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2016 Fall Newsletter

September 10th, 2016

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Mike Brown has volunteered to be chairman of our $5 Gun Raffle. Should you have any questions or need tickets his number is 548-4940. Tickets should always be available at the club. Tickets are now available for our drawing to be held on November 21st. First prize is a 243 Winchester Bolt Action or $500 cash. Second and third prizes are $50 and $25 respectively. Profits benefit DEC Camp and building maintenance. Only 500 tickets are available. So let’s try and sell them all.

Membership

  • Hopefully everyone has received their dues invoices and dues are paid up. If you haven’t received your notice please contact Dave Brooks at 649-8762.
  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8792 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's happening @ your club?

  • Pistol: Our fall House Pistol League begins on Thursday, September 29th. As usual, there will be three relays; 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Please see the complete schedule at the end of the Newsletter.
  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.
  • Trap League:  Fall trap? Are you serious? It's still in the high 80's, with very high humidity suited to summer shooting.  Alas, it is September & actual fall is only 2 weeks away, so follow through we must!  3 weeks into the league there are 32 shooters, so far, compared to 41 for the fall league last year, with hopefully more to follow. All shooters have until the 22nd of Sept. to sign up for our league. Things have gone fairly well so far with enough of the weekly faithful coming out to keep the well oiled machine we call the BVCS trap program running with only minor distractions. Thank you to those people!  As stated earlier, there is still time to get involved. Thanks; Trap Person.
  • Suburban Pistol: We’ll be starting again on Wednesday, October 5th. The complete schedule can be found at the end of the Newsletter.
  • BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches: Spring 2017 Schedule, Matches using .22 cal rim fire rifles & air rifles.
    Shooting position is off-hand standing with the target 50 feet.
    The sport is designed so that expensive special equipment is NOT required.
    It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own.
    There is a maximum weight on scoped or open sight guns of 8.5 pounds for
    Light Rifle, any heavier would be considered Heavy Rifle.
    We will have 2 classes of competitors: Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle.
    Slings or other devices that provide artificial support are not allowed.
    A match consists of one completed target with 30 record shots per target.
    Each target has two sighter targets & ten record targets with three shots on each.
    Shooters are given 5 min.for sighters.
    Shooters are given 40 min.for record shots on 10 bulls.
    Target used is the NRA Official Light Rifle Target A-32 (2 together)
    A perfect match score is 300.
    Registration and a one time weigh in of each rifle is required before shooting the matches.
    Cost per match is $4.00 ( paid before shooting )
    A prepay $40.00 for 8 matches to secure a time slot and range position is
    available. Any additional scores would be $4.00
    You may shoot ahead or behind for all dates.
    You may shoot unlimited matches & your top 8 scores will be for record.
    Prizes based on number of competitors.
    PIzza Party : April 19th after the matches
    MATCH DATES : MARCH : 1,8,15,22,29
    APRIL. : 5,13,19
    Relays : 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
    REMINDER: non-members MUST sign insurance waiver forms
    REMINDER: you may compete in BOTH Light & Heavy Rifle matches
    but required to pay $4.00 for each match
    REMINDER: shooting positions are on a first come paid basis unless you
    are a prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks reserving a time slot and
    range position.
    ANY questions call : Jerry or Betty Dobson at 867-4814
  • Air Pistol: The 2016 air pistol began on Wednesdays in August. Air Pistol League times will be relays at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. Also, a prepay of $40 will secure a time slot and range position for the 8 weeks. Walk in is still $4 but only the 6 pm and 8 pm are available at this time. Cost is $4 per relay. Pellets are available to purchase as needed. If you need to borrow an air pistol please call prior to the match, 867-4814. Distance is 33 feet.  After sighter shots, 40 shots are taken for the record. Dates are as follows: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sept. 7, 14, 21 Pizza party will be held after the match on Sept. 21st.

    2017 Schedule
    Relay starts at 6pm,7pm,8pm on Wednesdays
    Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score
    A prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks will secure a time slot and range position
    Any additional scores would be $4.00 ( unlimited shoots- top 8 scores used)
    Pellets available to purchase as needed
    If you need to borrow an air pistol ( call 1st) 867-4814
    Distance is 33 feet. Sighters shots & 40 shots for record.
    DATES: August. 2,9,16,23,30
    September. 6,13,20 Pizza party after the matches on the 20th
    Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814
  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.
  • 2017 Lottery Calendar Raffle: Our new orange 2017 Calendars are available at the club. This is a fantastic fund raiser for the club and could even be better if we have a sellout. Calendars are a $20 donation with an opportunity to win every day in 2017. Your number may come in more than once. Winners are based on the PA evening 3 digit lottery number. You do not have to watch the numbers. Checks will automatically be mailed out at the end of each month. There will be an Early Bird drawing for paid tickets returned by November 10, 2016. They make great gifts.
  • Clubhouse Rental: The clubhouse will be used by one of our members on Friday, October 7th.
  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. http://bostonvalleycs.com/
  • Newsletter: The next Newsletter will be out in early January. The deadline for information will be December 31st, 2016. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add or remove your email address please email Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. Copies of the current Newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7pm at ‘The Chicken Coop’, VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Rd. in West Seneca. Located at the intersection where East & West Rd. ends at Lydecker.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Herb Berry, Treasurer
hsberry1[at]localnet.com
716-825-4174

Frain Boncore, Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians.

2016 Summer Newsletter

July 11th, 2016

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • We are currently looking for a new Gun Raffle chairperson. If anyone is interested, please let the board know at the next meeting. We would like to thank Jim Bugenhagen for his many years as chairman of the Gun Raffle. Jim will be glad to share his knowledge to the new chairperson.

Membership

  • Membership dues are coming due this month. Dave Brooks will have dues invoices at the next meeting on July 18th. It would save the club money as well as Dave’s time if members could be prepared to pay on July 18th.  Those not present at the meeting will receive their dues invoices by mail. Please include your email address on your returned invoice so we may update all email addresses.
  • We have decided to run another membership drive beginning April 1st through July 31st. Dues for new members that currently belong to the NRA are $50. Non NRA members will need to add an additional $40 for their NRA membership.
  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8792 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's happening @ your club?

  • Pistol: With enough participation we are looking forward to our Fall Pistol League beginning in September. More information will be posted in the fall Newsletters.
  • Trap League:  The Doubles League is in the 5th week with 1 more remaining. We have 7 shooters for the doubles league. This has been the average amount for the past few doubles leagues with some practice shooters also participating. At the conclusion of 6 weeks, there will be a pizza & wings party for paid up shooters.  The B.V.C.S. Fall Trap League will begin on August 21st & run for 10 weeks. Shooting sign up times will be Sundays; 9:00 am - 12:00 noon & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We hope to see some new shooters along with the regulars.  I would like to thank those that make the Trap Chairman's job much easier by being there week after week & doing the bulk of the labor. John Mentlewski, Dave Gwynn, Bob Schneider, Jim Gamel, Dave Smith, Dave Bortel, Dave Plaza & anyone else not afraid to get their hands dirty. Trap Person; Ernie.
  • Suburban Pistol: We’ll start back up in September. More information and schedules will be posted in the fall
    Newsletter.
  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $3 and nonmembers’ fee is $7 per night. Due to increased costs, beginning in September, range fees will increase by $1 ($4 and $8 accordingly). All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.
  • BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches: .22/air riffle matches will resume next spring. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? Contact Jerry or Betty Dobson 867-4814.
  • Air Pistol: The 2016 air pistol schedule will begin on Wednesdays in August. Relays start at 7 pm. Cost is $4 per relay. Pellets are available to purchase as needed. If you need to borrow an air pistol please call prior to the match, 867-4814. Distance is 33 feet. After sighter shots, 40 shots are taken for the record. Dates are as follows: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sept. 7, 14, 21 Pizza party will be held after the match on Sept. 21st. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.
  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.
  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. http://bostonvalleycs.com/
  • Newsletter: The next Newsletter will be out in early September. The deadline for information will be Sept. 1st, 2016. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add or remove your email address please email Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. Copies of the current Newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7pm at ‘The Chicken Coop’, VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Rd. in West Seneca. Located at the intersection where East & West Rd. ends at Lydecker.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Herb Berry, Treasurer
hsberry1[at]localnet.com
716-825-4174

Frain Boncore, Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians.

2016 Spring Newsletter

April 14th, 2016

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Gun raffle tickets are available at the club or contact Jim Bugenhagen at 200-3466. The raffle will be held May 16th at our membership meeting. First prize is the SCOPE 50 year anniversary Remington 870 20 ga. or $500 cash. Second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. Only 500 tickets are to be sold. Please be sure to return all unsold tickets to the club by May 16th.

Membership

  • We have decided to run another membership drive beginning April 1st through July 31st. Dues for new members that currently belong to the NRA are $50. Non NRA members will need to add an additional $40 for their NRA membership.
  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8792 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's happening @ your club?

  • Pistol: With enough participation we are looking forward to our Fall Pistol League beginning in September. More information will be posted in future Newsletters.
  • Trap League:  Spring trap started March 20th. The 3rd week started April 10th. Since that time we have had only 3 days of decent shooting weather. This, up until now has kept attendance pretty low. With the coming of better weather the week of. April 11th and on, hopefully things will pick up. There is still much time left to come out and participate. A shooter has until April 28th to catch up all of their needed scores. As always, all are welcome to participate at any time, league, practice, or help out when needed. THANX; Trap Person.
  • Suburban Pistol: Our league ended in March. We should have final results at our April meeting. We’ll start back up in September. More information and schedules will be posted in future Newsletters.
  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $3 and nonmembers’ fee is $7 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.
  • BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches: Spring matches are under way with one remaining match on April 20th. Questions? Contact Jerry or Betty Dobson 867-4814.
  • Air Pistol: The 2016 air pistol schedule will begin on Wednesdays in August. Relays start at 7 pm. Cost is $4 per relay. Pellets are available to purchase as needed. If you need to borrow an air pistol please call prior to the match, 867-4814. Distance is 33 feet. After sighter shots, 40 shots are taken for the record. Dates are as follows: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sept. 7, 14, 21 Pizza party will be held after the match on Sept. 21st. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.
  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.
  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. http://bostonvalleycs.com/
  • Newsletter: The next Newsletter will be out in mid April. The deadline for information will be July 8th, 2016. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add or remove your email address please email Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. Copies of the current Newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7pm at ‘The Chicken Coop’, VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Rd. in West Seneca. Located at the intersection where East & West Rd. ends at Lydecker.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Herb Berry, Treasurer
hsberry1[at]localnet.com
716-825-4174

Frain Boncore, Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians.

 

Upcoming Events

October 2, 2016 9:00am
Fall Trap League

October 4, 2016 7:00pm
Open Pistol Shooting
$4 for members, $8 non-members per night

October 5, 2016 7:00pm
Suburban Pistol League
VS Alden

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