Sunday, June 26, 2016

Upcoming Events - Friends of NRA New England

Upcoming Friends of NRA Events:
Join Second Amendment supporters in your community for an evening of food, fellowship, and fundraising for the shooting sports!
08/27/16 - Northwest Connecticut | 6:00 PM | Harwinton, CT
09/16/16 - Greater Androscoggin | 5:00 PM | Lewiston, ME
09/17/16 - Tri Rivers | 5:30 PM | Franklin, NH
09/23/16 - Northeast Kingdom | 5:30 PM | St. Johnsbury, VT
09/23/16 - Central Massachusetts | 6:00 PM | Leominster, MA
09/24/16 - Marble Valley | 5:30 PM | Rutland, VT
Not seeing a local banquet, or interested in starting a banquet near you? Contact Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire Field Representative
Brian Smith at bsmith@nrahq.org or Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Field Representative at jreardon@nrahq.org
Local NRA Foundation Grants:="left">
With funds raised through Friends of NRA, The NRA Foundation grants provide essential funding that benefits programs such as:
Holyoke Revolver Club, Inc., MA
Grant funding assisted the Holyoke Revolver Club with funds to develop an action pistol training and competition range on property adjacent to HRC's 100 yard rifle range. The ranges will be 50 and 40 yards in length respectively and be bermed on three sides for safety. Access will be from an existing point along the road to the range. The target pit will be designed for use by "action" type matches such as those promoted by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). The primary need for this range development is driven by the Junior Pistol Team and Junior shooting programs. Goals from the development of the range include promoting the junior program as well as skills development training for new members and the NRA Basic Pistol Safety students. 
Vermont Junior Shooting Sports Association, VT
Grant helped provide funds for ammunition and firearms for Junior Competitive Training and Clinic, to train and instruct junior and collegiate athletes in the shooting sports disciplines.
University of New Hampshire Shooting Club, NH
Grant assistance helped provide funds for practice, competition and expansion of the UNH Shooting Club, which is available to all full time students, faculty and staff of UNH. Goals of the club include: educating club members in firearm safety, developing firearm proficiency, and using these shooting sports to teach life skills and leadership to athletes. 
State Grants Awarded Since Inception: $3,163,822.55
What's Happening Nationally:
Original 1912 Winchester Rifle Highlights Record Breaking Banquet

The Winchester Model 12 Serial 2106 donated by Winchester, brought in over $11,000.00 to this year’s National NRA Foundation Banquet at the 145th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky. It was one of thirty-three live auction items that included exclusive hunts, one-of-a-kind firearms and unique hunting merchandise.

With more than 2,100 attendees, the event grossed more than $800,000 for The NRA Foundation. When combined with the proceeds from the NRA/HPR Black Ops Jeep Wrangler auction on GunBroker.com (it sold for almost $88,000) and the Wall of Guns, this set a record for NRA Foundation fundraising at Annual Meetings: over $1 million grossed for the future of the shooting sports!

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