Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Stay Safe!!

With the number of affected individuals rising here in Putnam County, we urge our club members, their families and friends to to everything possible with observing the social distancing guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic.

As such, our club has temporarily suspended regular membership meetings and upcoming work events until such time that everyone can move freely, and safely, once again.

We will do our best to keep club members advised on all that is important and urge our members to not hesitate in reaching out to our club for assistance during this pandemic.  Whenever, wherever, possible, if a club member becomes quarantined and needs food or other basic necessities...we are here to help.  Items can be safely delivered to your front door.

We keep hearing, and we keep sharing...stay at home, whenever possible, and flatten the curve.  We can do this...we will get through this!

Stay Safe!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Club Update!

We have no idea if this Winter season is done with us yet and March can be unpredictable at the Kent Rod & Gun Club keep rolling along!

One of the best things about March at our club is our Annual Corned Beef Dinner and that will take place on Saturday, March 14th, at 7 p.m., at our clubhouse.  Reservations are limited and filling-up fast for one of the best St. Patty's events in Putnam County!

Adults-$25.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00.  What does this get you?  Corned Beef with all the trimmings, cooked to perfection, a yearly favorite...Colcannon (Buttery Mashed Potatoes made with sauteed cabbage and Irish Bacon), homemade Irish Soda Bread, desserts and more!

                              Great food and good friends...a perfect combination!

Send us an email with your head count ASAP before reservations close in another week.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word." -Goran Persson

As we ease into this new year, I look forward to working with all of our club members who are the power source of the Kent Rod & Gun Club.  Together, we can work on the best ideas and solutions that will fortify our continued growth as a club.   Thanks go out to one and all for your support, dedication, and for the extra hours that many of you have worked in order to achieve our goals, helping to complete needed projects.  As we always like to say, what our club is about...teamwork!

On behalf of my fellow Executive Board and Regular Board members, we will continue to keep our club moving in a positive direction.  I wish our members, their families, and friends, a happy and successful 2020!

Richard Mastrobuono, President
Kent Rod & Gun Club

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Row of Honor

The Kent Rod & Gun Club, in support of our Veterans, is proud to join the assemblage of flags in the Putnam County Row of Honor at Lake Gleneida, as a sponsor of Flag #473.

This is a symbolic, visual. reminder for everyone to take pause and salute the invaluable sacrifice and bravery of our Veterans.

Sponsorship of these American-made flags is meant to raise awareness and funds for various Veteran's programs.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Fall Events!

After a muggy and sometimes rainy Summer, we're slowly heading into Fall and some of our favorite events here at the Kent Rod & Gun Club!

Satuday, September 7th, our yearly Club Bonfire and Camp-out - Weather Permitting!  A great time for anyone wanting to pitch a tent and tell some war stories around the fire.  Bring along your own food and beverages, the club grill will be lit for cooking.  
                           Please note that ALL ranges will close at 4 p.m.  

Sunday, September 22nd, Annual Sight-in Sunday-12 Noon!  Get your gear in shape for the hunting season and...for our big Turkey Shoot in October.

Sunday, October 6th, Annual Turkey Shoot-10 a.m.!   Not just for shotgun, bring your Crossbows, Longbows and Compound Bows to the competition as well!  And, of course, bring along family and friends!  After shooting, everyone will enjoy a Turkey, with all the trimmings, feast!  Shoot us an email with your head count!

Registration for our Annual Big Buck Contest opened at our August meeting.  This is a Members Only event and all sign-up must be done, in person, at our monthly meetings.  Registration will close at our October membership meeting.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A man for all seasons

In the blink of an eye, our club lost a valued member and dear friend with the passing of Don Hopko on July 29, 2019.

As is often said, there are no words but, in Don's case, there are great memories of a highly-skilled sportsman, an active member for almost 41 years and past Board Member of the Kent Rod & Gun Club.  

Don definitely was a man for all seasons and our club will miss his input and guidance on many levels.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Judge James Reitz...remembering a friend.

Behind his smile was dedication and commitment.  His vision for others was genuine as he focused on second chances whenever possible.  Judge Reitz was fully invested in the community of Putnam County and conducted himself with grace and great honor.

Always active in community service, he supported many organizations, giving his time without hesitation.  He championed the Putnam County Judicial Diversion/Treatment Court, a program that provides addicts with an alternative path to incarceration.  Judge Reitz tirelessly advocated for addiction recovery and his program helped to save many lives in our county.  This court has proven to be a monumental success, emulated by several courts across our country.  In fact, this Putnam County drug court was so successful, it garnered the attention of NBC TV producers who put together a five-part documentary series, about drug addiction in America, called "Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic."  Judge Reitz and his drug court were featured in two of the episodes with the piece receiving an Emmy award.

Our club was fortunate in having him address our membership on various occasions and he was thrilled to be included, along with his wife, Barbara, in several of our social events.  This...was the kind of man Jim Reitz was.  Always consistent, always ready to participate at the drop of an email or a phone call.  His sincerity in letting people know that they mattered...was a highly admirable quality.

For one of our club's board members, a cherished memory will be Judge Reitz's officiating at his marriage and how very special that day was for those who attended.  Not wanting to perform the ceremony just in his chambers, he led the gatherers into the historical courthouse, married the couple, became the wedding photographer and made the occasion a wonderful event.

Our collective hearts are heavy.  
We have lost a great friend on so many levels here at the Kent Rod & Gun Club.