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Facility Management

Discussion in 'Articles' started by Will Dobbins, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Will Dobbins

    Will Dobbins Board of Directors Staff Member Board Member

    We are all members of one of the premier shooting facilities in Iowa. The beauty of our range is something that we can all be proud of. Maintaining our facility is vitally important to the enjoyment and safety of a trip to our facility.

    Something that you may not realize is that almost everything that gets done at our facility is done by volunteers. We rely on volunteers to haul trash off the bays, mow, build target holders and all of the other tasks that are done to keep our range in top shape.

    In addition to the day to day choirs, we also use as much volunteer time as we can on projects to add to our range. The shelters on each bay, the trap houses, sheds and even the new gate access system were all massive projects done entirely with volunteer help.

    One of the rules of the universe is that everything at some point will break. Anytime we can, we try to use volunteers when something at the range needs to be fixed. Having a list of members that can help if there is a hole in the roof, a bad electrical outlet, or a leak in the plumbing is very important.

    The money that we save by using volunteers for maintenance, building and repairs is money that can be used to grow the facility and offer even more to our members. As the number of members we have and the facility itself has grown, so has the need for more volunteers to get things done. If you have time to volunteer to help with the upkeep of the range please drop me an email.

    Volunteering is also a great way to meet other members of the Chapter. These are all people that share your interest in shooting, shooting sports, firearms and conservation.

    Take a look at the links below where you can find details about the opportunities we have coming up to get involved.
    Finally if you have any comments or concerns just drop an email to facilities@ankenyikes.org.

    Thank You!

    Facilities Coordinator
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014

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