News & Updates

Newsletter – Jan. & Feb. 2021

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Message from our President

Our Secretary, Jackie Duda, has found that she is no longer able to carry out the duties of the secretary. We thank Jackie for the excellent job she has been doing; Jackie will be greatly missed.
The Club will require a new secretary this coming April. This organization needs its members to step up in order to continue to provide the great Club we have all become used to. If you believe you would like to become a part of the leadership of the HRC or become our next secretary, please contact Bruce Hermans at President@holyokerevolverclub.com

COVID-19

Please follow the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts guidelines while at the Club.
Members MUST wear a mask at all times while in the clubhouse. You may take your mask off ONLY when in the indoor range and actively shooting in a port.
Please click HERE to read the HRC Guidelines.

 

Club ID Card Labels – Officers & Range Safety Officer

The Holyoke Revolver Club has twelve officers (directors) and many range safety officers. 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!!

Membership Committee – Soliciting members and volunteers

The Holyoke Revolver Club was founded in 1914 and has always been maintained by volunteers.
Over the last few years less and less members have been volunteering to help run and maintain our Club. HRC has been forced to hire contractors to perform some of these tasks that traditionally have been completed by volunteers. If we continue along this line we will eventually be forced to increase the dues. We are in need of members interested in joining the Clubs Membership Committee. The mission of this committee is to find incentives for members to volunteer a small portion of their time to help with the management and maintenance the Club. We have several ideas already just need to find the best one and develop it. No special skills required just the desire to make the Club the best it can be. We would also like to organize events (in the future) for members and their families to socialize, dinners, BBQ, etc.  There are many things we can do to improve the Club we just need for more members get involved.
If you are interested in joining this committee or volunteering some of your time please contact Paul Sullivan. Email: MemberCommitte@holyokerevolverclub.com

 

Governors Report

Club policy  – It has become more and more apparent recently that members have been bringing non-target items to the Club like old frying pans among other items to use as targets. This practice is not only unsafe to you and other members, it is in clear violation of Club policy. The first page of the Members Handbook clearly states, “No shooting of non-target items, glass, paint cans, produce, exploding targets, etc.” and “All personal, non-paper, targets must be approved by the Club Governor, or a Club officer before use at HRC.”
A friendly reminder, violating Club policies can result in loss of membership.

Dueling Trees – The Dueling Trees are up, ready, and seem to be well received. I would like to again thank the Board and everyone involved for the support and help in bringing this project to a successful end.
Please remember for the safety of you and other members as well as the longevity of the targets, you MUST be standing in the proper shooting position when using these targets; which is directly in front of the sign for that given target. (Or just beside it, if TWO people are engaging the same target “Dueling”) Please read and follow the information on the signs.
If you have any questions or would like to report any issues with these targets or any of the ranges please contact our Clubs Governor,
Tom Serricchio at Governor@Holyokerevolverclub.com  

 

Police Qualifications

The Local Police departments will be continuing their annual firearm qualifications soon. The Holyoke PD, the South Hadley PD, and the HCC Campus PD qualify at our ranges. The different departments utilize different ranges. Club members may use any range that is not in use by the PD at that time. Please be sure and check the dates they will be posted on the Club calendar.

 

Member Activities

Western Mass Pistol League – Is ongoing every Monday evening, the Indoor Range is closed during that time.  Practice is every Friday evening, the Indoor Range is open to all members during the practice.  But due to current limited occupancy priority goes to the folks practicing for the league.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Fun Shoot – Our Director of Fun, Mr. Sparko is holding his Fun Shoots in the Indoor Range. Due to recent low attendance and various other reasons, the Fun Shoots will be held once per month for the time being. As interest and participation increases, we will resume the bi-monthly shoots. Be sure to check the Club calendar before heading to the Club for the most up to date schedule of events. The next Fun Shoot will be held Tuesday, March 16th.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Rimfire Benchrest Rifle – Suspended for the winter season.  It will resume in the Spring.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Governors Six Gun Shoot – Will start up again in the Spring, Hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE for more information.

USPSA Practical Shoot – Suspended for the winter season. Will start up again in the Spring.
CLICK HERE for more information.

New Member Application Process

New member applicants will need to sign up and attend the HRC Range Safety Training and Orientation Class (RST&O) and then attend a members meeting to be voted in as a member.
For more information on the process:  CLICK HERE

 

HRC Communications and your responsibility

The Holyoke Revolver Club, Inc. provides all Club information to its membership via email and our website at www.holyokerevolverclub.com. It is the members’ requirement and 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 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.

 

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

This handbook covers all the Clubs rules and regulations, some new, and some just better explanations of the existing rules.
Please click here for the Members Handbook

Outdoor Shooting Hours

For the month of March the outdoor range hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm. Coming soon in April it will be 8:00am to 7:00pm.
Failure to abide by this important policy can result in loss of membership.

NRA Basic Pistol Course

The Club offers 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 ChiefInstr@HolyokeRevolverclub.com if you are interested.

 

GOAL and NRA

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 and Ed Pelland are the Club’s recruiters for GOAL and the National Rifle Association (NRA) and can be found at the back of the room at the monthly members 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 program.

 

50/50 Raffle & Members Drawing

January 2021
Pete Bernard won $23.50 in the 50/50 raffle.
Ron Capen’s name was drawn in the members’ drawing but he was not at the meeting.
$386.00 went into the pot for February’s drawing.

February 2021
Patrick O’Brien won $32.00 in the 50/50 raffle.
Margaret Waldon’s name was drawn in the members’ drawing but he was not at the meeting.
$418.00 goes into the pot for March’s drawing.

New Members

January’s New Members
Joshua Stark, Lynn Anderson, and Junior Member Cian Callahan of Holyoke, David and Pamela Borghensani and Daniel and TracyLynn Blood of Westfield, joined the Club at the January meeting. Padraic Sullivan of Lee transitioned from a long time Junior Club member to an Adult Membership.

February’s New Members
Laura S. Rousseau of Chicopee, John J. Gallagher of Hadley, Bart P. Thompson of Holyoke, Nathan A. Lusignan of Southampton, Sandra J. Colburn of West Springfield, and Junior Members Rebekah Agin and Noah Agin of Chicopee joined the Club at the February meeting.

Welcome to all of the new members!!!

 

If anyone has any news they would like to share in our Newsletter,
please contact Christine Serricchio at Newsletter@HolyokeRevolverClub.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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