As your Rio Salado Club President and Territorial Governor, I am here to gather comments, criticisms, needs and your proposed rule changes and communicate them to SASS Headquarters. I will also keep the Club updated on rule changes from SASS. Your RSCASS staff will continue to encourage the growth of Cowboy Action Shooting and our great Club through monthly practices and New Shooter Orientations.
As members, you also represent SASS and our Club. So please encourage your shooting friends to give Cowboy Shooting a try. All the info required to start is on our website. I encourage every club member to read the new Shooters Handbook, which was updated in January 2020. It contains past rule changes and a new format which is easier to follow. You will find rule clarifications by the ROC at http://www.oowss.com/ROCornerIndex.htm.
If you have any questions on rules in the SASS Shooters Handbook, please ask me. If I don’t have the immediate answer, I can find it for you.
President & Territorial Governor Update:
Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls.
Welcome to a new year of Rio Cowboys matches. Although the calendar year has changed, we still face the same difficulties as last year. Arizona Covid cases continue to rise and we must continue to practice safe measures at our matches. As a lot of you know, Covid is now hitting our cowboy community hard so please include our sick cowboys and cowgirls in your prayers.
The Rio Cowboys will still be limiting our match participation numbers and keeping our posses small. During our match safety briefings please pay extra attention to the safety protocols. We are trying to keep everyone as safe as possible while still providing a fun shooting day. As long as everyone does their part, we will be able to continue holding our matches.
I would like to thank Etta Mae for becoming our newest Rio Cowboys Board Member. Her years of experience and insight in the game will be a very valuable addition to our group. I would also like to thank Cpl Quayne for all he does to keep the Club website updated and humming along. He has set up our on-line registration process which we will continue to use for every match going forward.
Also, I know everyone’s Club membership has expired but we will not be renewing any memberships until we can return to some sense of normalcy. The Rio Cowboys would like to be able to offer our members some great benefits along with their membership but can’t at this time. I do believe the future is brighter and we look forward to welcoming back our loyal past members.
The new Jan 2021 SASS Shooter’s Handbook is now available for downloading on SASS.net. Please take some time to read through it so we can all be up to date on the rules of our game. Shamrock Sadie is setting up RO classes this month and there will be more in the future. Arizona is blessed with great RO Instructors and I hope everyone can attend these classes in the future.
See you all at the next match,
Be safe and shoot straight!