Dues Invoice Update
Dues invoices were delayed in getting mailed but all should be in mail by this weekend. We will still have an early renewal drawing for everyone who has their dues in by our Nov 7th meeting.
3rd Charcoal Shoot
TRPC Steel Plate Match
The next steel plate match is scheduled for Oct. 17, 2021
“The Well Armed Women” has decided to leave the TRPC so the leaders could charge for their private teaching.
2022 dues invoices will be sent out in September. Dues are due and payable by December 31, 2021. Payments in arrears as of January 1, 2022 will result in the deactivation of your access card. Members who have not paid by January 31, 2022 will be removed from the membership rolls and will need to reapply for membership.
2021 dues invoices were sent out in September. Dues are due and payable by December 31, 2020. Payments in arrears as of January 1, 2021 will result in the deactivation of your access card. Members who have not paid by January 31, 2021 will be removed from the membership rolls and will need to reapply for membership. This includes paying the $175 assessment again along with going through the membership process from the start. If you have not received an invoice for 2021 or have lost your invoice, please go to the "MEMBERSHIP" page where there is a link to the lost invoice form. Please fill it out and return it with your payment. If your card has been deactivated, you can bring your payment to the clubhouse and drop it off by placing it in the mailbox at the front door. Thank you to all of our members for your support.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING/ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The annual business meeting will be held October 4, 2020, 10am at the clubhouse. This is our yearly meeting where the club officers for the next year are elected. This year there are 12 members running for the 8 executive board positions. Ballots will be handed out and counted at the meeting. These people decide the direction of the club for the next year. We encourage all of our members to attend this important meeting.
RANGES ARE OPEN
We just want to remind our members that both the indoor and outdoor ranges are open for use. The ranges are open to members only. Guests are not allowed at this time. Please abide by all of the state COVID recommendations for social distancing and mask use.
CLUB TO REOPEN MAY 26th
The club and ranges are scheduled to reopen May 26th. Please check back soon for more information about how the reopening will work and what restrictions will be in place. Thank you to all of our members for your patience and continued support.
RANGES STILL CLOSED
Just a reminder to everyone that the clubhouse, indoor and outdoor ranges are still closed. We anticipate that they will remain this way until all of the COVID restrictions are lifted. Hopefully, that will occur sometime in May. Watch the website and Facebook page for information.
APRIL BUSINESS MEETING CANCELLED
The club business meeting regularly scheduled for April 5th is cancelled. Please stay safe and watch this site and our Facebook page for further announcements.
CLUB CLOSED, ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELLED
Due to the Governor's order today with respect to the COVID-19 epidemic, the club is closed and all activities cancelled. This order is expected to last until at least April 7th. This closure applies to both indoor and outdoor facilities. Watch this web page and our Facebook page for further announcements. Stay healthy and we'll see you on the range in a couple of weeks.
Looking For Volunteers To Run For E Board
We anticipate that several of our Executive Board members will not be running for reelection for the next election cycle which begins October, 2020. The board is comprised of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and eight voting board members. The E Board meets the Wednesday before the monthly business meeting and is responsible for everything related to the operation of the club. All planning and expenditures go through the E Board. The members of the board are elected by the general club membership at the October annual meeting. The term for all of the offices is 1 year. These positions are vital to the ability of our club to exist for the enjoyment of the members and their families. If you think that you might like to get involved and be nominated for consideration, please contact President Eric Dewhirst, email@example.com , for more information about the process.
EEE Threat Raised To High
The Mass. Department of Public Health has raised the EEE threat to "high" for our area. Eastern equine encephalitis is a potently deadly disease spread to humans by mosquitoes. Please remember to use a good quality insect repellant when out of doors. Our outdoor range facilities are surrounded by wetlands where mosquitoes breed so it is especially important to use insect repellant, long sleeves and pants when shooting. More information about EEE and how to prevent it is available on the DPH website at:
Steel Plate Shoots To Resume
Steel plate shoots will resume at the outdoor range facility on May 18, 2019. Shoots start at 10am and will be held every third Sunday of the month. These are man on man shoots consisting of 5 plates and a stop plate and is open to all center fire handguns.
22 Rimfire Bowling Pin Matches
Starting 4/18/19, we will be holding 22 rimfire bowling pin matches the third Thursday of the month. The matches are open to all members and any 22 rimfire rifle or pistol may be used. Matches start at 6pm at the indoor range. No bowling balls allowed!
ATTENTION WOMEN SHOOTERS!
The club will be sponsoring a chapter of "The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters". This is a national group whose mission is to "educate, equip and empower women" in all things shooting. There will be a meet and greet at the clubhouse on April 8, 2019 at 6:00pm. Kerrie Ann Auclair and several other members of the organization will be on hand to answer any questions and to introduce new potential members to what the organization has to offer. If you are a woman shooter and gun owner, this is a great opportunity to meet other women who share your interest. If you would like to know more, they can be contacted at: TWAWBristolCountyMa@gmail.com The group maintains a web site at: www.twawshootingchapters.org You can find them on Facebook at: The-Well-Armed-Women-Bristol-County-Ma. This is a great opportunity for women shooters in our area. Come down and check it out.
Indoor Range Closed 1/21/19
The range will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 from 7am to 5pm so that a contractor can replace the plywood over the ceiling baffle system. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this necessary maintenance.
We just want to remind everyone that 2019 dues are payable by December 31, 2018. Dues not returned by that date will result in the deactivation of your key card. If for some reason your dues payment is late and your card has been deactivated, you may leave your payment at the club by dropping it in the mail slot prior to January 31. Dues not paid by January 31, 2019 will result in the termination of your membership. This means that in order to belong to the club, you will have to reapply as if you were never a member including the cost of the initiation fee. If you need to take leave of absence from the club, you must contact the E board and your request will be considered. Thank you to everyone who has renewed their membership and on behalf of the Executive Board, have a great New Year!
Due to the holiday season, our new member orientation scheduled for December 23 will be held on Sunday, December 16.
2019 DUES INVOICES
2019 dues invoices will be in the mail sometime after Tuesday, Sept. 19. We depend on your dues to run the club and the sooner we receive them, the faster we can begin to plan for future improvements to your ranges. With that in mind, we will be running our early bird raffle again this year. Members who make their dues payment anytime up to or before the November 4th business meeting will be entered into the raffle. This year's prizes are 2, Henry 30-30 rifles, an Orca (Not Yeti!) cooler and lot of other shooting accessories and outdoor equipment. If you do not receive an invoice by the end of September, please contact us so that your membership is not interrupted. "Thank you" to all of our members for your support over the past year!
2018 Twin County Pistol League Matches
The 2018 Twin County Pistol League match season resumes Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 8pm. The teams will be participating in the gallery matches every Tuesday night until April. During the matches, the general membership will not be able to access the ranges until about 9:30pm. We are always looking for new shooters so if you think you might enjoy this challenging shooting discipline, stop by and check it out.
Mass. Primary Elections, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
The only thing more satisfying than exercising our second amendment rights is exercising our right to vote. Just as the second amendment is one of the protections that insure our freedom to vote, the people who we elect can affect that right. Now more than ever our right to keep and bear arms is under attack. It is up to you as a freedom loving American to educate yourself about the candidate's positions on your rights and to make your position known by casting a vote. Please take the time tomorrow to go to the polls and vote.
Steel Plate Shoots Cancelled
Due to low turn out, we will be cancelling our Sunday steel plate shoots until furter notice. Please check our web site and Facebook page for postings about up comming events.
Steel Plate Shoots To Resume Every Third Sunday Of The Month
Steel plate shoots will be resuming every third Sunday. The matches take place at our outdoor ranges with setup starting at 9am and shooting at 10am. Matches are open to everyone. The next match is scheduled for May 21. Range fee is $1 for each run of 5 plates. Come on down and test your skill with us.
Keep Us Up to Date On Your Mailing Address
Please remember to keep us up to date when your mailing address changes. If you change your mailing address, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Remember to include your name, old address and of course, your new address.
Indoor Ranges Closed 2/26/18 to 3/1/18
The indoor ranges will be closed for cleaning from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, March 1. ServicePro will be conducting cleaning during these times. The West range will be open for limited practice for the Junior Team during this closure. The cleaning crew SHOULD be finished on Wednesday and the ranges will be open for regular use. In the event that the work requires a longer closure, we will post a notice on our web site and on our Facebook page.