Despite some pretty atrocious weather for our new inductees, we have already completed the first full inductions of the year and now have new probationary members. A quick reminder to those having just picked up your new membership badges – you need to tick the ‘probationary’ box when signing in. This is to enable us to check you meet the required minimum number of visits (4) within the 3 month probationary period. Also, don’t forget that the first job on arrival on club grounds is to sign in and ensure you are wearing your badge and whistle. If the clubhouse isn’t open, there is always a signing in sheet on the bottom plinking range.
The first Sunday in February was our first induction day of 2020 for new members, and what a day! Around 40 new members, many of them seasoned shooters, but with quite a few genuine novices, successfully completed their first induction day. At one point we had quite a queue for the chrono, but eventually we managed to check all the guns and get people out shooting. We hope you all enjoyed it, and the facilities PARC has to offer.
A reminder that applications for new members to join PARC start this Sunday, 2nd February, from 10am. If you’re intending to come, park up and seek out a committee member – they’ll be wearing their yellow ID badges. Alternatively, go to the clubhouse and ask in there. It is likely to be busy, so please bear with us. If you are bringing a gun, we WILL have to chronograph it to check for compliance with sub 12ft.lb rules. This is done with club pellets (JSBs) for consistency. Regrettably, if it reads over, we cannot allow you to use it.
The 10 HFT targets have been very well received. They all comply with HFT rules regarding distance (10 to 45 yards), all are visible whilst prone, and, of course, they all have a stake. So, noting this success, we have added 5 more targets, so at each of the 5 shooting positions, there are now 3 targets instead of 2, making 15 HFT compliant targets.
As most of you will already know, Ross Adamson, our long-time club chairman, has resigned from his position and the committee for personal reasons. We hope you join us in thanking Ross for his immeasurable contribution to PARC over the years. He says he’ll still be around, and will help wherever and whenever he can, so we haven’t got rid of him yet!!
Here’s hoping you all have a great Christmas, lots of pressies, far too much food, and drink a-plenty. Remember too that the club is open as normal throughout the Christmas period, so if you fancy a Christmas Day shoot, fill yer boots!!