The Range Report
August 13, 2020
REMINDER


ATTENTION TO ALL PHA MEMBERS!

ALL PHA MEMBERS MUST WEAR THEIR PHA ID BADGES
ON THEIR PERSON (NOT ON YOUR RANGE BAG, NOT HANGING ON THE REARVIEW MIRROR OF YOUR VEHICLE, OR ANYWHERE ELSE) AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON PHA PROPERTY.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

If anyone asks about your badge, do not take it personally.
Just show your badge and thank them for asking.

PHA Board of Directors.
ATTENTION ALL PHA MEMBERS!
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, MAY 28

All PHA matches will resume their normal schedule. However, we still must still follow a few NC restrictions while shooting matches.

They are:

  • While shooting outdoors, no more than 25 people will be allowed to participate in ANY PHA match.
  • Everyone shooting the match must maintain the 6-foot separation.
  • All match shooters, match directors, and RSO's must wear protective masks.
  • No food can be provided at any match.

If these requirements cannot be complied with at any match, then the match must be canceled. These requirements will remain in place until the NC Governor relaxes them again. And we'll report those changes in the Range Report.

Also, the guest restriction has now been removed. Please follow the normal limitation, 2 per member, for guests you bring PHA Range.

PHA Board of Directors.
Upcoming Matches
5-Stand Shotgun

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Saturday
will be starting at 8 am.

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Sunday
will start at noon.
Attention!
Call for Volunteers.

OK everybody, listen up.

We are sorely in need of volunteers for the 5-Stand Shotgun.

Please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you would like to help. The entire club thanks you for your support!
.22 Bench Rest

On Saturday, August 15, the Saturday morning Bench Rest Match that will start at 8 am. This is a bench rest match with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.

On Thursday, August 20, is the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot that starts at 8:00 am. This is a bench rest match with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.
Buffalo Match

On Sunday, the Buffalo Match registration starts at 8:30 am and match starts at 9 am at the High-Power range.
PHA safety rules due to corona virus will apply (6 foot social distancing and masks required).
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

This is for all members in all PHA organizations.
Everything you need to know.


The annual membership renewal is underway.

Everything has been mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA. This envelope contains all the forms that you need to renew your membership for the coming year.

Your Membership Renewal envelope contains the following:

  • Membership Renewal form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Range Rules form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Ballot. There is an election for PHA Club Officers and At-Large Board Members. You may also receive a ballot for PHA Range and/or PHA Range II if you are a stockholder in one or both of those organizations. Be sure to mark your ballots.
  • Raffle/Donation Tickets. There are 12 raffle/donation tickets included for the Kind Heart program. When you buy your tickets, please issue a separate check. Please return any unused tickets. (See article below for more information about Kind Heart.)
  • A pre-addressed return envelope is included for you to return all your documents to PHA.

After you have signed your documents and marked your ballot(s), and entered the Kind Heart raffle/donation, place everything in the included pre-addressed envelope, put a stamp(s) on it, and mail it.

NOTE: PHA Annual Club members (NOT stockholders) must also include a check for $125 for their annual dues.

NOTE: If you do not sign all your renewal documents and/or if you do not include your annual dues payment, if required, your new membership card will not be issued to you. All your documents will be returned to you to be completed. You will have to re-submit everything. This will delay the issuance of your new membership card.

NOTE: If a PHA Club member anticipates a difficulty, due to job, medical reasons, or any other reason, in paying their annual dues, contact President Ray Owens prior to September 1, 2020.



VERY IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP THAT INCLUDE BALLOT SUBMISSION DEADLINES
AND ANNUAL MEETINGS.

!Please read the information below
announcing Annual Meeting cancellations!


  • August 13. Due to the current covid virus restrictions that Governor Cooper has imposed, limiting an indoor group to no more than 10 people and an outdoor group to no more than 25 people, the PHA Club Annual Meeting is CANCELLED. While the PHA Board of Directors regrets cancelling this meeting, they believe this the best thing to do given our current viral pandemic.

  • Election results are listed in another article below.

  • August 15. Due to the current covid virus restrictions that Governor Cooper has imposed, limiting an indoor group to no more than 10 people and an outdoor group to no more than 25 people, the PHA Range Annual Meeting is CANCELLED. While the PHA Range Board of Directors regrets cancelling this meeting, they believe this the best thing to do given our current viral pandemic. Election results will be sent (via a special PHA Range newsletter) to each PHA Range member on Saturday, August 15.

  • August 17. All election ballots for PHA Range II must be returned by the end of this day.

  • August 19. Due to the current covid virus restrictions that Governor Cooper has imposed, limiting an indoor group to no more than 10 people and an outdoor group to no more than 25 people, the PHA Range II Annual Meeting is CANCELLED. While the PHA Range II Board of Directors regrets cancelling this meeting, they believe this the best thing to do given our current viral pandemic. Election results will be sent (via a special PHA Range II newsletter) to each PHA Range II member on Wednesday, August 17.

  • September 1. PHA membership renewals are due on this day.
  • September 26. Open House. You can bring your renewal papers and turn them in at the Ram building.
  • September 30. This is the final day to renew your membership without penalty.
  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 penalty in addition to the $125 annual dues.
  • December 31. This is the final day that dues + penalty will be accepted. If you have not renewed by this date, you will be officially dropped from the PHA membership rolls. If you renew after this date, you must re-apply as a brand-new member and pay the new member fees.

If you have any questions, please contact the 

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PHA Club Election Results
PHA Club Election Results
for Officers and Directors

The ballots for PHA Club Officers and Directors are in and have been counted.
542 ballots were received. Thanks to all of you that voted.

Officers for 2020-2021

President - Ray Owens
Vice President - Bokie Sherk
Secretary - Dennis Mueller
Treasurer - Austin Cooper
Executive Range Officer - Ernie Smith
Membership Secretary - Brad Grimes

Directors for 2020-2021
(In random order)

Kevin Huff
Scott Dowd
Wendell Bowling
Richard Moore
Dick Jones

Chairman of the Board

Neil Evans, Jr

The PHA Board would like to thank Fred Sink, Dave Roberts, and Rob Fritts for their service as Board members. You have been valuable assets to the Board and to PHA in general. You have worked very hard during your term(s) and we're all very appreciative.

The PHA Board would like to welcome the new members to the PHA Club Board. We look forward to using your skills and experiences to help us and PHA move forward with our plans and projects.

PHA Board of Directors
The Kind Heart Fund
PHA has started a Kind Heart Fund.

The Kind Heart Fund is off to a great start. I appreciate the excitement and the many kind words from you.
 
I have already received several requests for extra tickets. If you need more tickets for yourself or to sell, contact:

Chairperson for Kind Heart.
 
 
Please enter your info on the ticket stubs and return them with your separate check made to PHA Kind Heart Fund. You may return the stubs and check with your Renewal Form, mail it to PHA, PO Box 913, Thomasville, NC 27360 (postmarked no later than Sept. 20) or bring them to the Open House on Sept 26. Please return any unused tickets.
 
The drawing for these prizes will be at the Open House on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 2:00 pm.
 
Prizes include:
  •  M-1 Garand
  •  S&W 442 Performance Center .38 Spcl handgun
  •  Mossberg 464 Tactical Shotgun
  •  Anschutz MSR .22 rifle
  •  Sig Sauer Whiskey Scope 3-9x 40
  •  3 Custom-made knives by Mike Sturms (separate drawings for each)
  •  Browning blow-up sleeping bag
  •  Sig Sauer light/laser
  • Rifle sling/lariat/key fob set made by Richard Moore.
  • and more.

The drawing for these prizes will be at the Open House on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 2:00 pm. You do not have to be present to win. 

Contributed by Nancy Mueller
These are some of the items that will be
drawn for on September 26 at Open House.
These are
Mike Sturms
original knifes.
Each knife will be drawn for individually.
Mike has donated these for the Kind Heart drawing.
M1 Garand
Lanyard Set
Sig Sauer Whiskey Scope 3-9x40
Our First Litter Pick-up
(Pictured left to right: Ray Owens, Garrett Owens, Neil Evans Jr., Nancy Mueller, Bokie Sherk, Dave Roberts. Not pictured because he was taking the picture: Dennis Mueller and assistant photographer, Brad Grimes.)

A big "thank you" to the PHA Board and their guests who decided to lead off the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick-Up program on Saturday, August 8.
We started at 8 am and it only took an hour to complete. It was a nice morning for a 1.8 mile
hike. We finished just as it was starting to warm up.

There was more trash out there than what we expected. We filled 7 bags of trash.

The PHA Range II Board has graciously volunteered to do the next trash pickup in 90 days.
Lost and Found
Found:A battery operated tool.

If you have misplaced yours at the range, please contact the Secretary.

PHA Safety Reminder


Fire only at targets directly in front of your firing point. Angled shots may not hit or be stopped by the berms
Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates Are Available!
If you would like to give someone a gift certificate for a new membership or for annual renewal, we can help you to do that. Just contact the PHA Secretary for details.
Links you might be interested in.
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