#125: Worse or just different?

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss the current events in USPSA including the resignation of the Area 5 director and the surprise move to reincorporate in Alabama, as well as a main topic about whether changes in gear are actually worse, or just unexpected and different, leading the reviewer to reflexively dislike them. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#123: January Board Meeting (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I recap the January 2024 USPSA Board of Directors meeting, which spanned two days and almost ten hours, including the removal and restoration of A7D Frank Rizzi, and where we go from here. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#122: Playing By The Rules

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I elaborate on a post I made about my strategy of changing USPSA from the inside, as well as discuss the bylaws change I have proposed that will remove the lifetime ban on removed board members from running again. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#121: First Week In Office

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the current state of the boycott over the removal of Scott as Area 3, some hints about the polygraph tests that happened, discuss what I see as the real meaning of fiduciary duty, and the idea that we should stop calling each other puppets. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#120: BOD Goes Scott Free

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This week on the podcast, I briefly review the December 2023 USPSA Board meeting, before discussing the vote to remove Area 3 Scott Arnburg under Bylaw 7.7 and the growing boycott against USPSA arising from it. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#118: November 2023 Board Meeting

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk through the November 2023 USPSA Board of Directors meeting, which I attended as a guest ahead of my term as Area 6 Director starting January 1, 2024. I talk through various items in the minutes and try to give more context and depth to the discussions that were had and the arguments presented on each side. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#115: Polygraphs? Really?

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss the board’s decision in the most recent board meeting to subject each other to, I am not making this up, polygraph tests. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#112: Elections & Retaliation

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I give an update on the outcome of the USPSA elections and talk about the contentious recent USPSA Board meeting. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. Links:

#106: The Great Duebacle

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This week on the podcast, I cover the recent announcement about USPSA membership dues going up effective immediately and the board’s response to walk that back. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

Letter to the Board Regarding the Dues Increase

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Last Friday, it was announced that effective immediately, membership dues in USPSA would be increasing between 50% and 120% depending on the type of membership. This has caused a lot of discussion within the membership. Below is my letter to the board, submitted today via email. Members of the Board, Like many members of USPSA, I was unpleasantly surprised last Friday to read the announcement in the board minutes that annual dues were increasing by more than half, effective immediately. Rumors have been swirling for months that an increase might be coming, but to have it become reality effective immediately … Read More

#105: Elections Begin

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss the 2023 elections getting underway, including how the runoffs will work, and why I voted for Luigi Li for President, as well as why I think Vince Lucchetti would be an asset to the board. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#99: Booting the President (Again)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about removing the RO certification of the sitting President of USPSA, Yee-Min Lin, effectively bypassing Bylaw 7.7 and removing him from office. I also discuss the fact that by the same bylaw, A4D Mel Rodero is not and has never been eligible to serve. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#92: In-Person Board Meeting

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I review the recent happenings in USPSA, including the Area 3 runoff election results, the ratified rules changes, and the minutes of the January in-person board meeting. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

I Have No Faith the USPSA Board of Directors Will Do Anything About Mike Foley

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This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Mike Foley” Petition For The Removal of Mike Foley I Have No Faith the USPSA Board of Directors Will Do Anything About Mike Foley Mike Foley Has (At Least) 155,000 Reasons Per Year To Fight Any Attempts To Remove Him What To Do If The Board Does Not Remove Mike Foley Letter to the Board Regarding the Motion to Remove Mike Foley I Was Wrong Yesterday’s post about USPSA President Mike Foley threatening me with a lifetime ban over a joke on Instagram was a review of facts, supported by screenshots. … Read More