York County Fish & Game Association




Greetings YCFGA Members – Here is the April newsletter.

Next General Meeting is Thursday April 26 at 7:00pm in the Stickney Lodge.

!! BOARD of DIRECTOR OPENINGS:  We are seeking a Chairperson and Co-Chairperson for our BUILDINGS & GROUNDS committee. Committee chairpersons per by-laws become Board of Directors members. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact President Jordan Wessels at jhwframing@roadrunner.com or 207-284-0136 with your interest or for more information. General handyman, property management, construction skills would be beneficial.

Regarding the 2018 Maine State Championship IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) World Qualifier the weekend of April 28 & 29, all IBO rules and classes apply, you can check the IBO website at www.ibo.net for further rules information. Volunteers are needed to help our archery chairman Ryan Daigle prepare for this event prior to the event weekend and during the weekend event.

Volunteers are needed to help during the IBO weekend. All members are encouraged to help!  Below is a list of volunteer assignments; volunteer hours for new members will be available, remember to bring your work slip for signature by one of the board members or committee chairpersons.

  • Parking: 2 people needed each day (Saturday & Sunday) – 7am-1pm to help with parking in the lodge’s lower lot and across the street at the shooting range
  • Registration:  1 person needed on Saturday 7am-1pm,  and 1 person needed Sunday 7am-11am
  • 2 or 3 people each day to tag along with groups to help as needed
  • Teardown:  Sunday – Need 3 or 4 people to help teardown and put targets away at 3pm

PLEASE CONTACT RYAN  RYAN.DAIGLE87@GMAIL.COM or 207-841-1513.

ALL RANGES WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND due to the archery event, considering the large number of people and vehicles expected safety is paramount for everyone.

SAVE THE DATE:   Our Annual  YCFGA BBQ and Potluck is scheduled for Thursday June 28 beginning at 6PM for the Potluck & BBQ with an abbreviated general meeting afterwards beginning around 7PM. More information forthcoming in the next newsletter.

2nd ANNUAL – WOMEN’S DAY ON THE RANGE – Saturday May 12
YCFGA will be hosting our Second Annual Women’s Day event on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30-2:30. This event was wildly successful last year in large part because of our many volunteers. Click HERE for more information.  We are asking each of you to consider volunteering in large or small ways to support the event this year. We need 36 volunteers during the event and as many more as we can 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 club members.

We are looking for the following:

 · RSOs for Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle
· Coaches for Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle
· Tour guides
· Cooks & Kitchen support
· Event Setup
· Event Clean up

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. Thank you to those who have already volunteered!!! T-shirts will be provided to the all participants this year. If you would like to purchase a shirt for yourself, please respond with your shirt size (men’s and women’s available).  Price is $12.  Cash or checks (payable to YCGFA) accepted anytime you see Deb Morton or at the volunteer meeting.  Please reach out if you would like more information or to volunteer to Deb Morton ycfga.womens@gmail.com or 207-229-9403. Thank you very much!

ALSO, for the Women’s Day event – if anyone has 5 gallon water coolers that could be borrowed for the May 12 event, please let the committee know at ycfga.womens@gmail.com .

ACTON FAIR:  This August will be YCFGA’s 4th anniversary at the Acton Fair.  We are looking for volunteers to man our YCFGA Booth in 3 hour increments for Thursday (8/23/18) through Sunday (8/6/18).  Hours on Thurs -Sat are 9am to 10pm.  Hours on Sunday are 9am to 6pm.  We also need 1-2  volunteers to set up the booth on Wednesday (8/22/18) – time to be determined based on who volunteers.  We are also planning to panel the back wall of our booth with rough barn boards and will need couple of volunteers for this activity also – currently at same date and time as the booth set up.  At the conclusion of the fair at 6pm on Sunday (8/26/18), we will need 1-2 volunteers for tear down.  If anyone is interested, please contact Judy Gibbs at 207-324-0644 or e-mail at gibbsj@metrocast.net.   This is an exciting event at which we will have a rifle raffle.  It is a great opportunity to promote our club – and a fun way to support the club’s activities.  Admission to the fair is free for the day(s) for those who volunteer to work (wear your YCFGA badge).   Hours worked will count as volunteer time for new membersSee enclosed schedule for available times (subject to change based on those who volunteer – on a first come – first served basis).

Friends of NRA
As YCFGA is affiliated with the NRA (National Rifle Association) we are bringing bring a couple items to your attention (see enclosed attachments). One being the SOUTHERN MAINE FRIENDS of the NRA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BANQUET ON BEHALF OF THE NRA FOUNDATION being held May 18, 2018 – 5:00pm at Seasons Event center 155 Riverside St, Portland, ME. The other being information on becoming a National Friend of NRA Sponsor. Those interested can follow-up on your own via the provided information brochures.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BANQUET FLYER

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NRA SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

YCFGA Apparel/Clothing: You can now get YCFGA logo apparel to wear at the range, or any day, or anywhere. Those interested in ordering YCFGA Logo clothing (T-shirts, Polos, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies) in a variety of colors and sizes should contact Adam Truesdale adamtruesdale@yahoo.com He will provide pricing and order details.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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 shooter. The latest schedule is below and on our website.

>>>> NOTE:  Check our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/ycfga for notifications of Sunday Shoot cancellations due to weather conditions.

* Be Kind to the Target standsWith the winter snow season upon us, this is a reminder to all range shooters, please retrieve the target stands you use and place them under the range overhangs, out of the weather. This prevents the stands from being frozen in, and assists in avoiding issues or delay with snow blowing/plowing the ranges. Thanks in advance!

For more activity details always check our YCFGA Website:

www.ycfga.org   or our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/ycfga

Take Care & Stay Warm!  
Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always!!
 
 

      

 

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