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The Wawarsing Rod and Gun Club is a not for profit corporation registered by the State of New York. We are dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, protection of our rights under the second amendment and guardian of our natural resources be it in the field, stream or shooting range. We promote good fellowship, sportsmanship and a meeting place for those of similar persuasion.

We are governed by a leadership consisting of a president, 1st and 2nd vice presidents, treasurer, recording secretary, membership secretary, newsletter editor, immediate past president and a board of six trustees; 2 elected for a 3 year term and 4 elected for a two year term.

Membership is open to the general public regardless of age, gender, race or color. In addition, special membership provisions have been extended to include youth from the age of eleven to eighteen. Life memberships are also presented.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and August. Meetings are preceded by a full dinner at 6:30 p.m. prepared and served by various members. A Board of Directors meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month. In addition to the regular standing committees governing the function of the. club such as buildings and grounds, legislation, kitchen, reservations, fish and game, Ulster County Federation, special division committees have also been established. Working as independent units but under the total supervision of the parent club we at present have a trapshooting division, skeet division, Junior shooting division, hunter training division, and a camping trailer division known as the Shongum Shockers. A very smooth and harmonious relationship exists between all committees and divisions. In addition the club also has a rifle range director.

For the past thirty-five years our members have been mailed a monthly newsletter which includes club news, calendar of events, proposals, minutes of the previous meeting and on occasion personal items and comments about various members which are always written and taken in good humor. The BOD, the newsletters, the various divisions, the meals, and the good fellowship without rank or rancor has been the cement that binds us tight.

Throughout the year we support many club projects such as the annual youth fishing contest open to the general public, an annual.field day, dinners honoring daughters, sons, and mates, a July 4th float, sighting in day for the general public the day before deer season and special work days just to mention a few.

On the political scene we are members of the Ulster County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, the NRA, NYSRPA, provide NRA magazines subscriptions to two local high school libraries and contribute to the Friends of the NRA. Since our inception our records show an active pursuit for the right to hunt, fish, trap on public lands with increasing activity shown during the past five years as the Minnewaska and Shawangunk ridges take center stage. Even more recently one of our members has been appointed as one of two representatives to the Sportsmen's Advisory Council to the New York City Watershed Commission, responsible for reviewing thee determining future use of lands purchased by NYC in their quest to maintain water quality in its watershed district

We have hosted senators and assemblymen, Commissioners and other people in high office in order to acquaint them with our position on a variety of sportsmen's subjects.

As a sign of our progressive nature, the WR&G Club has recently completed an extensive land survey of our property. Within the months to follow a master plan will be formulated in order to expand our facilities to its greatest potential. One of our primary objectives is a boat launching ramp that will access Honk Lake.

For any additional information regarding membership or policies of this organization, please address your inquiry to the Wawarsing Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 305, Napanoch, NY 12458.

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Wawarsing Rod & Gun Club             PO Box 305 Napanoch, NY 12458