Friday, May 27, 2022

Pause to Remember


According to History, Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971 to commemorate those killed in any American-fought war.  For many, it's the start of the summer season giving people time off from work to spend with family and friends.  Pause to remember that this is a solemn holiday, take time to remember all who were lost while protecting our freedoms.

Spending time with family and friends is what the Kent Rod & Gun Club is about, providing many opportunities to enjoy club gatherings and sportsman events throughout each year.  As the pandemic and its restrictions have waned, significantly, we look forward to a continuance of club activities and, given the ever-rising price of gas, there's nothing like staying close to home and take part in the fun.

Check our Club Event Calendar and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Mike Thomas, President

Monday, December 27, 2021

Happy 2022!


As we approach one more new year, we all hold out hope that we can return to some type of normalcy as the virus pandemic continues its march, bringing one variant after another.  I feel that we are all determined to do whatever is necessary to bring it under control.  And…we will!


Our club has enjoyed a great 2021 and is looking forward to an even better year ahead.  None of our accomplishments could be achieved without the support of our membership.  As we always say, our success as a club is about the important teamwork involved with events and work projects; this support keeps the Kent Rod & Gun Club always moving forward.


From myself and our Board of Directors, wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous new year!


Mike Thomas, President

Kent Rod & Gun Club

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Fall Club Update


We've made it to November and can look back on a much better year at our club, given the still-present COVID issues.  There have been several club events that we all missed-out on last year which we finally were able to have...our member response to each one has been outstanding!  We will keep moving forward and anticipate an even greater year ahead!

Hunting season is in full swing and we hope hunters everywhere enjoy a productive, and safe, season.

Our club recently welcomed several candidates to address our membership, both on local and state levels, and congratulate all who ran winning campaigns.  Each of these candidates brought their visions for responsible growth and development to our community, and state, with a focus on preserving our Second Amendment Rights.

The slate of our Executive Officers and Regular Board Members will remain the same going into the new year; we anticipate a continuance of great club management as well as updates to our club facilities.  Everything we do at the Kent Rod & Gun Club is about...teamwork!

As this year slowly draws to a close, we look forward to our Annual Christmas Pot-luck Gathering on Saturday, December 11th.   Open to club members, family and friends, this will be a terrific evening to celebrate the holiday season!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Summer Club Update!


As the virus pandemic slowly, and surely, winds-down as people receive their vaccinations, our club looks forward to resuming our regular last!  We will definitely proceed with all necessary caution and maintain safety guidelines, as issued by our town, county and state.

In the meantime, there's nothing better than Summer in the country!

Our event calendar is already rolling-along, starting with our Annual Pan Fish Derby in June and the fun of taking the kids fishing!  Regular club work events are scheduled which help to maintain our club, grounds and shooting ranges; our members contribute greatly in getting a lot of hard work accomplished!  Our club is always about...teamwork!

The biggest club event of the year is coming up in August, the Annual Family BBQ which features a huge club favorite...the KR&G Food Throw Down competition.   Overall, a terrific combination of food, fun and lots of laughter that we're so happy to look forward to once again!

And, there's more...the Big Buck Contest, Annual Turkey Shoot, Sight-in Sunday, Family Camp-out and Bonfire and Christmas Gathering!

Yes!  We're back!



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Club Update and Season's Greetings!



This past year has been a difficult one, for so many, and our club has remained pro-active with following mandated virus guidelines.  COVID-19 has impacted many club events but, given that, we now look forward to a more positive turn for 2021, for everyone!

Having been a member of the Kent Rod & Gun Club for twenty-two years, I am proud to now take the important role of club president.  In looking back over recent years, there has been a great deal of change and progress in our club, all of which has been orchestrated by our club members.  From driveway repairs and maintenance, the construction of the steps and path to our rear shooting range and more, it has all been part of the teamwork which is such an important part of our organization.  Never about just one person, it’s about the collective brainstorming and participation by members doing their part to keep our club moving forward.

I look forward to working with our dedicated board of directors in 2021; their suggestions and ideas will be an integral part of the refinement and development of our club. 

My wishes go out to all club members, families and friends, for a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous and healthy new year.

Mike Thomas, President

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Summer Club Update

Now that we're halfway through, what has been one year for the books with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Kent Rod & Gun Club is looking forward to a return of some normalcy in the weeks and months ahead.  

Since March, it's been necessary to cancel club meetings and various events in order to observe all recommended safety guidelines and, of course, to keep our members safe.  Now, with the Hudson Valley moving into Phase 4 of New York's reopening, we anticipate holding club functions under all, state and local, suggested safety protocols. 

Through these last months, we've made a significant improvement to our club property with the construction of steps and a pathway to our back shooting range.  This will allow a safe and easier passage for members using that range.   




What made this possible was a generous grant from the NRA along with the outstanding efforts of Mike Bartolotti and John Pecora who worked, non-stop, getting all necessary grant paperwork in place.  The stairway design and construction by Kevin Whittaker, the Cassese Clan and... help from several club members along the way, resulted in a job very well done.  

      Like we always say at the Kent Rod & Gun's about Teamwork!

Upcoming Club Events!

Sunday, July 19th - Summer Clean-up - 9 a.m.

Friday, August 7th - General Membership Meeting/Spring Raffle Winners/Big Buck Contest Registration - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 5th - Club Bonfire/Camp-out **ALL Club Ranges close at 4 p.m.**

Sunday, September 20th - Sight-in Sunday - 12 Noon

Sunday, October 4th - Annual Turkey Shoot - 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

On this day...

On this day, we pause.

Even for an hour or a moment of some quiet reflection. 

On this day we remember those who gave the very best of who they were…so we could be the very best of who we are.

We pause to treasure their memory and honor their commitment, even to the point of their own lives.

On this day, during this pandemic, as we fight a virus and all of the fears and concerns that go along with it, we remember those who knew the dangers, the fear and the cost of freedom.

They are forever in our hearts.  Forever young, forever loved and forever honored.

On Memorial Day, we pause to remember that we walked in the company of heroes.

And we honor them, by keeping our fallen soldiers, our servicemen and women, and their families, in our hearts and prayers.