President’s Corner—by Dennis Dias

It is amazing how fast this two year term has gone. I could not have asked for a better Board who drove my vision “termed that of accomplishment” to a reality. I sincerely thank each that served and celebrate what we accomplished. I look forward to serving the club the next two years as your past president. The club has a strong Board and you can rest assured this will continue for the next several years.
November Dinner

The fish fry was awesome. I was back from vacation and was able to work the kitchen crew. Beryl Graybill and John Word were in charge. Your VP, Jimmy Grassmidt ran the dinner meeting. The Board has approved Jimmy as President Elect and I will swear him in at the December Board meeting. There are also two Board members running for re-election and one candidate now recognized running for the open Director seat.

December Meal

The December meal is special with elections and Aron Stepp putting on the whole BBQ pig and raffle. Aron is looking at an AR and shield pistol for the year end raffle.

Ciopino Alert

The February meal is always Ciopino and tickets will go on sale soon. Call John Word to RSVP. For this meal you must purchase a ticket in advance. Guests are welcome but please remember, male and 21 years of age.

Tree Trimming Workday

Nov 12th we gathered for the annual tree trimming. We have stayed on this annually for the last three years and were rewarded with a short day. Member Rob Middleton had dropped all of the limbs on Saturday after trap wrapped up so we were in chipping mode for the most part. Matt Brown put on an outstanding lunch for the hard working members. Aron Stepp, Meryl McGinnis, and Eddie Willmon covered the new bathroom roof and Gene Dias completed several more electrical upgrades. Justin and Ryan Mendes carved up the future Bay 5 & 6. I want to thank the following for their contribution to the workday; Dennis Dias, Gene Dias, Tim Brown, Joe Brown, Matt Brown, Jimmy Grassmidt, Bruce Whitacre, Joe Gonsalves, John Schiro, Rob Middleton, Aron Stepp, Meryl McGinnis, Eddie Willmon, Wayne Elam, Ryan Mendes, Justin Mendes, D.L. Bennet, Dennis Wetherington, Rick Servando. Special thanks to members Chris Henney for use of his chipper and Dave Brown for the use of his trailer, and to Past President Wayne Elam for hauling the equipment. Also, the help from OSC youth member Roman Dias, and special thanks to youth Lily Grassmidt. They did their fair share.

Final Thoughts

2018 Dues Renewal

Tim Brown and Matt Kiolbassa are hard at work. The process is the same as last year to renew. The deadline to pay dues is Feb 15th. Again this year, the drop box will be promptly locked at midnight on Feb 15, 2018. Please do one of the following, again there will be no mailed reminders.

1** You can pay by check at the club by using the drop box and renewal form. Note: we need any updated email, phone, and address information so please fill out the form completely and legibly.

2** Wait for electronic invoice and pay from the convenience of home, this is for all members currently receiving a Golden Pheasant newsletter. If you don’t have email then use options 1 or 3.

3** Come to the Dec or Feb dinner meeting and pay by cash or credit card.

Lastly, Safety First!

Read the safety range rules posted, know them and have any guest read them before the first round is fired.

Dennis Dias, President

email at or Cell (209) 262-7643