One of our members stepped up and is now our new Northeast (Monroe and surrounding area) Regional Coordinator... Mr. Leonard Clark, former NRA instructor and Hunter Education instructor who is currently working at the Caldwell Correctional Center in Columbia, LA.

Another member has stepped up to be our Lake Charles area Coordinator as well! Welcome and thanks to Riley Belile of Lake Charles! Riley writes: "I am a retired railroader. I am a former U. S. Army commissioned officer, O.C.S. 66'-69'. I began carrying openly in 1977, but switch primarily to concealed carry when I convinced the local Sheriff to grant me a permit. My concealed permit from the state is #35, so I was primed when the gate opened. I have been a member of the Southwest Rifle & Pistol for 20 something years, with a short period as secretary of the club. I have taught not only my six children to shoot, but have introduced shooting to many young people in my life."

Mr. Eric Hebert of Lafayette is our third member to accept the position of Lafayette Area Coordinator!

Congratulations and welcome to our new Coordinators and their Area members on their new Area Coordinators! They will be contacting their area members and arranging meetings and seeing what they can do to meet their member's needs in the coming weeks.