Wednesday, December 16, 2009

President's Message

At the December meeting, the annual election of officers was held as required. Oatmeal Graham, Shawn Murphy, and Kerry Jorgensen were retained as directors. Judy Pearson chose to not run for director but is willing to continue as assistant secretary as authorized in the by-laws. The board decided to retain the position and David Lazorik was elected to fill it. At the January meeting, the board will select the officers for the coming year.
Collin Hudson, a young man from Selah who is working to become an Eagle Scout, has taken on a pheasant habitat improvement project at the shooting park. He will be installing a drip irrigation system in the draw below the pond where he will also plant shrubs and berries pheasant need for food and cover, but only after topsoil is brought in. Work will begin in earnest in the spring.
I'm working with Larry Morris, the owner of the company who mined the shot at the park, to consign a ton of shot to us. It will be cleaned, graphited, and packaged in 25 pound bags. Sizes will be 7-1/2, 8, and 9. Larry assures me their shot is sized accurately, but what I don't know at this time is the price because we don't know the cost of transporting it from Lincoln City, Oregon, to the park. I can tell you this: It will be significantly less than the price I recently saw at a discount store here in Yakima.
Jim Pearson, president, SVSP