Message from Our Club President
With the weather and global warming, and drought, “praying for rain” has become the norm in most of California for many years. However, this early part of 2019, I have found myself saying:
“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.”
It’s been WET, so enjoy this wonderful gift from above, and may our reservoirs be filled, or streams flow swiftly, and we will be able to water our lawns this summer! That said, catch a break in the succession of storms and go get in your shooting practice while the weather allows.
We have not had any updates, and not much can be expected with the deluge of rain that has been with us for weeks! It goes without saying that no earthwork or construction can realistically begin until things dry out.
Bringing out heavy equipment, but have no money for the project they want. This should be interesting. Will the range be completed in this next year?
Walnut Creek has a 100 bird trap shoot on Sunday March 3rd. The first banks will go out at 10 am and continue throughout the day as needed. $20, great price, come enjoy the first shoot of the year. This is a Walnut Creek Sportsmen award shoot. Weather permitting. March 24 Sunday Walnut Creek will be having a Trap doubles shoot (100). If you have never shoot doubles it is a blast, same price. Then in April (14th) we will have the first of 2 Sporting clays shoots at Birds Landing
The dinner theme for March will be “IRISH” pot luck (if you wish), so bring your entrée and a dish to share. The BBQ will be available if you want to cook out on the porch. Desserts are always plentiful so please bring a dinner dish to share with 8-10 others.
There will be shooting before the meeting from 5pm to 6pm. You need to bring your ammo and tokens, since the USI office is closed. Don’t forget to close the field promptly at 6pm, and help fill the houses and pick up your empty shells.
It’s “early” to announce, but the April meeting will be when we first take nominations for club officers and board. Any member in good standing with 2+ years is eligible for office. Since there may be a couple of openings coming up on the Board for the 2019-2020 year, some of you might consider becoming more involved in helping run the club.
Also, membership renewals will be sent out (by email) the first week in April. It’s important that we have your current email address, so if you have moved or changed it, let our Membership Secretary know ASAP. Your personal information is ONLY used for this newsletter, and for club renewals.
The 2018 Trophy Award entries are being finalized by our Trophy Chairman. Thank you for getting your entries in by the February meeting.
Our new Trophy Year is now underway, and it includes the club shoots, and the fish or game categories listed (you can find them on our website).
As a reminder when purchasing anything from the USI window you will need to show your membership card to prove you are still a member. This goes for all clubs. USI has no information about club members so you need to show your membership.
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, April 9th, 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
|March||03/03/2019||Sunday||Trap Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|March||03/24/2019||Sunday||Doubles Trap Shoot||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||U.S.I. Range|
|April||04/14/2019||Sunday||Sporting Clays "A"||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Birds Landing|
|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|
Walnut Creek Sportsmen’s Club – NEW LIFE MEMBERS
“For your exceptional service to the Club as determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors”