March 20, 2007
Stand With Us

IGOLD was a big success last Wednesday. ISRA members, club affiliates and members of other Illinois organizations rallied in Springfield in a tremendous show of solidarity.

Now is the time, especially if you have strong feelings about the fight we continue to face in Springfield and in Cook County this year, to carry last week’s momentum forward and attend the ISRA Annual Meeting this Saturday.

We’ll have a legislative briefing, and one from the ISRA-PVF, as well as the “Shooter’s Showcase”, where you can meet with experts from various disciplines. Of course, there’s the Annual Meeting itself, and our Annual Banquet with guest speaker Bob Barr.

If you’re an ISRA member, now is the time to take your place among your fellow members, to stand with us. Show us your face, share with everyone what’s important to you. If you’ve never been to the ISRA Annual Meeting before, the first time that I attended was a sea change for me. The officers and directors were no longer just a list of names in the newsletter, having met and talked with them, they were now very real to me. I left knowing that I was not a membership number on a mailing list, this was my organization and I was an important part of it.

If you’re not an ISRA member, we welcome you to come and see who we are: concerned gun owners, your brothers and sisters in arms. If you like what you see, you’re welcome to become part of our organization.

I urge you to drive to Naperville and attend the ISRA Annual Meeting. Get more info from the ISRA calendar.  There are still some dinner tickets left, you can buy them over the phone at 815-6135 or on-line.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.

Warmest Regards,
Mike Weisman,
ISRA 1st Vice President.