Featured Volunteer of the Week for October 23 - October 29

Jeff Lassiter
Montgomery County, Western North Carolina Friends of NRA
5 years of service

Individual Activities:
- Sold multiple event tickets and sponsorships bringing in $19,400
- Raised $6,000 in pre and post-event raffles
-Arranged underwriting for several items worth over $3,000
- Acquired various donations valued over $3,200

“Jeff is a well-respected business owner in Montgomery County, a county in which I was told could never support a viable Friends of NRA banquet. Jeff attended an event in a neighboring county and offered to start a new event. He chaired a successful banquet right out of the gate and has grown the event every year since. He took it from a fledgling event to High Caliber in just 5 years. Jeff has worked to get the whole community behind the event and works closely with the law enforcement community and the local gunsmithing school at Montgomery County Community College to successfully garner their involvement.

 He has a vision to take the event to the next level each year and is always looking to improve upon the committee successes. Jeff is always willing to work hard and it is evident in the underwriting, merchandise donations, table sales and ticket sales he brings in for the event. He also pitches in and helps sell tickets for raffles that other committees are doing for their own fund raising. Likewise, he attends other events and is always willing to help in any capacity that I might need, whether it be manning a grid board, attending to the silent auction, running bid sheets for the live auction or even help packing up the truck at the end of the night. Jeff is a hard worker and a true NRA supporter; he is great leader who has brought an entire community together to support the shooting sports.”

-- Doug Merrill, NRA Field Representative

    The 2016 Volunteers of the Year are sponsored by Ripcord Travel Protection