An elder statesman is defined by Webster as an eminent senior member of a group or organization…who unofficially advises current leaders… To meet this definition you should also be universally well liked, generous to a fault and humble in your relationships. We have just described Chuck Curtis, Harrisburg, Oregon, who has passed away on April 27th, just some 28 days shy of his 100th birthday.
Chuck had many accomplishments during his life including PITA President 1984-85 and leaves behind legions of friends that would fill a book. Given the current health crisis no service is planned except a celebration of life at some later date. To read his obituary – click here.
Cards may be sent to the following addresses:
- Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404
- Gloria Lutz (daugther), 2140 Willamette Drive, McMinnville, OR 97128
Donations in memory of Chuck may be sent to the following:
- PITA-YES (Youth-Education-Shooting), 38753 Collins Lane, Lebanon, OR 97355
- Harrisburg Fire Department, 500 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
- Harrisburg Historical Museum, 490 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
- Flowers-Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404
A previous profile story published in Trapshooting USA (2010) is attached for your enjoyment.
Please take a moment and view our 2020 sponsors. Support them with your business whenever you can or just tell them thanks! They truly add to our sport – click here now!
The PITA Executive committee met this past week (4/15/2020) and decided to change our Target Year back to November 1 through October 31.
As you may recall, a few years back, we changed the Target Year to September 1 through August 31. The reason for that change was a request from one of our State Associations. They were having difficulty getting a good date for their State Shoot and wanted to have more time in the late summer/early fall. After much discussion, we made the change.
Our recent bank reconciliation shows the PITA has a number checks issued to shooters that were neither cashed or deposited – UPDATED 4/27/20. If your name is on this list and you do not have a check from PITA waiting to go to the bank contact Kay. If you would like to donate the funds to PITA or PITA-YES, just let Kay know. Please cash or deposit your check today. Here is the list: CHECKS NOT CASHED. Please call Kay at 208-312-0314 today if your name is on it or simply use your money. Thanks for your help with this matter.
If you enjoy memories from the past check out the Achievement Award page for some more fun photos…until we can post some new ones (hopefully soon)…stay home, stay safe.
Checks for the Winter Multiplex have been mailed so watch for yours! HELP US OUT….cash/deposit your winnings and any past checks immediately ~ thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS to the High Over All winners – you will receive a custom HOA Multiplex pin in about 6 weeks (custom production time-pending COVID-19 restrictions).
- HOA – Jason Nelson (Newman)- 422/450
- BC – David Leung (Langley) – 390/450
- CA – Kyle Seever (Lake Co) – 421/450
- CO – Trevor Vaughn (Pawnee) – 413/450
- HI – Chris Cacatian (Honolulu) – 394/450
- ID – Roy Williams (Boise) – 411/450
- NV – Matt Coffin (Spring Creek) – 416/450
- OR- Krys Schindler (Roseburg) – 411/450
- WA – TJ Main – 419/450
The RANDOM DRAW winners for the Winter 2020 season are Billy Myers, Brad Eatmon, Clay Brown, Dave Fruth, Fred Hoven, Dale Lebsock and William Driskell. Please email email@example.com to let us know your choice of prize – either a $25.00 gift card from our sponsor R&K Shooting Supply or a $25 PITA gift certificate to be used for membership or at the next Multiplex event you attend. Gift certificates must be claimed by May 31, 2020 but do not expire until Dec 31, 2020.
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