USRA instructor in training tacticle carbine, defensive handgun
Completed USRA Classes:
Defensive Handgun I
Tacticle Carbine I
Tacticle Carbine II

NRA RSO
NRA Marksmanship
4H Rifle Instructor Certification
Central IL Precision Shootiong Rifle Instructor Class

USRA instructor in training tacticle carbine, defensive handgun
Completed USRA Classes:
Defensive Handgun I
Tacticle Carbine I
Tacticle Carbine II

NRA RSO
NRA Marksmanship
4H Rifle Instructor Certification
Central IL Precision Shootiong Rifle Instructor Class

5/3/2016 USRA Board Meeting

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Chili’s in Aurora

Agenda:

Review and vote to adopt Def Handgun II course

Treasurer’s Report

NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge

How to best memorialize Guy

Range Dates

New Business

USRA Founding Member Memorial

A founding member of the USRA, a husband, a father and a friend to many passed away Saturday Morning April 16th after a long fight with PSC. Chris “Guy” Gibb would have been 42 Today Monday April 18th. Guy inspired hundreds, perhaps thousands, to be better citizens, better riflemen and better people. His unique style of instructing, along with his personality, made him a person you wanted to get to know better and to call your friend. He will be missed.

A memorial service will be held Saturday April 23rd at:

Presbyterian Church.

224 S. Margaret St.

Piper City, IL 60959

From 1:00-3:00PM with the service starting at 3:00PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Those that are not able to attend but would like to share a memory about Guy to be read at the service please send those to either Chris Midkiff or to HYPERLINK “mailto:info@usriflemen.org” info@usriflemen.org and we’ll make sure they get there.

 

Information will be available soon and will be provided if you wish to make a donation on Guy’s behalf to fight PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)

 

Please take a moment to consider becoming an organ donor. Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. People of every age give and receive organ donations. In Illinois you can become an organ donor at the Secretary of State’s office or go on line to HYPERLINK “https://www.ilsos.gov/organdonorregister/” https://www.ilsos.gov/organdonorregister/

 

4/5/16 USRA Board Meeting

US Rifleman’s Association Meeting Minutes

6:00pm April 5, 2016

Chili’s Bar and Grill, Aurora, IL

Attendees:

Cherie and Karl Schweitzer, Kyle Stambler, Ron Berg, Shane Thurston, Chris Graves, Dave Blaskey, Doug Fink

Treasurer’s Report:

-Meeting with Steve S completed last month for turnover

-Reviewed balance of bank and PayPal account

Old Business:

NRA Youth Hunter Education event Friday June 3 at Richmond Hunting Club in Richmond, IL 8:30-4:30.  Looking for volunteers and loaner rifles.  Contact Terry or Fred.  See 3/8/16 USRA Meeting minutes for more details.

April 16 USRA Instructor shoot at Pontiac, IL. Open to instructors and potential-instructors.  Not open to public.  Post on closed group page?

Adding Ron Berg as a second USRA web site admin

Tactical Rifle II COF will be worked on after Defensive HG II COF.

Karl S working on building out the Tactical Rifle I COF, more than just the cheat sheet.  Karl S will send out draft.

Clarification on Youth Shoot ammo.  USRA procured ammo last year for a shoot.  We will use it for August youth shoot in Durand.  At the March 2016 meeting the group decided to donate $300 (or $300 in ammo) to Richmond Hunt Club for their youth shoot.  Note: NRA grant application due in November.

Reviewed draft course of fire for USRA Defensive Handgun II course. Debated several specific COF items including addressing any potential safety scenarios, types of drills and how to tie everything we learned that day into the “Grand Finale”

New Business:

Buffalo Range Shooting Park, Ottawa—someone working on shoot dates?  Could be added to current shoot schedule

Discussed individuals including a donation in cards for Guy or passing the hat (like we did for Bruce S) at the instructor shoot.  Possible for USRA to donate meals for Guy and his family?  Doug F going to check with local contact

How can IL Team support MO Team?  Recommend taking advantage of web forums and posts for advertisements.

Next Meeting:   6:00pm Tuesday May 3rd, Chili’s in Aurora, IL

2016 Classes

Spring is in the air and classes are getting arranged for you!

Registration will be possible soon. . .

Two new dates so far:

May 14 – Introduction to Defensive Handgun

October 1 – TBA

Keep checking back to see when and where you can join the fun!

3/8/16 USRA Board Meeting

USRA Board Meeting

When:  Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time: 6 pm

Location: Chili’s

1290 N. Orchard Rd.

Aurora IL

USRA Meeting 3/8/16

In Attendance:

Karl Schweitzer, Cherie Schweitzer, Ron Berg, Kyle Stambler, Dave Blaskey

2016 Shoot Dates

Chillicothe

Steve S. attending Chillicothe board meeting 3/8/16 to confirm class dates.

Missouri

Dates are on website (approved by Thor)

Treasurer News

Gave balances as of 1/31/16

Meeting set for Sat. 3/19/16

Steve S., Karl, & Cherie

Review previous data and hand off Treasurer info.

Ammo purchase for youth shoots

Ron Berg to get application to Karl

Approval to spend up to $300 for youth shoot ammo

Grant Application for IL must be submitted by November each year for the following year

NRA Youth Hunters Education Challenge (NRA YHEC)

Richmond, IL: Friday 6/3/16 (Richmond Hunting Club)

Request for assistance:

Volunteers to help out at event

Rifles for the youths to use

Reach out to Ron, Fred, Terry for more information / volunteer sign up

Melissa Martin is the Coordinator for the event. She can be reached @ 847-931-0698. E-mail: mmartin@me.com

COFs

Karl handed out Tac I Cheat Sheet & Defense Handgun II rough draft

Karl to turn Tac I Cheat Sheet into a COF

Karl to work with Doug to create COF for Tac II

Defensive Handgun II

Need to figure out specifically what is to be accomplished

Course focus suggestions:

Grip/Stance – importance stance factors when moving & in different positions

Moving around / become more comfortable moving around

Shoot from cover / take a knee

Karl to incorporate revisions provided and resend to instructor group.

Practice run of the COF will occur at the 4/16/16 Pontiac IL event (see NRA RSO class below)

NRA RSO Class – Saturday 4/16/16

Pontiac Sportsman’s Club; Pontiac, IL

Contact Fred or Terry for more information / sign up

Plan to use the 50-yard range for a practice run on the Defensive Handgun II COF

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4/5/16