Lots going on since I last wrote to you. The Annual RSA Member’s Meeting was held in Las Vegas at the Winter Antique Arms Show on January 18th, and was well attended by 60+ members and guests. At this meeting we inform the attendees of all upcoming events planned for the new year and announce the results of the year-end elections. David Fagan was re-elected as RSA Vice President. Bill Hansen was re-elected as Secretary Treasurer. Corey
RSA Director and Seminar Chairman Chip Kloos is hard at work preparing for our return
You already noticed a new picture of me on this page. I am shooting Vince Scarlata’s M1928 Thompson (Vince is the slim one in the picture) and I am shooting off a
Vince retired from Remington’s Ammo operations after more than 40 years just recently. He has been our key contact at the Lonoke, Arkansas Ammo Plant for more than twenty years, and he will be sorely missed.
The Remington Research Team is getting ready to return to Ilion for its 23rd annual visit to “The Arms”
phase of Remington products or history. Typically ten or eleven of the fourteen go on any one visit. The RSA has its own photocopy machine and high speed scanner to copy original documents and images for the RSA Archives. Joel Ziegler has just been added to the team, replacing John
Gyde, our “expert” on Remington .22 rifles. John is recovering well from a recent surgery, as is Jack Heath, an original Research Team member. Good to hear that both of you are doing so well.
Congratulations to RSA Director Dan Pozarek who orga- nized and managed the RSA Exhibit Booth at this year’s Annual NRA Convention in Indianapo- lis. You’ll see a full write-up on Danâ€™s achievements elsewhere in this magazine. But this does bring up an important matter. Next year’s Annual NRA Con-
Former RSA VP Mike Strietbeck has donated his attractive wood exhibit to this organization. This is the ex- hibit that he constructed for the NRA Meeting in Phoenix about three years ago. It can be shipped to the RSA mem- ber who will manage the RSA Booth in 2015. Far easier
Last month I had the pleasure of participating in the RSA Mini-Meeting held in Southern California. About eighteen RSA members attended this 9:00 am to 1:00 pm meeting and “show & tell” event that was hosted by Carol Watson’s Auction Gallery. It proved to me that other such events would go over well elsewhere around the country. If you have an interest in starting one up in your “neck of the woods,” let me know and we’ll help you.
Well, That’s about all for now. I hope to see you in Cody this September…
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