WELCOME & NEWS

  A PROUD HISTORY - A BRIGHT FUTURE  

For 89 years, the WARREN COUNTY CHAPTER has worked to protect our natural resources in Virginia's Northern Shenandoah Valley.
    
Warren County is our primary membership area, but we maintain a waiting list of applicants from adjoining counties.
 
Our MISSION is "...to strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation of the heritage and to man's sharing in it."
    
We do this in a fun, family-friendly environment from our beautiful 120 year-old, 155-acre farm park, nestled in an arm of the Blue Ridge near Browntown. 
    
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WARREN COUNTY CHAPTER - 
IWLA
      
MAIL:         P.O. BOX 556 - 
FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630
PARK:        3364 GOONEY MANOR LOOP, BROWNTOWN, VA
PHONE:     540.636.3666   (Often there's no one there to answer. See the LEADERSHIP tab at upper left
                 for emergency contacts)

    

Current, as of July 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                            ALERTS                                          

ELECTIONS
      
We hold elections for our 2018/19 leaders at the August meeting. We elect four positions: President, First and Second Vice Presidents, and Treasurer. The remaining seven members of the Board are appointed.
      
Bob Cullers is our nominating committee. Let Bob know if you'd like to consider any of the eleven positions on the Board. If you're not sure, attend a Board meeting and take a look "under the hood."   Recruit someone you know would make a good leader.    
   


                                    COMING EVENTS                                    

SATURDAY ARCHERY
      
The next archery day is scheduled for Saturday, July 7.

Since it's HOT, kids and adults are shooting together from 10 a.m. 'till noon. Instruction and all necessary equipment are available. 

You're free to use the range any other time, but you'll need to bring your own equipment.


BROWNTOWN RD CLEANUP
      
The next cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, July 8.

We meet at the LDS Church parking lot at the north end of Browntown Road at 1:00 p.m. All necessary bags and equipment will be provided.

Call Dennis Mosher if you have any questions, or need further details.


 JULY THIRD MONDAY DINNER 
  
A few years ago, we started a tradition of getting together half-way between regular Chapter meetings for dinner & fellowship. July's event is on Monday, July 16.
      
Dinner starts at 6:00, but of course everyone is welcome to come up and enjoy the Park earlier. 
      
You're welcome to bring a side dish, salad, dessert or other treat. If you don't bring food, it would be nice to toss a few bucks into the can to offset the cost of the main course.

  
JULY BOARD MEETING

      
Tuesday, July 17 the board meets at 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Building (new Sheriff's Dept. near Skyline High School).
      
Chapter business goes on between meetings. If any issue requires the Board's immediate attention before the next meeting, please contact Rich Crawford or another Board member.

 
AUGUST CHAPTER MEETING
      
Monday, August 6.  Dinner is at 6:30, and meeting at about 7:15. Dinner menu and program are to be determined.
      
If you're interested in joining the chapter, why not attend a dinner meeting and see if our interests match?
      
We'll continue to sell dinner tickets at the door. This helps avoid having to raise the dinner price. It's still the best deal in town at $5.  It'll give us a better idea of how many folks are joining us for our meals.




Where do they keep...?

...MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS 

There is a file attached to the front wall of the Trophy Room (i.e., to the left as you go through the door) that contains current copies of the Warren County Chapter membership application package.  It includes an explanatory cover letter, an application form, and copies of the "Hold-Harmless" agreement.  If you have a prospective new member, please draw an application package only from this source or the link on the Chapter web page.  There have been some old (ancient!) application forms showing up and they have misleading information on them.  Please... only the current forms.  Thanks for your help!

...HOLD-HARMLESS FORMS FOR GUESTS... 

The file also contains a supply of "Hold-Harmless" forms which the Park Policy requires to be filled out by any Guest that will use the shooting range, archery range, or hunting areas.  It should be completed and signed by an individual guest... but only the first time he/she uses one of those facilities... then left in the marked slot in the wall file.  The Membership Secretary will keep the forms on file as proof to our insurance company that the Chapter emphasizes personal responsibility for safety and implementation of the Park Policy.





LOCK COMBINATION

The lock combination for the gate and house have been changed.  You received the new combination when you renewed. 

REMEMBER... Providing the gate combination to anyone that you do not know to be a Chapter member (even relatives) is not allowed.




FACEBOOK

Social media are great for rapid communication. Most of the news on what's happening  is on the Chapter's Facebook Page
  
This website is more of a reference source. If the web page is like your library, Facebook is like your newspaper. 
  
If you're not yet comfortable with computers, the Samuels Public Library offers free beginning computer instruction.  

If you're still stumped, ask your grandkids!




SHOOTING RANGE
  
The Grounds Crew is working all over the park from about 8:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. every Friday of the yearCrew members may be working on the trails around the range. 
  
Please schedule your range time outside these hours. Unless you absolutely have to shoot on Friday mornings, pick another day.
  
When shooting is going on, the Grounds Crew can't work in about ¼ of the Park. If you can't resist, please advise Gene Mathews that you will be shooting, so that he can schedule work away from downrange areas.

SCHEDULED FIREARMS RANGE CLOSINGS:
Next Closing:   Wednesday, Aug 1st for Warren County Sheriff's Office Youth Camp - All Day

The Range is closed every Sunday 'til 1:00 p.m. during services at Cool Spring Church.
      
On Sunday, July 1, someone began shooting well before 1:00 p.m.  Being a good neighbor with the Church means we honor our commitment.
 


  
BLAZE ORANGE
   
Blaze orange is not just for hunters. Dress defensively. When you're in the woods, wear blaze orange to be safe and be seen.