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HRC Newsletter – June 2021

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

It is each and every Members responsibility to know the policies and procedures of our Club. This handbook covers all the Club’s rules and regulations- some new, and some that have been around since the beginning.
Please click here for the Members Handbook

Outdoor Shooting Hours

For the months of July, and August, the hours for All Outdoor Ranges is 8:00am to 7:30pm.
Please remember while on the Outdoor Ranges you must stop shooting before 7:30pm
A friendly reminder, failure to abide by this simple but extremely important policy can result in loss of membership.

GOAL Spring Fling Raffle

The drawing was held June 18, 2021 at GOAL Headquarters and the winner of that raffle was one of our very own Mr. Bill VanWagner. (Remember that name as you’re reading near the end of this newsletter !!)
Click Here to see a video of the live drawing. While you are there, please consider subscribing to their channel.

Member Activities

Fun Shoot
The next Fun Shoot will be held outside on Tuesday, July 20th (weather permitting).
CLICK HERE for more information.

Rimfire Benchrest Rifle
The 2021 season is underway. These matches will be held April through October.
For information on the WMPL or Rimfire Benchrest Rifle, checkout the Club’s website under members activities or please contact Ron Mehlhorn .

USPSA – Practical Matches
The Club’s United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Practical Matches are now being held outdoors at The Practical Ranges A&B. If you have any questions regarding the match, contact Chris Rawson at

Governors Six-Gun
The Clubs SIX-GUN events will be starting up again in August. There are many new stages planned that have never been done before as well as some unique firearms planned. Hope to see you there.
If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Tom Serricchio at

Club ID Card Labels – Officers & Range Safety Officer

The Holyoke Revolver Club has twelve Officers (Directors) and many Range Safety Officers (RSO). Should you see a member with their badge that has a logo at the bottom in yellow, know that these individuals are willing to assist with any questions, concerns, or issues you may have. Don’t hesitate to also suggest any ideas or improvements that can make our Club a better place for all. These folks are eager to listen, help, advise, and assist!!

Governors Report

Neighbor Complaint
Our Club has a couple of very important but incredibly simple rules that must be followed without exception!
No outdoor shooting after designated times.
No outdoor shooting on restricted holidays.
Only members are allowed to shoot at our Club.

Despite that information being thoroughly explained, constantly reminded and documented everywhere, this past Father’s Day the Holyoke Police were dispatched to the Club due to a distant neighbor complaining of gunfire at the Club. The two members were contacted and ultimately informed, by a unanimous vote, the Board has terminated their memberships. The two members both chose to not appeal the decision.

Sign in book
Please remember ALL Members and Guests are asked to sign in and out. Unless attending a scheduled Club event.
Please print clearly!

Club Maintenance

The Clubs Landscape contractor comes to mow and maintain all of the outdoor ranges every other week, generally on Tuesdays. Please remember if you should be on one of the outdoor ranges when they arrive you must stop shooting, make your gun safe, and box or bag it. All outdoor ranges are temporarily closed while they are at the Club.
The Indoor Range may be used.

Police Qualifications

The Police departments are finished with this session of qualifications. There is the chance they may still require the use of the ranges here and there. Please be sure to always check the Club’s calendar for last minute changes.

HRC Communications and your responsibility

The Holyoke Revolver Club provides all Club information to its membership via email and our website at
It is the members’ requirement and 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 two channels. 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 at the HRC.

NRA Basic Pistol Course

The Club continues to offer the NRA Basic Pistol Course on the third Saturday of each month.  Please help us advertise and support your Club by telling your friends and family about our course. Students who pass the course receive both an NRA Basic Shooting certificate and a MA Basic Firearms Safety certificate, along with a live fire endorsement. The certificates will allow them to apply for both MA and CT firearm licenses. More info on the club website.

First Shots Course

Looking for specific training on a new handgun you just purchased? The HRC conducts a course to familiarize new gun owners with the operation of their newly-acquired guns. We will schedule the next class when a minimum of 4 people are interested. Please contact if you are interested.


The HRC strongly encourages its members to join The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL).
GOAL is the premiere 2nd amendment organization here in the State of MA fighting hard for gun owners, our rights, ranges, retail stores, and the sport as a whole.
Carl Eger is the Club’s recruiter for GOAL and the National Rifle Association (NRA). He can be found at the back of the room at the monthly members meetings. He offers NRA memberships at a discount, and the NRA returns rebates to the Club of $5 for renewals, and $10 for new memberships.
Those funds are used to purchase our Club’s Juniors an NRA membership if they wish.

50/50 Raffle & Members Drawing

June 2021:
Mike Heisler won $32.00 in the 50/50 raffle!
Bill VanWagner’s name was drawn in the Members Drawing, but he was not at the meeting.

$513.00 goes into the pot for the July drawing.

New Members

June 2021:
Joining the Club at the June meeting was Kurt Affhauser of Easthampton.

Welcome to all of the new members!!!

If anyone has any news they would like to share or to report any errors in our Newsletter
please contact Christine Serricchio at


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