Message from Our Club President
Welcome to California, Winter is at 10am, Spring is at 10am, Summer is at 2pm, and fall is around 4:30pm
Please dress accordingly.
Skeet season has started, Good luck to all shooters.
Last we heard $800,000 over budget. They also told us the range was going to cost U.S.I. $ 1.4 million, right now at $2.8
We had our Sporting Clays shoot on April 14, Sunday. We had a small turnout, but we were able to shoot together and had a great time. Serg was a first time sporting clay’s shooter and he loved it. We will be having another one later in the year, on October 6th. Come enjoy the outdoors shooting with us. After our rounds of sporting clays, we went and saw Shirley afterwards. For those that have gone to Birds Landing you will know Shirley (local tavern). She is still at the bar, but not moving around much. Our next club shoot is on June 23rd, Sunday. It is our annual “Fred Gobbell Skeet Shoot”. It will be a “Lewis class type shoot”, so prizes will be awarded on the day of the shoot. This shoot is open to everyone, and a squad sign-up will be posted in the clubhouse.
Did you know that our club turned “80” on Cinco de Mayo? We were founded May 5th., 1939! We are the oldest of the clubs at U.S.I. That is quite a long time. Our history is on the website (under “About Us”), written by the late Fred Gobbell. The history of our club was very important to Fred, one of the “Founding Fathers” of U.S.I.
Our club elections are held at the May 14th meeting. Don’t forget to come and vote!
The May meeting is also our Trophy Awards and the “Sportsperson of the Year” award. Club members who won one of our trophy shoots during the year will receive gift certificates, and we will also present awards for those who submitted their fish or game entries. One of the fun events on election night will be our “Liars Trophy”. This is something to think about now. The trophy is awarded to the member present who “wins” the most applause from the members assembled for having told the best “story” or “tale” (of course it’s true….).
This is a “perpetual” trophy given each year, and this trophy depicts a bull being thrown. In that regard, we all qualify!
There will be shooting before the dinner from 5pm – 6pm. You need to bring your own TOKENS to shoot. The USI office is closed, so you cannot buy ammo or tokens.
Club memberships expire June 30th. Renewal notices were sent or mailed out to all members. Please send your dues today if you have not yet done so, by mailing them to our club’s Post Office (P.O. 5032, Walnut Creek CA). This is the fastest way to get your dues to our Membership Secretary. Also, when at the club or at the meeting, you can pay in person, or by putting your fees in the Walnut Creek mailbox at the club.
The dinner theme will be “bring something to BBQ” and a “pot luck” item to share with 8-10 others. We will open the bar at 6:15 and call dinner at 6:45pm. Desserts are always plentiful so please bring a dinner dish to share.
Don’t forget to clean up after yourselves and help the #1 kitchen staff clean up and put all the supplies away.
Shoot well & be safe
Social Chairman Mike Accardi Says:
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
BAR OPENS AT 6:15PM – DINNER BEGINS AT 6:45PM
MEETING FOLLOWS THE DINNER
SHOOTING BEFORE THE DINNER!
Walnut Creek Sportsmen’s Club
2019 Shoot Schedule
|June||06/23/2019||Sunday||Fred Gobbell Skeet Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|August||08/11/2019||Sunday||Skeet Shoot - 100 birds||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|TBD||TBD||TBD||Rifle Pistol Trophy Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. MPR Range|
|September||09/01/2019||Sunday||Doubles Skeet Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|September||09/22/2019||Sunday||Five Stand & Flurry||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|October||10/05/2019||Saturday||Wobbles Trap Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|October||10/06/2019||Sunday||Sporting Clays "B"||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Birds Landing|
|October||10/20/2019||Sunday||October Pumpkin Skeet Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|November||11/10/2019||Sunday||Fun Skeet - 50 birds||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|