Dear Florida Sport Shooting Association Members,
I hope this note finds you well.
On behalf of your FSSA Directors, I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter and Passover.
I apologize for being very late in providing you with an update from our Annual Members Meeting and first Board meeting.
The Annual Member's meeting was held on Saturday January 29, 2022, at the Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club (PMRPC). Thanks to PMRPC for hosting!
There were 20 members present and 83 proxies sent in, meeting the requirement for a quorum.
The directors present gave a summary of the past year’s activities and a look into 2022.
All votes were counted for election/reelection to the Board of Directors. There was a total of 104 ballots returned.
Congratulations to those members who were reelected:
“Doc” Kokol – Membership Director
Joe Waldron – Legislative Director
Maria Wolford – High Power Rifle Director
Sue Carter – Pistol Director
Hope Hyde – Director-at-Large
Clark Vargas – Director at Large
George Powell – Director at Large
Congratulations, and a warm welcome to our newest FSSA Board members:
Robert Drake – Junior Activities Director
Eric Dunlap – Silhouette Director
Bill Hyde – Silhouette Director
The 2022 High Power State Championship plaques and awards were handed out to those present:
FTR 3rd Kim Porter
FTR 2nd Henry Knell
FTR 1st Doug Shuster (not present)
ATC 3rd Mario Fajardo (not present)
ATC 2nd Carl Weston (not present)
ATC 1st Alan Summers
Mid Range Any/Any 3rd – Richard Dixon
Mid Range Any/Any 2nd – Jorge Caceres (not present)
Mid Range Any/Any 1st – Alan Summers
AR Tactical 1st – Paul Brutton
F-Open Champ – Leanne Finezio
State Champ in F-Open – Bruce Ferguson
Overall Winner F-Open – Troy Wolford
FL High Woman F-Open – Maria Wolford
Congratulations to all State Championship winners and thank you to all competitors.
Thank you to all our Board members for their expertise, dedication, and willingness to serve our state association members, affiliated clubs and the mission and objectives of FSSA.
Following the members meeting, the FSSA Board of Directors meeting convened.
Your association officers for 2022 are:
- President Ted Carter
- Vice President Joe Waldron
- Treasurer – Sue Carter
- Secretary – Sue Carter
We were able to assist several of our junior shooters through our Grant program for 2021, and FSSA looks forward to supporting more junior shooters and club sponsored programs for 2022. We will again provide funding to promote women's shooting events throughout Florida, as well as supporting state and regional shooting tournaments again this year. Additionally, FSSA will continue to provide state team funding to FSSA members who compete at the national championships.
****** Annual Member Dues will increase to $25.00 beginning on January 1, 2023*****
FSSA annual member dues have held steady at $20.00 for a really long time, more than 15 years, at least. Over the past few years, it became clear that funding our shooting disciplines, our junior and women’s programs, along with necessary association expenses such as insurance, membership and financial software subscriptions, affiliation fees and postage fees caused FSSA to use funds from our savings. FSSA is increasing annual member dues by only $5.00 per year. We are not increasing our multi-year membership, nor are we increasing our Life Member fees. I thank you for your understanding and for continuing your support.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with your thoughts or questions; firstname.lastname@example.org. It's an honor to serve you, our members, as your FSSA President.
It's another beautiful day in our great state of Florida. Let's get out and do some shooting!
All the best,
President, Florida Sport Shooting Association
FSSA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The FSSA website has a link for members and non-members to make a charitable contribution to our state association, and your gift may be tax deductible. Please consider a donation at http://www.flssa.org. Click the link "Make a donation to FSSA". The donation can be designated to any of our discipline programs, our junior activities, or our general fund. These activities are designed to promote firearms safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to support our junior and women's shooting programs.
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Florida Juniors have been busy watching ISSF Junior World Cup in Lima, Peru. USA Shooting juniors walked away with 21 medals at World Cup. It was inspiring for the up-and-coming shooters to watch and hear about at the range.
Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland have been holding USA Shooting sanctioned PTO’s once a month since September. In September we had 2 smallbore and air rifle shooters along with 6 air pistol shooters. October, we had 1 smallbore, 3 air rifle, and 6 air pistol shooters. In November we were able to have everyone shoot on electronic Sius targets. We had 1 smallbore and air rifle shooter with a personal best in smallbore at 1142 out of 1200. 6 air pistol shooters were excited to shoot on the electronic target for the first time and all recorded a personal best. Now we sit back and continue to practice with Florida State Junior Olympics to be held in December and January. The club will be adding two more Sius targets to have total of 4 to help run a smooth State Junior Olympics and give each shooter a true read of where they stand against the rest of the Junior in the country.
Beginning of November, we had 4 Florida shooters travel to Anniston, Alabama, CMP South Range to participate in Dixie Doubles match. All enjoyed the trip and one shooter just missed finals on both days by less than 5 points. This was an excellent opportunity for 2 of the shooters as they had never attended Dixie Doubles match in the past.
Two Florida shooters will be traveling to West Virginia University to attend the Walther Cup and compete in the Sunday fun match too. The Walther Cup grand prize is a Walther Air Rifle. This will be a well-attended match with 5 relays of 30 shooters in each to include current college team members, AMU, and current USA National team members. We are looking forward to seeing how they do up against the competition.
Next month we have 6 Florida shooters attending Winter Air Gun in Anniston, Alabama, along with Junior Activities Director, Jennifer Stanton. 2 will compete for the very first time in Air Pistol outside their home range. But we will do our best to support them for the wonderful experience they will gain to help them continue the path of competitive shooting. The other 4 juniors will compete in Air Rifle that starts the day after air pistol. This will be the last event for everyone until they attend a State of Florida Junior Olympics competition.
Florida Junior Olympics will be held in several locations across the state during the months of December to March. Disciplines offered will be smallbore and air rifle along for the first time in years air pistol. Locations of events will be Firearms Training Club of America in Lakeland, Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club in Hollywood and Sarasota Military Academy.
Any questions or comments please feel free to reach out.
FSSA Junior Activities Director