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Letter from the President - March 2017

My fellow members;

Understandably, a major snow storm resulted in an in sufficient number of member attendees required for a quorum to be called thereby resulting in the February 9, Membership meeting being canceled. A  Special Membership Meeting was then held on February 19.

According to ASC By Laws the only business that can be discussed at a Special meeting is the subject for which the meeting was  called.  In this instance the permitted business was to discuss and vote on new applicants becoming full ASC members.

I  am confident that most members appreciate the  considerable time and effort they devote every week to making ASC the best club it can be for all members, therefore, it is the obligation of all club members to  volunteer  to help out by donating some of your time, even if only an hour a week, to helping out when possible.

Two areas having a current need for assistance are Membership and Community Relations. As such, all members willing to help should contact the Directors of those two activities at your earliest opportunity. Their contact details are posted on the club's web site.

Sincerely,

Dick Reichter, President

Letter from the President - February 2017

My Fellow Members

As you will note from the respective department reports January saw all ASC departments getting off to a solid beginning for 2017 with only a few weather induced inconveniences typical to this time of the year.

A number of events are planned throughout the year. The details of each will be posted when appropriate on the ASC Web Site.

The first event will be a presentation by the Head of the Massachusetts GOAL organization at the February 9, 2017 membership meeting. I strongly encourage your attendance as current Massachusetts and Federal political circumstances make it important that we all have a better understanding of the legislative forces at work and what they might mean to ASC.

I also encourage members and their families to consider making Sunday breakfast at ASC a regular part of your weekly routine. You will get an excellent breakfast for the princely sum of $5.00 for adults. There is no charge for children under the age of eight or for youth between the ages of eight and eighteen that have an ASC Youth Badge.

Perhaps more importantly, the social setting will provide an opportunity to mingle with, and get to know better, your fellow members

Consistent with our mission as a family oriented club, and as the above photograph will attest, the Sunday morning environment is very much “children friendly”.

Sincerely,
Dick Reichter, President

Letter from the President - January 2017

TO ALL ASC MEMBERS:

Although this will be the fifth year during which I will have served as President of our club it is only my initial 2017 monthly message. As such, my first order of business on behalf of all ASC members is to thank all 2016 members of the BOD for their contributions to the continuing development of ASC. The amount of voluntary time and effort that is required of all Directors is immense and must always be appreciated.

I wish to first thank Jimmy Hehir for his many years of service as the Club’s Secretary and to Mark Klove not only for his service as President but for his willingness to serve as Jimmy’s successor..

In addition, there are two new members of the BOD. One is Cheryl Crawford who is the new Membership Director. I have known Cheryl since she the day she joined ASC when I had the pleasure of providing her initial trap shooting lessons. Subsequently Cheryl has willingly undertaken every task asked of her including having been of significant assistance to Steve Harsfald who has been an outstanding Membership Director the last two years.

The other is Steve Cooper as our new Community Relations Director, a role that has been redefined in a manner such that it may well become the single most important of all BOD responsibilities. That being said we are indebted to Matt Lavoie for his prior efforts as Director; Community Relations and especially for his willingness to remain the ASC webmaster.

On behalf of your 2017 BOD I assure all members of your BOD’s continuing commitment to do everything possible in order to provide maximum service to all ASC members on a financially responsible basis.

In addition, commencing with the January Membership meeting:

  1. We will encourage any member to become more actively engaged by posing appropriate questions to any Director when they deliver their monthly department reports.
  2. We will explain at each meeting selected Protocols and Procedures that govern how our club is managed
  3. We will endeavor to have at least on an every other month basis guest speakers on issues of interest to the membership

In closing I encourage all members to make a genuine effort to attend the monthly membership meetings in order that you can become better informed as to your club’s current and planned activities

Sincerely,
Dick Reichter, President

Letter from the President - November 2016

Dear members,

I hope you all are enjoying the fall. As we head in towards the holiday season we look forward to the activities scheduled on the various ranges. Come down and take advantage!

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns about anything that we are doing I encourage you to direct them to the Director responsible. If you have suggestions, or wish to help out with any of the ongoing projects, this is the best way to become involved.

I am happy to report that the contributions of the directors and all of our other volunteers are exemplary and will insure that the future of our club is in good hands.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - September 2016

Dear members,

Here we go – the end of a beautiful summer. Come down and use the facilities and get ready for hunting season! Come and see all of the new improvements to our ranges and facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything that we are doing I encourage you to direct them to the Director responsible. If you have suggestions, or wish to help out with any of the ongoing projects, this is the best way to become involved.

I am happy to report that, as usual, the contributions of the directors and all of our other volunteers are exemplary and will insure that the future of our club is in good hands.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - June 2016

Dear members,

Hard to believe: IT'S SUMMER! -- come on down to the club and see all of the new improvements to the ranges. Thanks to all who make the efforts to keep improving our club. Remember that there will not be members' meetings during July and August

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - May 2016

Dear members,

Hope you can make it down to the club to see all that is going on.  We are in the midst of some new construction – Archery has expanded the range, Trap is in the process of adding a second field, and Outdoor is most of the way thru adding a new pistol range.  Looking forward to seeing the new improvements up and running.

As usual all ASC operations are continuing to function.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - April 2016

Dear members,

Here we are, officially spring has sprung, but I shoveled about 4” of it this week! With any luck relief is “just around the corner”.

I’m happy to report that  all ASC operations are continuing including the re-development of the club grounds – trap, archery and outdoor range.  We still are seeing a steady increase in the number of members that enjoy breakfast at the club on Sunday, and an increase in the number of members that enjoy our mid-week poker break.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - January 2016

Dear members,

Once again we had another excellent year for our club. We continue to strengthen our fiscally sound financial position while at the same time investing significantly in maintaining and enhancing our physical facilities. The contributions of the directors in 2015 remain structured, disciplined and in all respects exemplary which should insure that the future of our club will be in good hands. My personal thanks to all directors and their efforts last year.

The 2016 Board of Directors is as follows:

Elected seats:

  • President: Mark Klove
  • Vice President: Frank Blezinski
  • Secretary: Jimmy Hehir
  • Treasurer: Brad Reichter

Appointed seats:

  • Training - Steve Cioffi
  • Trap - Tony Capone
  • Indoor Range - Al Croteau
  • Outdoor Range - Phil Proto
  • Facilities - Mike Pierce
  • Community Relations/Development - Matt Lavoie
  • Security - Bill MacKenzie
  • Membership - Steve Harsfald
  • Archery - Bob Beale

I look forward to introducing to you the 2016 Board at the forthcoming January Membership Meeting.

Mark Klove, President

Letter from the President - November 2015

Dear members,

We are now in what I consider to be the best time of the year. There are many activities to take part in such as the annual Turkey Shoot, Trap Club Championship shoot, and also youth, trap, pistol, and other training department classes; etc. I hope that all ASC members are able to participate in as many activities as possible and enjoy all of the improvements at the club.

We continue to enjoy a constant increase in club new memberships and the continued improvements to our club’s facilities. Facility projects currently underway include the construction of a new outdoor pistol range and reconfigurations in the area adjacent to the trap and archery ranges.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything that we are doing I encourage you to direct them to the Director responsible. If you have suggestions, or wish to help out with any of the ongoing projects, this is the best way to become involved.

As usual, the contributions of the directors and all of our other volunteers are outstanding and will insure that the future of our club is in good hands.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Mark Klove, President

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