Martin Capito Sr.President’s Column

By G. Martin Capito, Sr.
24 April 2017

This should be the last formal printed issue of Gunsmoke until next year’s Annual Review issue. You should find the raffle tickets attached. A big thank you goes out to all the members that called and emailed to ask when and how they would be distributed.
As for those members that do not have access to email, the Trustees came up with a solution. Since we are paying approximately $15.00 for a year’s worth of printed Gunsmoke, we will pass that cost directly to members that are without email.

Make the check out to ORPA and mail it to:

Alan C. Joseph
Membership Director
Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association
P.O. Box 1201
Morehead, KY 40351-5201

Due to our lack of a High Power Rifle Director we have had to make the unpleasant decision to cancel this year’s ORPA High Power Rifle program at Camp Perry. As soon as a new High Power director is in place we will resume the Camp Perry schedule. Our relationship with Camp Perry goes back to the 1930’s and this is the first bump in the road we’ve had to cross. I’d like to send out a personal thank you to the Alliance Rifle Club for stepping up and running the ORPA State Championship Matches in the meantime. Paperwork has been signed and submitted to NRA in mid-April so be sure to check the ARC website for dates and details.

We are always on the lookout for good people that want to step up and help run our Association. Come out to our Trustees meetings and sit in and learn what we do first hand. The meetings are open to our membership and you are welcome to attend. We need good people interested in bettering the programs and improving the Association. The meetings are listed in Gunsmoke. Come on out and get involved.

In the meantime, get to the range and bring a friend or Junior to introduce them to the Shooting Sports. The world will be a better place for it.
Stay safe, and may all your shots be X’s.

G. Martin Capito Sr.
President