ROGER Bond has taken over as Orange and District Pistol Club president.
Bond, who took the chair unopposed, is a life resident of Orange. He and son Andrew joined the club just over four years ago and have been regulars at Saturday competitions and Wednesday night air pistol.
Taking office in the top position, his first stint on committee, Bond has dedicated himself to getting to know the members and hopes to bring some new ideas into the forum and more social activities in the clubhouse.
Joining the committee are relatively new members to Orange, Daniel Barressi and Philip Berry. Barressi joined the club about 12 months ago and Berry has been a member for about six months.
Berry was in a club in another State before transferring to Orange. Both are keen on air pistol and have set a goal of making it into the State team.
Dean Brus, Max Wicks, Bill Little and Iannis Vlacki did not seek re-election to their positions.
Re-elected unopposed was vice-president Derek Wells, long standing secretary Brian Johnson, treasurer Helen Johnson, captain David Oates, who has moved from vice-captain, scorer Belinda Howell and publicity officer Maisie Harvey.
Peter Keegan stood down from captain and was elected along with Mark Rutherford to the committee. The position of vice-captain will be resolved at the first meeting.
The annual general meeting again elected to invite John Farr, Mayor of Cabonne shire, Russell Turner MP and the Mayor of Orange to be club patrons. Brian Johnson is the public officer and club coaches are David Oates, Maisie Harvey, Peter Keegan, Belinda Howell and Garry McKay.
For more information about the club, which formed in September 1964, ring 6365-9147.