Announcements

Annual Range Cleanup

The Indoor Pistol range will be closed all day this Friday while the ROMEOS perform their annual range maintenance.
The Outdoor Pistol and Rifle Ranges will be closed on Saturday for annual range maintenance and cleanup.

Cleanup of the Outdoor Pistol Range and the Rifle Range will be done this Saturday.
Volunteers are needed. Get your work hours in.
We will get started around 9:30. We will meet in the Rifle Range Parking Lot.
Bring work gloves, basic tools, rakes, shovels, maybe a chainsaw.
Screw shooters will also be handy for doing target frame repair.
We need a member with a pickup truck to help haul scrap target bases and frames to the dumpster. A vehicle with a trailer hitch would also be desirable.

Saturday is also the day of our annual swap meet. Plan to peruse the tables after we finish.
I hope to see you there!
Thank You,

Jim Burnell
MCSC Rifle Chairman
rifle@monroechestersportsmen.org


 

Preparedness Training

The club will be hosting a New York State’s Citizens Preparedness Corps Training Program at the clubhouse. The course will run from 7:00PM till around 8:300PM.

Use this link to register for the date of April 30th @ Monroe/Chester. You must register each member of your family that will attend.
http://www.nyprepare.gov/aware-prepare/nysprepare/

Click here for the flyer: CPCTP training


Credit Card Processing by HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS

As you may recall, we experienced a major credit card processing problem back in December. Fortunately, one of our club members recommended someone he knew personally, whom he felt confident would be able to provide an immediate solution. Mike Witonsky and Judy Pasternak of HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS a Global Payments Company, dove into this project and didn’t stop until all the prior account knots were untangled, smoothed out and re-aligned. Now that our credit card processing is up and running smoothly, I strongly recommend their services to all of our members so that your businesses can benefit as well. Heartland is a Fortune 1000 company which is one of the few direct credit card processors. Also, Heartland offers payroll and HR, as well as gift card/marketing and lending. 
Heartland is endorsed by over 250 nationwide Associations, most notably the National Restaurant Association and the Hotel & Lodging Association.  They have many more endorsements on statewide levels, and Monroe Chester Sportsmen’s Club is pleased to add our endorsement as well. 
We are happy to announce that any of our members who enroll with Heartland for credit card processing and/or payroll services through Judy Pasternak/Mike Witonsky are eligible for a $50 gift card on each service. 
Also  club members who are in the following fields may well benefit from becoming a Heartland referral partner: Accounting, Insurance, Credit Union/Banking, Third Party Administration, Investments and Point of Sale (POS) Systems. 
You can reach out to Mike Witonsky at 845-667-6888 or Judy Pasternak 845-598-0992 for further details.  
Roy Zucca

Annual Swap Meet

Monroe Chester will be having their annual SWAP MEET for 2018 on Saturday April 21 between 8:30 am and 2:oo PM. Please make every effort to attend and support both the

Club and those vendors who participate.

Tables can be rented for $35 for an inside table and $25 for an outside table. See the attached flyer for details.  If you can post a flyer locally to spread the word.

What is for sale will only be limited by the imagination or ability of the vendor. In the past, we have had tools, reloading equipment, archery equipment , fishing rods/reels and lures, cannons and such.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 845-782-5999.

MC Flea Market Flyer- April 2018

Flea Market Poster April 21, 2018

MC Flea Market Contract – April 21 2018


PPC Clinic

There will be a PPC clinic held at the club on April 14th.

See the flyer for details: 2018 PPC Clinic


We have a new Fishing Chairman

John Heiberger has been named the new Fishing Chairman for the Monroe-Chester Sportsmen’s Club. John introduced himself at the club meeting on 3/15 and laid out his plans for acquiring boats to be placed in some of the local fishing lakes and reservoirs as well as running some saltwater fishing trips.

A new Fishing page has been added to the club website.
John can be contacted by email at fishing@monroechestersportsmen.org or by phone at (845)721-2281.

Welcome John! I am sure many of us look forward to your leadership and stand ready to help you get things set up.


Youth Days for 2018

Youth Day in 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 5th and  Sunday, October 14th. Please arrive by 9am sharp.

Youth Day will consist of a fun filled day for all youth participants.

All youth participants who are not youth members of the club that are under the age of 12, are eligible with either their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the following events:  Pellet Rifles, Cannon Shooting and Archery; along with 3-D target shooting.

All youth participants 12 years old and older who are not youth members of the club are eligible with either their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the following events:  22 Rifle, Cowboy Action Rifles, Skeet, Trap, Black Powder including Pellet Rifles, Cannon shooting and Archery; along with 3-D target shooting.

All youth will be given a safety orientation by our training chairperson. Also, they will be instructed by our experienced club members on how to properly handle and enjoy these activities safely.

For more information, contact Kevin Palacino at: Youth@monroechestersportsmen.org


Tree Cutting to Resume on the Range Road

Tree cutting will resume on the club property
starting Monday, March 12, from 8 am to 3pm.

All work will be done on Mondays during the month of March.


Indoor Range Closure

The Indoor Range will be closed for lead removal from the berm area on the following days: Thursday, March 15, starting at 2:00 PM and continuing through Friday the 16th. Work should be completed by noon on Saturday the 17th and the range will then be reopened.


3-Gun Match

The Monroe Chester Sportsman’s Club would like to host a 3-gun match on June 22nd and June 23rd 2018.
Due to the large amount of effort required in order to set up, run and take down one of these matches, we need to have a commitment from 6 to 8 members who are willing to invest time in helping with all aspects of running this match, before we can make final arrangements.
These individuals will have to be willing to set up the match on Friday and then help run and take down the match on Saturday.
In order to reward the commitment necessary, those individuals who agree to help on both days will be guaranteed a spot in the match, will not have to pay for their participation and will receive their work hours accordingly.
If you can commit to only one day your spot will also be guaranteed and you will receive work hours.  Since we would like to encourage participation, if you would like to help for a few hours you will, of course, receive those as work hours.
Fair warning: if you make a commitment and then fail to honor that commitment you will be barred from participating in the match in any way. If you are interested please contact Sandy Glusica at 3Gun@monroechestersportsmen.org.  In order to effectively plan the match we will need firm commitments no later than end of March 2018.

Thank You,

Sandy Glusica
MCSC 3-Gun Match Director


Hudson Valley Friends of NRA Dinner

There will be a Hudson Valley Friends of NRA Dinner on April 15th.

See the flyer for more info: 2018 Hudson Valley Friends Of NRA flyer


Hunter Safety Coursed Offered in Rockland County

This Coming April Hunter Safety Courses will be offered in Rockland County and the Monroe Chester Club. See the flyers below:

Rockland County HUNTING GUN

HUNTING GUN FLYER


The Passing of Angel DavilaClub member and former US Marine Angel Devila passed away on January 29th after a fight with cancer. He will be very much missed by all us who knew him.

Details for visitation and services are being worked out, and will be available on the website of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers.


The Skeet Ranges are Open

The upgrades to the Skeet Ranges are complete and the ranges are now open.

Range Officers will be present on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and a barbecue to celebrate in the spring.


ROMEOS Winter League

The Romeos 2018 winter leagues are held every Tuesday and Thursday starting January 9th and 11th respectively. All events run from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Click here to download the ROMEOS Winter League info sheet: ROMEOS 2018 Winter League


Work Hours

See the new Work Hours page for work items that need doing.


Prescription Shooting Glasses

MCSC members looking to have prescription shooting glasses measured  and made can contact Manny Piazza at Warwick Optical.

Their address is 25 Elm St behind the Burger King in Warwick.
The doctor is in on Wed, Thurs and Sat.
He advises you to call for an appointment.
845-987-7333


NYS Handgun License Recertification

Pistol Permit Recertifications are currently only required for those permits originally issued before January 15, 2013. If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification was January 31, 2018.

NYSRPA Link

Official NYSP Link