Notice

Welcome to our beautiful and beloved club. Please help us keep it that way by picking up after yourself and taking your trash home with you.

You carried it in, so you carry it out.

The good folks who volunteer their time to mow should not have to stop and pick up debris that could damage the mower or otherwise be thrown by the mower.

Work Party

Greene Rod and Gun Club

2 Work party announcements:
Work party Saturday 6/18/2022
Work party Saturday 6/25/2022.
Will plan to start at 8am, or whenever you get there. Come find us.

Please reply if there is a different day of the week that you would be available so that we might consider expanding to additional dates, possibly evening times during the week.

We need your help. Please come help us maintain our beautiful and beloved club that we share and enjoy.

Tools you might have to bring:
Loppers/pruners for cutting branches and saplings. The club owns two Fiskars brand pruner/loppers. One base model bypass lopper. The other has extra lever to multiply force.
Power or manual pole saw for cutting hard to reach branches and saplings.
Work gloves.
5 gallon buckets for picking up rocks and stones and/or other debris from the grassy areas for mowing as well as to remove rocks from back berms to reduce risk of bullet ricochet.
String trimmer for trimming weeds and tall grasses from pistol and rifle side berms and back berms. The club owns one hand held string trimmer and one DR Premier string trimmer on wheels.
Face shield, long sleeves and long pants if using a string trimmer.
Gallon or half gallon jugs of water for outhouse in pistol/rifle parking area.
Leaf rake for gathering cuttings and to rake up busted bits of wooden pallets and other debris on the ranges.
Empty cardboard boxes for picking up paper, cardboard and broken bits of wood from the ranges.
Tractor with box blade or land leveler for smoothing out road surfaces, pulling material back to center of roadway so that water flows into the side ditches.
Tractor or other equipment for breaking up the beaver dam at the pond spillway. More than one tractor with tow strap or chain would be good if first tractor becomes stuck in mud.
Chainsaw for cutting dead and down from the back roadway to the 500 target area.

Food:
Please reply to so that we can better estimate how much food to prepare.
Individually wrapped cheese stick and meat stick snacks.
Individually wrapped snack sweets.
We will have a few crock pots available so that whomever is finished first or hungry first after a couple hours of work can go scoop out some hot food.
Meatballs in sauce in a crock pot.
Hot dogs in crock pot.
Let us know if you can bring a crock pot of your own with dish to pass.
If we get a good number of people to reply to indicate they will help work, then we would consider asking someone to be there to serve as a cook to make hamburgers or other foods.

Work activities:
Flattening and clearing grassy areas for better access to tractor mower. Rocks/stones displaced from winter plowing, especially need to pick up rocks and stones large enough to be hit by th mower blades.
General cleanup of pistol and rifle ranges. Use burn barrels for papers, cardboard, bits of broken wood and other burnable debris from pistol and rifle areas.
Maintenance of steel targets. We have two more steel targets to hang on the 500 range. (Jeff will need to weld one more hook to heavy wall tube and drill/tap 3/8:16 threaded hole before work party)
Clearing brush and overgrowth from pistol and rifle areas.
Clearing brush and overgrowth from pond spillway and dry side of dam slope.
Clearing beaver dam from pond spillway.
Clearing the mud and sticks that beaver have packed around the drain pipe. It would be good to be able to drop the water level to expose the concrete wall at the drain pipe.
Clearing dead and down trees and branches from back roadway to 500 target area. Assess ability to drive tractor to navigate back roadway through woods to cut grass and weeds at 500 target area.
Burn broken and busted pallets and other rotted boards from various defunct projects.
What else? What am I forgetting?

Shoot and share?
Maybe we can try something new? Let me know what you think? Should we plan to take a break at a particular time (choose either 11am or 12 noon) to stop for a break and bring our guns for others to shoot? I could bring some of my guns and ammo.


November 2020: Now that big game hunting season has begun, there are no work parties scheduled for the 500 yard range. You may please continue picking up the 100 yard, 50 yard and pistol ranges.

WORK PARTY FOR OCTOBER 24 CANCELED DUE TO RAIN AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS 

Work Party Saturday Oct 24th, 9am

Park in the main parking area near the cluhouse.
JP and Mike West will cook hotdogs and hamburgers for lunch.
Don’t worry if you do not have a chainsaw to bring as we could use several helpers to assist each person with a chainsaw.
In the event a surplus of volunteers show up, we can divide into multiple groups so that we do not have too many people too close to each other.
If you have a pole saw, you may help cut branches in the roadway from the clubhouse to the dry creek to help open up the roadway.
Perhaps one or more groups could start cutting the blue painted trees from impact area to the dry creek.
Links to videos below.
9-19-2020 Clubhouse to dry creek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkU4ZF8xmMQ&t=118s Notice the bushy branches in the roadway that need to be cleared back as you get closer to the dry creek. There are many piles of brush along this road from efforts in recent years to open up and clear this roadway.
9-19-2020 Dry creek to 500 target/impact area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWmDH3iVb0k&t=10s Notice the many trees with blue spray paint to clear a roadway. Will need at least 10 feet wide roadway for an 8 foot wide excavator to get to the impact area.
9-19-2020 Ron and Jeff review the 500 yard range impact area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF13WdOcnRI&t=4s Piles of firewood with no access yet for pickup truck.
9-19-2020 More discussion at 500 yard target/impact area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLyTP7yLYs&t=1s
9-19-2020 Back to the clubhouse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YgDd4_Jf7U&t=2s Notice the bushy branches in the roadway that need to be cleared back.
Thank You,
Jeff Chimileski
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10-16-2020: As per meeting last night, Joe will plan to have work party at the target/impact area of the 500 yard range.

Winter 2017 work party:

Fred is calling for a work party at 9am Saturday 12/23/2017.

1.1 Need help cleaning up the rifle/pistol ranges after inconsiderate folks who disobey the signs to respect the ranges and fail to take their trash home with them. Update: Fred, Greg, Dave and John picked up soggy papers and cardboard as well as shot-up bits of plastic bottles and remnants of destroyed wooden target holders.

1.2 Need help fixing the trap 1 door that is hanging by one hinge. Fred has already tried a certain type of concrete anchor and it pulled right out, so will try a more heavy duty style concrete anchor. Update: Greg has examined the door and will come up with a plan to secure present hinge or perhaps a new hinge design to the concrete.

1.3 Air vent for plumbing needs hot water poured into it to attempt to clear it. Update: Jeff has poured hot water down the vent pipe and successfully listened to the gurgling sound of water properly draining down the pipe.

Spring 2017 work party:

Per discussion at last board meeting, we first need a list of work items before we schedule a work party.

Please respond here and/or contact Fred at 373-1461 if you are interested in helping or have more ideas to expand the below list.

Here is the list in progress:
1. Dig to find septic cover. Update: Septic cover has been found and septic tank has been pumped out by Bob.
2. Pick up trash on grounds. Update: This is a recurring chore to regularly pick up after inconsiderate folks who fail to take their trash and debris home with them.
3. Clean out shell graves.
4. Clean up ranges.
5. Put firewood in shelter.
6. Wash windows of clubhouse.
7. Clean cob webs from clubhouse.
8. Sweep clubhouse.
9. Mop clubhouse.
10. Paint child size picnic table.
11. Cut branches and cut/pull saplings and weeds from sides of main driveway.
12. Cut saplings and brush from sides of the lower road to skeet field and to 300 yard bench.
13. Climb on roof to inspect for leak in roof.
14. Cut and install T111 siding above the doors to the pistol storage shed.
15. Repair and paint the wooden “cannon”. Portions of the carriage/frame are rotted and need replacement. The cannon barrel itself it hard/solid ok, but needs cracks filled in, then painted over.
16. Pond drain needs to be cleared for proper drainage. (beavers keep plugging it up).