FROM PTRC President Paul Catucci
March 14, 2018
I do have sad news to report. Our former President Bill Dybas, died last month. Bill was President for many years and started a lot of programs that we still have today. I served on the Board with him when I started on the BOD. Bill was also a LIFE MEMBER. RIP Bill.
Winter still has a hold on us! I had enough, bring on the sun! We have a lot going on again in the next few months. If you haven't supported the NRA, it is now time. We are under attack. Your rights are in danger. Please support the candidates in the next elections who support the US Constitution. It is in our by-laws to protect the 2nd Amendment. Remember you can make a difference.
After our meeting in April, Peter will hold a meeting for anyone that would like to volunteer at the 9th Annual K-9 ride to support the Sheriff's Department K-9 unit. This event brought 150+ motorcycles here last year and raised $9500. If you would like to buy a ride shirt stop to the clubhouse on any Monday night or meeting or supper night. The shirts are just $15.
We lost about 170 members this year through moving or non-payment of dues. We sent out several postcards, newsletters, facebook post and emails and we still have folks ask, "When are my dues due?" If you did not pay by February 28th you are no longer a member. Steven has done a great job being at the club several hours per week for the membership. If you have not paid and want to still be a member, contact Steven ASAP. You will need to pay 2018 dues and a reinstatement fee of $40. Steven's contact is (518)2243437.
In answer to the questions, yes there has been a lot of work on the In-door range. We do have a long way to go but we need to proceed slowly. We thank everyone that have donated. Yes you can still donate. This is the biggest project we have to date, and we have had some great success getting our club in great shape!
Don't forget the PTRC Scholarship, for Junior Members. Please see the website for details or call the club any Monday night after 6:30PM. Last year we gave out $2000. To 4 students. The money came from our classes and the Education Fund.
I get many questions on Hunter Safety classes. You can register for a class or get information on the DEC website. WWW.DEC.NY.GOV.
The 41st Annual Swap Shop will be held April 28th. As in the past everyone pays $5.00 admission. The kitchen will be open for Breakfast or lunch. We have a "full house" of tables of goods to buy sell or trade. The show starts at 9:00AM. Last year the club member turnout was fair to poor. SUPPORT YOUR CLUB.
I hope you all follow Pine Tree Rifle Club on Facebook. We try to put fresh items up 3 times per week. Visit our website www.pinetreerifleclub.com.
The next club supper will be Ham, March 21, at 6:30PM and April 18th, please sign up in advance. The next club meeting is April 11th, @7:00PM. Hope to see you there! Come on spring!!!!!!
I thank all of you! Paul, Contact (518)6497617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul, my contacts for questions/concerns are Email email@example.com or phone (518)649-7617