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Programs & Services

Saluting Community Heroes
With A 21-Gun Giveaway

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he National Rifle Association's 2021 Annual
Meetings and Exhibits will be held Sept. 3-5,
2021. Originally scheduled for mid-May, the
event will remain in Houston, Texas, at the George
R. Brown Convention Center.
As many uncertainties around COVID-19
restrictions persist, the National Rifle Association
rescheduled its 150th Anniversary celebration to
help members and exhibitors make the necessary
plans to attend. Approximately 850 exhibitors will
provide an exhibit hall that offers attendees a oneof-a-kind experience with thousands of firearms
and related accessories, along with all manner of
shooting and hunting gear, on display from all of
their favorite manufacturers.
Because of the postponement, NRA Board
of Directors election ballots and accompanying
materials will also be delayed, and accordingly will
be published in the June/July 2021 Official Journal
magazines. All voting members should take note and
watch for NRA Board election communications later
than normal.
The 150th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is open
and free to all NRA members. Some events require
a ticket, which can be ordered in advance. Members
should watch their monthly membership magazine or
go to nraam.org for updates and the latest information.
Make your plans to come to Houston and celebrate
150 years of NRA service to America.

Photo courtesy Christopher Harris/Commonwealth Journal

NRA Announces New
Dates For 150th Annual
Meetings And Exhibits

ast year COVID-19 presented many challenges, forcing the
cancellation of countless events throughout the United States.
We had to become creative in the ways we celebrated and
honored our heroes. While Santa may be at the top of the hero list for
some, a community in Kentucky celebrated their local heroes through
the second annual " 21-Gun Hero's Salute. " Burnside Tourism partnered
with the Lake Cumberland Friends of NRA and Somerset 106 and
WTLO radio stations to honor Pulaski County's military veterans,
EMS, police and firefighters by giving away 21 American flag-pattern
Ruger Precision Rimfire rifles. Frank Crabtree Jr., Burnside's tourism
director, said " Coronavirus, just like it's done to everybody, has forced
people to switch up their plans. " Thinking outside of the box, more
than 150 community sponsors came together to make the event
possible, as reported by Christopher Harris of the Commonwealth
Journal/Somerset-Kentucky.com. The 21-Gun Hero's Salute
Giveaway launched on December 9 at Hall's Pawn Shop, with city
officials and local Friends of NRA chair, Ryan Godbey, in attendance.
The 21 winners were announced over a three-day period,
December 21-23, live on air at Somerset 106 radio.

Burnside Mayor Robert Lawson, Lake Cumberland Friends of NRA Chair Ryan
Godbey, Santa Claus (as portrayed by Burnside Tourism Director Frank Crabtree Jr.)
and Fourth District County Magistrate Mark Ranshaw gather at Hall's Pawn Shop in
Somerset, Ky., to launch the " 21-Gun Hero's Salute " gun giveaway.

NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe M. Allbaugh, Oklahoma; Thomas P. Arvas, New Mexico; Paul D. Babaz, Georgia; Scott L. Bach, New Jersey; William A. Bachenberg, Pennsylvania; Bob Barr, Georgia;
Ronnie G. Barrett, Tennessee; Clel Baudler, Iowa; J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio; Matt Blunt, Virginia; Robert K. Brown, Colorado; Dave Butz, Illinois; Dean Cain, California;
J. William Carter, Kentucky; Ted W. Carter, Florida; Patricia A. Clark, Connecticut; Anthony P. Colandro, New Jersey; Allan D. Cors, Florida; Charles L. Cotton, Texas; David G. Coy,
Michigan; Larry E. Craig, Idaho; Todd R. Ellis, Pennsylvania; Richard S. Figueroa, Texas; Edie P. Fleeman, North Carolina; Carol Frampton, South Carolina; Joel Friedman,
Nevada; Sandra S. Froman, Arizona; Mark Geist, Colorado; Marion P. Hammer, Florida; Maria Heil, Pennsylvania; Graham Hill, Virginia; Susan Howard, Texas; Niger Innis,
Nevada; Curtis S. Jenkins, Georgia; Phillip B. Journey, Kansas; David A. Keene, Maryland; Tom King, New York; Herbert A. Lanford, Jr., South Carolina; Willes K. Lee, Virginia;
Carrie Lightfoot, Arizona; Duane Liptak, Jr., Texas; Karl A. Malone, Louisiana; Robert E. Mansell, Arizona; Carolyn D. Meadows, Georgia; Bill Miller, West Virginia;
Owen Buz Mills, Arizona; Il Ling New, Idaho; Oliver L. North, Virginia; Robert A. Nosler, Oregon; Johnny Nugent, Indiana; Ted Nugent, Texas; James W. Porter II, Alabama;
Jay Printz, Montana; Todd J. Rathner, Arizona; Kim Rhode, California; Mark Robinson, North Carolina; Wayne Anthony Ross, Alaska; Carl T. Rowan, Jr., Washington, D.C.;
Barbara Rumpel, Florida; Don Saba, Arizona; William H. Satterfield, Alabama; Ronald L. Schmeits, New Mexico; Steven C. Schreiner, Colorado; John C. Sigler, Delaware;
Leroy Sisco, Texas; Bart Skelton, New Mexico; Kristy Titus, Oregon; Dwight D. Van Horn, Idaho; Mark E. Vaughan, Oklahoma; Blaine Wade, Tennessee; James L. Wallace,
Massachusetts; Linda L. Walker, Ohio; Howard J. Walter, North Carolina; Allen B. West, Texas; Judi White, Arizona; Donald E. Young, Alaska.
Communications intended for any member of the NRA Board of Directors should be addressed to: (Name of Board member), NRA Office of the Secretary,
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I.D. number, as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

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