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NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« on: February 18, 2010, 01:16:24 AM »
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:18:40 AM by Stimey »
"Give me an army of West Point graduates, I'll win a battle.  Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war!"  Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

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Re: NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 01:42:10 AM »

    Good job, Stimey!

    What he failed to mention in all modesty is that he is a TEXAN!

    Those of you in the program for awhile - or who at least are SGN readers - know that Fred has at times been "on" Texans pretty hard in terms of little things like marksmanship, volunteering, etc.

    Like most Texans, I believe Texans are special - and when it comes to a program like Appleseed, they should show it...

    Stimey is someone to make all Texans proud - and more should follow his example (but that's another issue :) ). We are indeed lucky to have him as SC.

    I'd like to see us Tarheels of the "Old North State" - there must be a couple of dozen out of the 37 currently on this state board - step up to show our Texan State Coordinator how much we appreciate him coming all the way up from TX to help show us how it's done! :)

    Even you "temporary residents" of the state can and are welcome to help out with this... >:D

    So, let's back him up by helping "get the word out about Appleseed" to everyone you know, canvass your friends, neighbors, relatives, etc for spots on vacant land we can use for Designated Appleseed Ranges (DARs). A DAR is currently the biggest 'bump' you can add to the AS effort, as each one means 12 more AS in a state in a year, plus opportunity for IBCs (Instructor Boot Camps) and even RBCs (Rifleman Boot Camps).

     The nice thing is, we are working right here, in NC, so we'll be able to see first-hand the results of our efforts.

     T'would be nice if we were to out-Texas Texas in the coming years! ..:..
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Re: NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 03:40:09 AM »
 ;D O0 **) ^:)^ ..:..

VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!

If we accomplish nothing else, we can say that we got The Fred to admit that Texans are WORTHY APPLESEEDERS!!!!!

Of course, as monumental as this is, I truly believe that we will astound even The Fred and the Lone Star State with the progress we Tarheels (yes, even such lowly transplants such as me) will achieve this year in increasing our visibility and numbers of newly-recharged American Patriots and actively-concerned Citizens.

And, he humbles me with his praise.  Our successes are not mine, or even his, but that of all Tarheels, Texans, Hoosiers, Okies, Volunteers, and pick-your-mascot Appleseeders from all over the country. 

Of course, I forgot to mention the most significant thing we can all do to grow our Program and further our Mission.  It's Fred's "Low-Tech Way to Promote Appleseed" and I present it to all those who read this post as a challenge.  It's a very simple method.  Everyone who reads this post (Gotcha!  Here's your Homework!) should make a list of people you intend to invite to an Appleseed event this year, with particular attention to our April 17-18 events.  Include your family, significant other, friends, neighbors, co-workers, grocers, barbers, gunsmiths, teachers, pastors, civil servants, elected officials, hunting buddies, bartenders, and anyone else you can think of with whom you interact in your daily lives.  Next, make a commitment to bring at least one of those people to each event you attend, with the goal of introducing at least one new person to Appleseed every single month.  If we can do this, how much could we achieve this year?  Well, let's run the numbers.  Let's assume just the Tarheel Red Hats and IIT's participate in this challenge.  There are around 20 of us that I personally know are active.  There are ten months and change left in this year.  If we do the minimums, that means we Tarheel instructors could reach 200 people for Appleseed this year that might not see any of our other promotional efforts.  What if we got 500 Instructors across the Nation to accept this challenge?  We'd draw an additional 5,000 Appleseed attendees!

Tarheels, let's do our part.  Take this Challenge!  Lets show the way! 

And, in the spirit of healthy competition, I'm calling out Texas, Ohio, and California!  Start the clock.  We'll go on percentages.  How many new Appleseeders can you draw by this method?  This can be an effective testbed for Fred's Theory of Low-Tech Appleseed Promotions!  State Coordinators, if you'd like your states to join in and  participate in this challenge, then I have two words for you:

BRING IT!!
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Re: NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 10:57:33 AM »
Wow! This was passed over quietly.

I say enough about Texas and Texans (and I am someone who is damn proud of where I'm from). Let's push NC to the pinacle of Appleseed.  :~ There's no reason NC shouldn't be the premiere state of Appleseed. We're the home-range state, afterall. We've got a good start, but we've got some work to do. Let's take a buddy to every Appleseed we go to, let's get some new locations going. Huzzah!
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Re: NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 11:33:38 PM »
I got three to Ramseur this weekend, and two Riflemen on their first try out of the bargain.  They're father and son and are planning to come back again and bring two of the son's buddies.  The other shooter was my 13-year-old daughter, who is planning to return to try to shoot a Rifleman score (she shot 144 and then 164 on her first two attempts).  Now I've got to continue working on some of the other folks on my list to see how many I can get out in March.   O0
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Re: NC Appleseed Instructor Meeting AAR
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 11:53:19 PM »
OK everyone, FourIze is showing the way.  This is how we can get it done.  I hope this is an inspiration for everyone to start/continue their lists of people they will invite to an Appleseed this year.  FourIze has brought three in one month, with two more coming.  If he can do that, I believe we can all bring at least one person per month.  Let's do it!
"Give me an army of West Point graduates, I'll win a battle.  Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war!"  Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.