Key Club Information
As the summer season comes to a close, the fall months will providing us with several key club activities that I would like to share with you.
The Fall Outing over the past couple of years has not been well attended and the board understand how family commitments take priority, so we have decided to create a new format. The Fall Outing this year will be combined with the September Meat Shoot to be held on Sunday, September 18th.
The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas for all, free of charge throughout the day. Members, Family, & Friends are welcome to bring their own “goodies” as sharing amongst everyone in attendance has always been of the highlights.
The Meat Shoot will be held on Traps 1, 2 & 3 during the normal scheduled times. Once the meat shoot has concluded the club with open up traps 1 & 2 for regular shooting for $6 per squad. Trap 3 will be open for free and be shooting for “pickups”. This is a great opportunity for the beginner to get some instructions and learn about the great sport of trap shooting.
The Federation 22-23 Season begins with its opening shoot being held on Sunday, September 25th. Lower Merion’s first Federation shoot is now scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd.
While you are marking your calendars, don’t forget to post our Otober Meat Shoot which will be held on Sunday, October 16th.
This years Fall Outing will be on Saturday Sept. 11th. The rain date will be Saturday Sept. 18th. We will be serving Roasted Pig and Corn on the cob. This outing is open to everyone. We will have the hay wagon up and ready to go for all the children regaurdless of their age. Bring you friends. The more the merry. This outing is free!!! There will be a donation jar if you wish to donate. Many people bring snacks and deserts so come hungry. Hope to see you there!!! This is an outdoor event and at this time masks will not be required unless you are unvaccinated. Unvaccinated people are asked to wear masks for their safety. We want evertone to enjoy themselves safely.
It is necessary to require that everyone stay distancing and wear a mask while in the club house until further notice. We want everyone to stay healthy and this will help. We also want everyone to limit the time spent indoors while at the club events.
The board wishes everyone a Happy New Year and a Healthy 2021.
August 30 we hosted our yearly Fall Outing and this year we combined it with our Memorial Shoot which we normally have in June. We didn’t have the Memorial Shoot in June due to the virus.
It was a glorious day. The weather couldn’t have been better and this event was well attendded.
We honored Bill Roache and Ed DeLonge. Ed’s wife, Jane, and her Chikldren were there and they brought a beautiful photo arrangement.
We honored Bill and Ed because these two guys are what clubs are all about. Bill and Ed spent countless hours at Lower Merion on Thursdays. This is the day at the club all of the work got done. Cleaned and performed maintenance on the trap machines, fixed and cleaned anything from a vacuum cleaner to the tractor. Lower Merion benefited from many hours that these 2 guys put in.
Thanks Bill Thanks Ed
We had 27 shooters for the 100 bird shoot. Class A was won by John Gallagher with a 95, Class B was won by Steve K with a 87 and Class C was won by John Chain with a 82.
Thanks to all the shooters who came out.
We Roasted a pig, cooked up fresh corn, ate many salads and deserts that many of the ladies baked and brought. We also had hay wagon rides for the kids.
I think everyone had a good time and I thank everyone for attending.
We are back to our regular shooting schedule. We shoot on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10 am start and our Meat Shoot is on the 3rd Sunday of every month with a 10 am start. We are asking everyone to stay distancing and wear a mask. If you are experiencing any cold like symptoms or any other signs that you are sick PLEASE STAY AWAY. We are very concerned about EVERYONE’S health. This year we suffered 2 great losses with the passing of Bill Roache and Ed DeLonge. We have scheduled our Fall Outing and our Memorial Shoot together this year. It will be on August 30th this year. KEEP THIS DATE OPEN!!!! We will honor Bill and Ed at this shoot. There will be a Pig Roast and corn and hayrides at this shoot. The memorial Shoot will be a 100 bird shoot and have $100 prize for 3 classes. Trap 3 will be open for free shooting as we will be throwing pick up targets with this trap.We have a lot of ground that is open for use. Stay Distancing!!!! We hope to see everyone come out and have fun. STAY SAFE and HEALTHY!!!!