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Matanuska Valley Sportsmen Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: To educate members and the general public regarding the safe handling of firearms, and to promote a better understanding of firearm use.

Programs: At the end of 2014, membership stood at 1,463 members, no change from last year. During 2014, 6,435 people fired at the range, a decrease of 5% from the previous year. Included in those numbers are 436 youth (9% more than last year) and 1,443 ladies (4% more than last year). The ladies night program continues to be successful. More classes have been provided and attendance is up. Over 1. 09 million rounds were fired at the range during the year. The sponsorship for the junior teams has continued and team members placed highly in local and national competition. A classroom continues to be well used and has a high occupancy factor. Volunteer range safety officers, instructors, board members, and others provided over 8,000 volunteer labor hours to the organization at a value of $20 per hour for a total value of $160,000.

a gun show was sponsored during 2014 to provide members and the public: 1) the opportunity to view new developments in the firearms industry, 2) the opportunity to upgrade personal and professional equipment, 3) to purchase new and specialized personal and professional equipment and supplies, 4) the opportunity to observe historically significant educational displays, and 5) to sell un-needed personal supplies and equipment. Over 99 vendors displayed and over 2,500 people attended.

competitions and training classes were offered an average of twice per week. Over 350 people were trained in both formal and informal training classes. The classes given provided training from introduction to firearms through advanced personal defense and included range safety officer training and refuse to be a victim training. We continue to develop new classes to add to the offerings.

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Rating: 5

Everyone at this place is a volunteer. Nobody gets any pay, even the Board of Directors. The rates are fair and the classes are the lest expensive you will find. Some of the safety officers seem rough at first but they are just beeing direct to maintain control. After you watch them for a while they are there to help and do a great job.