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Archery 3D Shoot Postponed

The Archery 3D Shoot scheduled for Saturday March 25th has been postponed. When another date is selected we will send out a notice.

Special Membership Meeting and New Member Orientation

Please note that the scheduled membership meeting on Thursday, February 9th was cancelled due to there being an insufficient number of members present to reach a quorum. For this reason, as no members were voted in, there will be NO new members orientation on Sunday, February 12th.

A Special Membership Meeting will be held on the following Sunday, February 19th at 9am for the sole purpose of the membership voting in potential new members. Directly following this meeting there will be a new members orientation for those new members voted in.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 9:00am
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Spirit Shoot Postponed

Due to the weather, the Spirit Shoot on December 18th will be postponed until January.

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Salute to Bill LeBlanc

There will be a salute to Bill LeBlanc at the outdoor rifle range Sunday, November 13th at 9am. It is preferred you bring a shotgun, but rifles will be allowed, for the salute to Bill.

Please do not forget eye and ear protection. Any questions please contact Steve Harsfald, Director of Membership.

Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 9:00am
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2016 Fall Work Party

We will be having our 2016 Fall Work Party on October 29th!

Breakfast is from 8am to 9am (free), work starts at 9am, we break for lunch at noon (also free), we finish up jobs after lunch and are generally done by 3pm. All ranges are closed until 3pm.

People are needed for all typical work party projects, including:

  • Cleaning kitchen
  • Cleaning windows
  • Field clean up at outdoor range
  • Field clean up at Trap range including hanging nets, picking up "whole" clays, etc.
  • Path clean up at Archery
  • Use of club backpack blower to clean walkways, drive, etc.
  • Power washing: parking lot stains, concrete stains, kitchen exhaust ducts, etc.
  • Wood cutting, splitting, stacking
  • Your insight, advice, suggestions are welcomed even if you don't want to do some of the heavy "lifting"

Tools needed:

  • Power washing equipment (ideally gasoline powered)
  • Containers of gasoline
  • Rakes, shovels, brooms, leaf blowers
  • Any other useful tools 
Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Passing of William (Bill) E. LeBlanc, Junior

The club regrets to share the news of the loss of Bill LeBlanc:

William E. LeBlanc, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Stoneham, Danvers, Peabody and most recently of Naples. FL, died at the VA Hospice, Unit 2C in Bedford on Friday, October, 21, 2016 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He was 83.

Mr. LeBlanc was a lifetime member of the Andover Sportsman Club of Andover where he formerly served for many years as Rifle Range Director, and was a member of the Andover Sportsman Club Board of Directors.

Details of memorial services:

Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn MA
Memorial Visitation: Friday Oct 28th 5-8 PM
Memorial Mass : Saturday Oct 29th 11 AM
Interment of ashes at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donation in Bill's memory to the V.A. Bedford, MA Hospice, Unit 2C, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.

To view his full obituary, or leave a message on the guest book, please click here.

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2016 Annual Pig Roast and Shoot

This year, we will be hosting our annual pig roast at 1pm on Saturday, October 15th. Please bring a side dish!

We will also have two shooting events:

  • 9am: Team Knockout Trap Shoot. $10 per person, includes birds
  • 11am: .22 Pistol Pin Shoot. $5 per person, bring your own gun and ammunition. Two classes, iron sights and and optics.

Click here to see the full event flyer.

Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00am

Trap Fun Fall League

Trap will be hosting a Fun Fall league beginning October 12th, though November 16th. Cost of entry is $25 and will include a t-shirt, with 100% pay back on prizes.

To sign up, email dugburden@gmail.com. For the full event flyer, please click here.

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Summer Membership Update

Hope everyone is having a good summer and enjoying the club when you can. I do want to thank everyone involved with the June Special Membership Meeting. The meeting went off without a hitch, and we brought in 108 new members with range safety orientations in just about 3 hours.

When we resume membership meetings in September, the new member class is full. Applications are received on a first in basis with 20 slots per month and October is half full now. Tours are available on a limited basis, so if you are interested, you must confirm with membership director when tours are available (membership@andoversportsmensclub.org).

As a reminder, emails will be going out in September for 2017 dues that are due before 12/31/16. If your email has changed, or you do not have email, please make sure we have your correct address on file. But remember, you are still responsible to renew before 12/31/16. If there is a problem, deployment, or college, please contact the treasurer and arrangements will be made.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer safely, and see you at the club.

-Steve Harsfald, Membership Director

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Archery Field Fully Open

The archery field work has been completed, and is now open for full use.

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