Vol. 4, No. 176 January 2017
SHORT and SWEET - Happy New Year everyone! Our apologies for the January Newsletter being so late. Was your
household a whirlwind of activity during the holiday season? Ours certainly was. We hope Santa was good to you and that you’ve had an opportunity to go to the Club and enjoy your Christmas presents.
This newsletter will be short as we are also preparing next month’s edition, which will be mailed to everyone who has paid dues for 2017. The February newsletter is one you will want to keep.
It will contain the 2017 Shoot Schedule and the new 2017 Padlock Code. Locks will be changed on February 15th.
GATE – Unfortunately the gate is still not functioning properly. Same song, #? verse! We’ve contacted additional
people regarding the problem. Now we are being told that the replacement main circuit board is also defective.
If you are the last person on the property, it is your responsibility to lock the gate. This means you must first drive around and check for other members before you leave. Please continue to use the manual gates. Wrap the chain around both halves of the gate. Use the padlock to secure the chain. This procedure is very familiar to members who’ve been around a few years and remember the days before the electronic gate.
MEMBERS IN ACTION – James Stanton has replaced the plastic push button on the urinal in men’s room in the blockhouse with a real flush handle. It looks and works great. Thank you so much James!!
Clem Ellis has installed feet and levelers under the supply cabinet in the ladies’ room in the clubhouse. This will help prevent further water damage. Thanks, again, Clem!!
YOUR BOARD AT WORK – At the January meeting of the Board of Directors, plans were set in motion to repair the steps from the Rifle Range reloading shelter down to the firing line shelter. A French drain will be installed behind the firing line shelter. On the Skeet Range, a shelter will be built over the picnic table at the shotgun patterning board. Now we’re waiting on the weather to cooperate so these projects can commence.
The Board approved a donation to the NGL foundation. Larry Ledford, founder and President, was the guest speaker at the December General Meeting. NGL provides services to assist military, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families recovering from the stress and physical hardships of protecting and serving.
LEAD? – Jim Alverson, Wayne Brower and Romeo Piersanti met with the representative of a company that specializes in lead reclamation. His survey revealed that the amount of lead on our property is insufficient to make reclamation feasible at this time. It is an issue that will be addressed again in a few years.
WE NEED YOUR HELP – There are some Charter Members on the roster that we have not heard from in a while. They may no longer live in the area or may have passed. Please contact Lil if you have information about any of the following people: David Collins, Howard Newcomb, Jerry Stanfield, Lonnie Craig, Mike Cusimano and Pat Brady.
RCGC is open to members 365 days per year, unless otherwise announced. Always check the website before going to the range. Shooting is allowed from dawn until dusk.
The Club closes at 10PM.
Remember this is a volunteer organization. Each member is expected to do his part in one way or another. If you see anyone working at the Club, offer to help. It gets the job done sooner, and then both of you can enjoy time shooting. Help us maintain what we have for all to enjoy.
Members, your November 2016 Newsletter was mailed to your address on file. If you didn't get it, contact Lil to update your information.
Remember this is a volunteer organization. Members are expected to do their part in one way or another. If you see anyone working at the Club, offer to help. It gets the job done sooner, and then both of you can enjoy time shooting. Help us maintain what we have for all to enjoy.
You are reminded smoking is not allowed inside any of our buildings.
Eye & Ear Protection are REQUIRED on all ranges.
Avoid placing targets directly over frames and supports.
Shoot only at targets directly in front of you.
Jim and Lil Alverson your Newsletter editors since 2001
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