MAX Wicks is not only one of Orange's top shooters, he also has the Orange and District Pistol Club at heart.
Wicks was awarded the yearly prize of clubman of the year at the recent annual general meeting.
Wicks was very involved with the addition of a hot water shower room to the toilet block and has also worked on range improvements.
Duncan Lockwood, who joins the club's committee, is another who has worked on improving the range.
The rest of the committee was returned including president Dean Brus, vice-president Garry McKay, secretary Brian Johnson, treasurer Helen Johnson, captain Roger Bond, vice-captain David Oates, scorer Andrew Bond, publicity officer Maisie Harvey and committeemen Max wicks, Michael Munroe and Patrick McDonald going in for his second term.
Elected patrons to the club are Mayor of Cabonne John Farr, Member for Orange Russell Turner, Mayor of Orange John Davis and Ben Henry of IB Gun Accessories of Molong.
The ODPC is into its 42nd year of shooting, being formed in September 1964. One foundation member is still involved.
Three members compete at state and national level where they are in the top 10. Dean Brus is the top ranked service unrestricted shooter with a score of 886 and is ranked second in service pistol (877) and 25 yard service pistol (630) where he still holds the record of 635.
David Oates holds the national record of 1482 (80x) and is ranked first in the World Association 1500 Match. Wicks comes in 10th on 1460 (57x).
Interested people are welcome at the range from 1.30pm on Saturdays and at the indoor range on Wednesday nights from 7pm. Juniors can join from age 12 with parents or a club member's guardian.