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Greetings YCFGA Members!    Here is our latest September news…

ACTON FAIR– Another Success! – We had another fantastic year at the Acton Fair. In addition to reaching out to many York County (and surrounding area) residents, we gained one new member and netted $630.00 for the raffle of the Ruger 10-22 Rifle / Scope Combo with Carrying Case + Accessories (Cleaning Kit, Extra Magazine, Ear & Eye Protection and a Small Tote Bag).   The winner was Mike Hazeltine of Acton, Maine; Ticket #396. We would like to thank the MANY volunteers (Jordan Wessels, Wayne Gibbs, Judy Gibbs, Russ Stull, Bill Cook, Justin Milovanovic, Tom Lamprey , Mike & Debbie Lord, Bob Young, Bill Mroz, Don Morin, Brian Nichols, Rae Riener, Marie & Bruce Blessington, Phil Guimond, Adam Truesdale, Marc & Pam Gilbert, Paul Michaels, Toby Hogan, Katherine Stover, Kevin Eugley, Joe Howes & Pete Smith) who worked to make our fourth exhibition at the Acton Fair a great success. THANK YOU! We’ll be returning for the 2019 Acton Fair, so there will be more opportunity for these and other members to help.

SAVE THE DATE – Our Next Pot Luck Dinner will be held Thursday October 25 at Stickney Lodge at part of our October general Meeting. Start time for the Dinner is 6:00pm, so come early with your family and friends. We need and ask for your generous meal offerings so this continues in our Potluck tradition as another notable “outstanding social event”!   Proteins/meats, Appetizers, Salads, Desserts, Pastas, Additional entrée-type dishes, Soft Drinks, and any other favorite dish of yours is welcome.

DON”T MISS IT – SEE YOU THERE!!

We’re expecting to have a special “Guest Speaker” for the Pot Luck Dinner – more information to come about our special guest in the October Newsletter.

YOUTH HUNTER’S BREAKFAST – YCFGA will be hosting a Youth Hunter’s Breakfast on Saturday October 20, 4:30 -9:00am hosted by our own Entertainment Committee (Hugh & Kate Spiers). Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to assist, let Hugh know if you can help at hdspiers@gmail.com Volunteer credit for new members will be available.

FIREARMS HUNTER SAFETY CLASS – Two(2) Hunter Safety Courses will be offered at YCFGA in September & October. Click Here to get redirected to our Hunter Safety Page for more information.

2019 YCFGA OFFICER ELECTIONS – It’s that time of the year to start thinking about election of club officers at our annual meeting on January 31, 2019. Officer positions up for election are: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant at arms. All members are strongly encouraged to consider becoming a club officer, position descriptions and responsibilities are published in our by-laws, take a look: http://ycfga.org/members

2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION: Where has the time gone, membership renewal season is already upon us beginning October 1. As stated throughout prior years via our newsletters and meetings, membership renewal forms will not be mailed out as they ARE AVAILABLE on our website: http://ycfga.org/members and in the lodge and President’s Club buildings beginning October 1. For your convenience, the 2019 Renewal from is included within this note.

To obtain the renewal form from our website, similar to prior years, your ‘full’ 2018 YCFGA gate pass-code (i.e. YY-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 Dan Strycharz (membership chairman) at any of the monthly general meetings. Acceptable payment can be made via cash, check, and money order (made out to: YCFGA). Upon renewal, you will be sent your 2019 sticker with new lock combination to affix to your ID badge – it will come in a small envelope with a return address from YCFGA, generally a couple weeks after receiving your renewal form. All renewing members are requested to return a completed renewal form, purpose being to ensure our records are accurate with: name, address, phone, email, and NEW this year we are asking if you would please let us know any skills/talents you have which would help YCFGA in the future (i.e. bookkeeping, typing, carpentry, landscaping, construction, etc.). THANK YOU!

Mail completed renewal forms to:

York County Fish & Game Association
ATTN: RENEWAL
600 Goodwins Mills Rd
Lyman, ME 04002

PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, dues are payable on or before January 1. For 2019 we will allow a “limited grace period” without penalty if payments are received prior to January 30, 2019. Gate pass-codes will be changed effective February 1, 2019 – you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges – so renew early! Memberships become ‘delinquent’ if received after January 31. A delinquent account means your membership is forfeited starting February 1 of the current year as long as fees remain unpaid. For renewal submissions/payment made after January 31 (February 1 through June 30), a $25.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to the applicable renewal dues to reinstate membership (i.e. Adult membership = $100 + $25 Reinstatement fee = $125).   For renewal submissions/payment made after June 30 (July 1 through December 30), the reinstatement fee is $50.00 plus applicable membership renewal fees. Any member delinquent for the year (January 1 to December 31) will need to reapply as a new members which includes assessment of the initiation fee and membership vote. Questions can be directed to Dan Strycharz (dstrycharz@roadrunner.com).

“KIDS’ ONLY” ICE FISHING DERBY: Mark your calendars, our 3nd Annual “Kids’ Only” Ice Fishing Derby is being planned for Saturday January 26, 2019, 7:30am–11:30am at our own Round Pond & Stickney Lodge. This is a FREE event for children under 16. Prizes will be awarded for a number of different categories, food will be available from our Entertainment Committee. Also, we’re asking all of our members to consider helping with prizes. Please consider donating a jigging rod or other fishing items (for ice or fresh water) for this upcoming ice fishing derby. Feel free to drop them off at the President’s Club during Sunday Shoots, or at any of our monthly meeting, no later than the December meeting. FYI contact Marc Gilbert at gilbertphvac@gmail.com or 207-423-5177. Thanks in advance!

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!

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.
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, FREE for first time participants. The latest schedule is below and on our website.

ALSO, Don’t Forget… The 2nd Season of the Rimfire Benchrest Shoots are being held on Wednesdays on the Rifle range (beginning May 16th) with shooting starting at 5:00 PM.

Any firearm chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge may be used.(T/C Contender/Charger pistols allowed)
There are no weight limits, no dimensional restrictions to barrels, stocks, or limits on scope magnification.
One-Piece or two-piece rests are allowable. Rifle cannot be attached to the rest, rest may not be attached to the bench.
Target is the USBR “Green Monster”, 25 bulls/1 shot per bull (see above). Scored using an NRA .22 caliber plug gauge w/magnifier
Five minute practice period – Twenty minutes to shoot target. Fee – $3.00 (to cover the cost of targets, supplies)
For more information contact Phil Aldous at: dawson@securespeed.us or Ray Dumas at: moedum1@myfairpoint.net

For more activity details always check our YCFGA Website:

www.ycfga.org

or our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ycfga

Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always!!

 

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