Springbrook Sportsman's Club

  

 

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                                                                                July 2018

  

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: No membership meeting in July

Board Meeting: July 17th, 7 pm

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE.                                        

                      

            Presidents Column: 

No information received. 

Club Information:  

There is no general Membership meeting in July. 

There are still tickets available for the Kimber Raffle that is to be drawn on July 18th.  The monies from this raffle have been earmarked for the trap field project. Members who have tickets out for sale are reminded that they need to turn in their tickets and monies by 8 PM on July 18th

The Buck NRA knife was drawn on June 27th, after the last card was sold out.  Sarah Proctor was the winner.  She was present that night and claimed the knife and the Friends of NRA cap. 

Zoning Issue: 

The Board did appear in late June at the County Zoning meeting for the change in the zoning map amendment.  This means we will not have a settlement of the issue until early July. 

Trap League 

There is no trap league on July 4th.  

Trap Field Project: 

All efforts are on hold until the zoning issue is settled. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.If you have not renewed your membership yet, your current membership has expired

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 


 

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                                                                           June 2018

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: June 5th, 7 PM

Board Meeting: June 19th, 7 pm

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

                          

Presidents Column: 

No information received. 

Club Information:  

We will have three raffles this year.  In addition to Turkey Shoot and Sight-in Days we are running a third raffle with help from the Friends of NRA. 

For the Turkey Shoot we have a camo Tristar Viper G2 semi-automatic 12 ga. turkey gun.  It has a Truglow  red dot sighting system.  Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.  It will be drawn on August 19th, at 4 pm.  There are only 500 tickets. 

Tickets for the Kimber and the Turkey Shoot raffles are still available for members to pick up and sell.  They can be gotten at meetings and on trap league nights. 

The gun for Sight-in Days has not been selected yet. 

The Club has received a donation from the Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors.  This donation will be used to help support youth activities at Springbrook.  

Zoning Issue: 

In late May, members of the Board appeared at the Winnebago County Zoning meeting.  However, due to a clerical error, only The Conditional Use Permit was discussed. 

The Board will have to appear in late June at the County Zoning meeting for the change in the zoning map amendment.  This means we will not a settlement of the issue until early July. 

Trap League 

At the annual meeting for the trap league, those shooters present voted to extend the league by one week.  This was needed due to weather issues and the 4th of July falling on a trap league night.  The club main calendar will be readjusted to show this, with fall league and the end of the season shoot being on new dates. 

On June 6th, the Three Man League and the Youth league will start.  Applications are available at the club house.  They both are 10 week seasons and will finish on the same date as the Solo and Five Man Teams.

 A reminder that all youth league entrants must have completed Hunters Safety and have a signed parental permission slip in order to compete in the league. 

Long time Secretary for the Trap Leagues, which includes summer, fall and winter, Dave Johnson has retired from that position.  Thanks Dave for your efforts. 

Steak Fry: 

The Steak Fry will be held on June 20th, with the grills being fired up at 5 PM.   

A reminder for all the are planning on attending, that you need to bring your own plates and cutlery, along with whatever you want to grill.  Springbrook will provide the side dishes. 

This is not just a trap league thing.  It is an all member get together.  Members attending the event will get tickets to use on whatever type beverage they want.  Each member will get three tickets.  

Trap Field Project: 

All efforts are on hold until the zoning issue is settled. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.

If you have not renewed your membership yet, your current membership has expired 

Spring Clean-up: 

A spring clean-up day will be on June 9th.  Time to clean-up the grounds for the summer.  While the garage was cleaned before the clay birds came in, there is still other things to clean-up.  Rakes and leaf blowers are the tools of the day.  We can also use the lawn sweeper to help. 

The work day will start at 9 AM. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in.   

 

 

 


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                                                                           May 2018

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: May 1st, 7 PM

Board Meeting: May 15th, 7 pm

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

Presidents Column:

No information received. 

Club Information:  

We will have three raffles this year.  In addition to Turkey Shoot and Sight-in Days we are running a third raffle with help from the Friends of NRA. 

In March, the club helped sponsor their Annual Banquet.  For that help we have received a Limited Edition NRA Kimber Micro 9mm, Black and Tan.  Tickets for this raffle will be available at the April Meeting.  They are $10 each or three for $20.  The drawing will be July 18th at 8 pm.  There only 500 tickets for this raffle.

 For the Turkey Shoot we have a camo Tristar Viper G2 semi-automatic 12 ga. turkey gun.  It has a Truglow  red dot sighting system.  Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.  It will be drawn on August 19th, at 4 pm.  Again there are only 500 tickets. 

The gun for Sight-in Days has not been selected yet. 

Zoning Issue: 

The meetings with both the Town and the County will take place in May.  The final decision on our effort will not be known until June. 

Trap League 

The first week of league completion, of our summer trap league starts on May 2nd. Shooting to start it 6 PM.  You can sign up for the Five Person Team league, for which you need to be a member of Springbrook.  You can also sign up for the Solo League.  Members and non-members can join this league. 

The annual meeting for the leagues will be held on May 2nd, starting at approximately 8 PM.  Awards from last year’s leagues will be handed out and the rules looked at.  Elections for league Officers will also be held.  

The new wireless system has been installed. 

The Three Person League and the Youth league will start June 6th

.22 Rimfire League: 

The league had its’ first week for competition on April 28th.  The next league competition shoot will be on May 26th.  That will also be the last time you can sign up for the league.  Applications for adult and youth shooters will be available at the club house.  Shooting starts at 9 AM. 

A reminder, all youth shooters need to have completed Hunters Safety, and will also need a signed Parental Permission form completed before they will allowed to compete. 

Steak Fry: 

The Steak Fry will be held on June 20th, with the grills being fired up at 5 PM.   

A reminder for all the are planning on attending, that you need to bring your own plates and cutlery, along with whatever you want to grill.  Springbrook will provide the side dishes.

 Trap Field Project: 

All efforts are on hold until the zoning issue is settled. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.

If you have not renewed your membership yet, your current membership has expired 

Spring Clean-up: 

A spring clean-up day will held on May 19th.  Time to clean-up the grounds for the summer.  While the garage was cleaned before the clay birds came in, there is still other things to clean-up.  Rakes and leaf blowers are the tools of the day.  We can also use the lawn sweeper to help. 

The work day will start at 9 AM. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

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                                                                           April 2018

                    

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: April 3rd, 7 PM

Board Meeting: April 17th, 7 pm

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone, 

First thing is I would like to thank all the people that helped on the remodel of the club house.  I have gotten a lot of compliments on how it looks so far.   Hopefully we will have it completed by the time the summer shooting season starts. 

With the summer shooting season just around the corner, the club will be ordering a new wireless microphones system.  The old one was refurbished when we bought it, and has given us a lot of good years.  But it was getting old and getting to be a pain to keep them maintained.  

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range! 

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

Club Information:  

The April 3rd General Meeting, will be the last of the three required meetings/votes regarding the purchase of a new wireless microphone system for shooting trap.  

We will have three raffles this year.  In addition to Turkey Shoot and Sight-in Days we are running a third raffle with help from the Friends of NRA. 

In March, the club helped sponsor their Annual Banquet.  For that help we have received a Limited Edition NRA Kimber Micro 9mm, Black and Tan.  Tickets for this raffle will be available at the April Meeting.  They are $10 each or three for $20.  The drawing will be July 18th at 8 pm.  There only 500 tickets for this raffle.

 For the Turkey Shoot we have a camo Tristar Viper G2 semi-automatic 12 ga. turkey gun.  It has a Truglow  red dot sighting system.  Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.  It will be drawn on August 19th, at 4 pm.  Again there are only 500 tickets. 

The gun for Sight-in Days has not been selected yet. 

Zoning Issue:

 The Club has filed the paperwork to correct the zoning issue with the Town of Omro, and Winnebago County.  We had to pay up front the amount of $1780.00 for the problem. 

The meetings with both the Town and the County will take place in May.  The final decision on our effort will not be known until June. 

Trap League 

Summer trap league officially starts on April 18th with a 50 Bird Blind Partner shoot. Shooting will start at about 6 pm. 

 April 25th is a practice night, with team and solo league shooting starting on May 2nd.  Youth and 3 Man league shooting will start on June 6th.  To shoot in the 5 man team league you must be a member of the club.  The other leagues are open to member and nonmember.  Nonmembers paying a higher fee. 

All leagues will be one week shorter due to the fact that the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, and the Club will not be open.  However all leagues will still shoot the normal number of rounds as it pertains to the individual league. 

Steak Fry will be on June 20th.    

Trap Field Project: 

All efforts are on hold until the zoning issue is settled. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.

Your current membership expires on April 30th.  

The Board, at their last meeting looked at membership fees.  They have not been changed since 2005.  Any increase in the amount would take effect in the 2019-2020 membership years.  Anyone with a three year membership, starting this year would not be affected until that three year period has expired.  A current life membership would not be affected.  The raise will be for new or renewal of a one year conditional membership. A new or renewal of a three year conditional membership.  A new Life conditional memberships, and a new or renewal of a one year Unconditional membership.  

Costs for keeping the Club open have increased.  Insurance, utilities, taxes, disposal fees have all gone up over the past years.  Membership fees help contribute to operating costs of the club, they cannot do it alone.  Rentals, special fund raisers, raffles, and trap shooting events are what keep us going.  Your support for the special fund raisers, Turkey Shoot and Sight-in Days, as a volunteer, are to be commended.  The club also needs your help and support for the raffle fund raisers. 

We cannot mail you the raffle tickets as we did years ago.  There are Postal regulations that prohibit us from doing it.  Please come to a meeting get some tickets. Come out to the club on Trap League nights and pick up some tickets. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

  

 


 

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                                                                        March 2018 

 

Presidents Column: 

No information received 

Club Information:  

The March 6th General Meeting, will be the second of the three required meetings/votes regarding the purchase of a new wireless microphone system for shooting trap.  The final meeting/vote is to be held at the April 3rd general meeting. 

The new addition has been painted.  Have to say what difference it makes with a new coat of paint.  Items will be re-hung on the walls in a different pattern than they were before.  Not all of the previous bulletin boards are going back up.  New boards are being explored. 

The practice of taping or tacking items to the walls will no longer be allowed.  Please do not tape them to the doors either.

The new TV has been mounted to the east wall area.  It is large enough to be seen from the far west end, with the wall removed and now finished. 

Trap League 

Winter trap league has just finished its’ third week.  Members who did not join the league, but wish to get in a round of trap are encouraged to come out and join in.  Shooting still starts at 6 PM. 

Trap Field Project: 

The committee is in the process of getting bids for the project.  As soon is that is done, the board, along with the committee can meet on them. Members will informed when a decision has been made, and when it will be presented at general meetings.  

“Springbrook we have a problem here “.  One of the contractors asked to bid the trap field project, when contacting the Zoning Office for Winnebago County, found out we are zoned wrong for what we want to do.  We were not zoned properly when the berm was redone years ago. Based on this issue, they would not issue any work permits until the zoning issue is rectified.  

We have contacted the zoning office and presently trying to work out the problem.  Both the Town of Omro and County Zoning have assured us they want to work with us and get it right.  They are not trying to put Springbrook out of existence. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees. 

The Board will be reviewing sign-up sheets for events previously held to check to see if volunteer requirements are being or have been met for the current membership year.  If you have not complied with this as a part of your membership, it could affect for membership application for the membership year 2018-19.  There are two months left in the current year to get your time in.   

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

 

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                                                                       February 2018 

 

Presidents Column: 

No information received 

Important Notice:  

Do to the freezing weather for the January membership meeting elections were delayed until the February General Membership meeting.  Of the seven members at the January meeting, three were up for re-election.  It was the opinion of those present that elections could be delayed until the February 6th meeting. 

The positions up for election are President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and two members at large.

 At the February meeting, a motion is going to made to replace the hard wired microphone system, used to call the clay bird when shoot trap, to a wireless system.  It has been talked to death by the board and some members of the club for too long.  It is time to move forward.  

This will start the three meeting requirement for the spending of club funds.  The next two meetings will be at the March and April General Membership meetings. 

The present system was a re-built system when purchased.  No one has been able to put a date when it was first purchased.  Some of the mic/speaker units are rusty.  Wire leads for the present system have been repaired over, and over again. 

It is estimated that the replacement cost for the system would between 7500.00 and 8500.00 dollars.  The old system can be traded in for resale, but that at this point is an unknown. 

Trap League 

Winter trap league will start on February 14th.  Shooting time will be 6 PM.  Applications will be at the clubhouse.  Solo and 2 man leagues are available.  Members and non-members are welcome to join the league.  Non-members pay a slightly higher trap fee. 

Trap Field Project: 

The committee that was appointed by the membership has been working with the engineering firm, and has come up with a final plan.  Their drawing is posted at the Clubhouse for members to view at meetings.

 The committee is in the process of getting bids for the project.  As soon is that is done, the committee can meet on them, you will notified about the process, and your voice heard at the meeting that starts going forward. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees. 

The Board will be reviewing sign-up sheets for events previously held to check to see if volunteer requirements are being or have been met for the current membership year.  If you have not complied with this as a part of your membership, it could affect for membership application for the membership year 2018-19.  There are four months left in the current year to get your time in.  Special emails will be sent out for workdays in the near future. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2018 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in.   

 

 


 

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                                                                        January 2018 

                                   

                           HAPPY NEW YEAR 

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone, 

Well we have another year in the books.  2018 is going to be an exciting year.  We start off with elections for the Board of Directors on Tuesday the 2nd @ the membership meeting.  Then throughout the year we have several improvement projects that we have planned. 

I would like to ask our membership to come out and get more involved this year.  When we as a board of directors try and plan a project to be accomplished at Springbrook, we spend a lot of our time trying to figure out where we will get the man power to get the project accomplished.  So please come out and get involved.

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson         

 

Important Notice:  

At the January 2018 Annual Meeting elections will be held for President, Second Vice President, Treasurer and two general board members at large.  Please think about it.  Some current members in those positions are or have served beyond the limits as set forth in the By-Laws.   

When you consider running for an office of the club, remember the recent addition to the by-laws concerning board member attendance at general and board meetings.  When board members do not fulfill their duties to the club, they benefit neither the club nor its members.  

Those new rules are:

 Executive Officers shall be required to attend a minimum of eight (8) Board and General meetings per year. 

Directors at Large shall be required to attend six (6) Board and General meetings per year. 

Trap League 

Winter trap league will start on February 14th.  Shooting time will be 6 PM.  Applications will be forth coming on the web-site and at the clubhouse. 

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.

 The Board will be reviewing sign-up sheets for events previously held to check to see if volunteer requirements are being or have been met for the current membership year.  If you have not complied with this as a part of your membership, it could affect for membership application for the membership year 2018-19.  There are four months left in the current year to get your time in.  Special emails will be sent out for workdays in the near future. 

A good way to get time in, is to attend the annual meeting and help empty the main room of tables, chairs and other things to get to room ready for a maintenance project that starts January 3rd. 

General Information: 

After some attempts’ to find a party to take the very large TV, they have all fallen thru.  Hear is the deal.  You want it you got it.  First come, first serve.  Call Dave Rapp at 920-410-6831 to make arrangements to get it.  It needs to be out of the main room by January 3rd.  If no one wants it, it is going to the landfill. 

You will need a trailer to haul it and someone to help you. 

The Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors is having an event on January 20-21, 2018 at the Fond du Lac Expo Center, located at the Fond du Lac County Fair Grounds.  A notice will be posted at the clubhouse, with information about the event. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

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                                                                           December 2017

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: Dec 5th, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 19th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone, 

Well the year is just about over, and Springbrook as had an exhalent year.  I would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped out throughout the year.  We could not have accomplished what we have without you. We have some big plans for improvements next year.  So come on out and help us accomplish our goals.

 From Me and the rest of the Board of Directors at Springbrook, we would like to wish you all a Happy Holidays!

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range! 

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

 

Trap League Information 

Listed are the dates for the 2018 Trap League seasons.  The Annual Turkey Trap Shoot will be on August 19th

Springbrook will also host a Mid Wis. Traveling League shoot in July, and will also host the Championship Shoot in August.  The dates will be posted as soon as we get them. 

Winter league: Feb 14 through March 21

Summer League: April 18 through August 15

Fall League: August 22 through September 26

April 18: 50 bird blind partner shoot

August 15th: 75 Bird Shoot

October 3rd: 50 bird blind partner.

  

Important Information: 

At the November Board meeting, the directors voted to replace the very large TV.  Other than taking up a lot of space, and not working that well, with two remotes, that if you did things wrong it would not work at all.

 A flat screen TV with a wall mount will be purchased to replace the monster in the corner. 

A work day will be held on December 9th, starting at 9 am.  The purpose is to get the picnic tables stacked and other things under cover at allow for snow removal. 

In January a company is coming in to strip and wax the floor in the main room.  They will also be deep cleaning the carpet and put scotch guard on it. 

When they are at the club, they will also be striping to old wall paper of the wall in the main room, and the border in the entry room.  This is being done to get ready to repair and paint the interior of the clubhouse.

 

Sight-in Days:

 

Sight-in Days are over.  A big thank you, to all that helped with this event.  While numbers were down, we still had a profitable event. 

We had 625 guns sighted in, and 5 additional guns for disabled veterans. 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 and 2018 Club Calendars is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

 

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                                                                           November 2017

  

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: Nov. 7th, 7 PM

Board Meeting: Nov.21st, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE                                            

 

Presidents Column: 

No information received in time for this newsletter. 

Trap League Information 

Listed are the dates for the 2018 Trap League seasons.  The Annual Turkey Trap Shoot will be on August 19th

Springbrook will also host a Mid Wis. Traveling League shoot in July, and will also host the Championship Shoot in August.  The dates will be posted as soon as we get them.

 

Winter league: Feb 14 through March 21

Summer League: April 18 through August 15

Fall League: August 22 through September 26

April 18: 50 bird blind partner shoot

August 15th: 75 Bird Shoot

October 3rd: 50 bird blind partner.

 

 Important Information: 

We have received a generous donation from the Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors.  It will be used to off-set costs of youth shooting programs. 

The engineering company that is helping with the trap range project, made its’ preliminary measurements on November 1st.  In doing so, the person doing the measuring, pointed out that there appears to be two property boundary stakes along the property line to the west.  We are looking into which is the correct boundary stake. 

Sight-in Days:

 

 This is our last big fund raiser of the year.  It started the last weekend in October and will end the Friday before the opening of gun deer season.   Darren Thomas and Tom McNamara are running the event.  Contact either of them to sign up for helping on the days the club is open to the public. 

  

Sight-in Days Raffle tickets are now available.  The prize this year is a Henry Steel, 45-70 rifle.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.  The gun can be seen at Hergerts.

 

 Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 

 

 


  

 

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                                                                            October 2017

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: 3rd, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 17th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello Everyone,

Well we are coming into October.  With the fall trap league winding down, we can put another shooting season in the books.  We have had a good year so far with 1 major fund raiser left, Sight-in Days.  So if you haven’t got your hours in yet, here is a good opportunity.  Without you help it would not be a success.  I have heard from a lot of people that they appreciate the help they get sighting in their rifles from our volunteers.  

One of the projects that we are looking to get accomplished is upgrading the trap lanes.  This upcoming membership meeting, the membership will be voting for the 3rd and final vote to spend up to $16,000 to upgrade the concrete on the trap lanes.  So come on out and vote.

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range! 

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

Trap League Information 

The Fall Trap League will finish, due to weather issues this year, October 4th.  The 50 Bird shoot will be on October 11th.  It will also be a night of dollar beverages and dollar hotdogs.  The 50 Bird Shoot is open to members and non-members who wish to take part in the event.

 Important Information: 

At the August General Membership Meeting, a motion was made, seconded, to re-do the trap fields with new concrete, and grading for better drainage.  A cap $16000.00 dollars was placed on the project.  The motion received an affirmative vote. 

Since this vote, the Board has received in-put on the project, to wit: move the trap houses closer to the 100 yard line cement, thereby moving the trap lanes further from the club house.  By doing this it would help cut down on noise for setting outside and would also give more room for people during special events,  mainly our Turkey Shoot and the Kalmerton event.  This will be brought to the membership at the September General Meeting for the third and final vote. 

 

Sight-in Days:

 

 This is our next big fund raiser.  It will start the last weekend in October and end the Friday before the opening of gun deer season.   Darren Thomas and Tom McNamara are running the event.  Contact either of them to sign up for helping on the days the club is open to the public. 

 

October 27th is the set up date.  Actual sighting in for the public will begin October 28th.

 

Sight-in Days Raffle tickets are now available.  The price this year is, a Henry Steel, 45-70 rifle.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.  The gun can be seen at Hergerts.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 

 


 

 

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                                                                            September 2017

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: 5th, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 19th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE                                             

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Well we are coming into September.  We had a good year at Springbrook.  The Turkey shoot is behind us, and was a success once again. I would like to thank everyone that came out and helped.  Especially the Traxler family with all the hard work they put into turkey shoot all year long. 

As the board of directors we are always looking for ways to improve our club.  We have put together a list of projects that we would like to accomplish.  Some of the projects are required and it is just a matter of prioritizing them and getting accomplished.  At this time I would like to share this list with you so you can see what we are trying to accomplish.  This list in random order they is no particular order of importance.  Membership to.

1.      New fence between the sidewalk and the trap fields.

2.      New garage or pole building.

3.      Parking lot.  Spring time it’s a mud pit.

4.      Remodel the old original part of the club house.

5.      Covered patio out on the west end of the building.

6.      New Microphones for the trap ranges.

7.      New trap machines.

8.      Pathways out to the berm.

9.      New trap lanes all 3 houses.

 

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson          

Turkey Shoot: 

To all who volunteered to set-up and work, the day of the shoot, a special Thank you.  Without you it could not be done. 

Important Information: 

At the August General Membership Meeting, a motion was made, seconded, to re-do the trap fields with new concrete, and grading for better drainage.  A cap $16000.00 dollars was placed on the project.  The motion received an affirmative vote. 

Since this vote, the Board has received in-put on the project, to wit: move the trap houses closer to the 100 yard line cement, thereby moving the trap lanes further from the club house.  By doing this it would help cut down on noise for setting outside and would also give more room for people during special events,  mainly our Turkey Shoot and the Kalmerton event.  This will be brought to the membership at the September General Meeting. 

Trap Shooting Information: 

Fall League has started.  We got week one in ok, but week two was a rain-out.  Due to this, the league is being extended one additional week.  Thus pushing the 50 Bird final event to October 4th.  You still got time to enter and get your rounds in.


Sight-in Days:
 

 This is our next big fund raiser.  It will start the last weekend in October and end the Friday before the opening of gun deer season.   Darren Thomas and Tom McNamara are running the event.  Contact either of them to sign up for helping on the days the club is open to the public.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 


 

 

 

 

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                                                                               August 2017

 

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: August 1st, 7 PM

Board Meeting: 15th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

                                                

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Well we are coming into the second half of our shooting season.  August is a big month for us at Springbrook.  We start off on Saturday Aug 5th with the Kalmerton Back Woods trap shoot.  It’s a fun day of shooting, with lots of prizes given away.  Money raised goes to the Kalmerton foundation, a charity started in the name of Brandon Kamerton.  Then on August 20th we have our Turkey shoot.  This is one of Springbrooks largest fundraisers.  There will be trapshooting for meat prizes, bucket raffles, walk around raffles.  

The next couple of years we have some very large projects that we would like to get done to improve our club.  At the August membership meeting we will start the vote to replace all the concrete for all 3 traps.  Also with this project will be some grading to get some of the water to drain better.   Here is a small list of projects that we would like to get accomplished to improve our club.  New garage (current one is starting to rot away), reworking the parking lot (spring time it’s a mud pit), new trap machines, new voice releases for the trap machines, gravel walk ways out to berm.  We just need to prioritize the projects with the funds that we have available. 

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson          

 

Turkey Shoot: 

The annual turkey trap shoot is on August 20th, of this year.  An email notice was sent to those that have volunteered to work this event.  If you have not done so, please contact Kyle Spanbauer at 920-379-6710, by email at kspans@gmail.com to sign up.  It is one of the two major fund raisers for the club.  Like the other major fund raiser, is volunteer intensive. 

 

Important Information: 

At the July meeting, the Board looked at, and discussed a proposal to re-grade and replace the trap fields. It is one of the three major concerns the board has with the decline of the intra-structure of the Club.  The other two concerns are the parking lot, and the storage garage. 

The basic proposal is to regrade the area of the trap fields, and to promote better drainage of the area.  The removal of the old shooting lanes, and replace them with new wider concrete lanes, according to NRA Trap Field Specs.  The grassy area presently there between the shooting lanes for houses one and two, would be replaced with crushed orange granite.  This is referred to as the infield.  The project is believed to be in the cost range $13,000.00 to $15,000.00 dollars. 

This proposal, is being brought to the August General Membership Meeting. A vote for the proposed expenditure would the first of the three votes needed to spend this amount of money.  The second vote being held at the September General Membership Meeting and the third vote being September Board Meeting.  

Trap Shooting Information: 

The summer trapshooting season is winding down in August. The 9th is the last night to shoot league rounds and will be the final Annie Oakley Shoot off. A reminder that all league participants must be shoot out in order for them or their team to be eligible for league awards.

 

 

“75”  Bird  Shoot Wednesday August 16th

 

50 birds  and Lewis class                                                 $18.00

After shooting is completed, a drawing will be held to determine partners.

Partner’s scores will be combined; scoring will be based on the Lewis Class system.

 

25 straight (optional)                         $3.00

Shoot a 25 straight and share the pot with the other 25 straight scores.

 

Lucky Number (optional)            $4.00 Entrant’s scores will be placed in a drawing. Entrant’s scores matching the drawn number share the pot.

 

Cost to enter all 4 events              $25.00

This event is open to the public, non-members are welcome.
 

The fall league season is a 250 target league (ten rounds) and starts on August 23rd and runs six weeks through September 20. This is a solo league and/ or 2-man league and is open to both members and non-members. 

The trap league is always looking for members willing to help bartend for leagues and special events. The club will reimburse members for the cost of the bartender’s class and license.  Please contact Club president Jim Gustafson if interested.​​

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Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.    

WORK DAY: 

There will be a work day on August 19th, starting at 9:00 am.  It will be a rain or shine day.  It is the setup day the Annual Turkey trap shoot.  The more people involved the shorter the work day.  Please put it on your calendar. 

Turkey Shoot Raffle: 

We have tickets left for the gun raffle to be held that day.  They are 10 dollars each, or three for 20 dollars.  The gun is a Tri-Star, O/U, 12 ga., Upland Hunter Silver.  The gun can be seen at Hergert Sport Center, and will be at the Club the day of the event.  Contact Dave Rapp at 920-410-6831 to get your tickets.  All tickets for this raffle must be turned in by 4 PM on the day of the Turkey Shoot. 

Fund Raiser for High School Trap Teams: 

Clay Birds & Birdies, Fund-raising event for the Oshkosh and Winneconne High School Trapshooting teams, is being held Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, with a maximum of 18 four person teams.

 

Time line: 10:00 trap range open for practice, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Trapshooting 50 targets at Springbrook.  3:00: Shotgun start for golf.  6:00 pm, dinner, raffles, prizes and awards at Lake Breeze Lake Breeze Golf Club, 6333 Ball Prairie Rd.  Winneconne, WI. 

Questions contact Dave at Springbrooksc@gmail.com or call 920-594-2067            

Advance registration is required.    

Cost for the event is $75.00 per person entry fee.  That includes 2 rounds trap shooting, 9 holes of golf w/cart – 4 person scramble with hole event prizes, 2 drink tickets per entry.  It also includes dinner & prizes at Lake Breeze right after the golf event.  

 

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     ALL TEAMS - PLEASE FILL IN THE FOLLOWING INFO FOR CONTACT PURPOSES 

Contact for the foursome ___________________________________     

Contact Phone _________________  email _____________________________    

Members of your Team: 

 #1____________________________________ 

#2: ____________________________________ 

#3: ____________________________________ 

#4: _____________________________________  

Please make all checks payable to:   Oshkosh Wildcat’s Trapshooting 

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in. 

 


 

                    

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                                                                               July 2017

   

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: No meeting in July

Board Meeting: July 18 th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

 

 Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone,

Happy Independence Day everyone!  I love this time of year.  The weather is nice; there are all kinds of shooting going on.  And fireworks, I love fireworks.  I would like to wish everyone have a happy and safe 4th of July. 

Ok on to club business, the vote for the sound barrier passed.  Now all we have to do is wait till it dries up enough so we can get equipment in to build it. Just a reminder because it is so close to the 4th of July, there is no membership meeting this month.

 On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

 You’re President,

Jim Gustafson        

 

 


 

 

 

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                                                                               May 2017

 

Important Dates:

General Membership Meeting: May 2nd, 7 PM

Board Meeting: May 16th, 7 PM

Range Closure dates: 

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR AS IT IS UP TO DATE

                                          

 

Presidents Column: 

Hello everyone, 

The nice weather is finally getting here and we are getting ready to start our summer shooting season.  We started our shooting season last week with the 50 bird blind partner shoot.  This Wednesday 4-26 our summer trap leagues start with a practice night, and actual league shooting begins next Wednesday 5-3.  So come on out and start shooting.  If you don’t have a team come on out anyway.  Sometimes teams are looking for shooters.  There might be 4 other people looking for a team.  We also have a solo league.  The last couple of years we had a 3 man team league that started in June.  And don’t worry about how good you are or aren’t.  Everything is handicapped based to make it fair for everyone.  It’s about coming out and having a good time and making new friends. 

 This year we have several projects that we are planning.  Some are just in the design and planning stage.  Others are maintenance on the building & grounds.  We will be having a few clean up days throughout the summer.  Springbrook Sportsman’s club relies on its members to volunteer some of their time to complete some of the basic maintenance and upkeep for the club.  If we don’t get volunteers then we are going to have to hire someone to get the work done.  I would much rather spend our money on range improvements rather than just upkeep.  So please we need your help this summer when we have work days!

On a parting note I want to leave you with one thing to remember.  This is not my club! This is not the board of directors club!  This is our club!  This is your club!  We need to work together as a team to make Springbrook a better place.  See you at the range!

You’re President,

Jim Gustafson

 

Trapshooting News.
 

Summer league is just beginning.  The league will start officially On May 3rd and will end on August 9th,   That night is a makeup night and the Anne Oakley Finals. 

On June 7th, the Youth and Three Man leagues will start up.  Just a reminder, the youth’s parents are members or not, that the first 20 kids that sign up for Youth League, have their shells provided for the 10 week season. 

All shooting starts at 6 PM.  The cost is $3.50 for members and $4.00 for non-members who wish to just come out and shoot a round of trap. 

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 Important Information: 

On Sunday, April 23rd, kids jumped the fence at the club and shot the new handgun range signs. It is being investigated.  A report has been filed with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.  The Omro Police Department has also been made aware of the incident. 

There will be a special vote on the Sound Barrier for the handgun range.  This will be the first of the three required votes.  The next vote will be the Membership meeting in June and the third will be the Board Meeting in July.

 There are two bids that have submitted.  The first is for a wooden barrier.  The second is for an earthen barrier.  The earthen barrier is approximately $1600.00 less than the wooden one.

  

Memberships: 

All renewal or new membership applications can be done by down loading the application from the web site and mailing to the club with the appropriate fees.  Those of you with active memberships are reminded that they will expire on April 30th, 2017.  Life and those in 3 year memberships will have the new card and gate combo mailed to them in late April or early May.  Gate combo will change June 1st.

 WORK DAY: 

A work day is scheduled for May 5th, starting at 9 am. This is a rain or shine day.  If we have wet weather, we will work on the office and or the store room.  If you have signed up to work on building and grounds please show up.  There is a lot of branches and the like that need to be cleaned up.  Both the rooms are need of organization and cleaning.  

That pile of blue board target backing needs to be restacked away from the building so as to make an assessment of what shape the total building is in. 

In general, while the high school kids did some raking, there is a lot more to be done.

 

Steak Night: 

The Club’s Annual Steak Night is being held on June 21st.  The grills will be started around 5:30, in order to make sure they are ready for members to start grilling.  Other than providing their own delight for the grill, members are asked to bring their own silverware and plates.  Napkins will be provided. 

The Club provides the sides and dessert.  In the past we have had potato salad and Cowboy beans, with brownies for dessert.  Open for suggestions!  Dollar beverages.   

In the past, there was a 75 bird shoot held.  That will not be the case this year.  It is a normal league night.  The 75 Bird Shoot has been moved to August 16th.

 

Calendar Dates: 

The 2017 Club Calendar is up to date.  Please refer to it for range closures.  The calendar will be updated periodically as new information comes in.