March 2013

NO Shotguns in the range
While removing brass and lead in the range, we found a number of 410 shotgun shells. Absolutely no shotguns of any kind are allowed in the range. This includes 410s from any gun, like the Judge. No 410 shotguns

New security cameras

The E-board has voted to update our camera security system and purchase a state of the art system that will monitor the entire club inside and out for the security and protection of all our members. The new system will include remote access.


Junior Rifle Advanced Program
The Junior Rifle Advanced Program meets Friday Evenings from 6:45-8:15pm during the Fall and into the Spring except during school vacations and on snow days. To qualify for the program the students must take a basic rifle training class. This course teaches firearm safety and the fundamentals of competitive smallbore shooting.

The club has several very active Junior development programs with complete instructions for all juniors from 12-18 years of age (discuss with coach if younger). Juniors can train and become competitive in smallbore rifle.

Participants will be charged for the one time class material and $5.00 per session. This money will help cover the cost of ammunition. We will be trying to apply for a grant from the Friends of the NRA to help fund this program and by future items such as spotting scopes, mitts, rifles, shooting jackets, cleaning supplies and miscellanous.

WSC is committed to training young people in the safe and proper handling of firearms. Parents are welcome to take part in helping with this rewarding program and for those students who want to compete in matches we will be reaching out to other towns and invite them to have friendly matches.

For more info go here…, come to the club on Fridays between 6:45pm and 8:15pm, email instructor Denise Fisher or call her at 781-953-0580.

Please do not take brass from the range
We found that members took brass from the club buckets (38s, 9mm , 40s and 45s). This brass is used to fund our junior program. We got $300 less for brass than in previous months. You may pick up and take your own brass after you shoot but please deposit all other brass in the container provided. Absolutely no brass may be taken from the buckets. This brass is property of the club and is used to fund the junior program. We do not and will not sell brass to anyone.

Bounced checks
Members paying club dues, fees or anything else by check please be certain that your account has sufficient funds to cover the check. We are charged $25.00 for each returned check for insufficient funds. From this point on members will be responsible for the $25.00 and must reimburse the club immediately. Thanks for your cooperation.

New guest and training rules posted
Guest procedures appear to be misunderstood. To clarify, only one guest with a member may occupy a range station at a time. Guests cannot shoot in a separate booth without member supervision. You cannot both shoot at the same time in two booths. We recommend that members allow guests to only shoot guns they can handle safely. It seems that 22s are a good choice for inexperienced shooters. Members are responsible for their guests and we have people monitoring the cameras.

Those who shoot higher caliber handguns
An issue has come to our attention by members. When someone is shooting magnum rounds (357 and 44) please use courtesy and common sense. If you appear to be bothering someone take a short break until they are finished. We have had numerous complaints lately. If we are all courteous to one another there should be no problem.

Reminder to all instructors
All who instruct at the Weymouth Sportsmen’s Club must be approved by the board. Only those members who attended the instructor meeting or contacted Dick Striano and were approved, are allowed to use the club for training.

Two JOAD Archers achieve their Star Pin Awards 2-23-13, Anna Piriello earned her “Green Star Pin” and James Walsh earned his “Purple Star Pin”!

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.

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

Mass certified firearms safety/pistol permit classes 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!
WSC has sweat shirts, jackets, golf shirts, t-shirts and caps for sale with the club logo. There are also WSC lanyards and patches. Contact the club manager or catch up with a member of the executive board 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