CAMP PERRY, OH – The
Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) State Directors from
around the country will meet for a weekend of fellowship and fun
at the State Director Workshop, being held October 3-4 in the
CMP Headquarters at Camp Perry.
The State Directors of each of the
50 states are appointed to provide leadership, coordination,
networking, motivation and publicity for junior shooting in
their geographic areas. The purpose of the Workshop is to inform
each director of the current activities and inner-workings of
the CMP, in order to inspire each to integrate positive ideas
and guidance into his or her home programs.
On Friday, the day will begin with a welcome from CMP programs
chief, Christie Sewell, followed by a short lecture from
two-time Olympic gold medalist and DCM Emeritus, Gary Anderson.
Shannon Hand, competitions manager, will address the group on
the National Matches, clubs and other competitions.
Representing air gun programs, CMP coordinators Vicki Donoho and
Katie Harrington will present a look into 3P Rules, sanctioning,
matches and the Junior Distinguished Badge Program. Sommer Wood,
summer camp director, will provide an update on the 3P Summer
Camps and Outreach Clinics, while assistant director Ashley
Jackson will explain the finer points of the college process.
Chairman and CEO Judith Legerski will also be in attendance to
discuss the current and future developments of the CMP. Newly
appointed chief operating officer Mark Johnson will divulge into
the occurrences of CMP Sales and the recent developments of
CMP’s latest range project – the outdoor Talladega Marksmanship
The directors in attendance will also be treated to a
presentation on air gun maintenance, led by Scott Pilkington of
After a brief State Directors update, Saturday will bring less
business and more amusement as the group climbs aboard the Jet
Express ferry in downtown Port Clinton for a day on the lake at
Put-in-Bay – the world-famous village on South Bass Island.
There, workshop-goers will enjoy a train tour, a self-guided
afternoon of all that the island has to offer and end with a
delicious meal at Tippers Seafood & Steak House.
The following day, the State Directors will travel to their
respective homes where they will continue hard work in
furthering programs in their own states towards the advancement
of junior shooting.
For more information on your State Director, including full bios
and contact information, visit
For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org for more information and program descriptions.