Directors' Updates

July 2018 Indoor Range Update

There has been a lot of activity on the range for the last 6 months. The good news:

  • The air handling system has been analyzed and design changes were implemented. This seems to have had a positive effect on the air flow. 
  • Member using the range have made a great effort in keeping the area clean. Thank you.
  • The limited use of bays #1 and #8 has reduced the wall damage to almost zero.
  • Members have contacted me when a repair is needed. Thank you!
  • There has been a great reduction of the need to redo target carriers
  • Thanks to the help of John Connolly, the A/C unit was installed. Please don't touch! It is set at the low 70s.
  • To date the range has sold over 4,388 paper targets, turning over $877.60 to the club's general fund

Thanks to All,
Al Croteau, Indoor Range Director

July Facilities Update

Due to the overwhelming outpouring of new members we have been able to do large projects at ASC.

Projects have included building a secondary trap range that we are still in the process of completing. We are building a back stop and will be installing loom and grass seed. We have also installed new lighting on the secondary trap range for night time shooting.

A new wall between the archery range and the secondary trap range has been installed.

Plans have also been made to install a new indoor archery range, to be started in October of 2018.

We had a spring clean up that went over all very well and it was well attended by the membership

Other smaller projects have been going on throughout the year to keep the club in current shape. Keeping up with the large demands of ASC members.

Anyone willing to help should contact Mike Pierce at facilities.asc@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all at the club.

Yours Truly
Mike Pierce, Facilities Director

Board of Directors Quarterly Update - April 2018

The Quarterly Board of Directors reports are as follows for April 2017.

To read the reports, please click the "Read More" link on the bottom right of this post.

February 2018 Security Update

We are still having problems with members not being familiar with the range rules which could cause a safety problem. Please stay abreast of the club rules to avoid any problems.

I noticed that there is not a first aid kit in the indoor range. I have ordered one and will install it in the range.

-Bill MacKenzie

February 2018 Community Relations Update

2018 scholarship form is on the website. 4 scholarships ($500 each) will be awarded to club members’ children,including grandchildren.

2018 request for Mass Junior conservation camp. Youths must be between 13 and 17 years old. Open to members’ children and grandchildren. We will be sponsoring 2 campers.

Both requests must be received by April 1, 2018.

-Steve Cooper

February 2018 Archery Update

Due to the cold weather the completion of the archery wall between the practice range and trap will have to be finished in the spring.

We are having a 3D archery shoot on March 31st, proceeds will be donated to charity.

The shoot is open to members, guests and the public; there will be cash prizes and a 50/50 competition after you complete the course.

There will be two shooting stations set up at each target, one for recurve and one for compound bow shooters; we have a total of 30 targets set up.

January 2018 Community Relations Update

The children’s Christmas party was held on Dec 17. A great time was had by all,about 30 children attended. Many thanks to Frosty The Snowman (Al Croteau), Santa’s Elf (Talia Pasco) and the special guest Santa (Kevin O’Leary). A special thanks to Donna Rochon for the awesome Snowman cake, Frank for the treats from the kitchen, Guy for the fruit punch and Jimmy for taking pictures. This event would not have happened without Brad and his email blasts.

January 2018 Security Update

I still receive complaints about members not adhering to range rules. The main violations are those of members bringing in guests and allowing them to use multiple shooting ports and not staying within arms length of their guests. These are range rule violations and will be investigated and the results will be brought before the Board of Directors.

Please read your range rules to avoid any safety issues that could turn into unintended consequences.

-Bill McKenzie

January 2018 Indoor Range Update

For the year 2017 the club sold 6,232 targets and about 100 sets of ear protection, returning $1266.59 to the general fund.

In 2017 we replaced both 7.5hp blower motors and kept the older one as a spare.

A new delayed start system for the blowers was installed. This it is hoped will increase the life of the blower motors To date, there are over 400 hours of run time on the motors.

Both heating systems were serviced in 2017.

There was a great increase in members calling or e-mailing problems at the range.

January 2018 Facilities Update

The year of 2018 is here. The #2 Trap Range will be open to use in the daylight hours. The house has been completed, the shooting ports have been measured, and the machine has been installed and tested.

Arrangements have been made for the archery range and trap field to be shoveled after each snow fall.

See you all at the club!

-Mike Pierce

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