Tri-Cities Shooting Association Annual Report to the Benton County Park Board January 11, 2011
TCSA We believe it is our responsibility to preserve our heritage of firearms ownership, promote conservation of the environment, protect the ecological and historical integrity of our 1100+ acre facility and protect and promote all natural plant and wildlife thereon.
TCSA hosts seven different types of safe and clean shooting ranges where members and guests can learn to safely shoot firearms and enjoy the fun of shooting sports from casual family plinking to the most challenging of competitions at our discipline ranges.
Our general purpose Rose-Iris Range is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm for member and non-member use. We operate our range with volunteer Range Officers. Recently, the Plinking bay has become one of the most popular attractions for families.
The new addition of our flag garden enhanced our entrance. With the help of some of the Benton County Parks Partners, we planted native plants in the area near the gate.
Annual Chili Feed/Ride participants The annual Horse Crossing of the Rattlesnake Ridge Riders - Backcountry Horsemen’s
With the recent renewal of our lease with Benton County, we were able to move forward with our planned improvements to our facility. We are adding a Hunter Education range to promote the State safety program for our community.
We are adding another plinking bay for large pistol calibers since the .22 caliber range was so popular. And a storage area to secure our range equipment and supplies.
Our disciplines hold regular monthly matches. Some host annual, State and Regional match events. We are able with our facility to hold multiple events at the same time. This makes us one of the premier ranges in the Northwest.
Visits to our range facilities this past year were over 18,000 recorded sign-ins • Rose-Iris Range - 9483 • Shotgun - 5848 • Cowboy - 720 • High Power - 1079 • Practical Pistol – 784 • Muzzleloaders – 104 • Miscellaneous, work parties – 91
TCSA has some of the lowest range and membership fees across the state. • Juniors shoot for free when accompanied by an adult • Our web site: www.tcsa.info
We will be hosting more First Shot events that are free to the public as sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation We will be at the annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show again, expanding our display this time to three booths
Board of directors Dotty Rickards, President Ron Davidson, Vice President and Operations Officer Richard Hare, Secretary Mark Verwest, Treasurer Bill Greger, Chief Range Officer Chad Ungerecht, Shotgun Representative Matt Newburn, Practical Pistol Representative John Julian, High Power Representative Barney Helvey, Cowboy Action Representative Phil Hight, Muzzle Loaders Representative Dan Martini, General Membership Representative Gary Meerdink, Hunter Ed. & Safety Assoc. Representative