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January 12, 2022
Hello Everyone,

 I hope everyone has fantastic fall season and now that we're in January, I hope you all are keeping warm. At this point Steve reports we still have approximately 500 people that are delinquent in their dues. If you haven't been in, Steven is here every Monday night between 5:00PM and 7:30 he is also here at every Club event and on Wednesdays in the morning from 9:00 a.m. until about noon. If all else fails you can mail your dues to PO Box 45 Johnstown New York, attention Steven.

 This year the education department will sponsor 6 children for DEC summer camp. Learn more about the available camps at www.dec.ny.gov. the club will pay for the $350 fee for the camper this includes their meals and t-shirt. The parents or guardians' responsibility will be the transportation to and from camp. Registration for camp starts on March 6th I would strongly suggest booking your child as soon as possible the camps fill up fast! It is also that time of year to think about the annual pine tree scholarship. For the criteria, please look at the website, www.pinetreerifleclub.org this is open for all junior members of the club.

 Our club suppers are still going on, the next one will be held on January the 19th. All the suppers start at 6:30 p.m. you must sign up in advance there is a list on the left side of the bar in the clubhouse. This supper will feature baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole dessert and coffee. All members and guests are welcome.

 On January 25th we will have a meatball contest we have five judges so far, from area restaurants to be announced on Facebook. Bring your best meatballs, the contest is open to all. We have a little grudge match going on with a few individuals but we won't mention that yet. If you would like to come and sample meatballs the price will be $4. All money will go to the first-place winner. The chili contest will be next month on February the 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

 February meeting will be the 9th starting at 7:00 p.m. club night supper will be our annual life members dinner which will be beef stew. All life members eat free and will receive a gift from the club. We were unable to have our swap shop last year, but we will come back in full force on April 30th. If you would like to get a table, please call Steven at 518-224-3437.

 In December we made our donation of $1,000 to the Lifesavers ministries, in Gloversville. We also donated about 300 toys for children in need. The club also was able to adopt two families for the Christmas holiday. Mrs. Chase went out and purchased coats, blankets, toys and some goodies for the kids. We appreciate her effort bringing a brighter Christmas to these families. We also appreciate the donations by many of our members who decided to help out.

 At our annual prime rib dinner in December Patti May ask if we could collect money for the Mayfield Kentucky hurricane victims. We put out a can at the supper and to my amazement the club raised $800 that night. We turn the money over to the sheriff's Department to make sure it goes to the right place. I know a lot of you feel the same way I do and are very proud of our club and the great people that are part of it.

Paul: contacts are (518)6497617 email Paul.catucci@gmail.com