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GREETINGS YCFGA Members! Here is our latest news…

NEWS AND UPDATES

Our summer cookout is on June 27th at 6:00PM at Stickney Lodge.

The YCFGA Lodge is available for Rent! Stickney Lodge is available to all members and the public for rent. The Lodge may be rented hourly (4 hour minimum) for smaller events or daily for larger events. For more information contact Judy Gibbs at gibbsj@metrocast.net.

Skeet Field #2 continues to be CLOSED: Skeet Field #2 (closest to the pistol range and road) continues to be CLOSED for general use until further notice. Please use only the Trap Field (the furthest field from the gate) for all non-scheduled use. This includes patterning, use of your own clay thrower, etc. The Skeet Field (closest to the gate) will only be used on Sundays during regularly scheduled shoots under the direction of the Skeet Range (Shotgun) Chairs and Co-chairs.

New Member Orientations – New member orientation will be held at 10:30AM the second Sunday of every month beginning 7/14. If you are a new member and are unable to make one of these Sundays work, please reach out to membership chair Bill Mroz to make alternative arrangements. Orientation will be on the range side of the property.

New space on the range side of the property – We have held classes in the new space created by Jordan and volunteers at the Presidents Club. That recaptured space is proving to be an EXCELLENT classroom/meeting area!

Cleaning for precision shooting – Thank you to Rusty Lombard for conducting this very informative class!

NRA Piston Class – Mike, Jordan and Walter held an NRA pistol class which was attended by 12 people. If you were unable to attend and/or are interested in another class, please reach out to Mike Doherty at dohertymj64@yahoo.com or 207-205-3154. Once there is enough interest, another class will be scheduled.

Open Committee positions – We have open committee positions for fishing and women’s inclusion. If you are interested or would like more information please reach out to a club officer.

Snow Removal – Snow removal contract is up for bid.

Utah Non-Resident CFP course -There will be a Utah Concealed carry course available to club members in July. See newsletter section below dedicated to this course

Friends of the NRA Grant Recipient -We are the recipient of shotguns from grant from the Friends of the NRA. Thanks to Mike Doherty for his work writing the grant!

GOME meeting -We hosted a meeting for the local chapter of GOME

CALENDAR / EVENTS

June 27th – Club Cookout: 6:00PM Stickney Lodge, As our summer pot luck, we do a cookout. Please bring a dish to share. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs will be provided by the club. A brief general meeting will be held after dinner.

July 13th – Bleeding Control Basics:   On July 13, from 9 AM to 1 PM, our active Navy club member Carlos will be giving instruction on Bleeding Control Basics to interested club members. There is no fee for this class, but we do request a $25 donation that will go towards purchasing and maintaining bleeding control kids for our ranges, clubhouse, and functions. If you are interested, please contract Adam Truesdale at adamltruesdale@yahoo.com to register. Carlos also asks that you bring what you currently have or use for your first-aid kit that you keep in your home, your car, your backpack, or your range bag. This should be a class with great information that could help you save a life not only on the range, but on the road, or anywhere you might happen to be where stuff can go wrong in a heartbeat.

July 23rd – Utah Non-Resident CFP Course: This is a special course offering! See newsletter section below dedicated to this course

Aug 22-25 – Acton Fair: Thursday Aug 22-Sunday Aug 25. We are looking for volunteers to work 3 hours at a time. We would like to have two people per time slot at all times. This is a great way to earn your volunteer hours. Admission to the fair is FREE for those who work at the booth. Details for admission and booth duties will be provided to volunteers prior to the fair. Call or email Judy Gibbs at 207-324-0644 or gibbsj@metrocast.net to volunteer. We can also use volunteers to help set up on Wednesday and close up on Sunday.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Pistol & Rifle: Weekly shoots continue year-round, check our website or Facebook page for details. Participant fee is $5 per round for non-members, $3 for members. FREE for first time participants. The latest schedule is on our website and Facebook page http://ycfga.org/event-calendar

Rimfire Benchrest Group: This group will begin the 2nd Wednesday in May at 4:00. This year we will shoot rain or shine as we have waterproof targets.

Skeet, Trap, Shotgun: Weekly shoots continue on Sunday’s beginning at “high” Noon. Participant fee is $5 per round for non-members, $3 for members.

>>>> Keep in mind there will be NO Shotgun shoots when temperatures are below 30-degrees, as extreme temperatures affect the throwing machines.

UTAH NON-RESIDENT CFP COURSE

A SPECIAL Course Offering for YCFGA Members and Non-members on Tuesday July 23, 6:00pm…

We are very fortunate to have a certified Utah Non-Resident CFP course instructor in our YCFGA membership.

Sergio Esposito has offered to conduct the training class to both members and non-members. Class is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 beginning at 6:00pm (3-4 hours duration) in our Lodge for those wishing to obtain their Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP). Thank you Sergio!

With the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit Course (CFP) you are allowed (through reciprocity) to carry your pistol concealed in 30+ states.

This State of Utah approved and mandated training covers legalities, requirements & procedures for the Utah Non-Resident CFP.

Course instruction includes the following topics: handgun safety rules, handgun parts and operation, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, safe firearms handling, Utah criminal & traffic code, U.S. federal firearms regulations, BCI administration policy, practical and legal considerations, and more. Although this is NOT a live fire course and range time is not required, you are strongly encouraged to cultivate your marksmanship skills. This is not a NRA approved course but utilizes a National Rifle Association and Utah BCI Certified Instructor.

TO ATTEND THIS COURSE:

  • PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, send your attendance intent BY FRIDAY JULY 19 to Dan Strycharz at dstrycharz@roadrunner.com
  • CLASS SIZE LIMITED to 50 (first come), determined by email date/time stamp
  • Join us Tuesday July 23, starting promptly at 6:00pm in the Lodge
  • It’s Summer, the Lodge will be “hot” so dress comfortably and bring non-alcoholic beverages for hydration.
  • Bring your YCFGA badge/ID for membership validation.

Further questions can be directed to Dan Strycharz at dstrycharz@roadrunner.com

COURSE DETAILS

Cost:

Course fee: FREE for YCFGA Members, $99 for Non-members (Cash, or check payable to: YCFGA)

Utah Application fee $62 (to be confirmed at class), payable to the State of Utah. Utah BCI will accept Mastercard or Visa and will only accept checks with name and address imprinted on the check.

Course Includes:

  • 3 – 4 hour Utah Non-Resident Pistol Permit Class
  • Utah CFP Application & assistance with filling out the application
  • The instructor is not just a “gun guy”, he is an excellent teacher and all-round great guy!
  • Focus is on the ethical, civil, and legal repercussions that come from defending yourself.
  • Class is designed to create enormous value for experienced and novice shooters.

In order to complete your UTAH Non-Resident CFP application, YOU are responsible for obtaining/providing the following (not needed at course time, but needed to submit your application):

  • Passport sized Photo of yourself (required for the permit application)
  • Fingerprinting using the provided fingerprint sheet (required for permit application)
  • Envelope to mail your application to the state of Utah
  • Check or credit card for application fee
  • Copy of your photo ID (copy your state driver’s license on a separate sheet, required for the permit application)

For further Information on the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit Course (CFP) check out this link: https://bci.utah.gov/concealed-firearm/how-do-i-apply-for-a-concealed-firearm-permit/

You can check the following link regarding state concealed carry reciprocity: https://www.concealedcarry.com/dynamic-ccw-permit-reciprocity-map-builder/

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For activity details always check our YCFGA Website: www.ycfga.org   OR our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ycfga

Questions or comments about the newsletter please reach out to Deb Doherty @ dohertydd@maine.rr.com

Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always! Take Care. SEE YOU SOON!

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