News & Updates

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 You to the Friends of NRA.  George also announced that Hannah Wauczinski has been chosen as the one student to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the NRA Youth Education Summit at the NRA Headquarters in Virginia and the to  Washington, D.C. Congratulations to all. 

2019 SASP Massachusetts State Championship

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) State Championship was hosted by the Easthampton Fish and Game.  The junior members of the HRC Junior Shooting Program competed along with the team for the University of New Hampshire. CLICK HERE to see pics on the Junior’s Facebook Page

Cookouts at the Members Meetings

The summer meeting cookouts have resumed.  Burgers and hot dogs are available. Salads and desserts are welcome.  Serving begins around 5:30, and a $5 donation is suggested. Peter Bernard volunteered to cook for the May meeting.   Please contact the Members Committee if you are interested in helping.


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.

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.

Renew Membership and Pay Online

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 secretary’s time as he can keep the club roster up to date more quickly. 
Click HERE for more info.

The New HRC Members Handbook (Club Rules) has been published.

The new Holyoke Revolver Club Members Handbook is now available on our 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 the link below and review this rules.
New HRC Members Handbook.

Police Training

Annual qualification sessions for officers of Holyoke, South Hadley and Holyoke Community College police departments are taking place currently.  Dates and times are listed on the club’s website calendar.  During these training sessions the police have exclusive use of the range.  Club members may use alternate ranges or wait for the officers to finish.

HRC Members’ Activities

Fun Shoot May 14, May 28, & June 11. CLICK HERE for more information.

Rimfire Benchrest Rifle – May 18 at the 50 yd range & June 1 at the 100 yd range. CLICK HERE for more information.

Governors Six Gun Shoot – June 1st. CLICK HERE for more information.

USPSA Practical Shoot – June 8 at the A&B Ranges. CLICK HERE for more information.

Women’s Only Night – June 12. 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.

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.  If you know a perspective member that needs to fulfill their “Live Fire” requirement in order to join HRC. Then, this is the course for them.  Click Here for more info & to signup.

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.  Click Here for more info, and to signup.


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 club’s 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 club’s junior programs. 

50/50 Raffle & Members Raffle

Peter Bernard won $35 in the 50/50 raffle at the May meeting.  Jonathan Santarelli’s name was drawn in the members’ raffle but he was not at the meeting.

New Members

The following new members joined the club at the May meeting:  Kelly Beaulieu of Granby, Jon and Kathleen Sandman, Eric Ruiz, Nelson Morales, Mike Meunier, Felix Feliciano and Angel Colon all of Springfield, Elena Siniscalchi, Bristol Santos, Carlos Morales and Christopher Kosinski, all of Holyoke, Michael Ponti of Easthampton, junior member Marcus Stevenson of Chicopee, and Timothy Smith of West Springfield.


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