January/February 2013

Revised Range Rules
Due to our increased membership several new range rules will be adopted to insure that we all can continue to enjoy our club. These rule changes are effective immediately.

  1. If all 6 booths are being used and another member is waiting to shoot, please limit your shooting time to a half hour. That seems to be a logical amount of time for a member to wait. This is in effect in many clubs. Simply be courteous to fellow members.
  2.  Booth one (extreme left) will be designated for instruction, however if no one is being trained it is open to all. Be sure to be familiar with and follow all range rules, they are for your safety and shooting pleasure.

Revised Training Rules for Instructors

Please note the following rules are effective immediately.

  1. All instructors must be registered with the club with up to date credentials prior to training.
  2. Classes for LTC and FID will now be limited to 3 hours. The only course approved for club use is a basic pistol or FID course. All regular range rules will apply.
  3. Classes for LTC or FID will have no more than 4 students.
  4.  All classes must be posted an least 3 days in advance.
  5. All class requests must be emailed to richardstriano@yahoo.com 3 days in advance.
  6. Use of upstairs hall may be requested, however, its use will be determined by the number and size of classes on that day.
  7. Names, email and phone numbers of all students trained at the WSC must be submitted, along with appropriate fees in the upstairs mail box, outside the office on the day of training.
  8. Booth #1 (extreme left ) is being designated for training. Training will be posted on the booth. It may be used if no training is being done. If you are training and it is being used politely tell the person using it that it is designated for training and they must vacate.

Please be courteous to other members
Several awkward situations have arisen lately between club officers/executive board members and other members. Please understand that all of the club officers are working for you and spend a lot of time volunteering to run your club. No one on the executive board is being paid or gets any other perks. Board members all pay dues the same as everyone else. If a member would like to express an opinion or disagreement with an officer or member of the board, please do so in a proper manner and in an appropriate place. Your opinions are important to us and the board always welcomes comments and ideas from members. Rudeness will absolutely not be tolerated and will be dealt with immediately. Thanks for your cooperation in this manner.

NRA Range Safety Officer course
Therewill be a range safety officer course onSaturday, February 16th at 8:00 A.M at the club. For further information sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board at the club, or call Dick Striano at 781 749 7271, cell 781 264 2884. Thanks, Dick

New Membership Drive: Now until mid February
Attend a pistol permit/FID class, receive certificate required to obtain LTC at WSC AND become a member of the club all for $200. To sign up call Dick Striano at 781-264-2884 or email richardstriano@yahoo.com.Please note: Any member who brings in another member will get $10 off their dues. 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.

JOAD Star Pin Award
The first official JOAD Star Pin Award Archery qualification was held on January 26th! There were 4 participants: James Walsh, Joe Walsh, Jurnee Dunn, and Neleh Dunn. Each archer shot a 30 arrow round and scored enough points and won the “Green Star Award”. The last Saturday of each month “Star Pin” qualifications will be held starting at 9am until 12 noon.

JOAD Archery practice sessions are held Tuesday’s from 6:30pm to 8pm. There is a $5.00 fee per person for each lesson. Email David Griffith the program director with questions and to sign up. Come join the fun!

The Junior Program
The Junior program is in full swing. The group meets every Wednesday night 6:30 to 8:00 p.m except during school vacations and snow days. Anyone interested in attending can just stop by on a Wednesday night.

Contact Joe Scolaro 781-706-4183 or Al McCarthy 781-925-2290 with any questions.

Donations
Please do not drop off any donations at the club. If you think you have something the club can use, please contact one of the members of the board. We presently are not seeking donations of any kind.

Volunteers
The Junior Program is always looking for volunteers. Please contact Dick if you are interested, 781-749-7271 or send him an email.

NRA instrutors
Instructors are required to submit names and phone numbers of students they are training at the club. We want to follow up with phone calls to try and increase our membership. 

If a student joins the club as part of the new membership drive (see below), instructors will pay the club $10 for training. If students train and don’t become a member than the instructor pays $25 to the club. Usual membership fee is $130 plus $50 joining fee.

Mass certified pistol permits and FID classes
Discounted Mass certified pistol permits and FID classes are offered at the club by various instructors. For further info and to sign up call Dick Striano at 781-264-2884 or email richardstriano@yahoo.com.

NRA Recruiter – Discounted NRA membership!
Renew your NRA membership or join the NRA and save $10. The club will also receive a recruitment commission. Contact Maryanne at 781-985-5121 and renew at the club.

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

Classes offered at the club
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.

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.

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.

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.