Membership

Note: Please do not apply for a CSSA membership number or renew your CSSA membership number if you are becoming a member or renewing your membership with LWGC. We will apply for or renew your CSSA membership when you send in your membership form. The CSSA membership is provided as part of your membership fee.

 

 

 

 

LWGC – President’s Message 2021

Welcome all members, new and older members alike, to another year with the Lake of the Woods Gun Club.

It was a good year, regardless of all the ever changing Covid-19 rules and restrictions, and thanks to all of you we made our club as good as it could possibly be.

I believe we may be in for some further restrictions this year so be safe and keep your distance and hopefully we can all get through this as painless as possible.

I would like to start with a couple of things your board of directors has been working on:

  1. Housekeeping: this is very important, if we can keep our club clean and tidy, it should help prevent accidents, i.e., pick up your brass and hulls, simple thing to do and no one will slip trip or fall on stuff left on the ground, make sure your trash hits the garbage can, no points for near misses in this case.
  2. The club has a zero-alcohol-drug policy, so please do not attend if you are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. Safety is not a punchline at this club.
  3. Orientation: Mr. Phil Nick has done a marvelous job by donating his time and coming out and giving orientations to our new members, and I am sure it is a lot of information to assimilate, last year we had an influx of new members and at times, there seemed to be some confusion on club procedures, As I have mentioned before at any time there is something, you’re not sure of, feel free to call me or ask any other member for help, we are all in this together. The board is working on an orientation handout to be a quick reference to some questions on all the ranges. Read our safety and procedural documents on our webpage lwgc.ca, they are a good source to start improving safety and understanding/learning LWGC policies.
  4. Club information: We have worked toward keeping every member informed to what is going on at our club, our webpage at lwgc.ca has just a ton of information, as I just mentioned our safety policy, our club calendar that will show what is happening every day we are open. It shows events, regular shooting days, special shooting events and rentals so you will not come out and find you can’t shoot because of an event or regular shooting night. 
  5. Donations/refuse policy: We as a club always appreciate when a member likes to donate something BUT just to be sure, talk to a member of the board, to see whether or not we can use the article you are offering. We do not want to have things we cannot use, when someone else could use.

We also must remember that all garbage that is generated at the club must be hauled away, so please keep your garbage at home and as for donations, please don’t leave anything without checking with the board.

  • Guest policy: If a member brings a guest, that member is completely responsible for their guest(s). We would like new members to be a member for at least 6 months and have completed all orientations required before bringing a guest. This will help with policy requirements and club safety protocols.
  • Covid-19: The board of directors of the Lake of the Woods Gun club closely follows the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions as put in place by our government. We will do our best to keep everyone informed of any changes that come about that effect our club.

I know this is getting a little long winded but, we are trying to keep everyone informed regarding the ongoing challenges your board are working with.

Archery: We do have a static archery range on the left side of the hill leading into the club. We still do not have someone interested in stepping up and taking responsibility for this range. I believe we could do more if someone wanted to put some skin in the game. If you have an interest just give me a call and we can try to get something started.

Pistol, if at any time the regular Pistol Range is busy, we do have a second range which is the Action Range located just before the regular Pistol Range on right side of the road.

The Action Range has 2 static shooting locations.

During the active season, the Action Range is occupied every second Saturday with IPSC shooters in the morning.

This year we have added Mr. Craig McTaggart as our new pistol chairman, can we all give him as much help in his new position as we can.

This spring we will be inspected by the CFO to ensure our compliance with all government standards, our range is looking in good shape so let try to keep it this way.

I hope you all have had a good start to your year, and I hope to see you out on the range.

So, in closing remember if you are shooting, there must be a sign(s) or flag displayed, and they must be closed when the shooting has ceased.

Please look to see if someone else is on the range before closing sign at gate.

I hope you all have an excellent year enjoying our club, stay safe stay healthy.

Thank-You!

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC                                                                                                                            

on behalf of the board of directors

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora Ont.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club shall be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday November 21st, 2020 at the Kenora Legion Hall, upstairs for the transaction of business and ‘affairs.

Masks or face covering required.

Reports will be submitted to the Membership for approval.

Nominations will be accepted by the Secretary for: a minimum of 10 Directors, a Secretary and a Treasurer.

Contact Secretary Bill Wickham 5481141 – wfwickham@gmail.com

Dated the 2nd day of November 2020

On behalf of
LWGC Secretary Bill Wickham

2020 AGM Notice

Lake of the Woods Gun Club is a 100% volunteer run organization

In Memory

Russell James Percy
September 29th, 1946   –   October 17th, 2020

Obituary

Russ was a long-time member of LWGC who served on the Board of Directors and held various positions in his support of our organization. On nice summer evenings he would sometimes arrive for meetings on his motorcycle. Russ was a Club Level Handgun Safety Instructor who used his teaching background to bring new people into the sport of shooting handguns. For several years Russ showed his artistic flare while organizing our annual Pig Roast fund raiser. Russ was an avid outdoorsman who spent much of his time on Lake of the Woods and he loved hunting. His name has been added to the Departed Members Plaque in the Main Club House as a reminder to us of his many contributions and how lucky we were to have him as a member. We will miss him.

D. Cyr

2021 Club Membership

The Lake of the Woods Gun Club membership application form for 2021 is now available on our website  https://lwgc.ca/

Please note that dues are to be paid by December 31st, 2020.  After that time there will be a $25.00 fee added for handling. 

This fee is not applied to new memberships. 

This year we are attempting an online only renewal.  Complete the web form found at: https://lwgc.ca/ and complete payment online by credit card.

If you are absolutely unable to renew online, then let me know and I will arrange to have a form sent to you that you can print and mail.

Please take this opportunity to review the club rules found at: http://lwgc.ca

Membership cards will be printed the first week of January 2021, and available to all paid members when they pick up their 2021 gate key or regulations permitting at a coffee morning at the Clubhouse.

Please check our website regularly for upcoming events and other related news.

Regards
David Neilan

Membership Chairman
LWGCmembership@outlook.com
Lake of the Woods Gun Club is a 100% volunteer run organization

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On Behalf of the LWGC Board of Directors

Annual Gord Dixon Memorial shoot

On Sunday September 20th 2020, the shotgun division of the Lake of the Woods had our 3rd Annual Gord Dixon Memorial shoot.

We shot 3 disciplines, which were sporting clays, trap singles and trap doubles.

We had 24 shooters and a lot of fun, we had a very nice BBQ for lunch and some very good shooting.

We were all winners but the prize takers were for sporting clays Phil Nick, for trap singles Andy Zabloski, for trap doubles was Rooke Pitura and if you shot all the disciplines we had a prize for high overall which is a combined score of all the disciplines, and the prize taker was Andy Rathwell from Dryden.

We did have guest from both Vermilion Bay and Dryden gun clubs, it was very nice to share our facility with our neighbors to the east.

Hopefully we will be without all the Covid-19 restrictions next year and we can have more people out.

Steve Zabloski – Shotgun Chairman

Club Level Safety Course registration – 25th July 2020

We are holding one more Club Level Safety Course on the 25th July in the morning.

Attendance at the CLSC is a requirement for every new handgun member. You will not be able to shoot on the pistol range until you have completed this course. A handgun card will be issued to you upon successful completion replacing your current general card.

The CLSC course is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th 2020. The course will begin at 9:00 am. The course is approximately 3 hours in duration, including the practical component.

To register for the Club Level Safety Course, please use the following link: CLSC

Super Green

The new side berm on the Rifle range is now a lovely green color, soon to be grass we hope ! Thanks to all those involved as usual.

Many thanks from the LWGC

The Completion of the Rifle Range side berm is the fulfilment of a commitment made to the CFO Inspector that a side berm would be in place for the 2021 inspection.

The Lake of the Woods Gun Club owes a debt of gratitude and appreciation and would like to recognize the following people who made this possible:

Moncrief Construction Limited who assessed the job, surveyed the site, selected, and supplied heavy equipment during a busy construction season. We deeply appreciate their contribution and support.

Volunteer equipment operators and Club members Joe Chevalier and Steve Zabloski put in some long days. They were on Club property before 7 am and worked until 6:30 pm daily until the job was done. The results of their labor are a testament to the quality of their work.

Thank You!

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator/Rifle Chairman