CLUB NEWS AND UPDATES
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Outdoor Gun Range CLOSED

GBHA will be following the recommendation from the Muskoka District Health Unit and CLOSE the outdoor gun range effect immediately. Your co-operation and understanding is greatly appreciated.

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Greetings Members

 

As the COVID-19 Pandemic is progressing in many different ways

and directions, we are all watching the announcements closely.

GBHA’s Executive have attempted to make decisions in a positive

manner that is best for the club and its members.

We want everyone to stay safe.

We have already cancelled all indoor activities at the clubhouse,

rentals included. We have yet to shut down the use of our

outdoor gun range. Being outdoors it is felt safe to use but only

in small groups. We ask that you kindly use this range with

respect to each other, giving plenty of space, co-operation and understanding to each other. Should we have any complaints we

will close and lock the range until this situation has cleared

itself.

As our dinner meeting was cancelled for March, we are still

accepting late payments for memberships until the end of

March. For further information on making late payments please

contact Elyse at 905-717-9091 or birnieelyse@gmail.com

Our Executive is staying in close contact with each other to

conduct our daily businesses and any issues that arise.

Cancellations updates have been posted on our website,

Facebook and sent out by emails for those who have the

internet. This format of using social media and emails will

continued to be used as our form of communication and we ask

those who are aware of any members who not have the internet

please share this information with them.

We have a very busy calendar ahead of us with activities and

programs. Many will have to be either cancelled or hopefully

rescheduled. Please watch for our announcements.

Respectfully

Calvin King

President of

Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Inc.

 

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Attached is the cancellation letter for the Junior Club and the general membership.

 

Thank you,  Janice Ferris

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Range Orientation Program Cancelled!

GBHA's club is sorry to announce that the mandatory orientation has been cancelled for this

Sunday March 15 2020 d/t the pandemic situation. The club will post an alternative date once one is

available. The mandatory range orientation must still be completed before you are permitted to use

the range. 

 

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. 

 

Franz Klingenschmitt Range Officer

Elyse Birnie Membership Chairperson. 

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March General Membership Meeting Cancelled

What started with daily reports it is now turning into hourly

updates being announced regarding the Coronavirus and the

shut downs it has caused. As well there appears more cases are

being found and it is a matter of time before it is in our own communities. 

 

The day was started out by canvassing the executive for their

opinions and advice on regarding weather or not to proceed with

the next weeks general membership dinner meeting. Many were

uncertain, some said to go ahead and let the members make

their own decision to show up or not! Others were adamant to

postpone the meeting or cancel it till next month. I have listened

to a number of Health Organizations recommendations as to

what we should and or should not be doing to keep ourselves

and others healthy and the risk of contracting this virus to a

minimum. 

 

With careful consideration and advisement, I feel it is important

that we play our role in minimizing the risk of spreading this

pandemic, so I am making the decision to cancel this months

general membership dinner meeting scheduled for next

Wednesday March 18 2020. 

 

I realize that this will cause some issues with our nomination

and voting for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Members. This

process will be completed at our next general membership

meeting on Wed April 15 2020. If you wish to nominate a

member for the election, we ask that you forward an email to gbhaclub@yahoo.ca. 

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is

better to be safe than sorry. Your cooperation and

understanding is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you all

out at our April General Membership meeting. 

 

Calvin King

President of GBHA Club

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PAL and Hunter Safety Courses Postponed

CFO Direction

We have been notified that the instructor for the upcoming PAL and Hunter Safety Courses scheduled

for Saturday March 21 and March 22 has official been postponed by direction from the office of the

Ontario Chief Firearms Officer (CFO). This is d/t the pandemic situation and will be rescheduled in the

near future. Please monitor our website or Facebook page for notification of rescheduling. 

Reid Belfry Education Chairman

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Project Quotes Needed

GBHA's are looking for quotes for a number of jobs coming up, but first we are looking for

quotes on the new front entrance and smoke shelter projects. 

 

To refresh your memory, GBHA is planning to remove our current entrance cover and install an

new one. This would also include a new cement pad and more paved parking for accessible

parking. GBHA is also planning on installing a smoke shelter off to the north side of the

building as a designated smoking area. 

 

So we will be looking for quotes for these project work:

1) Demolition and removal of the current front entrance shelter and railings.

2) Demolition and removal of the current cement pad. 

3) Removal of exterior wiring along the front of the building, to be re-installed after framing of

front entrance. 

4) Excavating to the work area to prepare for footings of new structure. 

5) Concrete Work; Footings to be built and filled with cement, blocks installed and cement pads

installed all to code. (front entrance and smoke shelter)

6) Framing of structures (entrance and smoke shelter), we have a material list, quote may or

may not include building materials. 

 

GBHA has acquired the plans for these projects and were presented at the last months general

membership meeting for members to view. Once all quotes are obtained the executive will

present the cost factor to the membership at a general membership meeting to be voted upon

for acceptance or denial of these projects. 

 

Should anyone be interested in quoting on these projects please contact gbhaclub@yahoo.ca.

A meeting can be arranged to look at the plans and the requirements needed for bidding. 

 

Please remember if any member is willing to volunteer their services to help cut the costs of

these projects would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thank you for your time. 

 

Calvin King

President of GBHA

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Pistol and Holster Orientation Course SOLD  OUT!

GBHA’s would like to host the Pistol and Holster Orientation courses. We have hosted these events in the

past and are very insightful to new and seasoned participants. We realize that these programs have been

cancelled d/t lack of interest and this has not sat well with a few members. Our instructor needs at least

7 participants to run this program. Please let us know asap if you are interested in these programs.

Tentative date is the w/e of May 09 2020. Cost has not yet been factored.

For more information or to confirm your interest feel free to contact Franz Klingenschmitt

(Email or Text message is best) franz1@bell.net or 705-543-0463

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Indoor Gun Range

Mike Weimer will chair the use of the indoor gun range during the winter months.

Mike will be looking for volunteers to assist with these evenings. The indoor range

will be opened on Thursday nights starting Jan 02 2020 from 06:30 pm till 09:00 pm.

For more information please contact

Mike at 1-705-529-9353 or m2bweimer@gmail.com

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2020 Range Orientation Sessions

GBHA’s Range Chairman, Franz Klingenschmitt will be hosting 4 Range Orientation sessions that is open to ALL members in the New Year. However,

all new members MUST attend one of these sessions in order to be permitted to use the Outdoor Gun Range.  Please contact Franz to reserve a date.

Dates are: Sunday March 15th, Sunday April 12th

These dates are Sundays due to the fact that Range may not be used before noon on Sundays.

All sessions are to begin at 10am in the downstairs hall of the clubhouse.

-Discussion of Range Rules

-A tour and discussion of indoor gun range.

-Visit to the Outdoor Gun Range, overview of opening and closing range procedure, Q & A’s etc…

Range Agreement form will be signed by those attending. Once session complete, form signed and turned in, you are now permitted to use Range,

bring a firearm if you wish to shoot, beginning at noon.

What you must have with you to use range:

-your OFAH #, without this number, you may not use the range

-your club I.D, you must be able to wear it so it is visible to all.

-eye and ear protection

-padlock

-targets, stapler or push pins to hang targets

And of course, firearm and ammo. (If using Restricted Firearm, ensure you have A.T.T. in place)

Again, this orientation is open to ALL GBAH members, not just new.

If you wish to attend, as it may have been awhile since you have been to the range, all members are welcome. Some things may have changed a bit.

Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. (Email or Text message is best) franz1@bell.net or 705-543-0463

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2020 Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner

GBHA Club will be having the Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner on Wednesday

January 15/20. This is a regular Wednesday night dinner so that our

membership can take the evening to remember our fallen members and

honorable mentions. As well we will celebrate the accomplishments of our

club and its members. Should any member wish to nominate a member for

an award please notify Calvin King by December 18 2019. Should anyone have

any wild game entries to be judged, please contact Calvin as well. As a

reminder to all anglers who have an entry to be judged, please forward the

information such as length, girth, weight and a picture to

Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 cktaxidermy@gmail.com. Tickets will be sold at

the door for regular price. Wild game donations will be greatly accepted and

appreciated as they will be used for Hors D’oeuvre served prior to a

Roast Beef dinner that will be served. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner

will be served at 6:30 pm. Cash Sales Only!

AWARD CATEGORIES;

LOYD WILSON AWARD

For most active new member

 

HAROLD KETTLE AWARD

Most dedicated to conservation

 

MERIT AWARD

Member displaying most dedication and service over the past year

 

Outstanding Dedication Award

Member showing dedication and service to the club over the years

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Christmas Food Drive

GBHA Club and Junior Club will be hosting a Christmas Food Drive for the

Tay Township Food Bank. On Sunday December 08 2019 @ 12:00 noon till

3:00 pm, Santa will be at our clubhouse for kids and families to come visit and

have their picture taken with Santa and make Christmas ornaments! This will

be a free event, but non-perishable donations will be greatly appreciated.

GBHA’s goal is to fill a pick-up truck full of food for the Tay Township Food

Bank. Donations can be dropped of prior to the event either at our General

Membership Dinner Meeting Wednesday November 201/19 doors open at

5:00 pm or by contacting Bruce Dunn. We would appreciate non perishable foods

such as canned meats, canned fruits and vegatbles, pasta and sauces etc.  For more

information or to volunteer please contact

Bruce Dunn @ 705-528-2709 or gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

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Attention Anglers and Hunters 2020 Awards Night

A reminder to all anglers and hunters who wish to nominate a

members for an award or to have an entry for the Sportsman’s

Memorial dinner in January 2019, please bring your harvest to

Calvin if sending out to be mounted so it can be judged prior to the

dinner, take pictures of your harvest or catch and forward the

information such as length, girth, weight and a picture to

Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 or cktaxidermy@gmail.com22

2020 Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner

GBHA Club will be having the Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner on

Wednesday January 15/20. This is a regular Wednesday night dinner

so that our membership can take the evening to remember our fallen members and honorable mentions. As well we will celebrate the accomplishments of our club and its members. Should any member

wish to nominate a member for an award please notify Calvin King by

December 18 2019. Should anyone have any wild game entries to be

judged, please contact Calvin as well. As a reminder to all anglers who

have an entry to be judged, please forward the information such as

length, girth, weight and a picture to Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 cktaxidermy@gmail.com. Tickets will be sold at the door for regular

price. Wild game donations will be greatly accepted and appreciated

as they will be used for Hors D’oeuvre served prior to a Roast Beef

dinner that will be served. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner will

be served at 6:30 pm. Cash Sales Only!

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GBHA 2nd Annual Gun Show.
On Sunday February 23 2020 09:00 am – 1:00 pm
This show was an amazing hit and many items were purchased with big smiles on
this year.
GBHA will be hosting a Gun Show Sale at our clubhouse 3175 Ogden's Beach Road
Midland.
If you are a person interested in selling their firearms, accessories and hunting and
fishing equipment ($45.00 per table 8ft long).
Entry fee of $5.00/Adult, children under 12 free.
For more information please contact
Joe Belcourt @ 705-427-2065, joebelcourt@hotmail.com
We will also be looking for volunteers as well.
http://gunshowscanada.ca/georgianbaygunshow
www.gunshowscanada.ca
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MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER CHAIRMAN POSITIONS AVAILABLE

GBHA'S executive is seeking members to enroll in positions with the

club. We have several chairman positions available, we are NEEDING a

MEMBERSHIP Chairman to mentor with current chairman to work into 

taking the lead role in this position, as well we need a person to fill the

Volunteer Chairman position, one to monitor and assign volunteers for events

and tasks that are scheduled with in the club. 

For more information on this please contact Bruce Dunn

705-528-2709 or email gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

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Club Vests, Hats and Crests Now On Sale

Have you ever wanted a club vest, so you to can display your badges,

crests and buttons? Now you can, GBHA is now

taking orders for vest for members. Vests are being sold for $45.00 each

, club hats are $15.00 each or 2/$25.00 and

club crests will be sold for $5.00 each. To order or for more information

contact Bruce Dunn 1-705-534-0632, for

ordering vests please contact Bruce Dunn @ 1-705-528-2709.

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GBHA Members E-Mails!

Attention all members of GBHA club! Some members may have been already receiving e-mails from the club as

reminders of upcoming events, and activities. If you have not received

any e-mails from the club and wish to do so,

please send us an e-mail. This would be a good time as well to update

your contact information. Our e-mail address is gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

Thank you for your interest and responding.

Smart Serve Cerification Course

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Bartenders!

The club is looking for members who will take the Smart Serve

Certification Course which enables them to help serve

in our bar during club events or hall rentals. For further information

contact our Bar Chairman;

Mr. Sterley Stubbings 1-705-529-5776

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Cannabis Ban!

As of Wednesday October 17 2018 a bylaw was passed at our General Membership Meeting to ban the usage of

all Cannabis products on the property of Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Inc.

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Respecting Your Last Wishes!

While reading some of your favorite magazines or while searching the internet, you may have come across a few

articles dealing with somewhat sensitive issues pertaining to fellow enthusiasts, hunters and anglers who have

passed away. Some of these issues vary from their last wishes of donations to their choice of clubs and or federations,

to, how the family/executor must deal with topics such as firearms, ammunition and other items of interest.

This appears to be on the rise, especially with the long gun registry being abolished! GBHA club has in the past received

monetary donations and some families have expressed interest about in offering the firearms/equipment to the club

as a donation. These donations are always appreciated and are put to good use, but are not expected of members!

Often the executive of GBHA is approached regarding the issues of dealing with firearms such as unregistered firearms,

registered firearms, how to transfer them to an heir, what happens if an heir does not have a PAL or an appropriate

license, who is responsible for dealing with the firearms? Many questions and situations have been brought up on

these and other topics. The executive have been able to answer the questions and or help set up appropriate actions

to deal with these situations.

As mentioned these are delicate situations. Should you or anyone you know may need the assistance of

Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Executive can be re-assured that each situation will be dealt with discretion and

in a professional manor and with upmost respect to the members and family’s requests.    ALL persons in possession

of firearms or other items of interest should be informed of responsibilities and be prepared.

We have also listed some internet links to help inform you and assist in your decision making, please take some time

to think about you wishes. This will be posted in our Bulletin and on our web-site and on Facebook. If the club could ask

its members that we be notified of any fellow members who passed. This could allow us to notify our co-members

wishing to partake in any types of Celebration of Life Ceremonies.

Inherited Firearms;  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/faq/inh-her-eng.htm

Information for Executors; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/will-testament-eng.htm

Chief Firearms Offices; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/cfo-caf/index-eng.htm

 

Thank you

GBHA Executive Board Members

 

 

 

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