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  • 10/23/2019 3:52 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    BOD elections will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7pm.

    There are four nominees for the two open positions.  You must be in attendance to vote.

    Nominee Statements

    Jeff Detrick

    Hello ACC members!

    My name is Jeff Detrick and I am running for the board of directors on Nov 11th. I am running for the BoD because I have a strong passion for introducing new shooters to the sport, and I believe that introducing people to shooting is the only way to preserve the second amendment for future generations. 

    In addition to the shooting sports, I dedicate myself to training as a responsibly armed citizen. I feel our facility is one of the best places in the Midwest for this type of training. I see ACC as being a Go-To Destination for people looking for quality, accountable training to enhance their day to day lives and be able to test those skills through the matches we hold weekly in various disciplines.  My vision is to expand the opportunities for training at the club for those new in their journey, and challenge those further along to enhance their skill set. 

    I encourage our members to introduce someone unfamiliar to shooting to our facility and be an advocate in your community. The second amendment is for every citizen regardless of race, sex, religion, or political affiliation, and the only way 2A will survive is to educate those around us. Be solutionaries!

    Thank you for considering me when you vote on Nov 11th. 

    See you on the range!

    Jeff Detrick


    Lou Peragallo

    My name is Lou Peragallo.  I am married with two daughters, am retired and live in Westfield.  I have been a member of Atlanta Conservation Club for 6 years.  I currently serve on the Board of Directors as your Vice President.  I also serve as the New Member Director.  I compete in USPSA, Steel Challenge while my prime interest is IDPA.  I am an IDPA Chief Safety Officer and travel the country competing in many events. 

    As a member of your board I strive to protect the interests of our members by ensuring a safe and secure environment at the club.  I work with the board to maintain and improve conditions at the facility while promoting all shooting sports.  I believe an active club makes an impact in protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. 

    I appreciate your support for my re-election to the board.

    Lou Peragallo


    Katie Riley

    My name is Katie Riley.    I first became aware of ACC about 4 years ago during a presentation about shooting sports and opportunities that existed.  It took me about another year after that before I really began to explore what ACC had to offer and start becoming a member of our wonderful range family.  Three years ago I started shooting IDPA at ACC and that introduced me to our membership and may more opportunities.  I officially joined the ACC family 2 years ago.  I am a USCCA certified firearms instructor, NRA safety officer, and IDPA safety officer.  I also had the opportunity to spend 2 years in leadership in the Westfield, IN chapter of the Well Armed Woman.  As ACC moves forward into the coming years, I'd like to see us explore options to further engage women & youth into shooting and the shooting sports.  Demographically, women are one of the quickest growing segments in the firearms industry, and many of them are looking for opportunities to learn, practice, and grow.  Youth are always the future of shooting & the shooting sports; the hobby / lifestyle / past-time of shooting won't continue without them to bolster it forward.

    Outside of shooting, I'm a technical program lead and technical program manager for BorgWarner (in Noblesville), currently working on the production launch of an electric motor of a hybrid vehicle.  Other hobbies (outside of shooting) include quilting, reading, and spending as much time with family as possible.

    Katie Riley


    John Zerbo

    My name is John Zerbo and I was recently nominated for the ACC Board of Directors. I have been a member at Atlanta for 2 years. Before I came to Atlanta I was a member at Elwood CC. I made the move mainly because I thought Atlanta was a much better fit from a security and operational procedures point, also gun safety is foremost at ACC.

    I'm retired from Emerson Appliance Controls a division Emerson Electric Co. I was with the company for 33 years in various management positions. During this time the company was owned by 6 different parent companies. I learned early in my career to be flexible and respect others point of view and goals that were set for employees. Sometimes these changes were not the changes that I thought were best but I was willing to give them a try and earn the respect of others within the company.

    If I'm elected to the ACC Board I will bring these same values and flexibility with me to be a team player. Being retired I will have the time to accomplish whatever is needed.

    I respectfully ask for your vote,

    John Zerbo


  • 10/21/2019 4:20 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    The range will be closed on both Saturday and Sunday Oct. 26-27.

    The Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) and USPSA will both host matches that will require all of the available bays.

    On Friday Oct. 25, the GSSF match will be using bays 2-6.  Bays 1, and  7-10 will be open to members.

    Thank you for your understanding.  

    Best

    The Board of Directors


  • 09/20/2019 6:28 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    At the September meeting of the ACC Board of Directors we voted to change the nomination process for prospective Board members.   Here is the new text in the bylaws ::

    4.3.4 Members will make nominations for available directors positions in person or via email to the Club Secretary from Oct 1 to 21 days prior to the annual meeting in November

    This year's nomination window is 01 OCT 2019 through 21 OCT 2019, with most expected to occur at the 14 OCT Board meeting.   There are 2 positions to fill this year.   Nominations made outside that meeting must be sent to Eric Welsh (club Secretary) at  BANGandCLANG@gmail.com    If the nomination is made via e-mail, include the names, e-mails, and phone numbers of ::

    1.  The nominee

    2.  The nominator

    3.  The 2nd for the nomination

    Also, please send CC’s to the other Board members as you see fit.

    The range will be CLOSED for non-match shooting on Saturday the 21st from 9:00 AM until about 2:00 PM.   The Steel Challenge match will be in Bays 1 – 5 and USPSA set-up will cover Bays 6 – 10. Please join us for some Steel Shooting on Saturday and/or USPSA on Sunday !!!

    During the SCSA State Match, Bay 10 may be open.   The other nine will be in use for the match.   (27-28 SEPT 2019)

    During the IDPA State Match, all 10 Bays will be in use for the match. (3-4-5 OCT 2019)

    HELP WANTED ::  If you are familiar with how the scoring tablets work, I would like to have about 7 more scorekeepers for the SCSA State Match on Saturday the 28th. Please text or call Eric Welsh at 765.425.1164 if you would like to volunteer.  Thx !

    Eric Welsh - - SCSA & GSSF Match Director; ACC President and Secretary
    BANGandCLANG@gmail.com     765.425.1164


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    New Membership:

    The past two months have seen 12 new members. They are James Cool, Michael Sherrill, Patrick Blouin, Joeseph Alagno, Anabal Salazar, Jordan Silvers, Tom Silvers, Keith Powell, William Vargo, Ganiel Gaskin and Joshua Dicks.

    Welcome to you all!

    Safety Corner:

    A few reminders to our new and veteran members about safety. 

    First and foremost, you own every round you fire.  Whether it hits the berm (where it should) or if it leaves the property, you own it. It is also the responsibility of every member to maintain a safe environment.  If you see something unsafe please approach the people involved and offer some respectful guidance on safe practices. Should you observe unsafe conditions please get the name of the member involved, the auto they are driving and the license plate and report it to me or any other board member. That way we may address the situation and keep our range.

    Plate racks can only handle pistol calibers.  PCCs and shot guns with
    bird shot are OK.  NO rifle cartridges or shot gun slugs ever as they
    will damage the plates.

    Pistol caliber full automatic use is allowed only on bays 7, 8, & 9.

    All targets should be set as close to the berm as possible to insure
    that bullets hit the berm.  Targets placed mid-bay can cause ricochets
    when a bullet hits the ground.

    Lou Peragallo
    BOD and Vice President
    New Member Director
    lou.peragallo@yahoo.com

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    Please contact Eric and Lou at their listed email addresses.

  • 09/20/2019 6:21 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    The Atlanta Conservation Club range will be closed on September 21st
    until  about 2pm due to competitions.

    There will be NO OPEN BAYS.

    The Steel Challenge match will be in Bays 1 – 5 and USPSA set-up will
    cover Bays 6 – 10.   Bays 1-5 should be available sometime after 2pm
    while bays 6-10 will be closed through the end of the USPSA match on
    Sunday.  Please join us for some Steel Shooting on Saturday and/or
    USPSA on Sunday !!!

  • 09/02/2019 5:29 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Lou Peragallo on his recent appointment to the Board of Directors of Atlanta Conservation Club.   Lou will be serving the remainder of Daniel Hart's term. Huge thank you to Daniel for his service to Atlanta conservation club BoD!

    Nominations for two Board of Directors positions will be accepted during the OCTOBER Board meeting (14 OCT 2019), and for 14 days following that meeting (through 28 OCT 2019). Elections still are in November…

    Several state level matches will be hosted by Atlanta Conservation Club in the coming months.   Keep your eye on the calendar. For a couple of those matches the entire range is closed…

    Also, be aware that renovations to the clubhouse will be starting very soon.   Porta-pots are already in place.

    A new website for ACC is in development. The address will be the same (https://www.atlantaconservationclub.com/) and will launch as soon as it is ready.

    Eric Welsh;  SCSA & GSSF Match Director;   765-425-1164

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    Being at the club almost every day it has been a joy to talk with many of you members that enjoy our great facility. I make it a point to come over and say hi, shoot the breeze, look over some neat toys and sometimes even help with a tip or two! I encourage each of you to be empowered and also to get to know each other and make sure everyone has a chance at knowing how to handle guns properly. If you see something, then help out by meeting the member and saying something. Safety depends on us ALL! Also, do not forget our Guest Policy and Paint the Plate racks when you are done so that they endure the elements better, look great and are ready for the next member. As a best practice, pick up some paint on sale and keep it handy in your vehicle. Black Frame, white plates please.

    Thank you for being great members.

    Jim Barbour

    BOD

    1911 45 Club

    317-258-5545

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    Contact Jim Barbour to get in on the painting party for the new annex building 317-258-5545. Rollers, brushes and 7 gallons of paint matching the pole barn are ready.

    Match Supplies have been relocated to the new annex building.

    All surplus items from the clubhouse have been sold in preparation for the building renovation.

    Dalton Facility Director 317-518-2907

  • 07/31/2019 4:51 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

    Greetings members, from the ACC Clubhouse!

    At the July board meeting, the BOD approved the 2nd renovation of the ACC clubhouse since 1966. The plans for the re-model are on the bulletin board on the right immediately as you enter the building. The project includes, among other things, a new roof with the block walls being raised 30". Two transom windows on both the east and west walls and ceiling fans in the expanded main hall encompassing the current garage. A new entrance to the bathrooms (not off the kitchen), an actual HVAC system (yes air-conditioning!) a revamped office and the ability to use part of the large room as a classroom.

    We have already had our friends at Bragg Excavating correct the drainage problems around the clubhouse and down the driveway to the bays. Bays have also been re-numbered 1-10. On 7-27 & 29, Premier Storage Barns of Knightstown, built us a 12' x 24' x 14' storage barn just to the south of the upper level safe table. This will help with storage of clubhouse items during construction and extra storage of targets and the like going forward.

    We ask for your patience and understanding during the construction period. This is a MAJOR undertaking, the largest since any of us hav been members. Early membership renewals will be encouraged and we will be accepting contributions to the construction fund. As such, we will place a plaque in the completed clubhouse, recognizing the names of members at the following contribution levels:

    Silver - $500
    Gold - $1,000
    Platinum - $2,500
    Diamond - $5,000
    Club Benefactor - $10,000

    Now is the time to show strong support for ACC! If you have any questions please email us! Thanks for being members, hope to see you on the range!

    Daniel Hart - President (pryitfrommyhand@yahoo.com)
    Jim Barbour - Project Manager (barbourshots@comcast.net)
    Jeff Oakes - Project Manager (jwo483@gmail.com)

  • 05/22/2015 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings Fellow ACC Members,

    The shooting season is here and there is a lot going on at ACC this year. Make sure to check out the Club calendar for all the events. https://www.atlantaconservationclub.com/event-calendar.

    The Two New plate racks have arrived and are up and available for your shooting pleasure. (See PDF Attachment)

    Bragg Construction finished up the drainage project last week so we are good to go with our renovations when the plans are finished and voted on.

    There has been a Cart/Walking path added to the Southwest corner of the range so you can make your way from Bay 10 to bay 1. Yes we are renumbering the bays to do away with a Bay 0 sign. This area will most likely remain wet so use at your own discretion. THIS IS NOT A DRIVEWAY FOR VEHICLES!!!!

    While the drainage work was going on we had problems with the well lines and pump. That was all been taken care of and is all operational now.

    Bay floors have been treated and the berms have been treated. All the nasty trees have been removed from the berms, along with the tree line being cleaned up on the west side of the property along Leonard Road.

    Also another thing to remember is that ACC is all of ours. Lets help each other keep the range looking nice and put our trash in the dumpster, this includes shotgun hulls. Please put stands and sticks back by the South East corner of the barn when you are finished using them. Lets also remember that tires and Barrels are not allowed to be used as target stands at ACC. Believe it or not people using barrels for target stands happens a lot more than you would think. So STOP doing this!!!!

    The Range remains saturated from all the rain PLEASE stay on the gravel areas.

    See you on the Range
    Daniel Hart
    BOD President
    USPSA Match Director 


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29595 Leonard (E 88th) Rd

Atlanta, IN 46031

Mailing Address:
PO Box 25

Atlanta, IN 46031

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