March 2012 Newsletter

It is with great sadness that we note the recent passing of our past president Robert Sinkiewicz. Bob was a longtime member of the executive board, holding various positions as needed in the club. To say he will be missed is truly an understatement. He was not just a member or part, he really was the club.

After the fire Bob was one of the people who vowed the club would be rebuilt and reopen, “better than before”. His years working as electrical inspector for the town became key to our reopening. He was a real mover and shaker and knew exactly what we had to do. Without Bob, this club would not be here today.

Even his obituary stated no flowers, send donations to our junior program. This was classic Bob, always for the club, never for himself. In Bob’s behalf members may still make their donations to the WSC Junior Program.

Alarm Problems
Recently the club building has had a few alarm problems with it beeping and going off. We are aware of the problem and have been working to repair it. We apologize for any inconveniences with the club not being open. Hopefully at this point it is working properly.

Targets
Range officers have been finding large targets in the range. Club rules state 24″ targets or smaller. The target size was determined by what size would not have shots hitting the floor. If larger sizes are used they must be at 50′ or it is very easy to shoot a bit low and hit the floor. Hitting the floor not only causes floor damage, but may cause a ricochet and splash back. We want to protect both our members and floor. Thanks.

Combination permit/club memberhip special continues
Get your pistol permit training at the club AND become a member of the Weymouth Sportsmen’s club for one low fee of $200. Call Dick Striano at 781-264-2884 or email richardstriano@yahoo.com.

NEW Range Rules/Training Rules/Guest Rules
NEW rules have been posted outside of the range. Please read them, they are important for the camera system that will now be monitored daily. It is essential that we know who is using the club and for what purpose. You may also read the updated rules here…

B.S.A. Venture Crew 73
The B.S.A. Venture Crew meets regularly at the Weymouth Sportsmen’s Club. Our crew is a group of Boys and girls ages 14-20. Call Maryanne for information 781-985-5121. More info to follow.

The Junior Program
The program continues to meet every Wednesday night 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m except during school vacations and snow days. Anyone interested in attending just stop by on Wednesday night, contact Dick Striano at 781-749-7271 or send him an email.

Mass certified pistol permits and FID classes – $100
Discounted Mass certified pistol permits and FID classes are currently being offered at the club for a limited time only. For further info requarding instructors and upcoming classes or to take a tour of the club, call Dick Striano at 781-264-2884 or email at richardstriano@yahoo.com.

Other Classes
The Weymouth Sportsmen’s Club offers classes in women’s shooting, scout merit badges for rifle and archery, refuse to be a victim, Eddie Eagle and Mass/NRA certified pistol intructor classes throughout the year. In addition certified instructor classes are offered in rifle, shotgun, personal protection, home firearm safety and range safety officer. If you are interested in a particular class or have a group of people interested in a particular topic, please call Dick Striano at 781-264-2884 or email at richardstriano@yahoo.com

New Member Orientations
New member applicants are required to attend an orientation meeting in order to obtain key card access to the club and the range. All potential new members must sign up for and attend the session. Orientation is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month following the general meeting at 8 p.m. Choose a date then email info@weymouthsportmensclub.com with your name and the date of orientation you will be attending.

Please note: your application must be completed and submitted at least two weeks prior to the date of new member orientation or you will need to sign up for the following month.

Scituate Rod and Gun Club
In an effort to promote the sport of skeet, the Scituate Rod and Gun club, would like to invite all members of the WSC to come and shoot skeet at the SRGC at the member rate of $3.00 per round. Skeet is run on Sundays from 11am-6pm and on Wednesdays 5pm-9pm, under the lights. Turnout can be sparse on Wednesdays, during the winter months, so it is suggested that you call the club before coming down. (781)545-1510.

Calendar/NewsletterCalendar/Newsletter
If a member knows of a special event or is offering a course and would like it listed on the website calendar just send an email. If you would like to include something in the monthly newsletter such as new activities, upcoming programs or local events that may interest other members, send an email and it will be posted it in the next newsletter.

In House Membership Drive
Current members will have $10.00 deducted from their 2012-2013 dues for each new member they bring in. The same will apply to instructors for students they train and join the club. A further incentive will be $130.00 total dues for these new members. Put your name and “in house” in the upper right hand corner of their application. Applications are on the shelf of top of the blue lockers, in the back room.

Volunteer Fee
If you haven’t volunteered or registered to volunteer, please send your $25 volunteer fee to the club. If you are interested in volunteering, send an email to info@weymouthsportsmensclub.com. A date in april will be set up for spring cleaning. The date will be posted at the club as well as an email sent. You can mail payment to the club or drop it off and put it in the mailbox next to the office on the second floor. We will be needing help with the new archery range being constructed outdoors in the spring.

Heat and Lights
Reminder to members: When using the building we want you to be warm but if you turn the heat up please turn it down when you are leaving. When leaving the range please turn the heat and vents off, as well as the lights. This is everyone’s club, each and every one of us is responsible. Please treat the club as you do your home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

NEW NRA Recruiter
We have a new “NRA Recruiter”. Renew your NRA membership or join the NRA for a discounted rate and the club will receive a recruitment commission. Contact Maryanne Ivil 781-985-5121. Renew or join today and save $10!
Get your gear and support the club!
Ted King has sweat shirts, jackets, golf shirts, t-shirts and caps for sale with the club logo. There are also WSC lanyards and patches. Call Ted at 781-635-3172, or catch up with him on Wednesday evenings or at the general meeting if you would like purchase any of these items.

Pricing: Jackets $55, Golf shirts $25, T-shirts $15, Caps $10, Lanyards $4, Patches $5