2023 Summer 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: 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16 @ 7:30pm


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.

Dave Brooks will be collecting dues for 2023/2024 at the July meeting. We hope to have a good turn out so we can save money on postage for the club. Dave will be there at 6:30PM prior to the meeting.

What's Happening @ Your Club?

Open Pistol Shooting

Updated fees

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $5 and nonmembers’ fee is $10 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.


Doubles League was started on June 29th & target delivery has been handled by the time this newsletter is seen by all. Hoping the turn out for both is greater than anticipated.

Doubles will run for 6 weeks & one Thursday of open or practice shooting will take place before the Fall Trap League commences on August 13th returning to Sunday & Thursday shooting times.

With the delivery of new targets at a greater price, a decision will have to be made to raise prices immediately or continue as is until the 2024 shooting season.

THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS that make possible the success of the BVCS Trap Leagues & to the Board for continued support.

Trap person: Ernie

Message from David Rood


I have this problem with shooting trap. I point the gun in the wrong direction and miss the targets. I am left eye dominant and shoot right-handed.


When I keep both eyes open my left eye can see the sight on the end of the barrel better which makes me shoot to the left. This is more of a problem on targets that go left to right because I am not leading them properly. You would think with the few years that I have been shooting I would be able to figure it out, but as some of you know I am a United Methodist and change is something that we are not used to! There’s an old joke, “How many United Methodist does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer is “CHANGE?!”

Anyhow, I looked on line for the meaning of “taking advantage of” I saw two answers.

  1. make unfair demands on (someone) who cannot or will not resist; exploit or make unfair use of for one's own benefit. "people tend to take advantage of a placid nature". Similar: Exploit, abuse, impose on, prey on, play on, misuse, ill-treat, bleed, suck dry, .....

  2. make good use of the opportunities offered by (something). "take full advantage of the facilities available". Similar: make use of, utilize, put to use, use, use to good advantage...

We have a lot of people that take advantage of us. It is our perspective that helps us to look at it in a way that is good or is bad. When the guys that come to shoot trap on Thursday nights, who are not members of the club, take advantage of our low prices, our volunteers that load the trap house, our good fellowship and comradery. They say to me, “I really like this club because there doesn’t seem to be the politics and petty arguments that happen in other clubs., there is a calmness and feeling of belonging and welcomeness to this club”

Now we could look at these shooters as imposing, or sucking us dry. Or we could look at them as potential members, people who want to be a part of us, because of who we are. Before I joined, I would drive by the club and see guys out shooting trap. I thought to myself, “I would like to do that again.” Ernie and the guys made me feel welcomed and helped me to learn how to shoot trap, (to the extent that they could). I took advantage of those guys, and still do! I believe the club is taking advantage of me, and am thankful that I am available and have limited abilities to offer! I would be happy to go through 100 people to get one more member like you all. The lawn gets mowed, garbage picked up, food prepared, floors cleaned, and events scheduled, because we take advantage of YOU. That is not a bad thing. It is by our actions we examples to others.

So, let’s not miss the target. We are here to promote safe shooting and provide opportunities for others (as well as ourselves) to learn about environmental issues and conservation through hunting and land management. To give people a place to have a good time and show the world that owning a gun is not a bad thing. Let’s hope more people can take advantage of us so that we accomplish our mission.

Dave Rood

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 the newsletter, additional postings and other information. https://bostonvalleycs.com


The next Newsletter will be out in early October; deadline for information will be September 30th, 2023. 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 Jacobs, U.S. Congress, 634-2324

Hon. Kathy Hochul, Governor, 518-474-8390

Hon. Letitia James, 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. Patrick Burke, NY Assembly, 608-6099

Hon. Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, 858-8500