June 2019 Newsletter

The next General Membership meeting will be Monday June  3, 2019 at 7:30 pm at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster.

● The June 3, 2019, meeting will be our last meeting until September barring any emergencies or special meeting. If you are sponsoring a prospective member, please get their membership application to a Board Member, preferably Al Hopkins, ASAP so we can act on it at the June meeting.

● Tuesdays and Thursdays continue to be open practice nights. Steel Plate shooting is runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Outdoor Range. In the event of poor weather, the rain-date for Steel Plate will be the following week. Al Hopkins is the point of contact for Steel Plate. Precision pistol shooting practices are every Thursday at both the indoor and outdoor ranges. Bruce Matthies and Mitch Vogel are points of contact for precision pistol.

● The Western New York Outdoor Pistol League (WNYOPL) continues this month:

The current standings are available for download at WNYOPL tab, above.

● With great sadness we bid farewell to Life Member and former Ten X Treasurer, Dr. Roger J. Goergen, who passed away Thursday, May 16, at age 93.  Dr. Goergen was a member from the beginning, joining Ten X in November 1956, the year the Club was incorporated. Doc was our oldest member, and our longest serving member, clocking in 62 years of continuous membership. Doc for many years shot on the NFPL team.

Doc was a graduate of Canisius High School, Canisius College, and the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DDS degree in 1947.  After graduation, he served in the U.S. Naval Medicine and Dental Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He earned the American Defense Service Medal and was named an honorary citizen of the Republic of Korea.
Concluding his commitment to the U.S. Navy, Doc established a dental practice in Amherst and Dr. Goergen maintained a dental practice  until 1998.  In addition to being active if the Niagara Frontier Pistol League, Doc was also a Conservative Party committeeman in the Town of Amherst and was chairman of the Amherst Government Study Committee Subcommittee on Ethics.  Doc helped to write the Town of Amherst Code of Ethics and served on the Town’s Board of Ethics.  Immediate survivors include his son, Joseph, and daughter Mary Ellen.

● Many of you will be wondering about the outcome of the May meeting where the prospect of replacing the existing HVAC system was discussed. We had an energetic discussion but in the end no action was taken. A motion to table the issue passed and the Board will present a funding plan before the matter is taken back up.

● Our instructor Training Counselor,  Budd, is looking to put together a pair of NRA Personal Protection certification classes (one will be for Personal Protection In the Home, and one will be Personal Protection Outside the Home). Cost for both courses will be approximately $300 and we will need 10 persons to make the class worthwhile.  Tom Elwell is also a point of contact (telwell@roadrunner.com).

● Remember to check out this webpage over the summer for important updates.  We hope that everyone has a good and safe summer.

A printable version of this newsletter can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Good shooting,


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