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Ladies only shoot in TN
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:26:56 PM »
Something just for the ladies!
Lobelville, TN  -  March 20 & 21, 2010
There is a range limit of 25.
As of 2/23/2010, there were only 16 slots open.
Come on ladies. Lets fill it up!
Let the guys be responsible for the kids for a weekend.
Guys, you would do this for your lady wouldn't you?  O0
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 11:35:03 PM »
BP

Great idea- Ladies only!!  Maybe this will be repeated in other states.

Good luck with this!

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 11:38:51 PM »
Only 14 spots available as of later evening Feb. 23, 2010
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 11:56:38 PM by SavageShootr »
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 11:40:48 PM »
Thanks for the update SS!
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 11:56:59 PM »
Keep up the good work!!   O0
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 07:38:09 PM »
I mean no disrespect, but I am wondering if you defeat some of the purpose by having male instructors.  Just a thought.

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 08:13:47 PM »
I think it is great to have another women's AS, especially with 21 women already signed up! When you set it up and promoted it, do the women know that there will be male instructors there?

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 08:01:55 PM »
The host requested that we have male instructors as well as female instructors. Currently there are three of each. To my knowledge, there is only one active female redhat in TN.
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 09:19:05 PM »
Alright sounds good. I just wanted to ask about it because I know there are some women who sign up for an all women's AS, would expect there to be only women. Thanks for getting back to me,  :)

Also with there only being one active female RH in TN, I know there would be women from other states that wouldn't mind traveling to be an instructor at one. When we had an all women's AS in Iowa last year, there wasn't a single female instructor in Iowa so female instructors came from all different states, WI, MN, OH, MO even NY instructors came out for it, so what I am getting at is if female instructors are needed for lets say future events, we are out here! Good luck and have fun!!!  ;D

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 09:39:06 PM »
Hey Big Papa, maybe y'all can be the "man servants" like in IA.  **)   **)

Seriously, I'm sure Big Papa will make sure the female instructors are forefront and leading the instruction.  I also gotta believe he tried everything he could to get the range to go along with it.  We've all had to work at a range where you have to just shrug your shoulders and say "Ok".

Improvise, adapt and overcome.  Big Papa will pull it off with style  O0

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 10:05:59 PM »
It's all looking good!
The range is in the field behind the home of the host and hostess. We've had two other regular shoots there before and another one scheduled in April. I recruited Dinky and Nurse Ratchett to come down, so we will have 3 female instructors and maybe one more female IIT (I'm working on it!) I know the host never expected all women instructors, and I don't expect any issues from anyone else. Most of the shooters are local and recruited by the hostess. It's an interesting and neat community. We stop shooting on Sunday for 2 fifteen minute periods while the Mennonite Church (just down the road) is assembling and dismissing. Maybe a first for Appleseed?

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2010, 11:02:08 AM »
I mean no disrespect, but I am wondering if you defeat some of the purpose by having male instructors.  Just a thought.



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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010, 12:31:02 PM »
And I thought I had burned all those pictures! ;D
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010, 10:38:08 PM »
I think it is good for there to be men at an All women's AS. I am looking forward to hearing about how it goes for you all!

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 10:59:20 PM »
And I thought I had burned all those pictures! ;D

C'mon, you know if you wore THAT dress, there would be no respiratory pause!
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2010, 11:02:48 PM »
Trisha, I'm from Jersey and even I know it's pronounced y'all! 

I'm just pulling legs tonight.  I was set back on opening a new range, but 'I ain't dead yet!'

I think it is good for there to be men at an All women's AS. I am looking forward to hearing about how it goes for you all!
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2010, 11:20:41 PM »
Trisha, I'm from Jersey and even I know it's pronounced y'all! 

I'm just pulling legs tonight.  I was set back on opening a new range, but 'I ain't dead yet!'

I think it is good for there to be men at an All women's AS. I am looking forward to hearing about how it goes for you all!

Actually, at least in MN and WI.... It is 'you all'...   #)
Good luck down there Big Pappa!(I don't necessarily need to see 'the pics'... :o)
And whatever you do, don't let EEL down there!  I've heard what he does to ladies at Appleseeds. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 01:10:38 AM »

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Actually, at least in MN and WI.... It is 'you all'...
Why use two words when you can use one and a half. >:D

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 01:40:05 AM »
booyah. ~~:)
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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2010, 09:12:02 AM »
   My name is Sarah Stewart. My husband, Bubba, and I are the hosts for the Ladies Only Appleseed coming up this weekend. We are proud to be a part of the Appleseed team. We are both newly signed IIT's.
   After having attended our first Appleseed in Puryear last summer, we hosted two shortly after that. Being moved by the interest we recieved and some special needs that were expressed, we asked Big Pappa about a ladies class. This was for the express purpose of having opportunity we felt we wouldn't get otherwise with some mothers and daughters. In fact, it sort of grew into a campaign the more we talked about it. (You all know how that goes!) So we ended up with a safety course for ladies only as a primer called Personal Safety for the Rest of Us with a gentleman out of Mphs, TN. The core of his program was mental training: not looking like a victim, situational awareness, having a plan, etc. It was a great success as we served 45 women from our community. They were thrilled with the information, and walked away not only dramaticly safer but better mothers, and literally better citizens b/c, as we all know better prepared individuals makes for a safer and more wholesome place for all of us to live.
   We have had great appreciation from the ladies so far and we haven't even had their Appleseed yet, so we are all looking so forward to this weekend and we cannot thank Appleseed enough for their generosity and cooperation in allowing us to put on this special event.
   Big Pappa and Big Mama, you know how we feel about you.   
Thankful to be alive and grateful for our family, Sarah Stewart
   

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2010, 02:12:13 PM »
   So we ended up with a safety course for ladies only as a primer called Personal Safety for the Rest of Us with a gentleman out of Mphs, TN. The core of his program was mental training: not looking like a victim, situational awareness, having a plan, etc. It was a great success as we served 45 women from our community. They were thrilled with the information, and walked away not only dramaticly safer but better mothers, and literally better citizens b/c, as we all know better prepared individuals makes for a safer and more wholesome place for all of us to live.
Congrats to you for waking up other folks- there are way too many that live & love (to their detriment) Condition White.

 
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  We have had great appreciation from the ladies so far and we haven't even had their Appleseed yet, so we are all looking so forward to this weekend and we cannot thank Appleseed enough for their generosity and cooperation in allowing us to put on this special event.   
Hope it all went well for you.

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2010, 11:08:50 PM »
My name is Janet. My daughter, sister and I attended the Ladies only shoot in Lobleville, TN March 20 & 21st.

It was great! Thanks Sarah & Bubba for all you did to host this event. And thank you Big Mama, Big Papa & Jeremy, Ratchett & Dinky for all your terrific instruction. I learned so much. I am much more confident and careful with a gun. Learned lots of history along the way.

I think I may be hooked....I'm trying to figure out how to get to the next Appleseed....and looking at gun accessories.

God Bless,
JanetA

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2010, 11:31:19 PM »
Howdy,
I had sooo mutch fun at the Ladies Only Appleseed Shoot. I also learned alot. the first day was great! the second day the weather wasn't so great. $$-0 it was really muddy but i still had fun. i ended up getting a new nickname too! "Mudd puppy"!  :P and so did "Big Pappa" his was "Mudd Pappa" :) Thank you so mutch Appleseed!!!
 
  RachelA age 12   :~

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Re: Ladies only shoot in TN
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2010, 11:41:23 PM »
Rachel - That's one of those names you have to earn!  You earned it!  You were great! I could tell your respiratory pause was right because I could see your breath!
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