President’s message – I hope this newsletter finds each of you well and in good fortune. So, spring is here once more. It is time to dust off the Muskets, get to the Club, and have fun shooting. Welcome aboard to all our new members. We hope you will have fun here at the Club and are taking full advantage of what the Club has to offer you. Please take the time to read all range rules first and respond accordingly. Remember, safety first always. If you are a pistol or rifle shooter, take the time to learn something new like trap or skeet.
CLUB STATUS - Sometimes we all just need a gentle reminder. If one could look back in time just five or so years ago and compare to where we are now and consider all the rich improvements that have taken place at our Club, Wow! We could almost feel like we were living in a dream. Not only are we financially sound but we should all be very thankful for the positive and ambitious achievements that we were able to obtain through the challenging work of our Club leadership and membership. All of us together should take considerable pride in those achievements and it should give us great satisfaction in knowing we are on the right track to a bright future, making our Club the best Club to date for our members and community. We all know that making everyone happy all the time is an impossible task. But - pulling our weight together – we can go a long way in fixing some of the minor issues surrounding every organization. So, do you want to succeed as a club? We can ALL do this, let’s make it happen!
MEMBERSHIP DUES – This year will be a little different than in the past years. Your renewal notice will be coming to you by your E-mail. So, be watching for that in the fall. Your email will be vitally important for you to continue membership here at the club. Keep your E-mail address up to date on our new Website log in which you will be able to create once it is up and ready for use. If you wish, for a small fee to cover the cost you will be able to pay online with a credit card. As always you can mail in a check or stop by and pay cash. There will be more information coming in the fall newsletter to help guide you through this transition period.
MEMBERSHIP – For all membership information about joining the Club and all other membership information, contact our Membership Director Rich at 412-951-7048.
CLUB MEETINGS – TIME CHANGE!! The starting time for the General Meeting is now at 7:00 pm. Please keep this in mind or you will miss the Pizza! LOL As always, the General Club Meetings will be on the second Thursday of each month. Please come out and support the club meetings.
CLUB DONATIONS – A big thank you to those that have generously given of their time and money to help support the Club. A big round of applause to each one of you!! Again, thank you! And if you'd like to do it again, click HERE to go to our new, online Donation Page!
CLUB AWARDS – We are pleased to announce the 2022 Sportsperson of the year award was presented to Richard VanVeen for all his hard work, kindness, and support over the many years of Club service, Congratulations Dick!
CLUB HOUSE RENTALS – We take considerable pride in our Club house. If you are wanting to book our Club house for your special event, we expect you to regard our Club house as you would your home and follow the rental agreement as written. This means no nails, pins and duck-tape on our plastered walls or wood trim. For rental information, contact Coleen at 724-630-0462.
ENTRANCE GATE – Commonly referred to as the street gate, for insurance and damage control reasons, the gate must be kept CLOSED overnight. Please, it is important that the range officer or last person out close the gate to help secure and protect our facilities.
ARCHERY – watch for information on 3D events coming this year, contact Gene at 412-372-0925.
INDOOR PISTOL AND RIFLE RANGE – For all event scheduling and information of any nature regarding the use of the indoor pistol building or to secure a date on the calendar of events, you must Contact Wayne at 412-445-7711 after 5:00 pm.
OUTDOOR PISTOL AND RIFLE RANGES – The STOP shooting time for these ranges (except Friday) is at sunset. Sunset is according to the weather channel. Fridays only stop shooting time is at 6:30pm. Ranges remain closed on Thursdays. For more information, contact Lud at 724-691-5590.
CLUB POLICY CHANGES – Policy 6 - wording changed from Executive Office to Elected position.
Policy 14 - deleted, (officer not permitted to hold more than one club position) not obtainable. Not enough members to fill these positions.
Policy 18 – Creating and removing articles added. Changed to a simplified voting process.
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