2020 Winter Newsletter

From the President

Dear Members,

This is Pancho You President. I’m hoping everyone had a Joyous and Good Christmas and a Happy New Year. First I Would like to thank all those members who have so generously provided help in maintain our club both Financially by selling tickets and also by helping to clean and making sure our building is in the best for ourselves and for those that visit. We still have much to do and I look forward to working with those who volunteer their time. I would also like to remind all members that it is Our responsibility to continue to sell both raffle and calendar tickets and also to promote all of our activities that bring in revenue to maintaining our Club, Trap, Pistol shoots,(Centerfire, rimfire and Air), Indoor rifle leagues(air and 22).

We still have work to do on our Outdoor Rifle range, however it is open ( although a little soggy). Our next big project is the replacing of a couple of doors, which have already been purchased. Times and dates have to set to paint before installation is done. Our shed is in dyer need of repair. These are just a few that come to mind.

Once again I would like to thank all of you again for all your Help. I’ll refrain from naming those who volunteered for fear of accidentally leaving someone out which I’ve done before. Looking Forward to a Great Year at Our Club in 2020. See you all at the next meeting.

Membership Meetings

Swearing in of Officers will be at the January 20th regular meeting.

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: 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, 4/20 @ 7:30 pm

Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!


Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site https://bostonvalleycs.com. Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8762 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's Happening @ Your Club?

BVCS Dinner & Chinese Auction 2020

Date: April 4th, 2020, Saturday at 6pm Dinner ticket: $10.00 (deadline for purchase is March 25th)

Tickets will be available at 2020 club meetings in January, February, March or call Betty Dobson 867-4814 (before March 25th)

Any items donated for this auction are greatly appreciated!


Any help is appreciated & Betty Dobson has a sign up sheet for both nights of help needed. Please see her to help coordinate this if you can. We always like to show off our members strengths & talents!

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.


For the past trap season, the committee has run 2 weeks of the WNY trap league in some inclement weather last winter, and 3 successful in-house trap leagues. Also, a supply of trap targets & reloading components was ordered & received. Thank you to all that participated & the volunteers that did the great job of taking care of those that came to or Club.

January 12th & 19th, both Sundays, starts the year with the WNY Trap League once again. The committee would appreciate any & all help for these 2 days. Bar help will be needed. Trap volunteers will be here to run & score squads. The kitchen once again will be run by the Young Guns who have always done a great job. The trap committee will again pay the kitchen expenses for the Young Guns so they will be profitable. Thank you to the Hoelshers for the supervision & support. If the weather cooperates, no problem, if there is any amount of snow, snow removal will be a priority. Otherwise if the parking lot & trap fields are not cleared, no point in us being here those 2 days. The 2 Saturdays prior to the events will be the days to remove the snow. 10 am both days if needed.

After the WNY League finishes their 2 weeks we close again until March 29th when we begin the 10-week BVCS Spring League. July 2ndstarts the 6-week doubles league & to finish the trap season our Fall League will start on August 16th. I do believe that would seem to be ENOUGH for 2020!

Thank you to the hardy volunteers that keep our well-oiled machine running smoothly & to the board for their continued support.

Trap Person: Ernie

2020 Winter Pistol League

Dear Pistol Shooters,

I am planning on starting the winter league on January 30th, 2020 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 great to see you again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 337-3555 or e-mail cwfjr45@gmail.com.

Winter Schedule - 10 weeks

  • Thursday Jan 30th
  • Thursday Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
  • Thursday Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • Thursday Apr 2nd
  • Thursday Apr 9th (make-up)

Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle, Matches using .22 cal. Rim fire rifles & Air Rifles: 2020 Schedule

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 CASH 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 22nd after the matches ($5.00)

Match Dates:

  • March: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April: 1, 8, 15, 22

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: 2020 Schedule

Relay starts at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm on Wednesdays. Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score. A prepay $40.00 CASH 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.


  • August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • September 2, 9, 16, 23

Pizza party after the matches on the 23rd. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.

900 Matches

22 Rimfire 900 Match shot at 50’ line, Saturday’s 10:00am

Cost: $6.00 per match


  • January 4th and 18th
  • February 1st, 15th and 29th
  • March 14th and 28th

Contact: Dave Brooks 860-9056

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 mid-September; deadline for information will be April 6th, 2020. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add/edit/remove your email address, to Ryan Rosiek at ryan.rosiek[at]gmail[dot]com. A copy of the current newsletter will be posted at the club.

Elected Officials

Hon. Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate, 846-4111

Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senate, 854-9725

Hon. Chris Collins, U.S. Congress, 634-2324

Hon. Andrew Cuomo, Governor, 518-474-8390

Hon. Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General, 853-8400

Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller, 518-474-4044

Hon. Patrick Gallivan, NY Senate, 656-8544

Hon. Timothy Kennedy, NY Senate, 826-2683

Hon. David DiPietro, NY Assembly, 585-786-0190

Hon. Michael Kearns, NY Assembly, 826-0152

Hon. Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, 858-8500