Vice President’s Message
Ready for the 2016 NRA Meeting?
by Vincent Shuck
We have posted notices about the upcoming NRA Annual Meeting in previous eJournals but this is your official invitation to join Gila, Marty and me at the NRA Annual Meeting that will be held later this month in Louisville, KY. The meeting will be conducted at the Kentucky Exposition Center, May 20-22.
As noted in the President’s Message, we will have an expanded booth presence with a new appearance so please look for us and visit us in booth # 4231. Spend some time with us but also enjoy the other 500 or so exhibitors, including every major firearm manufacturer, hunting and outfitter company, firearms collection group, shooting accessories corporation, wildlife artist, knife maker, and much more! Educational seminars, special ticketed events and celebrity speakers are on the schedule to break up your walking time in the exhibit hall. Admission to the meeting is free to NRA members and their families.
Louisville, located on the Ohio River, may be best known for the Kentucky Derby, defined as a two-week party culminating with a two-minute horse race. The “Run for the Roses” is the first leg of the Triple Crown and is held on the first Saturday in May. But even after the Derby weekend, you can sip on a Mint Julep at most watering holes in the city, just like those attending Churchill Downs and the race.
Louisville is also the headquarters for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Colonel Sanders, the company that produces the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and it is the major center of the American whisky industry, with about one-third of all bourbon brands coming from the area. Thus, it’s easy to visit a place that serves adult beverages and find over 30 different bourbon labels to sample. It’s also the home of the University of Louisville, one of my Alma Maters.
Current Network members should stop by the Network booth and say hello to us – it is nice when we can put a name with a face. Bring your friends and encourage them to become Network members while at the meeting!
For more information on the NRA meeting, pre-registration and housing assistance, visit www.nraam.org. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville.
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