Game Dinner Tickets
Tickets for the 2018 Game Dinner will go on sale at the February 15th Monthly Meeting, 7pm. The Game Dinner is scheduled for March 31st, 2018. This is our biggest annual fundraiser; we will have a table raffle, gun raffle, and a 50/50. Tickets cost $25 - plan to get yours early because they always sell out fast.
If you can't make it to the meeting, contact us at our email address after Feb.15th!; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are first come first served and limited to five per club member
Tickets are on sale now! - Only about 12 left at the time of this note 2/16/18 - 3:00pm - email the club to reserve yours now before they are gone.
Ice Fishing Derby Results
There was a great turnout for the 26th Annual ARGC Kids Ice Fishing Derby on February 10th 2018 at Ashfield Lake. There were 60 kids who registered, and they caught over two dozen fish, mostly trout. The weather cooperated with mild temperatures and very little wind. Club volunteers were on hand to help out new comers who had never ice fished before by drilling holes and helping set up equipment. Afterward we were warmed by a hearty meal at Sanderson Academy cooked up by more club volunteers. Prizes were handed out, and guests got to watch a great presentation on Black Bears by MassWildlife Biologist Nate Buckhout. We also had a surprise presentation by two time MA Angler Of The Year, and multi-world record holder fisherman Roy Leyva. Roy is a Shimano Pro fishing representative, and gave a brief presentation on fishing opportunities and then drew a door prize of a $180 Shimano spin fishing outfit.
Basic Hunter Education Course Scheduled For March - Sign-Ups Are Open and filling fast
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 March 14th and 25th, 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 giving back to the hunting community by passing along your knowledge.
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**
** WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY REQUESTS FOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AS OF 2/16/18. IF INTERESTED CONTACT THE CLUB ASAP!**
The ARGC has scholarship money available to help send youth to conservation camp in either MA or VT each summer. The time to apply for camp is upon us; applications must be turned in early each year as the camps can only take a limited number of people, and the spaces fill up quickly. If you have a young adult interested in the outdoors, shooting, archery, camping, hunting , fishing, forestry, wildlife, etc. then these camps might be a fun summer time activity for them. Scholarships are available to youths directly affiliated with club members (child, grandchild, etc.) If you have a question regarding eligibility, please contact the club. The BOD will make the final determination. For more information about each camp, go to the Education page on our website and follow the links to the camp websites.
2018 Annual Dues Are Due
If you haven’t renewed your club membership, the time is now! At the annual club meeting in October there was no change to the annual dues structure for 2018, dues will remain $45 for Regular Membership, $50 for Family Membership, $40 for Senior Membership, and $5 for Youth Membership. Payment is due at the October meeting, and no later than the end of December. Mail your check to Ashfield Rod & Gun Club, P.O. Box 326, Ashfield MA 01330, or pay a club officer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org