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Howdy Folks:

By now those of you that were on the list to take part in the ’Last Stand To Nowhere’ Saloon Scene’ re the  Bordertown background on May 4, should have received your notice from the Producer, Michelle Muldoon.. If not, PLEASE contact Dennis at Dennis_Robinson@telus.net or ph. 604-540-6394  The ‘Last Stand To Nowhere’

PLEASE NOTE-This coming Sunday, April 22, we will NEED members to assist the actors of ‘LSTN‘, who are coming to the Langley Rod and Gun Club at 11 am to learn more about Fast Draw roles! Also, please remember, they are not there to learn how to ‘lean forward nor back‘ or,to become using the styles that some of us use-they are there to try to learn the ‘t.v. and movie cowboy gunslinger style‘ You can get them to use Thumbing (preferred or Fanning (Eastwood Style’) or both. Please bring holsters and guns for their use. Den now has a copy of the script and should be able to answer any of your questions, if you have any, so please don’t’ bother the Staff or crew of LSTN, they will be plenty busy from this point on…

Well, now to deal with some bad news-some of you older shooters may recall shooting with or seeing George Rude, one of the Midwestern gunslicks and an ‘old hand’ at Fast Draw. George has passed away last  Friday and is now ‘headed west’! There were those of us of a ‘relative age’ that George-and Den- considered as ‘The Old Guard’ of Fast Draw. (Guys like Frankie Dean and Richard Parmentier, for e.g. who are, hopefully, still ‘hanging on in there‘…) We’ll miss you, George, and hopefully, you will find your way and also find the others that  ‘went west’ before…

THUNDERBIRD FAST DRAW CLUB ELECTION OF OFFICERS: (Speaking of ‘old guards’, their list didn’t change much…)
PRESIDENT
Karen Robinson
VICE PRESIDENT
Jacob Alger
SECRETARY
Paula Murphy
TREASURER
Ted Schenkeveld
SGT. AT ARMS
Shawn Murphy
SCOREKEEPER
Garry Porteous
PR DIRECTOR
Den Robinson
NEWSEDITOR
Jim Weatherby
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Bob Franks

THUNDERBIRD FAST DRAW CLUB AWARDS, 2017. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

TOP GUN MEN’S,2017
Shawn Murphy
SECOND OVERALL
Den Robinson
THIRD OVERALL
Garry Porteous
TOP GUN WOMENS’ 2017

Paula Murphy
SECOND OVERALL
Karen Robinson
THIRD OVERALL
Faye Potter
FASTEST TIME BLANKS, 2017
Ryan Quesnel
FAST TIME DOUBLE WAXShawn Murphy
FASTEST TIME STANDING WAX @ 15FT.
Tim Le
FASTEST AVERAGE STEPBACK/FORWARDShawn Murphy
COMEDY AWARD-TBA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TWO OF OUR MEMBERS THIS WEEK
Martin Quesnel and Mattias Robinson! ) One will have turned 17 yrs. Of age-I’ll let you guess who…


Please, take care and we’ll see you on Friday and Sunday,


Here, following, is a link to a petition that is online to try to put a stop to this new proposed gun laws LINK

See y’all this coming Friday for some more Fast Draw Fun,


Karen Robinson,
Thunderbird FDClub.


Well, we finally have our brochure completed for the July Contest in Aldergrove, that is, now that Den has managed to have a holster donated for this one the 11th year in a row! A tremendous THANK YOU to Bob Marshall of Bob’s Leather Works!

 

Note: photos are available on the "classic" desk top version website.


 

*** NOTE LIVE AMMUNITION IS NOT USED IN FAST DRAW ***

 

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