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My town has a new Friends of the NRA committee. Guess who the chairman is?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by El Rojo, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. El Rojo

    El Rojo Well-Known Member

    The Central California Field Rep, Daryl Amble, wants to organize a Friends of the NRA committee in the little town of Taft. I went to the meeting and somehow ended up leaving as the chairman of the committee. Wow! That is a little crazy considering I was the youngest guy there. I am really excited about this thing. This is a really conservative town and area and if we have a fund raising banquet, it would be the only banquet like that in this town. I think we might do rather well. We already have a junior pheasant hunt that can be our little pet project that we put in a grant for and I would like to eventually see some sort of youth rifle program get started. I think this will be a great opportunity to raise some money for youth programs and also a great opportunity to do some membership drives for the NRA and the CRPA at our local event. Well it is a big responsibility, but I am up for the challenge. Wish me luck. I will keep you updated and don't be surprised if I ask for advice on here.

    And I expect all of you Kern County THR members to buy a ticket or two from me too! ;) The drive to Taft isn't that bad.
  2. mussi

    mussi Well-Known Member

    It's always the young folks that take over power.

    Maybe ************ will get a tad better soon.
  3. moa

    moa Well-Known Member

    How about sponsoring some shooting competitions and firearms raffles to raise money for a political war chest? Our state rifle & pistol club apparently do pretty well raising money via raffles.
  4. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member


    Sarah Brady?


    Dianne Feinstein?



  5. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    Give it all ya got.:cool:
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations El Rojo. Now, where's Taft? I know where Lake Havesu is as well as Eureka, but Taft?
  7. RANash

    RANash Well-Known Member

    Congrats, Rojo!

    Do you live in Taft? I love that area! I lived in Bakersfield for 4 years and rode motorcycles with several folks from Taft on a regular basis. I especially loved riding out through Maricopa and west on 166. Also, out on Soda Lake Road. I wish I could make a living there. I'd move back! I'd join your group in a heartbeat!
  8. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Get ready for a lot of work! Our Friends chairman starts early on the banquet and hits up all the "gun-friendly" businesses (such as mine) for donations. Our banquet is a huge event, raising around $20K for scholarship funds.

    I don't think I've ever won anything at the banquets, but I always buy a corporate table, and end up buying some stuff at the auctions.

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