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2012

NRA Competitive Shooting Volunteer Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2012

How to Get Started as a NRA Volunteer

Inside:

by Beth Epley, Manager, NRA Tournament Resources

2013 National Matches Volunteer Application Pgs 7,8 2012 Service Year Awards

Page 9

On Back: Bianchi Cup

Line Officers and Block Officers are an important part of the National Matches, they keep the line safe.

There is no better way to get involved with your NRA, than volunteering.  I cannot tell you how many times I hear, “How can I get involved?”, “I want to do more to help our 2nd Amendment rights.”  This is your NRA, and there a many different ways to get involved and help support it.  Please take a look below at the events that need your support:   Step 1: Fill out an application to volunteer for the NRA Event of your choice available here:   National Matches | Port Clinton, OH | July & August More than 4,000 competitors come to the NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, each year, so there is a tremendous need for volunteers to run this prestigious and historical competition.  This is a National Championship event for Pistol, Smallbore, and Highpower competitors. Experienced RSOs and CROs welcome but not necessary, we train you! General Help | Everywhere, USA | Year-round There are many other competitive shooting events, local gun shows, and general office/event tasks that we need your help with.  If you have a busy schedule and have to make your commitments on a case-by-case basis, or you just are not ready to sign up now, but want to be included as opportunities become available, please fill out our General Volunteer Application.  This information is strictly for NRA volunteer purposes only, and we only contact you using your preferred method, and only when opportunities become available that fit your preferences. NRA Annual Meeting of Members & Exhibits | Location Varies Annually | Spring Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of activities including the NRA Store, Membership Services, the Airgun Range, Firearms Inspectors and many others. The store requires lots of manpower; especially needed are volunteers who have cashier experience.

Top: Annette and Clara presenting the HP Golden Screw Award Bottom: Taking a break at Bianchi cup

Continued Page 3

NRA Tournament Resources Department • 11250 Waples Mill Road • Fairfax, VA • 22030 • (toll free) 877-NRA-MATCH xt 1485


2012

Volunteer Service Year Milestones Pistol, smallbore, & highpower championships

Behind the scenes Did you know there are volunteers that work behind the scenes year round to help prep for all the NRA National Championships? Thank You to our Behind the Scenes Volunteers of 2012!! Marion Mayer Cheryl Rickards

Action Pistol championship 5 years Beth Cowgill Richard Poelling

15 years Mark Ellersieck Judy Farnsworth

10 years Diane Berkowitz Ronald Friesz Criag johnston

25 years Bill Howser

Become a volunteer Volunteers are needed nationwide at Competitive Shooting championships and FNRA events. Fill out an application today to get started. For more information: www.nravol.org Toll free: 1 877 NRa Match

5 years Zachary Allen William DeKryger Nancy DeKryger Josh Fabijance Joe Fasano Kimberly Grantham Larry Handy Evelyn Handy Kam Hayden Perry Hornbarger Mike Kaufman Ruth Kaufman Paula Koenig Richard Koenig, Sr. Paul Lambert Fred Lemm Joseph Miller Bradley Nethaway Benjamin Pepper Robert Phillips James Reed Rodney L. Smith Michael Swackhamer Don Swearingen Wilbert Wehr David Wotring John Yule John Zultanky

25 years Hariet Dehlinger Russ Evans Vickie Evans John Gordon Robert Harding Bob Robertson

15years Valerie Booth

30 years John Hartsock

20 years Jay Kosta Carl Rattay

10 years Eugen Baker Louis Hillman John Luebke Lee McKinney John Meka Perry Mitchell Sam Parsons Fujie Vitarbo Stephen Yuszka Thaddeus Zepnikowski


How to Get Started as a NRA Volunteer (Continued from front page)

Membership Services is a busy place as many members renew or upgrade their memberships. And we will need many NRA-certified instructors to assist young people at the Airgun range. There are other jobs, too, and we can usually find one that you will enjoy. Halfday shifts available, apply today!

“We always need your help at every level, locally and nationally.”

Below: Two smallbore range volunteers take a break to pose for the camera.

NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) | Get Involved Locally NRA-ILA FrontLines™ is comprised of dedicated volunteers who work vigorously at the local, state, and federal levels to defend our Second Amendment rights. Sign up online or contact your Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC). Friends of NRA Banquets | Local Event Volunteers Friends of NRA banquets are all about fun, food, firearms, fundraising, and fellowship. And making up the backbone of Friends of NRA are the thousands of passionate volunteers in every state and from all walks of life who donate their time and efforts every year to fundraise for the future of our firearm traditions.   Step 2:  An Event/Election Volunteer Coordiantor (EVC) will contact you with further instruction.   Step 3:  Your EVC will give you instruction for your event.  Show up on time and ready to support your NRA!  And a big THANK YOU for getting involved today! Whatever your skill set or age bracket, there is a place for you with the NRA volunteer group. We always need your help at every level, locally and nationally. Remember that you are the NRA. Find out how you can make a difference today! www.nrahq.org

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“Deep In The Heart Of Texas” Back To Houston 2013 Gayle Carter-Cook, NRA Annual Meeting Volunteer Coordinator

The 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas next May (1 – 5) will provide fun and fellowship as thousands of NRA members come together to celebrate their association. This Annual Meeting will be another unqualified success due, in great part, to the NRA volunteers. Each year volunteers are asked to do more and more, and each year they continue to answer the call to give their time and experience to their organization. Members that have volunteered in the past will tell you that it is one of their most satisfying and enjoyable experiences. Volunteers assist NRA staff in a wide variety of activities and functions at the Annual Meeting. Some examples of the venues and tasks are: • Membership Registration – One of the busiest areas. In addition to enrolling new members, volunteers also assist current members with renewals, upgrades, address changes, etc. • NRA Store – Features a large variety of NRA “fraternal” items, plus merchandise unique to the Annual Meeting City. This venue needs clerks, cashiers, baggers and shelf stockers.

• NRA Air Gun Range – A volunteer must be a Certified Instructor or Certified RSO to volunteer in this popular area. This is fun for the participants and the instructors! • Eddie Eagle – Along with our giant Eddie Eagle mascot, volunteers help get the message out.

• Advancement Office – A new volunteer opportunity this year. Help with event logistics; some are away from the main meeting location. • There are many more volunteer areas listed on the Volunteer Registration Form and detailed venue letter. Close to 400 volunteers worked more than 4700 hours at last year’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis; Houston will be bigger. NRA members are the lifeblood of the organization. Members that volunteer help the organization move forward with programs and contact with the general public. If you are interested in being part of the volunteer team in supporting your NRA, contact the volunteer office. You will Top: This way to the be able to register on-line soon, NRA volunteer office. or contact Gayle Carter Cook, Middle: Signing up to volunteer at the NRA Volunteer Coordinator. Set-up Annual Meeting is easy! starts on Wednesday, May 1 for Bottom: Volunteers run those with strong backs. The the NRA store registers. rest of the time volunteers work in two separate shifts (more if they want). However, we do appreciate any time a member can contribute. The NRA is your association, and the Annual Meeting is your meeting. Your volunteer time contributes to its success, as well as earns the greatest respect and appreciation of the NRA Officers, Board and Staff. Annual Meeting Site – www.nraam.org Volunteer Office – Gayle Carter Cook –nravolunteer@ gmail.com (208) 274-2670/(361) 404 -1712


VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM NRA ANNUAL MEETING – HOUSTON, TX May 1 – May 5, 2013 Name: Address: City State: Zip Code:

Contact Information Primary Phone: Secondary Phone: Email: NRA Membership Number:

DAYS AND HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK (TYPICAL 1/2 DAY SHIFTS: 7 A.M. – 1 P.M. OR 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.) Day Wednesday, May 1 Thursday, May 2 Friday, May 3 Saturday, May 4 Sunday, May 5

Time Available AM PM

ASSIGNMENT OR AREA OF INTEREST 

   

   

Air Gun Range – requires a minimum of 5 hours standing. (MUST be a certified NRA Instructor) Please provide certification # . Eddie Eagle Facility Support Membership Services NRA Store – requires a minimum of 5 hours standing  Cashier  Cashier Assistant (Bagging)  Stock Clerk/Floor Assistant RTBAV (Refuse To Be A Victim) Advancement Events Prayer Breakfast “ASK ME” – Venue for limited mobility

Official Use Only

Note: If possible, please plan to work at least a half-day shift. However, any amount of time is appreciated.

If you plan to

volunteer for several shifts, consider staffing the same position each shift to reduce training needs.

Please consider all

meetings, seminars or other activities you may wish to attend before submitting this request. Assignments and schedules may not be distributed until 2 to 3 weeks prior to the meeting. THANK YOU!

Additional Information: Previous NRA Annual Meeting Experience, specific assignments, training, expertise, etc.

Please mail or email to:

Event Volunteer Resources Gayle Carter Cook, Independent Contractor NRA Annual Meeting 382289 Highway 95, Tensed, Idaho 83870

Office: (208) 274-2670 Email: nravolunteer@gmail.com


Hartsocks Retire

Beth Epley, NRA Tournament Resources

Many of you may know the Hartsocks. They have been a mainstay at the Camp Perry National Matches for over 30 years each. John and Jim Hartsock always arrived to the Matches early to set up the electrical equipment out on the range. They saved the NRA thousands of dollars in equipment and fees, and helped keep the Matches running smoothly. These brothers are a great team and brought extraordinary leadership skills to the ranges, in Pistol and Highpower phases. From Left: Larry Mead, Jim Hartsock, John Hartsock, and Dennis Willing

We cannot thank you enough for your tireless efforts these many years! On behalf of myself and the entire NRA staff, we wish you all the best in your retirement and future endeavors!


2013 NATIONAL RIFLE & PISTOL MATCHES

Please fill out form completely. *Starred items are REQUIRED for new and returning volunteers

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2013

*FIRST NAME:

*LAST NAME:

 Returning Volunteer: I am a returning volunteer; none of my general contact info has changed. MEMBER ID:

DOB:

ADDRESS: CITY:

STATE:

EVENING PHONE:

ZIP:

DAY PHONE:

PHYSICIAN:

PHONE:

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

PHONE:

SHIRT SIZE:

EMAIL:

*MEDICAL INFORMATION: Do you have medical insurance? No  Yes, who is your provider?_____________ Do you have any physical limitations or health conditions (s) that require you to limit your activities or working conditions? Please be specific and describe how to avoid any complications.

*ALLERGIES: I have the following allergies / I am allergic to:  Seasonal

 Penicillin

 Insect Stings

 Nuts

 Aspirin

 Other(s)____________________________________________________________________________________ *MEDICATIONS: I am taking the following medications (please print legibly and be specific): 1. _______________________ ________mg

2. _______________________ ________mg

3. _______________________ ________mg

4. _______________________ ________mg

CERTIFICATIONS:  NRA Certified Instructor

 NRA Certified Coach

 NRA Referee

 NRA Training Counselor

 NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

 Current 2012 EMT/First Responder

 NRA Classified Shooter

 NRA Range Safety Officer

 Other ________________________

 NRA National Coach Development Staff

 CPR

 Other ________________________

SPECIAL SKILLS (Please list any special skills you have - photography, public relations, sales, etc…): _____________________________________________________________________________________________ *VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: (Please check one)  I have never volunteered at Camp Perry before.  I am a returning volunteer  I am a returning volunteer, and this will be my final year of volunteer service at the National Matches. *If you are a returning volunteer; where and what, was your last assignment? (i.e. Range 4, Line Officer): Workstation:

Position:


*COMPETITION STATUS: Will you be competing at the National Matches? Yes No If yes, what days (dates) do you plan to compete? (Please check all that apply)  July 7

 July 8

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 July 31  Aug 1

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 Aug 12  Aug 13  Aug 14 *HOUSING: All of Camp Perry housing is non-smoking, please smoke outside  No thank you, I will provide my own housing. (NRA will not reimburse housing costs)  Yes, I will need NRA provided housing. I would like to request housing with the following person(s): __________________________________________________________who is a  volunteer  competitor __________________________________________________________who is a  volunteer  competitor __________________________________________________________ who is a  volunteer  competitor OR  I have a self contained RV. I would like an RV camping spot at Perry if available. The following persons will be staying with me in my RV: __________________________________________________________who is a  volunteer  competitor __________________________________________________________who is a  volunteer  competitor __________________________________________________________ who is a  volunteer  competitor *ASSIGNMENT REQUEST: I would like to help during the following championships (tentative dates):  National Pistol Matches, July 8-14 (Arrive: July 7 Depart: July 15)  National Smallbore Rifle Matches, July 16-25 (Arrive: July 15 Depart: July 26)  National CMP Trophy Rifle Matches, July 27 – Aug 3 (Arrive: July 26 Depart: Aug 4)  National NRA High Power Championships, Aug 4-9 (Arrive: Aug 4 Depart: Aug 10)  Long Range Championships, Aug 10-14 (Arrive: Aug 10 Depart: Aug 15) OR  I would like to volunteer during a portion of the _______________________Matches, and would like to help out on the following dates (month/day): First Day of Work _____/_____ thru Last Day of Work_____/______. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTICE: Volunteers are scheduled to arrive 1 day before beginning work, and 1 day after completing work. The dates listed above are work dates. Early arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you arrive earlier than your scheduled arrival date, you will be required to self-pay for those early nights. As I continue to grow my skills, I would be interested in learning how to function in the following position(s): (Please only check mark two positions in which you are interested ).  Block Officer  Sales

 Tower Talker

CRO (Chief Range Officer)

 CPO (Chief Pit Officer)

 Range Director

 Relay Coordinator  Referee

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*APPLICANT SIGNATURE: I, _____________________________, certify that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge. Your Signature:_________________________________________ Date:___________

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2013

Mail completed application to: NRA Competitive Shooting Division, Attn: Volunteer Department, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Fax: 703-267-3941

Email: volunteer@nrahq.org


Collegiate & School Program Volunteers

Victoria Croft, National Manager, NRA Collegiate & School Programs

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a gracious THANK YOU to our outstanding Collegiate Volunteer Corps!  With over 30 devoted volunteers our collegiate championships  are staffed with energy, strength, graciousness, and LOVE for the shooting sports!  I like to think that I am quite lucky to be surrounded by such giving and wonderful people!  I look forward, not only to seeing the smiling faces of the collegiate competitors each year, but also to those of the volunteer family that I have come to know and respect! 

Range Officials keep the line safe for all.

If you would like to join our volunteer family please fill out an application here: https://www.nrahq.org/ compete/volunteer_at_hq.asp and be sure to submit it to NRA ASAP!  I’ll see you on the line!

2013 Shows & Events

Kyle Crew, NRA Senior Marketing Representative

Volunteering at NRA Shows & Events is fun!

The NRA Shows & Events Department is always looking for outgoing and dedicated members to assist NRA Staff at various events around the country.  The NRA is represented at a number of sportsmen’s shows, hunting shows and gun shows around the country and our efforts wouldn’t be possible without your support.  The shows operate in a fast paced and exciting environment where you will have the opportunity to interact with other like minded individuals.   We appreciate all the support that current volunteers are able to provide and are always searching for assistance as our show schedule grows!  Have you been able to help out NRA Staff at one of these events, do you have other friends or family that shares your enthusiasm for the Second Amendment and the shooting sports?  If so, I encourage you to contact the NRA Shows & Events Department to volunteer. 703-267-3779 •


NRA Competitive Shooting & NRA Events

Volunteers Needed 2013 Events

General Events: There are many ways to get involved in volunteering. Many of your local area field representatives need you to help with Friends of NRA events. You can expect to do anything from help with event set-up and breakdown, photograph, take event tickets, sell raffle tickets, and more. If you would like to get involved on a more local level, please fill out our General Volunteer application today!!

RIFLE • PISTOL • SHOTGUN

NRA Collegiate & School Programs Established 1979

Intercollegiate Pistol Championships Fort Benning, GA March 10-15 Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships Fort Benning, GA March 15-17 Contact: Victoria Croft collegiate@nrahq.org

Applications: You must fill out a volunteer application for each event you wish to participate in. This helps each volunteer coordinator keep their event organized. Applications can be found online. When in doubt, fill out a General Application.

Bianchi Cup Columbia, MO May 22-25 Contact: Damien Orsinger 703-267-1478

Please remember to fill out your application as best you can, the more information you give us, the better placement opportunities we can give you.

National Matches Port Clinton, OH July 7 - Aug 15 (Opportunities available all month) Contact: NRA Volunteer volunteer@nrahq.org

Who’s My Field Rep? Find Out Here: http://www.nrahq.org/ fieldreps/

NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Houston, TX May 3-5

www.nravol.org

Pistol target frames and targets at the National Matches ready to be fired on.

Contact: Gayle Carter-Cook

Nationwide Events Everywhere, USA Jan 1 - Dec 31 Current Needs: We currently need volunteers nationwide, specifically in Alaska and Illinois. Please fill out a General Application if you are interested.

Contact: NRA Volunteer 703-267-1485 volunteer@nrahq.org www.nravol.org

Reminder: Remember to check online for last minute local opportunities, stories, photos, and more!

www.facebook.com/nra.volunteer

nravolunteer@gmail.com

NRA Tournament Resources Department • 11250 Waples Mill Road • Fairfax, VA • 22030 • (toll free) 877-NRA-MATCH xt 1485


GENERAL VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY FORM FIRST NAME:

LAST NAME:

MEMBER ID:

DATE OF BIRTH:

ADDRESS: CITY:

STATE:

EVENING PHONE:

ZIP:

DAY PHONE:

PHYSICIAN:

PHONE:

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

PHONE:

SHIRT SIZE:

EMAIL:

MEDICAL INFORMATION: Do you have medical insurance? No  Yes, who is your provider?_____________ Do you have any physical limitations or health conditions (s) that require you to limit your activities or working conditions? Please be specific and describe how to avoid any complications.

ALLERGIES: I have the following allergies / I am allergic to:  Seasonal

 Penicillin

 Insect Stings

 Nuts

 Aspirin

 Other(s)____________________________________________________________________________________ CERTIFICATIONS I have the following certifications:  NRA Certified Instructor

 NRA Certified Coach

 NRA Referee

 NRA Training Counselor

 NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

 Current EMT/First Responder

 NRA Classified Shooter

 NRA Range Safety Officer

 Other ________________________

 NRA National Coach Development Staff

 CPR

 Other ________________________

SPECIAL SKILLS (Please list any special skills you have, photography, public relations, sales, legislative, teacher, customer service, etc‌):

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: (Please check one)  I have never volunteered for the NRA before.  I am a returning volunteer; this will be my ______ year as a NRA General Event Volunteer. If you are a returning volunteer; what, where, and for how long was your last assignment?:


ASSIGNMENT REQUEST: I would like to help in the following areas:  NRA Annual Meeting of Members  Local NRA events in my area, no more than ___________miles from my home.  NRA Competitive Shooting Championships  NRA Headquarters in VA  OTHER (please list event)___________________________________________________  UNSURE, please contact me when opportunities are available and I will make my decision then. CONTACTING ME REQUEST: I prefer to be contacted via:  Email

 Phone

 Mail (USPS)

GUARDIAN PERMISSION: This statement must be signed by the parent or legal guardian of the volunteer (If the volunteer is under 18 years of age): I, (please print) _____________________________, the parent or legal guardian of _____________________, hereby give permission for my child to volunteer at NRA Headquarters applied through this application. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian Date

APPLICANT SIGNATURE:

I, (please print)_____________________________, certify that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge. Signature of Volunteer Applicant

Date

Mail completed application to: NRA Competitive Shooting Division Attn: Volunteer Department 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 FAX: 703-267-3941 EMAIL: volunteer@nrahq.org


NRA Action Pistol Championships / Bianchi Cup Damien Orsinger, Pistol Championship Coordinator Dear Bianchi Cup Volunteer Staff,

2011 Bianchi Cup (Action Pistol Championships) Volunteer Staff

     On behalf of Tom Hughes, National Pistol Manager, myself and the entire NRA Competitive Shooting Division, THANK YOU!!!  The time and dedication all of you have put into helping run the 2011 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, is what makes this match run in the professional manner John Bianchi envisioned when he started this match with Ray Chapman, back in 1979.  The combined wealth of knowledge all of you bring to the Cup each year is only surpassed by the love you obviously have for the sport of Action Pistol.  With people like John Gordon, Pat Cooper, Beth Cowgill, the De Krygers, the Heddesheimers and the Koenigs, and all of you, this Match is destined to continue growing, and running smoother, every year.   For the past, present and future, thank you! •


2012 Fall/Winter NRA Volunteer Satchel