Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

The L'Anse Sentinel, Wednesday, May 2, 2001

OSC Meets May 7 / Hwy Cleanup Report

The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club will hold its regular Monthly meeting Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., Members will kick off the summer season with a steak feed prior to the meeting. Anyone who would like to have supper at the club should come early enough to grill the steaks that will be available at a nominal cost. The steak feeds will continue, prior to each meeting, throughout the summer months,

The club's by laws which have been under revision and discussed by the membership, will be voted for adoption at this meeting. No plans have been made for a speaker, but it is expected that many committee reports will be heard on planned activities for the summer months.

The shooting range, grounds, and building committees will be especially active with planned improvements and maintenance. Improvements scheduled for the outdoor range include making it more handicapped accessible as well as providing more shooting benches and extending the shelter over the outdoor shooting positions. The building committee will be working on restoring the exterior of the log clubhouse

Mike Harkonen, Chairman of the Range Committee, has announced that the Wednesday Might Trap Range Shooting activities will officially open this Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club makes its range facilities available to the public as well as to the membership. Ammunition and advice will also be available. There will be a nominal cost for the ammo, but the advice is free. Several qualified members have volunteered to act as mentors, if needed, to help shooters improve their skills. Young shooters should be accompanied by responsible adults, but the volunteers will work with them if requested to do so.

Roadside Clean Up was recently done to two miles of M-38 near the clubhouse. Many volunteers helped with this activity and received prizes for their efforts. Some prizes were found along the roadway and others were awarded for various accomplishments, One member won a prize for the "Strangest Thing Found", a pair of ladies bloomers, as well as the "Worst Injury" prize for a blister sustained in the line of duty. Volunteers also enjoyed a tasty summer supper of grilled burgers, potato salad, baked beans and desserts. The next cleanup is scheduled for July 13.

Members should mark their calendar for the Annual Sportsmen's Club Family Picnic to be held at the club's campgrounds at Courtoey Lake on Sunday, August 5, 2001. More information will be available on this at a later date.

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