Children’s Christmas Party

Mark Your Calendars – Santa is Coming!

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11 AM-2 PM
11AM-12 PM: Social Hour
12 PM-1 PM: Lunch
1-2 PM: Christmas treats and visit with Santa

This year the party is open to members & spouses with children or grandchildren 10 years of age and under will receive gifts from Santa. Tickets will be required and are available now. The deadline to pick them up will be December 5, 2018.  Anyone planning on attending, please call TINA at 381-0070 on Wednesdays 4-10 PM. or Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM-4 PM. Additional tickets for the parents of the member’s grandchildren and their siblings may be purchased for $3.00 each and need to be picked up in advance of the event.  No alcoholic beverage will be served until 2:30 PM.  Donations would be appreciated and gratefully accepted.

2018/2019 NYS Sporterifle League Begins Wednesday, September 12th

2018/2019 Season | Wednesday’s 6-8pm

NYS Sporterifle is a family oriented indoor postal league competition using 22 cal. rimfire rifles. The shooting position is off-hand standing with the target at 50 feet. The sport is designed to be both economical and fun. It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own. Individuals shoot their weekly matches here on Genesee Conservation League’s indoor precision range. The team captain compiles the scores and emails them to the newsletter editor who compares them with the scores of the team with whom you are paired that week to determine winners.


Juniors can start shooting at age 12 and retain their junior status until age 19 (Juniors turning 19 after September 1 compete for the rest of that season as a junior).


Matches are held weekly throughout the season. A match consists of 3 completed targets with 10 shots per target. Shooters are given 10 minutes to complete each target. The target used is the NRA Official 50 ft. Light Rifle Target A-32. The maximum score per target is 100. A perfect match score is 300 (it does happen!).


The sporterifle season runs from about mid-September to about late-February with weeks off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The end of the season shoot-off is held in early March. There are two regional banquets held in late March/early April where awards are presented and league business is discussed. Participation in the shoot-offs and banquet is desirable but not a requirement.


NYS Sporterifle is very inexpensive. There is an annual $5.00 ‘materials fund’ fee which is payable at the competitor’s first match. Weekly matches are only $5.00 per adult competitor per match. Adult competitors that want the postal mailed bulletin pay $6.00 per week. A Junior member’s (ages 12-19) match fee is only $2.00 per match.

GCL IDPA Tuesday Defensive Pistol

The event is held every other Tuesday starting April 10, 2018, and is based on the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) rule set.  This event is intended to be a welcoming environment to practice using a handgun with a defensive mindset.  While based on the IDPA rules, this event is not solely about the competitive aspect of shooting.  We welcome shooters of all skill levels who want to learn and practice safe gun handling without the pressure of a competetive match environment.  Start times are 5:30 and 7:00 pm.  please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.  Event registration is handled using Practiscore.  Registration for the Tuesday event begins at 7:00 pm the Saturday before the event. More information can also be found at!forum/roc-idpa  this is the google group we use as a distribution list for the GCL IDPA and GCL ICORE club matches.  For more information please contact Roger Gruschow at

Board of Directors Nominations

Board of Directors Nominations
Due date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Elections for your Board of Directors are only a few months away. If you have been a GCL member for over one year and have interest in getting more involved with our club please consider talking to a member of the Nominations Committee. To submit your name to the Nominations Committee or to find out more information please contact any one of the following nominations committee members: Al Schusler, Lou Prahler, Ben Vernille, Ron Speicher or Andris Silins. The deadline for submitting your name, biography and digital photo to a Nominations Committee member is: Noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Spring Cleanup Day

Spring Cleanup Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Our annual clean up day will be April 21, beginning at 9 am through 4 pm. Volunteers are needed to spruce up the facility for the summer. Please bring your rakes and saws for some minor trimming of limbs and brush. We will also be doing general clean up on all the ranges. Lunch will be served. Your generosity of time helps keep our dues down to a minimum.  All ranges are closed during this time.