SARANAC LAKE FISH AND GAME CLUB

 

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2014

 

Monday Nights – Sporterifle Practice @ 5:00 PM -Till

 

Tuesday Nights – Pistol Shooting @ 5 PM - Till 

 

***Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 7 PM

 

All Member Meeting – Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 7 PM

 

Work Day – Saturday May 10, 2014 from 8 AM – 1 PM

 

Kids Fishing Derby – Sunday, June 15, 2014  8AM - Noon

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS!!!    WATER IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE IN THE CLUB HOUSE.  THIS IS FOR CLEANING AND BATHROOMS  ONLY UNTIL WE GET WARER QUALITY CLEARANCE FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

 

Attention!  Please lock the gate for the rest of the Summer/Fall seasons.

 


10 GUN RAFFLE:

The guns have been selected for this year's raffle. 2 Tickets are included with this newsletter.  I encourage you to purchase these tickets for a chance to win a brand new rifle, shotgun or cash.  Pictures of the guns are on our website and our Facebook page.  This is the club's biggest fundraiser for the year and if you would like tickets to sell to your friends please contact Claude @ 518-891-3580 or Dave @ 518-891-5989 or Theresa @ 518-891-4505.  The picnic and ticket drawing this year is on September 6th from Noon to 4 PM.  I hope to see a lot of you there.

 

GUN SHOW:

We are going to have our Summer Gun Show on July 19 and 20 this year.  There will be no Masonic Flea Market to go along with it.  If any of you  members want to set up “Yard Sale “ tables on the range area you are welcome to.

 

NEW MEMBERS

Welcome new and returning members!  Aaron Barge, Kim Bickford, Kyle Conto, John Schwartz, and Davina Thurston.

 

SPORTERIFLE

We will be practicing on Monday evenings between now and September.  Come on to the club and shoot with us.  We are always looking for new shooters.  Please call team captain Charlie Marshall at 891-6018 or email him at ckmarshall@adelphia.net  for more info.

 

 WORKDAY:

We have moved the workday to May 10th so that we can help out with the Daffest Soapbox Derby on April 26th.   Hopefully we will get to do some outside cleaning.  We will be upgrading the florescent fixtures in the club to T8s.  We may also be installing a central vac system that has been purchased.

 

S.A.F.E. ACT UPDATE:

The date to register semi-automatic rifles with certain cosmetic features was on April 15th.  I talked to one person who tried to register a rifle last month and the State Police either couldn't or wouldn't register it.  I'm not sure if their data base is set up at this time.  My personal opinion on this matter is that an illegal law should be nullified by the people.  We need people to get out and vote for the candidates who will preserve and enhance our freedoms.  The NYS voter registration site is: http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform.pdf

If you are not currently registered please do register and vote.  If you don't have internet access please contact me, Dave Bodah, at 518-891-5989, and I will send you a form and a stamp.

 

VETERAN'S CORNER:

There is a new vets group in the area called Homeward Bound Adirondacks.  Eric Olsen has been appointed the new director.  Their office is currently  located  above the Blue Line Sports Shop on Main St. in Saranac Lake.   Charlie Jessie can provide you with info or you can call the office at 518-891-4151.    The website is www.hbadk.org .

 

SHARPENING SERVICE OFFERED:

Robert Knobel is a member who has a sharpening service and is able to sharpen almost any metal that will hold an edge including Hunting/Sporting Knives and Kitchen Knives.  He charges $20/hr, with half of the proceeds going to the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club.  Time is figured on a timer and free pick up and delivery is offered.  If you would like to tune up your edged items give Robert a call at 615-710-0541.

 

FOR SALE:

The club has for sale a few items that were going to be used for the point well system. These are virtually new.

A jet pump.   A stainless steel point.  We also have two vintage Pepsi coolers in working condition.  If you are interested in buying any of these items contact me at 518-891-5989 or djbodah@gmail.com .

 

A PROBLEM:

The Club has experienced some very unsafe shooters on the indoor range in the last couple of months.  Many clubs have indoor ranges that are only open when a range officer is present.  Our indoor range has always been open 24/7 as long as no official event is scheduled.  We would really like to keep it that way.  With holes in the beams, walls and ceiling appearing, we have decided to place security cameras and a DVR to record any activity on the indoor range.  This way we can hopefully address the issue of unsafe shooters and identify and educate them in range safety.  We have placed a sign in book at the door to the range and would like all users to please sign in and out also.  We will repair all the holes during workday.  If the unsafe shooting continues after that we will go on to plan B, which will require separate electronic access to the range.  Also required will be a safety class and a separate fee for anyone wanting to use the indoor range, similar to the way the Tupper Lake club operates.  We know that misfires do happen to everyone.  If you are responsible for putting bullet holes where they shouldn't be, please fess up and we will provide you with the means to repair them.

 

If you have any news, stories or an item for sale please contact me at djbodah@gmail.com and I will put it in the newsletter. 

 

Turkey and Deer in the Potato Fields,

Dave

 

FACEBOOK PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello - I am writing to you to inform you that the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club (SLFGC) has established a FACEBOOK page (FBp) presence. What does this mean and how does it affect you? 
The FBp will allow you to receive SLFGC updates, see future schedule of events and read announcements.  More for your benefit, you can post information, post questions and answers and/or concerns.  There are several good features to the FBp and you have the option to take part very actively or just view what you wish to view. We, with your activity, can make this this a very interactive group.  Also, there is the opportunity to post your pictures and movies, make comments and connect with other members.  Your shooting, fishing and hunting photos will surely make this group very interesting.  Do not hesitate to post your pictures or movies. This is a CLOSED group.  This means that only Fish and Game Club members will be allowed to see and make posts.  Non-members will only see the main page and the members.  If a viewer wishes to join, they must first join the SLFGC and then will be allowed to join the FB page.  Current members that are interested in joining the FBp must first click on the following link:https://www.facebook.com/groups/SARANAC.LAKE.FISH.GAME/  Once on the FBp, click on "Join Group" on the right hand side of the page.  This will send a message to an administrator  who will authenticate the request and if valid, the new FB member will have access to the entire page.
If you have any questions, concerns or need some assistance, please contact me via email and I will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,  Ralf Hartmann 

 defrazzleheim@gmail.com