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Offline Trainfriend

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Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« on: February 22, 2009, 08:44:54 PM »
Hello Rhode Island. Trainfriend here. I'm a native Rhode Islander, born and bred. I'm proud to be associated with this noble project and hope you see fit to join us in our goals to create Riflemen across the country. In addition to Appleseed I am a new member of the Wallum Lake R&GC.

So, fellow Rhode Islanders, please take a moment to "step up to the line", introduce yourselves and tell us your local club affiliations.

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 07:53:09 PM »
C'mon....no Rhode Islanders out there????

 I weep for our future.  :'(
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 09:41:03 PM »
How far are you from New London?

I'm on Long Island.  I can get the ferry out of Orient.

I know of no range on Long Island where it is possible and safe to hold an Appleseed.  Upstate NY is a LOOOOONG ways away.  But, New London is quick.  And I like Rhode Island.  I had a girl friend who was from Acoaxet.

I've been waiting for an AS in Keene, NH or Bratt, VT.  That is where my clan hails from and I am up there a lot.  The problem seems to be that they shoot too much.  We have a Garand League.  A 1903 League.  Hell, I started shooting the AQT at 12 in the Jr League.  Rifle club was Tuesday night.  I never saw "Happy Days."  Never, ever missed it. 

New London is close.  Throw my hat into the ring.

Money and time are tight right now but things can open up.

By the way, is that a Guiness?  That would be the milk of my mother.
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 10:27:38 PM »
There has to be a place to hold an AS in RI.  You only need 82 ft and a backstop.  You can make it happen, and heaven knows, you need an Appleseed in your area.  Start looking!

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 08:45:26 PM »

By the way, is that a Guiness?  That would be the milk of my mother.


Spider...YOU...you're good!!!  ;)

Aye lad, a Guinness it is. That was a picture of me toasting a friend who just became a citizen.

I was proud...he was proud...now we're both horrified.   :'(



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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 09:10:03 PM »
There has to be a place to hold an AS in RI.  You only need 82 ft and a backstop.  You can make it happen, and heaven knows, you need an Appleseed in your area.  Start looking!

Coly

I agree Coly. My problem right now is I'm not well established at my Gun club. I'm a brand new member (only three weeks) and not well connected with the decision makers. I'd like to bring up the issue at the next club meeting (Second Monday of the month) but I've never been to an Appleseed event so I'm unprepared to confidently answer questions. My first Appleseed is Harvard, MA on 4/18-19.

There's nothing worse than trying to sell an idea to a large group and not have most if not all of the answers.
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 09:55:23 PM »
I'll say: GOOD LUCK!!!

I spent most of my life in RI, and........... it's worse than NJ/NY/CA.

good luck.....

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 06:29:35 PM »
I'll say: GOOD LUCK!!!

I spent most of my life in RI, and........... it's worse than NJ/NY/CA.

good luck.....

WOW! Worse that NY and NJ. That hurts!

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 11:01:52 PM »
Hey, transplanted RIer here.  I'll be going to my first shoot up in Proctor, VT in May.  I'm really looking forward to it.  I've got a buddy who would have been going with me but something else came up.

Trainfriend, I'm in the same boat with regards to my club.  I'm only a probationary member.  Maybe next year we'll be able to do it there.

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 09:35:44 PM »
Hey, transplanted RIer here.  I'll be going to my first shoot up in Proctor, VT in May.  I'm really looking forward to it.  I've got a buddy who would have been going with me but something else came up.

Trainfriend, I'm in the same boat with regards to my club.  I'm only a probationary member.  Maybe next year we'll be able to do it there.

What club do you belong to Jake?
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 03:09:57 PM »
RIJake, Trainfriend... Dwarven1 here. I'm the Northeast Regional coordinator.

Once you've gotten back from Harvard, and come down from the high of learning to be a Rifleman, contact me and let's see if I can't find a day to come down and meet with your club leadership and try and get a shoot going there.

Hmmm... second Monday. Second Monday in May I'm not available, so I'll see if I can find someone else to sub in for me. Or we can try for the second Monday of June.

IvyLeague... I'm FROM NJ originally, and I have a VERY hard time believing that RI is worse.
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 03:36:04 PM »
Ross, he's going to be at Proctor, in May, not Harvard in April.

Jake, we'll see you there.
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 10:09:26 PM »
Yep, Proctor, VT

I belong to Victory Sportman's Club in Glocester.  It's a small club with only 50 members.

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2009, 02:03:10 PM »
RI here, too.

Rifleman, too.

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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2009, 09:31:34 PM »
I may be in RI next week-end, 5/16-17.  Distant relative's funeral.

So, yeah...  I have family there - in Westerly.  My brother in law is a hunter and may be into an AS.  Somehow, he ended up with my grand-father's WWII bring-back ordnance.  Maybe I can guilt him into learning how to use some of it.

TF, Willard, either you around?  Anybody else? 
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Re: Step Up To The Line Rhode Island.
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2009, 10:36:50 PM »
Hello fellow Rhode Islanders!

I'm from North Providence.  I made it up to the Bennington, VT appleseed last month... That was a good time!  I didn't make rifleman so I'm trying to figure out which one to go to next.

Cheers,

Josh