Mark Your Calendars – Santa is Coming!

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 who will receive gifts from Santa. Tickets will be required and are available now. The deadline to pick them up will be Sunday, December 8, 2019.  Anyone planning on attending, please see/call Gina at Club House / 381-0070 on Wednesdays 5-9 PM. or Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 AM-2:30 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 2:00 PM.  Donations would be appreciated and gratefully accepted.

Indoor Range Closures

A reminder to the general membership. During month of October and November the indoor range will be closed intermittently for maintenance and updates of the facilities infrastructure. Exact dates and times are not available due to the nature of the work and coordinating resources. So please check the GCL Events Calendar before planning your trip. We are doing our best to make sure that disruptions are minimal. Please consider using the outdoor range during these periods. We apologize for the inconvenience. Any questions please contact one of the Executive Officers. Thank you.

Community Support (DAV)

Our extended GCL Family includes many Veterans, past and present. Without their sacrifices to protect our freedoms, organizations like ours would not exist. And because of organizations like the Disabled American Vets (DAV), our veteran family members are afforded services they desperately need but cannot always afford. 

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors. They are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them.

The Monroe County Powers Chapter 15 is one of the oldest DAV chapters in the state of New York established January 6, 1937 by veterans of World war one. They have been advocating for the veterans of Monroe county ever since. Volunteerism is a major contributor to the success of their programs as is donations. Our local DAV chapter is in need of a new van to provide transportation services for our veterans in the Rochester, Canandaigua and Syracuse regions. 

Please consider making a contribution to the Monroe County Powers Chapter 15 (DAV) “Van Fund” via mail to: 

DAV Chapter 15 Van Fund,

PO Box 60536

Rochester, New York 14606

Make Checks Payable To: “DAV Monroe County Powers Chapter 15”

GCL’s NYS Sporterifle League Begins Wednesday, September 11th

Genesee Conservation League

1570 Old Penfield Road.

 

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.