MEMBERSHIP:Membership processing is continuing as normal. Please continue to mail your properly completed renewal form along with payment to the mailing address listed on top of the form. Canada Post has resumed operations although delays in delivery are possible. Emailed forms and electronic payments are unavailable to the club at this time.NEW ORIENTATION SYSTEM:All regular Sunday orientation sessions have been cancelled until further notice. We are replacing this system with a pre-arranged, booked/scheduled system incorporating multiple volunteers. Sessions will take place based on volunteer availability and can occur any day of the week & time in small groups of no more than 5 people (with proper social distancing measures in place). If you prefer a smaller group or a one on one session, please let our membership consultant know when you book your appointment. (more info below). Orientations will continue to be free under this system.
- This system will only be for NEW members or members lapsed 3 membership seasons or more.
- There will be no membership paperwork taking place at these sessions. We can't accept applications or payments, membership cards will be mailed after the session.
- At this time sessions will only be booked for members that have already submitted applications and have been processed to help clear the backlog of people waiting.The executive has voted on and approved a brand new temporary Orientation Refresher course that will take place via standard mail or email for members who have lapsed for one or two membership seasons. This will greatly reduce the number of people required to attend in person orientations making this whole system faster, more efficient and therefore safer. Members lapsed 3 membership seasons or longer will still have to attend an in person orientation. Members who qualify for this course will be contacted directly by our membership consultant within the next 5-7 days.Thanks,Mike SmithPresidentSJRGC
Attention All Members! Important notice regarding the Club and Covid-19 measures. As the situation changes, we will notify you ASAP.
The 2020 AGM was held last week and we would like to extend thanks all members who attended, voted, and voiced their opinions. Elections for the Executive and for 3 director positions were conducted during the AGM. For the executive we have returning Mike Smith (president), Dave Reddin (2nd VP), and Alice Barbour (treasurer). New to the Executive team is Greg Elms filling the 1st VP and Diana Boyd filling the Secretary positions.
Executive (Term 2020-2021)
- President- Mike Smith
- 1st VP- Greg Elms
- 2nd Vice President- Dave Reddin
- Treasurer- Alice Barbour
- Secretary- Diana Boyd
There were 3 Board of Directors positions up for election. The first round of voting ended with a tie for 2 of the 3 positions. This results in a second voting round. The Board of Director positions come with a 2 year term. Re-elected for the 2020-2021 term are John Tucker & Gerry Carr. Newly elected to the Board of Directors is Robert Kennedy.
Board of Directors
- Troy Coldwell
- Steve Pink
- Scott Pike
- John Tucker
- Gerry Carr
- Robert Kennedy
We would like to thank all members who put their names in for nomination. Our Executive and Board of Director members will strive to provide top services, supports, and promote the club for all club members.
Due to recent changes in relation to the covid-19 situation, the NLschool board has cancelled all use of gyms for community groups.Due to this, all archery shoots have been cancelled until the situation changes. We will update you as soon as the situation changes.
Congratulations to Jeff Thomas who is a member of the Tankard winning team Gushue at this year's Briar. Jeff is also a member of SJRGC.
Well done Jeff.
Monday, 9 March 2020. Club road is open up to the clubhouse. The road is very icy especially in parking lots so be careful. Also road is narrow in places. We are running out of places to shove the snow.
The paths to the outhouses are not dug out so if someone could take that on it would be appreciated.
The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is seeking input from the general public and stakeholders to help inform the review of the following hunting regulations:
- Aligning of Island Moose Management Area (MMA) season starting dates
- Permitting hunting with crossbows
- Permitting the use of small calibre [.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (HMR)] rifle ammunition
A public survey has been posted at www.engagenl.ca with a further explanation of the proposed changes. We encourage all club members and the general public to participate in this survey and consider the potential impact of these changes.
Here are a few questions to consider when responding to the survey:
- Would Eastern Newfoundland moose hunters benefit if the season is extended by three weeks and opens three weeks earlier than our normal first Saturday in October start date?
- Could there be an impact on Eastern Newfoundland’s moose population if our season is lengthened by an additional three weeks?
- Would outdoor enthusiasts (hikers, berry pickers etc.) on the East Coast be impacted if the moose season starts three weeks earlier (second Saturday in September)?
- Will bowhunter’s on the East Coast be negatively impacted if the two week archery pre-season begins on the last Saturday in August?
- If crossbows are legalized, when will they be permitted for use – during rifle season, during archery season or both?
- Will there be a requirement for crossbow hunter education if they are legalized for hunting?
These are just a few questions to consider when responding to the survey. The survey closes on April 3rd. https://www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/hunting-regulations-review
You can use this link https://sjrgc.com/page.php?page=proposed_hunting_regulations_changes_in_nl_ if you want to share this post on your social media page.
Since the club AGM is fast approaching, this note is just to let you know the procedures for the election of club Executive and Board of Directors. Each year, a Nominating Committee is tasked with finding a good candidate for each position. This list of candidates will be presented at the AGM for consideration by members and vote. Other members wanting to run can do so by putting their name forward at the AGM. They will require a seconder.
Due to events at our shoot location, changes in the archery schedule will be made over the next few weeks. There will be No archery tomorrow Friday March 6th. Our commitee head was able to procure a make up date for Sunday March 8th from 3:30-5:30p. Due to other events, please do not show up any earlier than 3:30pm. We will shoot till 5:15 and then members have to help with the take down so that we can be out by 5:30,
It was recently noticed that the club's news rss feed url wasn't working. It has been fixed as of now. If you use the feed, you may have to re-connect it to your rss feeder of choice. https://sjrgc.com/subscribe_info.php
Attention archery members. Due to an event in the gym this weekend there will be no archery tomorrow night.
Good Day Folks,
Our Annual General Meeting newsletter and membership renewal form has gone in the mail so all 2019 club members should be receiving them very soon. Our newsletter was delayed due to the State of Emergency declared in St. John's after a record breaking snowstorm back in January. Unfortunately that was the same week the newsletter was originally set to be printed and mailed. The executive proposed, voted and passed a motion to delay our Annual General Meeting from February 27th to March 12th to allow for 30 days notice to our members of the meeting.
Our AGM will take place on Thursday March 12th, 2020, 7pm at the Elk's Club on Carpasian Road in St. John's. We encourage every member to attend to learn what took place at the club last year, to hear what we have planned for the upcoming year and to have your say as well. Attendees must have been a member in good standing in 2019.
Mike Smith, President, SJRGC
The sporting clays annual St. Valentines Shoot went ahead on Saturday, 15 February 2020. It was a fun shoot inspite of the cold and deep snow.
The homemade soup for lunch was very welcome after a couple of hours in the cold outdoors. Thanks to those who arrived early and helped with shovelling and set up.
Sporting Clays Comm.
If weather cooperates tonight our regular archery shoot will be going ahead. If the freezing rain makes for dangerous driving conditions, a decision to cancel will be made between 5:30-6pm tonight. Regardless, you are asked to make your own decision regarding hitting the roads tonight as we are unable to tell the driving conditions in all locations.A makeup shoot has been scheduled for this Sunday morning from 9-11am.
Orientation Scheduled for February 2nd has been postponed until next Sunday February 9th due to the pending forecast of heavy snow.
We do not want people travelling to or from the club in weather that poses a significant safety risk.
See you next week!
Renewals will be going in the mail early next week. This delay is due to the blizzard and the State of Emergency impacting the printers and Canada Post operations.
Due to the inability to access the gym for indoor shooting, the following fridays archery is cancelled.
- Jan 24 - cancelled
- Jan 31 - cancelled
- Feb 7 - to be determined
We will advise of any changes as they occur.
Attention members of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. Please view the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uecUrs7JaMg&feature=youtu.beAlso , just a reminder, the Club AGM is coming up in February. Please come out and support you Club. Watch the Club website for details.Gerry Carr
Firearms Advocacy Committee
Due to continuing state of emrgency, there will be no archery this evening.
There may also be scheduling conflicts over the next two weeks as well. Notification will be sent later in the week to confirm the next couple of shoot s.
Leo's Invitational is cancelled for this year. Hopefully conditions will improve and we will have our February shoot.
Santas Challenge went off in fine weather. A very fun course was set by our target setters. Twenty two shooters participated. Top gun was Steve at 64, Bob with 58, and Leo with 57. Top lady shooter was Nina with 46 and Jack our Junior with 46.
As always many thanks to all the people who make these shoots possible. These include the chefs in the kitchen, target setters, and those who helped set and clean up.
Merry Christmas to all and all the best for a safe holiday.
Sporting Clays Comm.
Update for the archery shoot schedule for the next couple of weeks as we enter into our transition from our indoor to our outdoor season. Please see below:
May 17th - regular shoot
May 24th - no shoot (grad weekend at school)
May 27th - 3D shoot and start of our regular Monday 3D season
May 31st - indoor shoot (final Friday shoot for season)
June 2nd - indoor tournament (details to follow)
As always, these dates are subject to change, however if you do not see a posting stating otherwise our shoots are a go each week.