President: Steve Melitatreasurer: Tom Lewis

President: Steve Melitatreasurer: Tom Lewis

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Mar 2008

President: Steve MelitaTreasurer: Tom Lewis

Vice Pres: Steve JonesSecretary: Tom Cole

Chief Range Officer: Ed Simon

Annual Meeting

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he Annual Meeting of the Forbes Rifle and Pistol Club will be held on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at the Colonie VFW Post. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Officers and Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. prior to the start of the regular meeting. The Post is reached by going east on Rifle Range Road (opposite the entrance to Forbes’ Range) to the end and turning right. The Post is on the left immediately after making the turn.

2008 Election of Officers.

The Annual Meeting will include the election of officers. At this time Steve Melita has announced that he will step down as President and plans to nominate Guy Gamello for the President’s position. All other officer positions are open for nomination.

Remember to Check Forbes’ Internet Site at You will find up to date information about the club including match schedules & results, meeting notices, range closings, information for new members and newsletters.

Range Notices & Range Rule Reminders.

  • Members MUST have a current membership card when on the range and MUST produce the card for inspection when asked by another member or a member of the Watervliet Fish & Game Club.
  • When using the 300yd line, members must park in back of firing points 1 thru 7, so that WF&G skeet shooters can use their field and won’t rain shot down on the shooters at the 300 yd line. If asked by a Watervliet member to move to points 1 thru 7 in the interest of safety members must do so.
  • Please be sure to use glue when replacing target centers. Do Not Use Staples.
  • Use only Paper Targets and use only Approved Firing Points, i.e., 200, 300, 600 and pavilion. Do not shoot from cars or any other points on the range.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE OR ANY OTHER RANGE RULES IS CAUSE

FOR LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP

Forbes Match Schedule 2008

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HI -POWER MATCHES

May 10/11 Long Range Match Jim Beck 518-339-6001

Jun14/15

Long Range Match

Contact Tom Lewis 518-732-7233

July l9/20

Long Range Match

Contact Mike Mc Gill 518-355-5475

Sept 6/7

Long Range Match

Contact Will Nethaway 518-374-9342

FORBES LEAGUE

19-Apr

17-May

21-Jun

5-Jul

16-Aug

6-Sep

4-Oct Rain Date

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Special Events

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GARAND MATCHES: May 3 and Aug 23

Contact Mike Mc Gill 518-355-5475

1000YD PRACTICE DATES

Apr 28, May 19, Jun 23, Jul 14, Aug 11, and Sep 8

NY STATE TEAM PRACTICE: Jul 10, 11, 12.

WORK PARTIES: APR 5 & 6 & APR 12 & 13

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Club News.

In January Forbes was the subject of a court action that stemmed from the discovery of bullets alleged to have struck a building owned by a local company. The building is downrange from the properties of Forbes and Watervliet Fish & Game Club. The proceeding sought to stop all shooting sports activities at Forbes. In the meantime, the Colonie Police Department started an investigation which is open as of this writing. The court action was dismissed, however, the Court made it clear that if sufficient evidence is ever developed that bullets fired from Forbes ever went outside our range area the result could be different.

What this case means to you…

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This case is a reminder that EVERY MEMBER MUST adhere to the rules of safe firearms handling and the Club’s Range Rules. There is no room for exceptions. EVERY MEMBER acts as a Range Officer while on the Range and looks to see that the safety and range rules are followed. And EVERY MEMBER is responsible for seeing that only authorized, current members use the range.

If you see any one disobeying our Range Rules, don’t be shy. Tell them to stop. And don’t be shy about checking identification. EVERY MEMBER MUST have a current membership card for display while at the range and MUST show it when asked.

If a member doesn’t cooperate, report it to an officer. If an unauthorized person will not leave the range he or she is a trespasser and you may call the Colonie Police Department to have them removed. REMEMBER, if they don’t have a current membership card they do not belong on the range.

Watch for persons who park their cars outside the gate and walk in to use the range. That’s a signal that they don’t have the current key lock combination. Watch for persons who don’t use paper targets. That’s sign they don’t know the range rules and may not be members.

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IT’S YOUR CLUB AND IT’S UP TO YOU TO KEEP IT RUNNING RIGHT.