Judy Glandon

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

January 1st, 2008

Judy Glandon, OSC Membership Secretary

Dues and News Letter 2008

As we begin a new year it is time to remind you to remit your membership dues to the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club before April 1, 2008 to keep your membership from being interrupted. Please fill out the attached form in its entirety and mail $25.00 to the membership secretary at your earliest convenience.

In the last year we have remained very active, and the willingness of the membership to volunteer for the many activities and events is very much appreciated. THANK YOU very much for you participation in YOUR club.

  1. We continue the sponsorship of Tracks magazine in area schools. Tracks is a weekly conservation oriented study aid for the 5th and 6th grade students. Approximately 400 students receive this fine natural resource magazine in the classroom each week during the school year. Each year the Club receives numerous letters of thanks for this program from students and teachers alike. Tracks is published by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs with which the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club has been affiliated for more than 30 years.
  2. Our Club continues to support a conservation library for the L'Anse, Baraga, and Sacred Heart School libraries. This program provides funding for conservation oriented books, videos, and periodicals for student use.
  3. We sponsor hunter safety instruction for numerous youth each year in order that they can learn to enjoy outdoor shooting sports properly and safely as well as qualify to purchase licenses. We have five members that have been certified as instructors for this program. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources along with our certified instructors conduct a class at the clubhouse and grounds for area youngsters and those adults who have not previously held a Michigan hunting license. For each class we can accept 40 to 50 participants who wish to learn how to become safe and responsible hunters. Last year, we had 2 adults and 75 kids participating with an age range from 9 to 46.
  4. We conducted the 7th annual weeklong shooting sports camp for area youth 14-19 years of age in June, with 12 participants (10 boys and 2 girls). More than 100 teens have now benefited from learning the fine points of the shooting sport from a nationally recognized coaching staff and members of the Club who are certified firearms instructors. This will continue to be an annual event at the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club.
  5. Our Junior Pistol Team placed third overall in the National Shooting Championships for their age class at Camp Perry, Ohio, in July with nine youth participants. This opportunity for National competition is a great incentive for a number of area teens.
  6. Our Club awarded $1500 in scholarships to area students and granted L'Anse Sacred Heart School $400 for Kid's Discover magazine.
  7. Our facilities at the Club on M-38 and at the Courtney Lake property continue to serve as outdoor classrooms for area school functions.
  8. Our Range Committee continues to improve the facilities on our rifle range at the Club grounds west of Baraga on M-38. We are currently installing a turning target system for timed pistol competition. The OSC range is the only range in Baraga County which is open to the public and is used by area law enforcement officers and formal sport shooting groups such as the Upper Peninsula Muzzle Loaders Association.
  9. All shooters are welcome to use the trap range Wednesday evenings, spring through fall. Many shooters from the surrounding counties enjoy this evening of fun shooting. Youth 17 and under need only supply their own shells with all other expenses being absorbed by the club.
  10. A successful 46th Annual Turkey Shoot was held the last Sunday in September. This event is the number one source of income for the OSC. With indoor range, outdoor range, and trap shooting keeping people challenged with firearms, and raffles and auctions on the inside of the clubhouse, a large number of people had a very good time.
  11. The U.P. Muzzle Loaders used the grounds for monthly Black Powder shoots January thru May on the first Saturday.




Board of Directors:

2008 Dues Notice

Complete this form if you have changes and return to the Membership Secretary at the address below by April 1, 2008


If you are willing to serve on a committee or help with any events or activities please specify if you have a preference. _______________________________________________________

EXAMPLE: If your mailing address does not match the one on your newsletter envelope, please send a correction to the membership secretary.

Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________ State __________ Zip Code ___________

Phone_________________________________ E-mail______________________________

Please make your check for $25.00 payable to the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club and send to: Judy Glandon, Membership Secretary, 32185 Emily Lake Road, Toivola, MI 49965

If you have questions concerning your membership status, Judy can be reached at (906) 288-3392 or email: jglandon@alphacomm.net Dues checks may also be dropped off at the clubhouse. Each member will receive this notice so if your dues have already been remitted or you are a Lifetime member which is designated by the "L" on your address label, please use this form only for any address changes or comment.

Comments or Suggestions: ____________________________________________________________________


Thank You

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