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FCS is a growing, dynamic sportsmen’s organization.  For the last 12 years (and 15 out of the previous 17 years), we have had more events than there are weeks in the year or as many events as there are weeks in the year.  As the hunting seasons for specific animals and birds limit event planning, we frequently have more than one event on the same day.

Events Policies:

Information on Current FCS Events:

2023 Calendar

January

February

  • Saturday, 2/11/23 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 2/11/23 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 2/16/23, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Catfish Dinner, and Devotional or DVD at Randy Rowley’s home (1007 Oak Hollow Dr., Leander, 512-922-2484; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 2/18/23, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Monday, 2/20/23 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Tuesday, 2/21/23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – FCS Officers Meeting at Dos Salsas restaurant (1600 E Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, 512-260-7494; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

March

April

May

June

  • Tuesday, 6/6/23, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Shrimp Boil, and Devotional or DVD at Wayne Weilnau’s home (16100 Fritsch Cove, Austin, 512-388-3340 – Home, 512-589-4120 – Cell; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 6/10/23, 8:15 AM – 1:15 PM – FCS Open (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays and Luncheon) at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707), followed by lunch at La Palapa (6640 E Hwy 290, Austin, 512-459-8729; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 6/17/23 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 6/17/23 – ‘Capital City Classic’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Monday, 6/19/23 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

July

August

  • A Saturday in August (date TBD) – Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio (Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Thursday, 8/10/23, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Steak Dinner, and Devotional or DVD at Flint Deshazo’s home (1806 Walsh Drive (in Brushy Bend Park), Round Rock, 512-217-0473; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/12/23 – Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 8/19/23, 8:15 – 10:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 8/26/23– Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip on a lake TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

September

October

November

December

  • Friday, 12/1/22, PM – Saturday, 12/2/22, AM (hunting on Saturday) – Guided Inland Duck Hunt with a guide and at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/2/22, PM – Sunday, 12/3/22, PM – Self-guided/chartered Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Fishing Trip) at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/9/23, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/9/23 – ‘Buck ‘n’ Clays’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Monday, 12/11/23, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – FCS Meeting (Social Activity), Wild Game Dinner, and Devotional or DVD at Burl Fulenwider’s home (300 North Kings Canyon Dr., Cedar Park, 512-944-7877; Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)
  • Saturday, 12/16/23, 9:00 – 11:30 AM – FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; Event Coordinator – Bruce Crockett)
  • Saturday, 12/23/23, AM – Self-guided Inland Duck Hunt at a location TBD (Event Coordinator – Randy Rowley)

Events Summary

 
Events Number
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips
14
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments
11
  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts
10
  • Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips
8
  • Self-guided Duck and Teal Hunts
8
  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots
6
  • Meetings
6
  • Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trips
4
  • Guided Duck and Teal Hunts
3
  • Ministry Events (Dinners)
2
  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips
2
  • Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts (Duck Hunts and Bay Fishing Trips)
2
  • 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot
1
  • Chartered Bay Fishing Trip
1
  • Family Celebration Banquet
1
  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt
1
  • Officers’ Meeting
1
  • Semi-guided Hog Hunt
1
  • Student/Student Instructor Sporting Clays Shoot
1
Total 83

Category Summary

 
Events Number
  • Fishing Trips
28
  • Hunts
25
  • Shoots and Tournaments
19
  • Meetings
7
  • Ministry Events (Dinners)
2
  • Family Celebration Banquet
1
Total 83

List of Officers Overseeing 2023 Events

Randy Rowley (Chartered Hybrid/White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Belton), Guided Upland Bird Hunt, Guided Duck and Teal Hunts (not including the Port O’Connor (POC) area), Meeting, Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trip, Self-chartered/guided Blast and Cast to northeast Texas, and Self-guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning, promotion, and reporting of the following events:

  • Chartered Hybrid/White Bass Fishing Trip (Lake Belton) (one event)
  • FCS Meetings (six events)
  • FCS Officers’ Meeting (one event)
  • Guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunts (two events)
  • Guided Upland Bird Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips (15 events)
  • Self-chartered/guided Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) to East Texas (one event)
  • Self-guided Inland Duck and Teal Hunts (eight events)

Total = 34 events

Bruce Crockett (Clay Target Shoot Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot (one event)
  • FCS Sporting Clays Shoots (six events)
  • Sporting Clays Tournaments (11 events)
  • Student/Student Instructor Sporting Clays Shoot (one event)

Total = 19 events

Daryl Shipper (Chartered Largemouth/Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trip and Backup POC Area Bay Fishing Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event:

  • Chartered Bay Fishing Trip (one event)
  • Chartered Hybrid/Striped/White Bass Fishing Trips (three events)
  • Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips (eight events)
  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (one event)

Total = 13 events

Mike Walsh (Dove Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event(s):

  • Semi-guided Dove Hunts (10 events)

Total = 10 events

Wayne Weilnau (Primary POC Area Duck Hunting and Bay Fishing Trip Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting on the following events:

  • Guided Coastal Duck Hunt (one event)
  • Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip (one event)
  • Self-chartered/guided Coastal Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) (one event)

Total = three events

Binh Chu (Dinner and Ministry Event Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following events:

  • Family Celebration Banquet (one event)
  • Ministry Events (Wild Game Dinners) (two events)

Total = three events

Raul Pena (Self-guided and Semi-guided Hog Hunt Czar) will oversee the planning and reporting of the following event(s):

  • Semi-guided Hog Hunt (one event)

Total = one event

Grand Total = 83 events

Events Preparation Grid

Randy Rowley
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Crappie Fishing Trips Each February the 1st or September the 1st  Chris Campbell – 512-909-0478 1.  Reserve a Saturday(s) morning(s)

2.  Add the event(s) to the Calendar

3.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

4.  Post a report for each event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Guided Upland Bird Hunt(s) Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Mike Schumann – schubros2hunt@yahoo.com, 979-540-0745, 1009 PR 4531, Dime Box TX, 77853

PayPal deposits go to LRSchumann@hotmail.com

1.  Reserve the date(s)2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Guided Waterfowl Hunts Mid-July for teal season; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Mid-August for duck, goose, and sandhill crane seasons; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip

Coastal Prairie Outdoors/Keith Miller (near Brookshire and Eagle Lake; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 281-433-7782 – $200Rafter E Outfitters/Ricky Ethridge (primary location is near Marquez (14205 Grassy Lake Rd., Franklin, 77856); teal and duck only) – 830-703-6164 – $125Rayce Jenkins (near El Campo; teal, duck, geese, and sandhill crane) – 979-541-6743 – $225

Jon Mahan (Rockport; duck only) – 361-319-1713 -$?

Tenney Creek Outfitters/Jack Chamberland (near McMahan; duck only) – 512-360-7344 – $175

TexasDucknDove/Blake Eckeberger (near Wichita Falls; duck only) – 940-389-0801 – $200

The Drake Plantation (near Winnie; teal, duck, and geese) – Brian Fischer (owner) – 409-656-5765, Spencer Cuniff (owner/guide)  – 409-656-6348 – $200

Three Curl Outfitters/Brett Jepsen (near Frost; teal and duck only) – 469-289-1464 – $200

1.  Reserve a date with a guide2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Meetings Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meeting Varies 1.  Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event

2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Officers’ Meetings Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning, or as called by Randy; meeting planning is generally at least two weeks before the meeting Varies 1.  Send an email to the officers at least two weeks before the event to establish agenda items and a week before the event to distribute the meeting agenda

2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Self-chartered Freshwater Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during annual  Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least a week before a trip Self 1.  Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event

2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Self-guided/ chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Corpus Christi Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Airbnb 1.  Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome.2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Self-guided Inland Duck Hunts Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least a week before a trip  Self 1.  Send an email to the Club at least the week of the event

2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Semi-guided Deer Hunts When Ricky Ethridge lets Randy know that he’s putting on a hunt; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Location is near Carta Valley.  Rafter E Outfitters/Ricky Ethridge –  830-703-6164 – $500 1.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Semi-guided Hog Hunts Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning Location is near Carta Valley.  Rafter E Outfitters/Ricky Ethridge – 318-918-9298 – $250 1.  Reserve a date with Ricky2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Bruce Crockett
 
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
 
FCS Sporting Clays Shoots Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning Call Capital City Clays at least a week before the shoot (512-272-4707), talk to them in person at the previous shoot, or give them our Annual Calendar 1.  Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event2.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
 
Sporting Clays Shoot that includes a youth group Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning Call Capital City Clays at least a week before the shoot (512-272-4707), talk to them in person at the previous shoot, or give them our Annual Calendar 1.  Choose a youth group2.  Reserve the date with the chosen youth group

3.  Send an email to the Club no later than a week before the event

4.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Sporting Clays Tournaments Capital City Clays and The National Shooting Complex set the dates No contact is needed – shooters register online. 1.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages
 
Wayne Weilnau
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Bay Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Marty’s Landing – 361-983-FISH 1.  Reserve a date with a guide2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Guided Coastal Duck Hunts Mid-August for duck season; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Castaway Lodge (Seadrift) – 888-618-4868 – $225 1.  Reserve a date with a guide2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

 
Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trips to Port O’Connor Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300) or Airbnb 1.  Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome2.  Follow the notification procedures in the Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report on each event and update the Attendance, Events Statistics , and Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation web pages

Self-guided/chartered Coastal Blasts and Casts to Port O’Connor Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip The Inn at Clark’s (361-983-2300) or Airbnb 1. Reserve an Airbnb house or townhome2.  Send an email to the Club at least a month before the event

3.  Post a report for each event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Binh Chu

Event

Planning begin date Contact Notes
Family Celebration Banquet Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; banquet planning is generally at least two months before a banquet Varies 1.  Reserve a meeting room at a restaurant2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event; request RSVPs and give a deadline

3.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Ministry Event (Wild Game Dinner) Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; ministry event planning is generally at least two months before a ministry event

4:30 – 7:30 PM at :

St. George’s Court apartments (for people 62 years old and above and/or disabled; 1443 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin)

Or

Pathways of Northgate apartments (a Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) property for people who are disabled and/or involuntarily displaced by a natural disaster or government action; mostly single mothers and their children; 9120 Northgate Blvd, Austin)

St. George’s Court apartments – Jennie Son (Family Eldercare) – json@familyeldercare.org – 512-459-1002

Pathways of Northgate apartments – Veronica Riggins – veronicar@hacanet.org – Cell: 512-619-1903, Office: 512-477-4488, Ext. 3407

1.  Reserve the date with St George’s Court2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Raul Pena
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Self-guided hog hunts Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning TBD. 1.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

2.  Post a report for the event and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Daryl Shipper
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Chartered Hybrid/Striped/ White Bass Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Possible guides include:

Fermin Fernandez – 512 755-1007

Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315

Max Milam – 325-379-2051

1.  Reserve a date with a guide2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Chartered Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Kevin McConnell – kmcaustin@gmail.com, 512-428-6315 1.  Reserve a date with a guide2.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

3.  Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

Mike Walsh
Event Planning begin date Contact Notes
Semi-guided Dove Hunt(s) Dates are set each October during annual Calendar planning; trip planning is generally at least two months before a trip Central Texas: Leon Carroll

South Texas: Texas Wild

curthrabe@gmail.com

210-683-5444

1.  Send an email to the Club at least one month before the event

2.  Post a report for the event(s) and update the Attendance and Events Statistics web pages

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Apr
03

Testimonials

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Wanted to thank both of you for putting on the Upland bird hunt this past weekend.  We had a blast, no pun intended.  Steven did a great job and the gentleman and his two sons who did the hunt were great.  They could not have been more welcoming and fun.  Everyone followed the instructions like we are supposed to and everyone got to shoot and hit a bird or two or more.  When the birds were released the guns were blazing.  Can’t thank you two enough.  It was a lot of fun and hope the next hunt is just as good.
Frank H.

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Very grateful to have spent time with FCS where people are always safety conscious.

Scott T.

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I’m already missing you guys!  Great folks at FCS.  I really appreciate the opportunity to spend time with you!

Scott T.

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Randy,

I enjoy the  club and all the great members.

Earl P.

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FCS Webmaster:

Thanks for all your work in putting together FCS’s current, past & on-going clays score cards. Your spread sheet is easy to get around & 1st class as is the rest of our FCS website.

Thanks again,

Harold T.

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Randy,

Really nice work on the FCS website page.

James W.

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Randy,

Harrison and I went hunting yesterday am at friends place north of Walburg. Excellent morning and I limited and Harrison got 11 – our shooting much better and lots of dove until about 8:30. Great fun – I even hit 2 birds with one shot!

I got invitation to go back out in afternoon and seriously considered it – I already had the birds in the freezer. But then I thought about one of your talks about this very thing and what influence I might have on Harrison and compromise my values – so, I didn’t go.

Just wanted you to know we do hear some of what you say!

Flint D.

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Randy,

You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

Ryan

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Randy,

I was at GHBC for a Tres Dias meeting 2 or 3 years ago when I signed up on your email list. I have enjoyed following you guys and if I ever move to your area count me in. I live in Ft. Worth now. God bless your ministry!

Luke

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Hi Randy,

Glad to know who did the cooking. Just want to say how much I enjoyed it. You guys did a great job. Glad to hear that you’ll be cooking next time, too.

Jo Ann O.

President’s note: this is in reference to the 3/31/11 Wild Game Dinner.

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Hi Randy!

Thanks again for keeping me on the FCS email list. I really do enjoy it and appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Keep up the good work!

Rod W.

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Thank you Randy for all your hard work with this ministry, FCS needs to have a booth at Global Impact Celebration next year.

Larry D.

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Dear Randy,

You have no idea what the corn & meat & butter means to residents of St. George’s.  Recently the food bank has been cut out.  In the past once a month the Social Worker would go to the Food Pantry & bring food in.

Last month it was hot dogs & buns.

I have been bringing bread home from Mission Possible.

You have no idea of the excitement.  Two ladies regrouped the corn so all could receive.

Bless you!

Patsy M.

President’s note: we donated the left-overs from the 3/31/11 Wild Game Dinner to the residents of St. George’s Court, a low-income housing project for elderly and the handicapped.  One of the residents wrote the following note.

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Sirs,

Becky and I had a great time shooting with you all!

Thank you, Randy for setting it up for us to participate in this event!

WHAT A DEAL – all the instruction and clays we could ask for!

The instructors were great. I heard basically the same advice form different instructors in sometimes different ways – which to us reinforced the instruction.

Becky and I got good results.

That was a great end to a near perfect day. Perfect as a close miss followed by breaking many more in a row!

That you all for including us in this event, being fellow sports people, trying to follow His trail.

Harold T.

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Hey Randy,

I had a great time last night! What fun! What a great group of guys that showed up.. I think i may have made some new buddies.. I appreciate you running the club and leading from the front to see things happen and get done! Thank you for your dedication to the kingdom and have a great weekend!

Phil N.

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Hey Randy,

I had a great time getting to know everyone that made it out to Cutchen’s place! I appreciate you helping me feel welcome with the group and look forward to the shooting range… Also thanks for the shot gun cleaning kit… Have a great week and look forward to being apart of the club more and we’ll see you sooner than later!

Phil N.

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Had a great time last nite and some good eats. Appreciate the word given.

Mark M.

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Randy,

Thanks for a wonderful and fun day. It was good to be out there and meet some of the members, not to mention great shooting among us. I can’t wait till the next round to do this again.

Robby W.

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I had a good time visiting too!

Good Bible study, sent the link to some friends.

Thomas P.

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Hi Randy – I have been meaning to send you a message since Thursday, and I suppose I forgot. I just wanted to say thank you for having me out, I really enjoyed the group. I look forward to getting to know you all better, and I am really looking forward to meeting up with you all at the shooting range as soon as possible. I know I will have a little bit of a struggle on some Saturdays getting someone to watch the kids, but it is definitely possible. At any rate, thanks again, and we will see you soon!

Paul I.

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