Jim HendersonPresident’s Column

By Jim Henderson 

 April 2018


Hello ORPA!

 I hope all is well with you and yours and you are getting all the range time you can stand!

I’m guessing at this point everyone is loading up their Sunshine Loads in anticipation of Spring and the Outdoor Season. I plan on having a loading weekend pretty soon!

My family and I recently got back from a week long vacation in Hawaii! We got to see some very good friends we hadn’t see in almost six years. It was also my first time traveling with a toddler. There were a couple extra logistical concerns but Charlotte was a real trooper! She only complained a little bit on the 8+ hour flight home! The scenery was as beautiful and prehistoric as everyone said it would be. The sunrises and sunsets were amazing! We did a three mile hike one morning up to the Makapuu Lighthouse just to get some pictures, it was perfect! We got to check out the North Shore and the waves were big to me, but I’m told they weren’t that great.
Great trip all in all!

As the outdoor season starts let’s all work together to mesh as many range schedules as we can, so that every range in the state gets as much participation as possible! I understand it is probably too late for this year, but if you can make it to a Board meeting at some point this year, we can talk about next year’s schedules and be ahead of the game.

Your High Power Director is hard at work getting that program back up and running! I believe we have some tentative dates set and are just waiting for the final ok to release them. Please bear with us as Samantha works on this, she is also the Mother of an awesome 15 month old, and has a very full time job.

I believe the outdoor Pistol schedule is out so start making plans to attend today!

Make sure you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, concerns, ideas or solutions with anything Pistol.

One last thing. If you have any noteworthy happenings at your club, say a range record, someone moves up to a higher class, anything you can think of that will help spread the word please email or call me. I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have a great day and I hope to see you on the range!

Jim Henderson
ORPA President