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HRC Newsletter – June/July 2019

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Junior Team Goes to the Nationals

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Matches are being held in Ohio this month and members of the HRC Junior Shooting Program are competing in several classes.  After running many fundraisers and receiving a grant from the Friends of NRA, the HRC juniors, accompanied by coaches and parents, are once again testing their speed and accuracy against high school and college shooters from across the country.
There will be a picnic barbecue and fun ...

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HRC Newsletter – May 2019

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Junior Team Grant & the Friends of the NRA.

The Pioneer Valley chapter of the Friends of NRA held their annual dinner on Friday evening, May 3.  The event was a great success. George Apgar announced that the Holyoke Revolver Club Junior Pistol team was awarded a grant of $10,506.83 which will allow them to attend the National SASP competition in Ohio this year.  The Easthampton Fish & Game Club’s Junior Shootgun team was also awarded $6,440.00.  A big Thank ...

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HRC Newsletter – April 2019

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Cleanup Day

This Sunday, April 14 will be the day of the annual outdoor cleanup at the club, with April 28 the rain date.  HRC members are asked to bring rakes and other tools. Volunteers are needed.

Volunteers Run the Club

Virtually everything that happens at the club is the work of volunteers who donate their time.  Club members are encouraged to contact Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Burgess to sign up for club projects and events.

Friends of NRA Banquet

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HRC Newsletter – February 2019

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GOAL Course at HRC in March

The Gun Owners’ Action League will hold a BFS course for registered instructors on March 30 at the club.  Topics Include:

  • Applicable Laws regarding the possession, transportation and storage of guns within the Commonwealth
  • Suicide prevention and emotional health resources
  • Instructor Requirements under 5.15 CMR 3.05 and Chapter 140 § 131P(b)
  • LEOSA Requirements under 515 CMR 6.00
  • LEOSA Requirements under 515 CMR 6.00

Tuition is $20 for GOAL members and $60 for non-members, payable on the GOAL website.

RSO Course

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HRC Newletter – January 2019

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New AED

The club has recently installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) to be used in a case of sudden cardiac arrest.  CPR and AED training is available through the Red Cross and other agencies, but the Phillips HeartStart AED is designed to be used even by untrained personnel, with voice prompts directing the user at each stage.  More information may be found at: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/product/HCNOCTN200/philips-heartstart-home-defibrillator.

Volunteers Run the Club

Virtually everything that happens at the club is the ...

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HRC Newsletter – December 2018

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President’s Year-End Report

Club President, Joe Knapik recently thanked club members for their continued support of the organization, and cited the highlights and the improvements that had taken place during the year. 

Among these were the completion of the earthen berm on the 50-yard line, the installation of upgraded CCTV equipment to improve security, the acquisition of a club FFL to improve the security of ownership of its training firearms and the development of an online payment portal for membership ...

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HRC Newsletter – October 2018

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Annual Meeting and Election – Change of Venue

The HRC November meeting will be held at the Holyoke Elk’s Lodge 902 (Banquet Room) at 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA.  We will open doors at 5:30 PM for a light food service and social hour.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM, with annual election of officers as our first order of business.

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No new members will be inducted during this meeting.  All interested parties should plan on attending ...

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Annual Elections Meeting – November 7, 2018

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The Holyoke Revolver Club, Inc. November’s Membership meeting will also be
2018 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Change of Venue – the meeting will be held at the Holyoke Elk’s Lodge 902 (Banquet Room) at 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA.  We will open doors at 5:30 PM for a light food service and social hour.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM, with annual election of officers as our first order of business.   The president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, ...

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HRC Newsletter – September 2018

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Norm Desilets 1944-2018

In September the Holyoke Revolver Club and the Western Mass. shooting community were saddened by news of the death of former club president Norm Desilets.  He was an NRA instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer, a coach and mentor to many beginning shooters, and he devoted hundreds of hours to improving the club.  He is missed.

Open House and Junior Team Fundraiser

HRC will hold an open house on Sunday, September 23 from 11 to 4, open to members, friends ...

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Newsletter – July/August 2018

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New Life Members

Two longtime club members and officers were awarded life membership status at the July meeting.  Ron Mehlhorn is a board member, co-captain of the Western Mass. Pistol League team, chief maintenance officer and leader of the .22 rifle benchrest competition.  Rick Wallis was president of the club during a time of tight budgets and challenging circumstances.  He led a major effort to build up the treasury, reorganize the various club functions and establish a long-term plan for the ...

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