May 10 – June 18: Periodic Police Department Training On Outdoor Ranges
June 19: Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar (Details below)
June 23, 11AM-2PM: Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Picnic Pavilion
June 26, 9AM-2PM: Cub Scout Household Item Collection in Clubhouse (Details below)
June 26, 9AM-1PM: C.S.C. Archery event for the Scouts
July 17, 10AM-2PM: NRA Firearm Safety Class
August 28, 12PM-4PM: C.S.C. Annual Steer Roast (Details below)
August 29, 6AM-3PM: 3-D Archery Shoot. Open to the public
September 11: C.S.C. At Dracut Old Home Day
(Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any event)
Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar June 19
The Centralville Sportsmen’s Club is offering the NRA “Refuse to be a victim” seminar to teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes, cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. The seminar will be held on June 19 from 10:00 AM until about 2:00 PM in the clubhouse. The cost is $5 for Centralville Sportsmen’s Club members and family, $20 for non-members. Checks may be made payable to “Centerville Sportsmen’s Club”. We may be unable to make change if paying with cash. Space is limited and all COVID-19 precautions will be followed in the class. Email us at email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
Cub Scout Household Item Collection June 26
The Cub Scouts are collecting unneeded household items and clothing as a fund raiser. Pack 8 prides themselves on teaching the scouts that they need to work for what they want. The Scouts will be at the clubhouse on June 26 from 9AM until 2PM if you have any items you can donate.
THE 2021 C.S.C. ANNUAL STEER ROAST IS ON!
Our annual Steer Roast is on! As usual, there will be roast beef, roast pork, grilled chicken, burgers, hotdogs, and plenty of sides. This is a fun family event and you won’t go away hungry. There will be music and entertainment for the kids and don’t forget those awesome raffle prizes.
NRA Courses at C.S.C.
The Centralville Sportsmen’s Club offers the NRA Firearm Safety Class. The class consists of a power point presentation, videos, hands-on exercises, and a live fire at the end. All equipment, including guns, ammunition, eye protection, and hearing protection is provided. The class runs for approximately three to five hours. Participants are welcome to bring snacks. At the end of the course you will receive the certificate needed to apply for your License To Carry ( LTC) in Massachusetts. The cost for this course is $75 for C.S.C. members and their families and $100 for non-members. Class size will be limited to six participants. Note for Lowell residents: By completing the basic firearms safety course with live fire, such as the one offered at our club, you will be eligible for a restricted (sporting) LTC, which allows you to possess, purchase, and own a firearm for sporting and home defense purposes. For an unrestricted LTC in Lowell there are several other requirements that need to be met in addition to the course we offer.
Soon to be scheduled will be the “Refuse To Be A Victim” seminar which teaches common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. The cost for this seminar is $30 for members and families, $35 for non-members. Class size is limited to 12 participants in order to maintain social distancing.
Checks can be made payable to “Centralville Sportsmen’s Club”. Cash is also accepted but we are unable to provide change. Once confirmed, if your plans change and you cannot attend the class, please try to give us at least two days’ notice so we can allow someone on the waiting list attend in your spot.
Social distancing will be maintained and masks are required for all sessions. To sign up for a class or for more information please send email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-D Archery Shoots
3D archery shoots are open to the public. All ages, skill levels, and most equipment types are welcome (no crossbows, sorry!)
The 30 station course is set on the 52-acre wooded property of the Centralville Sportsmen’s Club and presents a wide range of simulated bowhunting scenarios including everything from small game to large predators. There is something for everyone to enjoy from junior to senior. The 1.5-mile course is easy to follow, a practice area is available, and we have a special challenge for those with long range skills! Email questions to email@example.com
Adult Entry Fee is $15; Juniors are Free.
Massachusetts Covid regulations will be enforced. Please look for the signs at the entrance and follow the posted mask and indoor occupancy regulations.
Finally! Perfect Weather for Scout Events!
Troop 51 – Camping, Fishing, Marksmanship
Boy Scout Troop 51 enjoyed excellent weather for camping at the club on a recent weekend. Great food, good friends, and fun activities always make for a successful event.
Spring Cleanup 2021
Over thirty club members and friends turned out to spruce up our grounds and surrounding area. Around ten large contractor bags of trash as well as a bar stool and a full basketball backboard set were picked up from Old Parker Road and parts of Parker Road and Wheeler Road making the neighborhood a little nicer. (Click on image for more photos)
Christmas TOY DRIVE 2020!
Realizing that we could not hold a club Christmas party this year, Katie Sullivan suggested we hold a toy drive with the club matching donations up to what it would have cost us for the party. The money was appropriated at the November membership meeting and Katie spearheaded the drive. Thanks to the generous nature of our members, Katie and Charity Croce completed the shopping (with a lot of help from Jacob Croce and Isabel Sullivan) for the matching toys from the club. Over 200 toys from the Centralville Sportsmen’s Club were dropped off at the fire station. Members not only donated toys but also $350 in cash to be used to purchase more toys.
NICE JOB EVERYONE!
SANTA CLAUS DRIVE-BY 2020!
The Santa Claus Drive-by hosted by the Centralville Sportsmen’s Club in partnership with the Town of Dracut was a huge success! Hundreds of happy children got a chance to see Santa which is especially important this year when he cannot be visited in-person. Many members contributed a lot of time and effort to make this a success but special recognition goes to Lee Ward for the communication and organization with town officials (as well as an awesome sound system at the event), to Dan Croce (Mr. Event as we call him) who came up with the idea and then organized and coordinated all aspects of it in such a ridiculously short amount of time, to Richie Almeida who contributed an inordinate amount of time, effort, and skill, and Adam Sullivan who once again put his wood-working skills to great use to make this event a success. And of course we cannot forget the big guy himself, Santa Claus, who braved the cold and the rain to bring so many smiles to all the children (and adults) .
It could not have happened without our partnership with the town especially town manager Ann Vandal, Deputy police chief Stephen Chaput, Recreation Director Lori Cahill, Steve Enos from the DPW, the fire department, the garden club, the historical society, and countless others. And thank-you to Lowe’s for contributions and discounts without which this would not have been possible.
Please Support Our Local Businesses
Many businesses are struggling. Please support those who have supported us.
RESTAURANTS: Scola’s, The Blue Angus, Lo Kai, Keith’s Kitchen, Family Pizza, Yujo, Dracut House of Pizza, Thantawan Thai, Mama’s Italian, Romano’s, and M.L. Shaw’s
BUSINESSES: Kenwood Hardware, Brown & Budnick Meats, Almo’s Garden Center, Billy’s Variety, Jay Gee’s, Shaw Farm, and On Target Firearms
The Board of Directors wish everyone well in these difficult times. – The C.S.C. Board of Directors