I'm at a loss for words, I don't know how to start this. First off I hope everyone's doing well. I hope everyone is healthy and your family is also healthy. Can you imagine last month we were hoping for a little bit of ice so we could get out and do some fishing.
Now you can't even shake hands with someone and everyone's locked indoors. Let's not stay locked indoors but isolated. Now for someone who has respiratory problems, I get bronchitis every year, and both of my parents are on chemotherapy and my wife is a cancer survivor so that puts me and mine right at the top of the list. Nice, I'm finally made the top of the list…. just the list I want to be on.
I really don't have a whole lot for you this month since I haven't been to the Club in about a week (as of this writing) and the bar is now CLOSED at the Club, so there's not much going on. But today is only March 17th so happy Saint Patrick's Day to everyone, belated. Hopefully the Club will be open before you read this. Hopefully. But we do have a few things that have been on deck for a while so I'll just repeat those.
We have either six or seven archery targets across from the upper pen. There's one thing you can do, get outside and get some fresh air and shoot your bow or crossbow.
On Sunday April 5th we will be holding a meat I ham raffle. Besides having the usual dozen or so tables of Meats and Seafood we are going to be raffling off 25 hams. Along with all the meats and hams we will also be raffling off a full ham dinner, also a 50/50 raffle, and has always there'll be some munchies and a full cash bar. So keep your eyes on the Facebook page or the Club website to see if this is still an ongoing event. If you even get this in time.
At the last board of directors meetings it was brought up that we will be having a spring fishing derby, I believe it's going to be the end of April maybe the beginning of May so again keep your eyes on the Club's social media accounts hopefully the bar will be open by then and we'll be able to read about it on the board. And until then come on down there's plenty of fish in the pond. Get out and get some fresh non virus filled air.
RIFLE and TRAP
The Rifle range and Traphouse are open everyday at 11 am. As always come in, sign in, get a key. When you drop off a key leave comments on how the facilities were. We do have a new trigger for the trap house, I guess you can stand about a hundred feet away with this thing.
One thing that was brought to my attention. Refill the clays before you leave. Pretty simple. Guys we all know to police after ourselfs, pick up any brass or any targets up at the range. Make sure everything's nice nice, come on it's your place, we want a nice place don't we? Leave a comment when returning the key so if anything's broke we can fix it.
The Bird committee will be holding a meat raffle on Sunday May 17th. I believe this is going to only have six tables so it should be a quick day. On this day we're also going to be having our big money raffle and I believe that there's more prizes than there used to be. Instead of just three prizes I believe it's moved up to 7 don't quote me on that though cuz you know me, I'm not right all the time. So put it on your calendar, it's going to be a good day to win all kinds of meat and also to win some big money. So bring your friends, bring your family, bring everybody… just call first to make sure we're open.
Okay regular meetings are on the second Sunday of the month starting at 11 a.m.. And the Board of Directors meetings are still on the last Wednesday of the month they start at 7 p.m. any member is welcome to any meeting so come on down, see what's going on at your Club. Hopefully it'll be open by then.
As I sit to write this the Game Dinner just went off a couple days ago. I haven't got any type of report from my good friend Cheezy to let me know how everything worked out and who won the guns. By next month I'll have all the information for you on who won what and what all happened.
I do know that there was a bunch of people that worked their butts off to get this dinner, which is one of the "best in Worcester County" all together so with that being said, I myself personally would like to thank all the members and the members wives that worked so diligently to make this another function that I'm sure went off like a well-oiled machine knowing that my machinist friend was in charge.
Like I said I really don't have much this month. The only thing I can say is please take care of yourself and one another. If you know of some people that are in a high-risk, see if you can help out but don't go and visit them. If they need groceries or some errands run leave it on the back porch and let them come out and get it, don't interact with anyone, wash your hands a hundred times a day. I know it sounds redundant but I've been wearing rubber gloves everywhere I go and a mask. I don't care how stupid I look. I'd rather look foolish than end up with this god-forsaken virus.
C Ya at the Club
Mike Conant Jr