GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE PSSA
Dear Fellow Shooters,
Last year the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association continued on its long-term journey to
become the best clay target shooting destination in the northeast. Capitalizing on the success
of both the PSSA and the Hall of Fame obtaining 501c3 status from the IRS plans were moved
forward to complete the vision of the Northeast Shooting Complex.
Shoot attendance at last year’s trapshooting events was good and will be improved this year
with the addition of the Pre-Grand shoot on July 26 – 29. Skip Klinger has been working hard on
obtaining additional event sponsors to make our shoots even more attractive. I encourage you
to review this program booklet carefully so that you may be fully aware of these tremendous
improvements. This program would not be possible without the outstanding efforts of Jeff and
Kelly Graupp under Skip’s watchful eye.
The establishment of the Northeast Shooting complex made a huge step forward by holding the
first meeting of the Planning Committee. This meeting was held on the home grounds on
October 14, 2017. The Planning Committee is comprised of the PSSA Executive Committee,
representatives from the Valley Gun and Country Club, and members at large who have
extensive experience in sporting clays and skeet facilities in addition to trap shooting. During
this meeting, sub-committees were established to focus on fundraising as well as
capital/operational/promotional budgets for sporting clays, skeet and trap and a very important
overall governance sub-committee. These sub-committees continued to work over the winter
and will present their work product at the Annual Membership meeting at the State Shoot.
As always, I want to extend congratulations to all Pennsylvania shooters who made the 2017
ATA All American teams as well as the PA State teams. This is a huge accomplishment and they
should be very proud. Please congratulate them when you have the opportunity.
I look forward to seeing everyone again in May at the Keystone Open!