Veron Auld Honored As Volunteer Of The Year By Southern Illinois Friends Of The NRA

Veron Auld displays the plaque, rifle and bib overalls he received as part of his award as the Volunteer of the Year.

Veron Auld Honored As Volunteer Of The Year By Southern Illinois Friends Of The NRA

Veron Auld, of Oakdale, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year for Southern Illinois District Friends of NRA.

This is the fourth time Auld has been selected to receive this distinction – in 2012, 2014, 2016 and now 2017.

The District comprises all counties south of Rte. 136 from Quincy on the west and Champaign to the east.

In 2014, he was also the Volunteer of the Year for the Central Region for the Friends of NRA, the Central Region covers eight states.

There are 23 Friends of NRA committees in the Southern Illinois District and Veron is the chairman of the Perry/Randolph committee.

He also works with the Little Egypt committee in Williamson county, the Mississippi River Valley committee in Monroe county and the South Central Committee in Mt. Vernon.

He is a strong supporter of the youth shooting sports and volunteers at the NRA Store at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex at Sparta.

There are eight youth trap shooting teams in this local area and that number continues to grow.

Auld’s dedication to the Friends of NRA program is based on the support of our future shooting sport participants. Youth, women and even experienced enthusiasts are encouraged to practice safety and proper handling through continued education.

This is the 12th year for the Perry Randolph Committee. Through the grant application process, the Southern Illinois Friends of the NRA has been able to be approved for grants totaling about $275,000 to approximately 80 applicants, all in the Southern Illinois District.

The Perry/Randolph Committee will be holding their annual banquet in the spring, at 5:30 p.m. on April 7.

For those interested in the local Friends of the NRA or in attending the banquet, contact Auld at or (618) 329-5729