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Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club
NEWSLETTER

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT: Jason Berry    VICE PRESIDENT: Tony Owen
SECRETARY: Ron Harper    TREASURER: John McLaughlin
DIRECTORS: John Balliett - Ron Bowers - Dave Linderholm  - Dan Creviston

THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IS THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 8:00PM

APRIL
2011

 

WEBSITE:
The Club has a current website at www.ecrodandgun.com

HANDICAP LEAGUE INFORMATION:
We have an opening in the Tuesday Night Handicap League, we are one team short so if anyone has a team of 10 shooters and wish to shoot on Tuesday nights please let Lee Mathson or Bob Webber know. It’s not to late to start a team. The team sponsor will remain the same as past years at $40.00 per team.  The First week of the Handicap leagues is Tuesday April 26th and Wednesday April 27th. We are open on Tuesday and Wednesday night’s the Month of April from 5:30 to 9:00. Also on Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00. We are not open on Easter Sunday but we will be open on Saturday April 23rd. The day before Easter. From noon to 4:00. Bank score’s can be shot up to the first night of League shooting. Shoot ahead’s can be shot anytime we are open.  

16 YARD LEAGUE:
As of this printing we have opening for two (2) 16 yard 5 person teams.  If you have 5 shooters that would like to shoot on Mondays in this league five (5) times a year please give Bob Webber a call at 715-723-7419. We have had a very good response for the 16 yard league this year so we will be having 40 teams shooting. We do have teams that have not turned in a rooster that shot last year so if you are one of them please do so. We would  really like to have 2 more teams. The first league night for the 16 yard league is Monday May 16th. Sponsor fees for 16 yard also remains the same at $10.00.

INTRODUCTION TO TRAPSHOOTING:
We held two Introduction to Trapshooting classes in 2010 and they proved to be very popular with members.  We now have two dates set for 2011. they are Monday April 11th  at 6pm and Monday May 2nd also at 6pm Thanks to the members that helped introduce members to trapshooting, it is appreciated. (P.S. If there is a need we will hold more, let us know.)


MEMORIAL FOUNDATION:
Club’s members will be hearing and reading more about our Memorial Project in the very near future.  It will be a "community" Memorial Honoring those who serve Past, Present & Future. Memorial will honor POW/MIA, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Rescue, and Law Enforcement.  And it will be centered near flag pole in front of our Club House. Donations are needed to raise the funds to construct and maintain this Memorial.  Donors may purchase engraved bricks to honor their family, friends and others.  Steve Gilbertson is spear heading this project with the following committee members: Doug Burrows, Susan Hagmann, Jim Young, Rick Merryfield, David Zielke, Wayne Klett, Tom Tomlinson.

WISCONSIN SPORTS SHOW:
The WI Sports Show in Eau Claire at the Indoor Sports Center, was held on March 19 and 20, 2011.  This year the Club again had a booth at the show to highlight the many activities at the club for both the members and community.  This year we got the message out to a  lot of people, signed up some new members and had fun.  We also were  the "official bartenders" for the show and raised some money for the club.  Like last year we received lots of  help from the members that spent time in the booth and to serve beer, We would like to thank Doug Burrows and Dave Linderholm for taking the responsibility for the Bar and getting the Bartenders lined up. Thanks to Jason Berry and Heather Mulder for setting up the Club Booth and getting the staff to greet the many visitor’s we had that checked our booth out. Thanks to all the Volunteer’s that maned the Club booth and the bar. Way to many to name here. It was a good time by all in attendance.
                
SPRING WARM-UP SHOOT:
On Sunday April 17th we will be having a warn-up shoot of 50-16 yard, 50-Handicap, and 25-pair of Doubles targets. These are three separate events, you may enter one, two or all three.
Each event will have it’s own Lewis class payoff.  Cost of each event will be $13.00 with $5.00 of this going to the Lewis class payoff. Shooters may enter any event as many time as they wish. Starting time of 11:00 am.  We also have open shooting on this day  with Bank and shoot ahead’s being shot if you wish.

KAY OHYE TRAPSHOOTING CLINIC FOR 2011:
All American Trapshooter Kay Ohye will be back for the 17th Year, holding a trapshooting clinic at your club on May 1st and 2nd 2011.  This will be a two day class instead of the three day he has held in the past. The Clinics are limited to 15 shooters. For more information go to www.kayohye.com or call 723-297-0364.    

HARLAN CAMPBELL CLINIC FOR 2011:
Campbell Clinic’s will be held at the Club on May 18, 19, 20, 21 These are 2 day classes, and for more information give Steve Gilbertson at 715-828-1783 a call.  He will let you know of any openings in these classes.


GUN MISSING: (One More Try)
This is the Fifth time we have had to place this in the newsletter. It’s getting close to time that you will getting your guns ready for the trap season. If you own and use a Remington 870 Express 12 ga. PLEASE READ: PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR GUN TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN GUN. We Still have no word on this gun’s where - a - bouts. CHECK NOW. On Wednesday August 18th.  From gun rack 3 between 8:45 and 9:00 pm someone took the wrong 870 Remington and left an 870 Remington.  The 870 that was left has a gross wood finish and the  one you have has a dull wood finish.  The serial number of the gun you now have (not yours) is AB057116M and the 870 that is yours has a serial number of A601114M. We have your gun so please call Bob at 715-723-7419 so we can get this gun to the right owner before hunting season.  
            
MEMBERSHIP NEWS:
As usual, Gander Mountain, Scheel's Allsport, Midwest Mercantile, Moldy's Archery, General Coin and Gun, and Shorty's Barber shop will be happy to sell you a membership.  The clubhouse is open every Sunday for shooting until May 1st.  so memberships will be available there at the bar.  Please stop buy and visit these merchants who help support the club. You will be asked to put a telephone number on your membership this year.  With more people having cell phones and no land line, it becomes more difficult to contact members - especially during Handicap League Start-up.  Lee Mathson or Bob Webber, and the league secretaries often have to contact shooters on short notice, but have a difficult time locating their phone numbers.  This should help eliminate this problem.  

MISSING VCR & DVD TAPES:
The club has VCR & DVD tapes that we let members use for Trapshooting information  they are all out and have not been returned so other members may use them. If you have one of them please return them as soon as possible. 

BILL  IS  BACK,  WE  HAVE  NO  IDEA  WHERE  HE’S  BEEN  BUT  WELCOME  BACK  BILL:

FISHING WITH BILL REABE:
 As opening day of fishing gets closer, it’s time to make sure that all of your fishing equipment is cleaned and ready to go. Your rods should all be cleaned and the reels should be cleaned, oiled and filled with new line for the coming year. Check the wheel bearings and tires on the trailer as well as the winch and bunks. Everything on the boat should be checked out including the anchor rope, the gas tank and fuel line, the motor should be started to verify that it will run before you get to the boat landing. Which leads me into boat landing etiquette. When you get to the boat landing be sure to get everything that you want in the boat loaded before you pull up to the landing. I’ve seen lots of people back their trailer down the boat landing and then start getting things out of the car and into the boat which means no one can use the landing until they get their boat loaded and backed into the water. Always get everything loaded into the boat before even pulling up to the landing so you can pull up, back in, unload the boat from the trailer and pull away from the landing as soon as possible so others can use the landing. If everyone would do this it would stop all of the waiting at the landings. Good fishing and have a safe opener.