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GREETINGS YCFGA Members! Here is our latest news…

Next general meeting is Thursday January 31, 7:00pm in our lodge.

SEE YOU THERE: Our next YCFGA Meeting & Potluck is scheduled for Thursday, February 28 beginning at 6PM (get there before 6PM) with an abbreviated general meeting afterwards beginning around 7PM, followed by a “special guest” presentation by members from the Maine Association of Search and Rescue’s, Pine Tree Search and Rescue Unit who will be giving a presentation about what they do, and what it takes become a Search and Rescue Volunteer. Please, show up with a food item to share, and see if you have an interest in becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer. If you’d like more information about what they do, visit: www.mainesearchandrescue.org

Like prior Potluck dinners – members, family and friends are invited. You are asked to bring your ‘favorites dishes like: meats/proteins, salads, sides, water, soda, desserts, paper goods, plastic ware, etc. You know the routine! Mark the date (February 28) on your calendars today and plan to be there to enjoy another terrific YCFGA Potluck! We look forward to seeing you

2019 YCFGA Election of Officers– Annual election of officers was conducted at our January meeting. Congratulations to our new slate of officers: Hugh Spiers (President), Mike Doherty (Vice-President), Katherine Stover (Secretary), Jordan Wessels (Sargent at Arms), and Dan Strycharz (Treasurer). Also, Bill Mroz volunteered and is now our new Membership Chairman, thanks Bill and best wishes!

DON’T FORGET – RENEW YOUR 2019 MEMBERSHIP NOW! Membership renewal forms ARE AVAILABLE in the lodge, President’s Club and range buildings, or contact Bill Mroz ( zormb42@metrocast.net) with questions or for assistance.

HOLD THE DATES:

GETTING EXCITED TO GO FISHING? – You mighty consider attending the PLUM ISLAND SURFACSTERS FISHING Show Saturday, March 9 – Hope Church, 11 Hale St Newburyport, MA 8am-2pm. This show is PISC’s annual fundraiser that supports their youth fishing program. PISC takes kids fishing at least five time each year ice fishing, carp fishing, shad fishing and of course surf fishing. There is no charge to the kids (or parents) and PISC supplies everything. This show has great speakers and covers a lot of ground in the seminars. Would be a worthwhile trip to Newburyport for any fisherman. Here is the link to PISC’s webpage, check it out: www.plumislandsurfcasters.org/

Spring Work & Clean-Up Day–Scheduled for Saturday April 27 from 8am-4pm(Rain date: Saturday May 4, 8am-4pm). Breakfast, lunch and soft drink beverages will be available throughout the day FREE of charge. Volunteer hours for new members are available, bring your work slips for signature. Sign-up sheets are expected to be available at our February 28 meeting and Potluck Dinner. As a YCFGA member you are strongly encouraged to help in keeping our grounds and facilities in tip-top shape – hope to see you there, more to come in upcoming newsletters.

 Annual “Women’s Day at the Range”Saturday May 11:YCFGAwill be hosting our 3rddAnnual Women’s Day event on Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am-3:00pm.This event was wildly successful the past two years, and we expect another terrific event this year! Our success is in large part because of our many volunteers. We are asking each of you to volunteer in large or small ways to support the event this year. We need about 40 volunteers during the event and are hopeful all volunteers will be YCFGA members. We can always use many more volunteers for setup and clean up (many hands make light work!). Please consider what you can do to help. For our new members who need volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity to support the club as well as meet other/new club members.

We are looking for the following:

  • RSOs for Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle
  • Coaches for Shotgun, Pistol, Rifle, and Archery (NEW this year! J)
  • Tour guides
  • Cooks & Kitchen support
  • Event Setup
  • Event Clean up
  • Coaches need shooting experience, but do not have to have coaching experience, we will train you. We will have skilled coaches on the line to assist.

Please respond letting us know if you can help. Please include if you have a particular volunteer role in mind or where you would be most comfortable.

Please reach out if you would like more information or to volunteer to Deb Morton ycfga.womens@gmail.com or 207-229-9403, also – sign-up sheets will also be available at our February meeting and Potluck dinner. Thank you very much!

DID YOU KNOW: OUR Stickney LODGE IS AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR FUNCTIONS. Lodge rentals are available to members and non-members. For more information please contact our Lodge Facilitator, Judy Gibbs, at Gibbsj@metrocast.net         Here’s a picture of what the lodge has been transformed into for a member’s wedding – STUNNING!

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Winter Indoor Archery:- Continues weekly until Spring on Wednesdays from 6-8pmin the lower level of Stickney Lodge. There is a $5 participant fee, YCFGA has equipment available to use for those new to archery or wishing to try it out. As this is conducted in the lodge basement safety is of paramount importance and will be strictly enforced (similar to anywhere on our club grounds and facilities). Ryan Daigle RYAN.DAIGLE87@GMAIL.COM or 207-841-1513 can be contacted for further information or with questions.

Skeet, Trap, and 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.
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.

Brass Cartridge – 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 below and on our website   http://ycfga.org/event-calendar

For more activity details always check our YCFGA Website:

www.ycfga.org

or our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ycfga

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

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