MCSA NEWLETTER

3rd QUARTER
07/01/2019

In this issue:
~ General Club News
~ New MCSA Website
~ Range Closures
~ Scheduled Shooting Events
~ New Member Orientation
~ Safety Rules & Reminders
~ Closing Statement


General Club News

If you have been to the range lately, you have noticed that there has been a lot of construction and other activities. It is a busy time for your MCSA.
 
During the 2nd Quarter, the MCSA Board of Directors have been hard at work making improvements to the property. Some of the improvements are:

The parking area has been enlarged and cleaned up. This will allow more parking for our members during busy times, orientation for new members, and MCSA shooting events.

Trees and brush around Range 5 berms have been trimmed for easier access and as part of the on-going Range 5 re-build.

The new MCSA Range Office and classroom has been delivered and placed on the property just behind the RO office. The installation of drywall, electrical wiring, insulation, and air-conditioning is complete. Work on flooring and painting will be next. Once all work is completed, all operations will be moved from the existing building as quickly as possible.

Work on Range 5 improvements began in May. The firing line work was tough and hard. A lot of planning and discussion took place to ensure that the range will be SAFE and last for a long time. The second baffle downrange from the firing line is in place and the required steel is on-site. The plan is to check and double-check all work and positioning of baffles for the safe operation of Range. Work will then concentrate on the 100 yard impact/target area. Range 6 will continue to be open for rifle shooting. The MCSA Board of Directors wants to thank all members for their patience with the Range 5 project. The range was in need of repair for some time. Our plan is to keep the time of any range closure to the shortest time possible and with the greatest amount of safety for all. We will be sending out e-mail blasts during July as we get closer to the finish line.


RANGE 5 PROJECT


THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! 

After the January Annual Membership meeting, the planning of all the MCSA improvements began.  Several of your fellow MCSA members stepped to the plate to work with the Board of Directors to “git ‘er done!!!”.  Beginning with this newsletter, the BOD wants to recognize those members and say Thank You.  Range Officer Catherine Correnti who took over the Membership duties.  Range Officer Neal Chianese who is improving our New Member Orientation program.  As many of you know, in the Spring, MCSA had some lightning strikes on the property.  As a result, there were power problems affecting our new gate and air-conditioning in the Range Office.  For several days, we operated with the use of a generator.  Member Kevin Smith, licensed electrician helped isolate and work with FPL to correct the problems.  The problems were caused by FPL faulty equipment bringing power to our location.  Kevin showed up every time to help. If you do not know Kevin, photos of him are included here. When you see him, say thanks to Kevin.  From the Board, “Thank you Kevin!!”.


KEVIN SMITH





At the June 3 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to increase the Guest Fee from $10.00 back to the original $20.00 Guest fee. This will take effect on August 1. Also the number of guests a member can bring at one time is limited to 2. Of course, there may be a special event or time of year that a guest would like to bring more, such as a family re-union, etc. A simple call ahead to the on-duty Range Officer can usually work this out.


The Club now has a great selection of MCSA t-shirts and polo shirts. When you visit the Club, just ask the RO about them. We also have a few hats.

New MCSA Website


Our new website has been online for several months now.  Check it out at: www.mcsa.cc


Range Closures


Range 5 is currently closed for construction. When we have definite updates or information, we will send out e-blasts.


Scheduled Shooting Events

Bulls-eye Shoot is scheduled for the 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. on Range 1. Please arrive no later than 8:20 a.m. to help with set-up.  Shooting starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
Steel Shoot is scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. on Range 2.
The Board will be discussing the start of a Bowling Pin Shoot in the near future.


Safety Rules & Reminders


Our range is a safe range.  In order to keep the range a safe place to shoot, we will continue to address trends or concerns that Range Officers see and deal with daily.
RO’s have noticed an increase in members not displaying proper muzzle control.  Proper muzzle control is keeping the muzzle pointed downrange at ALL times.
Firearms are to be uncased or cased AT the firing line when the range is HOT.  Uncasing a firearm BEHIND the firing line and bringing the firearm to the firing line is NOT ALLOWED.
Remember to sign-in at both Range5 and Range 6.
MCSA is your range.  If you see something that is not safe or not allowed, say something.  If you are not comfortable in discussing a situation with a fellow member, contact the on-duty Range Officer and let them deal with it. We want to keep our club safe and friendly for everyone.


New Member Orientation

The next Orientation is scheduled for July 20th at 11:00 a.m.
NO WALK-INS
Please see our Applying for Membership Page for Information.

Closing Statement


The Board of Directors hope that you enjoy the quarterly newsletters to keep you more informed about your club. Please let us know if you have any suggestions, etc. by talking with Dan Aguilar when you are at the range. Our next newsletter will be posted October 1, 2019.