To the Good People of OSTA,
First of all I would like to thank all the folks at Claylick for all their hard
work. I know they have been working
very hard on improving their grounds and facilities and it shows. Very well done ladies and fellas.
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the shoot and if there is anything you see
that we can improve on feel free to comment.
It sounds like most everyone had a good time except for getting caught
out in the rain on Saturday. (It is OSTA after all)
I appreciate everyone’s help, especially
since I was a bit gimpy this weekend.
I was glad to see some of our members that we haven’t seen much this
year. It was especially nice to see
Lauby make it out and he was appreciative of all of our thoughts and prayers.
I want to remind everyone who wasn’t at the meeting that we will be voting on
the standing rules at the state shoot.
If you are not familiar with the changes and have not seen them in the
newsletter or on the website please feel free to contact me and I will send a
copy. Copies will also be available
at the registration table at the state shoot.
Also, the issue of having a memorial shoot in the name of Sonny Iman was
brought up and agreed we should pursue this as a possible shoot for next year. This will not be changing the
shooting schedule in any way but name alone and does not need to be voted on as
I understand, but I would like the club’s feedback. It was brought to my attention after
the meeting that instead of doing a shoot solely dedicated to Sonny, we should
do a shoot with a more inclusive list of those who have been a big part of OSTA
and have passed. Perhaps a “Legends
of OSTA” type shoot and name the different events in the honor of those legends. This sounds like a viable option to
me but I would like the club’s input on it at the state shoot before the
schedule is set for next year.
Nominations are still open for the offices of president and secretary and will
be voted on at the state shoot. In
the event I am to remain president, a vice president will be needed to fill out
next year’s term. This can be done
as an appointment and does not have to be voted on.
We will be needing donations for the kid’s auction at the state shoot to help
raise money for the kid’s fund.
Currently, the kids program is doing well and we are well stocked very well. With that in mind, I would ask that
any donations be quality items no matter how big or small. Thanks to Nancy
Miller for volunteering to model the auction items. (Be on time this year
We also need items for the raffle and kid’s giveaway so if anyone has items they
would like to donate that would be great.
If you see a good deal on items pertaining to hunting or camping feel
free to contact me to see if we can use those items.
I have contacted several vendors and I believe we will have more vendors this
year at our shoot. If anyone knows
of any potential vendors please have them call or email me.
I hope to see you all at the state shoot at Willard and bring some friends
******* Jennifer Elizondo won membership bow*******
Our newest members. Welcome to the OSTA family!
921 Cliff Dowdell
922 Greg Langley
923 David Cooper
924 Tim Nungester
925 Taylor Bolin
926 Steven R. Simpson
927 Dean Bogan
928 Brian Eady
929 Jason Egyed
930 Thomas Turpen
931 Dave and Nancy Smyers
932 Mike Zombek
933 Kevin Karnehm
934 Joseph Ralston
935 Julia Short
936 Matt Hensley
937 Christopher Neace
938 Jason Good
Pictures from Blackhoof and Rushcreek courtesy of Mike
and Linda Crawford!
Thank you Georgia and Ashley Byers for this years State Shoot Photos
If you have any photos from shoots you would like posted, please
send them to me. I will be
happy to get them online to share.