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TRI-COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S LEAGUE
8640 Moon Road  Saline, Michigan 48176
Telephone (734) 429-9561
http://tcsl.org
February 2015
President’s Column
In case you missed the January 2015
Membership meeting, let me share some
information with you. Member of the Year
awards were presented. Jerry Chie and Shelly
Coburn were the recipients of the awards.
Jerry has been a member of TCSL since 1976.
During those 39 years as a member, he has
been President, First Vice President, Second
Vice President, a member of the Board of
Directors, Kitchen Chair, etc. When I decided I
was going to run for TCSL President I went
through the Washtenaw County Health
Department records to get an understanding of
TCSL’s record in terms of the kitchen
inspections. I went through the year-end
financial reports to understand the income and
expenses from hall rentals. I went through past
newsletters and realized a new walk-in
refrigerator had been proposed and approved a
number of years ago. I reviewed environmental
reports and I talked to members, past officers
and past directors. It became clear to me that
renting the hall was a time consuming task and
one that generated a decent amount of net
income for the club year-in and year-out. It
also became clear to me that without the right
person as Second Vice President, I would have
no time to do anything other than oversee hall
rental. So, I asked Jerry if he would be willing
to step up for one year and be the Second Vice
President so that I did not need to spend all of
my time learning and dealing with hall rental
issues. I wish I could tell you that Jerry spent
weeks thinking about it, that he talked to his
family and friends, that he consulted with his
primary physician, that he checked his 2014
calendar for availability and then he made a
well thought out and researched decision to
run. Instead of all of this reflection and based
upon his commitments to TCSL, Jerry said
“yes” without consulting all of these people as
he once again stepped up to help TCSL. He
agreed once more to commit one heck of a lot
of hours and efforts to help TCSL continue to
exist and grow. During 2014 Jerry was
responsible for bringing in a lot of money,
bringing in a lot members, the first to bring
attention to the fact that 2014 was our 75th
anniversary, committing more than 500
volunteer hours, coming in early to help with
events, staying late to help clean up from
events, sitting next to me during board and
membership meetings to gently “nudge” me
when I was off track and he has agreed to run
again in 2015.
A significant amount of time the first year as
President is spent getting to know people,
President’s Column (Cont.)
understanding the procedures in place for a lot
of different actions or items (e.g., liquor license
renewals and regulations, reviewing the
budget, preventive maintenance, safety issues,
dealing with issues that pop up unexpectedly,
etc.) I spent a lot of time at the club trying to
help, but also just observing. The more I hung
around the club, the more I saw Shelly Coburn
at the club and she was there wearing different
hats throughout the year as she worked on
different projects. Shelly was there for
Saturday club rentals; she got a lot of members
through the SafeServ program; she worked on
the 75th Anniversary committee and event; she
suggested, organized and followed through on
putting dry wall on the upstairs wall and
painting the upstairs; she helped get bids for
upcoming projects; she cooked lunches for
classes that she was not even participating in;
she volunteered wherever needed such as in
membership; and she provided extremely
valuable insight on an assorted list of tasks and
ideas. Behind the scenes and without any
public recognition Shelly has performed a lot
of tasks, such as making a layout of the
upstairs to scale with templates of the furniture
so that arrangements for upstairs rentals could
be easier, putting together the visual displays
for tables at the 75th anniversary event, driving
to Jackson to get food to use at events, driving
to Ann Arbor to get food, calling vendors, and
gently pointing out areas that could use some
attention or changes. During 2014, Shelly
volunteered for more than 300 hours even
though it was a year when she was also
assisting in her daughter’s wedding planning,
the wedding ceremony, and the reception
dinner. There is no question that Shelly put in a
lot of time and energy to help TCSL. Shelly
has been a member since 2009 and my guess is
most members don’t know that she has never
been to orientation and doesn’t have a range
pass. She belongs to TCSL and volunteers so
much of her time and energy because she likes
what TCSL stands for and she likes the
fellowship/family attitude that exists here.
Compared to Jerry, she is representative of
some of the newer members of the club.
Members like Jerry and Shelly are the reason
TCSL is a special club. They certainly have
different interests and different personalities.
One is more out-spoken then the other (Can
you guess which one?). One more reserved
than the other (How about guessing who?).
They have different approaches to life and they
have different skill sets. Yet despite all of the
difference between the two, they have the
common denominator of being willing to step
Take your
sweetheart to the
range on
Valentine’s Day!
President’s Column (Cont.)
up and volunteer, as well as to make sacrifices
of their own time and energy for the betterment
of TCSL and its members. It was an honor and
privilege to give both Jerry and Shelly the
Member of the Year award. The special
recognition they received is well deserved. The
next time you see either one of these
outstanding members, please take the time to
thank them for their commitment to TCSL,
give them a pat on the back, and congratulate
them for their awards.
As I reflected on TCSL and was selecting the
member of the year, I wondered how the
community and our neighbors would view
TCSL if they were assessing local businesses
and trying to select the “Business of the Year”.
How do you define a good business neighbor?
Perhaps good criteria in determining a good
neighbor would be seeing how active the group
was in the community in terms of volunteer
activities or sponsoring events. Let’s take a
quick look at some of the community activities
conducted by or sponsored by TCSL: AA
Chamber shoot; Milan Rotary dinner; York
Township Polling Place; Friends of the NRA
dinner; host of Women on Target; Host of
Take Your Kids to the Range; MUCC dinners;
sponsor of youth baseball team and, fund raiser
for American Heritage Girls. Look at York
Township, one member is the Supervisor and
multiple members are on different York
Township boards. TCSL members are on
various local non-profit boards, working on
non-profit projects and visible in countless
other activities. It’s clear that TCSL is not just
a business in existence for 75 years but also an
active, good neighbor to our community, so
each of you should be proud to be a member of
TCSL, proud to be a community member of
TCSL.
2014 Suggestion of the Year award went to
Sharon Burkhardt for suggesting that in
November we have a “trade or vendor” show at
the club so that members can come to the club
and at the same time check out multiple
vendors to see what is available in terms of
firearms, sporting equipment, archery, etc.
Sharon received a $250 gift card to Cabela’s.
The suggestion program is continuing in 2015
so keep your eyes and ears open, as well as
your thinking cap on, then drop your ideas in
the suggestion box.
February 19, 2015 from 12pm–8pm we are
having club elections. Please take the time to
come out and vote. It is understandable that
members can’t make it to every board meeting
and membership
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- Reminder -
(Cont. from Pg. 1)
meeting due to work conflicts, family
responsibilities, scheduling conflicts and being
active in other groups. At the same time,
behind the scenes there is a lot of work being
conducted by TCSL volunteers on a day-in-day
out basis, some of which is discussed or
reviewed or voted on at board and membership
meetings. Officers and board members walked
the property last spring to inspect the
conditions of our ranges and the property.
Officers and board members can be seen at
breakfasts, steak fry Fridays, committee
meetings, shopping for the club, submitting
reports, teaching classes, helping at club
rentals, conducting orientations, working on
the grounds, and at an assortment of other
tasks. So, please take the time out on February
19 to vote for the simple reason of letting the
board and officers know that you recognize,
appreciate, and approve of their actions. In
other words, let your vote be a “pat on the
back” to these members for a job well done.
By the time you read this, the ground hog will
have made a prediction concerning the length
of winter. Either way, the majority of the
winter season is behind us so now is a good
time to make sure your firearms are clean, your
ammunition is well stocked and come out to
TCSL to shoot a few rounds so you are ready
for the summer activities. See you at TCSL.
~Steve Reed
Military Rifle Match Winter Events on the
21st of February and 21st of March
There have been some requests to extend the
Military Rifle Match season and to have a 100yard bench rest event. We've decided to
combine the two and have a 100 yard bench
rest rifle match using military style rifles .30
caliber and smaller. You can use iron sights or
scope (we will have a division for both if
necessary) as long as you use a US or foreign
made military style rifle and you supply 20
rounds of safe ammunition.
The format will be as follows: Each shooter
will have two targets down range. Ten rounds
will be fired from the bench at the top target
over a period of ten minutes for sight-in
followed by ten rounds fired from the bench
over a period of 20 minutes at the bottom
target for record. The tightest group closest to
the center wins.
This match is open to members and guests and
will be held on the 100-yard range at TCSL.
The fee will be $10 for members and $15.00
for guests. Sign-in will start at 9am with
shooting to commence at 10am. Targets,
benches, blocks, and some sandbags will be
supplied. You can bring your rests and any
other positioning gear that you would use to
shoot from a bench. A spotting scope will be
very useful and may keep us from making
unnecessary trips down range between the
sight-in and record phase of the match.
Dress for the weather because we don't want
you freezing to your seat. This is meant to be a
challenging as well as fun event and an
opportunity to get ready for the regular
Military Rifle Matches which will continue on
Saturday the 18th of April. The regular
Military Rifle Match season will run on the
third Saturday of the months from April
through October 2015.
Watch for more information in the upcoming
newsletters. If you have questions or need
more information, you can email Mike
Johnston at [email protected] or call him
at (734) 730-8258.
Club Elections
Bill Bond reported, and the membership
approved, the following slate of candidates at
the January Membership Meeting:

President: Steve Reed

First Vice President: Mike Brown

Second Vice President: Jerry Chie

Treasurer: Bob Parent

Membership Secretary: Dondi Goerlitz

Recording Secretary: Steve Jolliffe

Region 1 Director: Carol Parent

Region 2 Director: Jim Mouton

Region 3 Director (one position): Earl
Austin, Doug Goerlitz

Region 4 Directors (two positions): Phil
Hemenway, Carlos Soto
The election will be held at the club on
2/19/2015 from Noon-8pm. Bring your current
membership card to show eligibility to vote.
Membership Renewal Notice
Renewal membership applications are being
mailed out. If you get an application that is
not accurate (e.g., wrong number of volunteer
hours, wrong membership number, etc.) or if
you don’t receive your renewal application,
please immediately e-mail
[email protected] and
[email protected] There is a lot of
work involved in tracking the volunteer hours,
mailing out the renewals, and processing the
renewals when they are returned. All of this
work is by TCSL volunteers so be patient as
all of the membership renewals are processed.
BBQ Dinner
Prepared by BumSteer BBQ
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tri-County Sportsmen's League
8640 Moon Road, Saline, Michigan
(734) 429 9561
This dinner is a fundraiser for the
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, hosted
by District 2.
There will be a dinner, silent and live auction,
with many great items available.
Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm
For more information, contact
Jim Pryce at (734) 368 2473 or email
[email protected]
Tickets from Jim Pryce - $20 each or $150 for
a table of eight
Paying by check? Make it payable to:
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
 NOTICE 
Become A NRA & TCSL RSO at the same time.
Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, 2015. 8am–
5pm each day. The NRA RSO class is “no charge”
to TCSL members. Participants will pay for the
AED/CPR portion of the class. Class is restricted
to TCSL members and limited to 20 participants.
Contact Steve Reed if you want to register for the
class [email protected]
Pics of the Month
Jerry Chie receives his Member of the Year
Award from President Steve Reed
Shelly Coburn receives her Member of the
Year Award from President Steve Reed.

Attendees participate in the January 10 Safe
Serve food prep and handling class.
 Other News 
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personal injury, and family law.
Call us today to schedule your free
initial consultation:
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 Action Range Maintenance will occur from 9am to Noon on
Saturday, March 7. The Action Range will be closed that day
from 9-11am. The Pistol House will also be closed 10am-1pm
for a scheduled CPL class.
 TCSL Breakfast – Sunday Feb. 1, 8~11:30am. Open to
public. $7 adults/$3.50 children (12 & under)/under five free.
 York Township Meetings - Planning Commission, February
9; Board of Trustees, February 10; Zoning Board of Appeals,
February 17. The meetings all start at 7:30pm at the York
Township Hall, 11560 Stony Creek Rd., Milan.
 MUCC Region 4 Meeting – 10am, February 21 in the lower
level at the clubhouse. All are invited. A lunch will also be
served ($6.00).
 Good and Welfare – Life Member Duane Westphal died
January 5th. Member Steve Sartori’s father, Robert Sartori,
passed away on January 14. Call the club to notify us of
illness, loss, or good news; or email [email protected] or
[email protected] Send updates on members, family, and
friends
currently
serving
in
the
military
to
[email protected]; and photos for the website to
[email protected]
 Anti Poaching - See an article on the results of Jim Pryce’s
anti-poaching efforts here.
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Calling all Volunteers!
We are beginning our efforts to line up volunteers for Women On
Target (June 13, 2015) and/or Kids On The Range Day (June 20,
2015). If you are interested/willing/able to volunteer with either
or both events, please contact Dondi Goerlitz at (517)414-3437
or by email at [email protected] We appreciate all the
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Membership Report
Members are the Key to Success at TCSL
12/2014
1/2015
Change
Regular
382
381
-1
Probationary
118
113
-5
Senior
40
44
4
Young Adult
14
14
0
Life
87
85
-2
641
637
-4
Associate
Subtotal
71
71
0
Junior
20
19
-1
Honorary
3
3
0
Military
7
7
0
Subtotal
101
100
-1
Total
742
737
-5
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February 2015 TCSL Event Calendar
1
Sunday
2
Monday
Breakfast
8am~11:30am
Tuesday
9
PPOH Class
8am-6pm
Trap Noon-Done
4
Wednesday
5
Thursday
6
Friday
7
Saturday
PPOH Class
8am-6pm
Contact Jerry Chie
for hall rental
information at
[email protected]
or 734-483-8435,10or
call the club at 734429-9561
Trap Noon-Done
8
3
11
12
13
14
First Step Pistol Class Education Committee
1-5pm
6pm
NRA PPIH Class
8am-6:30pm
Valentine’s Day
Euchre 5-9pm
15
16
17
19 Burger Night!
20
5pm
Board and
Membership Meeting
6:30pm
Club Election
Noon-8pm
26
27
18
Safety Committee
6:30pm
Presidents’ Day
Trap Noon-Done
22
23
24
25
CPL/CCW Class
8am-pm
21
MUCC Region 4
Mtg. & Lunch 10am
Member Orientation
9am-Noon
President Appreciation
Evening 5pm-12am
28
Steak Fry
5-7pm
Trap Noon-Done
NRA Basic Shotgun
Class
8am-6pm
Euchre 5-9pm
Clubhouse and Range Hours
Rifle and Pistol Ranges: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Noon-Dusk  Wednesday through Saturday 10am-Dusk
Clubhouse: Sunday through Tuesday Noon-6pm  Wednesday thru Saturday 10am-6pm
Winter Hours are here. Be alert and stop shooting by dusk.
March 2015 TCSL Event Calendar
1
Sunday
2
Monday
3
Tuesday
4
Breakfast
8am~11:30am
Wednesday
5
Thursday
6
Friday
First Step Pistol
1-5pm
Trap Noon-Done
8
9
10
11
12
13
7
Saturday
CPL/CCW Class
8am-6pm (Pistol
Range Closed 10am1pm)
Action Range Closed
9-11am
14
NRA BIT/PPIH Class
8am-5pm
Trap Noon-Done
Daylight Time Ends
15
16
NRA Instructor PPIH
8am-6pm
Euchre 5-9pm
17
Safety Committee
6:30pm
24
Trap Noon-Done
Euchre 5-9pm
30
Trap Noon-Done
Palm Sunday
25
Huron Sportsmen’s
Club 1-2pm
NRA PPOH Instructor
Course 8am-6pm
CPL/CCW
8am-6pm
20
21
NRA Instructor PPOH
8am-6pm
St. Patrick’s Day
23
29
19
Burger Night!
5pm
Board and
Membership Meeting
6:30pm
Trap Noon-Done
22
18
26
27
28
Steak Fry
6-8:30pm
New Member
Orientation 9am-Noon
NRA Basic Shotgun
IDPA Setup – Pistol
8am-6pm
Ranges Close at 4pm
IDPA 10am-6pm
Pistol Ranges Closed
31
Announced at the January Membership Meeting…
The January raffle for a Sig Sauer P220 was held and Mike Barrera was the
winner. The February raffle will be for a Henry Golden Boy Eagle Scout
Commemorative 22 rifle. Get tickets at the club.
See the club’s new Google Calendar at http://tcsl.org for the latest updates. Add it to your Google Calendar and never miss a TCSL event!
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