Calling All Members (updated August 18, 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 planned for September 27th. Time is short and there are many tasks to accomplish. So, come on out on the 4th and learn if there is some way that you can perosnally pitch in to make the 316th version of the Dog Mart the best.
Events for the Week of August 17 (updated August 17, 2014)
August Chapter Membership Meeting (posted August 11, 2014)
On August 7 we had our normally scheduled meeting. A special account of that meeting can be found by clicking on "Chapter Meetings" menu to the left side of this page.
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 email@example.com, 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 Getting Busy (updated: August 10, 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Dowling (540) 972-7127 or email: email@example.com . 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 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)