The rescheduled Spring Team Shoot that was planned for July 25 and 26 has been cancelled. Ingham County is still under a 100 person assembly limit and it makes no economic sense to have a shoot with only 85 shooters (plus scorekeepers, loaders, spectators, and staff to stay under the 100) when you have 167 belt buckles. Please note that on July 25 and 26, there are 7 shoots in the Lower Peninsula. Get to a club near you.
The State Shoot at the end of August is questionable at this time. The MTA Board is staying on top of the issues and has another meeting scheduled for August 3 to make decisions on the State Shoot and the annual meeting.
The MTA Board of Directors met on April 30 at by telephone. We have applied for and received a PPP loan from the Small Business Administration. This is part of the Federal program which can become a grant instead of a loan if we don’t lay anyone off and use 75% of the loan proceeds for salaries, utilities, and payroll taxes. This won’t be a problem if we can get shooting started at Mason.
We have taken quite a revenue hit with the cancellation of the SCTP season and the cancellations of the State and National High School Championships for 2020. We have refunded most of the camping money we took in for these shoots, but some folks asked that we just apply it to the 2021 shoots. We were happy to do that.
Rick reports that the water system is on (this is actually a big deal as leaks often happen on an old system like ours) and the grounds are getting into shape.
The Board talked about the target requirements for the State Team (see page 25 of the Shoot Program). We know that we have to reduce them, but we aren’t sure by how much yet. Please check this space for more info!
I’ve been asked if we will reduce the target requirements to avoid Penalties (see Page 18 of the Shoot Program). We don’t since we already look at current year plus the previous year combined. We’ve been advised that some States have eliminated these target requirements, but most of them only looked at the current year.
Please stay safe as we look forward to seeing you at Mason.