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11/04/2019 3:40 PM | Michael Conroy (Administrator)

ACC Board of Directors Election

The annual Board of Director Election will take place Monday November 11 at 7pm in the Clubhouse. There are two openings on the board. The terms of both Jim Barbour and Lou Peragallo expire at the end of the year. Lou is eligible to run for reelectionThis is your chance to select your voice on the board.

There are three candidates for the open two positions. They are Jeff DetrickLou Peragallo and Katie Riley. Their nominee statements are included at the bottom of the newsletter.

Chance to win a GLOCK at the board meeting!

Thanks to the GLOCK Sports Shooting Foundation match held at the Club in October, there will be a drawing only for those in attendance for a GLOCK Certificate. Tickets will be $20 each. So you not only get a chance to select who is on the board, you will also have a chance to win a GLOCK pistol.

Ammunition Warning!  Geco

A new danger to our club’s steel targets has emerged in the last couple of months: steel core pistol ammo. “Geco” is the headstamp I have been seeing, but likely there are others. While perfectly safe for use on paper and cardboard targets, any steel contained in the bullet when it hits a steel target will leave a crater* in the target. Even more concerning is the possibility that the “steel core” part of the bullet may bounce straight back at you, instead of splattering on the target like lead does.

Again, this is pistol ammo (Steel core rifle ammo is more common).   

It may not be advertised as steel core. Find a good magnet and check the tips of all your pistol ammo. 

Label any you should happen to find as “CARDBOARD ONLY”. Like a tornado; rare, but hazardous.

Lastly, at ACC, no rifle shots at steel targets are allowed, even at your steel. No shotgun slugs at steel.

Steel targets are safe, but only if used correctly. Kind of like guns.

*Craters in steel targets make the targets far more hazardous to use, as the normal lead bullets will no longer splatter safely left/right/up/down, as they do on a good flat steel target; but instead will make tiny U-turns in each of the craters, and will ricochet back at you.

Thank you

Eric Welsh

ACC President and Secretary




Membership Renewals

For those who have renewed you membership of 2020, we thank you.

If you’ve not renewed your membership yet, you should have received a renewal reminder on Nov. 1 via email.  You will receive another on Dec. 1.  Memberships expire at the end of the year.

The email will include a link to the club website where you can pay your dues by credit card. You can also go to your profile page (located at icon at the upper right of the screen). You can also print a membership card or save it to your phone.  

If you've not logged in to the new site, you can use your email address to log in to your member profile:


If this is your first time logging in, please use the following link to reset your password:

Click here to Reset Password

An email will be sent to you to reset your password.

Once you've logged in, you will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions. Then, you can go into your profile and update and verify your contact information.

We encourage you to renew early.  Beat the holiday rush!

Click here renew your membership

Follow suggested actions on your profile screen.

Club Donations

Several members have inquired about making a donation to the club in addition to their membership dues. Some because they aren’t able to pitch in during work parties or just to offer additional support of our first-class facility and the great programs we offer.

We have set up a page on the Club Website to make it easy.  Just follow this link.


Thank you for your generosity!

Plate Rack Notes

I have repaired the plate racks. If you find a broken bolt, or the pull lever acting up, either fix it or tell somebody (you can always use the “Contact Us” link on the Website).

We have someone who continues to shoot at the guard plate that sits in front of the tire on the older plate racks. I hope they are not missing the plates that bad?

Anyways, please keep cans of Black and White spray-paint with you so you can paint up the racks when you are finished. As sportsmen, we want to keep them lasting a long time. 

Jim Barbour

BOD Nominee Statements

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

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

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


29595 Leonard (E 88th) Rd

Atlanta, IN 46031

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PO Box 25

Atlanta, IN . 46031

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