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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.

Attention Prospective Members

Effective March 7, 2016 ANY APPLICATION received after this date will be for a special membership meeting that Andover Sportsmen's Club will hold on JUNE 26, 2016 at 9am. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, we are doing this special meeting to vote in new members before the summer hiatus where we do not hold meetings during July and August.  The CUT OFF DATE THAT YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED IS JUNE 9th. At this meeting, you will be voted in and directly after the meeting you will be split into smaller groups and receive your Range Safety Orientation.

Any other applications received after June 9th, 2016 will be held for the September membership meeting.  Once September is full, applications will be rolled over to October, November and December.

Please read the March Director's Update for Membership on the website and this will explain why we are limiting new members to approximately 20 per regular membership meeting.  If you have ANY questions, please email membership@andoversportsmensclub and I will be glad to help you.

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2016 Spring Work Party

We will be having our 2016 Spring Work Party on April 30th (rain date is May 7th)!

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.

There will be eight $25 drawings at lunch awarded to those in attendance.

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, April 30, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

2016 Children's Fish Derby

Our biggest community event of the year, the 2016 Fishing Derby, is almost here! It will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 and will start at 6:00 am at Sudden Pond, and will run until noon.

It is free for children 15 and under. We provide light breakfast and lunch, trophies, raffle prizes, and bait. You just need to bring your child and gear. There will be a very limited number of rods to borrow, if one is needed, so please don't rely on them.

I am looking for volunteers to help make this fishing derby a success. Please email me at matt.lavoie@andoversportsmensclub.org if you are able to assist.

Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 6:00am to 12:00pm
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