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HRC Newsletter – December 2019

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January’s Members’ Meeting Rescheduled.

The January members’ meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, due to the first Wednesday landing on New Years Day.

Renew Membership and Pay Online

It is time to renew your membership again!   The club now has a convenient system in place for members to renew their memberships and pay for them without writing a check or stamping an envelope.  The new system also saves the membership secretarys time as he can keep the club roster up to date more quickly.  You may also print out the renewal application and mail it in will a check.
Click HERE for more info.
Remember, if you haven’t renewed by January 31st, your key card will be deactivated!

HRC Communications and your responsibility

The Holyoke Revolver Club, Inc. (HRC) now provides all club information to its membership via email and our website at  This increases the importance of all members opening up and reading email received from HRC.
It is the member’s responsibility to keep a current email address on file with our Membership Secretary at: The HRC assumes no liability or responsibility regarding its communications to members other than through these channels.
We ask that each notice from the HRC be opened and read.  Please do not “unsubscribe” or block HRC emails.  It is the member’s responsibility to read these emails and stay up to date with all information and possible changes the HRC passes on to its members.

New Member Application Process

The HRC Board of Officers has unanimously voted to change the procedure for new member applicants to our club.  Starting in January of 2020, new member applicants will sign up and attend the HRC Range Safety Training and Orientation class before attending the members’ meeting to join.   The first class will be on Saturday, January 4th for those wishing to join on Wednesday January 8th.  After that they will be on the last Saturday of every month.
After meeting the requirements of this class, applicants will bring their Membership Application approved by the HRC Instructor or Range Safety Officer to the next membersmeeting, where the membership will vote to accept their application.For more information on the new process:

The HRC Range Safety Training and Orientation (RST&O)

As stated above all new member will need to attend the new RST&O class before joining our club.
However, existing members are welcome to come and monitor the class.  This will offer you a chance to review all of the new range rules pertaining to each range individually and refresh your past safety training. Bring your HRC ID card with you.

The HRC Members Handbook (Club Rules) is on our Website.

The Holyoke Revolver Club Members Handbook is available on the website. This handbook covers all the clubs rules and regulations, some new and some just better explanations of the existing rules.  It is your responsibility as a club member to know and follow these rules.
Please click on this link to review this rules.    New HRC Members Handbook

Volunteers Needed.

As you are award, the Holyoke Revolver Club is run totally by volunteering members.
We are in need of help every Monday morning from 8:30am through Noon for routine maintenance of the club house and indoor range.  This project would be perfect for our retired members who are looking for something to do on Monday morning.  Please contact if you are able to help.

Outdoor Shooting Hours

A reminder that outdoor shooting hours are shorter in the fall and winter.  In December through March the hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm.  These are hard and fast rules, independent of daylight conditions and are legally binding.  Also, there can be no outdoor shooting on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

HRC MembersActivities

Fun Shoot –January 7th, January 21st, and February 4th.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Wester Mass Pistol League –  CLICK HERE for more information.

Governors Six Gun Shoot – Will start up again in the spring.  Check the HRC calendar for dates.   CLICK HERE for more information.

USPSA Practical Shoot – January 11th.  This shoot will be held on the Indoor Rage. CLICK HERE for more information.

Ladies Night – Due to the rescheduling of the Members’ meeting. The Ladies will be crashing the Fun Shoot on January 7th.  Fun times are on schedule for all.
CLICK HERE for more information.

NRA Basic Pistol Course

The club offers the NRA Basic Pistol course on the third Saturday of each month.  Students who pass the course receive both an NRA Basic Shooting certificate and a MA Basic Firearms Safety certificate which allows them to apply for both MA and CT licenses to carry firearms.
More info on the club website.

 HRC First Shots

Looking for training specific to that new handgun you just purchased?   HRC also conducts a course to familiarize new gun owners with the operation of their newly-acquired guns.
Click Here to sign up for the class. 
Also,  if a New Member Applicant does not demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude to safely fire their firearm at the New HRC Range Safety Training and Orientation, they will be directed to take this class before that can become a member.
(See New Member Application Process” above).

Shooting 101

This is a follow-up course to the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course and provides a more hands-on shooting experience. You will have the opportunity to handle and shoot many different types and calibers of handguns. This class is also for HRC members whom are considering the purchase of a new handgun.
Please email the Chief Instructor if you are interested in this class. 

Friends of NRA – GunaDay raffle.

Tickets are now available for the GunaDay raffle being held by the Pioneer Valley Friends of NRA.  The raffle raises funds for clubs, junior teams, conservation, training and other shooting-related activities in MA.  Tickets are $25.00 each and available from Cathy Wauczinski and George Apgar.  Each ticket provides a chance to win a different firearm every day in the month of March 2020.


HRC encourages its members to join the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts.  Ed Pelland and Carl Eger are the clubs recruiters for both organizations and can be found at the back of the room at monthly meetings.  They offer memberships at a discount, and the NRA returns rebates of $5 and $10 for renewals and new memberships.  Those funds are donated to the clubs junior programs.

50/50 Raffle & Members Raffle

Amy Burgess won $41.50 in the 50/50 raffle at the December meeting..  Michael Lalchandnaino and Juan Fernandes’ names were picked in the members’drawing, but they were not at the meeting.

New Members

New Members – Mary Frisbie of Chicopee, James Berry, Michael Lannon, and Daniel Waldron of Easthampton, Will Wilde of Hadley, Jennifer Putnam of Holyoke, Stephen Zancho of Longmeadow, David Gavin of Palmer, Kathryn and Mark Gauthier of So. Hadley, Tomas Mohan of Southampton, Karen Stanton of West Springfield, and Joseph McLean of Wales.

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