2015 Fall 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: 9/21, 10/19, 11/18, and 12/21 @ 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

  • Tickets will be available for the next gun raffle at our upcoming September meeting.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • Remember each member is required to sell at least 2 tickets.


  • Membership Dues are due now.  Please mail in your dues or see Dave Brooks at the meeting on Monday.  If you haven't received your dues invoice contact our membership chairman Dave Brooks at 649-8792 or at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com
  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com and sent to Dave Brooks.

What's happening @ your club?

2016 Calendar Sale Fundraiser

Calendars are available at the club for $20 each. There are 365 chances to win and make great Holiday gifts. This year we will have an early bird prize for paid calendar stubs turned in by November 10th. We will also have a prize for the member (or non-member) selling the most calendars. Thank you to Dave Karb for chairing this fund raiser and to his assistant Jerry Jensen Sr..


Our house Indoor Pistol League begins on Thursday, September 24th. Last year we saw a fall-off in participation for reasons unknown. It’s a fun league with 3 relays per Thursday with a make-up night at the end.  Please come out and have fun and support your club. Members and non-members are welcome. Please see Cliff’s flyer and schedule at the end of the Newsletter.

Trap League

As this is written, The Fall Trap League is into the 5th week. 42 shooters are participating, which would be 10 more than the average has been for the last few leagues. Maybe we are doing something right after all! The league ends on October 22nd with a party on Saturday, October 24th. We had a slight hiccup with equipment last week that was cleared up post - haste & replacements have been ordered; cost - $49.00.

The WNY Winter Trap League shoots at BVCS on Sunday October 25th & November 1st. Shooting hours for this event are 8:30 am - 2:00 pm both days. Hopefully, no snow will hinder the shooting this year as it has in the past. These dates being the 1st 2 weeks of that league & should bring a fair number of shooters to the club grounds. This league in the past has been profitable to our organization. Good weather & good help will be the key to success again. Howard Hoelsher & the 4 -H Young guns have once again offered to do the food sales during these 2 dates. The trap committee will cover the cost of the coffee, donuts, food & condiments again so the 2 days are beneficial to the youths that do such a great job. Thanks to the 4-h'ers in advance !!! Also needed will be some help behind the bar for these 2 days. 1 or 2 people per day would be great. Volunteers - please call me at 649 - 4651.

I would like at this time, to thank Jim Bugenhaggen for his too many years as president of The BVCS, the projects he's done & support he has shown to the organization & all of us. THANK YOU JIM !!!

The ceiling tile project has brightened the whole place up considerably. Nice job to all involved ! Maybe the users & abusers/do nothings will take note & see that things can actually be accomplished if willing to help. Enough; Thanks Ernie

Suburban Pistol

Our new season begins on Wednesday, October 7th. This is a .22 caliber competitive league against other clubs. Whether home or away is on the schedule we always shoot at Boston Valley. This is also a handicapped league so all shooters of every level are important. New shooters are always welcome and encouraged. Please see the schedule at the end of the Newsletter.

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. Thanks to Mike Spors for helping to fill in for Joe until he is back in full swing.

Air Pistol / Air Rifle

The Air Pistol season is just ending. Betty and Jerry had a very successful and enthusiastic group of shooters this past season. Stay tuned for more information for Air Pistol/Air Rifle in upcoming Newsletters. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.

Young Guns

For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.


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. https://bostonvalleycs.com/ 


The next newsletter will be out in early January. The deadline for information will be December 28, 2015. 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.


Our deadline for being eligible for a “free” shotgun is closing fast. It would be a shame if our club cannot come up with 50 new or renewal SCOPE memberships. Remember that our Club will receive a new Remington shotgun to raffle for every 50 new or renewal Scope members we sign through our Club. Please bring your application that is available at the meetings or online with your check to the club. New and renewal memberships need to be submitted through BVCS to get the credit required. This promotion ends in September. Dave Bunn is coordinating our efforts for the SCOPE promotion.

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.