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Fall Trap League

August 19th, 9:00am

Member Meeting

August 20th, 7:30pm

Air Pistol

August 22nd, 6:00pm

Fall Trap League

August 23rd, 6:00pm

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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.


2013 4th Quarter Newsletter

October 27th, 2013

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: 11/18, 12/16, 1/20 @ 7:30 pm. Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $1 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Our gun raffle drawing will be held at the upcoming 12/16 meeting. Please be sure to turn in both sold and unsold tickets on or before the December meeting.
  • Prizes: Choice of one: Remington 700 SPS MOBU, your choice of caliber or $500 cash. A second and third prize of $50 and $25 will also be drawn.
  • 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.

Membership

  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site <a href="" http:="" bostonvalleycs.com""="">http://bostonvalleycs.com and sent to Joe Jemiolo.

What's happening @ your club?

Election Day

Is Nov. 5th.  Please make an effort to vote for those who will protect our 2nd amendment rights.

Mark your calendar

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

Election results

Board members are as follows: President - Jim Bugenhagen, Secretary - Terri Plunkett, Treasurer - Isabelle Schmitt, Vice Presidents - Joe Jemiolo, Dave Brooks, Scott Klubek and Paul Rosiek.

Dues

Will be presented and available for payment at the upcoming July 15 meeting. Payment may be made that night and would save additional time and cost of mailing.

Trap League

The Fall Trap League ended Oct. 17 . Forty shooters participated including 3 ladies and 6 juniors.  The Fall League party was held Oct. 20 with 41 attending and a great time was had by all. League hi gun: Mike Moran, League hi handicap: Dan Hoelscher, League hi lady: Joanne Mentlewski, League hi junior: Howie Hoelscher. Thanks to all of those that put the effort in to run the league. The WNY Winter League will shoot at BVCS on Sunday, Nov. 24th and Sunday, Dec. 1st. Any and all help will be well received. The Trap Committee has offered to fund the food to be prepared and sold by the 4-H Young Guns for this event. An early ‘thank you’ to the 4-H’ers.

Pistol

The Fall league has started in September on Thursday evenings. Three relays per night, 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.  See the schedule at the end of the newsletter.

Suburban Pistol

Has started on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  See schedule posted at the end of the newsletter.

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 Monday of the month at 7pm and the fourth Monday at 7:30pm. The cost is $4 per night. If you would like to try Air Pistol and don’t have equipment or have questions call Jerry and Betty Dobson at 867-4814. For an additional $2 they can provide you with a loaner air pistol and pellets. It’s a lot of fun, good practice, and a pistol permit is not required. Air Pistol schedule: Nov. 11 7pm, Nov. 25 7:30 pm, Dec. 9 7pm, Jan. 13 7 pm, Jan 27th 7:30 pm, Feb. 10 7 pm, Feb. 24 7:30pm, Mar. 10 7pm, Mar. 24 7:30 pm, April 14 7 pm, April 28 7:30pm.

Young Guns

Meetings have resumed on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Young Guns is growing 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 next winter on Wednesday evenings when Suburban Pistol is over.

Free Pistol

  • 60 shots for score but time is given for sighter shots
  • Any 22 LR pistol with open sights is allowed
  • 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
  • FREE PISTOL: 4th Monday of each month at 6pm beginning November 25th. The remainder of the schedule is Jan. 27th, Feb. 24th, Mar. 24th, and Apr. 28th..

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@gmail.com. The deadline for the next newsletter information is January 6, 2014. 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.

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.


Schedule updates

September 18th, 2013

Hello Members,

The next Newsletter won’t be out until November, but since so much is going on in early fall, I am forwarding some updates and schedules.

Trap report from Ernie Miller:

As of 9/8, we are at the beginning of the 5th week of our fall trap league. There 42 shooters signed up as of this date. The 4-H group has 7 shooters which bodes well for our club & the future of the shooting sports.    The shooting times ; Sun. 9am - 12 noon & Thur. 6pm - 8pm are not limited to league shooters. These hours are also for open shooters - meaning - anybody can show their skills or try their luck at the targets!

Young Guns from Howard Hoelscher:

Young Guns is growing 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.

Betty and Jerry Dobson are again hosting a Pistol Permit Class for members, and friends and family of members on Sept. 28th from noon until 3:00 pm. Cost is an unbelievable $20. Call 867-4814 to register.

We have a meeting coming up next Monday Sept 16th at 7:30 pm.  Anyone interested in helping the club by volunteering to be a candidate for an officer should attend.  As always, $5 gun raffle tickets will be available. See you there.