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September 22,2021
Hello Everyone!

 We had our first club night supper in almost a year and a half. I would have liked to tell you it went well, but that would have been a lie. We had over 76 people sign up and unfortunately only 51 people showed up. With all the costs spiraling out of control it's been a difficult challenge to plan these meals to have enough food. We were hoping with the signup sheets, and people basically knowing the way we do things we wouldn't have had a problem. As you know for the 2nd time in 16 years, we had to increase the price to $10, with cooking extra food which some had to be thrown away, the club ended up losing. We kicked around a lot of ideas as far as prepay but that would be more work on the people that volunteer daily or charging people that don't show up that sign up, and possibly charging a little extra for walk-ins. all this would make extra effort on the folks already doing the work. We are not sure how we were going to attack the problem. We ask you to please if you would like to attend supper sign up, if you are not going to show up please call so we can take you off the list. The Monday before the supper will be the last time, we will accept names on the list. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

 The next meeting is October 13th at 7:00 PM, that will be the last time you will be able to nominate someone from the floor for our upcoming elections in November. If you would like to run for the executive board, which includes president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, or membership secretary now is the time to throw your hat in the ring. You can call Doug Simek he is our nominating committee @ 518 773-3716.

 We had two events that were held in August both came off splendidly! The Veteran's picnic we served over 350 people and each of our Veterans received a gift, entertainment, and of course our gratitude. the Emcee for the event was club member and Fulton County judge Mike Smrtic. 0ur keynote speaker for the event was also a club member Montgomery County District Attorney Lorraine Diamond. Both club members did our club proud! Our motorcycle event was held two days later again we had a lot of support from pine tree rifle club members, we were able to raise more money this year than we have ever raised $13,803 for the K-9 unit of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. We appreciate everyone's effort in both our events and all the volunteers that made them a success!

 Upcoming events, Trunk or Treat will be held on October 30th @ 4:30 to 6PM. Club will offer Burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, drinks. Show up a little bit early decorate your trunk and bring your family! A great time will be had by all. Club supper in October will be roast pork, November we are planning Roast Beef, all Veteran club members eat FREE. We are thinking of doing Prime Rib in December? Let you know soon.

Anne Haggerty has agreed to Chair the PTRC Holiday Charity program this year. We will again adopt a family and Donate to Life Saver Ministries. We will also be collecting toys, please help. Anne will also explain what you can win, just be helping others!

 If you haven't been up here for a while, stop down and see all the projects that were done this summer! We appreciate the effort of a lot of people. Our club is almost to capacity in membership we are lucky to have so many great people that works so hard that make us number one. I thank you all for your efforts and hope to see you soon.

For more information go to the website www.pinetreerifleclub.org. Paul Paul.catucci@gmail.com (518)649-7617