Members, the Holidays are upon us. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas and New Year, travel safely, and be sure to get out and enjoy the outdoors!
I am addressing the members to highlight some current events and to encourage participation in club events moving forward this year. In case you have not heard, Club Elections took place on November 21st and your entire board has been re-elected for 2020, I want to take a moment to emphasize that our by-laws require that a member must attend 3 meetings the year prior to the November elections; this is monitored by signing the book at the start of the meeting, so remember to sign in, keep in mind this is your club as a member you’re an owner and out of approximately 900+ members only approximately 37 members attending the November meeting that were able to vote. I would really like to see that participation double by next November. Meetings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. We will strive to keep them brief and to the point so please try to participate in your club this year.
In summary of ongoing effort and events again this year, please check your calendar that is provided when you pay your dues. Dues are due by 1/31/20 and new member sign up is Saturday Feb. 1st, sign up a friend or family member. To highlight some new activities and re-occurring events we need your support. The new property committee will begin to do clean up work at the site where the log house was removed starting on Sunday mornings in the new year. Look for posted dates coming soon. There is also a movement by the trap committee to continue research and develop a plan to install a trap range on the new property, these meetings are the same night as wildlife meetings starting in the new year (the 3rd Tuesday). We are missing a vital part of the shooting sports at this club by not having an appropriate trap range. We are asking for participation in this committee to develop the best plan for making this possible.
Re-occurring for the second year, we will have the Ladies shoot on 5/2, this takes a ton of volunteers to facilitate, especially NRA instructors keep an eye out for committee meetings starting in the new year. The One Wish Poker Run fundraiser is 5/16 if you are interested in helping with this wonderful effort, watch for committee meetings in the new year.
Here is a quick list of the annual events:
(All listed on the calendar and web site)
We always need help with Wednesday work days this is where much of the property maintenance grass cutting and wood cutting gets done. Trustees also need help with field planting, tree stand maintenance, building maintenance, pond maintenance, etc.
In Summary lets work together to keep Cushion Peak Rod and Gun club on a short list of the most prestigious gun clubs!
Cushion Peak Rod & Gun Club was formed to promote the preservation of game and fish, restock fields and streams with game and fish, and afford its members opportunities for lawful social diversion and enjoyment. In addition to its member benefits, the club is open to the public for archery shoots, running shoots, balloon shoots and a variety of home cooked meals. Please support our sponsors listed on the sponsors link as well as your local gun shop.
Stocked Fishing Pond
Weekend Archery Shoots
Weekend Rifle Shoots
Breakfast - Every Second Sunday from October thru April
Dinner - Every Third Friday from October thru April
Just a reminder that Breakfast will be served on December 8th,2019 from 7 AM to 11 AM and dinner will be served on December 20th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1.) Jeff Behm - Ruger American Predator Rifle 204 Ruger 22" barrel black with polymer stock, adjustable trigger. $469.99
2.) Jeff Charnoff - CZ 557 American Synthetic (choice) 308, 6.5 Creedmoor or other caliber choices. $792.00
3.) Jerry Merklinger - Lyman Flintlock Deerstalker, 50 cal 24" barrel, blued, fiber optic sight. $587.99
4.) Ryan Geisinger - CZ Upland Ultralight Over/Under shotgun 12 gauge 26" barrel, blued, only 6#. $736.99
5.) John Harple Jr. - Ruger 450 Bushmaster Rifle, brush camo stock, adjustable trigger, muzzle break. $629.00
6.) Gene Shakespeare - M&P 15 A/R rifle sport II 5.56MM, 16" barrel, black. $682.99
7.) Tyrone Heaps - Henry Repeating Arms lever action rifle 45/70 Government. $679.99
8.) Ralph Dreibelbis - Rock Island Armory M1911-A1 Tactical semi-auto hand gun 45 ACP, Parkerized. $479.99
9.) Craig Etchberger - Kimber Micro 9MM Luger Desert Tan semi-auto handgun, crimson trace site. $669.99
10.) Elaine Lippold - Smith & Wesson 629 Revolver 44 mag. 6.5" barrel Stainless Steel. $789.98
Cash option for above will be paid out at 80% of our cost.
Contact Murddok Farms 13 N. State Street, Suite C, Ephrata, PA 17522 to claim your firearm
When the club bought the new property in the fall of 2018 the property had a house on it
Under the siding was shingles, under the shingles was "German siding". The New Land Committee spent 13 Sundays in the beginning of the year to remove all of the siding.
The original home was a log cabin believed to be built in the 1700's by french trappers.
Club member, Brian Paul, who lives in a log home, is a fan of a cable television show called Barnwood Builders. Brian contacted Barnwood Builders and set a plan in motion to preserve this old home and give it new new life.
From left to right, Tim Rose, Graham Ferguson, Johnny Jett, Mark Bowe, Alex Webb and Sherman Thompson disassembled the old home beam by beam and hauled it to West Virginia. After editing the show will be televised on the DIY channel this spring.
This is all that remains. It's now up to the "New Land Committee" to finish cleaning the property. Time to get back to work.
Click on the Download for a pdf file of the locations and descriptions of the tree stands on Cushion Peak Property. Thank you Jedd Moncavage