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The Well Armed Woman January 2018

Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman
License to Carry a Handgun Instructor certified by Texas Dept of Public Safety. Certified NRA Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection in the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim. Member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Texas State Rifle Assoc.; and Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association. Retired from Dept of Defense (2010)

THE WELL ARMED WOMAN organization is “expanding the world of firearms to women all over the country in a safe, non-threatening way with the purpose of Educating, Equipping and Empowering women shooters”. It was established in 2012 and has grown to 363 chapters in 49 states with a growing membership of over 10,500. The Lake Fork Chapter was the 4th to organize in Texas by Peggy York in 2014 and has over 30 members.

The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) will see many changes in 2018. Peggy York has been selected to be the Texas State Chapter Leader where she will oversee 20 chapters and help organize new ones. Currently there are chapters from as far north as Amarillo to the south in Corpus Christi. And as far west as Midland and east to Beaumont. Texas currently has 364 TWAW members and members continue to be added daily. Peggy will continue her membership with the Lake Fork Chapter and assist where she is needed.

Sue Parrish has been selected and will lead The Lake Fork Chapter! Sue is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a Range Safety Officer. She is a Charter Member of the Lake Fork Chapter and has been the leader on the firing line since January 2015. Her knowledge and skills of firearms are shared every time we get together and is a great asset to the Lake Fork Chapter and The Well Armed Woman!

There will be a few changes at our host range, Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports on FM 154. The chapter will continue to meet there on the first Thursday at the same time from 4-7pm. However, they have had a price increase in fees to shoot.

The first meeting of 2018 on January 4th was too cold to shoot but the ladies enjoyed a game of Jeopardy with categories and answers that were related to the basics of Pistol Shooting. The room was full of fun and laughter! The Lake Fork Chapter ladies continue to participate in the Winchester Challenge. Lequida Jennings, Jo Alice McCue, Reta McNown and Carol Reno received their Distinguished Expert medals. Soon every member will have earned this prestigious award. This is a great accomplishment as many members have never shot or even held a firearm before joining TWAW. So if you want to learn to shoot in a safe, non-threatening environment with other lady shooters, come join the Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Women. Contact Sue Parrish at (903) 473-9819 for more information about joining this chapter.

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Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Partly Sunny

Hi: 91

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

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Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/3: 403.15 (+0.15)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on red, purple or black plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.