Peacemakers Officers Meeting

The officers held a meeting on Monday, December 19.  Several topics were discussed.

1.  The tentative 2023 schedule of matches is below.  

2. The Quigley rifle matches will be on Saturdays May 6 and October 7.  An additional rifle class,  BAM, will be added.  Bolt Action Military is an unmodified bolt action rifle issued by any nation’s military before 1940 (no sniper rifles).  Ammo must be unjacketed lead projectile, may have gas check, running <1400fps.  Sights are iron only used by the military of origin.  Examples:  Lee-Enfield, Springfield 1903, Schmidt-Rubin, Mauser, Enfield 1917, Carcano, Arisaka, Mosin-Nagant…

3.  A clinic for new cowboy shooters is planned, but not yet scheduled.

4.  The annual cowboy banquet will be held early in March (4th or 11th).  Since Ozark House is closing, a new venue must be found.

5. A cowboy shotgun clays match combining some skeet and some trap (25 rounds) is in the planning stage.  Date to be announced.

6. 2023 club dues are payable now.  $20 per person, $25 for a family/couple.  It’s most convenient to pay at the next match you attend.

7.  MerryChristmas

 and Happy New Year

 from the Peacemaker officers.

Comstock Charley

Secretary

ps:  I forgot to include in the Saturday match results that Arizona R. Tillery won the 50/50 and donated his winnings back to the club.

2022 Banquet Report

By Lada Lou – aka Debbie Aurelius-Muir

Twenty-three cowboys and cowgirls attended the Peacemakers Members’ Dinner and Meeting on Saturday, March 12th at the Ozark House in Bloomington, Illinois.  This fine establishment rustled up the diner’s choice of some delicious fried chicken, Icelandic cod, ribeye steak, catfish and baby back ribs.  Each dinner included a tossed side salad, baked potato, and fresh baked bread.  The friendly folks enjoyed an evening of camaraderie and lively conversation. In  attendance at the evening’s festivities were Apoloosa Doc (Gary Conolly), Cheryl Newman, Arizona Buffalo Joe (Joe Welch), Cindy Welch, Lefty Dalton (Glen Dalton), Joy Dalton, Bad Dean (Dean Henry), Karen Henry, Dakota Tim  (Tim Breen), Danna Breen, Gray Eyed Rider (Sean Breen), Comstock Charlie (Jim Neldon), Marshall RD (Ron Darnall), Sue Darnall, Lunar Tic Pete (Pete Manuele, Jr.), Celest Teal Ray (Amy Manuele), Prairie Trail Ranger (Jon Paulson), Sooner Born (Patty Paulson), Okie Pete (Brett Barbee), Mackinaw Jack (Bill Snyder), Sherie Snyder, Roy Spurs (Roy Jones), and Marge Jones.

After dinner, the Peacemakers’ members voted to approve their new slate of officers. 

President: Mackinaw Jack, aka Bill Snyder
Vice President: Marshall RD aka Ron Darnall
Treasurer: Tomahawk Johnson aka Trent Johnson
Secretary: Comstock Charlie aka Jim Neldon
Officers-at-large: Prairie Trail Ranger aka Jon Paulsen; Sheriff Boo Boo Bottom aka Jack Vick; Arizona Buffalo Joe aka Joe Welch
Webmaster: Dangerous Dan McGrew aka John Muir

Lots of door prizes were given away, too. Next year you will just have to come to the banquet and see what prizes you might win!

March 2022 Match Results

Rainy and cold outside, warmer and dry inside, the Peacemakers cowboy match had 17 folks come to fight the steel bad guys.  Another very efficient match, clean-up was finished by 11:20.  Scores’ link is below.

Top three were:  Comstock Charley, Flaming Star and Mackinaw Jack.  Marshal RD and Chenoa Tim shot the match clean.

Spring arrives tomorrow, so next month we’re planning to shoot outdoors.  Black powder and shotguns will be welcome again if weather and ground conditions allow.  The match will be written for an outdoor shoot, but April weather can be treacherous.   Hope for warm & dry, prepare for cool and muddy.

Comstock Charley

aka:  Jim Nelden

Scores