General Information

March 2024 Newsletter

Special Notices 

Parking Cones

Please observe the parking cones that are placed on the range side parking area.  These cones will remain in place until the lot is dry enough to not be destroyed by vehicular traffic.


March Pot Luck Dinner

The Club is planning a Pot Luck Dinner to be held on March 28, 2024 starting at 6:00pm at the Lodge – just prior to the March General Meeting that will begin at 7:00.  Please plan to attend and bring your favorite salad, casserole, or dessert.  In addition to the Pot Luck, we will also be raffling off several items.  We also plan to have a brain storming session to get ideas from our members on how to incorporate new ideas to offer new or revive old activities that appeal to a broader cross-section of membership.  Tickets for this year’s annual rifle raffle will also be available.  Also note that we will be voting on the design and materials of the new chimney.


June BBQ

In addition to the March Pot Luck Dinner, the Club is also planning a June 27, 2024 BBQ/Pot Luck dinner.  The Club will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, and bottled water.  The rest of the club members can bring salads, chips, soda, desserts, or any other tasty treat to compliment the BBQ items.  Please plan ahead, so you can join us at this summer BBQ.


2024 Executive Officers

                President                        Jordan Wessels

                Vice President                Walter Sullivan

                Treasurer                        OPEN*

                Secretary                        Beth Matthews Peterson

                Sargent-at-Arms            Judy Gibbs

The Office of Treasurer is currently an OPEN position due to no candidates coming forward at the January Annual Elections.  Daniel Strycharz has graciously offered to handle the Club’s finances until a Treasurer has been selected by the Board of Directors. 


Anyone interested in joining the Club’s Executive Board of Directors as the Club’s Treasurer should contact any of the members of the Executive Board Members (listed above) or speak to Dan via email ( for more details about the responsibilities of this position.


Membership Renewal 

We are pleased to welcome Ed Burpee as the new Membership.  Co-Chair.   Ed will assist our Membership Chair, Bill Mroz, with New Member Orientation Classes.

PLEASE NOTE: Per YCFGA By-Laws, the grace period for paying the 2024 membership renewal dues ended on January 1st.  Gate pass-codes changed effective January 28, 2024, so you’ll need your new pass-code sticker to enter the ranges so RENEW TODAY!  Anyone renewing their membership after February 1, 2024 must include the Reinstatement Fee of $25.00 with their form.  Renewals after June 1, 2024 must include a $50.00 Reinstatement Fee.

If you wish to continue to be a member of our Club, forms are available on our website:  and in the Lodge, Pistol, Rifle Ranges and Clubhouse Building.   See the Membership section for additional information. 


Stickney Lodge Stone Chimney Removal

If you have not noticed already, the Stickney Lodge stone chimney has been safety removed.  Construction of a new chimney will be completed as soon as feasible.  We still may need volunteers to assist with parts of the project. Please contact Jordan Wessels at  It is very important that we complete this project soon.  The more volunteers we have, the quicker the project can be completed.  Note that we will be voting on the design and materials of the new chimney at the March Pot Luck Dinner on March 28, 2024.


Other Notices


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.  Since there are no scheduled Brass Cartridge shoots for January and February, the Kitchen will be closed during these months; however when shoots resume on March 3, the Kitchen will be open.  

Building & Grounds

We are still looking for some help with a few projects around the range.

We need volunteers to help clean the old skeet machine for resale.  Please contact (e-mail) Jordan Wessels at

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.

Range access rules

There have been several incidences when the gate for the Range has been closed and locked when someone was still on the Range premises.  The rules concerning entry and exit of the Range and Lodge grounds are as listed below.

Note that the ranges are monitored 24/7.

  •  Entry / Exit – Club Grounds

o   The numbers on all the locks must be set to numbers other than the combination upon opening the lock.

o   The main entry gate to the Club – ranges and lodge –  shall remain unlocked and opened while the grounds are occupied.

o   The gates must be restrained and secured while open.

o   All gates must be closed and locked upon exiting the property by the last member to leave the property.

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.


Brass Cartridge

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.

Schedule for brass cartridge shoots is also posted at the event calendar link here.