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Oshawa skeet & Gun Club - News & Notices

Stay informed about what is happening inside the Oshawa Skeet and Gun club, check this area for the latest Club news. If you have any questions about a news item or notice, please contact us through the clubhouse. We also welcome any comments or suggestions to help improve the site.

WEATHER ALERT - Club Closed Sunday April 15th  

Due to a severe freezing rain forecast in the area, the club will be closed tomorrow, Sunday April 15th.

The rifle range will be open but use it at your own risk.

Rifle Range Maintenance - 300yd gong  

Be advised that the gong located at the 300yd mark is out of commission for maintenance.

The work is expected to take a couple of weeks.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the clubhouse.

Club Level Safety Course - Saturday April 7, 2018  

The next Club Level Safety Course has been scheduled for Saturday April 7/2018. The course will begin at 10:00am and will be held at the rifle range clubhouse. Pre-registration is mandatory. Register at the clubhouse with Julie or Tracy, the cost is $50.00.

You may bring your own restricted firearm and ammunition to use during the observation portion of the course, otherwise one will be provided to you.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the clubhouse.

NOTE: This course is only available to members who have been joined the club more than 6 months ago. Members who have joined in January are still on probation.  

WEATHER ALERT - Club Closed

Due to freezing rain forecast in the Raglan/Port Perry/North Oshawa area, the club will be closed tomorrow, Sunday February 11th.

The rifle range will be open, but use at your own risk.

Walter Lloyd Irvine  
May 26, 1932 - January 20, 2018
  

It is with the saddest regrets that we announce the passing of Lloyd Irvine, one of this club's founding members on January 20th, 2018 in Courtice, Ontario.

Visitation will be held on Sunday January 28th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON, L1E 2R7 (Tel 905-432-8484).

A Service of Remembrance will be held, also at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, beginning at 2:00 pm.

A reception will follow.

You can express your condolences if you wish by clicking to sign the Guest Book

Price Increase - Sporting Clays  

Beginning January 1st 2018, the visitor price for a round of Sporting Clays will increase to $50.00 per round from the current $45.00.

Club Level Safety Course - Saturday January 27, 2018

The next session of the Club Level Safety Course has been scheduled for Saturday January 27/2018. The course will begin at 10:00am and will be held at the clubhouse located at the rifle range. The cost is $50.00 and pre-registration is mandatory. Please register with Julie or Tracy at the clubhouse during club hours.

You may bring your own restricted firearm and ammunition to use during the observation portion of the course, otherwise one will be provided to you.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the clubhouse.

NOTE: This course is full. If you have signed up, make sure to pay the registration fee as soon as possible.  

Club Closures During Bad Weather Conditions  

Winter is upon us. Given the unpredictable weather up here, we strongly recommend that club members and visitors check out the local weather conditions before driving all the way to the club, just to make sure that the road is suitable for travel and that we are open for business.

Sometimes after or during a storm Coates Rd is not in the best of shape. Other times we may experience weather related outages or other circumstances that prevent the club from opening. To save yourself the frustrations, we ask that you check out the weather beforehand or call the club for a status update, our number is listed below.

You can check out The Weather Network for the following areas near us:

2018 OSGC Board of Directors - Elections Update  

There were seven (7) positions on the Board of Directors open for renewal this year, and the names of seven (7) individuals were submitted for nomination.

Since the number of open positions and nominees is the same, an elections by ballot will not take place and the candidates are elected by acclamation.

These results will be announced at the AGM on December 16, 2017 and the newly elected members of the Board of Directors will be installed at that time.

Sporting Clays Course Winter Schedule - Closed on Wednesdays  

The Sporting Clays course will be closed on Wednesdays beginning January 1st 2018, and will re-open again beginning April 1st 2018.

Saturday and Sunday operations will not be affected. Contact the clubhouse if you have any questions.

Restaurant Re-Opens under New Management  

The restaurant has re-opened under new management, and the new Chef's name is Tyki.

Tyki has a background in catering and the retail food industry. For the time being, Tyki will be opening the restaurant on week-ends only, but will eventually open on Wednedsays as well.

Tyki has also revised the menu offerings; in addition to breakfast, Tyki plans on offering daily specials such as lasagna, home-made soups, burgers, etc.

Tyki would appreciate any feedback from the members on the new changes.

2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice - December 16, 2017

To the membership of the Oshawa skeet & Gun Club: Be advised that the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the clubhouse.

Also note that the Trap, Skeet, 5-Stand and Sporting Clays areas will be closed for the duration of the AGM.

2018 OSGC Board of Directors - Election Notice

There are seven (7) positions on the Board of Directors up for renewal this year. To fill these positions elections will be held in December. As in past years, the Board will be asking two or three of our members to oversee the election process as a committee separate from and not influenced by the Board of Directors. The election results will be announced at the AGM on December 16, 2017 and the newly elected members of the Board of Directors will be installed at that time.

Candidate nomination forms will be available at the clubhouse for any member wishing to nominate a candidate for one of the positions on the Board. In order to be eligible for nomination, a prospective candidate must have been a member in good standing of the Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club for a period of not less than two (2) years.

The process is as follows:

  • The nomination forms will be available at the clubhouse beginning Sunday November 12, 2017 at 9:30AM.

  • The nomination form must be signed and dated by the nominator, a second, and the nominee.

  • Each nomination must be supported by signatures from six (6) current club members.

  • Completed nominations forms must be submitted to the clubhouse (Julie) no later than Sunday November 19th, 2017 at 4:00PM.

  • The names of all persons nominated will be posted on the bulletin board at the clubhouse.

  • If an election is required, due to more nominations than open positions, the nominated candidates' names will appear on the election ballot.

  • Voting Ballots will be available beginning on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 9:30AM.

  • All official ballots will bear the corporate seal of the club. The seal will be affixed to a completed ballot prior to the member depositing it in the locked ballot box. No ballot will be counted that does not bear this seal.

  • Julie Catoul, the club's secretary/treasurer, is the only person authorized to check member's eligibility to vote, distribute a ballot to that individual and apply the corporate seal to the ballet.

  • Each club member wishing to vote must come to the clubhouse and sign for their ballot. Only one ballot per membership will be allowed.

  • The ballot must be filled out, sealed and placed into the locked box at this time. No ballot will be accepted if removed from the premises.

  • Proxies used for the election or the AGM must be dated and signed after the notice of elections and AGM has been sent out.

  • Voting will commence on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and close on Sunday December 3, 2017 at 4:00PM.

  • The ballot box will be handed over to the Elections Committee at 4:00PM on Sunday December 3rd and the ballots will be counted by the elections committee members.

  • The results will be read out at the AGM, on December 16, 2017.

Trap Field #2 Back In Service With New Wobble trap Machine

The renovations to Trap field #2 are now complete.

The installation of the new Wobble machine has also been completed and the field is now back in service as of today (Nov 1/2017).

Check out this new installation and give Wobble trap a try.

2018 Membership Renewals

We have started processing membership renewals for 2018. The deadline for renewals is January 31st 2018. That's three months from now.

Any membership not renewed by January 31st will be considered abandoned and will be offered to new recruited members.

The membership renewal fee is $339.00 ($300.00 plus HST).

Please contact Julie or Tracey at the clubhouse to proceed with your renewal.

Accepted payment methods are:

  • In person at the clubhouse: Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard
  • By phone, with a credit card. The phone number is 905-985-7763
  • By mail, with certified cheque made payable to The Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club. (Personal cheques are not accepted)
The club's mailing address is: Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club, P.O. Box 82522, 300 Taunton Rd. East, Oshawa, ON, L1G 7W7

Lost & Found

A number if items have been turned in at the clubhouse this year and they are accumulating. If you have lost something at the rifle/handgun range, the sporting course of any other area, please speak to Julie or Tracey to claim the items after you identify them.

Sporting clays Clinics

Are you interested in getting started with or improving your skills on the sporting clays course?

One of our members, Paul Periti, is organizing sporting clays clinics for anyone who wants to start enjoying this activity.

If you are interested and want to get more information or to sign-up for a clinic, please contact Paul by e-mail at paul@hwy-law.com

.22LR Practical Precision Rifle Match At The Rifle Range

The second .22LR event held on September 9th was quite a success, here are some highlights.