September 2023 Newsletter
Pot Luck Supper
The Club is having a Pot Luck Supper on September 28, 2023 starting at 6:00pm (just prior to the 7pm General Meeting) at Stickney Lodge. Please attend and bring you favorite cold or hot meal or dessert.
Stickney Lodge Stone Chimney Removal
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the removal of the removal of our big stone fireplace which is in disrepair. Please contact Jordan Wessels at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is very important that we complete this project soon. The more volunteers we have, the quicker the project can be completed.
Clean Up Day
The Club is scheduling a general clean-up day on October 21, 2023. Actual start time will be published in the October Newsletter. Volunteers will be needed. Please plan on attending.
Although a member has expressed interest in being the Club’s Webmaster, if you have the experience and interest in maintaining our web page, please let a Board Member know. This position is part of the Board of Directors. Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.
The Club and All Ranges, except the Muzzle Loader Range are Open.
See individual sections for more information.
It is required that members accessing Club property (range and Lodge sides) must display a valid membership ID badge.
The Club House Kitchen is open every Sunday from 11:00am to 1:30pm whenever the ranges are open.
Special News Events
2023 Annual Rifle Raffle
On August 27, 2023 at the close of the Acton Fair, we chose the winner of the raffle (Henry 45-70 Single Shot Rifle & Accessories). This year’s winner was Dan Strycharz. Congratulations Dan!
Request for Volunteers
We need volunteers to weed the road side berm on the Range side. We also need volunteers to help clean the old skeet machine for resale. Please Jordan Wessels at email@example.com.
Note that we have scheduled a general clean-up day on October 21. 2023. Volunteers will be needed. Please plan on attending.
BOD and/or General Meeting Highlights
Building & Grounds
We are still looking for some help with a few projects around the range.
This includes volunteers to assist in the removal of the removal of our big stone fireplace which is in disrepair. This includes infilling and repairing the roof and the wall. Once this work is completed, we will be hiring a contractor to construct a new interior stone veneer fireplace that will cover the area being infilled. Anyone who may know of someone willing to give us a quote, please contact Jordan Wessels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always we will continue to let members and the public to use our Lodge side property, but with this comes a responsibility to take care of our grounds and use some common sense.
Anyone who may need special accommodations when attending an organized shoot at the Range, the Club members running the shoot will do what is reasonably needed to provide safe modifications to ensure each member has the opportunity to participate.
Dogs on the range side of our property must be leashed at all times.
Our cameras are up and running 24/7.and have already proven to be very informative. Several incidences caught on camera have been addressed.
Another issue we are dealing with is folks stuffing cardboard backers in the trash barrels. There are wire mesh containers in both ranges for the used backers. Also, the trash barrels don’t empty themselves, so when you see one getting full, please find others to help dump the debris in these containers into the dumpster.
Last of all, if you see anything that gives you concern for your safety or the club’s safety, please give me (Jordan) a shout or a text.
Muzzle Loader Range
The Muzzle Loader Range will be closed until further notice.
Brass cartridge shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Sunday events consist of Pistol, Plate, Rifle, or Bowling Pin shoots. See website for alternating schedule. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members.
Our 25 Yard Range and 100 Yard range have target backers that are range specific, and there are posted rules for each. The use of wooden stands is prohibited on the 25 yard / Pistol range. Pistol Range 20”x 20” backers are hung from the overhead cables on the provided lumber.
On the Rifle /100 yard range, use only club provided target stands with 24”x24” backers. Targets should be placed no closer than 50 yards from the bench.
Do NOT place any targets on the range floor or on the frame of the gong.
Stay OFF the Berms.
2023 RIFLE/PISTOL SHOOT SCHEDULE
|9/17/23||SUNDAY||REVOLVER PLATE SHOOT (NON-MAGNUM)||Pistol|
|9/24/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|10/1/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|10/8/23||SUNDAY||STEEL CHALLANGE (22lr Rifle, PCC)||Rifle|
|10/15/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|10/22/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|10/29/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES ( .22 RIMFIRE / PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE)||Pistol|
|11/5/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|11/12/23||SUNDAY||BOWLING PINS ANY GUN (ANY GUN)||Rifle|
|11/19/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|11/26/23||SUNDAY||RIMFIRE BOWLING PINS, 50 YARDS||Rifle|
|12/3/23||SUNDAY||TIMED PLATE SHOOT WITH MAGAZINE CHANGE||Pistol|
|12/10/23||SUNDAY||SCORED TARGET RILFE SHOOT||Rifle|
|12/17/23||SUNDAY||FALLING PLATES (NON-MAGNUM ANY HANDGUN)||Pistol|
|12/24/23||SUNDAY||No Shoot – Christmas||RIFLE|
|12/31/23||SUNDAY||No Shoot – New Year’s Eve||RIFLE|
Trap / Skeet
Trap and Skeet shoots are scheduled for every Sunday starting at 12:00 noon. Size 9 target loads for Skeet and 7.5-9 for Trap. There is a $4.00 fee for members and a $6.00 fee for non-members. If we have 5 shooters for Trap, we place a white bird in the machine, and if you shoot the white bird on your turn, you win a coin for a free round or lunch.
Wednesday Skeet shoots are ongoing; however the start time has been moved to 3:00pm.
The Club has an opportunity to get a grant to upgrade our Archery range and grounds (around Round Pond) to be handicap accessible. Rick Rousseau has volunteered to assist writing the grant. Anyone interested in assisting Rick should contact Rick or Jordan.
Although we have an Archery Chairperson – Rick Rousseau, we still need a co-chair for Archery. Anyone interested in being an Archery co-chair or the upcoming Archery events can contact Rick at email@example.com. Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.
A member, Dan Bastarache, has volunteered to be the chair of our Fishing Committee. Thanks, Dan! We also need a co-chair for this Committee. Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.
Dan you like to form a well-staffed committee and is asking for anyone interested to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Shooting Events
See the Archery Section for information on Indoor archery shooting events.
Anyone interested in participating in Thursday evening air rifle shoots at the Lodge, please contact Jordan Wessels.
Although we have an Entertainment Committee Chairperson – Michael Gibney, we still need a co-chair for the Entertainment Committee. Note that chairs and co-chairs that attend at least 50% of general and board of directors meetings get free membership for the following year.
Thank you to all who have volunteered to help in the kitchen on Sundays on a rotating basis. We are in need of additional volunteers. This volunteer work requires about 3 hours per shift. Michael has put together a revolving schedule for the current volunteers. However, more volunteers are needed to keep the kitchen open for every Sunday shoot.
The kitchen offers a limited menu of burgers, hot dogs, egg & cheese on an English muffin plus coffee, tea or soda.
Lodge / Rental
There are no events scheduled for the September.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP for 2024!!!
Beginning October 1, 2024 membership renewals become active. Membership renewal forms are available on our website: www.ycfga.org/membership in the Lodge and Clubhouse Building.
To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2023 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. 23-XXXX (check your badge sticker)) is the password and will be needed to access the online form, which can then be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed, or hand delivered to Bill Mroz (Membership Chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings.
All renewing members are requested to return a completed renewal form, purpose being to ensure our records are accurate with: name, address, phone, and especially email address.
****** Lifetime Members are excluded from filling out a Renewal Form unless you have changes.
Acceptable payment can be made via cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2023 sticker with a new lock combination to immediately affix to your Badge/ID. It will arrive in a small white envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form.
Additionally, this year we are pleased to continue offering an electronic payment option via VENMO! For VENMO users, look for “York County Fish & Game Assn” in the Business section of Venmo and follow regular payment steps to send your renewal payment to YCFGA.
NOTE: For those using VENMO, you will still need to complete and send in a completed renewal form.
Mail completed renewal forms to:
York County Fish & Game Association ATTN: RENEWAL
600 Goodwins Mills Rd
Lyman, ME 04002
*** If you have already submitted your renewal, “Thank you”!
PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, the grace period for paying the 2023 membership renewal dues ended on January 1st. Gate pass-codes changed effective February 1, 2023 you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!
Questions can be directed to Membership Chairman Bill Mroz (email@example.com).
The next scheduled Orientation is October 8th at the Clubhouse at 10:00am. If Bill gets no response that you will attend, the Orientation will be cancelled.
Pictures of our Newest YCFG Members are posted on our Facebook page. If you should run into any New Member please take the time to say hi and introduce yourself.
By-Laws or SOP Changes
There are no training classes scheduled at this time.
2023 Acton Fair
As in past years, we had another successful year at the Acton Fair. The Club thanks all those who volunteer to set up and/or run the booth selling raffle tickets and promoting the excellence of the York County Fish & Game Association.
We will be choosing and purchasing 2024’s raffle item shortly. Tickets will go on sale no later than January 2024.
Annual YCFGA Officers Election coming January 2024!
Time to nominate candidates for YCFGA officer positions. Send your nominations to our club secretary Lori Gibney (firstname.lastname@example.org). Elections will take place at the January 25, 2024 General Meeting. Our treasurer (Dan Strycharz) has stated he will not be seeking reelection so anyone interested in becoming club treasurer should speak to Dan via email (email@example.com) for more details.
Next General Meeting & Pot Luck Supper: September 28, 2023 at 6:00pm at Stickney Lodge. Note that the general meeting will follow the pot luck dinner promptly at 7:00pm.
Next Board of Directors Meeting: October 9, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Club House.
Up-coming New Member Orientations: October 8, 2023 at 10:00am at the Club House.
October General Meeting: October 26, 2023 starting at 7:00pm at Stickney Lodge.