2019 PRESIDENT’S GREETING LETTER
Dear Fellow Shooters,
First of all, I want to extend congratulations to all the PA shooters that were named to the ATA All American teams as well as those who were selected to the PA State Teams. This is a huge accomplishment and you all should be very proud of your accomplishments.
In 2018, many interesting and sometimes not so beneficial events occurred at the PSSA Home Grounds. We hosted the first Pre-grand shoot in late July which was well received for an initial event. In 2019, we will again host the ATA Eastern Zone shoot in that same late July timeframe. Through the diligent efforts of now full-time Executive Director, Skip Klinger, and his dedicated staff, we were able to attract many new event sponsors. These efforts will continue into 2019 and there will be a gun giveaway, in addition to the generous Krieghoff Challenge, in some form at all of the PSSA ATA registered tournaments. Please take some time to review this Program book carefully to take full advantage of all that is being offered. However, while there was lots of good news in 2018 the sink hole repairs on Bank Three cost in excess of $100,000. This unplanned and uninsured event challenged us financially.
The establishment of the Northeast Shooting Complex is progressing and gathering momentum. This will be a premier shotgun shooting venue featuring not only the foundation of registered trap shooting, but also sporting clays, skeet and 5-Stand We have engaged civil engineers to work on needed plans and permits, retained both a firm to make application for public grants and professional fund raising advisors to lend guidance in solicitation of private donations. Discussions have been held with vendors relative to the construction of permanent vendor buildings. We have also had conversations with individuals about donations and naming opportunities. You will be hearing much more about the NE Shooting Complex and fund raising activities over the coming months.
It is a very exciting time to be part of the PSSA as it evolves into a full service shotgun shooting facility. I look forward to seeing you soon in Elysburg.