Do you like meat and shooting shotguns? Bring your shotguns, family and friends to our next turkey shoot this Sunday 10/14 and win some tasty meat prizes! Lunch available at noon and the turkey shoot starts at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to participate even if you don’t own a shotgun. 🥩 🍖 🦃 So mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!
At the October 2nd club meeting we will be holding an election for the open position of president. On September 19th 660 envelopes with the attached letter were mailed to all members. Brad Kennison 2nd Vice President. ... See MoreSee Less
Brad, please tell me you're using a printer who does mail merge! 😉 (If not I can help you set it up. Huge time and money saver!)
Wow.. Jim is no longer president?? So sad. Who forced him to resign? My family and I had been introduced to Jim at a Turkey shoot. We absolutely ended up joining because of the knowledge Jim was able to give to us about the club. The kitchen staff and all staff we had met seemed very well together like a great group of people that have known each other for along time. I do have a question. I was informed of a camera system. Which it's great but not when my identity such as liscence plate year make model of my vehical is being exposed to ANY member. Hense that's the first step to identity theft and or someone looking up an address home break ins? A concerning safety issue with that. I believe that wasn't mentioned in a meeting that anybody can get your info and or can watch you. I understand your safety reasons as a club. But.. this should only be viewed by in club officers not the members.
For those who may not be familiar, James "Jay" McMahon is the Republican candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General. He is a solid 2nd Amendment defender and has vowed to make rescinding Healey's 2016 AR ban his first order of business once elected. He visited Nenameseck in the spring, addressing the members in attendance at that meeting.
He has spent a LOT of time talking with people in WMass, I know, I've been there with him and I can tell you he is a tireless advocate for us.
I am hosting a Meet and Greet open to the public so that others can meet Jay, speak with him, and get an understanding of his ideas. I am inviting everyone who can make it. It is a fundraiser for his campaign and we appreciate all donations but they are not mandatory. It is more important that people get to know him and vote for him on November 6. THIS ELECTION IS CRITICAL TO GET RID OF MAURA HEALEY.
Please join us:
Wednesday October 03, 2018 7:00 - 9:00PM Steaming Tender Restaurant 28 Depot Street Palmer, MA 01069
I cannot stress enough how important it is and how vital this opportunity is for all gun owners in Massachusetts to finally elect the first gun friendly Attorney General for Massachusetts in nearly 50 years! We cannot let this opportunity pass.
Feel free to call me should you have questions at 413 530-9970.
Nenameseck Club Meeting Draft Minuets For September 4th 2018 The meeting was opened by Al Calef at 7:03 pm Officers present Jim Desabrais Sr., Lisa Desabrais, , Al Calef, Don Sprowl, Mark Krejmas, Marc Courchesne, Jim Goodreau, and Brad Kennison
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brad Kennison Jim Desabrais II wrote a letter stating that he was resigning from the presidency at the request of 6 board of directors at the board of directors meeting held on August 28th 2018 Al spoke about nominations and holding an election at the next regular meeting. Marc Nominated Al for president and was 2nd by Jim Goodreau. Tom Kularski asked about if anyone else should want to run for the office how will we go about this. John Pajak spoke that we could have write in nomination at the time of the election next month. Dick Silva and Joe Messina were wondering what was the cause for 6 board members to ask for Jim's resignation. Al said that Jim offered his resignation and the board accepted it. John Pajak made a motion to thank Jim for his time being president. 2nd by Dick Silva motion passed
There was a guest speaker. Steve Hall. He is running for State Senate. He spoke about our 2nd amendment rights, the attack on our constitution rights, and making Massachusetts a sanctuary state. The August meeting minutes were read. Lisa Desabrais objected to the wording in the minutes about her using cash for start up at functions. She wanted it worded that she uses her own money and not petty cash for change in the kitchen. Marc changed the wording in the minutes to accommodate her wishes. Marc also changed the wording about the new benches on the rifle range. It had been stated that they were handicap benches. They are not for just the Handicap but for all to use. Motion made by Jim Barnaby 2nd by Don Sprowl Motion passed Treasurers report for the month of August were read by Mark Krejmas. Dick Silva asked if we still have the rainy day account. Dick Hamilton stated that it was incorporated into one account. Motion made by Tom Kularski 2nd by Ginger Cann Motion Passed Committee reports New Memberships There were 4 new members voted in. Motion made by Tom Kularski 2nd by Dick Silva. Motion Passed. Correspondence: There were two correspondence this month the first was from a Mr William Seaborn from East Brookfield. They are having a paddle poker run. If anyone is interested in attending please call William and let him know. the second one is from the Palmer planning board. There will be a public hearing notice on Monday Sept 24th at 7 PM in the administration building in Palmer. Fred Ferguson of Palmer Motorsport park LLC is seeking an amendment to the sound measurements at whisky hill raceway. Joe Messina spoke about the Friends of the NRA raffle. He will be selling raffle tickets for the gun a day raffle for the month of October. Tickets cost $25.00 each and the winning number is determined by the first three Mass daily evening number. There will be 31 guns in 31 days given out in October. See Joe for tickets after the meeting 3D archery: The club held a 3D archery shoot on August 12th. 11 people showed up 10 adults and one child. we turned in $100.00. Our shoots are done for the year now. indoor 3D, Friday night spots, and Saturday morning Youth league will all start after the new year. NFAA/MFAA will be pulling dates in October and will coordinate with Marc so as not to interfere with each others shoots. Junior rifle Nothing Summer Rifle The summer rifle league has finished . Don Sprowl has the scores for this year. Participation was good but not as good as the first year it was held.
Old Business Brad spoke about the camera system. There are 17 camera installed and are up and running. The cameras were suppose to be 6 megapixels but came in at 6.3 megapixels. We were suppose to get a 24 port recorder but they were back ordered so the company gave us ( at no charge ) a 32 port recorder. Only 2 cameras were suppose to have SD backup capability but all 17 now are SD backup capable. All cameras are tamper proof and have night vision. Don Sprowl asked how long do the recording stay on before being over written . Brad said it all depends on the amount recordings on the 8 terabyte drive. It could be as much as several months before it begins to write over itself. Swap meet/ Flea market Tom Kularski reminded everyone that the swap meet will be held this Saturday September 8th 2018. At the present time there are almost 15 tables sold. New Business Nothing
For the Good of the Club A few people have shot off of the new benches and say that they are working out very well. If the club decides that they want any more of those just let the club know and we will have them built. Al stated that he will donate the next bench. Turkey shoots Eric was suppose to leave a paper stating his intentions about the turkey shoots but must have forgot. He is in Vermont this week and will return next tomorrow. Bob Shea asked when the people who shot the winter 22 league get their Tee shirts. Jim Desabrais II said the Tee shirts are in the office. They will be passed out after the meeting . Don Sprowl would like to thank Don Haberlin for installing a lower switch on the outdoor range for people who could not reach the top switch. Al would like to thank Brad Kennison who spent two full days with the camera guy doing the install of the cameras. Motion to Adjourn by Jim Goodreau 2nd by Don Haberlin. motion passed at 7:48 ... See MoreSee Less
Notice to all members: on August 20th both indoor ranges will be closed from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On August 21st the outdoor handgun and rifle ranges will be closed. These closings will allow installation of our new security camera systems. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Nenameseck Club meeting minuets (Draft) For July 3rd 2018 The meeting was opened by Al Calef at 7:01 pm
Officers present: Al Calef, Marc Courchesne, Mark Krejmas, Brad Kennison, Jim Goodreau, Jim Desabrais Sr, and Don Sprowl. Absent: Jim Desabrais II and Lisa Desabrais.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Marc Courchesne
The June meeting minutes were read. Motion to accept made by Don Sprowl 2nd by Ginger Cann. Motion passed Treasurers report for the month of June were read by Mark Krejmas. Motion to accept made by Jim barnaby 2nd by Don Sprowl. Motion passed. Membership: There was 7 new application for membership for the month of July. Motion made by Jim Barnaby 2nd by Jim Desabrais Sr to accept the new members. Motion Passed . Committee reports: Correspondents None Archery: There will be a 3D shoot held at the club on July 8th. Set up for this shoot will be on Saturday July 7th noon time. Any help from the membership will be appreciated. Summer rifle league: The summer rifle league will run Wednesday nights for 6 weeks. There 3 positions to shoot from. Offhand ( standing ) Prone, and Sitting and Kneeling. We will be shooting 100 Yards using 22 rim fire and center fire. See Don Sprowl for details. Turkey shoots: Eric Collins will be running turkey shoots once a month thru the summer. Keep an eye out on the website for this event. Old Business: Don Havelin will be purchasing a relay for the new red light system on the 100 yard range. The relays are so when dusk approaches the light will shut off so they won't be on all night . Bob Lamb, Jacob Adams, and Jim Desabrais II will be holding the Junior rifle league again this year. The cost is $250. Age requirements are 14 thru 20 years old. The league will start in November and run for 16 weeks. You don't need to be a member to join this league. Both Boys and girls are welcome. A motion was made by Bob Lamb to purchase $420. worth of ammunition for the league 2nd by Dick Hamilton. The club will be selling advertisings signs to be placed along the walls in the indoor pistol range and the indoor archery range. Cost of the Ads are $250 each. Kitchen: The kitchen will be closed for at least the month of July. Lisa Desabrais will be away from the club due to personal reasons. The kitchen will reopen if the club can find someone who has a Serv Safe managers certificate. Phil Grant suggested that seeing the kitchen is going to be closed for the month why don't we finish the kitchen floor. Jim Goodreau said that it is difficult to find a company that will come out and do such a small floor. There are several options of doing the floor that the club will pursue. Engineered Palmer Floors in three rivers at the old Tambrands building. New Business: The camera systems. We have two quotes, one from Citizen Security Corporation from Ludlow and Access Security Associates from Worcester. The Citizen quote consists of 15 indoor and outdoor 5 Mega pixel cameras ,a storage unit, 2 drive raid system ( there is no mention of how big the drive system is). Cost is $18,000. Access Security Associates quote consists of 16 indoor and outdoor 6 mega pixel cameras, 1 camera has a 4mm lens to zoom in on the gate at the rifle range, 2 cameras have SD cards built in as a backup in case we lose power, 24 port recorder, 2 - 4 terabyte hard drives, and 2 access points. The access points are so we don't have everything on one network . Cost is $13,000. Both systems are only for recording video. They are not meant to call the fire department in case of a fire or call the police if we get broken into. Al asked if we should wait for more quotes. The membership said to wait 2 more weeks to see if we can get another quote. Jim Goodreau said that he has a lot of trouble with the Citizen company and doesn't recommend them. Another gentlemen said that Citizen had shut off his particular server 2 years ago and no one told him about it. Both systems would be able to access the internet so that we could view the club remotely. Comcast would bring the cable down to the pole by the gate for a cost of approx $1490.25 we would then tie in the camera system to the internet. Jim Goodreau made a motion to allocate the cost for bringing the Comcast line to the pole and installing the modem. 2nd by Brad Kennison. There was a question on what the monthly fee will be. Jim Goodreau rescinded his motion on the cost of the Comcast line until we find out how much the monthly fee will be. Pat Tuttle reported that the NFAA/MAFF is up for renewal. Pat made a motion to renew with this association 2nd by Ginger Cann Passed. For the good of the Club: Eric Collins turned in a check for approx $700 from selling the brass. Eric also stated that there are more buckets on the way to put the brass in
Raffle There was no raffle held this month
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 made Pat Tuttle by 2nd by Bob Lamb passed ... See MoreSee Less
We are having a work party. On Saturday July 28 at 9am, to put together the new target butts for the practice range. Antone who wants to help out please bring a screw gun with you. This project should only last 2 or 3 hours Come help out the club
I would like to announce a meet and greet for Jay McMahon Republican canidate for MA Attorney General at the Steaming Tender in Palmer Thursday August 9th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. We had him speak at the club this spring. He is staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights. If you believe in these fundamental rights please consider supporting this candidate. If you can not make the meet and greet please feel free to go to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less