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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

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. 18­—LAKE VILLA, IL
(Seminar)
Michel Rioux (847) 603-1966

APRIL—ONLINE
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Visit NRAOnlineTraining.org for
more information.


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

League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Inc.
Tom Mansfield, NRA Liaison
(859) 858-0135 thomasjmansfield@gmail.com

Michigan Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Leo Cebula, President
(231) 781-1223; lcebula@hotmail.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, Executive Director
jeff@wisconsinforce.org


AREA SHOOTS

SILHOUETTE
YPSILANTI, MI – APR. 12
FRIENDSHIP, IN – APR. 18-19
WRIGHT CITY, MO – APR. 26

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


GUNSHOWS

APR. 3-4  NOVI, MI
The Suburban Collection Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 3-4  MIDDLETON, WI
Washington County Fair Park, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 3-4  OCONOWOMAC, WI
Olympia Resort and Conference Center, Freedom Firearms (414) 430-7617

APR. 3-4  WEST BEND, WI
Washington County Fair Park, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Show (608) 752-6677

APR. 10-11  DIXON, MO
The Barn, Dixon Gun Show (573) 433-9370

APR. 10-12  DES MOINES, IA
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Trade Show Productions (888) 552-1486

APR. 10-12  LANSING, MI
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 11  HOUGHTON LAKE, MI
VFW Hall, Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club (734) 925-6056

APR. 11-12  SOMERSET, KY
The Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 11-12  KOKOMO, IN
Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

APR. 11-12  FOND DU LAC, WI
Fond Du Lac County Fairgrounds, Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors Ass’n (920) 833-6668

APR. 17-18  HOWE, IN
Michiana Event Center, Gun Slinger Promotions USA (260) 624-5996

APR. 17-18  MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center, Angela Neargarder-Gibraltar Trade Center (586) 465-6440

APR. 17-18  RIVER FALLS, WI
Wildcat Centre Arena, Bearing Arms Gun Shows (715) 232-8201

APR. 17-18  STEVENS POINT, WI
Bernards County Inn, Ray Kangas Productions (715) 372-4654

APR. 17-19  AMERY, WI
Amery Hockey Arena, VFW Post 7929 (715) 607-1898

APR. 17-19  ANTIGO, WI
Antigo Ice Arena, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 18  ROCHESTER, IN
Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds, FOP Lodge 143 (574) 936-4431

APR. 18  STANDISH, MI
VFW Post 3724, PJS Promotions LLC (989) 798-8709

APR. 18-19  TIPTON, IN
Tipton County Fairgrounds, Tipton Gun Shows LLC (765) 675-6886

APR. 18-19  GREENFIELD, IN
Hancock County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

APR. 18-19  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Collectors LLC (812) 521-9367

APR. 18-19  KALAMAZOO, MI
Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 18-19  SEDALIA, MO
Sedalia Convention Hall, Bud Oelrichs (660) 668-4820

APR. 18-19  KEARNEY, NE
Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Larry Johnson (308) 446-2351

APR. 19  ANTIOCH, IL
Lake County Gun Shows, Antioch VFW (847) 548-0433

APR. 19  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Holiday Inn, Don Cichoski (815) 385-1982

APR. 19  ST. CHARLES, IL
Kane County Fairgrounds, Kane County Sportsman’s Show (815) 758-2773

APR. 24-26  ROCK ISLAND, IL
Rock Island Auction Company, Rock Island Auction Company (800) 238-8022

APR. 24-26  ASHLAND, WI
Civic Center, Ray Kangas Productions (715) 372-4654

APR. 24-26  WAUKESHA, WI
Waukesha County Expo Center, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

APR. 25-26  OAKDALE, NE
Oakdale Community Center, Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department (402) 841-5612

APR. 25-26  TERRE HAUTE, IN
Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

APR. 25-26  LOUISVILLE, KY
Kentucky Fair Expo Center West Hall, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176 *

APR. 25-26  GRAND RAPIDS, MI
28th Street Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

APR. 25-26  NOVI, MI
Suburban Collection Showplace, Michigan Antique Arms Collectors (248)556-6590

APR. 25-26  BAY CITY, MI
Bay City Civic Arena, PJS Promotions LLC (989) 789-8709

APR. 25-26  ST. CHARLES, MO
Saint Charles Convention Center, Saint Louis Weapon Collectors (314) 846-0751

APR. 26  BLUE SPRINGS, MO
Blue Springs American Legion Hall, Missouri Valley Arms Collectors (913) 302-8707

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

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.