Wednesday, June 24, 2009

USPSA Area 1 Election Reminder

The following is the full text of an email from USPSA, sent to (assumedly) all USPSA members in Area 1. I further assume that this is akin to a "press release", so I feel no compunction about quoting it in full.

If you're a USPSA member residing in Area 1 (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska) take note of this announcement.

[Also, rumor has it, Bishop Practical Shooting League in California, although the Area 1 link is "Broken".]
[According to the Area 1 website, as of January 1, 2009, Colorado has transferred to Area 2]

Please think carefully about your representation on the USPSA Board of Directors, and do make the best choice you can.

USPSA Election Reminder for Area 1 Residents

Dear Area 1 Residents:

As you know Bruce Gary is stepping down as Area 1 Director effective December 31, 2009. Two candidates have submitted nominating petitions and election ballots will be mailed by August 1st. As stipulated by the USPSA bylaws (Article 6.5), those ballots must be marked and received by the accounting firm by September 15th to be counted.

The bylaws further stipulate (Article 6.3) that only current USPSA members (resident within Area 1) with an original membership date prior to May 1 of the year of the election shall be eligible to vote.

Every election cycle the office staff is contacted by members wondering why they haven't received their ballot when all their friends have received theirs. Almost without exception ballots weren't sent because on July 1st their membership was expired. They may have renewed on July 2nd, but that is too late for ballot eligibility.­

Please check to be certain that your membership is current by the end of June. Please allow ample time for your renewal to be sent. If you renew online do it at least five days before the end of the month. Sometimes the internet does strange things with digital messages and we may not receive it as instantaneously as advertised.­­

The bottom line is that it is your responsibility to insure your eligibility to vote. Our responsibility is to follow the procedure established via the bylaws. We will do our best to meet that charge.­

Thanks you for your interest in USPSA.


Dave Thomas
USPSA Executive Director

At this time, Jerry the Geek and Cogito Ergo Geek announce support for the candidacy of Chuck Anderson, current Section Coordinator of the Columbia Cascade Section.

Ted Nugent on the Second Amendment

He's weird.

No, I don't have any comments on this video. Although, as "Big Geek Daddy" says:

I wish ted would stop holding back and tell us how he REALLY feels.

(H/T: The Hobo Brasser)

2009 Crazy Croc Match is ON!

The 2009 Crazy Croc match is on! It is scheduled for Sept 5 & 6, 2009, at The Dundee Practical shooters club in Dundee OR.

Info and the application can be found at

(H/T: The Hobo Brasser)

[NB: More information later, as time permits]