2011 3rd Quarter Newsletter

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 @ 7:30pm

Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $1 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Prizes: Choice of one: Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 or Savage MKII BSEV thumb hole SS .22 cal or $500 CASH.
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets
  • Drawing to be held: Oct. 17, 2011
  • Remember each member is required to sell at least 2 tickets. Please return unsold tickets in a timely manner so all tickets can be sold by Oct. 17th.


  • Current Membership is at 187 as of mid September
  • Paid membership dues are slow in returning
  • Dues are due by October 2011
  • We need everyone’s support to keep our club viable.

What's happening @ your club?

Chicken BBQ

The club is sponsoring a Chicken BBQ on Sunday Oct. 23rd (Bill’s bi week) from 12 noon to 5pm at the club. Tickets are $9 each, presale only. Eat-in or take-out. For more information and tickets contact Tim Greene at 445-1500 or Mike Brown at 548-4940. Mark your calendar and support your club.


There are three board seats up for re-election this year. Nominations will be held at the Sept. 19th meeting. Please consider serving your club.

Trap League

Fall Trap League began Sunday, August 7th. 16 Yard Only and 16 Yard + Handicap. Sign up Thursday 6:00- 8:00 and Sunday 9:00-Noon.

Winter Pistol League

Starts Thurs., Sept. 29th. See below from Cliff.

Open Shooting

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Bring a friend.

Air Pistol

Starting late fall, call Betty Dobson, 648-2205

900 Matches

Starts Wed., Aug 24, 2011 and runs till Sept. 28, 2011, $5.00 per match, starts at 7 pm sharp, more info call Jim Bugenhagen at 200-3466.

Young Guns

Starts Sept. 12th and then meets on the first Monday of the month.

Suburban League

Starts Wed., Oct. 5th New shooters always welcome. For more information contact Jim Bugenhagen 992-3094.

Free Pistol

4th Monday of month - start time 7:00 pm. Call for start dates.

  • 60 shots for score but time is given for sighter shot
  • Any 22 LR is allowe
  • Any questions in regards to Air Pistol or Free Pistol see Betty or Jerry Dobson or call 648-2205 or 867-4814 for more information


We are in the process of replacing the furnaces. Anticipated cost is around $6700. Materials are being purchased at cost and volunteers from the club are doing the installation. The previous furnaces were old and inefficient. We anticipate a 30% reduction in fuel cost. The trap league has agreed to loan approximately half of the money if needed. Please support our fund raisers for building maintenance.

Information that a member wishes to be included in the quarterly newsletter should be emailed to Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. The deadline for the next newsletter information is December 5th, 2011. Emails needed for the newsletter – If you wish to receive the newsletter via email please send your email address to rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com to be added to the list of contacts. Copies of the current newsletter are available at the club.

2011 Fall Pistol League

Dear Pistol Shooters,

I am planning on starting the fall league on September 29th, 2011 with the first relay beginning at 6pm, a second starting at 7pm and a third relay starting at 8pm.

Tuesday will be open shooting only with Thursday reserved for league shooting.

Each week two national matches per relay will be shot for score at the 25 yard line. You can shoot one gun (22 cal.) or two guns (22 cal. and C.F.) for a score each week.

Come out, have fun and shoot the league. It will be greate to see you again. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 337-3555 or e-mail cwfjr45[at]hotmail[dot]com.


Fall Schedule - 10 Weeks

  • Thursday - September 29th
  • Thursday - October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Thursday - November 3rd, 17th
  • Thursday - December 1st, 8th, 15th
  • No Shooting - November 10th & 24th
  • Thursday - December 22nd Make-Up


Banquet Time Is Here!

Fellow SCOPE Members:

It will soon be October and that means SCOPE Banquet time. Mary Jo Picone and her committee have been working hard to put on another memorable banquet on October 7th at:

Lucarelli’s Banquet Center 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218

This year we will be honoring Senator Mike Nozzolio and this years Featured Speaker is Larry Pratt Executive Director, GOA Mary Jo has assured us of some great prizes and door prizes for our bag auction. We also have a Five Gun Raffle for a Donation $2.00 per Ticket or $10 for six tickets.

The 5 guns are:

  • Remington 597 .22LR Flex Camo Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Remington 770 .308 Rifle with Scope
  • Mossberg 500 Pump Shotgun .410 ga.
  • Henry Golden boy Lever Action .22 Rifle
  • Mossberg 935 Semi-Auto Camo Shotgun

Once again the Donation is $2.00 per Ticket or Six for $10.

You can print off a sheet of tickets for yourself or to use for your friends. Click here and print the page: http://scopeny.org/ARCHIVES/RaffleTickets2011.pdf

You can order you tickets my mail by using the forms in the June Firing Line or you can print out another order form here http://scopeny.org/ARCHIVES/BANQUET_TICKETS.pdf. You can also pay by credit card or with PayPal from our website or the SCOPE STORE read more here http://scopeny.org/banquet-tickets-order.html.

Can you advertise in our Awards Booklet? Absolutely! Become a booster with just your name, you can also buy from a 1/4 page to a full page ad. Read more here: http://scopeny.org/banquet-ads.html.

Last but not least, remember that SCOPE is a 100% volunteer organization. If you are unable to attend please consider supporting the Banquet with an AD of your business or just a booster with your name. Sell some of the raffle tickets, perhaps buy a banquet ticket or two and give them to a friend or family member.

2012 is shaping up to be one of the most important elections cycles of several life times. Get Involved and support SCOPE.

Sincerely, Shooters Committee on Political Education

PS, We are also looking for volunteers for the SCOPE Banquet on October 7,2011. Those interested please contact Mary Jo Picone either by phone (716) 931-9780 or email mjp653[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Did you know you can RSVP on our SCOPE Facebook Page? Take a look.