| It is an honor to announce that at the June 11, 2014 Business Meeting Paul Catucci was nominated and unanimously (with a standing ovation)
chosen to be the most recent Life Member of the Pine Tree Rifle Club. During the past 12 years Paul has served as a trustee and President of the club.
Because of his foresight and personal initiative, programs and activities such as Women on Target, the offering of NRA rifle and pistol courses,
the Steak Bake, the Chicken Barbeque and the Chili Contest, were started. In addition, with his support, activities such as the 22 bench rest league,
the indoor pistol league and Thursday night trap have flourished. Originally, there were 3 men involved in Monday night shooting
(Paul was one of the 3) and now there is a very large group. Suppers have grown from 30-40 people to over 80, and membership has grown
from just over 350 to 800. Paul's mantra is that "It has to be for the good of the club and membership", and this has led to diverse,
financially sound and growing organization that is the envy of many rifle clubs in the area.
Vice President PTRC
We would like to congratulate our newest life member, our Vice President Paul Christman.
Paul has been a member for over 20 years and has been on the board of directors for 12 years.
He has been club vice president for the last 4 years.
Paul is a dedicated, hard working person who always helps out when he can.
He has spent countless hours at the club working in the kitchen, building the new skeet house, or any other project that comes up.
If you need to describe Paul in one word you would say helpful.
He along with his wife Sandy are great club members and we are lucky to have them here.
Paul has always supported the club and we are proud to give him the honor of life member.
Our newest Life Member is John Del Salvio, John has been a member since he was 18 years of age.
A long time member of over 40+ years! John has shot to some of the best people in the country
and has much success winning a lot of matches. He has been on the board of directors of our club for
at least the last 4~5 years as a trusted leader. He spear headed the range development as well as
founded the Monday night league which now has over 40 members.
John has work hard to bring Pine Tree back to what we are today. We are proud of John and wish him great health and honor him as a life member. John is writing a book on the history of Pine Tree Rifle Club, you would not believe all the great things that happen on our grounds!
Bless you John, you are a great Board Member and Friend.
Harold was born on July 24, 1943. He is the "baby" of 12 brothers and sisters. He married the love of his life, Venessa, on June 6, 1964 and they had a daughter, Kelly, On April 23, 1966. Harold worked at Poly Ply, NEDCO and KeyMark before going to Work for Fulton County for 18 years and was able to retire in 2005.His hobbies include hunting, fishing and taking care of stray cats. Over the years he Has shot several deer on hunting trips with his brothers and friends. When he goes Fishing, he always says he caught some but released them all. Sometimes people Wonder about all that. Ha-ha. His love of cats is extraordinary. As of right now, he takes care of 7 outside cats and has 2 adopted inside cats (Baby and Tiger) that were Strays. He made a huge cat condo for these outside cats and put animal heating pads In the condo to keep them warm and they have heated food bowls too.
Harold is a gentle man with lots of love to give. He's always there for his family and Friends and has a contagious laugh that you can't ignore. He just loves being a member Of the Pine Tree and helping others whenever he can at the club and loves trying to Make the club the best that it can be. The above was written by Kelly Aczhet, Harold's daughter.I met Harold about 5 years ago, and if we had a "Man of the Year" @ Pine Tree he would have won most of the time. He is always there to help make his club better, as a board member he works hard, always takes on the tough jobs, and is a wealth of knowledge. I always said Harold is one of the nicest men I have ever met. We are lucky to have him as a member and I am proud to announce him our newest life member.