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Misty Moonshine

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  1. Good morning- and thank you for your interest in being an EOT Waddie! EOT is a 10 day event- but you can sign up for whatever days/time slots you like; you don’t have to commit to the entire event... and we can always use extra hands!! Duties are are tailored to each Waddies’ capabilities and experience. During the event, we need help with things like making sure there’s water on all the bays, gathering garbage, driving shuttles, manning parking areas, security, helping set up areas for hospitality receptions, range maintenance, the antique shooting gallery, public greeters & ticket takers, etc. We are grateful for any amount of time that can be spent lending a hand to help us make EOT a success. In return for volunteering as a Waddie, you’ll receive the following: 1- Pre-event & Post-event “thank you” dinners hosted by the Wild Bunch 2- for each day you volunteer, you’ll receive a dollar coin (paying homage to the old west waddie tradition) and meals for the day 3- free event camping 4- special waddie gifts and prize drawings 5- FR reward tickets: the Founders Ranch volunteer reward program is this: for each hour of your time you donate, you’ll be given a ticket. Each ticket carries the value of $10- these tickets can be redeemed for anything you want; SASS membership, merchandise, event registration (EOT!), Founders Ranch membership, range time, etc. ex: if you volunteer for 2 hours, you’ll receive $20 worth of reward tickets, 10 hours=$100, 20 hours=$200, etc. Whether you can help out for 2 hours or 20- we’d love to have you! Being an EOT Waddie is truly being part of something great! I hope you'll consider joining the team. Misty Moonshine misty@sassnet.com
  2. Thank you!! Cant wait to welcome you to END of TRAIL! Misty
  3. While I don’t expect anyone to listen to the entire audio, I have to point out that NM District 50 Rep. McQueen was present at this meeting. He spoke to the council in opposition of approving the resolution to declare Edgewood a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary city. At the conclusion of public comment, each councilor was then given the opportunity to speak. At 1:22:45, you can hear one of our Town Councilors, Audrey Jaramillo, respectfully pose a question to Rep. McQueen that dropped jaws in the room... “Who did you think you were representing?” Kudos, Ms. Jaramillo!
  4. Sign up to join our Waddie Team at END of TRAIL is now OPEN! 2019 boasts lots of great fun- and awesome rewards and benefits for our EOT Waddies! Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP Waddies are a crucial workforce for END of TRAIL. The success of the event as a whole hinges upon the dedication of the folks who sign up to volunteer their time as Waddies. These renowned folks play an immeasurable role in the success of END of TRAIL! The term "Waddie" originates in the true American Old West. A Waddie is defined as: One of the words for cowboy, especially a cowboy who drifted from ranch to ranch and helped out in busy times. Just like the waddies of the Old West, END of TRAIL waddies are Cowboys who come to Founders Ranch to help out in our busiest time- END of TRAIL! In exchange for your volunteering as an END of TRAIL waddie, you'll receive your meals when working, camping, parking, and many other goodies exclusive to waddies! You'll earn a gold dollar a day as an homage to the true Old West waddies, and- earn points toward SASS membership, merchandise, Founders Ranch Range fees, and even EOT Entries! The END of TRAIL schedule is jam-packed with opportunities for you to help. And we need you! Whether you have just a few hours here and there, want to volunteer for a special event or task, or if you'd like to attend END of TRAIL as a Full time Waddie, we'd sure love to have you! In addition to "a dollar a day and "found" (food)" as was traditional in the Old West, all hours spent volunteering as a Waddie qualify for the Founders Ranch Waddie Volunteer reward program. Waddies will recieve $5 Volunteer bucks for every hour volunteered- to be spent on any SASS or Founders Ranch sponsored event, merchandise, range fees, or membership. A special pre-event Welcome and Thank you dinner at the Ranch house hosted by the Wild Bunch will be held early in the event- as well as a post-event dinner at a local restaurant as a small sign of our thanks. Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP **This is a new signup format for 2019. Specific tasks will be assigned as needed during your shift.** Thank you for considering being a part of END of TRAIL! If you have any questions about being a Waddie, please don't hesitate to contact us directly: Angela Bellarose, Waddie Coordinator & Trail Boss - angela@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine, Event Management - misty@sassnet.com
  5. Sign up to join our Waddie Team at END of TRAIL is now OPEN! 2019 boasts lots of great fun- and awesome rewards and benefits for our EOT Waddies! Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP Waddies are a crucial workforce for END of TRAIL. The success of the event as a whole hinges upon the dedication of the folks who sign up to volunteer their time as Waddies. These renowned folks play an immeasurable role in the success of END of TRAIL! The term "Waddie" originates in the true American Old West. A Waddie is defined as: One of the words for cowboy, especially a cowboy who drifted from ranch to ranch and helped out in busy times. Just like the waddies of the Old West, END of TRAIL waddies are Cowboys who come to Founders Ranch to help out in our busiest time- END of TRAIL! In exchange for your volunteering as an END of TRAIL waddie, you'll receive your meals when working, camping, parking, and many other goodies exclusive to waddies! You'll earn a gold dollar a day as an homage to the true Old West waddies, and- earn points toward SASS membership, merchandise, Founders Ranch Range fees, and even EOT Entries! The END of TRAIL schedule is jam-packed with opportunities for you to help. And we need you! Whether you have just a few hours here and there, want to volunteer for a special event or task, or if you'd like to attend END of TRAIL as a Full time Waddie, we'd sure love to have you! In addition to "a dollar a day and "found" (food)" as was traditional in the Old West, all hours spent volunteering as a Waddie qualify for the Founders Ranch Waddie Volunteer reward program. Waddies will recieve $5 Volunteer bucks for every hour volunteered- to be spent on any SASS or Founders Ranch sponsored event, merchandise, range fees, or membership. A special pre-event Welcome and Thank you dinner at the Ranch house hosted by the Wild Bunch will be held early in the event- as well as a post-event dinner at a local restaurant as a small sign of our thanks. Click the link to sign up: WADDIE SIGN UP **This is a new signup format for 2019. Specific tasks will be assigned as needed during your shift.** Thank you for considering being a part of END of TRAIL! If you have any questions about being a Waddie, please don't hesitate to contact us directly: Angela Bellarose, Waddie Coordinator & Trail Boss - angela@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine, Event Management - misty@sassnet.com
  6. It will not be a one time thing. It’s just a new program we just launched. Over time, all members will receive their appropriate landmark pin- and when they hit each 5 year landmark, the next pin will be on its way! Misty
  7. All prior RO Instructor certifications expire Dec. 31, 2018... in about 10 days. This listing is the Certified instructors for the next 2 year term- Jan 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020. I wanted this list on the website for Jan 1- with the holidays upcoming I went ahead and got it built and published so that I could enjoy the holidays with my family without this task looming over my head! Misty
  8. Hey everyone- I didn't forget about the announcement/distribution info- all of the information on the pin distribution and its announcement will be included in the January 1 SASS Member Bulletin, as was always planned. Keep an eye on your email on January 1! Thanks! Misty
  9. Hi Chili Ron, No- each member will get only the one landmark pin that they are currently on. We hadn't considered additional pins as an option... our goal was to get only the one pin to each member who had reached the landmark for membership. I'm certainly not opposed to offering the pins for folks to buy additional of as well (if their membership qualifies!)... I'll look into this as a possibility in the coming months. Thanks for the suggestion! Misty
  10. Why do you think this wasn’t well thought out, Allie Mo? The loyalty of a life membership is not in question- nor has it ever been. SASS is greatly appreciative of ALL our members. We felt like it was high time to recognize landmark years of membership loyalty to SASS- for ALL our members; not just those wearing a gold badge. Misty
  11. Wow! What a response.... Yes, this is new.... and (we thought) awesome!? Beginning with the January 2019 renewal dates for annual members, those who have hit a 5-10-15-20-25-30 year landmark will be receiving the landmark pin. We thought it was a great way to recognize our annual members and give them a little something to know we appreciate them. Sending out the pins to every member all at once would be extremely cost prohibitive- so we will be doing so each month as those memberships come up for renewal. I will post an annnouncement with all the details tomorrow as to when everyone can expect their pin... right now I’m enjoying my Sunday afternoon with my new grandson. Misty
  12. A note to all Forum Users: The goal of the SASS Wire Forums is to provide a fun and resourceful place that users can come and discuss topics in regards to SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting. We also want to celebrate free exchange of information and conversation, and realize that "spirited" discussion can happen at times when the subject matter is one that we feel passionately about. It can be a challenge to express ideas and opinions in the written word and nearly impossible to judge intent of the manner of which it is intended. Please keep that in mind when posting on the forums- be considerate of the challenges we all face when trying to communicate on the SASS Wire. We are not looking to curtail expression- everyone has their opinions and are entitled to them. We want to make sure that everyone is able to participate fully and express themselves without fear of ridicule. There IS a difference between a debate and an argument. Arguments are disrespectful and will not be tolerated. Treating each other with respect is paramount. Please be considerate of the challenges that we all face when trying to communicate on the SASS Wire. Please refer to the following excerpt from the Guidelines: Inappropriate or offensive content and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. To assist in defining inappropriate content, ask yourself the following questions when making a post: - Is this message SASS-related? (with the exception of the Saloon forum) - Is this message something most members would like to read? - Does this message add value to the forum? - Is this something I would say to a person face-to-face? *If you cannot answer yes to all of these questions, please reconsider posting your message. IGNORE FEATURE TIP: If you find there is a forum user that you no longer wish to see posts from,-regardless of the reason, there is a feature built in to the SASS Wire Forums that allows you to "IGNORE" a User. There are a few ways this can be accomplished. You can either hover over the member's icon that you wish to ignore and a "Ignore" option will come up- taking you to your Ignored Users page within YOUR account. This is where you can manage the content you see within the Forums. You can also arrive at your Ignored Users page within your account by clicking on the down arrow next to your name/account info in the top right corner and select "Ignored Users". This is similar to "unfollowing" someone in Facebook. Thank you, Misty Moonshine & the SASS Wire Moderating Team
  13. There are no "techs" to hold out hope to see this and answer or fix. We don't have tech's.... our hosting service doesn't monitor our wire forums. All they do is maintain the software and keep it safe; installing upgrades, etc. The only way to get changes made is through SASS HQ- we communicate to the hosting service and do what we can to facilitate the request. I will have to contact them and ask them about Post #'s. If we can add them back, we will- but please understand that they are not software developers. Will do the best we can. As Allie mentioned on another post... I cant read every thread or post either... if there is something like this that comes up - don't just "hope" I happen to see it. Please reach out to me directly at misty@sassnet.com Misty Moonshine
  14. Press Release January 30, 2017 The Single Action Shooting Society® Celebrates 30th Anniversary The Single Action Shooting Society® (SASS) is pleased to recognize 2017 as its 30th Anniversary. SASS was founded in 1987 as a membership organization with a mission to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. Over the last 30 years, the Single Action Shooting Society has grown into an international organization, recognizing over 105,000 SASS memberships along the way. SASS is the internationally recognized governing body for the wildly popular sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™, promulgating rules for safety and consistency in competitions across the globe. With over 600 Affiliated Clubs in 24 countries, SASS sanctions championship matches at all levels of competition, including State, Regional, Divisional, National, and the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting™, END of TRAIL®. SASS members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, a love of the cowboy era, single action firearms, and action-packed competitive shooting for all skill levels in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment. A true multi-generational organization and shooting sport, SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting™ have always been so much more than just a monthly shooting competition. For most members, SASS is not only a family tradition, it has become a way of life — a true SASS family. SASS has come a long way since its origins and is a direct reflection of the membership who have joined with enthusiasm, expanding and keeping alive the joy of the game and its foundation of friendly competition — what we call Spirit of the Game. SASS credits much of its success to these individuals and groups who have contributed to the growth of the organization and the direction of Cowboy Action Shooting™ along the way. As SASS reflects on the past 30 years, we look forward to the future with anticipation and excitement for the evolution and continued growth of the organization and the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. We look forward to many more years providing unparalleled resources and benefits to our members, supporting the shooting sports and firearms industry, and upholding our original mission — preserving and promoting the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™.
  15. Hi Jim No Horse! Thanks for thinking of me, and for wondering about me. I'm around- and I'm not going anywhere! Super busy with a million things, just back from SHOT show, and gearing up for the Great American Outdoor Show in PA. Lots of planning and coordination coming along for END of TRAIL, and a good long list of other things- always working to improve SASS, its events, programs, and member services! I haven't had much time to peruse the Wire Forum. I'm always "reachable" via my direct email: misty@sassnet.com. Again- thanks for checking on me! Misty
  16. Hello Everyone! First off, thank you all so much for your time and for volunteering to help "man the booth"! At the Great American Outdoor Show. I need to impose a deadline for any potential volunteers to get signed up so that I can make sure I have plenty of time to order exhibitor badges and parking passes for everyone- AND, to have enough time to get those mailed out to each of you before the show. The deadline to sign up to volunteer to help is Thursday, January 5th, 2017. If you are still on the fence about volunteering, please get signed up before this date. This is the only way I can guarantee I can get you an exhibitor badge (credentials for entry) and a parking pass! Here is the link to the sign up module: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4da4ae2ca02-thegreat1 I've been pulling Volunteers names off of the sign up module, and if you've signed up already- THANK YOU! Once I receive all of the badges and parking passes from the show, I will send them to you- and I will include important information about the show. I look forward to seeing you all there! Misty Moonshine
  17. Hi everyone! A HUGE thanks to JS Sooner- he established an AWESOME sign up tool! If you are interested in helping out at the Show, you can follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4da4ae2ca02-thegreat1 Thank you again! Misty
  18. Hi everyone! SASS will be exhibiting at The Great American Outdoor Show scheduled to be held February 4-12, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I will be flying out for the show, and I need SASS member/shooter volunteers to help me work the booth at the show. A little about the show: - World's largest consumer outdoor show - 9 day show - 650,000 sq. feet of exhibitions, 9 halls - 200,000 attendees If you have some time and would like to help me in the booth promoting the organization and the sport we all love so much, I would be extremely grateful for the help! You can learn more about the show here: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/ Please contact me directly at: misty@sassnet.com or call the office at 505-843-1320. Thanks so much- this is going to be great exposure for SASS, Cowboy Action Shooting, and mostly.....FUN!!! Misty Moonshine
  19. Little Rob, I haven't seen a letter from SASS where we are asking clubs to pay SASS for non members that shoot at local matches.... I'd sure like to see what you are referring to. Misty
  20. The SASS® Organization A few of SASS’ own members have recently stated, “What does SASS do for me?”, “What does SASS do as a “parent” organization… and even the statement “We don’t need SASS to play Cowboy Action Shooting™”… While the latter statement may be true in the short term, it wouldn’t remain so for long without SASS® - and Cowboy Action Shooting™ wouldn’t be the recognizable or respected discipline it is today in the Shooting Sports and Firearms Industry if it weren’t for the direct efforts of the Single Action Shooting Society®. At this critical time in our organization, I think it is important to illustrate what your membership in SASS means on a global scale- and list just some of the achievements SASS has championed on your behalf over the years. While being humble is an admirable quality, I think it is time to outline some of SASS’ accomplishments. SASS® membership means different things to different people, and membership in SASS has both tangible and intangible benefits. In many ways, those intangible benefits outweigh the tangible benefits of a registered alias, a shooters badge, and member discounts. Did you know? Colt SAA’s and their clones would be illegal in California if not for the direct efforts of SASS on your behalf. Without SASS, members in California would only be able to have rifles that are limited to hold 10 rounds only. SASS represents its members interests to protect gun rights: Testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on Firearms related legislation Testified before the California House Public Safety Committee on Firearms related legislation Testified before the United Nations General Assembly on the Treaty for Regulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (currently titled The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)) Today’s wide variety and availability of Single Action Revolvers and Lever Action rifles is directly attributable to SASS and its success as an organization. SASS created and still creates and maintains a visible market that influences manufacturers. Ruger Vaqueros Marlin Rifles without a “micro-grooved” barrel There would never have been a need or desire for a .38 bullet weighing less than 158 gr. SASS members would have a difficult time finding competent gunsmiths to work on their guns (there were only a very small handful in the early 80s) Winchester quit putting the cannalure in their .45 LC brass and made it a smooth walled case so it would last longer. The quality and design of those firearms is immensely superior to those of yore- and while that’s largely due to the efforts of Boyd Davis (EMF) and Val Forgett (Navy Arms), their efforts would’ve been fruitless without the visible market that is the SASS Organization of members. Many retail giants in the industry (Midway, Dillon, Cabela’s, Brownell’s) stock and market Cowboy Action Shooting accessories, parts, etc. – a direct result of SASS’ influence. Internationally, many countries are signing on to the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Those countries will be expected to conform to the mandates of the treaty. SASS stands as the organization that invokes protection to ensure that SASS members and affiliated clubs are protected by definition- meaning their guns are protected. SASS membership affords members in many foreign countries to possess firearms that they otherwise could not legally own. SASS has had a profound effect on the way firearms and the shooting sports are viewed by many, including the press. Men, women and children dressed in 1890s clothing, shooting old time firearms presents an aura of FUN. That in turn has influenced other shooting sports, which have adopted the public approach of “shooting is a FUN, SAFE, pastime.” Even the National Shooting Sports Foundation advertises their First Shots program with an emphasis on FUN. SASS has been a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation since its inception, and has helped develop many of their range programs. Today we are seeing many of our traditions, much of our history, and many of our core values denigrated, devalued, and in some cases, simply erased. SASS stands for and promotes the preservation of those valued elements. If you think not, ask yourself why you like your SASS pards. Why do we all say you’ll “come for the shooting, but stay for the people”? It is our mission to ensure SASS continues for many, many years. Not the least of reasons is our ability to pass on the history, the values, the camaraderie and good will exhibited in our game. SASS has worked diligently to provide a sport and an organization that your entire family can enjoy together. Steeped in core values you and every member of SASS teach the young ones by example. The core qualities of free men and a free nation should not be allowed to die. Every single SASS member should be introducing friends, family, and neighbors to SASS and influencing them to join. There is strength in numbers, and the larger we are the stronger and more influential we are. Every member should swell with pride to be part of SASS. On behalf of the Founders of SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting- The Wild Bunch- Misty Moonshine PROUD member of The Single Action Shooting Society
  21. Its makin' my head hurt too, Brisco! We'll get through it, just like everything else, though!

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