January News Letter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JANUARY 2022

**DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES, THE JANUARY TWO-DAY MATCH IS CANCELLED**

 

All of you know Joe Cadenas who provides the targets setters (his family) for the match as well as help run the match, does set-up and his wife Ruby runs the Stat House.  His mother passed away in Texas late on January 3rd.  He and his family were in Texas visiting his mother for the holidays.  He will now need to remain there to settle matters.  Our sympathy and condolences go out to the entire Cadenas family.

 

Because the three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are LASC reserved, these will now be practice days with swingers only available.  Club members may come up and practice this weekend.  At this time, the Lever Action Match on Sunday, January 16th is still set to occur.

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LASC ANNOUNCMENTS – EVENTS ___________________________________________________________

 

 

The December Match was a little small, and yes it was getting cold after about 4pm, but LASC had a terrific Saturday Night dinner with JR making some scrumptious beef and prime rib on the Trager barbeque.  LASC is trying to get back up to speed with meals on Saturday night, but for the time being we will announce when we are going to offer dinner for those who stay.

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:  FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOGRAHS FROM THE EXTRAVAGANZA, HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PHOTOS, COURTESY OF DENNIS OSTLER: https://thebugfather.smugmug.com/2021-LASC-Extravaganza/n-DDvbXp

*LASC ANNOUNCEMENTS*

 

**LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for the Two-Day Matches**

 

The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on the Friday before the Big Bore match.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

 

**Jim & Faye Henry Will NOT Be At the January Match**

 

Jim and Faye are not going to make the match. Faye and Jim are doing okay, but have some health-related appointments that come first.  We are crossing our fingers all goes well and they will return in February.

 

 

A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners during the monthly matches:  For January there are no plans for a meal at LASC.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s. 

 

February News Letter

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

**LASC EVENTS**

 

 

THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEVER-ACTION

RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCH IS BACK! 

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MAY 28, 29 and 30th!

Look for the Entry Form and detailed information in a separate email later this month. 

 

MATCH SCHEDULE and INFORMATION

 

·     Friday, May 27:        Practice Day and Check-in

·     Saturday, May 28:   Long Range

·     Sunday, May 29:     Pistol Cartridge

·     Monday, May 30:     Small Bore

·     Cost of the match each day for two 40-round courses is $40 (but register early and there is a discount)

·     Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase each day.

·     Dinners will be available for purchase as noted on the forthcoming entry form.  We ask those who are staying for the dinners let us know early so we can purchase the correct amount of food.

Shooters staying on property may arrive starting on Thursday afternoon, May 26th to set up their site.  We have water and some electric hookups for RVs.

LASC has restrooms, a shower and clubhouse. 

 

NOTE:  LASC anticipates having a large turnout, and we have limited shooting positions. 

Please, when you receive your application, send it in As Soon As Possible to ensure you don’t miss out!

*LASC ANNOUNCEMENTS*

 

February Big Bore Match

 

**Jim & Faye Henry WILL BE at the February Match on Saturday, 2/12**

 

If you need repair work, be sure to show up early.  Jim’s plate will undoubtedly fill up fast.

 

**LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for the February Match**

 

The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on Friday, February11th.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

-Because of Jerry Napier’s diligence, we now have working cell service at the range and 4G in the classroom.

 

-A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners-

For February there are no plans for a meal at LASC.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s.

 

-For those who want to become an NRA certified instructor, the courses and certification are now being offered by Jim Overman at LASC.  Attached is the flier with information for the first set of classes taking place in March.  If you are interested in becoming a certified instructor, please contact Jim and get on his list for future courses.  The classes are very limited in size and fill up quickly.

With sadness we report the passing of two legacy LASC members.

 

  George Adams

 

Shooters who’ve been at LASC for many years will recognize and remember George as being there from the start of the club at ASR.  He was instrumental in helping build the clubhouse and firing line.  In those days, George was an active shooter, member and LASC supporter.  While he had not been at LASC in over a decade, his legacy lives on at the club.

George passed away at his home in Texas on February 2.  I’m told he was battling cancer and had contracted Covid. 

                                             George and Elizabeth Adams

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  Dick Bierman

 

Dick was at the club for many years starting back in the 1990’s.  He shot with Jerry Ray (“JR”) and was an active silhouette shooter through the years.  His health declined after being diagnosed with cancer, and he passed away earlier this year.

 

NOTE:  JR is assisting the family in going through Dick’s reloading gear and shooting supplies.  He will be brings reloading supplies and other staples to the match for sale to LASC attendees.  Get there early on Saturday to see if you can pick up some shooting essentials.

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March News Letter

**LASC EVENTS**

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THE CALIFORNIA STATE

LEVER-ACTION RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCH IS BACK! 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 28, 29 and 30th!

Entry Form and detailed information is attached.  Early entries postmarked by May 5th, qualify for a discount.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE and INFORMATION

·     Friday, May 27:        Practice Day and Check-in

·     Saturday, May 28:   Long Range

·     Sunday, May 29:     Pistol Cartridge

·     Monday, May 30:     Small Bore

·     Cost of the match each day for two 40-round courses is $40 (but register early and there is a discount)

·     Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase each day.

·     Dinners will be available for purchase as noted on the forthcoming entry form.  We ask those who are staying for the dinners let us know early so we can purchase the correct amount of food.

Shooters staying on property may arrive starting on Thursday afternoon, May 26th to set up their site.  We have water and some electric hookups for RVs.

LASC has restrooms, a shower and clubhouse. 

 

NOTE:  LASC anticipates having a large turnout, and we have limited shooting positions. 

Please, when you receive your application, send it in As Soon As Possible to ensure you don’t miss out!

*LASC ANNOUNCEMENTS*

 

February Big Bore Match

**Jim & Faye Henry WILL BE at the MARCH Match on Saturday, 3/12**

 

If you need repair work, be sure to show up early.  Jim’s plate will undoubtedly fill up fast.

**LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for TWO March Matches**

 

1.  The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on Friday, March11th.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

2.  The .22 Match at the end of the month, March 26.  JR will be out of town, and we need club member to help Jerry set up and take down.  (see red note below, after.22 match report).

-      Because of Jerry Napier’s diligence, we now have working cell service at the range and 4G in the classroom.

 

-      A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners-

For March there are no plans for a meal at LASC.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s.

 

April News Letter

**LASC EVENTS**

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THE CALIFORNIA STATE

LEVER-ACTION RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCH IS BACK! 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 28, 29 and 30th!

Entry Form and detailed information is attached.  Early entries postmarked by May 5th, qualify for a discount.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE and INFORMATION

·     Friday, May 27:        Practice Day and Check-in

·     Saturday, May 28:   Long Range

·     Sunday, May 29:     Pistol Cartridge

·     Monday, May 30:     Small Bore

·     Cost of the match each day for two 40-round courses is $40 (but register early and there is a discount)

·     Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase each day.

·     Dinners will be available for purchase as noted on the forthcoming entry form.  We ask those who are staying for the dinners let us know early so we can purchase the correct amount of food.

Shooters staying on property may arrive starting on Thursday afternoon, May 26th to set up their site.  We have water and some electric hookups for RVs.

LASC has restrooms, a shower and clubhouse. 

 

NOTE:  LASC anticipates having a large turnout, and we have limited shooting positions. 

Please, when you receive your application, send it in As Soon As Possible to ensure you don’t miss out!

*LASC ANNOUNCEMENTS*

 

**Jim & Faye Henry will NOT be at the APRIL Match on Saturday, 4/09**

 

LASC will miss them and hope to see them soon.

 

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**LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for TWO April Matches**

 

1.  The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on Friday, April 8th.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

2.  The .22 Match at the end of the month on April 22nd.  We need club member to help Jerry set up and take down.  (see red note below, after.22 match report).

WARNING:  IT’S RATTLESNAKE SEASON!

 

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RATTLESNAKE at LASC

(This is the annual SNAKE ALERT.)  It is coming up on the time of the year to be on the lookout for the young Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes.  They tend to coil and make a small “bundle” that is easy to miss and even easier to be stepped on, thus causing them to strike out of fear and self-protection.  Please be careful where are you are stepping.  If you spot one (and they are hard to notice against the landscape) just steer clear until the snake moves out of the way on its own or can be safely moved.  Fortunately, the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake is a fairly non-aggressive sub-species, and will usually go on its way when given the opportunity.  (Remember:  These snakes are what keeps the rodent population down and our berms from disintegrating.)

To give you an idea of how small a juvenile ratter is, here’s one coiled and resting next to a quarter.

That’s why we emphasize to watch where you step!

-      Because of Jerry Napier’s diligence, we now have working cell service at the range and 4G in the classroom.

 

-      A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners-

For APRIL there are no plans for a meal at LASC.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s.

May News Letter

 
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NEVER FORGET

LASC Honors all those who served.

MEMORIAL DAY 2022

THE CALIFORNIA STATE

LEVER-ACTION

RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCH IS THIS MONTH - 

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MAY 28, 29 and 30th!

 

DON’T MISS OUT!

 

Door Prizes!

Raffle Items!

 

And wait until you see what we have…

Entry Form and detailed information is attached.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE and INFORMATION

 

·     Friday, May 27:        Practice Day and Check-in

·     Saturday, May 28:   Long Range

·     Sunday, May 29:     Pistol Cartridge

·     Monday, May 30:     Small Bore

·     Cost of the match each day for two 40-round courses is $40

·     Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase each day.

·     Dinners will be available for purchase as noted on the attached entry form.  We ask those who are staying for the dinners let us know early so we can purchase the correct amount of food.

Shooters staying on property may arrive starting on Thursday afternoon, May 26th to set up their site.  We have water and some electric hookups for RVs.

LASC has restrooms, a shower and clubhouse. 

 

NOTE:  LASC anticipates having a large turnout, and we have limited shooting positions. 

Please, when you receive your application, send it in As Soon As Possible to ensure you don’t miss out!

**LASC EVENTS**

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*LASC ANNOUNCEMENTS*

 

**REMINDER:  There is NO .22 Smallbore Match in May due to the State Match**

 

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*LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for the May two-day Match*

 

The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on Friday, May 13th.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

SECOND REMINDER

WARNING:  IT’S RATTLESNAKE SEASON!

This is for the sake of LASC guests attending the state match.  Watch out for the little snakes who can be lurking around and do strike.

 

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RATTLESNAKE at LASC

(This is the annual SNAKE ALERT.)  It is coming up on the time of the year to be on the lookout for the young Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes.  They tend to coil and make a small “bundle” that is easy to miss and even easier to be stepped on, thus causing them to strike out of fear and self-protection.  Please be careful where are you are stepping.  If you spot one (and they are hard to notice against the landscape) just steer clear until the snake moves out of the way on its own or can be safely moved.  Fortunately, the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake is a fairly non-aggressive sub-species, and will usually go on its way when given the opportunity.  (Remember:  These snakes are what keeps the rodent population down and our berms from disintegrating.)

To give you an idea of how small a juvenile ratter is, here’s one coiled and resting next to a quarter.

 

That’s why we emphasize to watch where you step!

-      Because of Jerry Napier’s diligence, we now have working cell service at the range and 4G in the classroom.

 

-      A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners-

For MAY there are no plans for a meal at LASC for the TWO-DAY match.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s.

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Special Anoucement

Faye Henry

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday, June 11 at 4:00pm

LASC LOST ONE OF ITS MOST BELOVED AND SUPPORTIVE CLUB MEMBERS ON MAY 2nd, FAYE HENRY. 

Faye and her husband, LASC’S resident gun smith Jim Henry, have been LASC stalwarts for decades.  All LASC members and guests remember her tireless effort as she saw to it the target setters were fed at the two-day match and there was a Saturday night feast for those who stayed overnight.  To say she will be missed is an understatement.

At the two-day match in June, on Saturday we will have a memorial service and dinner to commemorate Faye.  Please stay after the match for the service and dinner as we share our memories and sadness at Faye’s passing.  We would love it if club members and guests shared their best Faye moments.

If you care to help or bring something to the memorial, please contact Meg and Mike Dewey at megec@msn.com.

And, if you plan on coming, can you reply to this email and let us know how many.  We want to get an idea of the amount of food we will need to prepare.

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June News Letter

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2022 California State Lever-Action Rifle Silhouette Match Recap

LASC wants to say “Thank You” to all those who attended the State Championship.  We had shooters from all parts of California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.  The competition turned out to be fun, nerve wracking, exhilarating, frustrating and exciting.  You never can tell what will happen at these matches.  LASC had new shooters come to the match and some shooters we had not seen for a while.  The weather started out being cold and damp one day, then warm and friendly the next.  Participants got to hang out

in the evening and share stories, thrills and just get acquainted.  Making new friends and shooting comradery are all part of the fun of the annual match.

For those who would like to see all the pictures from the event and the winners, Dennis Oster, the match director, has set up this site to link to all the fun:

https://thebugfather.smugmug.com/2022-Calif-State-Lever-Gun/n-3FkvMR/

 

There are so many people to thank for this event:  Jerry Napier, club president who with Joe Cadenas, got the range together and who keep the club facilities in tip top shape.  Ruby Cadenas, who is the smiling face in our stat office and with Nora Ostler, checked in all the shooters for this match.  The kitchen crew, Jeannette and Courtney, who kept us fed and happy.  And stepping in to help in the kitchen and wherever she was needed was Vicki Shaver.  Mark Woss who helped set up the range and stepped in wherever he was needed.  JR who we missed but who did some cooking from afar (he snuck in and out with the homemade pasta sauces).  Gordon Hull, our welder who set up additional targets.  Val Shaver, who managed to not lose his voice after calling the line for three days.  Our indispensable group of energetic target setters who kept re-setting targets so we shooters had a match.  And the match director, Dennis Ostler, who not only participated but set up and executed the match logistics flawlessly.  And I’m sure he did not get enough sleep through this event.

 

THANK YOU ALL, FOR MAKING THE EVENT POSSIBLE.

*LASC needs its Members and Shooters to help set-up for the June two-day Match*

 

The two-day matches require a good amount of club and range set-up.  We need help on Friday, June 10th.  Please, if you can come up to LASC in the morning or the afternoon to help set up the clubhouse, firing line and the range, please let Jerry Napier know at this email address.  We need to have more members involved with this monthly set-up.

One Important REMINDER:

While the State Match is over, we are just three months away from

LASC’s

EXTRAVAGANZA of SILHOUETTE!

Labor Day Weekend

Start getting your guns ready…

 

Now it’s a Wrap!

See you at LASC at

June 11th and 12th for the Two-Day Match!

 

July News Letter

 

August News Letter

   To all Silhouette shooter!

 

Sorry for the delay. Due to technical issues we have not been able to publish the newsletter for the last two months.

 

 

THE LASC 2022

EXTRAVAGANZA IS HAPPENING

 

Saturday Sept. 3rd thru Monday Sept. 5th

 

BASIC INFORMATION

 

► The cost for the three-day event (all the guns you can shoot) and two nights of fantastic dinners is $80.

► Two days and one dinner can be purchased for $60.

► Individual days can be purchased for $25 which covers all the guns you can shoot for that one day.  Meals will be an additional charge.

► Individual cards can be purchased for $10 if a shooter only wants to shoot one match.

► Dinners can be purchased each night for $15. 

► Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase.

 

ARRIVING AT LASC FOR THOSE STAYING ON PROPERTY

 

► Thursday, September 1st - Those who plan on staying on property may arrive after 1pm on Thursday afternoon.  We have campsites and motor home set-ups.  NOTE:  The firing line will be closed on Thursday for prep.

 

PRACTICE DAY

 

► Friday, September 2nd:  The range is open for practice all day.  Get your guns ready!

 

PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

If you plan to attend the event, register before August 26th and you will receive an additional door-prize ticket for give-aways.  (There will be more information on the door prizes at the match.  Shooters will receive only one ticket for each day they purchase.  Those who register early will receive an extra ticket.  Winners must be present.)  This early registration helps us determine the amount of supplies to purchase and allocation of camping area for those staying at LASC.

PLEASE pre-register and let us know you are coming!!

Send an email (lasc0308@aol.com) with your name, date of arrival, number of participants, days of shooting, dinner nights requested and contact information. 

Checks should be sent with the above information to:  LASC, P.O. Box 492, La Canada, CA 91012

 

September News Letter

 

October News Letter

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LASC NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCMENTS –

INCLUDING THE ANNUAL MEETING & EVENTS 

 

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THE EXTRAVAGANZA THANK YOUS!

 

First, “THANK YOU” to all the shooters who drove to LASC from faraway places (especially with the cost of gasoline through the roof and the triple digit heat!!) and not so faraway places.  It’s always wonderful to see our annual guests in addition to our regular shooters.  We really do hope you can make it to LASC more often.  Our guests make the event worthwhile.

 

Next, “THANK YOU” to all the members and supporters who worked to get our event together.

Jerry Ray (“JR”) who ran the firing line so we could participate and safely shoot.  Jerry Napier and Joe Cadenas who are continuously upgrading LASC and making it a wonderful place to shoot. 

Ruby Cadenas for running the stat house, so when you checked in you would see her smiling face as you paid your fees and received your cards each day.

LASC Target Setters who were ready at each cease-fire and made sure the shooters had their targets re-set after each string.  A big LASC THANK YOU while they worked in such extreme heat!  We could not have had the match without them.

Jeannette, Courtney, and Vicky Shaver who stepped in to help   made lunches and dinners for all the shooters and the target setters.  You were fabulous!  The dinners were wonderful and your dedication to keeping our guests satisfied is much appreciated.

Dennis Ostler who year in and year out contributes the plaques so shooters have that and memories to take home.

The Extravaganza is only possible because of the contributions of all these people. 

THE EXTRAVAGANZA pictures will be in the November Newsletter.  

*LASC ANNUAL MEETING*

Saturday, October 8th

After the match about 3:30 to 4:00.  We need your voice and your vote to get business done. 

Members – Please Plan to Attend

Your input is important!

The positions of club President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are open for nominations and will be voted on as well as important club issues.

In lieu of LASC providing proxies, and to have a quorum at the annual meeting.  Members who are unable to attend should send an email to Jerry Napier at lasc0308@aol.com to let the executive committee know that they have the right to vote on club projects on the member’s behalf.

A Reminder About Saturday Night Dinners during the monthly matches:  At this time there are no plans for a meal at LASC.  Therefore, if you are staying overnight, you will need to provide for your Saturday fixin’s.

That’s a Wrap!

See you at LASC at

October 8th and 09th for the Two-Day Match!

 

November News Letter

LASC NEWSLETTERANNOUNCMENTS and
A SPECIAL EVENT ___________________________________________________________


 

*THANKSGIVING AT LASC*

 

LASC will celebrate Thanksgiving in 2022, by serving a FREE Thanksgiving Lunch -- Turkey and all the fixin’s – on Saturday, November 12, during the two-day match to all those who attend.

 

Come out to the range, shoot with friends and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving lunch on LASC.

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!


 

*CHRISTMAS AT LASC*

 

In December 2022, at the two-day match on Saturday, December 10th, LASC will end the year with a special “Merry Christmas Dinner.”  All LASC club members and shooters are encouraged to come and share in the holiday feast and enjoy the festivities.  Dinner should be $20 and that includes dessert.

 

The weather should be crisp and cool, perfect for shooting.  Then we can gather in the clubhouse and enjoy the evening with friends. 

 

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**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**

 

 

SAVE THE DATES of
APRIL 28, 29 & 30th 2023

 

LASC will not be hosting the State Lever-Action rifle Silhouette championship in 2023 (we will again in 2024).  So, LASC plans on hosting a Regional lever-action silhouette championship about a month before the state championship in Hat Creek.  Stay tuned for match details and the confirmed dates of the LASC match.

 

Get your guns together, come to LASC and practice to for the state championship in May 2023.

 

 

 

Club Updates

 

A note about a long-time LASC member:  Bill Baer’s wife, Rochelle, passed away on October 7.  Bill decided to move out of state on November 5th.  LASC will miss Bill’s presence at the monthly matched.  Our deepest sympathy to Bill and his family at their loss.

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Club members can help out on Friday, the 11th with setting up the range for the two-day match and setting up required club tables, chairs, covers, etc.  If you can assist Jerry Napier, please let him know.

 

 

MATCH REPORT INFORMATION

 

Sorry, Due to Circumstances, No Match Reports will be included in this newsletter.  Reports should be in the December issue.

 

December News Letter