Northern Utah- NRA Meeting


Ben Shepherd
March 29, 2004, 03:52 PM
I just got a flyer in the mail on Saturday. The NRA is holding a "friends of the NRA" meeting on Wednesday, April 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the topaz room of the American Fork Quality Inn.

It's right off the 5th East exit(#279?), the Quality Inn is visible from I-15, right behind walmart.

Anybody who wants a little more detail:
I put flyers up at Sportsmans Wharehouse, Van Wagnens, Cal Ranch, and The Utah Shooting Academy that have the state NRA reps. contact info.

Hope to see you there!!!!

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March 29, 2004, 05:43 PM
Hmmm... It looks like I have to work that evening. :scrutiny:

Let those of us who can't make it know how it went, eh?


Ben Shepherd
April 1, 2004, 08:35 AM
Wes, hopefully I won't be our lone participant. Looks like no one else is interested?

But I will post a report.

Ben Shepherd
April 10, 2004, 02:20 PM
One last bump. Am I really the only THR member going to it?:scrutiny: :(

Ben Shepherd
April 14, 2004, 02:24 PM
Guess so.....Oh well.:o :scrutiny:
Report will follow tommorow.

April 14, 2004, 04:02 PM
Sorry Ben, just saw this today. Already have things that I have to do tonight. Wish I would have seen it sooner.

Ben Shepherd
April 15, 2004, 08:56 AM
Here's the skinny:

The friends of the NRA is trying to get a fundraising dinner off the ground by mid summer, before hunting season starts.

It was a sad turnout folks, only a dozen people showed up, even after posting all the fliers around the valley.

This idiot(me) is chairman of the event. I think given a couple months it can be pulled off easily. The field rep says we need a minimum of 100 poeple buying tickets for the dinner to do it(about $25 a plate). This is to be a good meal along the lines of a good restaurant meal.

There will be random prize drawings, some items will be auctioned off, including some guns that have been done specially for the NRA, and possibly a safe from Fort Knox.

This is the non political arm of the NRA that donates money to the local areas where the dinners are held. They've given money to both the maple dell range, and the thunder ridge range(both are scout camp ranges), and the Ogden high school shooting team, among others I can't remember off the top of my head. Not drop-in-the-bucket donations either, I'm talking donations over the thousand dollar mark.

Kudos to George Hill and crew: The NRA rep said they held one out in your area that raised 60,000.

BTW: Here's a blood boiler. Under tax-exempt laws they have to be very careful on the legal end of things. During clintoons dictatorship they had to give the IRS office space at NRA headquarters, and the little parisites were there every day for four years solid.

Under Bush? Poof, gone.

There will be another meeting next week, same place, same time, but on THURSDAY night instead of Wed. Anyone want to come? I could really use the help, even if you can only commit to buying or selling a couple tickets.

Sorry if the info sounds spotty, but at this point it is. Last nights meeting was just to put a commitee together. Next week we start actually start figuring out how to get it all put together.

We could make it the June 12th shoot reunion dinner?

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