Thanks to all that came out today and braved the cold weather. The match went very well and thanks to Kris and everyone that helped with the setup/tear down and match, as well as a special shout-out to all the guys from NextLevel Mfg for all their help.
Again thanks for all you patience today. Next time we’ll have a setup that will allow for multiple squads. If you have ideas or want to help with the stage design for the next match, please reach out to Kris at 616-648-9374.
SHFC wishes all their members and guests over the last year a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to seeing you join our activities in the new year. Let me take a moment to remind you of all the organized activities we have a SHFC:
Action Pistol Practice
Kids Fun Club
Hunter Safety Training
Thanks to all the members that volunteered and made these activities happen! It takes volunteers to run the club and that is the only reason our club exists. If you enjoyed our club over the last year, please give back and plan on volunteering for an activity in 2015. If you would like to know how, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what activities you are interested in. Also, special thanks to all the full members and officers of the club. Full members dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a year to club and their service is much appreciated! Board members are required to supervise all sanctioned activities and put in a minimum of 44 hours a year by just completing the required board member activities, however most officers put in many more hours. Please thank a full member or an officer next time you see one and tell them that their service is appreciated!
Troop Boxes: We will be packing troop boxes on Thursday Dec 4th, at 6:00 pm. Please come and help out. If you have an questions, please contact Karen Seites. The boxes will be mailed by Dec 10th. Thank you, Karen
Bonfire and Hayride: On Friday starting at 7 p.m. we will have a Bonfire and Hayrides for Kids. This event is open to the public, so members bring your neighbors and friends. Non-Members will have to sign releases for this event. We will have:
We had our first “Kids Outdoor Fun Club” meeting and brainstormed all the possible events that we could hold at SHFC. There were many great ideas for all seasons, but none of them were more fitting than a bonfire and hayrides for this Fall. So, on November 7th, starting at 7 p.m. we’ll have a bonfire, hayrides, s’mores and cider available to kids/grand kids of members and non-members. This will be a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.
When: November 7th, starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club
Who: Kids of Members and Non-Members ages 5-15
Cost: Free (donations are accepted)
Other: Parents/Guardians need to be present and sign a release form. Please bring a folding chair. Limited seating will be available.
WANT TO HELP? If you want to help. we are looking for:
Kids that would like to chair on the committee
Adults that want to help organize events
Donations for Kids Outdoor Fun Club events
20 hay bails for this event (hay will be fed to the deer over the winter months)
Annually, Sparta Hunting an Fishing Club offers an open day to hunters to sight in their rifles and shotguns free of charge. This year it is on Saturday, November 8th. Simply bring your firearm, ammo and gear and join us at the rifle range (follow the signs).
Every year SHFC sends boxes to the troops. In order for this to be successful we need your help. First, we are collecting items listed below, or if you prefer to donate money, each box costs approximately $15 to ship. Any donation is appreciated. If you want to help, please contact Karen Seites at 616-678-4523 or email her at email@example.com.
Donations need to be submitted by Nov. 30th. Thanks!
Items needed (No pork or alcohol in items, please read ingredients):
I would like to announce the creation of a SHFC Kids/Youth Club. Our goal is to encourage outdoor fun in our beautiful SHFC setting for kids of the ages 5-15. If you are current associate member or full member and have kids or grand kids that would like to be involved in setting the activities for the new club, I would like to invite you to our first open meeting this coming Thursday (10/16) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Establish a interim committee
Establish a name for the Kids/Youth Club
Establish a mailing list
We are really looking for youth stewardship of this club, so bring your socially minded youngsters with you to the meeting.
On September 20th the club lost a life member. Mr. Richard Loseth passed away at his home. He will be missed by his family here at the club. Dick was a very special person to a lot of us. Visitation is Friday September 26th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Throop Funeral Home in Ravenna. The funeral is Saturday Sept. 27th at 11 am at the funeral home.