Events will be postponed for the near term

Events will be postponed for the near term

Mill Creek Rifle Club will do its part to try to slow the spread

By Dick Cooper
Millcreek Rifle Club President

Due to the public health crisis - COVID19, the U.S. President is advising everyone to not participate in groups greater than 10 persons.

In response, the Board of Directors discussed and approved the following at its regular monthly meeting on March 16. Please read these carefully.

  1. We have canceled the April 7, 2020, member meeting.
  2. As we will be unable to hold the required initial safety training class, we are putting new member applications on hold.
  3. All scheduled competitions and events over the next two weeks will be cancelled and, where possible, rescheduled.
  4. We ask that you refrain from bringing non-family member guests to the club until further notice. Only immediate family members may be guests.

We know this decision creates hardship and inconvenience for many of you. But we believe we must abide by the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to help slow down the the spread of COVID19.

Because we understand the inconvenience, the board discussed the best time frame for these changes. The government seems to be taking this health crisis in 2-week increments. This is a fluid situation with new information every day. The board believes it should take the same approach by evaluating the health situation and reassessing our decision approximately every two weeks.

These decisions were made for the sake of trying to reduce the risk to the health of our members, many of whom are in the age groups that have been hardest hit by this virus. It is incumbent upon all of us to take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting the virus and to reduce the speed at which it may spread.

I can assure you, any business during this interim period that requires member approval will be brought before the members.

The board will meet via conference call April 7 to evaluate what steps the club should take for the following two weeks. In the meantime, let me say to you all, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Newsflash

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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