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  • 2010Fall/Winter 2010Inside:

    NRA Competitive Shooting Volunteer Newsletter

    On Back:

    2010 National Matches Volunteer Application

    A Volunteers Story

    In Memoriam

    Line Officers are an important part of the Na-tional Matches, helping to keep the line safe.

    NRA Tournament Resources Department 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 (toll free) 877-NRA-MATCH xt 1485

    Top: Phyllis gazes out over the line. Bottom: Phyllis and Lloyd Her-rington.

    NRA Blog loves to talk to NRA Volunteersby Danielle Sturgis, NRA Media Relations

    Thats a Wrap!Beth Epley, Manager, NRA Tournament Resources

    NRAblog loves to talk to NRA Volunteers, and we try to introduce our readers to as many of these dedicated patriots as possible. During the smallbore prone phase of this years National Matches, we were able to chat with three couples.

    The Herringtons

    Lloyd and Phyllis Herrington, are no strangers to Camp Perry. Shes been volunteering 11 years, and I just got my 10 year pin this year, Lloyd told NRAblog. He said they read NRAblog and he believes they may even have been featured here already. When we thanked them for their dedication to the National Matches, this couple said they wouldnt spend their summer any other way.

    In the 1960s Phyllis competed here at the Matches, Lloyd said, then we started raising a family, and here we are now, married 52 years, with great grandchildren.

    Phyllis has been teaching Hunter Education for the past 14 years in the state of Ohio. She was honored with a Governors award for outstanding service, which they rarely give out, Lloyd told us proudly. Shes small, so all her guns are cut down in size, Lloyd said. Our grandkids all started with her guns.

    The couple, who teach Right To Carry courses in Ohio, typically volunteer for both the pistol and smallbore rifle phases.

    Continued Page 3

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    Pages 6, 9, 13

    Its hard to believe another year has gone by. The volunteer program changes and grows each year, and this year was no exception. We had a lot of new faces join our ranks, and we lost some long time family members as well.

    Our volunteer program continues to grow with the help of online networking like Facebook, and all the NRA programs have benefitted and expanded because of you. But we will never forget those who have come before us, who helped to pave the way.

    To all our dedicated and hard working NRA volunteers, past and present, we thank you for keeping the 2nd Ammendment and the shooting sports alive. Best wishes from the entire NRA staff for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Did you know there are volunteers that work behind the scenes year round to help prep for all the NRA National Championships? Thank You to our Behind the Scenes

    Volunteers of 2010!!!

    Marion Mayer

    Cheryl Rickards

    2010 Volunteer Service Year Milestones

    5 YearsEthel-Ann AlvesMary BadiakRichard BayerJames BrownBrett CarrollJoseph ClarkDarrell DavisJoseph FasanoMurvin HymelKevin JeffriesJohn KeirnanPatrick LallyMargaret LangfieldRoseann LauxJohnny MorganEllis MorrisBill NewmanOle PedersenClara RussellJoseph SloanJ. SommerkampTrent StubrichPaul Villmer

    10 Years Matthew ButrickAdam DuckworthRoy FranceRay HarveyStephen HoganGail HoganLloyd HerringtonJack MitchellWillard NethawayDave PolonskyCheryl RickardsJohn Rickards

    15 YearsKaren AngelicchioBob BeardBarbara BrooksMarcia CookWill DealArt PhillipsJimmy Reagan

    20 YearsMarie Shook

    25 Years Julian Beale IIIKatherine BensonKenneth BoydJim FinleyRuss HoustonBill MartinDon Martin

    30 Years Carol NewmanPatricia Seifert

    40 YearsPierce Johnson

    Behind the Scenes

    *As of print date

    Pistol, Smallbore, & Highpower


    15 YearsMarcia CookJimmy Reagan

    25 Years Russ HoustonBill MartinDon Martin

    Action Pistol Championship Volunteer Service Milestones

  • Below: Paula & Rich-ard Koenig have been volunteering together at the National Matches since 2006.

    NRA Blog loves to talk to NRA Volunteers(Continued from front page)

    Facebook Beth Epley, NRA Tournament Resources Manager

    The Waldrons

    Neal Waldron of Springfield, Ohio, knows his face is somewhere in NRAblogs pictures of the smallbore rifle competition this week. Youre the only photographer whose picture earned me a compliment, he joked with NRAblogs Lindsey Morgan. My buddy called and said he saw me on the blog, and he said, you were the only one with a huge smile.

    Im like, man, its Camp Perry!, he said emphatically. Of course Im smiling!

    Waldron told us he feels more at home here at the matches than in his own neighborhood. These people understand me, he said. His wife Pamela joins him in volunteering for the duration of the National Matches. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world, Pamela said. Some Australians we met a few years ago will be here soon.

    The Waldrons are trapshooters who have never shot competitively. I think when

    the bullet goes off there should be something you can eat, he said, smiling. His family enjoys hunting deer, grouse, and squirrel. Squirrel has a wonderful, wonderful taste, he said. We eat a lot of them. My grandfather calls em tree rats, but he ate a lot of them, too.

    The Koenigs

    Richard and Paula Koenig drive their 29-foot camper all the way from Missouri to help out at the National Rifle and Pistol Matches. Ive been an NRA member all my life, Richard said. He also volunteered with the NRA Bianchi Cup this year, which is much smaller than the National Matches but also much closer to his hometown.

    While Richard prefers serving as a Range Safety Office, Paula prefers the air-conditioned indoors.

    It gets hot out here, Richard explained. I think Paulas taking a break this afternoon, but she was working at the NRA Memorabilia Store earlier, and shell spend some time in the volunteer office too.

    Im like, man, its Camp Perry!, he said emphatically. Of course Im smiling!

    Photograph by John Rickards

    In 2009 we introduced the new NRA Volunteer online Facebook page, and since then we have gained over 255 friends.

    Why do we love Facebook? Because it allows our volunteers to stay in touch and up to date with all things in the volunteer world. Staff loves Facebook because its free and allows us to alert you to new opportunities instantly.

    We currently have over 2,000 volunteers that help out on a yearly basis with NRA programs. Dont get left behind, join us on Facebook today!


  • In the above two examples and most other volunteer duties, no experience or pre-qualifications are required. But at the NRA Airgun Range, only NRA-certified firearms instructors, coaches or range safety officers are allowed to work the firing points. Everyone, especially young people, are encouraged to test fire any number of B-B guns, air rifles and pistols. Needless to say, the range is a busy place, but a lot of fun for the instructors, too!

    These and many other assignments are primarily covered by volunteers each year. And because the NRA Annual Meeting moves to a new city each year, we are always in need of new volunteers. We were in Pittsburgh just seven years ago, so hopefully well have some familiar faces join us there. But well need quite a few new volunteers to fulfill the necessary positions. Fortunately, a number of volunteers who have helped in the past found it so enjoyable and satisfying that they travel every year to the new site. And so staff has some old hands available to help train new volunteers.

    The 2011 NRA Annual Meeting will be held in Pittsburgh on April 27 to May 1 (including setup days). Set up and other preparations for volunteers take place starting on Wednesday. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we would be glad to have your help. More information and the registration form is available on the Annual Meeting web site, www.nraam.org Or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Dennis Eggers, at DEggers@nrahq.org or 270-522-0909. We hope to see you in Pittsburgh!


    Top: This way to the NRA volunteer office. Middle: Signing up to volunteer at the NRA Annual Meeting is easy! Bottom: Volunteers run the NRA store registers.

    Success in Charlotte; Return to PittsburghDennis Eggers, NRA Annual Meeting Volunteer Coordinator

    The 2010 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC was once again a record-setter. As documented many times, volunteers are absolutely essential to many of the NRAs programs, activities and competitions. And the NRA Annual Meeting is certainly no exception. In fact, without the volunteers the meeting as we know it just couldnt happen. And this past May, the volunteers were simply outstanding in Charlotte.

    The volunteers were asked to do more in Charlotte, and to do it bigger and better than ever before! And those of us who were privileged enough to work with them can attest to the fact that they answered the call. Because of the facility layout and the expected attendance, we needed more volunteers than ever. And did they answer the call! More than 400 volunteers gave the NRA in excess of 4,000 hours of their tireless efforts. It was amazing! And greatly appreciated by all of our NRA staff. Thank you all!

    At the Annual Meeting, volunteers assist NRA staff in a wide variety of activities and functions. For example, the member registration area is among the busiest. In addition to enrolling new members, volunteers also assist current members with renewals, membership upgrades, address changes and other membership related matters.

    Another very busy location that depends on volunteers is the NRA Sto