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March ATA Delegate Report
Happy 2017. Before we look ahead let us look back on 2016. Congratulations to Dillon Tosh and Garrett Sweeney for attaining their AAA-27-AAA pins. They are number 5 and 6 Tennessee shooters to receive such an honor. Previous winners include Mike Burnette -2007; Charles Morrison Jr -2005; Charles Morrison-2004 and Mitchel Loveless-2002. 
To receive the pin a shooter must maintain a 98% singles average, be on the 27 yard line and have a 96% doubles average for the year. That’s some fine shooting.

Congratulations to Justin Osborn and Hayden Zeigler for attaining their AA-27-AA pins for 2016. It requires a 97% singles average, end the year on the 27 yard line and a 93% doubles average for the year. Again fine shooting.

With the SCTP shooters joining the ATA our numbers increased almost 3,500 members nationwide. Increasing from 28,489 members in 2014 to 31,936 in 2016. Tennessee was fourth in 2014 with 1,479 members. However, in 2016 we increased by 233 shooters but still fell to sixth place with 1,712. Iowa leads the nation with 2,898 shooters. Followed by Pa-2,066, 
WI-1881, IL-1858 and OH-1748.

On a sad note, Ermal Sutton of Lafollette passed away November 12. His career spanned from 1974-2016. He had registered a total of 195,250 targets. He last registered targets at Morristown in July. He was 86. 

Then on November 23 Joe Seaton of Martin passed away due to complications of a stroke. Joe’s career spanned from 1972-2002. His target total 94,500. He was 78. Our condolences to both of these gentlemen’s families. We are losing them much too fast.

 I am glad to report that John Crosser of Milan is home and well on his way to a full recovery after having 4 bypasses. 

 If the January weather is good you might want to head to FL. 18th Dixie Grand American is January 23-29, 2017, Silver Dollar SC, Odessa, FL.

Read the RULEBOOK, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.

Billy Cook
ATA Delegate-TN
January ATA Delegate Report
With the first sign of warm weather it usually brings out the trapshooters, either to try out those new reload recipes or perhaps to try out that new gun. Several clubs that close for the winter months usually have their first registered shoots in March.  

By now we hope Mike King is well on his way to a full recovery after knee replacement surgery in late January.

In case you’re wanting to head south for the warmer weather. 
The 37th Southern Grand American is March 13-19, 2017 at the Silver Dollar SC, Odessa FL.
The Florida State Shoot is March 21-26 at the Silver Dollar.

June 13 & 14, 2017 is the Tennessee Aim Shoot, followed by the Tennessee State Shoot June 15-18 at the TCTC at Nashville, TN 

Read the RULEBOOK, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.

Billy Cook
ATA Delegate-TN
Sidney Stinson McAlister
Brentwood, TN

Sidney Stinson McAlister died peacefully Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Stinson McAlister and Harry Hill McAlister III and brothers, Harry Hill McAlister IV and John David McAlister. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Roberts McAlister, his daughter Mamie Cayce McAlister and sons, Harry Hill McAlister V (Emily) and Sidney Stinson McAlister, Jr. (Elizabeth). He is also survived by seven grandchildren Hilary Roberts Cumbest, Mamie Crockett Joyce, Harry Hill McAlister VI, Daniel Pierce McAlister, Matthew Ralston McAlister, Elizabeth Craig McAlister and Mary Roberts McAlister.

Sidney was born on August 15,1924 in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Robertson Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy and graduated from St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, WI. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A veteran of World War II, he served three years in the Army.

Following the war, Sidney spent his professional life in the family business, Nashville Sash & Door Company, serving as President & Chairman. The multigenerational family business provided windows, doors and millwork in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama. He enjoyed meeting customers and making friends everywhere he went. Sidney served on the board of The Rotary Club of Nashville, The National Sash and Door Jobbers Association, and on the diaconate of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Belle Meade Country Club. 

Growing up on the family farm, he understood the value of hard work. Sidney had an innate gift for connecting with animals and enjoyed a lifelong love of horses and dogs. He was an avid equestrian his entire life beginning with riding his pony, Rose, to Robertson Academy. He enjoyed riding in and attending steeplechase events and fox hunting in England and Ireland. He was a lifelong member of the Hillsboro Hounds for which he served as a Joint Master for many years. Sidney also enjoyed competitive trap shooting events, winning numerous tournaments. Sidney was a proud American, devoted family man and role model to his children and grandchildren. As he said multiple times, "I am blessed and so lucky, lucky, lucky."

Honorary Pallbearers are Robert T. Coleman, Ben B. Doubleday, Jack W. Gibson, H. Rodes Hart, Henry W. Hooker, Peter R. Matson, and Wilson Sims.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Cheek House. A service celebrating his life will follow. A private burial will preceed the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Cheek House, 4815 Franklin Rd. Nashville, TN 37220 or the charity of your choice .
Published in Tennessean from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2017