We'll have a change in the outreach event hours, beginning next month, the 12 December event.
For many years, the practice of the Rifle Club was to open the range for 'public access hours', with a $5/hr range use fee, from 1400 (2PM) to 1700 (5PM) on every Saturday, some holidays excepted.
At the regular general business meeting tonight (16 Nov), the Rifle Club voted to allow the outreach programme to use the 'public hours' time, 1400 to 1700, in addition to the evening after 1700.
This means that the second Saturday outreach events will begin at 1400 (2PM) on every second Saturday. This authorisation is on an 'experimental' basis, until June of 2010, and will be renewed if interest and attendance is sufficient to warrant continuance. (this means that if you like the event, and would like it to continue, bring more newbies, or help advertise the event to attract more newbies, whatever.)
Beginning the event at 1400 should make it more convenient, particularly during the winter months. This will allow more range time for the 'newbies', and a nicer time-frame for the outdoor BBQ aspect of the event when the weather permits, this coming spring.