We had a relatively mild start to the 2013/14 fullbore season today. Slightly brisk in temperature and a little challenging with the wind but encouraging all the same. There is nothing quite as encouraging as the smell of burnt powder sending your projectile down range… it’s great to be back.
Members have been looking after the clubrooms and organising the behind the scenes activities for the upcoming season and opening day. To the Collings, the Flanagan’s and Subritzky’s, thanks for everything. There are chores to be done to get the day moving so all can shoot. Let us not forget to thank those that do those chores for us, that clean up at the end of the day – cheers, we appreciate the great job you do.
In the off season member Colin Brown represented New Zealand in Raton as part of the New Zealand F Class Team. He top scored for the New Zealand team and experienced shooting among some of the legends, the best of the best in the world. Member John Deane also represented the Great Britain Rifle Team and went to Ottawa in Canada to shoot. The team itself won all three of their matches, only dropping four points at the final tally. John shoot extremely well as an individual including winning a shoot off against a Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist. Needless to say, the club is extremely proud of our Internationals and we seem to be racking up a few of them.
Next weekend, on Saturday 14 September 2013 at 10.00am is the Wellington Rifle Association AGM. If you have the time to attend, it would pay to turn up. This Association of hard working members need to let you all know where we are headed over the upcoming season and how we are going to get there. Be a part of the progression.
See you on the range
Karori Rifle Club