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|Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Every year Meeker Cooperative raises money for their grant fund, Operation Round Up. These funds are received by members rounding up their monthly electrical bills and employees rounding down their monthly paychecks. The spare change is placed in a trust fund and awarded to various local community organizations and projects. This program is great because it is local dollars going to local organizations!
The KHS Trap Team and Kimball Rod and Gun Club applied for this grant to get additional funds to help purchase additional supplies needed for the team. This includes eye protection, ear protection, shooting pouches, ammo, etc.
Our Team received a $1500 grant from this program! A big "Thank You" goes to this great program and Meeker Cooperative.
We appreciate being sponsored in part with a grant from the Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust!
|Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Kimball Rod and Gun Club Receives over $8500 in NRA GRANT
The NRA Foundation holds their own raffles every year to help raise money for clubs like ours. It is local dollars that were donated to them and returned back to local organizations. The NRA Foundation donated $4500 to purchase a new clay target thrower and also donated a Promatic Thrower to the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. We just finished our Youth/Education Facility and are in the process of building three new trap fields with all new throwers. We needed trap improvements to support our rising number of youth shooters like our local Kimball High School Trap Team. We would like to give a big “THANK YOU” to the NRA Foundation and their generous donation.
|Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
2014 was the first year we had High School Trap. We had 19 athletes on the team. We want to "THANK" the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, Thunderin Toms NWTF, Kimball Sports Boosters, Coaches, and Parents for supporting the team!
|Posted on February 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Greetings to all and Happy New Year!
The Kimball Rod & Gun Club had another successful year. Here are a few recaps of 2013 and what is happening in 2014.
• Trap shooting grew to four leagues and we had a great turnout of new youth shooters.
• Granite City Gunslingers, cowboy action shooters, had a busy year building new stages and hosting the Minnesota State Shoot at our club in July.
• Kimball Rod & Gun Club has been working hard to set up our club as the home base for the Kimball High School Clay Target Team! We will be raffling a SKB Single Barrel Trap Gun, selling only 50 tickets at $40 each. All net proceeds go to the team, call me if you would like one.
• We will be building new trap fields to the north of our clubhouse. Once it warms up we will start building.
• We will also be building a shelter in the rifle range to shoot from. Any help from rifle range members would be greatly appreciated. If interested in helping please contact me.
• Reminder that memberships must be purchased at our club house between April and August. We have a form at the bottom of this newsletter for existing members to renew. Don’t wait till deer hunting to get your membership; if you do you won’t have one!
• There has been a lot of interest for our Club to build a skeet range. This will be in the works and possibly up and running for 2014 after we build our new trap fields.
• There has also been interest in having a sub-gauge trap league. Anyone interested please let us know at our upcoming meetings. Next meeting will be March 3rd at 7 pm.
• A big reminder goes to all members that this club is made possible by volunteers. We would like to see more members step up to the plate this year and give a helping hand. During trap shooting nights it takes one volunteer, 15 minutes, to score a trap line. Many hands make a light load.
• Our 6th Annual Wild Game Feed Night will be held March 1st at the Kimball Legion. Starts at 5 pm, EAT at 6 pm. We will also be handing out Trap League awards that night. It will be a POTLUCK, so bring your favorite dish (wild game or not, also deserts, breads, etc). Please bring a food shelf item to be donated to the Kimball Food Shelf. Any questions please contact Tim Peglow, 320-398-2586.
I personally want to thank everyone that did help volunteer their time. I also want to thank everyone for their hard work selling raffle tickets and to those that purchased tickets. These raffles help build and sustain the club, as well as keep membership costs down. I am proud to say that all of our raffles have been a sell out!
Let’s have a great 2014, see you at the Wild Game Feed!
Kimball Rod and Gun Club
|Posted on July 12, 2013 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Monday, July 8th, marked the beginning of a 5 day event in Alexandria for the annual Minnesota Trap Associations State Shoot. The start of the 5 day event begins with Youth Day. Kimball Rod and Gun Club had 6 youth shooters participate in the shoot. All shells were donated and shooters competed in 200 and 100 bird events. We would like to congratulate our youth shooters for participating! I am sure they are excited to do it again next year.
200 Bird Event: Curtis Kunkel, Zach Stein, Matt Donnay, Jake Borman, Jack Knaus
100 Bird Event: Noah Young
|Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
High School Clay Target League is the fastest growing High School sport across the country. We are pleased to announce that the Kimball Area High School will be a participating school in the Spring of 2014. We are very excited for this new program!
Are goal is to build more trap houses and purchase new throwers to accomodate the extra youth shooters that we will be getting next spring. To do so we offer raffles to help raise money to build and purchase these new houses and throwers.
More information to follow in the near future. Any questions please contact the Kimball Area High School activities director, Bruce Holmseth, at 398-7700 ext 311.
|Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Check out our Club pictures titled School of Fish! On May 16 Mike Frisch, a professional fisherman, taught a community education class that introduced kids to fishing. Some of the topics included fishing from shore, bait and tackle, and rigging poles to name a few. Thank you to the Kimball Fire Department, Kimball Lions, Kimball Legion and the Kimball Rod and Gun Club for their contributions which kept the cost of the class down to $25. Each one of the 34 students received a School of Fish Book, Northland Tackle Pack, Shakespeare rod and reel set, School of Fish T-shirt and a snack bag.