International Defensive Pistol Association
All IDPA Members
Joyce Wilson, Executive Director, IDPA
March 26, 2014
Tiger Teams, Area Coordinator positions, Safety Officer Instructor Coordinator
Tiger Teams
Over the past two years, we have involved more than 70 IDPA members as part of the Tiger Teams to provide us with a new rulebook.  I would like to continue the involvement of our membership as we create several Tiger Teams throughout this year.  Each team will include up to 8 members.  If you would like to volunteer to serve on a Tiger Team, please email us at with your qualifications and areas of interest. Some of the teams we will be staffing include:
  • IDPA Video Tiger Team
  • SO Continuing Education Tiger Team
  • New Club Development Tiger Team
  • Women’s Issues Tiger Team
  • International Development Tiger Team
Area Coordinators
I would also like to announce the appointment of some of our new Area Coordinators and a new International Point of Contact. They are:
  • WI/MN  - Mike Herro
  • WA/AK  Rick Breneman
  • OR – Shaun Hescock
  • LA/AR/OK – David Habig
  • NM – Toran Maynard
  • PR – Max Rivera
Due to other responsibilities and personal goals, we sometimes lose ACs in specific areas, or open up new areas based on increasing club/member numbers.  Qualifications and responsibilities for ACs are posted on the IDPA website, along with an application for members who meet the qualifications and who are interested in applying for the position of AC in their area.  Beginning March 26 – April 15, IDPA HQ will be accepting applications for AC candidates in the following areas:
  • NV
  • SC/NC
  • VA
  • WV
To apply for an open position, fill out the form found at and email the completed from to
Safety Officer Instructor Coordinator
One of the Tiger Team areas that has proven most helpful is the new curriculum for the training of our Safety Officers.  So that we can continue to increase the development opportunities for our SO Instructors, I have appointed an SOI Coordinator.  Kitty Richards has accepted this role, and as one of her first duties, she will be scheduling quarterly teleconferences with our current SOIs.  She will also act as a central point of contact for areas that need an SO class and cannot schedule with the local resource.  If you have concerns or suggestions for our SOI program, please reach out to her and she will assist you.
I hope this first week of Spring brings warm weather and lots of shooting to all of our members!
2014 NRA Show
IDPA will have representatives at this year's NRA Show, April 25-27, in Indianapolis, IN. IDPA will have booth number 7872. Come by and visit with us.
Upcoming Matches
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