Greetings fellow club members, we had yet another banner year at the Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club! I would like to thank the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for their dedication to the future of this club. We also have a number of members and non members who volunteered their time to help us out last summer in the beginning stages of our new building. Thank you!
A new building now stands where the old pavilion stood since 1951! We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and excited about what the future could bring. Imagine nearly year round use of this building for our events! Our goal for this spring/summer is to complete the concrete, electrical, and finish landscaping work. Would you like to help? Consider a donation of time or an additional monetary donation when you mail your membership information back. Thank you in advance!
The club held many successful events for youth and adults in 2014. Events included the “Intro to the Outdoors” program for the Lewiston summer recreation program, our 12th year of sponsoring a Kicking Bear 1 on 1 camp, (3) Sporting Clay shoots, (3) 3D Archery shoots, weekly trap shooting, a traditional Firearms Safety Training class, and 2 internet Firearms Safety Training classes. This year we will add another firearms safety opportunity running 1 night per week from June 11 thru July 23. Contact Chuck Perry for more details at 689-4563.
We are excited about hosting the newly formed Lewiston High School trap team at our facility in 2015. Once per week we will see 20-30 student athletes practicing and shooting trap for score. Last fall we also had a number of students shoot trap for an FFA organized event. Some interesting facts about High School trap shooting in Minnesota:
35% of high school trap team members said trap is the only sport they participate in
55% of high school trap team members had never shot trap before
More MN high school students are on a trap team than play high school hockey
80% of MN trap teams grant varsity letters to participants
The 6 day MN high school trap championship in Alexandria is open to all team members and is the largest shooting sports event in the USA with 5000 participants expected in 2015!
Be sure to include your e-mail address when returning your membership card. Mark Reisetter has been very good at keeping Club members informed on local events and will continue to keep you up to date on Club happenings.
In closing please feel free to contact me with any ideas or concerns about the club that you might have. We hope you have a safe and happy 2015 and are able to join us at one of our many events!
Memberships available at: Mainstream, Stockton Valley Saloon & Lewiston Hardware