Members, please follow the link to the forums to review the proposed bylaw change. This change will be voted on at the March Membership Meeting. An email was sent out to all members and the proposed change is also on the clubhouse bulleting board.
Saturday December 2nd 3pm-9pm
Open to Members and their Guests
Turkey Dinner with all the fixings
Christmas Carols, a visit from Santa and more!
Firearm raffles for purchase (for permitted individuals, all local and federal laws followed)
Will also be collecting canned goods and winter clothes for homeless.
At the end of this year and the current term, Reed Vander Schel will be graciously stepping away from his position as club President. Reed’s tireless efforts serving as club President have helped improve the Putnam Fish and Game Club and provided lasting benefits to all members. The Board of Directors would like to express our deepest gratitude to Reed for his efforts.
That being said, he’s left some big shoes to fill and we’re looking for someone to step up and fill the role as club President. If this sounds like something that interests you, or if you’d like to run for any other position on the Executive Board, please contact Theresa Lacasse who is the Election Committee Chair. If you have any questions on what being Club President entails, I’m sure Reed would be glad to talk. Shoot him an email or give him a call.
Reed Vander Schel
We are running two Turkey shoots this year. Open to Members and the Public
Sunday October 15th and Sunday October 22
Registration at Noon, Shots start at 1pm
Approx 6 Rounds depending on Turnout
$3 a shot, closest shot to the center of the X wins a Turkey or Ham
On Saturday September 30th a group of skeet enthusiasts got together and shot many rounds vying for green and white clays. The colors represented a chance to win a Ham or turkey. We had a lot of fun!
Steve Baldyga shot 17-13-12
Jolyne Baldyga shot 12-9-9
Dick Allard shot 4-8
Zach Dexter shot 6-9-8
Paul Horanzy shot 5-5-8
Derrick May shot 10-15-8
Richard Drew shot 19-15
Theresa LaCasse shot 11-17-10
Rich Drew outshot us all and hit one green clay and two white clays to win a ham and two turkeys.
Theresa LaCasse hit a white clay for one turkey.
Derrick May hit a green clay for a ham
Steve Baldyga hit a white clay for a turkey.
Come join us next time
As a courtesy to the Woodstock Fair all outdoor ranges (Pistol, Rifle and Skeet) will be closed from August 28th thru September 5th.
Indoor ranges will be open
In case there was any confusion, the next Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m. (The club meeting minutes were incorrect).
Due to Independence Day, the Executive Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, July 5th.
Also, in case you missed it, work needed around the club will be posted in the forums. If you’re looking for things to do to earn your work hours, take a look there
April 9th – Club Cleanup Party
8am – 2pm
Due to weather concerns (snow?!) we have rescheduled the spring cleanup party to Sunday April 9th.
Bring your work gloves and your energy (and a chainsaw if you’d like!) and join the cleanup party! We’ve got plenty for everyone to do and this is a great way to earn some work hours.
Burgers and Hot Dogs will be provided along with bottled water
Ranges will be closed during work party hours
6:30pm – 9pm
$20 per ticket Open to Members and their Guests
Come and enjoy a delicious meal and awesome raffle prizes!
Lisa has an awesome menu planned for us including:
Glazed Ham with pineapple, Steamship Round Roast, Red Bliss Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Beans, Potato Salad, Garden Salad, Brown Bread and Rolls w/ butter. For desserts there will be Brownies with ice cream and of course Cake!
Lisa is still looking for people to help with setup and/or takedown. If you’d like to earn some hours and give her a hand please contact her at email@example.com or 860-481-0925
Bring some extra cash to get in on all the awesome raffle we’ll have going!
-Two brand new firearms are up for grabs– A scoped rifle and a Semi-Auto Shotgun! Those tickets are $10 for each firearm raffle (separate raffles).
-We’ll also be raffling off 5 rounds of skeet including ammo! ($3 per ticket)
-We also have a great assortment of table raffle prizes ($1 per ticket or $5 per arm length).
We’ve had some very generous donations to our raffle some of which I’ve listed below.
-$250 in various ammunition (almost 1000 rounds!) and stickers donated by Freedom Munitions!
-2 $50 Gift Certificates good towards training at Aces Defense
-2 $25 Gift Certificates to Willington Pizza House
$25 Gift Certificate to Chucks Steak House and Margarita Grill
CCDL ACTION ALERT
Public hearing on the proposed carry permit fee increases
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at The Legislative Office Building (LOB) located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford on the proposed permit fee increases.
The Governor’s proposal will limit the 2nd Amendment to only the wealthy with Bill No. 787 – AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET.
This bill will raise the current carry permit application fee from $140 to $370 and raise the current renewal fee from $70 to $300. The Governor’s office has said this will put Connecticut in line with New York City’s fees. This is way above the fees the surrounding states charge for their permits. Surrounding state fee are:
- New York’s range by country $100 – $130 for initial application with free renewals
- Rhode Island $40
- Massachusetts $100 for 6 years
- New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine do not even require a permit, so they are FREE.
CCDL needs our members to attend this hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at the LOB to show our opposition to these fee increases.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to have your voice heard on this issue, please email your written testimony in Word or PDF format to: FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov
Be sure to cc your own legislators a copy of your testimony.
Members are encouraged to give oral testimony on how this fee increase will affect you and your family. Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB. Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list. Please submit 35 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff by 9:30 A.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov . The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.
SUBJECT MATTER: Governor’s Bill
S.B. No. 787 – AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET.
Here are tips for providing testimony:
Introduce yourself (state your name and related bill) and indicate whether you support or oppose the bill, or are offering suggestions to improve it. Clearly explain your reasoning. It may be helpful to write your viewpoint out completely. Keep your remarks short, approximately three minutes. After your testimony ask if any Committee members have any questions.
If you have any questions email Ray Bevis, CCDL Legislative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org