ATTENTION - ALL YOU PARTY ANIMALSNow that you are paying attention, time to announce the formation of a new Social Committee that has been formed to provide opportunities for the membership to meet in social situations. We have approximately 1500+ members, but very few actually participate in Club activities. So this is the opportunity for you to suggest events that might be of interest to you. Some of the events would be for members only, while others would be open to guests. And, there will certainly be events specifically for the family.
Our club started out as a few sportsmen renting a small piece of land to shoot.
It has grown in small incremental steps to over 1500 members and the top notch facility we have today.
We have some material regarding many of those steps but it is not in an organized and presentable fashion.
We are looking for an individual(s) to undertake this task as Club Historian so all can understand and have appreciation for the efforts that many have taken so we may use and enjoy this facility.
I ask anyone that may have interest in this project to please contact me at FJBASC@aol.com.
It has come to the attention of the Board Of
Directors that some members may have constructed tree shooting stands on club property and that, even if pointed away from ASC property, they are
not allowed and should be taken down by the owners by no later than September
15, 2013 otherwise the BOD reserves the right to do so.
Artie Najem passed away this week, obituary and memorial here.
Please be advised of the following appointments that are effective immediately
Jerry Rybicki has resigned for personal reasons and has been replaced by Mike Pierce, previously Director of Trap Operations
DIRECTOR: TRAP OPERATIONS
Tony Capone has been appointed as the successor to Mike Pierce as Director of Trap Operations
ASC ALL MEMBERSHIP FUNCTIONS
In the spirit of good fellowship, and in addition to the well attended annual Pig Roast and weekly Wednesday night poker we are seriously requesting ideas as to additional functions the club could sponsor that would be of interest to all club members.
Examples could include:
1) A Christmas Party for children and grand children of club members
2) Periodic adults Friday night theme dinner, music, etc such as once were regular events
3) Activities to take place on membership meeting nights immediately following the business part of the evening.
There is nothing off the table. All suggestions will be genuinely appreciated no matter what they might entail. Please provide your suggestions to either Bob Felsberg Director, Archery Operations or me by September 1, 2013.
Once we have a list of suggestions from the membership each suggestion will be reviewed in order to determine those that are actually doable and what is required to make them a reality
Dick Reichter, President
We recently lost life member Vinnie Furfaro, obituary here.
Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 pm. More information to follow.
Fall Work Party
We will have a work party on Saturday, September 28th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please bring rakes, grass swing type cutters, brush cutters, shovels and sidewalk brooms.
All Ranges closed.
The rain date is Saturday, October 5th.
Thanks to Brad Reichter and Al Croteau you may have noticed an attractive addition to our clubs physical plant in the form of new all weather storage shed for the club owned Front End Loader and Bucket Lift Truck.
Coffee, donuts, hot chocolate and a nice camp fire helped warm and lift everyone's spirits.
The 3 largest trout were taken by Logan (18 3/4 ") Maxx (19 1/8") and Josh (19 7/16").
Of the group of 20 registered at 5 years of age or younger Josh also walked off with the youngest to take a trout at 3 years. Much thanks to Bob Dalton and Joe Viscione for taking the lead this year and to the 15 other members who stepped forward to help make this a very successful Derby.
The 2013 Scholarship winners are, from Andover High School, Sloan Lynch; from North Andover High School, Francesca Ventola; and from Andover Sportsmen's Club, Patrick S. Neel, Jared L. Parker, Marianna Paradise, Christopher H. Klove, and Christine R. Gencorelli.
There is a specific Director responsible for each ASC activity: For the Calendar
Year 2013 commencing January 1, 2013 the members of the BOD are:
Denotes Officer & Director
(*) Dick Reichter
(*) Frank Bleszinski
(*) Brad Reichter
(*) Jimmy Hehir
The Andover Sportsmen's Club awarded $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors for the year 2012. This year's winners are Rebecca Long from Andover High, Karissa Keating from North Andover High; Jessica J. Repucci, Christopher H. Klove, Charles H. Schleifer, Victoria R. Wyard, and Franchesca Shrout, who are offspring of club members.
Junior Conservation Camp 2012
The Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp is a two week experience allowing youth to develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.
The camp is a unique outdoor experience offering a balanced program of conservation education and instruction in outdoor recreation activities. The camp's programs introduces young people to the ethical concepts and knowledge essential to a lifetime of properly enjoying our natural resources and the leisure activities that depend on their careful stewardship.
Every year we sponsor two campers for the two weeks. This year we are sending Jared Parker of North Andover, and Blake Croteau of Salem, NH.
Honor Flight New England
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices.
They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nationand as a culturally diverse, free society. Now, with over one thousand World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
For more information, visit Honor Flight New England.
The 2011 Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, April 16th at Sudden Pond, from 6 a.m. until noon.
A brief video of the event can be seen here.
The Pig Roast
was well attended.
Interested in pistol
marksmanship? Have you heard about or tried bullseye pistol shooting (http://www.bullseyepistol.com/)?
Its a fun competitive individual and team sport.
Matches can include centerfire and/or rimfire pistols, and typically
involves three different courses of shooting fired off-hand from 50 feet:
slow fire (10 shots in 10 minutes), timed fire (10 shots in 40 seconds),
and rapid fire (10 shots in 20 seconds).
The Andover Sportsmens Club (ASC) has two bullseye pistol teams (Grizzlys and Kodiaks) in the Merrimack Valley Pistol League (MVPL), which includes about 20 local teams from clubs in Tewksbury, Billerica, Lowell, and Dracut. In the MVPL, a rimfire only league, each team has up to 12 shooters on their rosters. In a match, the top 5 individual scores for each team count toward the team total. Presently, the ASC teams practice and compete on Monday evenings. The season runs from October until March. We are always looking for new shooters (beginners to experts). If you would like more information, please feel free to contact one of the captains: Mike Patane (firstname.lastname@example.org), or George Wright (email@example.com).
Recently departed members
The club lost two long time members recently, Allan Minkkinen and Ken Bonanno, and you can read about them here.
Breakfast is normally served every Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Come join us.
We need some of our club members to step up and volunteer to help make this a great club. If you feel that you can make a different. Come on down and we will find somewhere you can help. If there is a special area you would like to help out in let us know. Some of the area that could use help are:
Training, always use new instructors.
Youth, need people to help run the program.
Ranges, to run different types of events, Fun Shoot, Plate Shoots etc.