February Membership Meeting replaced by Special Meeting Feb 21st

My fellow members, it is with continuing disappointment that the February 11, 2021 regularly scheduled Membership meeting is canceled due to continuing  COVID-19 guidelines.
 
Please also be hereby officially advised that there will be a Special Membership meeting on Sunday February 21st at 9:00 AM for the singular purpose of considering new membership applicants 
 
Respectfully,
 
 
Dick Reichter, President

 

No human form targets allowed

Explanation as to why human form/silhouette targets

can NOT be used at the Andover Sportsmen’s Club

 

The Andover Sportsmen’s Club was formed in-part to encourage and promote good fellowship, marksmanship and the safe handling of all firearms.  Our motto  “Safety First”  transcends our facilities, rules, practices and training programs. 

In 2006, the Club applied for and after investigation and inspection by the Colonel of the State Police, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (pursuant to MGL Chapter 140, Section 131) issued its first ever “Club Class A License” to the Andover Sportsmen’s Club. 

Until 2006, all training classes used firearms borrowed from members with no assurance of proper maintenance. Moreover, if an injury occurred with a member loaned firearm, that member could easily be held personally liable for damages. 

However, with the Club Class A License, the Club is the legal owner of the firearm. This eliminates the need to borrow firearms and thus saving member’s from the potential of personal liability.    Firearms can now be purchased for specific types of training.  All Club owned firearms can be expertly maintained. 

The Club Class A License holds the Club to the same standard of care as does an individual’s Class A license as well as additional requirements.  For example:

“Such club shall not permit shooting at targets that depict human figures, human effigies, human silhouettes or any human images thereof, except by public safety personnel performing in line with their official duties.”

This restriction is set forth in the Club Range Rules, is posted on the ranges, is explained in all training classes, is explained to new members in every orientation and is strictly enforced.

Be aware that at a disciplinary hearing on January 7, 2021, concerning the shooting at a human silhouette target, a member has been suspended for 150 days.

Seeking Scholarship Applicants for 2021

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for 2021 Members Scholarships.

 

In order to be eligible, applicants must:

• Be a member of the Andover Sportsmen's Club. Or,  have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Andover Sportsmen’s Club.
• Be a high school senior graduating in 2021 or have already completed high school
• Are enrolled in or planning to attend college or career training school 
• Have an interest in ecology, biology, conservation or outdoor sports  

Scholarship applications will be accepted until April 15, 2021. 

Click Here to fill out the Members Scholarship Application and email it to ASCCommunityRelations@gmail.com or mail to: 

Andover Sportsmen’s Club
PO Box 255
Andover, MA 01810

 

Please contact me with any questions.

 

Doug Cooper
Community Relations Director 
ASCCommunityRelations@gmail.com 

January Membership Meeting replaced by Special Meeting Jan 17th

My fellow members, it is with continuing disappointment that the January 2021 regularly scheduled Membership meeting is canceled due to continuing  COVID-19 guidelines.
 
Please also be hereby officially advised that there will be a Special Membership meeting on Sunday January 17th at 9:00 AM for the singular purpose of considering new membership applicants 
 
Respectfully,
 
 
Dick Reichter, President

 

2020 Children's Christmas Party

On Sunday, December 13, the club held our annual Children’s Christmas party.  We held several small parties over the course of the afternoon to comply with requirements for group size and social distancing. Thirty two children were in attendance. There were crafts, coloring, snacks to take home, and a visit from Santa Claus! Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit us three times.

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