Presidents Report - October 2009
Well for all intents and purposes the CAS outdoor shooting season is in the books. A big thanks to all the executive, volunteers and sponsors who made year two such a huge success.
From a membership and shooting point of view it was a very successful year. In the North club shoots alternated between the Prince Albert and Candle Lake clubs on a monthly basis. While not part of SAWWS the Garden Head club hosted two cowboy action shoots over the summer one in June and a second one in July. SAWWS continues to attract new members and this year hosted 2 very successful shoots in partnership with the Saskatoon Muzzle Loader Club. As a result of revenues raised by the 2 shoots SAWWS was able to donate in excess of $1200.00 to the Saskatoon Muzzle Loader Club. Tentative plans are to host shoots there again next year.
The Big Bang shoot was held May 30th and 31st with 36 cowboys and cowgirls shooting at least one of the two days and 21 shooters shooting a total of 12 stages for both days. Shooters came from all parts of Saskatchewan as well as several from Alberta. This was the first larger shoot hosted by our SAWWS group and was a huge learning experience. The Muzzle Loading Club outdid itself supplying food for both days and a steak supper on the Saturday evening. Congratulations to the Men’s overall winner Mad Dog who shoots out of the Garden Head club in South West Saskatchewan and the women’s winner Sea Hag from Alberta.
The Last Gasp Shoot was held on August 22nd and 23rd with 37 cow folk taking part and 31 shooting all12 stages for both days. In addition to our Saskatchewan shooters a number of visitors came from Alberta and Manitoba. For the first time we had enough young shooters to have a youth category. In addition to the shoot a swap meet and social was held Saturday evening following a wonderful roast beef supper served up by the Saskatoon Muzzle Loading club. Congratulations go to Bubba the youth winner from Alberta, Wrangler Ruby from Alberta the women’s winner and Little Mountain from Saskatoon the men’s winner.
Another first for Cowboy Action Shooters here in Saskatchewan was the granting of blanket long term ATT”s for BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to Three SAWWS members based on their SAWWS membership combined with their local club membership.
While shooting is complete for the year the executive will be working hard to plan for next year and promote SAWWS at gun shows across Saskatchewan and several members have already attended shows in Martinsville and North Battleford this fall. In addition to the display we put up at North Battleford we also hosted a CAS style shooting demonstration on the Saturday. It was well attended and several folks left vowing to start gathering gear and take up CAS in the spring.
See you all in the spring.