WGC October News

New Range Barrier is Complete – Range is Open

The new gun range barrier is up and painted and looking great. The Club also improved the pistol lanes by weeding the sand pit and replacing the barrier around the metal falling plate target racks with concrete blocks, which will be more durable than the previous wood fence. Within the next couple weeks the Club should be finished building the new metal target containment pit and will reopen the pistol racks.

October Events

Club Meeting Wed. Oct. 6th at 8 PM
Combined Annual & Special Meeting

Workparty
Sat. Oct. 23rd at 9 am

Membership Renewals
Invoices will be emailed in late Oct; payment due by Jan. 1st

Trap
Sundays at 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 4 pm

Long Range Times
Oct. 2: 1st Sat, 9am-1pm
Oct. 13: 2nd Wed, 12-3pm
Oct. 16: 3rd Sat, 9am-1pm
Oct. 27: 4th Wed, 12-3pm

Lower range closed during long range shooting.

No shooting before 9 am (Mon to Sat); 10 am start on Sun; CEASEFIRE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET–times are posted near the sign in sheet.

Annual and Special Meeting
October 6, 2021, 8:00 pm
(Face coverings optional)

Our Annual Meeting will include the annual election of officers and directors and a vote to fund 2022 club improvements and repairs. At this time, anyone that still wants to nominate themselves may only do so from the floor at the Annual Meeting. The following members have been nominated:

Mark Gentile for President (incumbent, 2nd 1-year term)
Greg Testa for Vice President (incumbent, 2nd 1-year term)
Steve Delany for Treasurer (1-year term)
Mike Angieri for Secretary (incumbent, 1-year term)
No candidate for Governor (1-year term)
David Mackintosh for Director (incumbent, 2022 to 2024 term)
No candidate for Director (2022 to 2024 term)

Special Meeting: Bylaw Revision

At the Sept 1st meeting, the Board voted to hold a Special Meeting to be held concurrently with the Annual Meeting. The Club’s attorney recently recommended these additional Bylaw changes after reviewing the Club’s Articles of Incorporation. The proposed changes are to replace the Bylaws Article XIV. Indemnification section with the language currently on file with the Massachusetts Secretary’s Office.

See the September meeting notes on our web site (link and login below) for the proposed wording changes to the Bylaws. The meeting notes also include more information about the proposed club improvements for 2022.

Workparty Sat. Oct 23rd
9 AM Start

This is our last work party for 2021. To waive the $80 work party fee, members need to attend two work parties, each of which are four hours (except new members that joined after July 1st only need attend ONE workparty).

The Club will send additional email reminders with more information about the workparty.

If you plan to attend the workparty, please reply to this email and let us know.

RANGE IS CLOSED FOR WORK PARTY

2022 Membership Renewals

The Club will be emailing all current members their renewal invoices for calendar year 2022 before November 1st. Payments are due by January 1st and can be made online by credit card or electronic check (processed by Intuit QuickBooks) or by mailing the Club a check.

WGC September News Update

Range Open Saturday; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

The barrier structure is finished so the gun range will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday but then closed on Tuesday and Wednesday to finish painting. The pistol area is not yet completely reinstalled so do not shoot at or in front to the steel plate racks. As you can see in the above photo, the barrier looks great but the recent storm made it difficult to finish the project this week.

Agenda for October Annual Meeting and Special Meeting

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 8 PM

Special Meeting: Bylaw Revision
At the Sept 1st meeting, the Board voted to hold a Special Meeting to be held concurrently with the Annual Meeting. The purpose of this special meeting is to vote on whether to revise the Bylaws Article Section XIV. Indemnification. The Club’s attorney recently recommended these additional Bylaw changes after reviewing the Club’s Articles of Incorporation. The proposed wording change is included in the September meeting notes–see below for link and login information.

2022 Club Improvements and Repairs

The Board plans to propose a vote to approve funds for range improvements to be worked on through 2022, which may include:

  • Replace the rifle and pistol range roof: $20,000
  • Install replacement roll-up window in the pistol and rifle huts: $5,000
  • New security camera system: $5,000
  • Improve range berm using extra tires onsite: $5,000

Annual Club Election
Members may nominate themselves and all nominees for each position should confirm their intention to run for a position to the Secretary at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting (reply to this email or email info@westwoodgunclub.com). Members not confirming their intention to run in advance can still announce as “nominations from the floor” at the Annual Meeting. Regular and life members in good standing with at least one full year of membership beyond the probationary period are eligible. All terms begin serving on January 1, 2022, and elected officers and directors are expected to attend the Board and General Meetings typically held in person on the first Wed. of the month starting at 7 pm. Voting on October 6th must be made in person–there is NO mail-in or absentee ballot provision. Currently there are seven positions for which members can nominate themselves:

Officers (1-year term)
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Governor
Directors (3-year term)
Director (2022-2024)
Director (2022-2024)

For more information read the Club Bylaws available on the web site in the Meeting Notes page, see below for link and login information.

WGC September News

Range Open Sat and Sunday; Closed Monday through Friday (Aug 30 to Sept 3)

The gun range will be open this weekend. The pistol area is still undergoing repairs so the steel plate racks and some target stands cannot be used at this time. The range will then be closed again starting Monday, Aug. 30th through Friday, Sept. 3rd to complete the barrier and pistol range work. The range may be closed in the 2-3 weeks following, intermittently to complete the timber work and pistol bunker.

The Club will send an email update announcing exactly when the range will resume normal operations.

Sept Events

Club Meeting Wed. Sept 1st at 8 PM
Face coverings are optional

Trap
Sundays at 10:30 am
Wednesdays Cancelled during Range Repairs

Long Range Times
Sept 4: 1st Sat, 9am-1pm
Sept 8: 2nd Wed, 12-3pm
Sept 18: 3rd Sat, 9am-1pm
Sept 22: 4th Wed, 12-3pm

Lower range closed during long range shooting.

No shooting before 9 am (Mon to Sat); 10 am start on Sun; CEASEFIRE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET–times are posted near the sign in sheet.

Annual Club Election: Wed., October 6th at 8 pm

At our September general meeting we will be asking for nominations for the annual election to be held the first Wed. in October (10/6) at 8 pm. Members may nominate themselves and all nominees for each position should confirm their intention to run for a position to the Secretary at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting (reply to this email or email info@westwoodgunclub.com). Members not confirming their intention to run in advance can still announce as “nominations from the floor” at the October Annual Meeting. Regular and life members in good standing with at least one full year of membership beyond the probationary period are eligible. All terms begin serving on January 1, 2022, and elected officers and directors are expected to attend the Board and General Meetings typically held in person on the first Wed. of the month starting at 7 pm. Voting on October 6th must be made in person–there is NO mail-in or absentee ballot provision. Currently there are seven positions for which members can nominate themselves:

Five Officers positions (1-year term):
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Governor

Two Director positions (3-year term):
Director (2022 – 2024)
Director (2022 – 2024)

For more information read the Club Bylaws available on the web site in the Meeting Notes page.

WGC August News

Range Closed for Barrier Repairs

Starting Monday, Aug 2nd, the rifle and pistol range will be closed until the barrier repairs are complete. We anticipate work to last two weeks and finish on Friday, August 13th. The Club will send an email update announcing exactly when the range will resume normal operations.

Sunday trap may continue since it does not rely on the sky barrier but all other firearm shooting must stop until the barrier work is completed.

Events

No Club Meeting in August

Trap
Sundays at 10:30 am
Wednesdays Cancelled during Range Repairs

Long Range Times
Aug 7: Cancelled for Range Repairs
Aug 11: Cancelled for Range Repairs
Aug 21: 3rd Sat, 9am-1pm
Aug 25: 4th Wed, 12-3pm

Lower range closed during long range shooting.

No shooting before 9 am (Mon to Sat); 10 am start on Sun; CEASEFIRE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET–times are posted near the sign in sheet.

WGC July News

Events

No Club Meeting in July or August

Trap
Sundays at 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 4 pm

Long Range Times
July 3: 1st Sat, 9am-1pm
July 14: 2nd Wed, 12-3pm
July 17: 3rd Sat, 9am-1pm (orientation day)
July 28: 4th Wed, 12-3pm

Lower range closed during long range shooting.

No shooting before 9 am (Mon to Sat); 10 am start on Sun; CEASEFIRE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET–times are posted near the sign in sheet.

Range Barrier Construction July & August

REMINDER: The Club is planning to repair the sky barrier on the range. Contractors are scheduled to work during the last two weeks of July and first to weeks of August (July 18th to August 14th). Since contractors will be working downrange, the SHOOTING RANGE WILL BE CLOSED at times to complete this important work. We expect the contractors will be working primarily on weekdays. The Club will send additional email updates announcing when construction begins and which days the range will be closed. (photo of sky barrier)

The Wall That Heals

Steve L. mentioned this upcoming event, which members may be interested in attending: American Legion Post 215 and the Town of Nahant will host The Wall That Heals, a 375 foot, scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Nahant for free public viewing July 15-18, 2021. For more info see https://www.alpost215.org/