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Instructors Needed! Shortages and volunteers report here
« on: September 04, 2010, 08:13:03 AM »
Folks, we have a few events coming up that could use your help.  If you have shot 210+ or greater, and attended at least two Appleseed events, now is the time to give back to the program that helped you achieve your current level of marksmanship proficiency.  

While the Florida cadre of instructors has been very dedicated to our cause, we are fast approaching a time where there will be more events than our small team can handle.  I urge you to step up and don the Orange Hat.  You will find your time spent with Project Appleseed to be some of the most gratifying possible, and an opportunity to meet many fellow patriotic Americans.

Some of the events coming up, which desperately need your assistance:

Hernando Sept. 18th (one-day event)
Pensacola, October 2,3
Ft. Lauderdale October 2,3
Bunnell, Nov. 6,7th


Please, please, help us staff these events.  The last thing I want to do is tell our fellow Americans "Sorry, there just aren't enough people willing to teach YOU how to shoot".  

The motto of Project Appleseed, and the reason for our tremendous growth, is "Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow".  If you found your time at an Appleseed to be worth while; if you learned just one thing from our volunteer instructors, please consider giving back to this fine organization.  

We cannot succeed in our mission without YOUR help!

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 12:48:36 PM by marrandy »
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 11:46:24 AM »
Hernando Sept. 18th (one-day event)   -   Maybe, if you need me.

Pensacola, October 2,3   -  No, other event going on

Ft. Lauderdale October 2,3   -   Ditto as above

Bunnell, Nov. 6,7th  -  Pretty far but could make it if no one else steps up.

Regards...Martin
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 01:43:56 PM »
'SKS has offered to run the Hernando one-day in September and I will take the October single day event there. Clinnon has offered to help with promo and instructing in Ft Lauderdale, but likely need another IIT or two for that one.

We also need to PROMOTE these dates, so anyone who can do some BOTG, or Emailing to raise interest for these events, please step forward and be heard!

panhead has agreed to sponsor us at Hernando for September and he's working on clearing his schedule for November as well - way to go sir!

Many thanks for letting us know what you can do marrandy - now who else knows well what they are about?  :sos: :sos:
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 02:24:29 PM »
Just in from SavageShootr! (the tireless individual who keeps the schedule up to date, and by tireless and just in, I mean she's working on Labor day weekend to do it)

More events in need of staffing and these are tough - Pensacola! Time for car pooling.  :sos: :sos:

October 2-3, 2010   NEW
December 4-5, 2010   NEW

Who's in?

Has anybody seen this page for the Project 1000? Look at Florida! http://www.appleseedinfo.org/Project1000/

Thanks to ItsaSKS, we are at 0, meaning he has acquired the needed number of events for Florida to hold up her end of the program. Now, we the instructors needs to step up and man these events pronto and also get them promoted, so we don't look silly standing  around all by ourselves!

No need to sit on our laurels either, just because we have made "0", we can always take up the slack of some of the struggling states by adding more. More events, means more shooters, means more instructors, means more awakend Americans - the reason we are all here.  ..:.. ..:.. ..:..

Now I know some of us are in pretty strung-out shape, but we gotta stay frosty - we can't afford to let one of these events git canceled.

And, I know we have a lot of IITs that have been busy elsewhere, taking care of kith and kin, but now's the time to step up - we're close to the finish line and no time to let up! Please step up and make one of these fine events your own. The last elections here in Pinellas stand as cold, hard, proof that Americans are not worthy of Liberty (keep re-electing same old people). We need to educate them on the finer points of the cost of Liberty. Who better to do that that the people who know the story - who know the cost all too well - volunteers in Appleseeds!  O0

Please don't make me call and beg - I hate groveling and you hate hearing it.  :'(


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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 02:38:42 PM »
I can help in Ft lauderdale on Oct 3rd, but not on the second as I have to cover some ones shift at work.  If thats ok, I'll be there. Otherwise, I'll just come and shoot.  :--- :--- O0
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 02:51:39 PM »
H,
U R in my friend. Many thanks! Please to inform instructor scheduling.
Thanks agin,
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 10:10:12 PM »
Update.

Hernando Sept. 18th (one-day event)   -   Yes, if you need me.  I'll sweet talk the misses.  At least its not Two days.

Pensacola, October 2,3   -  No, other event going on

Ft. Lauderdale October 2,3   -   No, other event going on

Pensacola October 2-3, 2010   No, other event going on

Pensacola December 4-5, 2010   -   If no one else stands up, then yes.  Long way though.

Bunnell, Nov. 6,7th  -  Not as far as Pensacola.  But if no one else stands up, then yes.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 11:41:14 AM »
ItsanSKS! Emergency sir! Emergency! Yikes!

Florida has only two active IITs left (3 counting Ms. Clinnon as she is promoting and serving at Pop's October 2/3)!  :sos: :sos: :sos: :sos:

All of them sharp looking orange hats handed out and only three to show for it here. We're gonna have to answer to Fred for this for sure.  &)

Well, we can't let this slow us down - we've got three and we'll git more - full steam ahead! Damn the torpedoes!  :--- :--- :--- :---

I just looked Pop's gun club up - I will have to take Alligator Alley to git there and won't even be going diving! It's just over 4 hours for me and 5 for Clinnon - anybody want a ride? Foolish to take any more vehicles than needed for this trip.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 12:32:53 PM »
I'm trying to see what my work schedule will allow for before committing to either Ft L or Pensacola.  I will be at one or the other.  I'll go ahead and reg for Hernando too.   Will see if my brother can step up for that event.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 01:20:36 PM »
I can feel some momentum here!  O0
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 04:01:06 PM »
Clinnon called me this afternoon. I can run down with her to Pops. That should help some.

Douglas
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 04:48:10 PM »
Huzaah! That makes we three for that one!

Heck, one more and I can take my usual "administrative posture", working little more than my finger (for pointing out tasks needing completion) to an able crew. The note taking alone is a lot of work you know.  ^-^

Just wait'll ya'll make SB - the pressure and stress of it - seeing that everyone has enough work to keep them occupied and all - it's tough!  :cool2:

Seriously, it's a long drive and I mush appreciate the effort. We'll take some "ordinary" Americans and see if we cain't make 'um even better!

Pop's looks like a great venue - see ya'll soon.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 09:46:59 AM »
Huzaah! That makes we three for that one!

Heck, one more and I can take my usual "administrative posture", working little more than my finger (for pointing out tasks needing completion) to an able crew. The note taking alone is a lot of work you know.  ^-^

Just wait'll ya'll make SB - the pressure and stress of it - seeing that everyone has enough work to keep them occupied and all - it's tough!  :cool2:

Seriously, it's a long drive and I mush appreciate the effort. We'll take some "ordinary" Americans and see if we cain't make 'um even better!

Pop's looks like a great venue - see ya'll soon.


Hmm, if we get enough at pops, perhaps we can rotate some range time in for the instructers to do an AQT or two........hint hint, nudge nudge.  :--- :--- :cool2:
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 09:53:15 AM »

Hmm, if we get enough at pops, perhaps we can rotate some range time in for the instructers to do an AQT or two........hint hint, nudge nudge.  :--- :--- :cool2:


Always a good idea, even if its just  10-20  rounds.
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2010, 12:02:08 PM »
I'm all for that, but understand that safety is job #1 and marksmanship ed is job #2. That leaves precious little room for us. The cobbler's kids go without shoes you know. :)

I have instructed and run more shoots than I can recall, but I can recall how many times I got shoot myself - three. One was some sighters on a 1" square and 5 rounds for educational purposes only was the second . The third was an AQT and some KD when there were less KD shooters than targets.

In the second and third cases, I was afforded an SBIT that was running the event so well, that I was but a "fifth wheel". Instructor to student ratio is what determines the possibility - that and the experience level of staffing. The ed process is not limited to the attendees - it involves we the instructors as well. Time spent shooting is time lost in learning our craft.

Sacrifice is one of the aspects of instructing and shooting in general is one such sacrifice. It's a fair trade IMHO. We'll see how it goes - ya never know. It is important that we stay sharp, but the most effective way to do that for all concerned is dry-fire.

Some time back, instructors shooting at an event was impossible owing to the ratio - lots of shooters and few instructors. Of late, the lines are so spares that we end up with a high, instructor to student ratio and that is not a good thing. We are failing to get the word out sufficiently to maximize the benefits of our sacrifice.

Might be time to work up another KDC, cuase that's for instructors only and it offers a lot more than a few rounds down range during an event at 25M - a KDC is the real deal and offers indispensable info and skills.

Look forward to seeing you guys soon,
PH



 
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2010, 12:29:03 PM »
you've shot yourself three times?   ++)
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2010, 01:31:14 PM »
What, is that BGH? (big guy humor).  ..:..

You know it's unlikely that anyone would shoot themselves with a rifle!  :cool2:
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 01:42:06 PM »
given my sense of humor, it's much more likely that someone will do that for me!  O0
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 02:32:36 PM »
I kinda doubt that. SBs are too hard to come by, and Lord knows my sense of humor is not always well received.  :-[
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 02:19:38 PM »
I'm all for that, but understand that safety is job #1 and marksmanship ed is job #2. That leaves precious little room for us. The cobbler's kids go without shoes you know. :)



I think we mostly understand the push to get as many people through as possible.  Getting the numbers up at the events would help significantly.  Have you checked the  'occupancy rate'  for Florida Events this year ?

I quickly crunched some numbers.

Average total occupancy 52.57%   -   occupancy (best ave. 93.48% (Starke), Worst ave. 25.75% (Myakka).  Single event best 98.2% St. Augustine  Worst 5.7% Gainesville.

My aim, with the agreement of my wife,  was to shoot/Appleseed a maximum 12 times per year.  aka Once per month.  I also want to shoot 100 yards through 1,000 yards 3-4 times per year.  If that doesn't happen at an Appleseed event, then those 3-4 shoots will subtract leaving only 8-9 Appleseeds.  Unfortunately, that's the way it is.  We all allocate time as we see fit that meets our individual needs

YMMV.
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2010, 04:52:13 PM »
I'll do Myakka sept.24-25.
Ft.Luaderdaleoct.2-3 in hopes to help Wiley Travel to Pensicola thats too far for me.Approx. eight hour drive!
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 05:48:12 PM »
marrandy,
I fully understand and greatly appreciate your efforts. Not sure what Pop's has, but not likely long range. We will have a KDC here before too long and of course the IBC will involved full distance.

Sly,
Sounds good to me - does TF know the plan? We need somebody to do that darn Pensacola. He is the NFG isn't he.  >:D Many thanks for you help sir - please to give my best to mama.


Hey, looks like we have seven people still active in Fl program, judging by replies here to 'SKS's post. Let's crunch those numbers. Let's see, Fred sent me 50 orange hats and I have maybe 5 left. Hmmmm..............  !@#)
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 05:59:23 PM »
I may be able to SB the Pensacola shoot.  I'm still trying to finalize my schedule around that time.
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2010, 06:15:49 PM »
pm sent to LadyZipper for Pensacola!  O0
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2010, 09:33:04 PM »
How are we looking for the Hernando one day on the 12th? I can make that one if needed.

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 11:12:04 PM »
marrandy,
I fully understand and greatly appreciate your efforts. Not sure what Pop's has, but not likely long range. We will have a KDC here before too long and of course the IBC will involved full distance.

Pop's only has 100 yards available.
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2010, 01:00:32 AM »
Bon pour vous voir Danielle!

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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2010, 01:52:44 PM »
Douglas,
I know 'SKS is SB - who's helping him out? I wish that I could pop up - even just to shoot some, but have RO duty at my range.
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