Illowa Irregulars held our Annual Meeting Sunday, November 11, 2023. The meeting’s purpose was to elect officers for 2024, review our accomplishments and challenges in 2023, and make plans for 2024.
Officers: All 2023 officers were reappointed to the same positions: Territorial Governor, Count Sandor; President, Popcorn Kelly; Vice-president, Dolittle B Ernest; and, Communications, Popcorn Kelly.
Territorial Governor’s Update: Count Sandor gave a Territorial Governors update which included the recent rules changes and some TG discussions.
2024 Match Schedule: The 2024 schedule was reviewed and approved with one change – the Iron Cowboy Match is rescheduled from January 20, 2024, to January 27, 2024. Setup will occur on the 26th.
2024 Match Directors: Match Directors for next year were assigned. Thanks to everyone for volunteering. See the list of 2024 Match Directors at the end of this post.
Illinois State Championship: The Illinois State Championship was reviewed. After discussion, the group decided to explore adding a Long-range Rifle Side Match on Friday. Dolittle B Ernest will head up the project. Stay tuned for more information. We are exploring adding a cigar social to Friday night’s activities.
Post Monthly Match Teardowns: After discussion, it was decided to continue tearing down the stages immediately after each monthly match instead of the next day.
Shotgun Targets: Count Sandor and Dolittle B Ernest updated the group on their efforts to reduce splatter coming off of some of our shotgun targets.
ROI and ROII Courses: Popcorn Kelly discussed his efforts to schedule both RO courses in April, 2024. Stay tuned for more information.
Wild Bunch: The group discussed the recent Wild Bunch rules changes, during which it became clear that the changes would have no material impact on how we run our WB matches since we already allow non-traditional WB guns to be used. In terms of seeking official SASS WB affiliation status, after discussion, the group decided to maintain our non-SASS affiliated Wild Bunch status, but we would reconsider if a local Wild Bunch shooter obtains their WB TG certification.
Christmas Party: Our Annual Christmas party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2 at Trattoria Tiramisu. Please RSVP so we can get a head count for the restaurant. Click here for more information and to RSVP. Alternatively, you can simply send us an email with your name/Alias and how many people will be in your party.
2024 Illowa Irregulars Match Directors
- April 21, 2024; Cowboy Match, Badlands Charlie
- May 18, 2024; Buffalo Shoot, Dolittle B Ernest
- May 19, 2024; Cowboy Match, Chancy Shot
- June 16, 2024; Cowboy Match, Wicker Nash, Log Splitter Chris
- July 20, 2024; Wild Bunch, Costa Rican Kidd, Justice James Newton
- July 21, 2024; Cowboy Match, Rootin Tootin
- July 28, 2024; Buffalo Shoot, Doolittle B Ernest
- August 16-18, 2024; Illinois State Championship, Count Sandor, Popcorn Kelly
- September 14, 2024; Wild Bunch, Costa Rican Kidd, Justice James Newton
- September 15, 2024; Cowboy Match, Wicker Nash, Log Splitter Chris
- October 19, 2024; Buffalo Shoot, Doolittle B Ernest
- October 20, 2024; Cowboy Match, Chancy Shot
- November 2, 2024; Wild Bunch, Costa Rican Kidd, Justice James Newton
- November 3, 2024; Cowboy Match, Badlands Charlie, Rootin Tootin
- Iron Cowboy; Saturday, January 25, 2025, Dolittle B Ernest