FROM PTRC President Paul Catucci
April 7, 2020
I hope and pray everyone is well, very bad turn of events happened to us with this covid-19. The club had to shut down for one week. Currently, the rifle range is open, as well as the road. It's not a good situation. We do have our skeet and trap open on a limited use only for club members only currently. We have also instituted a new policy of absolutely no guests.I do have to admit this whole thing I have received a lot of emails and phone calls. I always tried to make myself accessible to you. If I can't take your call, leave a message and I will try to get back to you ASAP to address all your concerns. Or just email me. Our members are our most important asset. We want to keep everyone safe.
I do have to tell you throughout this entire situation I have been called every name in the book except" late for dinner". I do understand that people do want to shoot their firearms and I do understand the importance of getting outside and enjoying fresh air and exercise on the other hand we do have to be conscious of everyone's health and well-being. Many of you told me that this whole thing is a hoax on the American people, and we shouldn't believe it. Well I do have to say you could believe whatever you want to believe but people are dying, and we do need to take this very seriously.
Every other activity besides the above-mentioned are totally off limits. If things change within the next few weeks and we can open the clubhouse I will let you know but until then the clubhouse, which includes the indoor pistol range, the pistol range and 3D archery are closed. Please practice social distancing in every aspect of your visit. We are currently in the process of having the entire Club clean. There has been systems put in place to wipe down all and contact areas by the folks that open skeet.
We have made the decision to cancel all club classes until further notice. With that there will be no Club suppers and absolutely no meetings. If there are any issues, please email me and I will get back to you as quick as I possibly can. Don't worry about your Club your Club is sound. Although this will hurt us a little bit it will not be devastating to the club. The main thing is that everyone stay safe. Please make sure that you are at least three benches apart while you are shooting. Also make sure that we do not stand within six feet of each other when we are talking. Limit your conversations as much as you possibly can. I can't stress enough how extremely contagious this is so please be careful for your sake and your loved ones.
As for the motorcycle ride we have not decided whether we are going to proceed or not. We may have to postpone it. I would really hate to do that, but we've had to do a lot of things that I never thought we would have to do. I want to let you know that we have made these decisions on a majority rules situation. The board of directors have agreed upon everything we have done so far. But I take responsibility for every decision we have made; it is okay if you don't agree with me. I was thinking on the safety of everyone. What do you think this thing is real or not time will tell but please, please, please take this seriously and stay safe. I hope we can go back to normal soon,
God bless you and your families. Please visit our ever-changing website www.pinetreerifleclub.org and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pinetreerifleclub.
Questions or concerns, you can always contact me via email email@example.com or by phone 518-649-7617 until next time see you at the club! Paul