Board of Directors Update - November 2016

The Board of Directors reports are as follows for the month of November 2016:

Vice President (Frank Bleszinski):
The October Pig Roast was a big success with shooting competitions in the morning and 100+ in attendance for the afternoon feed. It was a good time for socializing with plenty to eat.

The next Youth Firearm Safety class is on November 26th and 9 of the 12 openings are already filled. A December date will be posted after November 26th.

Doug Cooper, our club Historian, has information from some of our first fish derbies at Hussey's pond in Shawsheen Square.

Outdoor Range (Phil Proto):
Work Party went extremely well especially on the outdoor rifle range. I would like to thank everyone that helped out. There were a lot of tasks completed. The following items were completed at the work party:

  • Four of the five steel frames were completely replaced on the rifle side.
  • New rubber mats replaced for several steel plates
  • Additional tires added to the 75 yard barrier including several tractor tires
  • New plates installed inside tractor tires as well as additional leaf springs added between the tractor tires.
  • Additional barriers and soil added to 50 yard 
  • Walls installed using T – 111 put up in the warming room
  • Lots of new wooden target stands constructed
  • Additional wooden target frames constructed / repaired
  • Range was graded and low spots leveled
  • First aid kit purchased for new outdoor pistol range

Please check website for Police department training and additional training sessions for range closings especially for night shoots (usually from 5 pm – 9 pm.

Recruiting to add to the outdoor team in order to provide maintenance, modifications or do outdoor range orientation.

Firearms should be transported from your car to the shooting stations unloaded and with the action open. Cases or shooting bags are preferable.

A “Clear” command MUST be issued to all members shooting on the pistol and rifle bay’s  BEFORE attempting to unlock the yellow gate. Be sure to stand behind the yellow line.

Ground shooting at any targets is not allowed on the outdoor range.

Target frames are designed to hold one target centered in the frame.

No silhouette targets allowed.

Indoor Range (Al Croteau):
Thanks to all for a great work day.  All the light bulbs and fixtures were cleaned making the range a little brighter.  As a reminder Magnum rounds are not allowed. Also there are three overhead back lights for the shooters use.  The dimmer switches are locates on your eight. 

Trap (Tony Capone):
Sunday November 6th will be our annual turkey shoot at 9am. 'm advising shooters to sign up before 9am as this will fill up fast! There will be 5 events and the top 5 in each event will win a prize. Don't miss out on the fun!

The field and trap houses were all cleaned during our fall clean up and thank you to all that came by to lend a hand.

Also special thanks to Steve H for fixing the rabbit machine

Archery (Robert Beals):
I would like to thank all those that participated in the work party clean up, we were able to get a lot of tasks completed for archery which will be helpful going into the winter months.

We received our order of 15 bag targets for the practice field, we also placed a bag target next to target one on the 3D course, and this will be helpful in sighting in your bow.

We are planning on adding more targets to the 3D course; our goal is to have 30 targets in total.

I am in the process of doing some renovations to the Archers cabin and hope to have them completed within the next month.

Security (Bill MacKenzie):
Nothing to report for this month.

Facilities (Mike Pierce):
No report received.

Community Relations (Matt Lavoie):
I am looking for a volunteer to help run a raffle table at member's meetings, and especially for the Christmas feast. If you are interested in helping, please send me an email.

The club will be making it's regular donation to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, as well as a donation to the Bedford VA in Bill LeBlanc's memory.

Training (Steve Cioffi):
No report received.

Membership (Steve Harsfald):
Hello Members & prospective members:

This year has gone by very quick. Here we are in November, the beginning of the holiday season. We wish everyone  safe and happy holidays. Please remember to have a designated driver and firearms and alcohol do not mix.

We had a great turnout at the Annual Pig Roast, and Fall Work Party, thanks to everyone who participated and had a good time. There are a several fun events and training taking place at the club, so check the website and scrolling sign.

Membership is full through January 2017 and we are accepting applications for the February new member group. Please mark your calendar for the Christmas "Festivus" feast at the December meeting, its almost as good as the Pig Roast!!

Don't forget to submit your dues by December 31. Late fees apply January 1, 2017

Membership November 2016:
Regular members: 1992
Life Members: 197
New members: 20
Total Membership: 2209