Lisbon Fish & Game Members,
We hope that you had a good ending to 2017. With a new year ahead of us, we have a few projects and events for the range. For this months meeting, we will be having our elections. Currently we have the Presidents’ position open for a member who may be interested. The other Club officer’s positions are open, the vice president, secretary and treasurer plus a position on the Board of Directors. If there is no interest in the position of VP, secretary and treasurer, the current officer in that position has opted to stay for another year. The Board of Director position is for 3 years.
The meeting will be held in the American Legion’s upstairs meeting room at 7 PM. Items to be discussed will cover sunset hour notification as well as other Club business and questions or concerns from the membership.
We will be having our game supper in February. If you still have some leftover game that you would like to share, please keep us in mind and let us know. The date for the supper/meeting, is Feb. 21st, 6 PM, at the American Legion’s downstairs area.
For future thought, one area we want to explore is the organization of pistol shoots. To do this we would like some help from our members. If you have experience with organizing pistol shoots and would like to take the challenge, please get in touch with one of our officials or attend a meeting. The trap shoots will continue on the first and third Sundays of the summer months.
Vicki Millett, Secretary
The new handgun range is ready and open for use. Tables and target stands are set up. You must remain at the firing line while shooting. However you are free to place target stands anywhere between you and the back berm. Additional stands are available in the clubhouse.
Be aware, the handgun range is open for use at the same time as trap shoots are scheduled. And that both the handgun and rifle range can be in use simultaneously.
Be sure to read the rules concerning the handgun range. Also when entering the range, use the path to the range. Do not park down by the trap house. You may find yourself down range of active shooters at the rifle range.
Other News: November’s meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 158. There is no December meeting. And we will be voting in new officers at the January meeting. This includes one board position as well.
The berm for the new range is complete. It looks great! However the range is not open for shooting yet. We still need to dress the berms with grass seed to control erosion. In addition, range rules are being updated. And we need tables and portable target stands.
Here’s a shout out to Carl Houston Jr. and his son Chris Houston for doing a fantastic job. These guys went above and beyond what was asked of them. Not only did they build the berm, they graded and prepped the grounds. And installed a culvert.
Beginning September 5th, the range will be closed to all shooting until the berm for the new pistol range is competed.
This coming Wednesday, the 16th, we will have our monthly meeting at the clubhouse.
Information about the progress of the new pistol range and other information, will be discussed. We will need to have a “work day” soon. The date has not been decided yet.
What we would like to have is a large turnout for this work day so we can get started with the pistol range. Trees need to cut and the brush moved out of the way to make way for the ground work.
The weather is another big factor but maybe we might get lucky and have a good stretch of decent weather. If all this comes together, we just might get this new pistol range up and running this year.
There’s more than one thing that must fall into place and extra help on work days is always a plus. Time and good weather will predict the outcome.
See you at the meeting.
Vicki Millett, Secretary
Conditions at the range as of Tuesday, April 25th are muddy. With the rain this week, the ground will be soaked for a while.
I also noticed a lot of brass on the ground by the 25 yrd berm. Please be sure to police yourself. Brass and lawnmowers don’t go well together.
Beginning in May, trap shooting is scheduled at Noon, for the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Members are $3 a round and non-members are $4. While the shoot goes on the rifle range will not be available.
May’s meeting will be at the club house.
Don’t forget your raffle tickets!
1st Prize: Kimber Pro Carry – Two Tone 9mm
2nd Prize: $500 Cash
Donations $10 per ticket.
Sales limited to 500
Contact any of the club officers for tickets.
Drawing will be held at monthly meeting on June 21st, 2017
Congratulations to new board member Jon Adams. Thank you for stepping up. We’d also like to thank out going board member Wes Enman.
Also a shout out to Bob Jordan, Dean Logan, Vicki Millet and Roger Berube for continuing on as the association officers.
The next meeting is Wednesday, February 15th at the American Legion Post 158 .
With a new year upon us we will start our “to do” list for Club projects. On the agenda for this months’ meeting, is the election of Officers and positions on the Board of Directors. If you have an interest in any position, please come to the meeting and “throw your name into the hat”.
We will also discuss having another raffle, possibly a compact handgun. The Club needs to generate funds for future improvements for the range and clubhouse and this has provided funds for us in the past.
For these winter months, we will be having guest speakers. The Commissioner of IF&W, the local game warden and possibly a Senator, are hopefuls for a meeting. We hope schedules work for individuals so they can attend a meeting. If you have a suggestion for a guest speaker let us know.
Just a reminder, the yearly game supper will be next month. If you have extra game to share we would appreciate it.
We would like to encourage the membership to consider a donation or getting a membership to SAM, the Sportsman Alliance of Maine. They have done a lot of good work for gun rights, legislation and sportsman’s issues.
Vicki Millett, Secretary
The Association policies have been changed. Please be sure to review them. The link to the policy is located on the top menu.