I hope everyone is doing well, now that the state is opening a little bit more, I believe we could start having events at the club again. We still have tickets available for our brisket dinner coming up on June 18th, and our lobster dinner coming up in July and our chicken dinner in August. I know we originally said that we were going to do it as a takeout only but seeing things are starting to ease up what we plan on doing is running the take out line around the building, and then you will be able to park on the grass and walk over to the pavilion and enjoy your dinner with your friends! The bar will be open, but we will have to limit the amount of people in the building at one time. The tickets are available and on sale every Monday night and meeting nights. The price is $10 for the brisket and the chicken, and the lobster tickets are $15.00 each. It will be nice to see everyone again!
At the last meeting on May 12 the membership voted to buy new machines for the skeet field. It was agreed upon to spend up to $20,000 for 4 brand new Pat traps. This will give us a total of six Pat traps because we use 2 on the trap fields. This has been a long time coming and I believe the existing machines are approximately 20 years old. This upgrade will be a nice addition to our club. The new safety wall is now complete under the supervision of Rick O'Dell. The next project that we plan on is the road going up to the skeet house. We voted on that last year to put millings on the road to keep it from washing out, as well as make it easier to plow. That project will be starting soon.
Once again pine tree rifle club will be involved with the salute to service group which sponsors the annual veteran's picnic. If you would like to participate and volunteer, I will give you more information as we get closer, the date for the picnic will be August the 26th and it'll once again be located at the Paul Nigra center. If you are a veteran and wish to attend the picnic it is free, but you must RSVP Call Ashley @ (518)762 5382 x1017. You will enjoy some great food, prizes, camaraderie, as well as respect! We look forward to seeing each one of our heroes!
We will also be looking for volunteers for the canine ride which happens to come up that same week as the veteran's picnic on Saturday August the 28th. As you know due to COVID-19 we missed last year's ride, we were still able to donate $7000 to the K-9 division of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department because of our wonderful shirt sponsors, and also sale of the T shirts. This year we hope with having the ride we will be able to surpass the $10,000 mark. We have already started selling the 2021 shirts and they are available for $15 right now! If you would like one, please stop to the clubhouse and ask we would be happy to sell you one.
Our raffle tickets have been doing very well. Most of them are out at this point, we still have some available if you would like to sell them please contact our vice president Mr. Paul Christman. If you took tickets and have not been able to sell them, please bring them back we have people asking for them.
The club elections are coming up in November all 5 executive positions are up for grabs. We will be looking for a President, Vice President, Membership Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. Think about running for one of these positions. It's time you stepped up! It's your club too. See you soon, Paul.Contact 518 649 7617 or email email@example.com.