The Range Report
October 8, 2020
FY 2021 Budget Ballot Results
Here are the voting results
for the FY 2021 Budget.

For: 532
Against: 15

60 comments were made. All comments were reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Thank you for the comments.

Thanks to all that voted.

PHA Board of Directors.
Gate Code Change
Attention All Members!

The main gate access code will change in the morning on Thursday, October 15.

Please check your new membership card
for the new code number.
Due to a hard, short rain, (3 inches in one hour) the 100-yard bridge over the creek has been damaged. Therefore, the 100-yard berm is NOT accessible at this time.

UPDATE: We have several ideas about what to do about the bridge. Two of our Board members are contacting a local civil engineer to give us his professional recommendation on how to repair the bridge.
We'll keep you updated as we progress.

We will make an announcement in this spot as to when the bridge will re-open and the 100-yard berm is accessible again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

PHA Board of Directors




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

PHA Board of Directors.
Governor Cooper's Phase 3 does
not change anything for PHA.

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

They are:

  • While shooting outdoors, no more than 50 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 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 9 am.

Important 5-Stand Shotgun Announcement.

You have repeatedly heard the call for volunteers for 5-Stand. Kevin Huff and Paul Van Valen have stepped up. Unfortunately, 2 is not enough. More volunteers are still needed.

So, due to the shortage of volunteers, the 5-stand schedule has now changed, effective October 3.

Saturday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
2nd Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
3rd Saturday of each month: NO MATCH
4th Saturday of each month: NO MATCH
5th Saturday (4 times a year): NO MATCH

Sunday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Sunday of each month: 12 pm to 3 pm
(Very successful last week)
2nd Sunday of each month: NO MATCH
3rd Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
4th Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
5th Sunday (4 times a year): 12 pm - 3 pm.

This is what happens when there is a lack of volunteers who won't commit to help run the 5-stand matches. With enough volunteers, it only requires each person to commit to one morning or one afternoon a month to keep these matches operating. Each match, at a minimum, requires 2 people (preferably 3. 4? Even better.).

Who knows. You just might meet new people and make new friends.

It is quite puzzling that with 1400+ members, we can not get enough volunteers to help with the 5-stand match.
Will You be the one to Help?

If you are interested in helping, please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you want to help. The entire club thanks you and needs your support!
.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.
2/3 Gun Tactical Match

The Tactical Matches operate 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.
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

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

The annual membership renewal is now in overtime.

Everything was mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA on July 3. This envelope contained the forms that you needed to renew your membership for the coming year.

NOTE: If you are just now renewing your PHA Club membership (NOT stockholders), you must include a check for $125 + a $50 late fee for your annual dues.

Attempts (via telephone or email) were made to contact you before September 30 that your renewal was coming down to the wire.

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.

If you haven't renewed your membership, you're now in the penalty phase.

  • September 1. PHA membership renewals are due on this day.

  • September 30. This was the final day to renew your membership without penalty. Your renewal information must have been postmarked September 30 or before in order to avoid a penalty.

  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 late fee 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. (too late now)

We're Looking for a Little Help.
The PHA Range Board of Directors is looking for a some part-time volunteers for two of the PHA officers. PHA is growing and that means there is more to do in the "back office" of PHA.

The two officers are: Secretary, Membership Secretary.

If you are interested in any of the two areas, or want more information, click on one of the buttons below and let them know. They will get back to you soon.
PHA Safety Reminder

No firearms may be handled for any reason when anyone is forward of the firing line (COLD RANGE condition).
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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