 points plus whatever meat prize for 1st place in any event
7 points for 2nd place at any event
5 points for 3rd place at any event
AND 10 points for anyone just shooting in any event.
Person with highest point total at end of year wins trophy
PARTICIPATION COUNTS!!!! Call Larry Davidson for additional
Important Notes and Reminders: All members are to refrain
from making any public comments, or giving interviews on any
open legal matters involving the Chapter. Please refer anyone
who wants to talk to you about any issue to the Chapter
president; Otis Kirk.
2012 Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA STP schedules
Amateur Trap Shooting Association (ATA)
August 5th, 2012
Heart of Maryland 2013 Schedule
TriState Trap League
Maryland Hunter Safety Education Classes
September 5, 7, 8, & 10, 2012
October; first week independent study
October: second week classroom training
November 7, 9, 10, & 12, 2012
Independent Study Hunter Ed classes Oct 6 & Oct 27
For additional information and to pre-register contact Butch
Hartman at 301-928-6338 after 3:00 p.m.
Monthly Membership Shoot: Contact Larry Davidson for
additional information. [email protected]
International Benchrest (IBS)
July 21, 2012
Submit your classified add to: http://www.mtairyiwla.org.
Wanted: YOUR AD HERE
For Sale: Contact Otis Kirk for information about
purchasing a chapter owned automatic trap machine.
1) Do not lock the gate when you go to the range, just close
2) Do not block the range road with your vehicle.
3) You MUST have your range badge on your person and
4) When you sign in you must use your full 6 digit badge
5) If you bring a guest you must enter their name. Name
should be printed and clearly readable.
6) You must pick up your brass and trash and remove the
targets from the backers
7) Only paper targets no larger than 24"X 24" can be used
except at 200+300 yards.
8) On the pistol range, NO SHOOTING CLOSER
THAN 10 YARDS.
9) On the rifle range, NO SHOOTING IN FRONT OF
10) Willful destruction of the ranges will not be tolerated.
Shoot only at targets on the backers.
11) Shell shot only on pattern board
Members may have accompanied them no more than
two non-family guess on any range at any time.
Members must monitor their guess for safety practices
at all times when on chapter property.
Members are not to be actively shooting while their
guess is shooting.
Members and guests are to sign in on the range log
upon arrival on the ranges and before set up and
shooting any fire arm.
ANY VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF
RANGE PRIVILEGES OR EXPULSION FROM THE
MT. Airy Chapter IWLA. THERE WILL BE NO
Mt. Airy Chapter IWLA
6642 Woodville Rd.
P.O. Box 442
Mt. Airy MD 21771