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#1 jeweler jim

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Okay, I thought I'd throw this out there for what it's worth.  I apologize for missing the first match and the awards to some of the original Rough Riders or Board of Directors as it is normally called.  Sometimes the body says no to just driving the hour and fifteen minutes one-way to the range let alone trying to shoot.  On that note I also thought I'd try and recap what was the transition or changing of the guard over the years since we got rolling.

(Reserving the right to be wrong, this is the way I remember it.  Was secretary / treasurer for enough years and taking a turn TG and setting stages for a while I think I know where most of the bodies are buried.)

The original or founding members in no particular order where:

Mario DiGiovanni - Dirt Pyle
Denny Granger - Dangerous Denny
Paul Grimacer - Big Grit
Wayne Konkle - Kocheese
John Moesch - Saguaro Kid
Paul Beskow - Devereaux
Wolfgang Kitsch - Lawman Wolf
More Oppenheim - Longtooth
Mike Palenski - Dam Rd. Mike
Dan Ridenour - Dastardly Dan
Jim Schad - Jeweler Jim
Keith Tillman - Pair-a-Dice

Got together and threw some money at the idea with very little hope of recovering the start up costs not to mention the additional dollars that those who could throw even more at it.  So it wasn't just physical labor but almost ten thousand dollars between the board and our benefactor Rob Arntzen who entered into the picture a couple of years later.  Replacement board members initially also threw money at it without the payback so really without the combination of sweat equity and real dollars you wouldn't be shooting at the Good Guys Posse Matches.  Needed both to get it done.  Over time general posse members have also donated to fund other things like the shooting tables, etc.

Early on Kocheese determined that as landlord he probably shouldn't be on the board also.  He was replaced by our first replacement member Push The Button Wyatt.  Later when Dam Rd. Mike and Wolf left us we got Asleep At The Wheel and Johnny Popper to join up.  Next taking "Emeritus" status was Dev, Dan and Tooth.  Got Rich, Shamrock and Coot to replace them.

And so it continued until the last original member Dangerous Denny left the board this last year.  Some of us continue to try and are looked to for advice and ideas going forward even if the physical labors have become limited.  Believe our last shoot had over fifty shooters and our last match at Sharon, WI had over seventy shooters so I'm thinking if we continue to get the help you'll still have a place to shoot.

What does it take to get on the board?  The only written requirement is two years as a regular member of the Good Guys Posse.  Really what is hoped for more than anything else is the sweat equity.  Keeping things in repair and setting the range up doesn't happen by itself.  So if you want to sign up for abuse let someone on the board know that you want to be put in the replacement pool

Hope I make it out there next month and hope the weather will be as nice as what you had for this last shoot.
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#2 jeweler jim

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:10 PM

Well it's next month and I made it out to the shoot.  Thanks to all the posse and maybe I'll try to shoot once this season if you start the new "Blind, Deaf & Dumb" category.


Special thanks to Rob who came to our rescue and continues to support us with the use of his property,  Don't think Denny, Sleepy & I could spend the time or would be physically capable of doing the two or three months of labor to build the berm shield at this point and became the "Crusade" at the end of the summer when we started out there.
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#3 dd

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 04:12 PM

Well, thanks to all who made it happen. Thanks to all who are carrying on what we started. And thanks to all who come to shoot and continue the Cowboy traditions.

It sure was great to see everyone again and renew old friendships.................However, I noticed that a number of the Good Guys are suffering from a severe pork deficiency!

Let us meet at the Woodstock BBQ joint one evening this week for the cure! What days and what time works?
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#4 Johnny Popper

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:36 PM

Smile!!

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#5 Big Grit

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:54 PM

How about Wed. eve for pork?

#6 Saguaro Kid

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:55 AM

I think Wed evening pork sounds good!
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#7 shamrock

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:26 PM

I'm in!!!

#8 dd

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

Ok! Wednesday it is!

What time??
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#9 Big Grit

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:26 PM

5:00?

#10 dd

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:48 PM

View PostBig Grit, on 23 May 2016 - 05:26 PM, said:

5:00?

Fine by me.
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#11 shamrock

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:56 AM

See ya at 5:00

#12 jeweler jim

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:16 AM

The boss says I can go.  Will try and make it as I'll be coming home from "Wednesdays with Leonard" about that time.  Friend with terminal cancer that some of us play cards with every Wednesday.


On another note forty seven years ago today my future mother-in-law borrowed me twenty bucks and Jackie and I when downtown bought the license and got married.  Jury is still out, but the marriage might last.  Not as many years as DD, but then he got her with a club and dragged her back to his cave.
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#13 dd

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:31 AM

Close, but it was Illinois and clubs were illegal then.
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