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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The Executive Board met April 15th. One of the topics was the May Multiplex. After a brief discussion it was decided to allow clubs to throw these events starting on May 1 through May 25 (Memorial Day). All scores will be final on Saturday May 30. It is important that clubs notify the PITA office 48 hours in advance (per PITA rules) of shoot dates. It is also necessary (per PITA rules) to notify immediately the PITA office if events are cancelled.
It is also important to follow all local guidelines for sheltering in place and to continue to abide by social distancing safe practices.
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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the BCTA has decided to postpone the 2020 Provincial Championships to the September Labour Day long weekend. The 2020 BCTA Provincial is now scheduled to be held on September 4th – 7th, 2020 at the North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club (NOTSC) in Vernon, BC. For more details and updates, please visit the BCTA website at www.shootbcta.com.
We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Marshall Wirawan, Secretary/Treasurer on behalf of the BCTA Board
Each year, the BCTA awards the BCTA All Star pins to the top 5 BC shooters with the highest average and the top BC shooters in Singles, Handicap and Doubles. To be eligible, shooters must have shot 1000 singles, 1000 handicap and 500 doubles targets. Click HERE to see more BCTA news.
The PITA Board of Directors met again this past Wednesday night to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Grand Pacific. As I stated previously, the health and safety of our membership is our No. 1 priority and with that in mind, we have decided not to hold the 2020 Grand Pacific in July. Over the coming weeks, we will decide whether to reschedule the Grand, cancel it completely, or to produce an abbreviated version of the event.
The decision of whether to hold state or provincial championships will be left to state and provincial associations and local club managers. With changes and new restrictions regarding COVID-19 taking place every day, we are going to have to constantly review and adapt. Again, I advise that you follow the direction of your state/provincial and local government. We will update you as changes take place. Please follow the PITA website and our Facebook page for more information regarding shoot cancellations and future PITA updates.