Jim Tier, using his expansive hot rod building skills, is one of the team members that keep birds flying out of the machines. In January, we barely had enough good machines to do a full five stand and a five station course. But, with Jim’s repair skills and frugal expenditures, we are assured that there are always over 20 machines on the courses, 7 on five stand and a reserve fleet for changes in look or repair. He volunteers tens of hours each month so that all of us can enjoy machines that throw a huge number of targets very well. And, even when he is up to his ankles in machine repairs, he always has that wide grin.
When you are on the range please thank Jim for his efforts. Better yet, bring your shotgun out and enjoy the courses with him. There is always room for volunteers like Jim that want to keep our site moving forward.
Two reasons Redmond Sporting Clays is gaining traction in the Oregon State Sporting Clays Association (ORNSCA) are Phil Mitchell and Darryl Williams. Phil and Darryl are masters at finding the perfect slot between the sage and junipers to set a station. They know the balance of the presentations required and never fail to challenge shooters of all levels. As volunteers several days each week, they provide what many say is “an incredible adventure.”
Join Phil and Darryl for their course presentations Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm. Also, special “shotgun start shoots” are the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10am sharp, and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6pm sharp.
Every month hundreds of volunteer hours are logged by a very dedicated team. Jim, Phil, Sarah, Eric, Bill, Darryl, Mike, Steve and Jeff are the core team for Sporting Clays. They provide a discipline for all of us to enjoy with course set ups, good working machines, instruction, lodge operations, site cleaning, project management and long list of accomplishments.
Each week I meet several people who are amazed at the progress that has been made since early spring. New traps, deck, storage area, expanded course, updated five stand, clean grounds, parking lots, gates and tens of items linked together. Each project completed is directly linked to club members who have donated time, materials, equipment and funding.
The success of Sporting Clays is dependent on the continued generosity of our members. I thank you all so much for encouraging the team to look to the future with enthusiasm. Be well – David