The Range Report
July 9, 2020




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

PHA Board of Directors.

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. 

Call for Volunteers.
The Sunday 5-stand Shotgun needs volunteers for the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month. If you would like to volunteer or ask for more information, please email   Rick Muetzel .   Your interest and help will be greatly appreciated.

No shot larger than 7 1/2 on the 5-Stand.
2/3 Gun Tactical Match

The Tactical Matches operates under the direction of Match Director Gene Smitley on this Saturday. This match is held at the tactical bays. Sign-in is from 7 am to 9 am. RO walkthrough is 9 am to 9:30 am. Safety briefing is at 9:30 am. Match starts at 10 am sharp.

.22 Fun Shoot

The .22 fun shoot resumes this Saturday at the .22 range. The Fun Shoot is for rifles or pistols. Safety briefing at 8:50 am and match starts at 9 am.
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

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

The annual membership renewal has started
with the mailing of forms on July 3.

Everything was mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA. This envelope contains all the forms that you will 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 .

Here are important dates for you to remember.

  • July 20. If you have NOT received your renewal envelope by this date, you must contact the MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY immediately and let him know that you have NOT received your renewal information.
  • August 10. All election ballots for PHA Club must be received by the end of this day.
  • August 12. All election ballots for PHA Range must be received by the end of this day.
  • August 13. PHA Club Annual General Meeting. Election results will be announced.
  • August 15. PHA Range will have their Annual Meeting at the Ram building on PHA property. Election results will be announced.
  • August 17. All election ballots for PHA Range II must be returned by the end of this day.
  • August 19. PHA Range II will have their Annual Meeting at the Ram building on PHA property. Election results will be announced.
  • 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  

Cut this out and tape it on the refrigerator.

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
Security Incident

Recently, on a late Sunday afternoon, our neighbor, Mr. Brown (who has the airstrip), called one our Board members about an incident that happened on the long driveway in/out of PHA. He informed the Board member that some people in a dark blue or black Dodge pickup truck had driven out from the range and stopped about a third of the way up the driveway. The occupants got out of the truck and started shooting towards the woods across the airstrip, which is where Mr. Brown’s home is. Mr. Brown was at his hangar at the time and heard the shooting. He came out of his hangar and looked around the corner of his taxiway and down the road to see what was going on. The people saw him, jumped back in their truck, and sped up the road to the highway.

Mr. Brown then called one of our Board members and immediately told him what happened. Three Board members came out to the range the next morning to review the video of the gate camera.
This is what they saw. A dark blue or black Dodge Ram truck pulled up outside of the gate. No occupants got out of the truck immediately. A few minutes later, the passenger got out of the truck twice but never approached the gate. Soon they turned the truck around to leave. When they did, the license plate was just out of range and partially blocked so that we were not able to see the license plate clearly.

Here is what we have learned from this.
  •  Apparently, these were not members of PHA. Otherwise they would have been able to unlock the gate and drive through.
  •  PHA members are NOT to let people in who cannot produce and display a proper PHA membership card. If a Member is driving in as someone else is driving out, that Member should expect to have to show their membership badge to the exiting member. If the incoming vehicle’s driver cannot show a membership badge, then you simply lock gate after you pass through. If the incoming driver is a member, they will have to get out and unlock the gate on their own. Do not take it personally if you are asked to show your badge when entering PHA or at any time while on PHA property. The above incident is an example as to why.
  •  The PHA Board will be looking into camera enhancements at the gate area.

If you see something that doesn't look right or looks suspicious, please let someone on the Board know immediately. Do not be confrontational, but do get as much information as possible. Even a picture of a license plate would help.

PHA Board of Directors
PHA Safety Reminder

The entrance gate must be opened and relocked by PHA members only upon entering or leaving the PHA range. (Sharing the combination with a non-member is cause for loss of membership!)
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.
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