Announcements


2018 Elections Results

posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:43 PM by Dale Solander   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 4:13 PM ]


At the close of business at the September 10th membership meeting the results of the election were announced by the election committee.
BOD for a term of three years:
Dale Solander (105)
Rick Sten (89)
Guy Bower (88)
For a term of one year
Treasurer Joe Staier (116)
Secretary Stephanie Turnbull (113)
Indoor range funding questions:
Q1: Are you in favor of proceeding with the down range renovations with expenses not to exceed $350K. Y-92 / N-38
Q2: Do you approve taking out a 20 year construction loan, on an as needed basis for up to $205K of the $350K total. Y-90 / N-39 / Abstain-1 (87 needed to pass)

Posted Sept 11, 2018

Bylaws Vote

posted Aug 17, 2018, 7:21 PM by Dale Solander   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 6:42 PM ]

At the membership meeting of August 6th, 2018 the membership unanimously approved the revised Bylaws by a show of hands.

Posted August 17, 2018

PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES

posted Jul 27, 2018, 9:33 PM by OldColony Sportsmens

 REMINDER: The bylaw committee has finalized the revision based on your input. The final version will be voted on at the August 6th membership meeting.
To view the proposal CLICK HERE
Posted July 28, 2018

Annual Meeting & Elections

posted Jul 27, 2018, 9:24 PM by OldColony Sportsmens

At the close of business at the July 9th membership meeting the signup form for elections in September was posted on the builtin board in the clubhouse. Three BOD positions, Treasurer, and Secretary will voted on at the annual membership meeting on September 10th which will start one hour early @ 6pm. Please have your membership card with you when registering to vote.
July 28, 2018

2019 Annual Dues

posted Jul 27, 2018, 9:14 PM by OldColony Sportsmens

July 6, 2018
Starting August 5th, members may begin to pay the dues for 2019. For information on the dues see the Membership page.

NEW CARD ACCESS SYSTEM

posted Jul 27, 2018, 8:52 PM by OldColony Sportsmens

March 27, 2018

The new card key access system installation has been completed. Over the next few weeks the membership team and others will be will be fine tuning the system so we ask for your patience. 
Some important items to be aware of:
    1. The new system has no bypass option so those of you with bypass keys will find they no longer work. 
    2. The new system currently will require the use of your card at all times for all access points. This may change as we learn to adjust the system for peak usage times and special events. 
    3. To use the new system make sure you hold your card against the reader until the light turns green. 
    4. If you have a guest that needs to leave the firing line to retrieve something from the parking lot or use the bathroom make sure you loan them your key card so they can get back in. 
    5. For those activities running an event with non-members we can program the system with special unlock times. 
    6. The exit switch at the range gate had water damage and is currently running using a motion sensor for exit. 
    7. If your card does not work or you have other issues with the system please contact the membership team and provide a description of the problem, your name, and the membership number printed on your card so we can look into the issue. Click here to email membership 

    INDOOR RANGE PROJECT

    posted Aug 17, 2016, 9:37 AM by OldColony Sportsmens   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 8:03 AM by Dale Solander ]

    The indoor range committee has released the following status updates
    August 2018
    How Can I support the Indoor Range Project when I buy through AMAZON?

    Indoor Range Fundraiser


    Buy thru AMAZON Using This Link!


    AUGUST 2018

    Original Presentations

    Fundraisers:

    Fundraiser #1: OCSA has partnered with Amazon.com to receive a reward for those who shop at Amazon using this special link: OCSA AMAZON. It will not add any additional cost to your purchase. One you arrive at the Amazon website do not select any popups for the Amazon Smile program.

    Fundraiser #2: Click Here (CLOSED)
    Fundraiser #3Click Here (CLOSED)
    Fundraiser #4
    Click Here 
    (ACTIVE)

    Latest Activity: 8/14/2018
    Due to the excessive heat, all work has been suspended. Work parties will resume as soon as weather allows. Remaining phase two work includes;
    • Fundraiser #4 is now active.
    • An estimated two painting work parties.
    • One day of carpentry.
    • Prime & paint remaining carpentry.
    • Floor grind touch-up.
    • Epoxy Floor.
    A presentation on phases 3-6 was made to the BOD on 7/30/2018
    The presentation was presented to the membership on 8/6/2018
    A motion will be made for a funding vote at the annual meeting on 9/10/2018


    Board of Directors Range Safety Message

    posted Mar 26, 2016, 4:55 AM by OldColony Sportsmens   [ updated Mar 26, 2016, 4:55 AM ]

    A Message From
    Old Colony Sportsmens Association
    Board of Directors 3/20/2016
    Spring is approaching which means we will see an increase in range use. As pointed out in a recent issue of the Patriot Ledger there has been a 65 percent increase in LTC’s issued in Massachusetts since 2008. Over the last few years we have had a record number of new members join with many levels of experience. While all the range rules must be applied, the board of directors would like to remind members of these important range safety rules and etiquette.
    •  Members are reminded that the OCSA membership email system is the principal method of contacting the membership and alerting them to range issues and schedule changes. Please advise your fellow members who do not receive this to sign up for the notifications by going to the club website and registering for the member’s google group.
    • This notice will also be posted at the clubhouse and on the website.  The OCSA range rules are available in printed form at the clubhouse and on the club website HERE. Please download a copy and review.
    From the rulebook

     3.1 There will be absolutely no handling of firearms on the firing line while people are down range and the red light is on. All firearms on the firing line must have the gun actions open, OBI/ECI inserted in the firearm chamber.

    What is an OBI/ECI? It stands for Open Bolt Indicator / Empty Chamber Indicator. The image at the right shows typical devices. New members are issued one and additional devices may be purchased at the kitchen on the weekends as well as from your average firearm supply retailer. Every firearm on the firing line NOT in a case must have one installed when not being fired and when the line is made safe for target changes. The rod is to be placed into the chamber, NOT down the magazine well. If you have any questions please see a Range Safety Officer (RSO).

    4.1 The flashing red light and a bell are used to make the pistol range safe. A flashing red light and buzzer are used to make the rifle range safe. The flashing red light proceeded by the bell or buzzer alert must be on when anyone is down range.

    No one should go down range without the lights and buzzer even if you believe you are the only one there. Others could arrive while you are not at the firing line and be unaware you are downrange and the ability to view the line from within the rifle house is limited.

    4.2 The firing line must be checked before turning the red light on. The buzzer or bell should be sounded three times using 2-3 second blasts. IF the line is clear, the red light should be turned on and targets can then be changed/retrieved, etc. After returning to the firing line, the range should be visually scanned to ensure no one is still down range and the call “IS EVERYONE BACK” should be made. Once everyone is back on the firing line the buzzer or bell should again be sounded three times and the flashing red light turned off. 

    4.3 It is the responsibility of any individual clearing the pistol or rifle range to ensure everyone on that particular line is aware he is clearing that line.

    For individuals clearing the rifle line please check the 200 yard rifle house before activating the lights and buzzer. On Sundays and any time a rifle competition is ongoing in the rifle house, the house controls when target change breaks occur. 

    4.4 Anyone going down to the 200 yard target line, in addition to rules 4.1 and 4.2, shall take the red flag and post it at the right hand end of the 25 yard target line. The last person back from the 200 yard target line shall retrieve the flag on their way back. There shall be no firing or handling of firearms when the red flag is posted at the 25 yard target line.

    For all the above situations, whenever the range has been made safe there shall be no handling of firearms for any reason including packing up to leave. Once the target change is done and the line is again HOT you may handle your firearm for packing up. 

    8.2 A club member may host only two (2) shooting guests at a time. 

    8.3 Guests must be accompanied by a club member at all times when they are shooting. If for any reason, the club member has to leave the firing line, the guest(s) shall make their firearms safe and discontinue shooting until their hosts returns. 

    10.1 All firearms may load up to, but no more than 10 rounds. 

    It has been observed that some members are exceeding this limit.

    16.4 All minors on club property must be under adult supervision at all times.

    All members are responsible for applying these rules and coaching others when they see a violation. Members who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave for the day, especially if they do not have a membership badge or OBI/ECI. Arguing with a Range Safety Officer is not allowed.

    NOTICE: In light of the recent power outage the OCSA Board of Directors has voted to make it policy that any time the range lights and buzzer are not operational that range shall be considered closed unless a Range Safety Officer (RSO) is available to manually run the line.

    INDOOR RANGE UPDATE 11/9/2015

    posted Nov 9, 2015, 5:29 AM by OldColony Sportsmens   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 5:29 AM ]

    We made good progress over the last month with multiple items completed.

    • The new heating system is installed and running.
    • The two old heating systems have been removed. 
    • 90% of the masonry work to close the exterior wall openings, (windows, old vent holes, etc.) has been completed.
    • Two previous attempts at ventilation and filtering have been removed.

    On the heating system, this is not the full system but the required components to get us through this winter. Plumbing has been installed to support future additions when and if funded for the air ventilation system. We will also use this winter to gauge how the scaled back capacity supports current needs.


    I would like to thank Austin Snow, Greg Hommel, Matt Solander, Mike Galandzi, Rick Sten, and Bob Manning for the labor these past few weeks. I estimate this has saved the project about $2,500 to $5,000.

     

    CLICK HERE TO SEE AN updated project flow chart. This is not the complete project chart, just the items currently under active planning thru the first and second quarter of 2016. With the holidays approaching work is expected to slow down a bit.

    JR RIFLE PROGRAM SUSPENDED

    posted Sep 28, 2015, 11:54 AM by OldColony Sportsmens   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 11:54 AM ]

    DUE TO THE INDOOR RANGE BEING CLOSED PENDING RENOVATION THE JR RIFLLE PROGRAM HAS SUSPENDED ACTIVITY. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT GEORGE WILSON.

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