Portage Rod & Gun Club
Volume 19 Issue 3
I hope everyone was able to take advantage of the warm summer weather and take some time to do some shooting. Fall is here, and to me, that means lots of hunting opportunities around Wisconsin to enjoy’
Last year the board made a few changes to the membership requirements. While the dues remained the same $50 as they have for many years now, we asked for some additional help. We have asked every member at the club for 4 hours of labor throughout the year. As our club continues to grow, there are more projects and help needed in order to keep the facilities clean, safe, and updated for our members. Although we can provide you with ideas and projects, it is your responsibility as a member to get your work hours in and get signed off in the books and on your membership cards. Any one of our 15 board members can assist you with this. If you are unable to find 4 hours to help out during the year, there is another option. An additional $50 will cover the requirement.
A club of this size can not be run with the same few people doing all the work. Most other clubs have a work requirement and most charge way more for membership than we do.
Honestly, we just need more help.
We had a great response to our fall league. We got 22 kids registered and have begun our competition. After the first week we are in second place in our conference. Our kids are showing great progress even from the spring season. We also have 3 or 4 new shooters. The fall season is a good place for new shooters to begin. Without the State or National shoot as pressure, we can just work on the fundamentals. We already have a couple of kids who have gone from 6 or 8 broken targets to 12,14, or even 16. Absolutely great progress in 3 weeks. We always invite members to stop and watch us shoot. Remember, this is the future of the club. Enjoy the fall season and shoot straight. Bill Voight
Summer Trap Leagues
We had eight teams compete this summer with Weyh Welding taking top spot. Here are how the other teams scored:
Men’s High Gun – Tom Coleman
August 3rd was our first Fun Day event. Many came out for a fun day of Trap Shooting, raffles and great food. Plans are in the works for next year… keep your eyes open for news of this event returning next summer.
*REMINDERS AND CLUB INFO*
Don’t miss out on a chance to win one of these great guns!
October 12 & 13 – GUN SHOW
Board Meetings: October 21st, November 18th, December 16.
Members and potential members are welcome to attend. Meetings start at 6pm.
See the website for other events happening at the club.
Here is a partial list of some of the projects that need attention.
Board of Directors Contact Information
Shane Marquardt (President)
608 697 3564
LeRoy Welter (Vice President)
608 234 0607
Jeana Welter (Secretary)
608 354 1188
Bruce Weyh (Treasurer)
608 981 2582
608 279 9362
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608 617 5567
608 588 5998
920 344 3142
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