Election of Three Georgia Board of Directors
May 201
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You must be a resident of Georgia and a current member of the National Sporting Clays Association to vote. You will be asked for your NSCA number. Crossfire members are not eligible to vote. Voting begins on Thursday, May 16 and closes at 5 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019.   You may vote only one time in this election!  After reading the bio's of each candidate, click on the link at the bottom of the page to cast your ballot!

President

Bio of Harvey T Schwartz, President (incumbent)

Georgia Sporting Clays Association 

Since being involved in the GSCA beginning in 2012, many changes and new records have occurred.  We have achieved financial stability in the past few years due to a record number of clubs throwing record numbers of targets.  This is our only source of income other than our club dues.  

The number of targets thrown:

2016    1,041,325 targets

2017    1,863,973 targets

2018    1,516,030 targets 

Our membership:

2015    1,239 members

2016    1,362 members

2017    1,419 members

2018    1,472 members

Currently there are 22 clubs in the state.  Most of them are packing the calendar on a weekly basis bidding on dates to host their registered shoots. 

Some of our achievements include:

11 Qualified Hall of Fame inductees since taking over as President;

Outstanding participation in our GSCA State Shoot;

Shooter appreciation tokens given to each shooter in the Main Event of the State Shoot;

Tremendous increase in our youth shooting numbers including SCTP, 4H, and YESS programs.  Several new college teams have been formed and we continue to assist them in starting their programs.

My goals, going forward, are to continue to make sporting clays in the state of Georgia a major factor in the United States.  We have had the largest US Open in NSCA history and our state shoots continue to grow.  Our SCTP teams continue to win National Championships on a yearly basis.  I continue to work with clubs on a regular basis to assist them in expanding their facilities allowing them to host larger shoots.  One goal is to create another large shoot in the spring, which will be a multi-day registered shoot with a focus on youth shooters.  The shooters in our state continue to get better and are winning large events all over the country.  I want to continue to expand our instructional area so more can benefit from it.   

I have enjoyed this passion since 2005, and I will continue to focus on sporting clays in the State of Georgia.  I look forward to serving as your President for the next three years. 

Sincerely, 

Harvey T Schwartz


At Large Representative



Sammy R. McFaddin DVM

I am a candidate for “At Large” Representative with GSCA
My Biographical information that is pertinent to this candidacy:
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Active GSCA member for 20 plus years
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Youth Coach for 25 years
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SCTP State Advisor for 10 years
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Level II NSCA Instructor
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Referee Certifications:  Sporting Clays, FITASC and Skeet.
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NSCA Lifetime Member
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NRA Lifetime Member
Honors from GSCA
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Hall Of Fame
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John Letsinger Service Award
Life Philosophy
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Work Hard, Play Hard
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Take care of Family and Friends
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Be a “Sheepdog”
I ask for your support and vote.

Sincerely Yours

Sammy McFaddin DVM

At Large Representative

Dominic Bethel

Dominic has been a Georgia resident for 24 years where he grew up hunting and occasionally shooting skeet with his dad before quail hunts. His passion for wing shooting is what lead him to clay shooting where he quickly found himself most excited with Sporting Clays. Today Dominic owns and operates Always in Season Bulk Ammo and can been seen at shoots around GA both competing and vending. He lives in Marietta GA with his wife Jessica and daughter Rose.

Objectives: As a member of the GSCA board I'd like to see our sport and state grow more than it already has. I believe that we can do this by working more closely with the SCTP and encourage more schools to get more involved with the NSCA on a more regular basis. I think our youth has a lot to gain by shooting both NSCA and SCTP which will only further our organization long term. Social media also plays a part in our sport increasing and I'd like to work with the GSCA to help imporve that.
I also think there are ways we can grow our state shoot even more than it has already done. Georgia has significant opportunity to attract out of state shooters and we should work to grow our base in Georgia as well as outside of our state. Georgia is a state blessed with magnificent facilities and we should work to promote them further!

Sincerely,

Dominic Bethel

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Club Representative

Jon Kent  (incumbent)

  Jon grew up as a bird hunter and discovered Sporting Clays right after graduating from Georgia Southern University.  He went to work at the Sea Island Company right out of college.  Not long after getting hooked on Sporting Clays, he married into the game as well after meeting accomplished shooter Jessica Mitchell, daughter of Seminole Gunwork’s Randy Mitchell, at the 1998 Seminole Cup.  Jon and Jessica are now the proud parents of three boys ages 16, 14, and 10 who are all active SCTP shooters.   
     A 23 year employee at Sea Island, Jon is now the Director of Outdoor Pursuits.  In that role he keeps the 90 year tradition of teaching resort guests clay target shooting alive and well.  He is also the Tournament Director for the Seminole Cup which is held at Broadfield, Sea Island’s 5800 acre sporting preserve.  Broadfield jumped into the Sporting Clays world with both feet in 2015 as the host of the Seminole Cup. 
   The shoot has been very successful, averaging over 500 shooters each year and winning the March “NSCA Club of the Month” for the last few years. Jon participated at the Master Class level for many years before taking a break to spend time with his young kids.  He is back in the game again as a AA shooter but enjoys spending time working with the Forest City Juniors as much or more than he does on his own shooting. 

Sincerely,

Jon Kent

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