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Central Regional Report – April



SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of NRA
Whether you’re a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA has something for every-one. The format is simple—food, fun, family and fundraising! At every Friends of NRA banquet you’ll have the opportunity to participate in games, raffles, live and silent auctions, and more. You’ll also find many unique items including limited edition firearms, wildlife art, jewelry and outdoor gear. To learn more about events in your area, visit www.friendsofnra.org, contact your local field representative or call (800) 672-3888, ext. 1354.

Central Region Director—Chad Franklin
cfranklin@nrahq.org

Midwest Region Director—Tom Ulik
tulik@nrahq.org

IA, NE—Tim Bacon
tbacon@nrahq.org

Northern IL—Mike Huber
mhuber@nrahq.org

Southern IL—Donald Higgs
dhiggs@nrahq.org

IN—Craig Haggard
chaggard@nrahq.org

MI—Allan Herman
aherman@nrahq.org

WI—Scott Taetsch
staetsch@nrahq.org

Northern MO—Travis Scott
tscott@nrahq.org

Southern MO—Gregg Pearre
gpearre@nrahq.org

KY—John LaRowe
jlarowe@nrahq.org


TRAINING

Crime Prevention
NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim program provides men and women with common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies. The most up-to-date schedule is available on the Internet at NRAInstructors.org. Please contact the instructor listed for more information.

APR. 8—SPEEDWAY, IN
(Seminar)
Chris Pope (317) 968-0920

APR. 17—MURRAY, KY
(Seminar)
Brent Armstrong (270) 293-1223

APR. 26—LAKE VILLA, IL
(Seminar)
Michael Rioux (847) 603-1966

APR. 28—SEDALIA, MO
(Seminar)
Earl Cadle (660) 473-6949


State Associations
NRA-affiliated state associations promote and support the purposes, objectives, policies and programs of the NRA. For more information, contact your state association listed below, or log onto www.nrahq.org/clubs/index.asp.

Illinois State Rifle Ass’n, Inc.

Richard Pearson, Executive Director
(815) 635-3198; executive@isra.org

Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n, Inc.

Jerry Wehner, Executive Vice President
(812) 534-3258; vp@isrpa.org

Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Bill Besgrove, Secretary
(319) 626-2710; www.iowastateriflepistol.org

Michigan Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Mike Wesner, Secretary/Treasurer
(231) 781-1223; mike308@twmi.rr.com

Missouri Sport Shooting Ass’n
Kevin Jamison, President
(314) 440-3811; kljamison@earthlink.net

Nebraska Marksmanship Ass’n
Bill Keil, President
(402) 933-4881; hpinne@cox.net

Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, & Educators
Jeff Nass, President
(920) 687-0505; president@wi-force.org


AREA SHOOTS

HIGH POWER RIFLE
EFFINGHAM, IL – APR. 6
FREEDOM, IN – APR. 6
EAU CLAIRE, WI – APR. 26-27

SILHOUETTE
YPSILANTI, MI – APR. 13
BENNET, NE – APR. 19
PARIS, MO – APR. 19

For more information, contact Tonia Forte at (703) 267-1466 or tforte@nrahq.org. For a complete listing, see www.shootingsportsusa.com.


GUNSHOWS

APR. 4-5  PHILLIPS, WI
Phillips Municipal Building, Ray Kangas (866) 583-9083

APR. 4-5  RIVER FALLS, WI
Wildcat Centre Arena, Bearing Arms Gun Shows (715) 308-8772

APR. 4-5  ANTIGO, WI
Antigo Ice Arena, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 5-6  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Shows LLC (812) 521-9367

APR. 5-6  KALAMAZOO, MI
Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 5-6  LOUISVILLE, KY
Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, RK Gun shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 6  WHEATON, IL
DuPage County Fairgrounds, Pioneer Valley Sportsman’s Ass’n (630) 365-2808

APR. 11-13  LANSING/MASON, MI
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 11-13  OVERLAND, MO
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3944, Saint Louis Antique Arms Ass’n, Inc., (314) 200-9613

APR. 11-13  DES MOINES, IA
Iowa State Fairgrounds 4H Building, Trade Show Productions (888) 552-1486

APR. 11-13  DELAVAN, WI

Community Building, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

APR. 11-13  MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center North, Gibraltar Trade Center (734) 287-6440

APR. 12-13  NOVI, MI
Suburban Collection Showplace, Michigan Antique Arms Collectors (248) 556-6590*

APR. 12-13  FOND DU LAC, WI
Fond Du Lac Expo Center, Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors Ass’n (920) 833-6668

APR. 13  SAINT CHARLES, IL
Kane County Fairgrounds, Kane County Sportsman’s Show (815) 758-2773

APR. 17-19  SAINT LOUIS, MO
Renaissance Saint Louis Airport Hotel, Vic Engel (570) 322-4283

APR. 18-19  HOWE, IN
Michigan Event Center, Gun Slinger Promotions (260) 624-5996

APR. 18-19  NOVI, MI
The Suburban Collection Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 18-19  MIDDLETON, WI
Madison Marriott Middleton, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 25-26  WARSAW, MO

American Legion Post 217, George Buddy (660) 223-2082

APR. 25-27  MOBERLY, MO
Moose Lodge, Howard Colley (660) 651-2297

APR. 25-27  COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
West Fair Amphitheatre, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

APR. 25-27  ASHLAND, WI
Ashland Civic Center, Ray Kangas (866) 583-9083

APR. 25-27  WAUKESHA, WI
Waukesha County Expo Center, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 25-27  TAYLOR, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center, Gibraltar Trade Center (734) 287-2000

APR. 25-27  FORT WAYNE, IN
Former K’s Merchandise Building, Gun Slinger Promotions (260) 624-5996

APR. 26-27  GRAND RAPIDS, MI

28th Street Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 26-27  SEYMOUR, IN
Indiana National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Shows LLC (812) 521-9367

APR. 26-27  JACKSONVILLE, IL
Diamond Expo Center, Diamond Center LLC (217) 248-1698

APR. 26-27  KANKAKEE, IL
Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee County Gun Collectors Ass’n (815) 939-7573

APR. 26-27  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Holiday Inn Convention Center, Don Cichoski (815) 385-1982

APR. 26-27  PACIFIC, MO
Eagles Club, Midwest Arms & Armor Society (314) 631-2799

APR. 26-27  SEDALIA, MO
Liberty Park Convention Hall, Bud Oelrichs (660) 668-4820

Dates and locations subject to change—contact the show before travelling. Discounted NRA memberships sold through NRA recruiters. *Some shows may offer free admission for new membership and renewals. To become an NRA Recruiter call (703) 267-3784.

*NRA Affiliate. All others are NRA Recruiters. For details, call (703) 267-3772.

Bringing the Association home to Main Street America, the "NRA Regional Report" delivers timely information on local shooting competitions, training seminars, shooting ranges, Friends of NRA dinners and events of interest to members where they live, in five geographic regions of the country.