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Offline Fred

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Restarting North Carolina!
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:21:03 PM »

   We have a good pool of instructors in this state.

   All we need do is get our NC crew back in the game (some were never out, of course) to rev up the Appleseed engine in NC.

   I'm gonna suggest an Advanced Instructor Boot Camp at the Home Range, one weekend in May or June.

   We'll have lots of daylight, so we should have time to also (something not usually done at IBCs) do some long range shooting/qualification.

    Now, time to figure who'd be on-board for this.

     Shall we start with next month? I can do 7/8 or 14/15 - the next two weekends in May are RBC.

     Or if it's June, I can do any weekend but the last weekend of the month.

     These "tell us when you can be there" things can quickly turn into goat-ropes, so let's see if we can settle on a date quickly.

     Who can make it if we pick the weekend of May 7/8?

     You can find out more about Fred's AIBCs by searching out AIBC AAR using the search function. This link might work for you: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=search2

     Generally, reviews of particpants have been favorable. There is no charge for the AIBC. Any instructor at any level is encouraged to attend.

     So, post here if you can't come - and if you can't then post EVERY weekend mentioned above as possibilities for May and June you could come, in hopes we can find a "good" weekend for all.

    BTW, the new cabins at the range should be ready for use, so you can stay indoors for free! (Bring an air mattress!)

    Let's get NC back up and running, big time!
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 05:36:29 PM »
Many of our Instructors will be at the CMP Matches in Butner, NC on May 7th.

All other dates are acceptable to me.

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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 11:25:46 AM »
I will also most likely be at Butner.  Will make it a point to free my schedule as best I can for any other dates.
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 02:33:21 PM »
Will you be allowing folks from surrounding states to attend as well?  I would hope many would be interested as Ramseur ain't that far from GA, TN, VA, and KY.  Or at least not far from parts of them.

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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 08:52:41 PM »
Some of us, including myself, will be gone the following weekend of May for EIC competition at Butner.
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 03:11:33 PM »
Will you be allowing folks from surrounding states to attend as well?  I would hope many would be interested as Ramseur ain't that far from GA, TN, VA, and KY.  Or at least not far from parts of them.

   Absolutely; I hope everyone on this thread will help "get the word out" - these events are far more than "Fred's yakking" - see the comments made on the AARs on these to date...
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 03:36:20 PM »
I would very much like to attend, but will be at Butner on the 7th/8th and the 14th/15th.
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 04:51:38 PM »
I forgot to mention, the state service rifle championship is June 26th/27th @ Butner. 
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 09:09:51 AM »

  To everyone on this thread:

  We are always in this program facing a choice, and a temptation.

  The question, and the choice, is "What is more important to us - Appleseed - or continuing on a path to increasing our personal shooting skills?"

   The temptation is the latter.

    However, Appleseed is not about improving personal skills beyond the Rifleman standard; it's about saving a country.

    The choice is there.

    Which is more important, saving our corner of the nation - or participating in shooting competitions?

   Which takes first place in our list of priorities, and which takes second?

    As volunteers in this program, it's up to each of us to make that decision.

    Let's shoot for the June 12/13, just to see how many can make it that weekend.
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 09:14:40 AM »
Fred, is that not an Appleseed weekend?
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 09:19:28 PM »

    No sir, it is not.

    An Appleseed weekend is where you are teaching history and heritage to your fellow Americans.

    Whether you personally can shoot 1 MOA or three makes little difference to the sinking ship - grabbing a bucket and bailing is what (we hope!) will save the ship.

    Which is why the AIBC. Many in this program have heard myself or other "oldies" in the program say "Once you shoot 4 MOA, once you meet the rifleman standard, it's time to get up off the mat and outta the deck chair, and start teaching others how to shoot to that standard - and in the process, teach them about a history and heritage that, once they know about it, once they hear it, some of them will likely not like to see it disappear."

     Or "Appleseed is not about shooting better; Appleseed is about teaching others what they don't know about their country's origin which they should know."

    A century from now, no one will care how well you shoot. But they may care a lot that you and other caring Americans banded together - and saved a country - at least, for another couple of generations.

    At an AIBC you learn all about that, along with a zillion other things.... :)

    BTW, thanks for asking! O0
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 09:53:38 PM »
Hi Fred, I was asking if you meant to schedule the AIBC the same weekend that we have an AS scheduled.... The weekend of June 12
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2011, 10:21:25 PM »

   Either we move that date or we push off "getting NC reenergized" into July or August.

   Between shooting matches and AS events there doesn't seem to be many weekends open.

    Of course, we could put off saving the county until next year - right? :'(

    "My county - right or wrong! - but definitely, LAST in line!"

    No insult intended to anyone on this thread - only so many things "come first" before revving AS back up in NC, maybe we should just wait until next year...
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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 07:13:00 PM »
I have a family obligation those days (June 12/13 Sunday and Monday respectively) so I can't make the 12/13 (or any part of that week).  I'm interested and will keep watching the thread in case it drifts.  The following weekend is also full from a family commitment perspective.

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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 10:08:51 PM »
I just checked the Instructor schedule and there is an AIBC scheduled for July 16-17 in Ramseur. I can make this date.

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Re: Restarting North Carolina!
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011, 07:40:40 PM »
AIBC Schedule Revision:

Sorry, it looks like Fred has a conflict for July 16-17 so that date is cancelled.

We will be looking for another opening in his schedule.