There's always a lot going on at MVSA, so be sure to check this space often for the most current events and happenings. Don't forget to check the Event Calendar for a full list of scheduled matches, trap/skeet open shoots, and special events.
MVSA's youth trap team, the Silver Birds, recently competed in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program Southern Division trapshooting regionals in Jacksonville. The five-member squad, comprised of area high school students, placed third out of 105 teams competing in their division, and as a result will advance to the AYSSP State Championships on June 5.
The Silver Birds are sponsored by MVSA. Squad members are from left, Aaron Humphrey, Plyler Oseguera, Matt Williams, Derek Schmidt, and Carder Stevens. Not pictured are coaches Todd Gregory and Ethan Little.
The proposed change to Article IV, Section 1 of MVSA's bylaws, which requires membership in the National Rifle Association to be eligible for MVSA membership, was recently presented and voted on at the Annual General Membership Meeting on April 15, 2021.
Forwarded by a motion of the Board of Directors, the proposal would have eliminated the requirement to be an ongoing member of the NRA. Such a change in the bylaws requires a vote at a special or annual membership meeting, with a passing vote of at least a 2/3 majority of members present, to amend the bylaws. The vote resulted in a 15-13 membership vote in favor of the proposed amendment, but the measure failed to gain the required majority of two-thirds of votes and thereby failed.
The upshot of this vote is that, as has been the case since the club's founding 25 years ago, NRA membership is still required for membership in MVSA. Discussion on how to verify membership is ongoing, but at this time it appears members will need to present proof of NRA membership at the new member orientation, either through bringing an NRA membership card or the subscription label of an NRA publication indicating membership.
For the first time in a long time, MVSA window decals for your vehicle are available again! New members receive a decal at orientation.
If you'd like an additional decal, they're available for $2 each. Just contact Bill Kasdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gate key no longer working?? MVSA has a new procedure to get a replacement key card to keep you shootin’! If your card doesn’t work, was lost, or has become de-magnetized, just send an email to MVSAsec@gmail.com. We'll fix the problem and get your gate access restored right away.