- Thanks for your responses, Allan and Bryan. Your candor almost reveals too much! Ha! Ha! It's clear you guys have given plenty of effort to NAVED and your reasoning is sound.
- For sure most clubs need a ram rod individual to keep the enthusiasm up. And they need tools... Like a website and newsletter. I've done both jobs over the years for our local gun club and church. In both cases, I eventually got way too involved and the amount of volunteer work began to take away from the quality of work I was doing at my paying job. I finally got myself out of those jobs and swore never to do it again!
- However, my work with firearms requires a shooting range. And about two years ago our gun club had declined so far that it closed the indoor range and was leaving the outdoor range unmowed in Summer and un-plowed in winter. If somebody didn't step forward, I was going to lose the range I needed for work.
- Long story short... I decided on a limited, non-official role for myself as the newsletter editor and membership list keeper. Putting together a simple web page and locating it on our company server was essentially free. http://www.eabco.com/agc.htm
. Our company sponsored lawn mowing, plowing, printing and postage... Essentially I bypassed the club officers and simply DID what needed doing.
- It's remarkable what happened... The membership has more than tripled. The club officers and members are ramrodding shooting events. And now when I want to test firearms (for EABCO) at the shooting range, I'm hard pressed to get any privacy!
- I wonder what a similar approach to NAVED could achieve...