Dear ISCA Member,
It is with great pride and pleasure that I provide you with this summary of all the great things that have occurred with your Indiana State Clays Association in 2019 while also providing you with a glimpse of what we have planned moving forward.
Organization – There have been a few changes in the organization with Board members as follows:
Jeff Roussey is the new director for Kosko – Welcome back!
Dan Zuerner is the new director for Terre Haute – we are pleased to have THSC back with us
Bobby Brooks – The Sporting Club at The Farm- an exciting new club in New Albany, IN
We are also excited that our Shoot Committee lead by VP Jack Moran continues to expand and now includes 2019 State Champion- Kyle Norman, 2018 State Champion – Bryan Wright, Jon Schantz, and Andy Perrone. If you would like to get involved just reach out to Jack.
New ISCA Website – While we launched a new website in 2018 it has already become outdated and difficult to support. Your ISCA Board recently approved the creation of a new ISCA website with expected launch in April 2020. Our present URL will be maintained at www.indianasportingclays.com You will find ISCA organization information including our By-laws, meeting minutes, and current officer / director contact info, as well as information on upcoming shoots. We welcome any comments and feedback on your website. We also have a Facebook page being moderated by Mike Childs – just search for “Indiana Sporting Clays Association” and select “Join Group.” Mike will review your request and get you set up.
2020 Shoot Schedule – a coordinated schedule has been planned among all member clubs and is included as another attachment to the email you are receiving with this letter. It is also posted on our Facebook page and will be included on the new website. Any new shoots will be added as they are scheduled.
Race to State Series – Over the past several years we have expanded the original Hot 600 Series into the ISCA Sponsored Race to State Series and all member clubs are invited to participate. The ISCA provides awards to promote participation in the series which now drives the biggest events of the year at each club while also providing a great way for members to achieve their 300 target minimum and hone their skills for the annual Indiana Sporting Clays Championship. We are always looking for further ways to enhance the series so please bring us any ideas you may have. Stay tuned for some new ideas from your shoot committee.
Indiana State Championships – Sugar Creek did an excellent job of hosting our 2019 championship and following an exciting shoot off, Kyle Norman prevailed against two past champions in Bryan Wright and Joe Olin. Thanks to both the Sugar Creek and Shotgun Events teams for a great event. We have achieved record participation over the past four years in our state championship with enhanced awards, purse, and amenities. The lessons learned have been captured as State Shoot Criteria that will be used to guide all future events and continue to evolve as we learn more. The ISCA Board also decided to add a State Championship Super Sporting Event to our calendar in 2019. The inaugural event was held at Kokomo and many valuable lessons were learned to help us make the 2020 event at Kosko this June an even bigger success. The 2020 Indiana State Sporting Clays Championship will return to Indiana Gun Club in July and there are many new plans in work to make it bigger and better than ever. Finally, the Shoot Committee is currently exploring the addition of an Indiana State FITASC Championship at the earliest possible opportunity.
Financial Progress – The ISCA continue to maintain a reasonable reserve while giving as much back to our Indiana NSCA members as possible through our Race to State Series and expanding State Championships. We continue to explore ideas of how to promote our activities to those new to the game and we welcome your ideas. Please let any ISCA Board Member know your thoughts. Please contact Tim Russell – ISCA Treasurer if you have any questions.
Delegate / Officer Transitions – I would like to thank the current officers and board members of the ISCA as they have worked hard to improve our organization for the past two year term that will be ending this July. In accordance with our current By-laws, we will be seeking nominations for new officers in early February with voting by email ballot to occur by the end of the same month. Any Indiana NSCA member is eligible for nomination as Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer while the office of President requires at least one term of previous service on the ISCA Board.
Where Do We Go From Here? - Your ISCA Board has many great ideas for continued growth and improvement of the organization and we always welcome your input. Ideas include “Newby” shoots, league support, and an online forum just to name a few. I would like to personally thank our members and member clubs for allowing me the privilege of working with all of you in our joint endeavor to provide the best possible shooting experiences in Indiana. This will be my final term as your President as I will not be seeking reelection for another term. I welcome the opportunity to get back out and shoot with all of you.
See you on the course,
Mike Perryman - ISCA President