Sunday, July 27, 2014

Club Update

Summer is more than half-way over but the events at our club keep rolling along!

Our recent Summer Clean-up at the club was a huge success with the completion of new deck stairs and a much-needed re-organization of our clubhouse basement.  Those members who went above and beyond to lend a hand as well as those who can always be counted on to assist at club events cannot be thanked enough.

On the calendar:

  • General Membership Meeting - Friday, August 1st at 8 p.m.

  • Our Family BBQ - August 2nd at 1 p.m.  RANGES CLOSED ALL DAY.   This promises to be one more fun event at the Kent Rod & Gun Club.  Reservations are now closed and there will be no walk-ins the day of the event.   If you missed the deadline, just remember we will be doing it year! 

  • NRA Pistol Safety Course - Sunday, August 17th. RANGES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12 TO 3 P.M. Contact John Sparano to members and immediate family pay a discounted course fee of $25.00. For everyone else, the fee is $95.00 for our 8 hour course, complete with range time. Remember, this is a necessary course for first-time pistol license holders as well as those needing to do an upgrade on an existing license. 

  • Family Camp-out - Saturday, September 6th.  RANGES WILL CLOSE AT 4 P.M. One of our most popular club events and a fun time for kids and adults.  Tent set-up will be late in the afternoon, the grill will be fired-up to cook whatever campers bring along.  Desserts and side-dishes will be more than welcome!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer Update

Summer is here and the heat is definitely on!  Our club has a few events coming up in July and August......
  • General Membership Meeting will be next Friday, July 11th at 8 p.m.  There will be some important topics of discussion and all members are urged to attend.

  • Summer Clean-up - Sunday, July 20th @ 9 a.m.  Lots to do...bring along whatever tools, etc. to help keep our club in shape.  More details on work needed will be discussed at our meeting.  Keep in mind that everyone working must sign-in no later than 10 a.m. and must sign-out when done in order for us to properly record your work time.  Light Breakfast and Lunch will be served, as usual!

  • Family BBQ -  Saturday, August 2nd.  If you haven't already done so, get those reservations in to Red Mastrobuono BEFORE July 19th!  Donations for our raffle table at the BBQ are needed so, please, bring along a gift, or two, to our membership meeting next week.  And....any club member who would like to take part in the KR&G Food Throwdown is encouraged to join the fun with Chuck and Patty who are our yearly competitors.  This years challenge is BBQ Ribs.  Cook them at home and bring them along to the competition to win a trophy and bragging rights for the year ahead!  Members who need to get work hours in can sign-up with Red to lend help at our BBQ.

Please take a few moments over this long week-end to call your Senators regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act...details are below.....
Reach Out to Your Senators During the July 4th Recess,
Urge Them to Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act
Senators have arrived home for July 4th recess and will be spending the next week in their states. All firearm owners, hunters, target shooters, and outdoor trade business owners should call or email your senators and urge them co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act, S. 2363, the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation.
We must keep up the momentum. NSSF expects that the U.S. Senate will have an initial vote to move forward with S. 2363 soon after Senators return from the July 4th recess.
We cannot let anti-hunting activists defeat S.2363!  Act now and call your senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014! You can also send emails to your senators. If possible, find out the location of your senators' in-state offices from their websites and reach out to those offices during this recess. It will make an impression!
Among other things, this historic legislation will prevent anti-hunting groups from restricting hunters' ammunition choices; provide state fish & game agencies with more flexibility to use Pittman-Robertson funds to build and maintain badly needed public shooting rangers; and help facilitate and provide for more access to Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands and waters for hunting, recreational fishing and shooting.
An impressive list of 45 Senators are already co-sponsors. If yours are not co-sponsors, ask them to sign on. If they are already onboard, then thank them for their leadership.
Act now and call your senators at 202-224-3121. Send emails to your senators.