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Cibola Al

Thanks to Doc McCandless

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I recently read a thread here discussing how SASS numbers were down. Doc McCandless has created a SASS/CAS Facebook group that now has over 4,000 members. Lots of people getting excited about shooting old timey guns, and quite a few are joining SASS. Seems like he might be reaching some of the slightly younger crowd, but there are plenty of old timers there who are sharing their wisdom with us new folks. Doc's doing good work.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/247150769193328/

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this sounds a good idea , i will check it out , already involved and trying to recruit within my circle , we do need to expand the group for the future as some of us will be going by the wayside in years to come , im not planning to go soon but getting realistic in all my thinking these day , it has resulted in some frivolous spending lately 

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Social media is definitely the key to casting a wider net. 

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He puts a lot of time and effort into posts on that page.  He also represents the sport well.

 

I have used different methods, including online resources, to publicize the game and to recruit new shooters in my area.  Still trying to determine what methods generate the best “return on investment” as measured by new shooters who show up and then continue in the game.

 

Social media seems to generate lots of casual interest but I’ve not seen much end result yet.  The old saying “talk is cheap” seems to apply.

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I don't know the exact numbers, but I've seen at least half a dozen folks post a pic of their newly issued SASS registration letter on the FB group so there is that at least :)

 

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Wow!  Thank you!   I just saw this.  Yes, I've created a few pages aimed at SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting, and one specifically aimed at towards new shooters, or those just "kicking the tires", and trying to find out what it's all about.  Basically, doing what I can to stir interest.

I'm gratified to see that several of the folks have become SASS-members and proudly included their brand new SASS membership certificates, some with really clever aliases.  Abe E.S. Corpus is a frequent contributor to the page and leaves many thoughtful comments that help steer new members in the right direction.

 

There are lots of folks asking basic questions, and it's a place where we don't mind repeating answers that were just asked last week, and there is no such thing as a dumb question.  We field them all with as much kindness and respect as we can muster.  Then we point interested folks towards the SASS web site.  

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