- 1999 started from a series of ads appearing in Shotgun News
by Jack Dailey under a pseudonym “Fred”
- 2017 those ads ceased
- April 2006 in Ramseur, North Carolina
- 2006 instructors began a national tour to attract instructors who could maintain and develop local programs
- 2018 over 120,000 individuals have attended an Appleseed marksmanship and history clinic in all 50 states
a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans Association) who are committed to upholding the values and principles of America’s founding fathers. We use rifle marksmanship instruction as a gateway to help bring our nation’s history to life and to show that many of the values that our forefathers relied on to win our independence are still very much in demand today.
Through clinics and events, we teach rifle marksmanship and early American heritage to introduce individuals of all skill levels to the knowledge that was so crucial to the success of our nation’s founders. Aside from the fun and camaraderie of these events, the designed takeaway is a renewed sense of civic responsibility that each attendee can then implement in his or her own community. If we can reconnect enough people with the selfless civic virtue of our forefathers, we as a nation will all be better off.
Our goal is to create a nation of Riflemen
Appleseed is a fast-growing non-profit nationwide community of volunteers. Therefore, it is to be expected that prices, terms, and programs offered are and can be subject to change without notice. Visitors to our site should be cautioned that printed literature can be old/out-of-date, and that only prices and opportunities currently listed on the site are authoritative as to current Appleseed programs and opportunities.
March 31, 2006 – founded
Appleseed is a fast-growing non-profit nationwide community of volunteers committed to teaching two things: rifle marksmanship and our early American heritage.
Grass Roots North Carolina GRNC
- 1994 founded
- Paul Valone – President
As a symbol of tenacity, GRNC has adopted “Max,” a pit bull with the Constitution clenched between his teeth. Max represents not only GRNC’s aggressive tactics, but also our promise, as a lean, all-volunteer organization, to deliver you “Max bang for your legislative buck.”
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association
SEOPA is the nation’s premier regional outdoor communicator’s organization
- May, 1964 Founded at Fontana Village, N.C by Tennessean Evan Means
- 1965 Treasury contained $35.26 for publication of a newsletter
- 1973 Tom Rollins executive director
- 1974 SEOPA boasted 95 active and 39 corporate members
- 1976 Meetings were decreased from twice annually to once because of an increase in gasoline prices
- 1977 SEOPA was chartered
- 1984 SEOPA logo was redesigned to include Arkansas
- 1985 Sharon Coe (Rushton), SEOPA’s first woman president
- 1987 initiated the SEOPA Education Fellowship Endowment with scholarships to deserving Southern students in outdoor-related fields
- 1988 Tom Rollins retired as executive director.
400 members with assets of almost $20,000 and acquired a reputation as the largest, most active and progressive regional outdoor press association.
- 1988 Carle Dunn executive director.
- 1988 SEOPA office was moved to Zwolle, La
- 1992 Outdoor Tables and Tales cookbook was published
- 1992 Gail Wright succeeded Carle Dunn as executive director
- 1992 SEOPA office was moved to Gilbert, S.C.
- 1995 West Virginia, Missouri and Texas were added to the SEOPA area
- membership climbed from 375 to 579
- 1996 Gail Wright resigned and was granted honorary lifetime membership status in the organization by the board of directors
- 1996 Stephanie E. Wise was selected to serve as executive director, and the office was moved to Sumter, S.C.
- 1999 Lisa McDowell (Snuggs) executive director
- 1999 office was moved to Unionville, Tenn
- 2001 first Southeast Outdoor Showcase debuted in Gulf Shores, Ala
- 2002 new website was unveiled to include links to members’ sites and a color version of the newsletter
- 2002 SEOPA moved to North Carolina
- 2004 established the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America Inc. (OJEFA)
a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to further education, research and network opportunities in the field of outdoor journalism for students, active outdoor journalists and outdoor journalist organizations.
- 2005 the annual conference was canceled because of weather (Hurricane Katrina)
P.O. Box 115
Badin, NC 28009