The next ISRA Annual Meeting will be February 21, 2009 in Springfield, Illinois.
There will be a legislative briefing, a presentation on personal protection, the Annual Meeting itself, and the Annual Banquet with guest speaker Alan Gura, the lawyer who represented Dick Heller in the Supreme Court case DC v Heller.
If you're an ISRA member, this is your opportunity to show solidarity with ISRA and your fellow members. Your chance to share with everyone what's important to you. I can share my own experience the first time that I attended the ISRA Annual Meeting. 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.
Please make the time to come to Springfield and attend the ISRA Annual Meeting. There are some dinner tickets left, you can buy them over the phone at 815-635-3198 or on-line via the ISRA website www.isra.org. You can still reserve a hotel room at the special ISRA block rate through Friday by calling the Crowne Plaza in Springfield at 800-589-2769.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all there.
ISRA 1st Vice President.