Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

The L'Anse Sentinel, Wednesday, Aug 30, 2000

OSC Meet on Labor Day

The Ottawa Sportsmen will meet on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4,2000. The charcoal should be ready by 6 p.m for those who want to grill steaks which can be purchase at the club. Ron Moilanen will have salad fixings and other goodies available.

The business meeting will be called to order at 7:30 p.m. by presi dent Russ Weisinger. He indicates there will be much to discuss and so no speaker or program is planned. Topics of Interest will be the harvesting of timber at the Courtney Lake property, an update on the shooting range improvements, and plans for the annual Turkey Shoot scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24.

The Turkey Shoot brings several hundred visitors to the Club and so many volunteers are needed. If you're willing to lend a hand, come to the meeting and ask how you can help.

Weisinger has also said that the, club is updating its target rifles. The older ones will be available for purchase by members at the September meeting. Those wanting more information on what's available may call Ron Haka at 353-6383.

Mike Harkonen continues to report an excellent turnout at the trap range on Wednesday evenings and says there's been a lot of interest shown by young adults in the area. His volunteer crew will continue to supervise and keep the range in operation as long as weather permits.

Vice President Emil Filpus extends his thanks to I those who made the club's family picnic such a success. Special kudos go out to Ed Aho who manned the grill, Blaine and Ron Moilahen for their organizational skills and to all the ladies who prepared such delicious dishes. Many old friends could be found reminiscing, many new friendships were made, and a good time was had by all.

The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club meetings are open to the public and new members who share the club's goals of promoting the quality of the environment, the conservation of resources and the support of conservation programs for youth are always welcome.

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