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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING & ELECTION CANCELLED

Members,
During the Executive Board Of Director’s (EBOD’s) meeting held October 29, 2020 the feasibility of conducting our November Board Of Director’s meeting was discussed and a strategy on how the clubhouse could be arranged to accommodate the meeting and still stay in compliance with the current state and local COVID-19 restrictions was developed.  At that time, we were encouraged that a meeting could be conducted and that we could resume doing normal Board business.  However, with the latest increase in COVID cases, state and county wide, convening as a full Board Of Director’s meeting once again is not prudent.  Therefore, the meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 is cancelled.
When the COVID Pandemic broke during March 2020, we held our scheduled BOD’s meeting on March 12, 2020.  During that meeting the uncertainty of what COVID restrictions were going to require the Board to do and the likelihood of conducting future BOD’s meetings was discussed.  It was concluded and agreed upon by all Directors that future BOD’s meetings would be determined by the EBODs prior to each scheduled BOD’s meeting date, if COVID-19 limitations and restrictions would allow meeting.  Since then and over the last eight months, BOD’s meetings have been cancelled due to indoor meeting group size limitations.  However, as agreed upon during the March BOD’s meeting (Minutes attached below), the EBODs have been conducting business through email correspondence when practical and EBOD’s meetings.  Minutes of the October 29, 2020 EBOD’s meeting are also attached below.
Finally, we have to address the difficulty of holding the Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Board members and Officers in December.  The Board and the EBOD’s have a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of the Club and its members, and that includes the health and safety of everyone.  Without belaboring the Governor’s orders and our own COVID policy, having a membership meeting and election is impossible in the current pandemic environment.  However, the Board and EBODs must continue to function so the Club can continue to operate and its members enjoy our facility.  Accordingly, after much discussion and careful consideration of the issues facing us, the EBODs have unanimously voted to cancel the Annual Meeting and the Election, and to extend the term of all Directors, Officers, and EBOD Officers for an additional year.  We will return to the normal Annual Meeting and Election process in December of 2021.  Should any Board Member not wish to remain on the Board for another year for any reason whatsoever, regardless of their designated term, their resignation will be respectfully accepted without question.  The EBODs did not come to this decision lightly, but of necessity.
Respectfully,
Dave Zehrbach
President, WCFW

Updated ‘Safer at Home’ COVID-19 Policy

WCFW Updated COVID-19 Policy, valid through November 30, 2020.
 
After careful review of Governor Polis’ Executive Order D 2020 235 dated October 30, 2020, Establishing Directives for the COVID-19 Dial Framework, Executive Order D 2020 245 dated November 9, 2020, Ordering Individuals in Colorado to Wear Non-Medical Face Coverings, and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Public Health Order 20-36 dated November 2, 2020, COVID-19 Dial, the Executive Board of Directors have established the following general guidelines for WCFW/High Plains Shooting Range COVID-19 policy for all members and guests and are to be utilized for all scheduled calendar events:
1)  All persons utilizing range facilities are recommended to use a non-medical cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth when sharing a range berm or field with other members or while participating in a group event interacting with other members or competitors.  Non-medical face coverings are required when indoors utilizing the range pistol classroom and the clubhouse.
2)  Limit social interaction to the greatest extent possible except as required to conduct Necessary Activities, such as Range Officer duties.
3)  Prohibit group gatherings of more than (25) persons outdoors and no more than (10) persons indoors, practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet between participants.  Groups shall not mix with other groups.  When multiple ranges, berms or fields are in use for an event no more than (25) persons can be on each range, berm or field at one time, and when movement between ranges, berm, or fields is required those groups must not interact with other groups and must maintain social distancing at all times.
4)  Ensure closure of unnecessary common areas, cleaning protocols, and mandatory social distancing requirements are followed at all times.
5)  Group practice sessions are permitted provided the group does not exceed (25) participants per range, berm, or field.  Individual members, and the group, must comply with Social Distancing Requirements (face coverings, 6 feet separation, and avoid contact among participants) at all times.  No mingling of groups among adjacent ranges, berms, or fields.
6)  The clubhouse and pistol classroom will open for scheduled events only.  It is encouraged to minimize their use to preclude an additional sanitization requirement with limited staff personnel.  Strict Social Distancing is required.  Meetings or other scheduled events are authorized, however the (10) persons indoors limit applies.  The CDPH&E Social Distancing Space Calculator may be used to modify indoor occupancy limitations, if warranted, and approved by the Executive Board of Directors.
7)  All portable toilet facilities will open immediately to support increased membership and group activity.
8)  Group events, matches, and meetings that are scheduled on the WCFW website calendar are the only activities authorized by the EBOD’s.  Changes or modification to events must be requested to the EBOD’s.
9)  Responsibility for total compliance of all COVID-19 policy requirements and guidelines rests with Discipline Directors, Match Directors, and event coordinators.  Participant registration records must be maintained for one year in the event contact tracing/notification becomes necessary.  Additionally, it must be stressed during pre-event meetings/correspondence that it is each participants responsibility to notify the Discipline Director, Match Director, or event coordinator if they become ill and test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of participating in the event.  Should such a notification take place all participants and the Weld County Fish & Wildlife Executive Board Of Directors will be notified immediately.
10)  Non compliance of these amended requirements and guidelines will result in event termination and or range closure.

Monthly Steel Challenge match on November 7, 2020

THE FOLLOWING  WCFW COVID-19 POLICY WILL APPLY DURING THE MATCH:
1)  ALL PERSONS UTILIZING RANGE FACILITIES ARE RECOMMENDED TO WEAR A NON-MEDICAL CLOTH FACE COVERING THAT COVERS THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN SHARING A RANGE BERM OR WHEN INTERACTING WITH OTHER PERSONS OR COMPETITORS.  A NON-MEDICAL FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN WHEN INSIDE THE PISTOL CLASSROOM.  YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN FACE COVERING.
2)  LIMIT SOCIAL INTERACTION TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE EXCEPT AS REQUIRED TO CONDUCT NECESSARY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RANGE OFFICER DUTIES.  NO CONGREGATING IN THE PAVILLION OR PARKING LOT BEFORE OR AFTER THE MATCH.
3)  ONLY ONE SQUAD CAN BE ON EACH RANGE BERM AT ONE TIME.  WHEN SQUAD MOVEMENT BETWEEN RANGE BERMS IS REQUIRED THAT SQUAD MUST NOT INTERACT WITH OTHER SQUADS.  SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 FEET SEPARATION) MUST BE MAINTAINED AMONG THE SQUAD AND BETWEEN SQUADS AT ALL TIMES.
The High Plains’ Shooting Range has an electric front gate which will open by pushing the red button from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for those participating in Saturdays scheduled match event.  It will be deactivated after 10:30 AM for range security.  Please arrive during these times if you wish to shoot in the match.
A maximum of 80 competitors (8 squads of 10 on 8 stages) or 12 guns per squad will be allowed to register through PractiScore.  No walk-up registrations or changes at the match.  There is a two gun limit (Any combination of a Rimfire pistol, Rimfire rifle, Centerfire pistol, or PCC).  The match fee is $15 for WCFW members and $20 for non-members and $5 more for a second gun.  There is also a $5 discount for ECO BOD members and competitors who arrive to help setup between 7:00 to 7:30 AM.  Please bring the exact amount of cash or a check to minimize money exchange.  If you are a non-member submission of a WCFW waiver form will be required.  We will provide the form.  The following match administrative information applies:
Match Director:  Pat Miller
Range Master:  Rick Hoover
Stats Officer:  John & Pam Burkholder
Stage setup starts at 7:00 AM.
Match check in starts at 8:00 AM in the pistol classroom (One competitor in the room at a time and please wear a face covering).
New Shooters Class also starts at 8:00 AM at the pistol pavilion.  Check in at 7:45 AM.
Shooters Meeting 8:45 AM at the pistol pavilion.  Please practice 6 feet Social Distancing.
Shooting starts at 9:00 AM.
Range/berm assignments and final squad assignments will be provided at check in.  Squad rotation instructions will be provided at the Shooters Meeting.  Each squad will self RO and score.  Stage boxes will be provided at each berm and will stay on that berm.  Scoring devices will be assigned to each squad and will rotate with the squad.  Minimize RO and scoring duties to 2 or 3 competitors.  Squad members should wear gloves at all times unless shooting, performing RO duties, or scoring.  DQ protocol; using the stage box radio contact the MD or RM immediately if a DQ situation occurs.  Once your squad has completed shooting your final stage, and when given the word to do so, each squad will tear down that stage and prepare the props for pick up.
If you are a new shooter to USPSA/SCSA email me so I can plan accordingly for the New Shooters class.
The following safety information applies:
1)  WCPS runs a cold range.  Firearms must be unloaded when not in use.  This is defined as, no magazine or ammunition loaded in the firearm with the slide forward or cylinder closed and hammer down.  Rimfire rifle & PCC must have an empty chamber indicator inserted.  The only time you may load or make your firearm “HOT” is under the direction of a range officer (RO).  “Concealed Carry” is not authorized while participating in the match.  Range #8 is our designated unload and load area.  Please ensure your firearm is unloaded before checking in for the match.
2)  Firearms can only be uncased, handled or cased in the safety areas or for rimfire and PCC under the direction of an RO at the table next to the stage starting box.  Safety areas are located between North berms 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 and South berms 2 & 3 and 3 & 4.  All other times your firearm must remain holstered or cased.  Only one competitor is allowed in the safety area at a time.  No sharing and maintain Social Distancing of 6 feet separation.  YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED SAFETY AREA!
3)  No ammunition or loaded magazines can be handled in the safety area.
4)  All safety rules defined within the USPSA/SCSA rule book will be strictly enforced.
You can register for the match at this link:

Weld County Practical Shooters Monthly Steel Challenge Match, October 3, 2020

Weld County Practical Shooters will be hosting our monthly Steel Challenge match on October 3, 2020 at the Weld County Fish & Wildlife, High Plains Shooting Range, Eaton, CO.

THE FOLLOWING WCFW COVID-19 POLICY WILL APPLY DURING THE MATCH:

1) ALL PERSONS UTILIZING RANGE FACILITIES ARE RECOMMENDED TO WEAR A NON-MEDICAL CLOTH FACE COVERING THAT COVERS THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN SHARING A RANGE BERM OR WHEN INTERACTING WITH OTHER PERSONS OR COMPETITORS. A NON-MEDICAL FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN WHEN INSIDE THE PISTOL CLASSROOM. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN FACE COVERING.

2) LIMIT SOCIAL INTERACTION TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE EXCEPT AS REQUIRED TO CONDUCT NECESSARY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RANGE OFFICER DUTIES. NO CONGREGATING IN THE PAVILLION OR PARKING LOT BEFORE OR AFTER THE MATCH.

3) ONLY ONE SQUAD CAN BE ON EACH RANGE BERM AT ONE TIME. WHEN SQUAD MOVEMENT BETWEEN RANGE BERMS IS REQUIRED THAT SQUAD MUST NOT INTERACT WITH OTHER SQUADS. SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 FEET SEPARATION) MUST BE MAINTAINED AMONG THE SQUAD AND BETWEEN SQUADS AT ALL TIMES.

The High Plains’ Shooting Range has an electric front gate which will open by pushing the red button from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM for those participating in Saturdays scheduled match event. It will be deactivated after 9:30 AM for range security. Please arrive during these times if you wish to shoot in the match.

A maximum of 80 competitors (8 squads of 10 on 8 stages) or 12 guns per squad will be allowed to register through PractiScore. No walk-up registrations or changes at the match. There is a two gun limit (Rimfire pistol & rifle, Centerfire pistol, & PCC). The match fee is $15 for WCFW members and $20 for non-members and $5 more for a second gun. There is also a $5 discount for ECO BOD members and competitors who arrive to help setup between 7:00 to 7:30 AM. Please bring the exact amount of cash or a check to minimize money exchange. If you are a non-member submission of a WCFW waiver form will be required. We will provide the form. The following match administrative information applies:

Match Director: Pat Miller
Range Master: Steve Hopkins
Stats Officer: Pam Burkholder & Sonny Chan
Stage setup starts at 7:00 AM.
Match check in starts at 8:00 AM in the pistol classroom (One competitor in the room at a time and please wear a face covering).
New Shooters Class also starts at 8:00 AM. Check in at 7:45 AM.
Shooters Meeting 8:45 AM at the pistol pavilion.
Shooting starts at 9:00 AM.

Range/berm assignments and final squad assignments will be provided at check in. Squad rotation instructions will be provided at the Shooters Meeting. Each squad will self RO and score. Stage boxes will be provided at each berm and will stay on that berm. Scoring devices will be assigned to each squad and will rotate with the squad. Minimize RO and scoring duties to 2 or 3 competitors. Squad members should wear gloves at all times unless shooting, performing RO duties, or scoring. DQ protocol; using the stage box radio contact the MD or RM immediately if a DQ situation occurs. Once your squad has completed shooting your final stage, and when given the word to do so, each squad will tear down that stage and prepare the props for pick up.

If you are a new shooter to USPSA/SCSA email me so I can plan accordingly for the New Shooters class.

The following safety information applies:

1) WCPS runs a cold range. Firearms must be unloaded when not in use. This is defined as, no magazine or ammunition loaded in the firearm with the slide forward or cylinder closed and hammer down. Rimfire rifle & PCC must have an empty chamber indicator inserted. The only time you may load or make your firearm “HOT” is under the direction of a range officer (RO). “Concealed Carry” is not authorized while participating in the match. Range #8 is our designated unload and load area. Please ensure your firearm is unloaded before checking in for the match.

2) Firearms can only be uncased, handled or cased in the safety areas or for rimfire and PCC under the direction of an RO at the table next to the stage starting box. Safety areas are located between North berms 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 and South berms 2 & 3 and 3 & 4. All other times your firearm must remain holstered or cased. Only one competitor is allowed in the safety area at a time. No sharing and maintain Social Distancing of 6 feet separation. YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED SAFETY AREA!

3) No ammunition or loaded magazines can be handled in the safety area.

4) All safety rules defined within the USPSA/SCSA rule book will be strictly enforced.

You can register for the match at this link:

http://practiscore.com/wcfw-monthly-steel-challenge-october-2020/register

See you on Saturday!!