Back view of new clubhouse with screened porch. Kitchen area tiles and cabinets ready for install.
Treasurer Jeff Thompson and Board member Dewey Misenheimer discuss features of the large meeting room. Monday Jan. 27, 2014
Kitchen cabinets and island are in place. Water fountains installed. Sunday Feb. 2, 2014
Now that the dust has begun to settle, it looks like, due to various reasons, 64 members did not renew this year.
In January the Board voted to lift the membership cap and give priority to applicants who have been waiting over a year. Jim Alverson and Ron Anderson have been holding Orientation sessions in the Trap building for prospective members. Please help new members to feel welcome.
Several members expressed concern during the December General Meeting that we might be in danger of allowing too many people into the Club. Since all new members must attend an orientation session, it means that new members are added in small groups. The Board can (and will) decide, at any time, to reinstate the membership cap if overcrowding becomes an issue.
The Clubhouse is nearing completion. In fact, we may actually be ready to move in by the time you receive this. It has a lounge, restrooms, a kitchen, an office, a large meeting room, and a smaller board room/classroom. It will be the perfect place for holding orientation sessions. From now on, our June and December General Membership Meetings will be held on our own property, in our own clubhouse.
Now that we have a building, it needs to be furnished. The Board is shopping to find the tables and chairs, stools and rocking chairs we want, and to get them at the very best price. We hope that Club members will want to contribute toward the purchase of them. An Alert message will be sent to let you know what they will cost. Please DO NOT bring donated furniture to the Club without first discussing it with Ron Anderson, Club President. The last thing we want in our new building is an assortment of mismatched items.
Speaking of furniture, Board member Dewey Misenheimer has donated a matching desk, chair and computer desk for the new office. Thank you Dewey! Jim and Lil Alverson have donated a vacuum cleaner.
Once we are in the building and the weather is a little warmer, we will hold an Open House hamburger/hotdog cookout. Everyone will be invited to come look around and see the new facility. Watch for more details to be posted.
Money has been approved for the new electronic gate. Additional grading must be done first, so we are again awaiting Mother Nature’s pleasure (and contractor’s schedules.)
We are saddened to tell you that longtime member Berkley Stephens passed away on Feb. 3rd.
We send two mailings per year, this one in February with the member card and access code, and a November mailing with the election ballot and plans for the December General Meeting.
The best way to keep up with Club events is to check the website www.rockinghamcountygunclub.com and to read the Club Newsletters and Alerts. Newsletters are published online every month. If you are not getting them, please contact LilA@rockinghamcountygunclub.com.
If you really do not want to get email from the Club, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the email message. DO NOT report the message as “JUNK” or “SPAM”. Doing so could result in our messages to other club members being blocked by internet service providers.
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Please share your photos with us. Email them to Lil as attached files. We must have permission to publish them and everyone must be wearing eye and ear protection.
The Shooters Corner is a popular page on the Club’s website. Members may list items for sale by contacting Lil.
All are subject to change. Additional details are on the website.
Pistol: The Feb. match will be on Sat. the 22nd. Other matches will be the 3rd Sat. of each month. Sign up at 9:30AM, Start at 10AM. Entry fee is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. The Plinking Pit is CLOSED during the Pistol Competitions from 9:30 AM until the match is finished and will serve as the No-Ammo/Safety Zone.
Beginner’s Pistol Classes: Apr.12 and May 10, 10AM – 1PM, FREE, Limit 6, pre-registration is required. Contact Club Secretary JohnS@rockinghamcountygunclub.com
Competition Pistol Classes: Mar. 22 & Apr. 26, 10AM – 1PM, FREE, Limit 12, pre-registration is required. Contact John.
Concealed Carry Class: Apr.26, 8AM – 4:30PM, $40 You must pay in advance. See details on the Special Events page.
Rimfire: 2nd Sat. of each month. 8AM until about 12:00 Noon. Entry fee $5. 4 classes: unlimited, top factory, factory/target, and factory. Season trophies awarded in each class.
Rifle: 4th Sat. of each month, from March through October, beginning at 9AM. Entry fee is $20 and cash prizes are awarded. Refreshments are provided. There will be classes for factory, modified and benchrest rifles. Mar. 22 - 100yds, Apr. 26 - 200yds, May 24 - 100yds, Jun. 28 - 200yds, Jul. 26 - 100yds, Aug. 23 - 200yds, Sept. 27 - 100yds, and Oct 25 - 200yds.
Trap: ATA 2014 Shoots: Apr. 5, May 3, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, and Oct. 4. Registration starts at 8:30AM on the day of the shoot.
Fun Shoots: May 25 - 2PM, Jun. 22 - 3PM, Aug. 17 - 3PM, Oct. 19 - 2PM, Nov. 16 -
2PM, Dec. 21 - 2PM
Introduction to Trap Shooting Class: Feb. 15, 12:00 PM, FREE.
Intermediate Trap Shooting Class: Mar. 1, 12:00 PM, FREE.
Skeet: Fun Shoots to be announced.
General Meeting: Jun. 2nd - 7:00 PM at the Club House. Bring a door prize.
Annual Swap Meet: 1 - 4:30PM and Annual Family Picnic: 5:00PM Sept. 7th (Sun. after Labor Day.) Dinner will be provided for members and their families. Bring a dessert and/or a door prize.
General Meeting: Dec. 1st - 7:00 PM at the Club House. Bring a door prize.
Workdays: If there are 5 Saturdays in a month, the 5th Sat. is always a workday. Please try to attend at least one each year. Tasks to be done and the tools needed will be posted on the website. The 2014 workdays are Mar. 29, May 31, Aug. 30, and Nov. 29.
During the summer there is always mowing to be done and it can’t wait for a workday. Mowers, trimmers and fuel are provided. All we need is elbow grease and people power.
On the “Bullet Side” of the Club, be sure to remove your targets when you finish shooting. These should go into a dumpster (we have 3.) Targets left up get wet and wind-blown. They end up as litter that someone else has to pick up. All spent cartridge cases should be placed in one of the “brass buckets” if you don’t want them. Someone else will be glad to reload or recycle them.
Remember this is an all-volunteer organization. Each member is expected to do his or her part in one way or another. If you see anyone working at the Club, offer to help. It gets the job done sooner, and then both of you can enjoy time shooting.
Club hats in assorted colors are available for $10 each. We have both winter and summer styles.
Shoot Safely and Enjoy your Club. Contact a Club officer if you are aware of any problem that you cannot fix.
Jim and Lil Alverson
Your Newsletter Editors since 2001
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