Here is a letter from John Faso to Sportsmen regarding how important the midterm elections are to our sport / 2nd amendment rights . Please read .
Gonzo will post pheasant releasing on the bulletin board as well .
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Jim Burke will be holding the Annual Nick Van Benschoten Youth Pheasant Hunt . The Youth Hunt is for members from 12-18 years of age.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Project Ringneck needs dog volunteers for a Veterans Pheasant Hunt at the Austerlitz Club . Breakfast will be at 7:00am with shooting from 7:30am-noon. Lunch will follow at the Churchtown Firehouse.
Sunday November 4th is the annual Tuskey Shoot ! Breakfast @ 8 am , Shoots @ 10 . Please push the raffle tix !
REMINDER: If you sponsor a new member, you are responsible for ensuring the new member completes the following membership requirements by December 31st: 1. Attend at least two (2) meetings, 2. Work at least three (3) functions, which entails working the function for the majority of the time the function is held. *** Also, as sponsor you are required to complete the Accountability Form for the new member and provide it to Dan Gonzo MacCormack.
The Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation is looking for new members , contact Chachie for info .
The club is looking for volunteers with mold removal in the basement and Dennis will be announcing a cleanup party prior to the Turkey shoot.
Bill A10428 would prohibit all marksmanship and shooting programs in school. Please contact your Reps to oppose !
Minutes from 9/18 ,
Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by the 47 attending members.
Minutes were read. Dennis Risch made a motion to accept the minutes as read, and Lennie Briggs seconded.
Applications for Membership:
Junior Member applications - none
Regular Member Applications none
Regular member voted in
Tony Dorangrichia Defensive Pistol Class being held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:30am 5:00 PM. Rifle range is reserved from noon to 5:00 PM.
Rich Smith recommended anyone who carries concealed attend the class.
Rich Smith Outdoor Pistol Range
Rich Gabriel said it had been talked about and Gonzo said it is under design.
Dennis Risch wants to discuss it with Rich Smith.
Rich asked to see the design and Dennis said to come and see them.
Kevin Nooney Steel Range seems okay, but said to be careful and have fun.
Brian Simmons Monday morning pistol shooting still going on.
Jim Burke - Annual Nick Van Benschoten Youth Pheasant Hunt
Jim not available to hold the Annual Nick Van Benschoten Youth Pheasant Hunt on the second Sunday of November.
Motion made by Rich Gabriel to hold the Hunt on Sunday October 28, 2018, which was seconded by Lennie Briggs and approved by the attending members.
Youth Hunt is for members from 1218 years of age.
Jeannine will send email to Junior Members to notify them of the date.
Dan Gonzo MacCormack need $ to stock pheasants.
Dennis Risch made a motion to give him the $, which was second by Phil Garafalo and approved by the attending members.
Peter Rothermel Air Conditioning
Would rather fight for something more important than air conditioning.
Rich Gabriel has a lead on some free (used) commercial air conditioning units, which would require holes in walls to install.
Mona Chicello asked if they required commercial refrigerant.
Lennie Briggs made a motion to table until Rich gets more definite information, seconded by Matt Morgan.
Rich Gabriel stated that we would have to turn AC on 6 hours before needed and our electric bill would increase significantly.
Pete said AC would make it more comfortable when other people come to the Club, and if it is free a good idea to look into it.
He and Gary bought a computer for approximately $
Sporting Clays League finished late due to the weather. Don Hamm's Team (Team 3) won. Banquet will be held on September 22 starting at 1:00 or 2:00 PM.
Lou Jennings Last 3D Shoot to be held Sunday, September 16. Will set targets up on Thursday, 9/13. Other Clubs are averaging 50 shooters and expects the same.
Glencadia Hats on sale for $10 and Shirts for $15.
Would like to add a pavilion between the Clubhouse and the garage, which could be used for ham and turkey shoots, etc.
Going to schedule a work party for October. Richard Novak has been doing landscaping around the Club. Need hedges trimmed, etc.
Columbia Greene Sportsman Association banquet to be held September 15 at Kozel's.
Dave Chachie Chirella
Hunters for Hungry Raffle tickets available 3 for $10.
Hunter Safety Courses are coming up.
Project Ringneck needs dog volunteers for a Veterans Pheasant Hunt at the Austerlitz Club scheduled for November 3, 2018 from 7:30am noon followed by lunch at the Churchtown Firehouse. Jim Burke will bring his dog. Chachie to confirm date and other information about the event.
Thank you letter received from the New York State Sheriffs' Institute for $100 donation Summer Camp Program.
The prize for the night's Harry Desposito Memorial Raffle was a choice between a trail camera and a swing shooting target and gun cleaning kit. Tim Brorup won.
For the Good of the Club: None reported.
Motion to adjourn made by Butch Smalley and seconded by Phil Garafalo.
The Columbia County
Sportsmen’s Federation is offering the Skip Harkowa Scholarship Award. Details can be foundhere . I will find out who Skip is and report back.
Here is a pricless pic from this year's Ham Shoot. Please e-mail me a caption . My heart is full !
Here is the flyer and registration for this years free youth events put on by the Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation
The Earlton Fish & Game Club sent a flyer to our e-mail with dates for their 2018 schedule for their steel challenge. See flyer here
Congressman Chris Collins of the 27 th District introduced a bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to limit the authority of States and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns (the term rifle or shotgun includes any rifle or shotgun, any detachable magazine or ammunition feeding device, and any type of pistol grip or stock design). . Please read and call your representatives . Pg,1pg2 , pg 3
An important post from the County Clerk pertaining to pistol permit recertification, HERE .
Chris Volney Scholarship 2018 registration , here . For anyone who would like to know who Chris was, here is a little background on the track and field coach that everyone loved, as described by his wife , Kathleen.
The Columbia County Sportsmen's Federation is now on Facebook.
FREE YOUTH OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sponsored by the
Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation and it’s Member Clubs, see flyer and registration here
As of the December meeting, a new resolution was passed stating there will be no more Sunday club rentals.
Here's a pic of the Youth Archery day hosted by Glencadia for the Federation's youth program.
Please check all the main pages as there are important updates on most pages.
The Columbia county Trapper's Association is in decline and looking for any new members .
We have club hats and shirts for sale, see Dennis.
ATTENTION The rifle team is back to practicing on Monday and Tuesday nights. 6-8 PM
The club is still sponsoring the Columbia County Junior Olympic rifle team. They are home based at our indoor range, and as of Monday 9/21/15, they will be using the downstairs range on Monday nights from 6-8 pm. Here is a dissertation from the team's coach,
"The Columbia County Junior Olympic Shooting Program Rifle Team has been in existence since 1984. It's junior shooters have shot in competitions locally, throughout the Northeast, and at the National Shooting Championships held at Camp Perry, OH. Former shooters have shot on NCAA Rifle Teams and have attended invite-only camps at the US Olympic Training Center. Long time Coach Peter Burke passed away very unexpectedly in August 2014, but his daughter Kathy has taken over coaching responsibilities. The team just started using the indoor range at the Glencadia Rod & Gun Club as it's home range, and has been made to feel very welcome! New team members are not being accepted at this time, but if you have any questions or interest, you can contact Kathy Burke at 518-929-2709".
The kids are our future, here's another investment intoours and theirs.
Just a reminder to all who use the outdoor range , if you carry it in,carry it out. Also, if the STOP sign is up, the range is closed due to activities on the bow or sporting clays course( and range times will be limited during deer season).Also, NO JACKETED AMMO downstairs and .22 ONLY!.Be Safe.