Many of those taking part in the introductory programme showed a phenomenal improvement over their first week scores, with 14 scores in the 80s and two in the 90s.  Top shots this week were Blake Hynson and Yiannis Fam with 90.0, followed by Amalamo Simi and Bella Gould with 88.0.  Once again, many thanks to the following members for helping run the programme this week.

Andrea Tuohy Georgia Karantze Luisa Kristen Ollie Tuohy
David Grain Jack MacCormick Meredith Ackrill Rhys Mountain
Dianne Grain Jess Fair Michael Grain Ross Little
Evan Little Leilani Fam Muriel Riley Summer O'Dwyer

Meredith Ackrill scored highest in the evening session with 99.5.  And C Grader Hamish Guthrey shot extremely well, being one point down after seven shots, to finish with 96.1.

The 2016 fees were set at the BSRC AGM last night as follows:

Senior A Senior B Junior A** Junior B** College
BSRC subs including WSRA and TSNZ affiliation fees* $295 $180 $265 $150 $265
Closed   champs $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Coaching*** $25
Triple   SSS champs $10
  $305 $190 $275 $160 $310
Nightly   range fees $0 $6/night $0 $6/night $0
Ammunition $110/500 $110/500 $110/500 $110/500 $110/500
Marksmen’s   badges $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge $9/badge

*       For adult family members living in the same household, second affiliation fee is discounted by $25. Please ignore TSNZ affiliation fee if paid already through outdoor summer shooting.
**     Junior A and B subs relate to those aged under 21 as at 31 December, but who have left college.
***   The “coaching” fee goes towards partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses incurred by coaches and organisers in attending secondary school shooting competitions.

Prompt payment would be appreciated, either at the club or direct into the club’s bank account 38-9005-0731057-01 using your name as the reference.

It was decided to award the Perkins trophy, re-presented to the club by descendants of one of the club’s original members, for the ladder competition.  This is a competition that can be won by any club member, from the newest right through to the most experienced.  The aim is to shoot regularly and score higher than the person you are challenging or being challenged by.  In doing so you will get two points, and these points add up over the whole season.  The person with the highest number of points wins the competition.  Each week a chart will be displayed at the club showing shooters’ ranking by points.

A reminder that Brooklyn are on cleaning duty next week – please bring along vacuum cleaners, mops and other cleaning products.  The more people available to help with this task, the quicker it will be accomplished.

Meredith has been doing a great job of organising our club dinners for a couple of years.  This year we’re looking to share this task around, and a roster is being organised.  Could you please let Meredith know any dates that would suit you to organise dinner.  If you are able to help out with dinner once or twice this season, that would be much appreciated.  Usually there are around 12­-16 people to cater for, and the cost of ingredients is covered by the $5 payment each person makes for dinner.

David will be making up the scoreboard charts for the club competition in the next few weeks.  In order to get the charts as accurate as possible, please let me know (if you haven’t already) if you are not intending to return to shooting this year, or if you are not a current member but do intend to shoot this year.

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