I would like to congratulate all of our Pennsylvania shooters who made the ATA All-American Team, as well as our Pennsylvania State Teams. I would also like to congratulate our PA shooters who traveled to both New York for the Northeast Grand and North Carolina for the Dixie Grand. Our shooters yet again brought home numerous trophies and several of the championships at both shoots. Pennsylvania again showed that we have some of the best shooters in the country.
The 2020 Westy Hogan’s held this past September was a success, although attendance was down slightly over the previous year. With help from volunteers, pullers from New York and Virginia, and our traditional staff of pullers, we had more than enough help to conduct the shoot in a timely and orderly fashion. The PSSA would like to thank both those that helped out and those who attended this event for your support and faith in the organization and we hope to see all of you next spring at the Keystone Open.
In the months since the Westy Hogan’s, the PSSA EC has been working on several key items to improve the shooter experience at the PSSA Homegrounds. We are working on several plans for capital improvements to be funded by the money collected by the lead reclamation done over the past year. Improvements to the clubhouse, parking lots, and electrical improvements to the upper campground are being looked at heavily. We will also be making changes to the trophy package at all PSSA shoots, which will again help in improving the shooter experience at the PSSA.
In the technology department, the PSSA will be revising the current website heavily, with the revisions appearing around the first of the year. The plan is to integrate many of the features of the old website, as well as improvements suggested by our shooters. We will make a formal announcement when this is complete, so stay tuned. The PSSA is now a member of the Amazon Smile program. It is a program that you can have a portion of your Amazon purchase go to a 501c3. You must go to Smile.Amazon.com and enter the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association as the non-profit before you begin shopping.
In the financial department, the PSSA has filed its yearly taxes through the 990-tax form. This has been distributed via email to the PSSA club delegates. If anyone would like a copy of the form, please reach out to us and we will be happy to provide you with one. The PSSA is also planning a review of the financials of the organization.
The PSSA is still waiting on confirmation/denial of grant applications in order to move forward with the Northeast Shooting Complex Sporting Clays. I have been informed by our grant writer, Aspire LLC, that the RACP grant selections will occur before the end of 2020.
We would like to thank everyone who came to our events this season, especially with the issues created by COVID-19. We hope that all of you have an enjoyable holiday season, and wish all of you luck if you venture south this winter. Keep an eye out for further updates in the coming months, and we hope to see all of you in May at the Keystone Open!