Renew Your Membership – Win a Prize!
When you renew your membership by January 23, 2011, we’ll put your name in the hat for chances to win our exclusive Cowboy Shooter’s Goody Pack — a collection of fun prizes. (You’ll get 3 chances to win for each Family Membership and 2 chances for each Individual Membership. Drawing will be at the Annual Meeting). This year you can either Renew Online or send us your payment with this printable membership form.
Thanks to the generosity of August Lee and Montana Di, we have some new photos in the Photo Gallery. If any of you have photos to share of the club, please contact Lady Viper from the Contact Us page on this web site. We’ve been running a bit lean on photos this past year, as you will have noticed.
Annual Banquet – Sunday January 23, 2011
Following our January Indoor Match
Join us at MCL Restaurant on Wabash Avenue in Springfield for the 2011 Awards & Annual Banquet at 12:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Each person takes care of purchasing his/her own lunch from the buffet line. It’s fun a plenty!
Play the White Elephant Game at the Annual Banquet
Each person brings a “gift” IF they want to participate in the “game”. We place all gifts on the table, then we count how many are participating. Each participant draws a number out of the hat and that becomes the order in which they choose the tempting gifts. The person with #1 will choose the first gift and so on down the line. Then the trading begins!
The 2011 Match Schedule is posted so you can fill in your shooting calendar. In addition to 8 outdoor Cowboy Matches at the Lefthanders Gun Club [southwest of Springfield] and 4 indoor Cowboy Matches at the Bullet Express Range, we’re offering an additional 3 outdoor Wild Bunch Matches this year on the 5th Sunday.
Stages Posted Ahead of Match
We’ll continue to post stages on this web site well ahead [5-10 days] of the upcoming cowboy matches. If any of you have a particular favorite scenario or suggestion, please contact the Match Director or Webmaster from the Contact Us page. Stages are posted for the January match on the Scores & Stages page. Last years’ scores are archived. You can reach them from a link on that same page.
Want to Get More Involved?
If you’re interested in getting more involved with the Long Nine Cowboys [especially if you live near the Springfield area], great opportunities abound in becoming a Board Member or helping out at matches or setting up before matches. Club decisions are made by the board and matches are run by board members. There is an opening to fill for 2011. Let one of the club organizers know your interest before the Annual Meeting [see Contact Us page for a list of officers and organizers]
Illinois SASS State Championship
Information and applications are now available for the “Illinois State Shoot” which runs from May 19 – May 22, 2010 at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois. Once again, our own Boben Weev and Miss Weev are two of the major organizers of the event. This year includes the Illinois Wild Bunch Championship. Read more on the Kaskaskia Cowboys web site…