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St. George’s Day Shoot followed by Regular Meeting
23rd April 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The next meeting after 9th February will be on 23rd April, St Georges Day, and will be held at Bisley
Meet at 2:00pm at the Sit Perpetuum temple on Bisley camp
We will be doing a 50 bird (clay targets) shoot at Long Siberia which is just a 5 minute drive down the road
Everyone from experienced, little experience or absolutely no experience of shooting will be welcome. Guns and instruction will be provided. The cost for this to be advised but please e-mail the event organiser below so we know who is turning up
Please note, for those of us who own a shotgun we will be doing a “Pay and Play” round at Long Siberia but you must bring your Shotgun Certificate and proof of insurance with you (CPSA or BASC card with current membership is sufficient for proof of insurance). It is recommended to bring your own cartridges, must be fibre wad, but they do have some for sale at the shop if required
A 50 bird shoot should be completed in around 90 minutes so we will be back in plenty of time for the meeting
For those not experienced please dress accordingly – it is a walk in the woods, so appropriate outdoors gear is required, walking boots aren’t strictly necessary, the terrain is not difficult, but may keep your feet drier if there has been recent rain
If you plan to attend the meeting in smart shooting attire then obviously wear smart shooting attire for the shoot, no jeans, shirt with a tie, smartish jacket (it doesn’t have to be tweed but should be smart enough to attend the meeting in and practice enough to be outside in)
The other option is to attend in jeans, fleece, waterproof etc and change in to masonic dress before the meeting (there is an anti-room and separate toilet at Sit Perpetuum but not a separate changing room)
Example photo of typical “smart” shooting attire:
Here are a few photos of some of us shooting at Long Siberia, you can see it’s not difficult terrain:
Please note that this was a non-masonic shoot so we were all a lot more casually dressed
Items to bring if you have them as they are a must have for shooting:
- Ear Protection
- If you have hearing protection and/or eye protection of some sort please bring them along
- Ear defenders of some sort and eye protection are a must when shooting; they can vary from soft earplugs that can be bought at the ground for about a pound through to electronic amplifying ear defenders so you can easily have a conversation while shooting
- Eye protection
- Shooting glasses preferred, normal glasses are good if they have a safety type glass
- Bits of clay can easily fall around you and avoiding a bit of a clay in the eye is a very, very good idea
- Bits of clay fall all the time, a hat with some sort of peak can really help avoid any cuts from any accidental fallout
- It also provides good protection from the sun, especially if shooting towards the sun
The shooting ground has a rule that eye and ear protection be worn at all times!
Dress code for the meeting will be morning or dark suit, or shooting attire (smart)
This meeting will be our first preceded by a shooting event and I must therefore advise that any Brother wishing to attend that they should arrive at the Sit Perpetuum temple for a rendezvous at 2.00pm. There will be a 50 “Bird” shoot (Clay pigeons) commencing at 2.30pm which should be completed by 4.00pm and there will be a break of approximately 30 minutes before the meeting in the temple. Smart shooting attire will be acceptable for the Lodge meeting.
The festive board will be held at the Artists Rifles club and the dining fee will be £27.50. The menu is Tomato soup with cheese scones, stuffed chicken breasts with Parma ham and apple crumble. Wines are included.
Since we are meeting at a new venue we would like to organise car sharing and pick-ups from Brookwood Station which seems to be the nearest. Please may we have volunteers for either and names of people who would like to make use of the service? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org