Monday, January 28, 2013

Club Event Update - February

Safety is typically a gun club’s top priority, definitely something mandated here at the Kent Rod & Gun Club. The value of facilities such as ours is further increased by the fact that target and recreational shooting are among the country’s most popular sports. Gun clubs are also the place many children learn to safely handle guns.  Just ask a Boy Scout.

Each member of our club, along with their families and friends, were shocked and remain deeply saddened by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  The horrific events last December, at the hands of a madman, in no way represents the community of responsible, law-abiding gun owners who now face many challenges ahead with new, draconian, gun laws both on state and federal levels.  Although Governor Cuomo stated "We're not looking to demonize gun owners."..."Gun owners have done nothing wrong."...gun owners are indeed facing severe restrictions, most of which are in violation of our 2nd Amendment rights.

The time is now...for all club members to get out and support upcoming rallies, sign petitions, write/e-mail state officials, register to vote and urge others to do the same, encourage family and friends to join the NRA, the NYSRPA...let your voices be heard...become pro-active! 

Assembly Representative Bill Nojay, is asking gun owners across the state to come to Albany on Thursday,  February 28th. SCOPE will be doing everything in its power to support this effort.  Members of the Kent Rod & Gun Club are asked to show their support by attending this event... time has come to Unite for the Fight!

Important links are below; more information will be sent via e-mail or posted on the KR&G Facebook page, as it becomes available:


Upcoming Club Events - Reminders....

Annual Installation Dinner..........Saturday, February 9th @ 7 p.m.

*Reservations close - February 3rd!*

Ice Fishing Party..........................Sunday, February 10th @ 6:30 a.m.

Corned Beef Dinner.....................Saturday, March 9th @ 7 p.m.

Pistol Safety Course....................Sunday, April 21st @ 8 a.m. 

Members who would like to be listed on our Member Links page are asked to send your info to Patty Sparano.  Putting up this page is the club's effort in creating member support by keeping it local!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year - Club Event Update

The Kent Rod & Gun Club will be starting the year off with several events; all are posted on the club's website along with the entire club Calendar of Events for 2013. Here are a just a few......
  • Our first General Membership Meeting of the year will be on Friday, January 4th...this is the night for all who are competing in our Annual Big Buck Contest to bring along their prized racks for scoring and to win a cash prize of $150 for Shotgun/$150 for Bow. Anyone with questions...please contact Red Mastrobuono at  Please note...our meeting will start earlier than 7 p.m. to allow time for the scoring of racks for the contest! 

  • Sunday, January 13th will be our first Pistol Safety Course of the year; we already have several people registered and anyone else interested is asked to contact John Sparano ( as soon as possible if they would like to be added to the class roster.

  • Reservations are now being taken for our Annual Installation Dinner, Saturday, February 9th; this yearly get-together will again be held at McCarthy's Family Eatery in Carmel and is always a good time for all. The price is $35 per person for a great dinner, complete with tasty appetizers. Cash bar for those wishing to gently bend an elbow. Everyone is welcome, family and friends...please get back to the club as soon as possible if you plan on attending so that we can give Annie at McCarthy's a head count.

  • Sunday, February 10th...our Annual Ice Fishing Party. If the cold weather continues, we may just have some great ice waiting for Red Mastrobuono and his crew to cook-up breakfast for all who attend.

  • It's not too soon to start thinking about St. Patty's Day and some of the best Corned Beef & Cabbage served in Putnam County, right here on Saturday, March 9th at our Annual Corned Beef Dinner. Chef "Luigi" and his cooking staff will be baking Irish Soda Bread plus making a few popular extras for the dinner.

I hope everyone circles these events, and more from our club, on their calendars. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. 
Wishing all club members and their familes a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2013!
Kevin McGuinness, President
Kent Rod & Gun Club