June / July 2018
Work bee Highlights
Thanks to the twenty or so people who turned out for the club annual work bee on June 9th. Everyone pitched in and we got a great deal of much needed maintenance work done. The work accomplished included: cut, split and stacked in the clubhouse our annual firewood supply; fresh coat of stain on all the picnic tables; a thorough cleaning of the clubhouse; cleaned the trap house; raised the Pheasant pen and set up the feeders and water for the season, among other things.
Sanderson Academy Annual Class Reunion
Sanderson Academy will have their annual class reunion on July 14th. They will be on club grounds preparing for the gathering in the morning, and the luncheon will begin shortly after noon.
**The range will be closed during this event**
Club Gun Sale
The club has received a very generous donation of firearms. A couple of these guns were raffled at the Game Dinner in February, and still more will be raffled at subsequent club events. However, there are three guns that may be of particular interest to military collectors, enthusiasts, or upland hunters: 1) 16GA Parker Bros SxS 2) Springfield 1903 30-.06 3) Lee Enfield 303 British. These firearms are being offered for sale to club members first before we send them to an online auction site. The club will be accepting sealed bids on these guns from now until the adjournment of our next club meeting July 19th, 2018. Any bids received will be opened at the end of the July meeting. Payment in full must be received no later than July 30th. If payment is not made in time the sale will go to the next highest bidder, or to the online auction, whichever the BOD deems appropriate. The guns will be present for inspection at the meeting. Some images are posted on the Photos page of the website. Minimum starting bids accepted for these firearms are:
1) 16GA Parker - $1250 2) Springfield 1903 - $700 3) Lee Enfield - $500
Basic Hunter Education Course Scheduled For Sept. - Sign-Ups will begin in early July
Do you or someone you know need to take a Basic Hunter Education Course? This course is required for all first time hunters in order to qualify for a hunting license. A Basic Hunter Education Course is scheduled for Sept. 5th and 22nd, 2018. See the club Events and Education pages for more details on times and how to sign -up. Our Volunteer Instructor team is also looking for more people to join them to teach these courses. Contact Todd Olanyk (413-475-2091, email@example.com) if you are interested in joining the teaching team.
Volunteer Opportunities with Fairs & Festivals and Pheasant Pen
With the upcoming Fair & Festival Season and Pheasant raising about to begin, there are opportunities for you to volunteer some time to your club. Each year we need folks to feed pheasants and make sure the water is flowing to the pen, also to staff the both at Cummington Fair, Franklin County Fair, and Ashfield Fall Festival. If you are interested in helping out (and earning yourself a free Clambake / Steak roast ticket), contact Todd (413-475-2091) or Joe (413-628-4400) or email the club firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You!
Clambake / Steak roast Date Set
The date has been set for the Annual Clambake and Steak Roast - September 16th 2018, 1pm
Tickets will go on sale at the August Monthly Club Meeting, 8/16/2018. Prices will remain the same for this year - $25 for adults. Kids under 12 can get a free hot dog/hamburger meal. If you've provided sufficient volunteer work time to the club since the last Clambake / Steak roast you may have earned yourself a free ticket. Notices with the free tickets will be mailed after the August meeting. Think we've forgotten your contribution? Contact us, we're happy to get it straightened out.
Update Your Contact Information
If you have not received an email from us in the last month then we do not have your current information on file. We encourage all club members to use email and the club website to get updated information about club events. We have cut back on hard copy mailing in order to save time and expense, however the website typically is updated before and after significant events. We encourage all club members to provide us with an email contact, and to visit the website periodically for updates. We routinely send out emails to notify club members of upcoming events and workbees that may be of interest. Contact us at email@example.com