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March 27th, 6:00pm

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March 28th, 6:00pm

Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle

April 3rd, 6:00pm

Winter Pistol League

April 4th, 6:00pm

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2015 Winter Newsletter

January 1st, 2015

Annual Installation Dinner and Chinese Auction    

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7pm
  • Cost; only $10 per person
  • Contact Jim Bugenhagen for reservations and tickets at 200-3466
  • We need to have a final count by Monday, January 12th
  • Chinese auction items may be brought to the club on Friday, January 16th or contact Rich Hoellig at 668-1852
  • Work party to set up for the dinner; Friday, January 16th at 6pm – Volunteers needed
  • Dessert donations are welcome the night of the dinner

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: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16 and 4/20 @ 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

  • Our gun raffle drawing will be held at the 2/16 meeting.  Please be sure to turn in both sold and unsold tickets on or before the February meeting.
  • Prizes:  First prize; Henry Big Boy or $500 cash, second prize; $50, third prize; $25.
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club if you have tickets to return or need tickets.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • Remember each member is required to sell at least 2 tickets.

Fund Raiser: 2015 Calendars

  • The calendar sale has ended, please return all sold calendar stubs to the club now so that they may be eligible to win.

Membership

What's happening @ your club?

Installation Dinner and Chinese Auction

Saturday, January 17th, 6pm cocktails – 7pm dinner and Chinese Auction.  See info on the front of this newsletter.  Please try to come.  It is an inexpensive night out, a lot of fun, and a good chance to see fellow members.

Trap League

Trap will resume again in March.  Thanks to Ernie Miller for a successful Fall League.

Pistol

Cliff will be starting the winter league on Thursdays, beginning January 22nd.  Please see the flyer with the schedule and details at the end of this newsletter. New shooters are always welcome and encouraged to participate.

Suburban Pistol

The league is underway on Wednesdays at 7 pm.  New shooters are always welcome.  The last night of Suburban Pistol shooting is 2/25/15.

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.

Air Pistol/Air Rifle

Air pistol is suspended for the winter months.

  • Air Pistol schedule 2015 BVCS
  • Relay starts at 7 pm
  • Cost is $4.00 to shoot
  • Pellets available to purchase as needed
  • If you need to borrow an air pistol (call first) 867-4814
  • Distance 33 feet.  Sighters shots and 60 shots for record.
  • DATES:  June 8, 22 – July 13, 27 –Aug. 10, 24 – Sept. 14, 28 – Oct. 12, 26 – Nov. 9, 23 – Dec. 14 with pizza & wings party at the match in Dec.

  • RIFLE schedule 2015 BVCS
  • Rifle 22 or Air Rifle (not part of the 8 week rifle in spring)
  • Relay starts at 6pm
  • Cost is $4.00 or $2.00 if you continue to shoot the next air pistol match. If you need to borrow an air rifle (call first) 867-4814 Distance is 50 feet.  Sighter shots & 30 shots for record.
  • DATES:  June 22 – July 27 – Aug. 24 – Sept. 28 – Oct. 26 – Nov. 23
  • Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814

Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle .22 Matches

BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches using .22 cal.  Rim fire rifles & Air Rifles 2015

  • 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 consider 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 slighter 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) 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.
  • Banquet cost is $10.00 (to be paid by April 22), Banquet date is April 29th. MATCH DATES: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
  • Relays:  6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm
  • 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
  • Any questions call:  Jerry or Betty Dobson at 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. https://bostonvalleycs.com

Newsletter

The next newsletter will be out in early April.  The deadline for information will be April 3, 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.

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.


2014 Fall Newsletter

September 10th, 2014

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: 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/15 @ 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

  • Our gun raffle drawing will be held at the 9/15 meeting. Please be sure to turn in both sold and unsold tickets on or before the September meeting.
  • Prizes: First prize; Ruger Mini 14 rifle, second prize; $50, third prize; $25.
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club if you have tickets to return or need tickets.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • Remember each member is required to sell at least 2 tickets.

Fund Raiser: 2015 Calendars

  • 2015 Lottery Raffle Calendars are in and available for pick up anytime the Club is open.
  • Select your lucky number, complete the stub and return it with payment to the Club.
  • The calendars are a $20 donation and benefit 4H to DEC Camp Fund and building maintenance.
  • The winning numbers are determined by the PA evening 3 digit number.
  • You are eligible to win $20 Monday through Saturday, $50 on Sundays and $100 on 18 Holidays.
  • Winning numbers may be drawn more than once throughout the year. You do not have to watch the numbers. Checks will be mailed to you at the end of each month.
  • Calendars must be sold and paid for by December 31, 2014.
  • For more information call Dave Karb at 941-6781.
  • They make great gifts with an excellent opportunity to win.
  • We need membership participation and support to make this a success.

Membership

  • At last month’s meeting it was decided to extend our current membership drive until Oct. 1, 2014. We are waiving the initiation fee and offering savings on first year dues.
  • For more information please 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?

Officer Elections

Anyone interested in a board position please contact Jim Bugenhagen at 200-3466 or see him at the Club. Any existing member with their term expiring this fall should let their intentions be known as to whether they would like to run/serve another term. New faces are always welcome.

Dues

All members should have either paid their dues or received notices by mail. Please remit your dues now to avoid extra workload for the club and late fees. If you haven’t received your notice please contact Dave Brooks at 649-8792 or at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Voter Registration

Please remember to make sure you and your friends and family are registered to vote. It is our responsibility and duty to make our voice heard in Albany and Washington. Your vote does count. It is simple and “free”. You can get registration forms at most state agency offices and post offices or at any county board of elections or call 1-800-FOR-VOTE.

Trap League

Report from Ernie Miller

As of this writing, the Phall Trap League is in it's 4th week. There are over 50 shooters; way over the norm for the last couple of years. Of course, being greedy & wanting to make YOUR CLUB a standout --- more would be better!

I stated at the August meeting, all are welcome to come out & try trap shooting. We sell ammunition & will lend you a gun, if needed. I always want to thank the faithful helpers YOUR CLUB has that come out week by week & make the trap program a well oiled machine.

Thanx; Trap Person, Ernie

Pistol

Cliff will be starting the fall league on Thursdays, beginning September 25th. Please see the flyer with the schedule and details at the end of this newsletter.

Suburban Pistol

Will be commencing again on October 10th. Please see the schedule at the end of this newsletter. New shooters are always welcome. This is an actual as well as handicapped league so everyone can compete and have fun. If you need more information contact Jim Bugenhagen at 200-3466.

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.

Air Pistol

Air pistol schedule 2014 BVCS

  • 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month, match starts at 7pm (no Dec. 22)
  • Cost is $4.00
  • Cost if you need to borrow an air pistol (call 1st) & pellets is $5.50
  • Distance is 33 feet. Sighters shots & 60 shots for record.
  • July 14 & 28 Aug. 11 & 25 Sept. 8 & 22 Oct. 13 & 27 Nov. 10 & 24 Dec. 8
  • Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814

Young Guns

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

Rifle

Rifle (22 cal or air) schedule 2014 BVCS (not part of spring 8 week rifle matches) 4th Mondays of each month, match starts at 6pm (no Dec. 22) Cost is $4.00 or $2.00 if you continue to shoot the air pistol matches at 7 pm Distance is 50 feet. Sighter shots & 30 shots for record. July 28. Aug 25. Sept 22. Oct 27. Nov 24. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814

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. https://bostonvalleycs.com

Newsletter

The next newsletter will be out in early January. The deadline for information will be December 30, 2014. 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.


2014 2nd Quarter Newsletter

April 17th, 2014

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3 Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 4/21, 5/19, 6/16 and 7/21 @ 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

  • Our cash raffle drawing will be held at the upcoming 4/21 meeting.  Please be sure to turn in both sold and unsold tickets on or before the April meeting.
  • Prizes: First prize $300, second prize $200, third prize $100.
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club if you have tickets to return or need tickets in the future.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • Remember each member is required to sell at least 2 tickets.

Membership

  • We are currently holding a membership drive beginning April 1st and running through July 31st, 2014.  We are waiving the initiation fee and offering savings on first year dues.  Please see the attached flyer that you may print and distribute.
  • For more information please 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 and sent to Dave Brooks.

What's happening @ your club?

Trap League

Here we are into our 5th week and we have 0nly 19 shooters signed up for the spring league, with the prospect to have 7 more very soon. Due to the terrible spring weather, we have dropped the requirement to have 4 scores shot by the end of the 4th week. What we expect shooters to do is make an effort to get their scores in as soon as possible.  This league will continue to run Thursdays; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Sundays 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. And, as always, open or practice shooting is integrated with league shooters --- ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!  This league will conclude with a trap party on June 1st. After that date, a doubles league will start running for 6 weeks consisting of 300 targets shooting on Thursday at 6 - 8pm. Open shooting will be available at this time also. Please look forward to a Fall Trap League to start in mid August.  As always, I would like to thank the trap help for their outstanding efforts & also all of our supporters.

Thank you again; Trap Chairman -- Ernie

Pistol

The winter sessino ended April 10th. This season team competition was added and seemed to be a fun addition. Stay tuned for future information for the fall.

Suburban Pistol

We finished Suburban Pistol and are awaiting final results which should be out May 3rd.

Open Shooting

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Due to our increased utility and insurance costs we have raised our non-member range fee to $7 per night. Members’ range fee remains at $3. 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.

Air Pistol

Air Pistol is held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 pm. The cost is $4 per night, $5.50 if you would like to purchase pellets. If you would like to try Air Pistol and do not have equipment or have questions contact Jerry or Betty Dobson at 867-4814. It’s a lot of fun, good practice, and a pistol permit is not required. The 2014 schedule is posted at the end of the Newsletter.

Young Guns

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

Light and Heavy .22 League

Betty and Jerry Dobson hosted a .22 League this year similar to our previous Sporter Rifle. The last match for the season is Wednesday, April 23 . Those wishing to attend the banquet on April 30 must have their $10 fee in by April 23 . For more information you may contact the Dobsons at 867-4814.

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.  https://bostonvalleycs.com Information that a member wishes to be included in the quarterly newsletter should be emailed to Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56 [at] gmail [at] com. The deadline for the next newsletter information is July 11, 2014.  Emails needed for the newsletter – If you wish to receive the newsletter via email please send your email address to rosiek56 [at] gmail [at] com to be added to the list of contacts. 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 3 rd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7pm at ‘The Chicken Coop’, VFW Post 8113.


2014 1st Quarter Newsletter

January 5th, 2014

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3 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, 3/17 4/21 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Tickets will be available for the next gun raffle at the January 20 meeting
  • See Jim Bugenhagen @ the club if you have tickets to return or need tickets in the future.
  • We will only be selling 500 tickets.
  • This should be an easy fund raiser but we need more club participation in selling all 500 tickets.

Membership

Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com and sent to Joe Jemiolo.

What's happening @ your club?

The Shot Heard Throughout NYS

Our Club will be participating and The Shot Heard Throughout New York State at 12 noon at our club on Saturday, January 11 – see details at the end of the Newsletter.

Mark your calendar

Our Annual Installation Dinner and Chinese Auction will be held January 18, 2014. Please see Jim Bugenhagen for tickets. A nominal fee of $10 per person will cover your dinner and drinks.

Dues

Were due in October. If you haven’t received your invoice or paid you dues please contact Joe Jemiolo at 337-2782.

Trap League

In case you missed Ernie’s Trap report at the December meeting, here is a recap:  Trap shooting ended for the year at BVCS in October with the exception of the WNY Winter Trap League which shot a BVCS Nov.24 & Dec 1.

During the 2013 shooting year, we ran 3 leagues; Spring trap, summer doubles & fall trap. The 2014 schedule should read about the same, with the Spring League stating on Sun., March 16.

Over the course of the shooting season, it takes a lot of man hours to do what gets done, especially for the 2 days the WNY League shot at our facilities. During these 2 days we served over 80 squads of shooters, throwing approx. 10,000 targets. I would like to thank all of the helpers; John Mentlewski; our league score keeper, Dave Gwynne, Dave Bortel, Dave Karb, Dave Smith, Dan Kaszubowski, Bob Schneider, Lynn Burgess & Joe Simmeth. Also, anyone else that contributed any other help to trap. No matter how small or large a job done, it was well appreciated.

The 4-H crew made life a little easier with the great job the kids did in the kitchen for the 2 day shoot.  Food was good & served in a timely manner & the facility cleaned, not only the food area, but the whole of the building that was used. It is hoped with the donation by the Trap Committee of the foodstuffs prepared by the 4-Hers, their cause was helped. Once again --GREAT JOB!!!

Thank you Jim Buggenhagen for your support & help over the year.  For the 2013 season trap took in $6,724.00, inclusive of the $1406.00 taken in for the 2 day shoot.  Again a job well done! I look forward to seeing the old & hopefully some new shooters & helpers this coming spring.

Trap Chairman; Ernest P. Mill

Pistol

The winter pistol league starts January 30th. Please see Cliff’s schedule at the end of the Newsletter.

Suburban Pistol

Finishes on February 19 .

Open Shooting

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Bring a friend.  Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.

Air Pistol

We’ll be shooting Air Pistol on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7pm. The cost is $4 per night, $5.50 if you would like to purchase pellets. If you would like to try Air Pistol and don’t have equipmentor have questions call Jerry and Betty Dobson at 867-4814. It’s a lot of fun, good practice, and a pistol permit is not required. Air Pistol schedule is posted at the end of the Newsletter.

Young Guns

Meetings have resumed on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Young Guns has grown by leaps and bounds....it is closed to new membership for the rest of this year, but we will start a first come, first serve waiting list. We are always looking for more instructors. To become a 4-H certified instructor, you are required to attend a camp (usually the first weekend in June). Cost is $75, but Boston Valley Young Guns will pay the fee. Anyone interested, please call Howard @ 649-3432.

Sporter Rifle

Will resume in late February or early March on Wednesday evenings when Suburban Pistol is over.  Contact Scott Klubek 649-9810 for more information.

Free Pistol

We are currently not running an official Free Pistol League.

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. https://bostonvalleycs.com

Newsletter

The next Newsletter is due out in early ApriI. Information that a member or chairperson wishes to be included in the quarterly newsletter should be emailed to Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56@gmail.com by April 5.  Emails needed for the newsletter – If you wish to receive the newsletter via email please send your email address to rosiek56@gmail.com to be added to the list of contacts. Copies of the current newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

The Shot Heard throughout New York State

""Embattled"" farmers met at Concord Bridge to confront British regulars who had marched from Boston in the dark of night, in order to seize their firearms.  There, they fired ""The Shot Heard Round the World"".  Patriots in Concord, New York will fire a symbolic shot at 12 noon, January 11th, 2014, to protest the 1st anniversary of the NYS ""Safe Act"" passed in the dark of night.  The SFSC is urging gun owners throughout New York State to fire their symbolic shot at 12 noon too.  All gun owners, hunters and shooters will fire in a legal, safe manner.

The Springville Field and Stream Club (SFSC), Springville New York is urging all sportsman's clubs in the state to spread the word about The Shot Heard throughout New York State.  We are asking sportmans's clubs e-mail the Springville Field and Stream Club with what they are doing to support this 2nd Amendment issue.  SFS Club's e-mail contact addresses are: rkaz800 [at] live.com or rblturtle [at] verizon.net or larry_1 [at] roadrunner.com.  Remember to fire your shot in a legal and safe manner.