Jim HendersonPresident’s Column

By Jim Henderson 

June 2019



Hello ORPA members,

I hope you are enjoying the extension of Winter that we are having and have invested in a high quality rain jacket.  

We have a great prize table this year for the 2019 Sweepstakes!  I started it off with 500 rounds of Remington 9mm ammunition, then we gat a very nice fixed blade knife from Todd Wielinski at TrueSaber.  There's a Henry Golden Boy 22 LR Rifle, an M1 Garand from the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a custom hunting knife from Gary Smith.  All proceeds of the Sweepstakes go to support the ORPA Junior programs so please buy as many tickets as possible.

I had the pleasure of representing ORPA at the 20196 NRA convention this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a cost cutting measure I did not use the traditionally set aside funds that ORPA provides to the President to attend this annual meeting.  As I am sure you are all aware, Oliver North resigned as President of the NRA.  While on the subject of the NRA, it needs to be mentioned that starting in 2020 all NRA competitive National Championships will be held at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.  

Lastly, I encourage all of you to take an active roll in this organization.  We are looking to increase our involvement in new arenas such as the action shooting sports and revisiting our support of a steadfast classic in Cowboy action.  Other goals of the organization are to expand our Junior programs and rebuild our director positions.  We will have an opening starting June 30th in High Power and many of the current directors need assistant directors. 

As always I would appreciate any constructive ideas to make YOUR state association better.  

I wish all you competitors the best of luck on the range this shooting season.  

Jim Henderson


The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association