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Events at the Fred Rapp IWLA Chapter the week of April 20 . A few reminders for Chapter and related Conservation events being conducted this week:
  • On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at 5:30 am the Crossroads Baptist Church conducted a Sonrise Service on the Chapter grounds.
  • On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Shotgun Range at Walton Park will be closed from 7 AM until 1 PM in order to support a shotgun merit badge class for the Boy Scouts of America.
  • On Sunday, April 27, 2014 from noon until 5 PM at the Darrell Ferrell (Main) Pavilion, members Ryan Harper and Annie Heckel will be hosting a Family Gathering for approximately 15 people.

  • As always check back frequently to view any changes or additions to the Chapter schedule of events on the Chapter Calendar. To check the calendar click on the Calendar menu to the left. (updated:  April 21, 2014)
    Starting Friday, April 18, 2014 Guests Have been Required to "Sign In" when Members Bring Them onto the Property to Use the Ranges The Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America has recently changed the range use requirement covering the admission of guests to the property by a member. Members were informed at the April Membership meeting (April 3, 2014) that the new policy is effective beginning April 18, 2014:

    "Effective April 18, 2014 all Chapter members bringing any guest other than an immediate family member onto the property to use the Chapter ranges must sign in at the gate house per order of our insurance carrier."

     The phrase "immediate family member" means a close relative (that is, spouse or child) living in the household; any other relative or friend would be a guest. The sign-in register for this purpose will be available at the gate house (adjacent to the right side of the gate as you enter) on and after April 18, 2014. As always, the guests are responsible for following all Chapter rules that apply to the member and the member remains responsible for any actions of the admitted guests while on the property. (updated:  April 21, 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 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)
    Attention Prospective Lady Shooters!

    So far several prospective lady shooters have expressed interest in joining the FRILS (Fred-Rapp IKE Lady Shooters) group this year. Michelle and Nikki would like a few more to have a quorum. If you have not yet indicated your interest please click on the tab Lady Shooters tab on the menu at the left to find out how. (posted: April 4, 2014)

    SHOOTER IDs - Important Information:
    As all should be aware, any Member intending to use any of the shooting ranges at the facility on or after April 1, 2014 must display a Shooter's
    Photo Identification Card.

    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, which is also the Chapter Work Day and new member processing day. Anyone wishing to obtain this credential for shooting will be processed after new members are processed for their badges which is 11 AM nominally. Please consult the Chapter Calendar to determine the next Saturday date on which you might obtain this new credential. You may access the Chapter Calendar directly by using the menu at the upper left of this page.  (updated: April 20, 2014)

    Chapter Newsletter Editor: The editor for the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Isaac Walton League Chapter's newsletter is Drake Riggins. Please send all newsletter input to him at the newsletter email address: (updated: April 21, 2014)
    Now on Sale at the Chapter! Coupon Book for Fredericksburg Attractions and Restaurants! This is one of our Chapter fundraising projects this year. Get your book at Chapter Membership Meetings 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. It is valid through the end of December 2014. Get one now 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! Better yet... buy extras as gifts! (updated: April 4, 2014)
    Gate combination changed:  The gate lock combination has been changed as of February 1, 2014. Please look at the back of your recently issued Membership Card to obtain your new combination. Also, the password for the "Member Login" tab on the web site has been changed accordingly. (posted: February 2, 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)