Club Notices...South County Rod & Gun Club
Sunday September 17, 2017 8 AM - 3 PM 200/300 yard high power for a black powder cartridge match
Wednesday September 13, 2017 8 AM - 1 PM 200/300 yard high power for a SWAT training erercise
The following are three upcoming range closures.
Sunday July 23, 2017 8 AM - 3 PM 200/300 yard high power for a make-up high power rifle match
Saturday July 29, 2017 1 PM to dark 50 yards/meters (aka pistol) range for range setup
Sunday July 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM 50 yards/meters (aka pistol) range for RI 3-P State Championship
Friday August 4, 2017 8 AM to 6 PM 50 yards/meters (aka pistol) range for Providence SWAT recruit qualification
The new driveway gate has been installed and will be made operational in 2 weeks more or less. The access code is the 2017 4-digit club access code, the same code used to open the lock on the gate to the outdoor ranges. After entering the 4-digit code, press #.
Sunday work parties have resumed effective Sunday June 11, 2017. Work parties begins at Sundays at 8:00 AM. Call Ron Neville for details - 401-219-0525. This is a great opportunity for probationary members to get work hours.
With the much improved driveway we now see many vehicles traveling much faster than the 15 MPH speed limit. Please adhere to the speed limit.
Due to work parties for range mainenance, the Indoor range will be closed Sat May 6, 2017 from 9AM to 12 noon and the High Power range will be closed Sun May 7, 2017 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Check below for details on what is being done.
Help is needed for the following work parties scheduled for May 6th:
Forest management - girdling of trees, meet John at clubhouse at 9:00 AM.
Indoor range maintenance - regular maintenance, meet Brenda at indoor range at 9 AM.
Help is also needed for the following work party scheduled for May 7th:
High Power range maintenance, trimming trees, scrubs, cleanup and maintenance - see Charlie at range at 9AM.
Registration for this free event is now open. All firearms, ammunition, safety equipment, and instruction will be provided free of charge, You must preregister. Check out the details and how to register here.
The Board has approved the Pawtucket Boy Scouts use of the club on March 17, 18, & 19. They will be camping in the upstair hall on Friday and Saturday night. Thus the indoor range will not be available for use from 8 PM to 8AM on Friday and Saturday night.
The general membership approved the a Boy Scout troup use of the club on March 24, 25, & 26. They will be camping in the outdoor Boy Scout Camp on Friday and Saturday night.
We are investigsting the possibilty of stocking pheasant for a fall pheasant hunt. Initial discussions will be happening at the March monthly meeting. If you are interest please attend the meeting. If you were unable to attend the meeting contact Jodie Clougherty at 401-575-1187 if you are interested in participating. If there is enough interest she will move forward with the planning and determine the costs.
The SCR&GC 2017 Game Dinner is being held on Sunday April 2, 2017, 1:30 PM at the Cranston Portuguese Club, 20 Second Street, Cranston, RI 02910. The doors open at 12:30. Tickets are $35.00 each. Tickets are available at monthly meetings. If you cannot attend a meeting, contact Brenda Jacob via e-mail, rtba1791"at"gmail.com (replace "at" with @), or phone, 401-623-0682.
At the January general membership meeting the members approved granting use of the Outdoor Pistol (50 meter) Range to the Coventry SWAT team for their training. The Coventry SWAT team will be using the range from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Tuesdays in 2017:
Club members will not be able to use the Outdoor Pistol (50 meter) Range from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on these Tuesdays.
All of the club's outdoor ranges will reopen Tuesday January 3, 2017. Hours are 9 AM to 1/2 hour before dusk (9 AM to sunset).
All of the club's outdoor ranges are closed beginning Saturday December 3, 2016 through Sunday December 18, 2016 and then again Monday December 26, 2016 through Monday January 2, 2017. The outdoor ranges are open normal hours, 9 AM to sunset, Monday December 19, 2016 through Sunday December 25, 2016. The times the ranges are closed correspond to the RI shotgun deer hunting season.
The annual Christmas party will be held Monday December 5th at 7:00 PM (just prior to our December General Membership meeting). Please bring a pot luck dish or a dessert. We will have plenty of outlets for crockpots. Spouses and juniors are welcome to attend.
As a reminder, this will be the last chance to purchase a $20.00 raffle ticket for the S&W M&P AR-15 rifle. The drawing will be held during the December General Membership meeting. Proceeds benefit the South County Rod & Gun Club.
The Nominating Committee was elected at the October General Membership meeting. If you wish to be considered for a position as an officer or a member of the Executive Board by the Nominating Committee contact a member of the Nominating Committee. They are:
Wayne Dolby 413-626-6117
Joe Graf 401-934-1617
Brenda Jacob 401-623-0682
Larry Metiver 401-392-0429
Stephen Zachas 401-397-3833
The indoor range will be closed Sat Oct 15th from 9 AM to 1 PM for backstop repairs.
The club has received approval to run a 50/50 raffle at all monthly meetings. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets can be purchased before the start of the meeting and during the meeting up to the start of old business. The winning ticket will be drawn during old business. The winner get 50% and the club get 50% of ticket sales.
The club received approval to hold a raffle for a Smith & Wesson M&P 223/556 AR-15 rifle. Tickets are $20.00 each and is limited to 500 tickets. The winner will be drawn at the December meeting. Tickets can be purchased at the monthly meeting or by contacting Jodie Clougherty at 401-575-1187.
A club member requested requested and was granted permission to use the club house Saturday September 17, 2016 from 4 PM to 12 midnight. Because the upstairs hall will be in use the range will be closed during this time
The work on the driveway begins on Monday August 15th. The work is expected to last for about one week. Please pass with caution while work on the driveway is happening. There may be times when one may need to wait for a short time before passing past the section of driveway where construction is happening.
The Outdoor Pistol (50 meter) Range, the High Power Range, and the lower club house meeting room is closed to membership use on Wednesday August 24 and Thursday August 25 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on each day. The Executive Board approved the use of these facilities for Providence Police SWAT team training. This was approved at the July Executive Board meeting.
There are Senate Bills to be heard on Tuesday 4/26/2016 at the Rise of the Senate, about 4:30pm. With this being election day, please vote in the morning so you can attend the hearings, which will run well past the closing of the polls. Details on the bills being heard can be found on the RI Revolver & Rifle Association Legislative posting.
We did not have a quorum on Monday April 4th. Due to a number of items that need to be addressed before the May General membership meeting, the April General Membership meeting will be held on Monday April 11th at 8:00 PM at the club. Please pass the word so that we can address these urgent items.
Introduced and / or Pending R.I. Firearms Legislation: If you follow this link Legislation Search and then select Firearms from the Category Drop Down Menu, and then select the ENTER button at the bottom of the page to view submitted or proposed firearms related information. You will open a new window showing all of the proposed legislation related to firearms laws.
It is VERY important to note that these are only PROPOSED and have not gone into the process of even starting to become submitted bills or items that are to be voted on. Please understand how the legal and legislative system works BEFORE taking any action.
It is common practice for various legislators to submit things that have no chance of passing or even making it to a committee for consideration.
Sometimes certain Legislators will submitted filings for the sole purpose of enticing specific groups of people into an irrational frenzy or reaction so that they can then USE that frenzy and irrational and uninformed reaction to push for their real agenda to go forward.
Another words DO NOT BE BAITED INTO UNWARRENTED ACTIONS !!!�
Game Dinner for 2016. This will be held at the Cranston Portuguese Club on Sunday April 3rd. Tickets will be available at the March 7th General Meeting.
Outdoor Pistol Range Closure: Outdoor Pistol Range Reserved:
Please watch for vandalism at the club, especially at the outdoor pistol range !!!
Some person or persons have been using the brand new target carriers on the pistol range as targets and deliberately shooting at the new carriers and ruining them for others.
If you see this happening please get a license plate and report it to any E-Board member ASAP.
DO NOT confront the person yourself, let the E-Board deal with the person or persons doing this damage.Club members, Please subscribed to our E-Mail list so you receive club related notices. Register Here. Currently proposed R.I. firearms laws click Here!!! Latest NRA-ILA alerts click Here Work parties are held every Sunday at 8:00 am (weather permitting). Contact John Tosonni at 401-487-4703 for details.
Wear your ORANGE !!!!.
This is a reminder for all cub members to wear your orange while out and about in the woods on club property. Archery season has opened and orange will be required until April. !!! Be Safe Everyone.
REMINDER: The gate to the outdoor ranges is to be LOCKED at all times !!! The code is 0XXX, the XXX is the same code as the clubhouse door code which can be found on your membership card.
Skeet & Trap:
The skeet & trap fields are open to the public every Sunday at 9:00am. but starts at 10:00am in November and closed in December
Beginners ARE always welcome and it is a great way to meet some of the club members.
The price of skeet & trap has unfortunately gone up to $4.00 a round to cover the increase of the cost of birds.
Range Operating Hours Notice:
All outdoor ranges are ONLY OPEN from 9:00am - Dusk.
The indoor pistol team is always looking for more members, beginners or experienced are both welcome. The only requirement is a willingness to shoot and a .22 pistol.