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Central Regional Report – October



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


LAW ENFORCEMENT

Training
Public and private officers interested in becoming firearm instructors should attend one of NRA’s Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools, designed to enhance the instructors’ firearm knowledge and handling skills, as well as prepare them to develop effective training programs, instruct in a professional manner, and conduct practical training exercises. Restricted to law enforcement officers only.

OCT. 13-17—DEFIANCE, MO
(Handgun/Shotgun)

Contact Rudis Amaya (703) 267-1636 or ramaya@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.

OCT. 6—SIOUX CITY, IA
(Seminar)
Aaron Lacino (877) 255-5485

OCT. 8—ANN ARBOR, MI
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Steven Reed (734) 761-5860

OCT. 14—HOWELL, MI
(Seminar)
Angela Clark (586) 201-0598

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

Women’s Events
NRA Women on Target offers safe, fun-filled instructional shooting clinics. For more information please contact the clinic director listed or go to the NRA ISC website www.nrahq.org/women/isc/clinics.asp.

OCT. 4—WYOMING, MI
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Ron Carr (616) 292-2964

OCT. 5—LOUISVILLE, KY
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Ken Pagano (502) 451-9088

OCT. 11—COMMERCE, MI
Instructional Shooting Clinic
(Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader)
Cal Kittinger (248) 354-4449

OCT. 11—BUCKNER, MO
Instructional Shooting Clinic
(Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Archery)
Kellie Zurowski (816) 249-3194


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

PISTOL
EVANSVILLE, IN – OCT. 4-5
HOLDEN, MO – OCT. 12

SMALLBORE RIFLE
TREMONT, IL – OCT. 5

HIGH POWER RIFLE
JASPER, IN – OCT. 11
PADUCAH, KY – OCT. 11
BARRY, IL – OCT. 19

SILHOUETTE
DORR, MI – OCT. 11
EFFINGHAM, IL – OCT. 25-26

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


GUNSHOWS

OCT. 3-4  TURTLE LAKE, WI
Turtle Lake Fire Hall, Turtle Lake Fire Department (715) 986-4516

OCT. 3-4  MOSCOW MILLS, MO
Tri-County Sports Center, Militia Armaments Gun Club (636) 295-0624

OCT. 3-4  RICHLAND CENTER, WI

Richland Community Center, Pine River Sports Ass’n (608) 986-2051

OCT. 4-5  BELLEVILLE, IL
Belle Claire Fairgrounds, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

OCT. 4-5  CAVE CITY, KY
Cave City Convention Center, S&T Promotions (270) 622-2185

OCT. 4-5  HOUGHTON LAKE, MI

Houghton Lake Event Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

OCT. 4-5  SOUTH BEND, IN

St. Joe County 4-H Fairgrounds, CPI, Inc. (260) 483-6144

OCT. 4-5  EVANSVILLE, IN

Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

OCT. 4-5  BRANSON, MO

Branson Sports Club, Jordan Ellingsworth & Peggy Siler (417) 443-3093

OCT. 4-5  FARMINGTON, MO
Farmington Community Civic Center, RK Shows, Inc. (563) 927-8176

OCT. 4-5  HASTINGS, NE
Hastings Fairgrounds, Four Rivers Sportsman’s Club (402) 462-0103

OCT. 4-5  CHIPPEWA FALLS, W
I
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Al Burish (715) 289-5333

OCT. 5  WHEATON, IL

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Pioneer Valley Sportsmen Ass’n (630) 365-2808

OCT. 8  STANDISH, MI

Standish VFW Post, PJS Promotions (989) 798-8709

OCT. 10-12  COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Westfair Fairgrounds, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

OCT. 10-12  CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

Cape Girardeau Arena Park, SEMO Gun Shows (573) 649-2848

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

OCT. 11-12  SPRINGFIELD, IL

Illinois State Fairgrounds, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

OCT. 11-12  FORT WAYNE, IN

Memorial Coliseum, CPI, Inc. (260) 483-6144

OCT. 11-12  LAFAYETTE, IN

Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

OCT. 11-12  LEXINGTON, KY
Kentucky Horse Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

OCT. 11-12  LA PLATA, KY
Charles County Fairgrounds, Appalachian Promotions (717) 697-3088

OCT. 11-12  JOPLIN, MO
Joplin Holiday Inn Convention Center, RK Shows, Inc. (563) 927-8176

OCT. 11-12  PACIFIC, MO
Eagles Club, Midwest Arms & Armor Society (314) 631-2799

OCT. 11-12  WEST POINT, NE
Nielsen Center, Barry Johnson (402) 685-6203

OCT. 11-12  VERDIGRE, NE
Z.C.B.J. Hall, Stephen & Debbie Ives (402) 668-2684

OCT. 11-12  FOND DU LAC, WI

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors Ass’n (920) 833-6668

OCT. 12  SAINT CHARLES, IL
Kane County Fairgrounds, Kane Sportsman’s Show (815) 758-2773

OCT. 12  HARRISON, MI
Harrison Sportsman’s Club, Harrison Sportsman’s Club (989) 539-1825

OCT. 17-18  HAYWARD, WI

LCO Casino Lodge & Convention Center, Ray Kangas (715) 372-4654

OCT. 17-19  INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Indiana State Fairgrounds, World Class Gun Shows (405) 340-1333

OCT. 17-19  TOMAH, WI
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

OCT. 17-19  UNION GROVE, WI

Racine County Fairgrounds, Bob and Rocco Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

OCT. 18-19  EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
El Dorado Springs Civic Center, El Dorado Springs Optimist Club (417) 876-7617

OCT. 18-19  LOUISVILLE, KY
Kentucky Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

OCT. 18-19  GRAND RAPIDS, MI

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

OCT. 18-19  SPRINGFIELD, MO

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, RK Shows, Inc. (563) 927-8176

OCT. 18-19  MCCOOK, NE

Kiplinger Arena, High Plains Shooter Supply (402) 276-1391

OCT. 18-19  NORFOLK, NE

Norfolk City Auditorium, Norfolk Gun & Sportsman Show (402) 371-5520

OCT. 19  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL

Holiday Inn Convention Center, Don Cichoski (815) 385-1982

OCT. 24-25  MENOMONIE, WI

Off Broadway Banquet Center, Bearing Arms Gun Shows (715) 308-8772

OCT. 24-25  CADILLAC, MI

Wexford Civic Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

OCT. 24-26  MARSHALLTOWN, IA

Central Iowa Fairgrounds, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

OCT. 24-26  TAYLOR, MI
Taylor Town Trade Center, Old Time Gun Shows (313) 295-6901

OCT. 24-26  WATERLOO, IA
Waterloo National Cattle Congress, Midwest Arms Collectors LLC (660) 341-7908

OCT. 24-26  MOBERLY, MO

Moose Lodge, Howard Colley (660) 651-2297

OCT. 24-26  WEST BEND, WI
West Bend Fairgrounds, Bob and Rocco Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

OCT. 25-26  EFFINGHAM, IL
Effingham Knights of Columbus, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

OCT. 25-26  MUNCIE, IN
Delaware County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

OCT. 25-26  SALINE, MI
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Huron Gun Collectors, Inc. (517) 605-0624

OCT. 25-26  SEYMOUR, IN
Indiana National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Shows LLC (812) 521-9367

OCT. 25-26  CADILLAC, MI
Wexford Civic Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

OCT. 25-26  ANN ARBOR, MI

5505 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Huron Gun Collectors, Inc. (517) 605-0624

OCT. 25-26  KANSAS CITY, MO

KCI-Expo Center, RK Shows, Inc. (563) 927-8176

OCT. 25-26  GRAND ISLAND, NE

Fonner Park Concourse, Grand Island Rifle Club (308) 383-4605

OCT. 26  DAVISON, MI
Davison Knights of Columbus Hall, PJS Promotions (989) 798-8709

OCT. 26  ANTIOCH, IL
Antioch VFW, Lake County Gun Shows (847) 548-0433

OCT. 31-NOV. 2  EVANSVILLE, IN
Indiana National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Shows LLC (812) 521-9367

OCT. 31-NOV. 2  APPLETON, WI
Players Choice Sports & Expo, Bob and Rocco Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

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.