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HRC Newsletter – May 2018

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Spring Cleanup

Members of the junior teams along with Club members will conduct the annual cleanup of Club grounds on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 9 a.m.  weather permitting.  There will be a cookout at noon.  Participants should bring rakes, trimmers, blowers and other garden tools.

New Rules

The Board of Directors recently instituted new safety rule for gun handling within the Clubhouse.  All guns brought into the building must be holstered or in their transportation cases / bags. While in cases All firearms ...

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HRC Newsletter – April 2018

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Clubhouse closed for floor cleaning

The clubhouse will be completely closed to all members (no exceptions) for the spring cleaning of the floors from 11:00am Saturday May 5th to 12:00 pm Sunday May 6th.  There will be no access to the inside of the building, including rest rooms.
Volunteers will be needed Saturday morning at 8:00 am to remove all furniture, and again on Sunday morning 8:00am to replace all the furniture.  If you are available contact Ron Mehlhorn ...

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HRC Newsletter – March 2018

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NRA Foundation Grant

The Club recently received a $5800 grant from the NRA Foundation for the purchase of a moving target system and other items for the junior team.  The grant application was prepared and submitted by Board member Cathy Wauczinski.   Friends of NRA events held in Massachusetts provided the funds, and foundation staff at NRA headquarters approved the award.

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HRC Newsletter – January 2018

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Don Ballou Award

Dave Sparko and Dan Jones received the club’s prestigious Don Ballou Award for outstanding service at the January meeting.  Dave is the Director of Fun and conducts fun shoots on alternate Tuesday nights.  Dan organizes the club’s practical shoots and designs interesting scenarios for the monthly contests.

RSO Course

HRC will hold a training course for new Range Safety Officers on February 3.  Interested parties should contact Vice President Bruce Hermans.  The club’s RSO’s assist the instructors and the trainees ...

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HRC Newsletter – December 2017

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Dues Time

It’s time to renew memberships for 2018, and for the first time in several years, the board of directors voted to increase membership dues.  Adult memberships are $120, spouses and seniors pay $60, and juniors will be eligible to join at no cost after taking the safety course.  New adult members will pay full fees until the July meeting, when new members’ dues will be cut in half for the remainder of the year. Renewal and new membership forms ...

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HRC Newsletter – November 2017

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Dues Time

It’s time to renew memberships for 2018, and for the first time in several years, the board of directors voted to increase membership dues.  Adult memberships will be $120, spouses and seniors will pay $60, and juniors will be eligible to join at no cost after taking the safety course.  The decision to drop the $25 fee for juniors was based on new grant eligibility rules established by the NRA Foundation.  New members will pay full fees until the ...

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HRC Newsletter – October 2017

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Annual Meeting at Holyoke K of C

The club’s election and annual meeting will take place at the November meeting. It will be held at the Holyoke Knights of Columbus, 250 Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040

The meeting is being moved to the K of C to accommodate the large crowd that is expected for the club elections.  Club offices including President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership secretary, Governor and two Officers at Large will be open.  Any HRC member in good standing ...

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HRC Newsletter – September 2017

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The Governor’s Six Gun Shoot

Club Governor Tom Serricchio is holding the Club’s first SIX Gun Shoot on Saturday, September 23.
Setup is at 9:00 Start time: 10:00am End time: 3:00pm +/- subject to participants.
The course of fire will include six stages with various targets on the outdoor range, using pistols and revolvers in .22 and .38, two .22 rifles and a 12 gauge shotgun. The course fee is $6.00 per run. All firearms and ammo will be provided in ...

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HRC Membership Committee

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PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT – August 2017

Membership Committee

HRC Members, for several months we have been developing plans for a Membership Committee.  This committee will assist HRC in promoting new member recruitment and working to give our club its path to the future.

The Committee Charter is attached.  (CLICK HERE TO READ). If you or another HRC member is interested in being considered for the Committee Chair position, please contact the membership secretary before the September 6, 2017 member meeting.

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HRC Newsletter – August 2017

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Dues to Increase for 2018

Citing the rising costs of maintenance and the need to fund needed capital projects, the board of directors voted to raise membership dues beginning with 2018 renewals and new memberships.  Adult memberships will be $120, spouses and seniors will pay $60, and juniors will be eligible to join at no cost after taking the safety course.  The decision to drop the $25 fee for juniors was based on new grant eligibility rules established ...
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