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  1. All 4 issues will still be provided digitally. Misty Moonshine
  2. UPDATE: The email below was sent to all IL Territorial Governors this morning: Dear Illinois Territorial Governors: One of the applicants have withdrawn their application, so please disregard the voting link/process for the 2020 IL State Championship. The applicant that withdrew, Cowboy Carty, had applied to host the IL State in IN at Paradise Pass- as they have done in the past for several years when there was no applicant/venue in IL. The motivation behind the application was to bring shooters together and ensure an IL state championship would continue. It was never the intention of the applicant- or the host range (Paradise Pass, IN) to cause a division amongst the members affected. On behalf of SASS, we applaud their efforts and true intention to continue to support IL shooters- and we implore all IL clubs and SASS members to view their intent as such- with gratitude. Once the second applicant came forward- albeit after the deadline- the original intent of Cowboy Carty/Paradise Pass’ application got lost in the mayhem and they felt they were not able (or allowed) to steer the process. After a conversation with Cowboy Carty, I assured him that he could, in fact, withdraw the application. So, they have. If the situation resulted in any feeling of a “line in the sand”… it’s time to remove it. To quote Cowboy Carty, “We are stronger together.” Hats off to Cowboy Carty and Paradise Pass for making this move. As such, the remaining applicant, The Midwest Gunslingers, will be awarded the 2020 IL State Championship. Respectfully, Misty D. Miller aka Misty Moonshine SASS #83232 Patron Life Chief Executive Officer The Single Action Shooting Society 215 Cowboy Way Edgewood, NM 87015 505.843.1320 Office 877.770.8687 Fax www.sassnet.com All: While I would prefer not to engage situations like this on the wire forum, due to the responses to several threads regarding this topic, I felt it suitable to post some information. I've spent the morning speaking with our Club Administrator, Ruby Ruthless- as well as the rest of the Wild Bunch. For future reference, the only real way to rally for official action is directly through the SASS office- not the wire forum. We find it truly disheartening that the discussion turned to SASS-bashing so quickly.. and in the same breath(s) refer to the Cowboy Way. As such, I have hidden both of the threads on the topic. I am also posting this reply as locked. The facts: - The deadline to submit an application to host a SASS Sanctioned match for 2020 was September 1, 2019. The applications and subsequent deadline have been posted on the website and available since January 2019. SASS does not offer extensions- this was clearly a miscommunication. The September 1 deadline provides SASS with the time to resolve any double applications (send to a TG Vote) and assemble our budget and planning for our upcoming fiscal year for Sanctioning costs. (SASS' fiscal year runs Oct. - Sept.) - Late last week, SASS received an application to host the 2020 Championship from another Illinois Shooter. The match was applied for to be hosted/organized by Illinois shooters, held in Paradise Pass, IN. (Paradise Pass had stepped up for several years and hosted the IL state in the past). - Because no other application had been received for IL- at about a month past the deadline, the application to hold the match at Paradise Pass was approved. (as is common in these scenarios) - As of today, 9/30/19, no application has been received for 2020 from Billy the Avenger and the Sparta crew. Resolution: In an attempt to resolve this situation, even though it is well past the deadline, SASS will be extending an offer in a direct communication to both parties that we will be sending the matter to a TG Vote. However, we cannot do this without an application from Billy the Avenger for 2020. Hopefully they will get it sent in as soon as possible so that we can let the TG Vote process get to work. Respectfully, Misty Moonshine Chief Executive Officer and Ruby Ruthless SASS Club Administrator
  3. That would be fun. I'll look into it. Thanks! Misty
  4. Phantom, I can certainly appreciate your view point on this- our SASS #'s have meaning and have become a moniker for our time in SASS. I was offered/gifted a lower number about 8 years ago. I took it over for awhile, but it just felt wrong. So, after just a few months, I switched back to my original #83232- with pride. However, I need to point out that this is far from the first time a new(er) member took over a lower number. This practice has been going on since the beginning of SASS. Some folks take over a deceased parent's SASS number as a way to honor them, etc. There are numerous folks that have much lower numbers than the number they were issued originally. For example- Justice Lily Kate- her original SASS # was somewhere in the 38000's. But the Judge gifted her with 1000... (fun story about who/what SASS #1000 belonged to before Katie- ask the Judge or Kate to tell ya!)... another example, Coyote Calhoun- his original number wasn't 201- it was in fact, much higher. So, as you see- this is far from the first time- and the practice has had no real effect on the perception of SASS numbers within the organization. I applaud Griff's generosity during a very difficult time- and this was for a great cause. Misty
  5. That is a great idea. I'll look into the logistics. And, again... the Four Aces ran for 3 months- not 3 days. Misty
  6. I can certainly appreciate your point. It was a short term raffle that would’ve benefitted from a wire post in addition to the direct emails (one that was sent in June), the homepage ad, the post on FB, and the promoting during EOT. I can’t change it now, but what I can do is promise that I’ll do better in the future to include making wire posts about SASS promotions. Thank you for your feedback and interest. I only wish you’d offered the criticism without the insinuation of something shady- when you bring our (my) integrity and the integrity of the raffle into question, it’s simply not ok- and certainly not contributing to the success of SASS. Misty
  7. Huge Congratulations to Joshua Falks of Gonzales, Texas (the member who will be formerly known as Voodoo Jack, SASS #107032- WINNER of the Four Aces, SASS #1111 Life Membership Scholarship Raffle! Also- a huge thank you to all who supported this raffle- we raised over $2000 for the SASS Scholarship Foundation! And- of course- special thanks to Griff. Misty Moonshine
  8. Are you referring to the price of a Guest badge? ("...charging spouses to watch the match.") Seems like you were provided with incorrect information, Assassin. Definitely a misunderstanding or incorrect assumption. No one is every charged to come and watch the match (except for the public on 2 days when we amp up the entertainment.) A guest badge must be purchased if a guest plans on sticking around after 5pm for any of the evening activities. We provide/host activities and receptions almost nightly that include free food, drink, etc. for our attendees - additionally, due to our event permits we have to keep evening activities "private" for only our registered guests- Hence, the "Guest badge". I have always been mindful of the "Value of the cost of admission", so to speak. I'm confident that- if you come to EOT and actually attend all of the scheduled events offered to you, you'll certainly feel like you got your money's worth. Misty
  9. This raffle was launched in June- it was advertised! It was on the SASS homepage on the website for 3 months, and was also in several member bulletin email broadcasts to all members. I can assure you we wanted a whole lot more entries that we received- it is for a great cause- the SASS Scholarship! I'm not a fan of your insinuation. Misty
  10. ***Edited to add: I do not want to hijack this thread for this topic- lots of great info here on EOT and WR!! (BTW- I vote for both equally!) I am happy to respond and discuss items like this directly, or in a separate thread. However- I did feel like a response here was appropriate. - Misty Palo Verde, Your post makes me realize that I need to issue an updated member report to all SASS members regarding the business structure and operations information... and our vision for the future and longevity of SASS. Yes, SASS (me, actually) did announce several years ago that the goal was to transition into a non-profit organization. That goal has yet to be reached. 30+ years of business structure has to be carefully unwoven before we can truly consider that as an option. Not only do I contend, but I guarantee you that not a single dime of EOT (Museum) funds are co-mingled with SASS funds/accounting. END of TRAIL is run through a separate company- the SASS Western Heritage Museum. SASS does do one thing- we donate all SASS employee labor costs to the event by not charging out out employee labor- only contract labor is paid directly out of the Museum/EOT. I am in the process of building an EOT SASS Member report for distribution that will outline the attendance information, the survey results, our action plan, and the financial picture. I think SASS members will be pleased to see such transparency. Stay tuned. No apology needed. I realize that for some, trust is a difficult thing to gain. I have been with SASS since 2009. (February 2019 was my 10 year SASS-anniversary!!) I cannot speak to anything stated in an article from 12 years ago. I can only speak to what I do know- and I absolutely know, without a doubt, that in all of my tenure here, not a single penny has ever been "skimmed" from the Scholarship fund for any reason. Quite the contrary actually- SASS covers all the administrative, banking, registrations, maintenance, etc. fees for the SASS Scholarship Foundation so that every penny donated goes to the kids. Proudly. Erasers aren't needed, but what is needed is a little distance and perspective. Trust me, I get it- I've spent the last 10 years rebuilding a lot of bridges. Lets start focusing on some of the good, the accomplishments, the changes, the evolution. It simply isn't right to crucify current staff/management for something that was the work of predecessors. It is the past and I (we) cant change it... but we certainly can learn from it! I have always been open and honest with my fellow SASS members. I say, lets build a "new" history of SASS- through open communication and transparency. Together. Respectfully, Misty
  11. No sir. But END of TRAIL is a SASS Western Heritage event. It is run through our Non-Profit- has been for over 10 years now. Misty
  12. So is END of TRAIL. (A non-profit, that is) Little known fact or false preconceived notion- not sure. Respectfully, Misty Moonshine
  13. You asked... we listened! The Membership Upgrade quarterly payment option is back on for a limited time! Promotion expires October 1, 2019. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION MembershipSpecial-Upgrade-19.pdf
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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™.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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