Rochester Sportsmen Club
Getting 2020 behind us…and moving into 2021
Hopefully this letter is finds you and yours safe and COVID free. Although we moved the calendar into the new year this pandemic is still with us. The RSC Rifle range will remain open and we are holding membership meetings. We will continue to get back to some type of normalcy at the club. I just wanted to let you know that the broad of directors have been meeting in person or on conference calls to run the business affairs at the club. Our committees will soon establish schedules for their upcoming events.
SPORTING CLAYS- We plan on hosting a full season of sporting clays this year. Please check the website for details of those shoots. Tyler Newhouse is heading it up again this year and his number can be found on the back of your new membership card. Anyone wishing to help please let Tyler know. We have a lot of work ahead of us to ready the field. Just a reminder when everyone that lives in the township hears the guns going off on the sporting clay range, most of the time it is for a good cause. We donate shoots dedicated to making money for Heart and Lung, New Sewickley Township K9 unit, Breast Cancer, Hosanna Industries and the great volunteer work they do, Baden Volunteer Fire department, Beaver County Youth Foundation events so they can keep children interested in the outdoors and church groups for social gatherings. If you know of a group, please let us know so we can fit you in on one of our scheduled days.
ARCHERY- Jeff Hooks is waiting to see if the Archery League will be held this year. If not, we will hold our own Archery events this year. Please check the website and Jeffs number is on the back of the new membership card.
RIFLE RANGE- Dave Krechowski is the Range Officer. We hope to have a few more safety feature added this year. A big reminder that no one is permitted to drive on the range. Please remember that we require posting the red flag to denote if someone is down range. After shooting please pick up after yourself.
Trap- Bill Campbell is the Trap Chairmen and shoots on our trap team for the county. Please contact Bill for upcoming shoots or practices. Note on weather below 40 degrees you should call Bill to see if practice on Wednesdays will be held. We don’t want anyone traveling to the club if there is no practice. If interested in helping or obtaining more info Bill’s number is located on the back on the membership card.
Election results- the elections did not go the way any gun owner would have liked. We lost a few members this year to my trying to inform you of which people stood behind our second amendment rights. As your President I will continue to fight at the Local, State and Federal levels for this freedom. Without guns we are a social club that will go by the wayside in a short time.
Director and President of the B.C.S.C.L, Tony Rich worked with the Beaver County Commissioners to create a Proclamation that stated that they will uphold the Pennsylvania. Constitution and U.S. Constitution’s Second amendment right. This took place this month and I was honored to be present for that signing. I will not apologize for fighting for your 2nd Amendment rights.
Website- Hopefully you had a great hunting season. We would love to see some of your trophies, so provide us with pictures that we can post on the Website. If you want to send in a picture, please send it to Frank Kelly. His number is on the back of the membership card. Check the events schedule on the website. We will post activities as we get this Pandemic behind us.
Raffles- Both winners were contacted at the last meeting for the Membership Raffle and Gun Bash Golden Boy for those selling 10 tickets for the Gun Bash. All 1000 tickets for the Gun Bash/ Gun ticket were sold. Thank you for your patience with this event. The pandemic made us adjust the event from a Bash to a Ticket. We are looking forward to trying these types of raffles again.
Be Safe, call with any questions and good luck moving into 2021.
President of the Rochester Sportsmen’s Club