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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

January 2018 Trap Update

Happy New Year! 2017 was a busy year for the trap/skeet range with a number of trainings, events and work on the fields. I would like to first, thank all of the operators and volunteers for their help throughout the year as we couldn’t run the range without the support.

The new trap field has been completed and ready for daytime use. Thank you to all that helped – and we will hold an inaugural event once this cold breaks. The new field will be opened at the operator’s discretion through the winter so please be respectful of their decision. We are all volunteers so if there are concerns, please reach out to me but thank the operators for what they do!

On January 14 th we will be holding our annual Spirit Shoot. There will be 4 different events and they fill up fast so please come early. It is a great shoot every year and is lots of fun for all levels. Look for more information soon.

Finally, a reminder to all shooters. Please only sign up for a squad at a time – this will become particularly important as we increase the use of the second field. Also – shooters should only be punching their cards before they shoot – not several squads ahead of time. Again – this will allow us to manage the fields accordingly and allow for smooth operations. I appreciate your cooperation with both of these rules.

Finally, with the cold weather and snowstorms, watch the website for cancellations. We will post as early as possible on any closures.

Cheryl

Deadline expired for 2018 Membership Renewals

Dear members,  The deadline for renewal of your 2018 dues has expired.   If you did not renew your membership for 2018 your club access key is void and any accrued membership benefits are lost.  Please return your badge & card key to:

Treasurer
Andover Sportsmen's Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 255
Andover, MA  01810

You may re-join the club as a new member, i.e. complete a new application, with copies of your LTC and driver's license and the payment of the $380 application fee – you will be assigned a “Join date” on a first come first serve basis. 

Should there be extenuating circumstances which prevented you from paying your 2018 dues by 12/31/17, there is a 30 day period, ending 1/31/18, for which you may appeal your membership termination.  To do so, you MUST (1) first pay the 2018 dues of $130, (2) first pay the late fee of $30, ($160 may be paid online via this link)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DD4...

and (3) submit, prior to 1/31/18 a written request for re-instatement explaining why you were unable to renew your membership on time.  Submit your written request for re-instatement to Treasurer@AndoverSportsmensClub.org (or the address above).    Your request for re-instatement will be brought before the Board of Director’s.   There is no guarantee that the Board of Director’s will accept your explanation.  If not accepted, your 2018 dues payment and late fee payment will be returned to you.

Please direct all questions to:

Brad Reichter
Treasurer@AndoverSportsmensClub.org

 

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To ASC Membership

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of a friend and dedicated ASC member, Craig Gould. The following are relevant details:

The wake/funeral will be at Croswell's Funeral Home (19 Bow Street, North Reading) on Oct 21st. The calling hours are 10-11:30 and the funeral service to begin at 11:30. If the weather is fair, there will be a procession to the cemetery, Riverside on Route 62. If it is raining, the Army will do their presentation at the funeral home along with the committal prayer.   

Dick Reichter

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Nominating Committee for 2017 Elections

The nominating committee has been established. The committee is as follows: Phil Proto, Joe Viscione, & Micky Mutti.

This committee will collect and submit to the President the names of candidates for various offices to be filled by a majority vote of the members at the annual meeting held in December. To qualify for nomination, a nominee must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 12 months prior to nomination. Nominations shall be closed and presented to the President prior to completion of the report of the Nominating Committee at the regular meeting in November.

If you have any questions or would like to submit a nomination, contact one of the members of the nomination committee.

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September 2017 Outdoor Range Update

First a big thank you to Tim, Don, Alan, and Mike for all the help with the maintenance during the summer months on the outdoor range.

2nd Annual Steel Crush family shoot (.22 LR ) went very well and we had a larger turnout. Thanks to Alan Arena and all the RSO’s, the contest was a big success.

ODPR updates completed which include additional protection at the end of the range to provide additional containment and prevent any possible issues with errant rounds. (Thanks to Brad and his team).

New screens installed on the ODPR building interior windows to prevent birds from perching on the ledges.

Replaced steel bars and installed new targets inside tractor tires at the 75 yard mark.

Assembled and installed new target stands for at the 50 yard mark.

Several new circular 8 and 10 inch steel plates installed at the 100 yard mark to provide greater challenges.

Please check website for range closings because of Police department training and ASC training sessions.

Recruiting to add to the outdoor team 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.

President's Message

Please be advised that Erik Anderson has resigned as a member of the ASC BOD. I thank Erik for his efforts during his tenure as Director, Trap Operations.

Accordingly, I will act as Interim Trap Director. My focus will be on providing all possible assistance to  those that have been working extremely hard for so long on numerous club facility projects. Near term future facilities efforts will be concentrated on completing the second trap range; weather, sub contractor scheduling and other constraints notwithstanding.

Mike Pasco, Membership Director, has kindly agreed to assist me during this interim period by assuming the responsibility for arranging and coordinating all Trap Special Events.

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