11 July 2008

Club Rental Schedule & Maintenance Needs

A note from Jim V:

     This weekend 7/12 & 7/13 and next weekend 7/19 & 7/20 the club is being rented.

     The rental committee and the grounds committee need to step to the plate to make sure the club is mowed, trimmed, clean, and restocked. Running out of TP is never fun.

     "I will pick up gas this afternoon and start some of it on Friday but have to bale hay at the Cone's Farm. Next week I will be on vacation."

     Anybody who can pitch in to spruce the place up is welcome to show up and help whittle down the chore list. And no, you won't have to use a push mower.

Showing support for Durham's Blue Trail Range

     There will be an organizational meeting to promote a fundraiser held for the benefit of the Blue Trail Range, in the Durham/Wallingford area, to insure the continued operation of essentially the ONLY public outdoor range in the state.
     The meeting will be held 7PM, July 11 at Blue Trail Range [BTR]. The BTR is looking for people with food contacts, ticket sellers, those who can solicit raffle items for the event, and participation on the Set-up Committee, Finance Committee, Clean-up Committee, etc.
     In comparable situations [such as the lawsuit against the Metacon Gun Club in Simsbury] lawsuits involving ranges can be extraordinarily expensive as well as the improvements required. Supporting a retail operation is unusual, but BTR and Dave Lyman have been staunch supporters of gunowners in the state for decades.

Other things that can ve done include:
   •   Write letters to the editor of all your local newspapers supporting the Blue Trail Range.
   •   Call your local radio and television stations supporting the Blue Trail Range.
     The Blue Trail Range asks if you can help, your support would be greatly appreciated.

For more information see: Save the Blue Trail Range

04 June 2008

The Moodus Sportsmans' Club Shad Bake

Part of the view from the Sportsman's Club

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 food begins to be served at noon. Come early and visit with friends and neighbors. Meet new people in town. Enjoy the view.
     If fish is not your favorite, not to worry. We'll have plenty to eat in addition, including chowder, chicken, smoked turkey, coleslaw, venison chili and much more! You won't be going away hungry.
     Tickets are $20 adults; $17 seniors; $6 for kids under 12 or stop at the Moodus Package Store for tickets. Contact any MSC member in advance and get a [slightly] reduced price.
Getting to the Sportsman's Club
     Click on this link for directions from the Connecticut River. For directions from Colchester, CT and East Hampton, CT [or anywhere from Route 2] check this mapquest directional guide.
     Once you get to the club we ask you follow the directions of our parking crew when you get there. The shad bake is our best attended event and we plan the parking accordingly. Don't park in senior / handicapped parking without speaking with the parking crew.

16 January 2008

January's Game Dinner

Saturday, January 19th

That's this coming Saturday night!

On the menu: Venison carpaccio, braised rabbit, crab ravioli with Blue Crab sauce, and eider sausage along with Smoked Shad, Beaver Pot Pie, and Apple Tart

We still have open seats - for a $30 donation you get a great gourmet multi-coursed meal that you'd pay more than $100 a head at some upscale trendy restaurant... though you wouldn't get the quantity nor the quality.

Contact me via e-mail [that's will.brady@gmail.com] before Friday night to reserve a seat.

Oh, It'd be easiest if you are within relatively close travel distance to Moodus Connecticut

about the club

The Moodus Sportsman's Club is just east of the East Haddam Town Beach on the Moodus Reservior in Moodus, Connecticut.

Established in 1942, it's purpose is to promote the ancient traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping.

The club supports wise use of the land, good sportsmanship, conservation practices and preservation of open spaces.