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Please welcome Cleveland, our new Southeast Regional Coordinator

Started by Maximum Ordinate, January 16, 2023, 11:05:11 AM

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Maximum Ordinate

Good morning, everyone!

After gathering wise counsel from the SouthEastern State Coordinators and a rigorous selection process, I'm excited to announce that Cleveland (Jeff Yeager) has been selected as our SouthEast Regional Coordinator!  For those of you who haven't yet met Jeff, he's an instructor's Instructor and I'm confident he'll be great in the role.

Of course, with such a welcome comes a farewell.  Ramblin' Wreck, my friend and mentor since the very day I took an orange hat, has been instrumental in the success of the SouthEast Region for 3 years as RC and many years before that.  His energy, enthusiasm, and contributions have rarely been matched in the history of the program.  Ramblin' Wreck is stepping aside to focus exclusively on Master Instructor duties.  (I suspect we'll see many more KDs on the schedule with all that spare time on his hands!   **) )

Ben, thank you for your energetic and contagious leadership and years of good counsel to the State Coordinators in your region.

Please join me in thanking both gentlemen for their leadership and service above and beyond the firing line!

May Liberty Increase!
"... the most valuable of all talents, that of never using two words where one will do."
-Thomas Jefferson

We're in the Liberty business.  Stay on Mission - Stay on Message.

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 :beer: Congrats, Cleveland!

Many thanks to Wreck for your dedication over the years and those to come as well!  O0
The difference between a novice and a master: the novice does it until they get it right. The master does it until they can't get it wrong.


Known Distance Qualified: Talladega, AL 12-3-16 - 45/50; Distinguished 49/50 - Talladega, AL 12-8-19
Instructor Boot Camp: Toccoa, GA 7-13, 8-15; Pelham, TN 2-14, 2-16; Columbiana, AL 2-15; Canton, GA 2-18, 1-19, 2-20, 2-21, 3-22, 2-23, 1-24
Shoot Boss Boot Camp and Liberty Seminar: Toccoa, GA 8-14 & Canton, GA 1-19

Pistol Instructor Boot Camp: South Huntsville, AL 5-20; Canton, GA 1-21, 2-24
Pistol Qualified: Spencer, TN 4-10-21
Charter Pistol Instructor Boot Camp: Antioch, TN 2-22 & Canton, GA 1-23


Congratulations, Cleveland!

And thanks Ramblin Wreck - I'll be checking the events for those KDs ;D.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.


Thanks Ben for your devotion to Appleseed and your guidance in the region.

Congratulations Jeff on your new roll. Thanks for grabbing a bigger bucket!

"We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." - the signers of the Declaration of Independence

Eagle Keeper

I have come here to chew gum and teach riflemen the art of shooting one hole groups and I'm all out of bubblegum.
You can't shoot perfect if you don't know what perfect looks like.


"5 minutes for this stage - that's like a week in people years!"

"Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible."
― Hyman G. Rickover

"Scoring is a function of great execution, and winning Is the result, but thinking about winning can pull your focus off of proper execution in a competition. Thinking about process is the answer."- Lanny Bassham



Cleveland - Congratulations on the new role

Ramblin - Thank you for the coordination and we look forward to your focus on the MI tasks.


Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the limits of the law" because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.  Thomas Jefferson

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.  H. L. Mencken


An Armed Society is a polite society. Heinlein.


WOW -- what great two guys!!!

Great job Ramblin Wreck -- you have been such an intregal part of this program, and have done so much for our region.

Cleveland, Congrats! it is true what MO said -- you are an instructor's instructor!  I look forward to working with you more!!


It's not about perfection -- it's about progress!!

I LOVE this stuff!

"Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again."  Ronald Reagan

Ramblin' Wreck

Congratulations Jeff, I'll see you at the IBC this weekend.  O0
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."  ― Samuel Adams

KD Requal Huntsville 11/13/22 with scoped Service Rifle 47/50
25m Requal 2/1/2020 with AR15 scored 247
25m Requal 4/17/2021 with .22 bolt gun - 237
61 KD and UKD events run/worked as of 1/18/22

You can't miss fast enough to qualify.

Without a heritage every generation starts over.

Beware an old man who still shoots iron sights.

"War is when your Government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out for yourself" - unknown


Having had the pleasure of seeing Cleveland in action, I'm confident in his ability to lead the SE Region. Thanks, Jeff for taking on this additional responsibility.
Sons of Liberty!
Defend the Constitution,
The Law of Our Land
Joshua 1:9

Tennessee Beast

In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom, God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.
John Lancaster Spalding

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, 1775

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."  George Washington 1790

"[T]o preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…"
- Richard Henry Lee, Declaration Signer

Practice every time you get a chance. - Bill Monroe

Black Knight

Congratulations, Jeff.  Thanks for stepping up.

Thank you Ben for the many tireless hours of effort to improve the pro gram and instructor abilities.
Black Knight
1st AS: Tuscaloosa, AL OCT  8-9, 2016
Applecore: Jun 6, 2017
AC/RSO: Jul 12, 2017
IBC: Pelham, TN Feb 23-24, 2019
Pistol IBC: Mar 5,2021