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Central Regional Report – August



Friends of the NRA

Whether you’re a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA has something for everyone. 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. These items are only available at Friends of NRA events. To learn more about events in your area, visit friendsofnra.org, contact your local field representative or call (800) 672-3888, ext. 1342.

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
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.

AUG. 10-14—NORTH CHICAGO, IL
(Patrol Rifle)

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

Police Competition
NRA Police Pistol Combat competition is intended to be used as an extension of an officer’s training. See PPC Rulebook (Rule 2.4) for eligibility requirements.

AUG. 8—MARSHALLTOWN, IA
(State Championship)

AUG. 9—MARSHALLTOWN, IA
(Regional)

AUG. 22—BATES CITY, MO
(Approved)

Contact Tiffany King (703) 267-1621 or tking@nrahq.org

TRAINING

Crime Prevention
The 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, by email at refuse@nrahq.org, or by telephone at (800) 861-1166.

AUG. 19—ANN ARBOR, MI
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Steven Reed (734) 761-5860

AUG. 19—MUSKEGO, WI
(Seminar)
TJ David (262) 204-7522

AUGUST—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 here, or log on to clubs.nra.org.

Illinois State Rifle Ass’n
Richard Pearson, Executive Director
(815) 635-3198 executive@isra.org

Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Jerry Wehner, Executive Vice President
(812) 534-3258 vp@isrpa.org

Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Bill Besgrove, Secretary
(319) 626-2710 billb@iasrpa.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
(269) 781-1223 lcebula@hotmail.com

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

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

Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges,
Clubs and Educators Jeff Nass, Executive Director
(920) 687-0505 jeff@wisconsinforce.org

Area Shoots

PISTOL
CHANDLER, IN    AUG. 2
WATERMAN, IL    AUG. 8
HOUGHTON LAKE, MI    AUG. 16
BARNHART, MO    AUG. 28-29
OMAHA, NE    AUG. 29
BELOIT, WI    AUG. 29-30

SMALLBORE RIFLE
HIGHLAND, IL    AUG. 15-16
VAN METER, IA    AUG. 22
BORDEN, IN    AUG. 23

HIGH POWER RIFLE
MONTEZUMA, IA    AUG. 2
BROOKSTON, IN    AUG. 15
LODI, WI    AUG. 16
BARRY, IL    AUG. 16
ALLIANCE, NE    AUG. 16
MATTAWAN, MI    AUG. 22
WRIGHT CITY, MO    AUG. 22
LAWRENCEBURG, KY    AUG. 29

SILHOUETTE
ITHACA, MI    AUG. 8
BENNET, NE    AUG. 15
BELOIT, WI    AUG. 15
DANVILLE, IN    AUG. 22
ASHLAND, KY    AUG. 22
EFFINGHAM, IL    AUG. 22-23
COLUMBIA, MO    AUG. 30
Gun Shows

AUG. 1    CRESCO, IA
Howard County Expo Building, Cresco Sport Show (563) 380-9586

AUG. 1-2    KOKOMO, IN
Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 1-2    BIRCH RUN, MI
Birch Run Expo Center, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 7-9    ST. CHARLES, MO
Heart of St. Charles, Missouri Arms Collectors Association (314) 651-6025

AUG. 8-9    ALEXANDRIA, IN
Madison County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 8-9    HOUGHTON LAKE, MI
Houghton Lake Event Center, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 8-9    SHIPSHEWANA, IN
Shipshewana Town Center, CPI Shows (260) 483-6144

AUG. 8-9    MADISON, NE
Madison County Fairgrounds, Madison Jr. Wrestling Association (402) 649-6885

AUG. 14-15  HIGGINSVILLE, MO
American Legion Post 223, Higginsville Lions Club (660) 641-5557

AUG. 14-16    SIOUX CITY, IA
Sioux City Convention Center, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

AUG. 14-16    MT. CLEMENS, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center, Angela Neargarder-Gibraltar Trade Center (586) 465-6400

AUG. 15-16    NEW BERLIN, IL
Sangamon County Fairgrounds, Central Illinois Gun Collectors (217) 416-0618

AUG. 15-16    SPRINGFIELD, MO
Ozark Empires Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

AUG. 15-16    BROKEN BOW, NE
Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium, Mid-Nebraska Rifle & Pistol Club (308) 870-2919

AUG. 15-16    LAFAYETTE, IN
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 21-23    KENDALVILLE, IN
Noble County Fairgrounds- Merchants Building, Gun Slinger Promotions USA (260) 624-5996

AUG. 21-23    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Westfair Fairgrounds, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

AUG. 22-23    RICHMOND, IN
Wayne County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 22-23    YORK, NE
Holthus Convention Center, High Plains Shooter Supply (402) 276-1391

AUG. 22-23    BELLEVILLE, IL
Belle Clair Fairgrounds, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

AUG. 22-23    KANSAS CITY, MO
KCI-Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

AUG. 22-23    MONROE, MI
MBT Expo Center, Sport Shows Promotions Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 28-29    EVANSVILLE, IN
Old Nation Bank Events Plaza, Pegasus Bridge Military History (812) 483-3064

AUG. 28-30    BOONE, IA
Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone Sportsmen’s Club (515) 212-0125

AUG. 28-30    ELKHART, IN
Northern Indiana Event Center, Gun Slinger Promotions USA (260) 624-5996

AUG. 28-30    INDIANAPOLIS, IN
State Fairgrounds- Expositions Hall, World Class Gun Shows (405) 340-1333

AUG. 28-30    ASHLAND, WI
Ashland Civic Center, Ray Kangas Productions (715) 372-4654

AUG. 28-30    WEST SALEM, WI
LaCrosse Speedway, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

AUG. 29-30    GRAND RAPIDS, MI
28th Street Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 29-30    COLUMBUS, IN
Bartholomew Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 29-30    BLOOMINGTON, IL
Interstate Center, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

AUG. 29-30    BRANSON, MO
Chateau on the Lake Hotel, Ozark Shooters(417) 443-3093

AUG. 29-30    BROOKFIELD, MO
Brookfield Elks Lodge, Pro-mo-tions of Missouri (573) 338-1524

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) 267-3776.

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.