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FROM PTRC President Paul Catucci
January 7, 2019,
Hello All and Happy New Year,

Goodbye to 2018, we had a great year. The club is doing better than ever and it is all thanks to everyone who gives us the effort to make and keep it the best in NYS! We got a lot of major projects done and will continue to improve our club.

The annual raffle tickets are out! If you can help us and sell some tickets or would like a special number contact Paul Christman. His email address is pechris66@outlook.com. The last several years we have been lucky to sell all 1000 numbers and max out the profit and have a winner every night in August. The tickets are the same as last year based off the NYS Lottery 3 digit number. The cost is $20 per ticket with 31 chances to win. You can win as many times during the month your number comes out! If you win on an even number day you get a choice of $300 or a gift card from Runnings for $450, if you win on an odd number day you win $300. We will also run the contest for sellers, if you sell the most tickets you win $200, everyone that sells 60 tickets or more gets free dues for 2020. Support your club.

We have space available for ads in the newsletter. The small ad is just $25 per year, large are $50. The ads appear on our website as well as the newsletter to our 1350 members! Contact Steven at his email riachsh@outlook.com.

Pine Tree will sponsor 4 children for DEC camp again. Please read the rules on the website, we have a few changes. PTRC will again pay the fee, transportation is up to the family. Questions, call me.

PTRC scholarship for college students is also available. The rules are must be a junior member of PTRC, must be enrolled in college, may only apply one time, must send in a no more than 500 word essay about the 2nd amendment or conservation. Attend a meeting to receive award. Money can be used for any student related expense.

Pine Tree Rifle Club hats are available at the clubhouse. If you would like to purchase a jacket, tee shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, polo shirt, or whatever contact me, I have a price list all must be paid in advance before I order.

Dues are due! This is your last chance to avoid late fees. Steven tells me we are way behind last year! If you can't stop in to see Steven you can always mail it in. The address is Pine Tree Rifle Club P.O. Box 45, Johnstown , NY 12095. Stevens telephone # is (518) 2243437.

The club night supper is January 16th, and February 20th @ 6:30PM. Club meetings are January 9th and February 13th @ 7:00PM. February 20th will be the annual Life Members Dinner. Our life members will get free dinner. All guests pay just $5.00! The menu will be Beef Stew, homemade biscuits, vegetables, salad dessert and coffee.

At the last meeting we presented a check for $1000 to Life Savers Ministry as well as about 100 toys for local children in need. Thank you all for your help. We also adopted a family in need. Everyone who supported this project brighten up Christmas for this Family who really needed some help. Big thank you to Mike Smrtic for his donation for this project.

The annual Chili contest is January 23, @ 6:30. Who will get bragging rights and get their name on the plaque this year? Last year we had 2 winners Gary Stoller and Lynn Delesky . If you bring chili there is no cost, if you come to sample it is just $3.00. All money collected goes into the prize money for the winners.

Don't forget the Outdoorsman show at the Moose stop down and say "hello" February 9th and 10th.

See you at the Club! Paul (paul.catucci@gmail.com ) phone (518)6497617