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Central Regional Report – May



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. 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


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 www.nrahq.org/clubs/index.asp.

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

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

Iowa State Rifle & 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 (269) 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, President  (920) 687-0505
president@wi-force.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.

MAY 9—DETROIT, MI
(Seminar)
Isadore Brown (313) 676-1735

MAY 17—LAFAYETTE, IN
(Seminar)
Arthur Burk (765) 838-0700

MAY 20—ANN ARBOR, MI
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Steven Reed (734) 761-5860

MAY 23—DETROIT, MI

(Seminar)
Isadore Brown (313) 676-1735

MAY 26—FRANKFORT, IN
(Seminar)
Terry Fitzsimons (765) 659-3374

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


LAW ENFORCEMENT

Training
Public and private officers interested in becoming firearms 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.

MAY 18-22—DEFIANCE, MO
(Patrol Rifle)
Contact Rudis Amaya (703) 267-1636 or ramaya@nrahq.org


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
IONIA, MI – MAY 2
CHANDLER, IN – MAY 3
WATERMAN, IL – MAY 9
MILAN, IL – MAY 17
BARNHART, MO – MAY 29-30
BRISTOL, IN – MAY 30

SMALLBORE RIFLE
WILLIAMSTON, MI – MAY 16-17
LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 17
HIGHLAND, IL – MAY 23-24

HIGH POWER RIFLE
BORDEN, IN – MAY 2
BONFIELD, IL – MAY 9
WRIGHT CITY, MO – MAY 16
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – MAY 16-17
KALAMAZOO, MI – MAY 31

SILHOUETTE
LOUISVILLE, NE – MAY 3
BENNET, NE – MAY 16
BELOIT, WI – MAY 16
FRIENDSHIP, IN – MAY 16-17
PARIS, MO – MAY 17
ALMA, MI – MAY 31

For more information, contact Shelly Kramer at (703) 267-1459 or mkramer@nrahq.org.
For a complete listing, see www.shootingsportsusa.com.


PLACES TO SHOOT
Area Range Facilities
Randomly selected listings of shooting ranges open to the public will appear here periodically. To include your range, affiliate with NRA through the Business Alliance Affiliation program, or for more information, please call (800) NRA-CLUB (672-2582) or log on to www.nrahq.org/clubs. For more information on the facilities listed, call the accompanying numbers. For information on other shooting facilities, go to www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx and search the Clubs and Associations Directory and the Places to Shoot listings.

Central Range
Dubuque, IA
(563) 582-8514
www.centralrangeonline.com

Michigan Training Academy
Warren, MI
(586) 530-9215
www.michigantrainingacademy.com

Roush Lake Firing Range
Huntington, IN
(260) 468-5416
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/5258.htm


GUN SHOWS

MAY 1-3  EVANSVILLE, IN
National Guard Armory, Tri-State Gun & Knife Collectors LLC (812) 521-9367

MAY 1-3  WASHINGTON, MO
N-Rec Sports Center, Militia Armaments Gun Club (636) 295-0624

MAY 1-3  WEST SALEM, WI
LaCrosse Speedway, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

MAY 2-3  GRAND ISLAND, NE
New State Fair Building, NMLRA Inc. (308) 384-7565

MAY 2-3  BELLEVILLE, IL
Belle Clair Fairgrounds, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

MAY 2-3  CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
Northern WI State Fairgrounds, Indianhead Firearms (715) 289-5333

MAY 2-3  MUNCIE, IN
Delaware County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

MAY 8-9  PHILLIPS, WI
Municipal Building, Ray Kangas Productions (715) 372-4654

MAY 10  SAINT CHARLES, IL
Kane County Fairgrounds, Kane County Sportsman’s Show (815) 758-2773

MAY 15-17  UNION GROVE, WI
Racine County Fairgrounds, Bob and Rocco Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

MAY 15-16  MONROE, WI
Slice Ice Arena, Green County Conservation League (608) 897-4481

MAY 15-17  SIOUX CITY, IA
Sioux City Convention Center, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

MAY 16  PRUDENVILLE, MI
Houghton Lake Playhouse, PJS Promotions LLC (989) 798-8709

MAY 16-17  FORT WAYNE, IN
Memorial Coliseum, CPI Shows (260) 483-6144

MAY 16-17  EVANSVILLE, IN
Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

MAY 16-17  LOCKPORT, IL
Lockport Moose Lodge, The Cloe Group LLC (815) 263-2810

MAY 16-17  NEW BERLIN, IL
Sangamon County Fairgrounds, Central Illinois Gun Collectors (217) 416-0618

MAY 16-17  SPRINGFIELD, MO
Ozark Empires Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

MAY 17  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Holiday Inn, Don Cichoski (815) 385-1982

MAY 22-24  MOUNT PLEASANT, IA
McMillan Park, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

MAY 22-24  EAGLE RIVER, WI
Eagle River Ice Arena, Bob and Rocco Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

MAY 22-24  ELKHART, IN
Northern Indiana Event Center, Gun Slinger Promotions USA (260) 624-5996

MAY 23-24  CROWN POINT, IN
Lake County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gunshows (765) 855-3836

MAY 29-30    SUPERIOR, WI
Head of the Lakes Fairground, Ray Kangas Productions (715) 372-4654

MAY 29-30  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Hawkeye Downs, Trade Show Productions (888) 552-1486

MAY 29-31  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
State Fairgrounds- Expositions Hall, World Class Gun Shows (405) 340-1333

MAY 30-31  ST. CHARLES, IL
DuPage Expo, CADA Gun Show (847) 566-1591

*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.