THERE WILL BE A MOTHERS DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST ON MAY13TH SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
THE HAM SHOOTS ARE GOING WELL COME OUT AND TRY YOUR LUCK AND WIN A GREAT MEAT PRIZE
WE WILL BE HOLDING A MASS GUN LAW CLASS PUT ON BY GOAL ON MAY 30TH AT 6PM THIS IS OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN UP BY MAY 25TH TO ATTEND. TO SIGN UP PLEASE EMAIL LMD2@NENAMESECK.COM
THE KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN FOR THE CLASS
WE WILL BE HOLDING A BOW HUNTERS EDUCATION CLASS ON MAY 5TH REGISTER ON THE STATE WEB SITE
THE CLUB HAS A RIDING LAWN MOWER FOR SALE IT NEEDS A LITTLE TLC BUT IS IN GOOD SHAPE COST IS 300.00 SEE PICTURES BELOW IF INTERESTED CALL 413-245-3568
Nenameseck Club Minutes for 3April 2018
The meeting was opened by Jim Desabrais at 7:13 pm
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tom Kularski
The March secretary minutes were read. Motion by Lisa Desabrais 2nd by Tom Kularski passed
The treasurers report for March was read by Mark Kremjas. Motion made by Tom Kularski 2nd by Ed Leland. Passed
We have a guest speaker tonight. Jay McMahon, running for Attorney General. Jay spoke about our second amendment rights and the opiate crisis and how (if elected) he will deal with these issues.
There were 27 new members voted in for membership. Motion made by Ed Leland 2nd by Lisa Desabrais passed
Joe Messina reported that the gun a day for March has concluded and that he sold 5 winning tickets. Tickets for the October raffle will go on sale shortly. The Friends of the NRA will hold their banquet on May 4th at 6pm at the Castle of the Knights in Chicopee Ma.
Bowling pin shoot
Dick Silva reported that there was no bowling pin shoot for March due to the weather being too cold. The next shoot will be held on April 8th.
Archery Attendance was down this year in all leagues this year.
Indoor 3D The league finished up and the banquet was held on March 31st along with the Friday night league.
Friday night spot league. The spot league held 13 weeks of shooting, some nights only averaging 3-4 shooters.
Outdoor 3D We will be having our first outdoor 3D this Sunday April 8th from 7am -12noon. Come out and have some fun.
Saturday Morning Youth league. Morgan Toelken reported that there were 39 kids and that they all had a great time this year and that there is already a waiting list for next year. Morgan is contemplating holding a 3rd line next year. The first line runs from 8-10:30 second line from 10:30-1:00 and the third line would run from 1:00 -3:30.
22 Rifle league. Will finish up tomorrow night
22 rifle Turkey shoots. They finished up earlier this month. Attendance was low for this event.
The Turkey shoots made $178.90, Ham dinner made $164.89, and the 50/50 made $42. There will be a pancake breakfast on Mother’s Day from 9-11am. Cost will be $5 per person and mothers $2.50. Spring Turkey shoots have started and will run for 4 weeks. Tickets cost $2.00 per round and will go on sale from 12:30 -1:30. Shooting will begin at 1:30. T-shirts and sweatshirts are still on sale. See Lisa Desabrais for more information. The club will be holding a family day this year and Lisa is looking for volunteers to hold the various events.
Last month Marc Courchesne requested $1000. To replace the worn-out cores on the various 3D targets. I received a quote from Rinehart for $909. Plus 66 shipping for a total of 975. Motion made by Dick Silva and 2nd by Donna Brunelle to purchase these cores. Passed
Tom Kularski would like to hold a sportsmen’s swap meet at the club. If interested, people would rent a table for $10 and display their used sporting equipment for sale.
Jim Goodreau made a motion to rescind his previous motion made at last month meeting. The original motion entailed giving Lifetime memberships to officers and board of directors who have held office for 5 or more years. The motion was 2nd by Donna Brunelle. Passed with 2 opposed. A discussion was held and Jim stated that there was confusion on when the time started about the 5 years and if it should go retroactive.
New Business None
For the good of the club
Tom Kularski said that there were 21 people at the Hamm dinner. He would like to see more of the club members attend these functions. It is a chance to see other members of the club who you might not get a chance to see otherwise.
Eric Collins turned in $539.00 for cashing in the used Brass from the indoor pistol range.
G.O.A.L. Gun Owners Action League will be holding a Massachusetts gun law course at the club on May 30th at 6pm. This course is free to all club members. This course will explain all the Mass. gun laws.
Jim Desabrais II is looking for contractors to siding and or floor epoxying.
Brad Kennison would like to thank everyone for renewing their memberships. Also, there is a march on Washington on March 24th. This march is for defending our 2nd amendment rights. We need to support our different groups such as G.O.A.L. and the NRA.
Jim Goodreau will be getting a quote from a plumber for our next phase in the kitchen.
Al Calef made a motion to use the money from the sale of the brass to purchase steel targets for the outdoor rifle range. 2nd by Eric Collins
Tom Kularski spoke about The Quabbin reservoir closing access to various activities. Water Commissioner Rob Roy would like to shut down night fishing along with all recreational access and use. Go into The Quabbin’s website to see his proposals on this matter.
Raffle The raffle had a 50/50 split of $55.00. The winner donated this back to the club Thank you very much.
Motion made by Tom Kularski at 8:22 to adjourn 2nd by Dick Silva passed
NENAMESECK SPORTSMEN'S CLUB NEWS
Nenameseck Sportsmen's Club
150 Bacon Road Palmer, MA
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
You have a voice
There are over 500 members in this club. The monthly meeting has a loyal following of 30 to 40 members. Of these members there is a handful that helps out with different programs or events. You can make a difference. Yes, one voice.
The club was told that the steel targets were a safety issue and need to be replaced. A request was made at a monthly meeting to put a committee together to decide on what should be purchased and installed. No one signed up for the committee. I was in charge of the purchase of these targets. I was looking for club input and received none. This led me to believe no one cared about shooting the targets, so why spend the club money. One person came up to me and explained he enjoyed shooting the targets as did others. He agreed to sit down with me and go over the type of targets he would like to see on the out door range. I did some research on the targets we discussed we had a brief meeting and agreed on what would be purchased. The targets are now on order.
If it had not been for this one person ONE VOICE there would be no steel targets. You can make a difference this is your club state your opinion, concerns and yes even your disagreements. YOUR VOICE is what will make the club, make it the club you want.