News & Updates

HRC Newsletter – May 2020

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Holyoke Revolver Club & COVID-19

As previously announce the club has been reopened on May 19th.  At this time only the Outdoor Ranges and the Clubhouse have been reopened.   Please follow the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts guidelines while at the club.
Please CLICK HERE to read the HRC Guidelines.

HRC Members’ Meeting

The Holyoke Revolver Club’s members meeting for the month of June has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 7th at 1:30pm.  Due to ‘social distancing’ requirements, the meeting will be held outside on the 50 yard covered range.
We hope to see you there!

Indoor Range

At the present time the HRC Indoor Range will remain closed.  The indoor range is now undergoing some long needed maintenance and repair to the backstop.  We have hired a hazardous conditions (lead) contractor which is working along with our Club Governor, Tom Serricchio to complete this project ASAP.  When we reopen the indoor range we will only be able to allow 5 people in the range at a time, and every other port will be closed (due to social distancing guidelines).
A special notice will be sent to membership when we reopen the indoor range.

Request – the club is in need of 5 gallon buckets with metal handles.  The can be placed by the rear storage room door. 

Police Qualifications

It is the time of the year that the Local Police departments carry out the Firearm Qualifications. The Holyoke PD, the SoHadley PD, and the HCCPD all qualify at our ranges.  The different departments utilize different ranges.  HRC members may use any range that is not in use by the PD or wait for the officers to complete their time.  Dates will be posted on the club Calendar.

Renew Membership and Pay Online

The club 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.
You may also print out the renewal application and mail it in will a check.
CLICK HERE for more info.

New Member Application Process

The HRC now has a new procedure for new member applicants to our club.  New member applicants will sign up and attend the HRC Range Safety Training and Orientation class before attending the members’ meeting to join.   For now we can only have 10 students at a time taking the class.  The classes will be posted to the club calendar.
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 members’ meeting, where the membership will vote to accept their application.
For more information on the new process:  CLICK HERE

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 our 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.

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 www.holyokerevolverclub.com.  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: membership@holyokerevolverclub.com. 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.

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

Outdoor Shooting Hours

A reminder that the outdoor shooting hours for May, June, July, and August are 8:00am to 7:30pm.
The outdoor shooting hours will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow the outdoor shooting hours will result in immediate loss of membership as we are bound to these requirements.
Also, Father’s Day – All outdoor ranges are CLOSED. The Indoor Range “should be” open.

 

HRC Members’ Activities

The club’s members’ activities have been postponed for now.  We are meeting with the leaders of these events to make sure they will all follow the present guidelines and everyone attending will feel comfortable.

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).

HRC Shooting 101

Postponed for now.

NRA and GOAL

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 Drawing

Anthony Smith won $48.50 at the March meeting.  Lauren Stevens and Edward Morris had their numbers drawn in the members’ meeting, but they were not at the meeting.

New Members

New members – Travis Perron and Eva Rousseau of Chicopee, Joseph King of Feeding Hills, Trevor Baptiste and Michael Quinn of South Hadley, Alexander Solano of Springfield, and Ian Coddington of Westfield.
Welcome to the Holyoke Revolver Club.

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