The Flagler County, FL, Chapter kicked off in September with their first Meet & Greet, and Facilitator Kathleen Robinson has created a great community of training and friendship.
Kathleen recently sent a newsletter to the chapter members giving highlights of the past few months:
Our Meet & Greet kick-off event was a huge success. Over 40 women attended along with special guests, Sheriff Rick Staley, and Volusia County AG & AG Facilitator, Gina Sarver. Even with losing power for an hour, I believe everyone had a good time.
We were excited to bring in NRA Counselor, Paula Longcore, for special shooting drills during our B&B. We’re looking forward to having her here in 2021 for drills & holster draws. We also hosted Eric Robinson, Fire Lt. Paramedic, Palm Coast Fire Department, for First Aid & Stop the Bleed training tips. Dorothy Utech & Debi Long were our shooting winners this month.
We had our first meeting in October at our host range, Bunnell Range. Training classes included our new member orientation and making our home safety plans. Congrats to our shooting winners: Jody Argentino & Chris Thurston.
In December, we learned a responsibility of owning a firearm – and that’s also keeping it clean. Breakfast & Bullets brought a gun cleaning clinic, as well as target time on the range. Congratulations to our winners on the range with the highest scores: Round 1 – Lisa D’Andrea and Jan Thornton; Round 2 – Jenny Gyde. This year is our first Christmas party, held at Highjacker’s. Instead of a gift exchange, we thought of others, and collected toiletries and gift cards for the Women’s Shelter.
Kathleen says, “I’m proud to be a part of this ladies-only organization established by women for women shooters. Our goal this year is very simple – create range-safe shooters and educate shooters to take them to whatever skill level they wish to achieve. We’re going to have multiple opportunities this year for every shooter to improve their skills, and learn ways to choose the right guns, gear, and accessories for long-term participation in our community.”
The chapter’s upcoming clinics will include shotgun, rifle, insurance, drawing from the holster, and more. Kathleen encourages women to join! She says, “It’s important to not just pay a yearly fee to just be a bystander, but to join and participate. Our other goal is to provide you a safe and supportive environment to ease the fear of guns and going to the range. You’re going to find like-minded women who love to shoot and who you can make life-long friends. So make sure you’re not sitting on the sidelines this year… come on out and be a part of the sisterhood.”