Editor’s note: Sorry for delay – been to Yellerstone Park. All relaxed now, ready to work again? Steve
RANGE: Not much new news to report. Club member Eric Reynolds did some dirt and gravel work at the range for us. The target committee is having meetings to decide the best approach for future target systems. Rick Vaughn and his building committee are in the midst of planning the roof extension to cover and enclose the generator and propane tank. Chris Cruse and Engineer Trevin Roletto are working on the grading permit that we need before the Operating Engineers can come out and do the big dirt work project. And, July is fast approaching – we will need to start planning for using our grant dollars to build covered shooting stations and parking pads/pathways.
Website: Still in progress. Our new webhost, Calvin Tang, and our website artist, Tom Saffle, are up to their ears in alligators right now but are working on it. The site will be: www.cascadefieldandstream.com
FISHING DERBY: I missed the derby but heard it went well. Mark and I had a great time shopping for prizes with about $400 donated by several supporters, plus a fly rod from Trout Unlimited. I heard it was a beautiful morning for fishing, until it got hot! (I’ve seen it snow on fishing derby day!!). Only 47 kids showed up to fish but they all had fun and everyone got prizes. Ms. Sierra Novy caught the first fish, I’m still trying to get the names for the top three largest trout, and Nathan Daymud caught the largest non-trout.
Misc.: Hunter Education classes start June 22nd – if there are any parents interested in becoming an instructor please get ahold of our Chief Instructor, Trevin Roletto at 253-569-1008 in South Cle Elum, or Aaron Garcia in Yakima at 509-575-2740. Sign up for classes on-line at: www.wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/hunter education.
At the next Board of Director’s meeting we will discuss options for a scholarship for a High School Senior in Kittitas County. Any ideas on qualification criteria can be sent here or brought to the meeting.
Steve Douglas has helped arrange for a speaking engagement by Lobbyist Adeena Hicks, founder of “Protect Our Gun Rights”. She will talk on progress to stop I-594 at the Hal Holmes Center, 7 pm on June 18th. Our club is co-sponsoring her program and donated toward her expenses. It should be a very interesting program.
We’ve had some correspondence from Abeyta-Nelson regarding the Taylor Bridge Fire lawsuit – It is looking pretty good that we will realize a fairly hefty reimbursement for our damages. Hopefully this will be resolved in short order.
Steve Rogers, Newsletter Guy