February / March


Rod & Gun Club

12 County Line Rd., Alden, N.Y. 14004

President: Frank Bermel Jr.: 937-7324

Vice-President: Bruce Huber: 585-937-7176

February Director: Jim Sivecz: 937-6855

March Director: Jenny Huber: 228-3842


You only have until the directors meeting in January to get your 2018 dues paid. If we have not heard from you by then we will assume that you are no longer interested in being a member of the club. If you are expecting to get a bill mailed to you, we do not do that. After January’s general meeting your only option is to mail it to the club.


The New Year is here and it’s time to begin getting your hours in for 2018. There are signup sheets hanging on the bulletin board just waiting for your name to be filled in. At the work parties in February and March we will not need as much help because all the work will be indoors cleaning and straightening out the basement. As soon as we can get out doors everyone is welcomed at work parties.


Again this year Maurice Malaney will be having Thursday morning work parties from 9am till noon. They are held on the fourth Thursday of the month starting in May, June, July, August and September. Remember that the range is closed during these this time but is open after 12 noon. Just show up and we will put you to work.


Our gun raffle may be several months away but we are looking for members to help with parking and selling side raffle tickets. If you would like to do either of these you can contact Bill Chapman for parking at 912-5080 or Tom Ess for ticket selling at 413-9292. We need about 9 volunteers for each area. Also don’t forget about getting your tickets back as soon as possible even if you don’t sell all of them. This year’s raffle is Saturday, May 5th.


The club will be opened for this game if you want to come and watch. There will be a cash bar and chili available. If you would like to bring something to share you are welcomed to do so. The club will be opened at 2pm for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions you can contact Jim Sivecz at 937-6855.


Winter trap has begun for 2018 and is looking for more extreme shooters. It is a 300 bird league with 250 being shot to qualify for your class and 50 shot the day of the banquet. It’s a fun league to shoot in spite of the weather at times and the food is great. There is a $20 league fee for each shooter and if you just wanted to shoot practice you can do that to. The next time we shoot is January 28th. For more information contact Tom Ess at 413-9292.


This is being shot in conjunction with winter trap in our meeting room. You shoot 30 arrows at various types of targets from 50 feet. They begin shooting at 11 am and finish by 3pm. This is all individual shooting there are no teams. For additional information you can contact Phil Williams at 553-7445.


Once again we will be hosting three archery meets at the club. This is a part of the western New York travel archery league. You go to various area clubs and shoot a walking course through each club at 3D targets. The dates they will be shooting at our club are January 21st, March 4th and 18th. For additional information you can contact Joe Attardo at 937-0430.


There is still time to join this league if you want to shoot .22 rifles indoors. We shoot this on each Friday night until March 16th. You have to get 11 shoots in to qualify for the league. If you only want to shoot practice that’s alright to, come out and have some fun. We have three relays beginning at 6:30pm, 7:30 and 8:30. For additional information contact Don Sennett at 525-3151.


We did not have any formal elections this year because no officer or director post was contested. We had one director drop out and only one person willing to fill that position. Our secretary Carl Leas upon a motion from the floor cast one vote for all open positions. The club wants to thank Greg Wiatrowski for his service to the club. Some of you members are going have to begin thinking about being officers and directors of this club. It’s not good for the club to have the same people in these positions all the time. Because there’s going come a day when these people will say they have had enough and what are we going to do if we have no one to replace them. If you like this club so much some of you are going to have to take a more active role in its operation. If everyone were to be an officer or director just once this club could go forever. Think about it.


This year was one of our best for entrants into the contest. Don Sennett had at least 7 racks to measure at January general meeting. From all the racks the biggest went to Tom Reger, congratulations.


February 1st Suburban pistol February 2nd Sporter Rifle

February 4th Super Bowl February 8th Suburban Pistol

February 9th Sporter Rifle February 11th Trap & Archery

February 14th Gen Meeting February 16th Sporter Rifle

February 19th Work Party February 23rd Sporter Rifle

February 25th Trap & Archery February 28th Director Meeting

March2nd Sporter Rifle March 3rd Archery Work Party

March 4th Outdoor Archery March8th 900 Shoot

March 9th Sporter Rifle March 11th Trap & Archery

March 14th General Meeting March16th Sporter Rifle

March18th Outdoor Archery March 19th Work Party

March 23rd Range Officer Class March 25th Trap & Archery

March 28th Director Meeting March 30th Club Closed (Easter)