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Rockland County NY NRA DINNER

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by PATH, Feb 5, 2004.

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  1. PATH

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    Greetings!

    Rockland County NY will be holding it's annual Friends of the NRA Dinner on Friday April 2nd, 2004. The doors will open at 7pm.

    The location is the Comfort Inn Restaurant, 425 East Route 59, Nanuet NY.

    There will be live and silent auctions, games, drawings, door prizes, new and exciting firearms, art, jewelery, shooting accessories, and specialty items.

    Featured this year will be the Special Engraved 2004 Gun of the Year, the Remington 572BDL DeluxeFieldmater .22.(Numbered between 001-1000)

    Open Cash Bar all evening.

    Banquet Ticket - $30.00

    Benefactor Ticket - $100.00 includes: One Banquet Ticket; $120.00 worth of Bucket Raffle Tickets; Tax receipt; Listing in program.


    Sponsor Ticket - $225.00 includes: One Banquet Ticket; $160.00 worth of Bucket Raffle Tickets; Tax receipt; Listing in program; 2004 NRA Sponsor Sculpture "The Marshall"; Special Sponsor Hat; Lapel pin and decal; "Traditions Magazine" subscription.

    Dinner choices are chicken, beef, or fish.

    Mail to: Hudson Valley FRNA, c/o PO Box 9222, Bardonia, NY 10954

    or call Mark Dorfman at (845) 352-7921.

    If you have any other questions please send me a PM.

    Thanks folks! :D :D :D
     
  2. PATH

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    Just a little bump. ;)
     
  3. HunterGatherer

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    I live on the left coast, so I can only be there in spirit.

    Seriously folks, this is a great organization to support. Friends of N.R.A. is the fundraising arm of the N.R.A. Foundation.

    Each year dedicated volunteers raise money to help fund grants to sportsmen's clubs, American Legion/V.F.W., Scouting, and other organizations that support passing on our uniquely American heritage of firearms ownership and use.

    Our local sportsmen's club has recieved 9,100 dollars in the last four years from F.O.N.R.A.

    This money allowed us to purchase a variety of firearms that fit our students. We have shooting mats, ear/eye protection, shot timers, BeamHit indoor laser targets for rifle/pistol, and this year we are going to by the remaining rifles that we need to completely outfit our youth rifle team.

    This is a very special rifle that will no doubt be cherished by serious Remington collectors. Remington agreed to build this model 572 in its original configuration. Remington tooled up to make one last "old model" style 572, and when these 1,000 engraved rifles are gone, that's all there will ever be.

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    Without F.O.N.R.A.s help, our local N.R.A. instructors group would still teach - we're committed - but with their help we are able to make our student's experience a really fun, comfortable, and sucessful one.


    Here are some of the kids at our N.R.A. Shooting Sports Camp to prove it.

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  4. HunterGatherer

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    PATH, I'd just like to thank you for your efforts in supporting F.O.N.R.A.

    You are helping to make a positive difference in where our country is headed, and that is something to be proud of.
     
  5. PATH

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    Thank you. It is just my small way of contributing.
     
  6. Walrus

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    See you there PATH! Just a little bump.:D
     
  7. PATH

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    Walrus! My man! See you at the dinner. Ladies and gents this is a bump and I will do it again one week before the dinner on April 2, 2004!

    Thank You!
     
  8. HunterGatherer

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    Lots of great stuff at these events.

    This year - in honor of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children - FONRA is featuring the fighting knife of the Marine Corp as Knife of the Year.


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    Created by KA-BAR Knives Inc., this knife is stamped with USMC and includes a USMC sheath. The Brass guard and decorative butt cap are both gold plated. Stacked leather handles, double guards and pinned on butt caps compliment the blade. Contained in a wooden walnut presentation box with the NRA logo, created by International Laser Engraving. Baron Engraving embellished 950 units with “Honoring The United States Armed Forcesâ€, “2004 Friends of NRA Knife of the Yearâ€, the NRA logo, a Minuteman and sequential numbering.









    Friends of NRA Net Raised: $55,950,170 Friends of NRA Total Attendees: 1,063,954 Friends of NRA Total Events: 5,791 Total Amount of Grant Money Awarded: $28,890,072 Number of National Grants Awarded: 108 Number of State Fund Grants Awarded: 8,496 NRA Foundation Endowment Total: $18.5 million
     
  9. Carlos

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    Can't make the east coast event, but I will be at the SW Washington
    "Friends of NRA" event, at a table of 10, on Saturday, April 3, 2004, Jantzen Beach Doubletree Hotel.

    Guest speaker this year will be Craig Sandler, NRA's Executive Director of General Operations.

    Went last year. It was a blast. Food was pretty good, too. :)

    Have fun!!!
     
  10. grumpy

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    I'm IN!!!!!
    I know some Monroe / Chester folk, let the word go forth.:mad:
     
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    There is a FNRA dinner in Tonganoxi KS on March 20.The wife and I used to be on the commitee down in Tulsa.One year the auctioneer got a bit "sozzled".THAT was interesting........
     
  12. PATH

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    I beg your indulgence. Just one last bump before the dinner. Thank you.
     
  13. PATH

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    Well folks the dinner went quite well. We had about 160 people all total. Not too shabby for the smallest county in New York State.

    Tonights honoree was Bob Shields who was with the 82nd Airborne during WW II. Bob was one of the men who parachuted into Ste. Marigliese as seen in the movie "The Longest Day". Remember the Red Buttons character who got stuck on the church bell tower? Well that was Bob Shield's buddy. Bob escaped from captivity 24 hours later after being beaten to a pulp by the Germans. He went on to become a Major and participated in the Bulge. Bob has been heavily invoved with the wildlife council and the DEC. He was with the Rockland County Sheriff's Department for over 50 years. He helped found the United Sportsmen of Rockland and the list goes on and on. A more decent and humble man you will never meet. It was a privelege this evening just to shake his hand.

    Starting next week we start the work for next years dinner. Maybe some of you folks can stop in. Thank you!
     
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