Immediate Past President
Lady Clay Shooters, Inc.
Shotguns have been a part of my outdoor life since the early 90’s.
I was scheduled to attend a women’s workshop weekend sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, their Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. I owned a shotgun, but did not take it because I was totally unfamiliar with its workings and I didn’t know one thing about shooting it. The weekend was fantastic, I learned so much, and was hooked on shot gunning.
One of my instructors, who eventually became a very dear friend, encouraged me to attend the Ladies Charity Classic being held at American Shooting Centers the next weekend. Well, I went, I broke 8 targets out of 50 and thought I had set the world on fire.
Over the past 25 years, there has been organized women’s shot gunning in the Houston area. In 2005 I was asked to take the chair of the local ladies group. We immediately began to reach out to women of all age groups, professions, ethnicity, and skill levels and began to grow our membership base.
In 2012 we officially became Lady Clay Shooters, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) a tax-exempt organization, supporting women in the shooting sports, firearm safety, equipment care and maintenance, and low cost instruction all the while supporting a local charity.
I am proud of our organization, what we accomplish each year, the number of ladies we bring into our group, and the fact that husbands want their wives to join us so they will join them on the shotgun course.
We give the ladies an opportunity to see just how much fun shotguns really are!