Springbrook Sportsman's Club

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                                                                            October 2017

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: 3rd, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 17th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello Everyone,

Well we are coming into October.  With the fall trap league winding down, we can put another shooting season in the books.  We have had a good year so far with 1 major fund raiser left, Sight-in Days.  So if you haven’t got your hours in yet, here is a good opportunity.  Without you help it would not be a success.  I have heard from a lot of people that they appreciate the help they get sighting in their rifles from our volunteers.  

One of the projects that we are looking to get accomplished is upgrading the trap lanes.  This upcoming membership meeting, the membership will be voting for the 3rd and final vote to spend up to $16,000 to upgrade the concrete on the trap lanes.  So come on out and vote.

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range! 

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

Trap League Information 

The Fall Trap League will finish, due to weather issues this year, October 4th.  The 50 Bird shoot will be on October 11th.  It will also be a night of dollar beverages and dollar hotdogs.  The 50 Bird Shoot is open to members and non-members who wish to take part in the event.

 Important Information: 

At the August General Membership Meeting, a motion was made, seconded, to re-do the trap fields with new concrete, and grading for better drainage.  A cap $16000.00 dollars was placed on the project.  The motion received an affirmative vote. 

Since this vote, the Board has received in-put on the project, to wit: move the trap houses closer to the 100 yard line cement, thereby moving the trap lanes further from the club house.  By doing this it would help cut down on noise for setting outside and would also give more room for people during special events,  mainly our Turkey Shoot and the Kalmerton event.  This will be brought to the membership at the September General Meeting for the third and final vote. 

 

Sight-in Days:

 

 This is our next big fund raiser.  It will start the last weekend in October and end the Friday before the opening of gun deer season.   Darren Thomas and Tom McNamara are running the event.  Contact either of them to sign up for helping on the days the club is open to the public. 

 

October 27th is the set up date.  Actual sighting in for the public will begin October 28th.

 

Sight-in Days Raffle tickets are now available.  The price this year is, a Henry Steel, 45-70 rifle.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.  The gun can be seen at Hergerts.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

 

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                                                                            September 2017

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: 5th, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 19th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE                                             

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Well we are coming into September.  We had a good year at Springbrook.  The Turkey shoot is behind us, and was a success once again. I would like to thank everyone that came out and helped.  Especially the Traxler family with all the hard work they put into turkey shoot all year long. 

As the board of directors we are always looking for ways to improve our club.  We have put together a list of projects that we would like to accomplish.  Some of the projects are required and it is just a matter of prioritizing them and getting accomplished.  At this time I would like to share this list with you so you can see what we are trying to accomplish.  This list in random order they is no particular order of importance.  Membership to.

1.      New fence between the sidewalk and the trap fields.

2.      New garage or pole building.

3.      Parking lot.  Spring time it’s a mud pit.

4.      Remodel the old original part of the club house.

5.      Covered patio out on the west end of the building.

6.      New Microphones for the trap ranges.

7.      New trap machines.

8.      Pathways out to the berm.

9.      New trap lanes all 3 houses.

 

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson          

Turkey Shoot: 

To all who volunteered to set-up and work, the day of the shoot, a special Thank you.  Without you it could not be done. 

Important Information: 

At the August General Membership Meeting, a motion was made, seconded, to re-do the trap fields with new concrete, and grading for better drainage.  A cap $16000.00 dollars was placed on the project.  The motion received an affirmative vote. 

Since this vote, the Board has received in-put on the project, to wit: move the trap houses closer to the 100 yard line cement, thereby moving the trap lanes further from the club house.  By doing this it would help cut down on noise for setting outside and would also give more room for people during special events,  mainly our Turkey Shoot and the Kalmerton event.  This will be brought to the membership at the September General Meeting. 

Trap Shooting Information: 

Fall League has started.  We got week one in ok, but week two was a rain-out.  Due to this, the league is being extended one additional week.  Thus pushing the 50 Bird final event to October 4th.  You still got time to enter and get your rounds in.


Sight-in Days:
 

 This is our next big fund raiser.  It will start the last weekend in October and end the Friday before the opening of gun deer season.   Darren Thomas and Tom McNamara are running the event.  Contact either of them to sign up for helping on the days the club is open to the public.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 


 

 

 

 

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                                                                               August 2017

 

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: August 1st, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 15th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

                                                

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Well we are coming into the second half of our shooting season.  August is a big month for us at Springbrook.  We start off on Saturday Aug 5th with the Kalmerton Back Woods trap shoot.  It’s a fun day of shooting, with lots of prizes given away.  Money raised goes to the Kalmerton foundation, a charity started in the name of Brandon Kamerton.  Then on August 20th we have our Turkey shoot.  This is one of Springbrooks largest fundraisers.  There will be trapshooting for meat prizes, bucket raffles, walk around raffles.  

The next couple of years we have some very large projects that we would like to get done to improve our club.  At the August membership meeting we will start the vote to replace all the concrete for all 3 traps.  Also with this project will be some grading to get some of the water to drain better.   Here is a small list of projects that we would like to get accomplished to improve our club.  New garage (current one is starting to rot away), reworking the parking lot (spring time it’s a mud pit), new trap machines, new voice releases for the trap machines, gravel walk ways out to berm.  We just need to prioritize the projects with the funds that we have available. 

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson          

 

Turkey Shoot: 

The annual turkey trap shoot is on August 20th, of this year.  An email notice was sent to those that have volunteered to work this event.  If you have not done so, please contact Kyle Spanbauer at 920-379-6710, by email at kspans@gmail.com to sign up.  It is one of the two major fund raisers for the club.  Like the other major fund raiser, is volunteer intensive. 

 

Important Information: 

At the July meeting, the Board looked at, and discussed a proposal to re-grade and replace the trap fields. It is one of the three major concerns the board has with the decline of the intra-structure of the Club.  The other two concerns are the parking lot, and the storage garage. 

The basic proposal is to regrade the area of the trap fields, and to promote better drainage of the area.  The removal of the old shooting lanes, and replace them with new wider concrete lanes, according to NRA Trap Field Specs.  The grassy area presently there between the shooting lanes for houses one and two, would be replaced with crushed orange granite.  This is referred to as the infield.  The project is believed to be in the cost range $13,000.00 to $15,000.00 dollars. 

This proposal, is being brought to the August General Membership Meeting. A vote for the proposed expenditure would the first of the three votes needed to spend this amount of money.  The second vote being held at the September General Membership Meeting and the third vote being September Board Meeting.  

Trap Shooting Information: 

The summer trapshooting season is winding down in August. The 9th is the last night to shoot league rounds and will be the final Annie Oakley Shoot off. A reminder that all league participants must be shoot out in order for them or their team to be eligible for league awards.

 

 

“75”  Bird  Shoot Wednesday August 16th

 

50 birds  and Lewis class                                                 $18.00

After shooting is completed, a drawing will be held to determine partners.

Partner’s scores will be combined; scoring will be based on the Lewis Class system.

 

25 straight (optional)                         $3.00

Shoot a 25 straight and share the pot with the other 25 straight scores.

 

Lucky Number (optional)            $4.00 Entrant’s scores will be placed in a drawing. Entrant’s scores matching the drawn number share the pot.

 

Cost to enter all 4 events              $25.00

This event is open to the public, non-members are welcome.
 

The fall league season is a 250 target league (ten rounds) and starts on August 23rd and runs six weeks through September 20. This is a solo league and/ or 2-man league and is open to both members and non-members. 

The trap league is always looking for members willing to help bartend for leagues and special events. The club will reimburse members for the cost of the bartender’s class and license.  Please contact Club president Jim Gustafson if interested.​​

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Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.    

WORK DAY: 

There will be a work day on August 19th, starting at 9:00 am.  It will be a rain or shine day.  It is the setup day the Annual Turkey trap shoot.  The more people involved the shorter the work day.  Please put it on your calendar. 

Turkey Shoot Raffle: 

We have tickets left for the gun raffle to be held that day.  They are 10 dollars each, or three for 20 dollars.  The gun is a Tri-Star, O/U, 12 ga., Upland Hunter Silver.  The gun can be seen at Hergert Sport Center, and will be at the Club the day of the event.  Contact Dave Rapp at 920-410-6831 to get your tickets.  All tickets for this raffle must be turned in by 4 PM on the day of the Turkey Shoot. 

Fund Raiser for High School Trap Teams: 

Clay Birds & Birdies, Fund-raising event for the Oshkosh and Winneconne High School Trapshooting teams, is being held Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, with a maximum of 18 four person teams.

 

Time line: 10:00 trap range open for practice, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Trapshooting 50 targets at Springbrook.  3:00: Shotgun start for golf.  6:00 pm, dinner, raffles, prizes and awards at Lake Breeze Lake Breeze Golf Club, 6333 Ball Prairie Rd.  Winneconne, WI. 

Questions contact Dave at Springbrooksc@gmail.com or call 920-594-2067            

Advance registration is required.    

Cost for the event is $75.00 per person entry fee.  That includes 2 rounds trap shooting, 9 holes of golf w/cart – 4 person scramble with hole event prizes, 2 drink tickets per entry.  It also includes dinner & prizes at Lake Breeze right after the golf event.  

 

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     ALL TEAMS - PLEASE FILL IN THE FOLLOWING INFO FOR CONTACT PURPOSES 

Contact for the foursome ___________________________________     

Contact Phone _________________  email _____________________________    

Members of your Team: 

 #1____________________________________ 

#2: ____________________________________ 

#3: ____________________________________ 

#4: _____________________________________  

Please make all checks payable to:   Oshkosh Wildcat’s Trapshooting 

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 


 

                    

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                                                                               July 2017

   

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: No meeting in July

Board Meeting: July 18 th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

 Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Happy Independence Day everyone!  I love this time of year.  The weather is nice; there are all kinds of shooting going on.  And fireworks, I love fireworks.  I would like to wish everyone have a happy and safe 4th of July. 

Ok on to club business, the vote for the sound barrier passed.  Now all we have to do is wait till it dries up enough so we can get equipment in to build it. Just a reminder because it is so close to the 4th of July, there is no membership meeting this month.

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

 You’re President,

Jim Gustafson        

 

 


 

 

 

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                                                                               May 2017

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: May 2nd, 7 PM

Board Meeting: May 16th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

                                          

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone, 

The nice weather is finally getting here and we are getting ready to start our summer shooting season.  We started our shooting season last week with the 50 bird blind partner shoot.  This Wednesday 4-26 our summer trap leagues start with a practice night, and actual league shooting begins next Wednesday 5-3.  So come on out and start shooting.  If you don’t have a team come on out anyway.  Sometimes teams are looking for shooters.  There might be 4 other people looking for a team.  We also have a solo league.  The last couple of years we had a 3 man team league that started in June.  And don’t worry about how good you are or aren’t.  Everything is handicapped based to make it fair for everyone.  It’s about coming out and having a good time and making new friends. 

 This year we have several projects that we are planning.  Some are just in the design and planning stage.  Others are maintenance on the building & grounds.  We will be having a few clean up days throughout the summer.  Springbrook Sportsman’s club relies on its members to volunteer some of their time to complete some of the basic maintenance and upkeep for the club.  If we don’t get volunteers then we are going to have to hire someone to get the work done.  I would much rather spend our money on range improvements rather than just upkeep.  So please we need your help this summer when we have work days!

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

Trapshooting News.
 

Summer league is just beginning.  The league will start officially On May 3rd and will end on August 9th,   That night is a makeup night and the Anne Oakley Finals. 

On June 7th, the Youth and Three Man leagues will start up.  Just a reminder, the youth’s parents are members or not, that the first 20 kids that sign up for Youth League, have their shells provided for the 10 week season. 

All shooting starts at 6 PM.  The cost is $3.50 for members and $4.00 for non-members who wish to just come out and shoot a round of trap. 

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 Important Information: 

On Sunday, April 23rd, kids jumped the fence at the club and shot the new handgun range signs. It is being investigated.  A report has been filed with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.  The Omro Police Department has also been made aware of the incident. 

There will be a special vote on the Sound Barrier for the handgun range.  This will be the first of the three required votes.  The next vote will be the Membership meeting in June and the third will be the Board Meeting in July.

 There are two bids that have submitted.  The first is for a wooden barrier.  The second is for an earthen barrier.  The earthen barrier is approximately $1600.00 less than the wooden one.

  

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.  Those of you with active memberships are reminded that they will expire on April 30th, 2017.  Life and those in 3 year memberships will have the new card and gate combo mailed to them in late April or early May.  Gate combo will change June 1st.

 WORK DAY: 

A work day is scheduled for May 5th, starting at 9 am. This is a rain or shine day.  If we have wet weather, we will work on the office and or the store room.  If you have signed up to work on building and grounds please show up.  There is a lot of branches and the like that need to be cleaned up.  Both the rooms are need of organization and cleaning.  

That pile of blue board target backing needs to be restacked away from the building so as to make an assessment of what shape the total building is in. 

In general, while the high school kids did some raking, there is a lot more to be done.

 

Steak Night: 

The Club’s Annual Steak Night is being held on June 21st.  The grills will be started around 5:30, in order to make sure they are ready for members to start grilling.  Other than providing their own delight for the grill, members are asked to bring their own silverware and plates.  Napkins will be provided. 

The Club provides the sides and dessert.  In the past we have had potato salad and Cowboy beans, with brownies for dessert.  Open for suggestions!  Dollar beverages.   

In the past, there was a 75 bird shoot held.  That will not be the case this year.  It is a normal league night.  The 75 Bird Shoot has been moved to August 16th.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in.