Judy Glandon

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

January 1st, 2010

Judy Glandon, OSC Membership Secretary


Dues and News Letter 2010

As we begin a new year, it is time to remind you to remit your membership dues to the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club. Remittances are due before April 1, 2010, to keep your membership from being interrupted. Please fill out the attached form in and mail $25.00 to the membership secretary in the enclosed envelope at your earliest convenience.

OSC HIGHLIGHTS OF 2009
In the last year we have remained very active, and the willingness of our members to volunteer for our 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 the following area schools: LíAnse, Baraga, Sacred Heart, Arvon Twp., Ontonagon and Elm River Township in Winona. Tracks is a monthly conservation oriented study aid for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Currently, about 425 students receive this fine natural resource magazine in the classroom each month during the school year. Each year, the OSC 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 OSC has been affiliated for more than 30 years.
  2. Our club continues to support a conservation library for the LíAnse, Baraga, and Sacred Heart School libraries. This program provides funding ($250 annually for each school) for natural resource and conservation oriented books, videos, and periodicals for student use.
  3. We provided at no cost to the student, hunter safety instruction for over 70 youth and adults this past year, in order that they can learn to enjoy outdoor shooting sports properly and safely as well as qualify to purchase hunting licenses. Our OSC volunteers and certified instructors conduct a first rate, hands on class at the clubhouse and grounds for area youngsters and those adults who have not previously held a Michigan hunting license.
  4. We conducted the 10th annual weeklong shooting sports camp for area youth 14-18 years of age in June with 13 participants. (Yes, folks, thatís 40 hours of instruction.) This highly intensive detailed shooting camp teaches safety and competitive shooting techniques for rifle, pistol, and shotgun as an athletic, Olympic style competition. Over 100 teens have now benefited from learning the fine points of the shooting sports 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 Sportsmenís Club.
  5. We continue to sponsor our Junior Pistol Team. Each year the team competes locally and in the National Shooting Championships for their age class at Camp Perry, Ohio. This opportunity for national competition is a great incentive for a number of area teens.
  6. Our Club awarded an academic scholarship to a Baraga High School graduate studying biology at a Wisconsin college.
  7. Our Range Committee continues to maintain the facilities on our rifle range at the Club grounds west of Baraga on M-38. The OSC range is the only range in Baraga County that is open to the public and is used by area law enforcement officers, formal sport shooting groups, and individuals. At the Wednesday trap shoots, youth 17 and under need only supply their ammo as the OSC provides the clay pigeons to them free of charge.
  8. A successful 48th 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.

2010 THE YEAR AHEAD
As you view our calendar, you see we once again have a challenging agenda. Our focus on youth and 2nd Amendment rights will remain a cornerstone of our commitment. We also are planning the possible replacement of the metal roof on the clubhouse as leaks associated with rust in the fastening holes are becoming evident. It is the original roofing that was installed when the clubhouse was built in 1983. The new roof will unfortunately be expensive to replace but it is a necessary project.

This fall we were fortunate to gain a new member named Jeff Stroud. Jeff is an NRA certified instructor and has begun holding classes at the OSC for Personal Protection in the Home, which includes rifle, pistol and shotgun. It is required coursework to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Class schedules will be announced in the future.

Check out our memberís only raffle item!! The drawing will take place at the Annual Wild Game Feed on April 25th. DONíT MISS OUT!

DATES TO REMEMBER

2010 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Officers:

Board of Directors:

2010 DUES NOTICE
Complete this form before April 1, 2010, to maintain your membership in the Ottawa Sportsmens Club.


2010 DUES

Name_____________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________ State __________ Zip Code ___________

Phone_________________________________ *E-mail______________________________

______ Check here if you would like a membership card sent to you by return mail.

Please make your check for $25.00 payable to the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club.
Send form and payment, before April 1, 2010, to:

Judy Glandon, Membership Secretary
32185 Emily Lake Rd
Toivola, MI 49965

Comments or Suggestions: ____________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________


Your cancelled check will be your receipt unless you specify you need a membership card for the current year.

*If you would like to receive notice of events and announcements from the OSC via e-mail, please keep your e-mail address updated with the membership secretary at jglandon@alphacomm.net

Your OSC membership also makes you an affiliate member of the MUCC. If you have questions concerning your membership status or member number, Judy can be reached at 906-288-3392 or e-mail: jglandon@alphacomm.net Checks for dues 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 designated by the "Lifetime" on your address label, please use this form for any address changes, comments and committee preference.

The board needs your input. If you are willing to serve on a committee or help with any events or activities please specify your preferences.

Committees include:

Thank You


TO: OSC Members

FROM: John Stenvig, OSC President

As a fund raising tool to support our club facilities and programs we will be holding a "MEMBERS ONLY" raffle on a crossbow. The winner will be selected by drawing at the Annual Wild Game Feed on April 25, 2010. You need not be present to win.

The crossbow is described as a Barnett Quad 400 high def camouflage, composite stock, quad limbs, CNC cams, synthetic cable system, 4 lb trigger, machined scope mount with red dot scope, 345 feet per second which is legal for hunting in the State of Michigan, 150 lb draw weight with integrated crank cock, quiver and 4-22 inch bolts, and only weighs 7 lbs. Comes with a soft carry camo case. The complete outfit came from Dunhamís Sports carrying an original selling price of $650.

As a club member you may purchase tickets at $5.00 each or five tickets for $20. Simply include the raffle ticket info (Name and Phone Number) and include the appropriate amount for them and send along with your annual dues. You only need to make out one check for both your dues and raffle tickets. All completed tickets must be accompanied by the appropriate amount of money. You may also send or bring the tickets and money to an OSC club meeting by Sunday, April 25, 2010, which is the Wild Game Feed where the winning ticket will be drawn.

We have printed five tickets with the mailed letter but members may purchase as many as they wish to support the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club and send entries and money with your dues.


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