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Volunteers are Needed (Posted August 30, 2014)
VolunteerSpot signup task rosters are available for Dog Mart and for the September 6 Work Day at the Chapter ///NEWLY LISTED///. Greg Raines needs some assistance with the Lake of the Woods Dog Fest (Use the Dog Mart sign up or contact Greg directly via e-mail at, by phone 540-287-2628, or in person. If you want to work other tasks at the park on September 6 use the September 6 Work Day icon. How to volunteer: Simply go to the member's only page by clicking on the "Member Login" on the bottom, left-side of this page and follow login instructions. Once there click on the appropriate icon and follow instructions to sign up for your favorite volunteer activity. New members can receive hours credited against their 20 hour obligation by working any of these activities.

Minutes for August Chapter Membership Meeting are Available (Posted August 29, 2014)
Go to the member's only page by clicking on the "Member Login" on the bottom, left-side of this page and follow login instructions. Minutes can be read on the screen or downloaded and printed based on your preference.

Calling All Members (updated August 24, 2014)
Please come to our next Chapter Membership Meeting on Thursday, 7 PM, September 4, 2014. At this next membership meeting we will be formally installing the newly elected officers for our organization. We will also review the status of our plan and preparations for the annual Dog Mart event scheduled for September 27th. Time is short and there are many tasks to accomplish. So, come out on the 4th and learn if there is some way that you can personally pitch in to make the 316th version of the Dog Mart the best.
Dog Mart Special Notice:  Thanks to all members that have already signed up to work in events related to Dog Mart. However, many more volunteers are needed! New tasks have been specified.  Please go to the VolunteerSpot icon in the Member Login area to see what is needed and volunteer as many times as you can. The final push has begun.

Events for the Week of August 31 (updated September 1, 2014)
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7 PM, Chapter Board Members Meeting at Clubhouse
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7 PM, Chapter Membership Meeting at Clubhouse.
  • Friday, September 5, 2014, 6 PM, Prospective Bee Keepers and Helpers Meeting at Clubhouse Front Porch.
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7 AM - 3 PM. Chapter Work Day, See Member Login page to volunteer for Work Day using VolunteerSpot. Grounds closed until work is complete.
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Dog Fest Display at Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center. Contact Greg Raines or volunteer using VolunteerSpot for Dog Mart on Member Login page.
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9 AM. New Membership Orientation and New Member Photo Badging for Shooters at Clubhouse.
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014, approx. 10:30 AM. New Range Safety Officer Photo Badging and Current  member Shooter Photo  Badging at Clubhouse.
  • Sunday, September 7, 9 AM to 5 PM Bowmen Tuneup Shoot, Broadheads, Registration 9 AM to noon.
  • No other special events are presently planned however it is always prudent to check with the Chapter Calendar at the top of the menu at the left of this page for any last minute changes.

Prospective IWL Bee Keepers to Meet (posted August 25, 2014)
We will meet at 6:00 PM Friday, September 5th on the porch of the IWL clubhouse. Individuals interested in bee keeping are invited to this meeting. No experience necessary - experienced and "wanna be" bee keepers interested in helping maintain the IWL Apiary and learning about bee keeping are invited. For additional information contact Jim Ashcraft at:
Help Wanted (posted August 11, 2014)
An important position from the Chapter's communication team has become vacant. A volunteer is sought to fill the position of newsletter editor. This position works closely with chapter leadership and chairpersons to communicate with members the events and plans of the Chapter. As all members are not accessible by electronic means (electronic mail and web pages), this position also will correspond with about 6 or 7% of the Chapter membership through old fashioned Post Office mail. The newsletter is assembled quarterly and other important email communications are done as needed. Interested members should contact our President, Greg Raines for further information. Greg can be reached via e-mail at, by phone 540-287-2628, or in person.
Your Chapter Officers/Directors for September 2014 to September 2015 (posted August 11, 2014)
At the Chapter membership meeting on Thursday evening, August 7, a slate of candidates for Chapter officers and directors were presented and an election held. Mr. Ernie Padgette, the President of the Fairfax Chapter, IWLA assisted our organization with conducting the election process in accordance with the bylaws of the Fred-Rapp Chapter. For each position the membership was presented with a candidate proposed by the election committee and then the attending members were asked for nominations from the floor. When the final slate of candidates was determined a vote for each position from members in attendance. The following officers and board directors have been confirmed by the election process: President- Greg Raines, Vice President - Herbert Pritchett, Secretary - Pat Aubert, and Treasurer- Ralph Kinch. Also, two Directors were elected to 2-year terms of office - Joe Webb and Jamie Branham.  Congratulations to the newly elected people that will be leading the Chapter for the next organizational year that begins on September 1, 2014.
2014 Fredericksburg Dog Mart Activities Are This Month  (updated: September 1, 2014)  The Chapter is in the midst of planning the activities and performing the tasks needed for a successful Dog Mart, a 316 year old tradition.
  • Click here to see the 2014 Dog Mart Poster. {Warning: if you have a slow connection this file is 655 K bytes in size.}
  • If you plan on being a vendor or exhibitor at the Dog Mart download a copy of the official application . This application must be completed and returned no later than September 25, 2014.
  • If you want to volunteer, visit the "member login" web page and click on the VolunteerSpot icon to view the range of tasks that need to be accomplished and sign up.

The 2015 Coupon Books for Fredericksburg Attractions and Restaurants are Here (updated: August 12, 2014) We have received the 2015 ATTRACTIONS book and will be selling these again as part of our Chapter fund raising efforts. Get your book at our next Chapter Membership Meeting and other Chapter Events... just $25.00.  This book, known officially as the "ATTRACTIONS - Dining and Value Guide for Fredericksburg" contains many coupons offering "Buy One Get One" coupon opportunities. The use of these coupons will recoup the cost of this book with only 2-3 uses at popular restaurants, events and attractions. Even better, if you buy a book now the coupons are available for use immediately and will not expire until the end of December 2015! These will sell fast so get one soon while there are still some remaining. To get yours, contact either Greg Raines, (540) 287-2628 or email: or Bob Dowling (540) 972-7127 or email: . Just ask either of us when you see us and we will get one for YOU! Consider buying extras as it is not too soon to think about giving these as Holiday gifts.
Qualified Beekeeper Still Wanted (updated: August 10, 2014)
Click on Conservation tab for more information if you can help.
Executive Director Scott Kovarovics Presents On Thursday evening, June 5 the Fredericksburg Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton Scott Kovarovics Presents League held its monthly membership meeting at the clubhouse. Executive Director Kovarovics presented on the topic of conservation with additional info from the National organization, the 2014 Convention and the League Strategic Plan. The presentation was well received by the members and there was a very informative Q&A following Scott's presentation.   (Posted: June 7, 2014)

Make Sure you Sign in Your Guests when Using the Ranges Click on the "Facilities" menu item on the left side of this web page to learn about this guest sign in requirement that was recently instituted. (updated:  June 8, 2014)
A notice to all members who use the firearm ranges: The updated 2014 Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Range Rules are available here and on the Facilities page (click on the Facilities Tab on the left to go to the Facilities page). As a member, it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable of and to abide by these rules. (posted:: March 30, 2014)
As of March 31, 2014 any shooter on the Chapter Ranges is required to have and display a Shooter's photo ID. Those members with no shooter's ID at this point will need to obtain this badge before regaining their range shooting priveleges. Photo IDs will generally be issued on the first Saturday of each month at 11 AM. This is also the Chapter Work Day and members are invited to come out to the chapter to help with the chores. Please consult the Chapter Calendar to determine the next Saturday date on which you might obtain this credential. You may access the Chapter Calendar directly by using the menu at the upper left of this page. (updated: June 21, 2014)
The Chapter Calendar is always available online. You can find the calendar under a  menu item called "Chapter Calendar" on the left.  When you click on this menu tab the calendar will open in a separate window. The calendar is the authoritative source for the Chapter's scheduled events and it has been updated with all known events for 2014. (updated: April 4, 2014)