Chapter Elections to the Board of Directors will take place at the June Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Four current Board Members plus one additional Chapter member who has volunteered to join the Bard are standing for election. In-person Voting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapter House and end at 7:30. Your Membership ID and Driver’s License (or other official ID) will be required to obtain a ballot.
If you wish to vote but can’t make the meeting, absentee ballots will be available at the R/P Range on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please demonstrate your support for the Chapter’s management team by voting in this election.
The candidates have submitted the following:
Daniel J. Arico
Member since 2016
Current Board Member and President standing for re-election
Has served as President of the Chapter for the past four years, successfully overcoming some inherited challenges and building the chapter back better.
My platform is simple. I will continue to do as I have done in the past. I am committed to the growth of our chapter and continued improvement of our facilities.
Member Since 2020
Present Board position: Membership Director
Platform: In the last year, I have worked with other board members to improve the membership administration processes, most significantly, removing inefficiencies to process new membership applications. I have also integrated a better system for membership communication. Moving forward, my focus will be to enhance member events and bring our community closer together.
Member since 2012
Past Chapter President
Present Board position: Chapter Secretary; five years of service to the Winchester Chapter
Currently secretary of the CALFC Winchester Board of Directors
Range Safety Officer, Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of IWLA, seven years; member of the A-F
Chapter Board of Directors, one year
Formerly Lieutenant Colonel, US Army; small business owner; manager of logistics, quality
assurance, customer services with Boeing; biometrics research manager, SAIC; petroleum
landman, independent contractor.
Gary W. Tilley
Member since 2020
Standing for the Board for the first time
Statement for Election to WIWL Board
You may be most familiar with my wife and I from seeing us at the lake fishing or on the archery range. My commitment to investing time on the Board for WIWL is an extension of my enjoyment experienced at WIWL and my desire to improve and maintain WIWL. I would like to see the WIWL board focus on areas such as the lake conditions, possibly expanding camping sites, kayak/canoe storage (fee based) and wildflower pollinator ranges. Our bird houses could be improved, as well as needed archery range repairs and 3D target replacement.
My relevant experience includes management of multi-million-dollar equipment and assets, interpersonal and public communications skill, and extensive training programs. I am a lifetime hunter and fishing enthusiast and have hiked multiple areas of the local Appalachian trail. I believe strongly in the concept of conservation for the future of our planet. WIWL offers families an opportunity to spend time together and encourages our youth to focus on the benefits of conservation.
I have been a long-time volunteer of time and resources to assist veterans of all ages. Organizing and participating in fund raising for a variety of veteran assistance programs, and disabled veteran outreach.
As a career security professional, to include 17 years of military experience, I am well versed in multiple areas of training, land navigation, and years of range safety. I look forward to volunteering service on the WIWL board and hearing from you about your WIWL experiences and ideas to better our space.
Thank you for the opportunity to run for a board seat.
Member since 2001
Current Board member standing for re-election. Involved in leading special events, helps assure institutional memory to the Board.
Lake and Conservation Event Documentation
Range Committee Documentation