Tree planting scheduled for April 22, 2013 has been postponed because of weather. It is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Security State Bank – meet at 6:00 pm.
Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 671, Lewiston, MN. 55952-0671
Sponsoring Conservation of our Natural Resources
Greetings fellow club members. Another successful year has come and gone for the club. I would like to thank last year’s Board of Director’s, Committee Chairs, and the members that volunteered at different events for their hard work in keeping the club running.
The club held many successful events for youths and adults in 2012. Events included the “Intro to the Outdoors” program for the Lewiston Parks & Recreation, our 10th year in sponsoring a Kicking Bear 1 on 1 camp, three Sporting Clay shoots, three 3D Archery shoots, weekly trap shooting and a traditional Firearms Safety Training class and an internet Firearms Safety Training class.
We set a membership goal of 300 members and we surpassed it with a final total of 316 members. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to achieve this goal. The new goal we are setting is 350 members. If we work as hard as we did in 2012 we will be able to attain this goal also.
In 2013 we have several bigger projects that we will be trying to move forward with, like the revamping of the shooting benches, rebuilding the dirt berms behind the back stops, and the biggest is replacing the pavilion with a building.
If we want to continue holding Sporting Clays, 3D Archery and other events we need members to come forward and help out. Even if you can only help out at one event for one day it will make a difference. You can contact me, or any club officer, or committee chair to volunteer. I encourage each and every member to become more active in the club by attending as many monthly meetings as possible. We are looking for 3 more club members to join the building committee that have ideas or visions on the directions the club should be heading in the future.
In closing please feel free to contact me with any ideas or concerns for or about the club that you might have.
Update on LSC Membership Dues
After a lengthy discussion on the pros and cons of raising the membership dues, the Board of Directors at a special meeting on August 13, 2012, voted to raise the annual dues by $5.00.
Starting on January 1, 2013, single memberships will cost $25.00 and the family memberships will cost $40.00.
The $5.00 increase will be deposited into the building fund and will be used in replacing the main building or for larger maintenance projects.
The two biggest projects facing the club right now are replacing / repairing the shooting benches and the replacement of the main building which will need to happen before too long.
We will also be looking at holding several building fund raisers next year. Any suggestions or help with the fund raisers will be greatly appreciated.