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UHRGA / RE_OPEN MARCH 06/ 2021

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com March 05 / 2021

COVID-­19 ACTION PLAN

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

Range will open on Saturday, March 06 / 2021 at 9 AM.

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency by the Province of Newfoundland Labrador, the Executive and Board of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has enacted a Covid-­19 Action Plan for Level-4 for our range facilities. We have also consulted with our local Dept. of Health for advice. There will be no indoor activity at our facilities until further notice.

We are now back at an Alert Awareness Level 4 and taking into account guidance from health authorities around outdoor activities which present a lower risk, but social distancing is still to be maintained;

 

Please note the following;

 

. Washroom facilities will not be available at this time

 

. There is a full closure of the club house and suspension of all group activities and rentals until further notice. (The only access to the building is for security, and emergency maintenance.)

. Use of outdoor ranges is permitted if the following guidelines are strictly maintained:

 

. A maximum of 10 persons as per Provincial guidelines under Level 4.

 

. Unless you are in a family bubble, Social Distancing shall be maintained at all

times. If the 2m distancing cannot be maintained a mask MUST be worn. We recommend wearing a mask during visits under Level 4.

· Social distancing shall be maintained by all range users. Protecting yourself and others is of major concern, and remember wearing a mask is a best safe practice.

· Use only every second shooting platform and/or maintain safe social distance between each person including those at shooting positions.

· Members/guests are responsible for their own hand washing measures / sanitization and each person will assume any and all risks when touching any surfaces.

· Leave absolutely nothing behind. Everything you bring in you will bring out. This includes shell casings, cartridges, boxes, drink bottles and cans.

· If others are using the range, please consult with them from a safe distance. Wait in your vehicle or safe area until they are finished if distancing cannot be maintained.

· Please be respectful of those waiting and try not to tie up the facility.

. If you have symptoms or feel unwell, please do not visit during these unwell times.

Our board will review/renew our action plan periodically and reserve the right to make immediate changes at discretion of the UHRGA Executive and Board and under the direction of health authorities. Notices will be posted on our website and facilities as necessary.

Government Regulations will be proclaimed the rule of the day.

Please keep yourself informed. Links are provided below for guidance.

 

These are trying times for everyone, let’s all do our part and by protecting yourself and others we will get through this together.

 

The road to our facility has been cleared periodically to facilitate emergency vehicles if the need should ever arise. The parking lot will not be cleared in its entirety at this time so limited parking will be available.

 

Note; While we try to maintain an open road in case of any emergency, our road is not cleared on any set scheduled time. Depending on weather conditions, it may not be open. We apologize in advance should you be inconvenienced during your visit.

 

Processing of memberships will continue and please feel free to direct any issues or concerns to me.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/alert-level-4/

 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Summary-Table-of-COVID-19-Alert-Level-System-graphic-1.pdf

 

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

UHRGA/ CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 17, 2021 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake,

Newfoundland, Canada

A8A 3H9

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency by the Province of Newfoundland Labrador our buildings and all facilities will continue to be closed until further notice as we take direction from Dr. Fitzgerald's Office as instructed by our local Dept. of Health.

We are again at a Covid-19 Alert Awareness Level 5 so we all should be staying home as much as possible.

There is a full closure of the club house and suspension of all group activities and rentals until further notice. (The only access to the building is for security, and emergency maintenance.)

Use of outdoor ranges is NOT permitted.

Processing of memberships will continue and please feel free to direct any issues or concerns to me. Our board will review any changes and take direction from health authorities. Please keep yourself informed. I have put links below for your viewing.

These are trying times for everyone. Let’s all do our part. By protecting yourself and others, we will get through this together.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/alert-level-5/

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Summary-Table-of-COVID-19-Alert-Level-System-graphic-1.pdf

 

 

Wendell Smith

President, UHRGA

Deer Lake, NL

709 686 5228

2021 Executive, Board and Awards

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on February 1, 2021 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

UHRGA Newly Elected Executive / Board of Directors 2021


 

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Congratulations to the 2021 UHRGA Executive and Board of Directors.

We wish them every success with the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

 

President Wendell Smith

Vice President John Anstey

Secretary Chris Brake

Treasurer Angie Janes

Sgt. at Arms Brian Manuel

 

Directors

Ivan Janes

Alfred Ford

Sam Butt

Eugene Tiller

Sherman Peddle

Brian Janes

Wade Adams

Shannon O'keefe

 

At the meeting Sam Butt was awarded a LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Sam has been a tremendous asset to the UHRGA and served as a board member for many years. Although not entirely sure, it was indicated that his involvement with this association goes back some 29 years. Apart from volunteering at our functions and youth events, and whatever else is on the go, Sam has been there. He has been taken care of our maintenance and up keep, often without assistance and working tirelessly to get the job done. It is always a pleasure working with Sam.

Congratulations Sam !

 

Status and Criteria for the Award

The title of “Life Member” and the status of “Life Membership” shall be awarded to a long-standing member of the Association who has:

· documented meritorious service to the Association over a period of at least 10 years

 

· served at least five consecutive or spaced terms as an Officer or Board member

 

· documented distinguished service to the Association.

 

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Kenny White, Chairman of Delta Waterfowl's Humber Valley Chapter was awarded an Honorary Membership of our association. The conservation and advocacy group has been helping us and so many other groups in promoting their objectives. Since being introduced in our local area, Delta Waterfowl has assisted us in many forms with our

youth skills programs and in the promotion of outdoor activities and conservation efforts. Getting youth interested and involved at a young age is a big part of them participating in the greater outdoors later on in life. We have a great respect and gratitude for Kenny and Delta Waterfowl. Support them when you can.

Thank you Kenny, Well Deserved Sir !

 

https://www.saltwire.com/news/local/century-old-conservation-hunting-advocacy-group-delta-waterfowl-has-new-humber-valley-chapter-196530/

 

Criteria for the Award

The criteria used to award the title of Honorary Member and the status of Honorary Membership can be any combination of documented evidence of:

· meritorious service that support the goals and objectives of the Association

 

· meritorious service to the Association in a variety of areas

 

· distinguished service to the community or special services to the Association

 

· the protection, conservation or preservation of fish and wildlife

 

· the conservation of natural resources and/or the environment

 

· distinguished service in or for the promotion of sportsmanship

 

· distinguished community-based service that reflects positively on or supports the Association.

 

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Congratulations to Sam Butt and Kenny White on your awards.

 

 

 

Wendell Smith

 

President, UHRGA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 29, 2021 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Good Day Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder to get your Renewal memberships into us prior to January 31, 2021. Mail should be dated no later than the 31st so that you do not have to deal with late fees. You can electronically email them to us at uhrgassoc@gmail.com

This information is on the application but not everyone is aware that funds can be transferred to this account.

Our direct deposit payment for the e-transfer of funds into our account eliminates the need for a secret password.

With your application, please include a copy of both sides of your PAL. Pictures are also good.

 

For those in Corner Brook or visiting the area you can drop your applications off to Barnes Sporting Goods at 18 Humber Road. Barne's can also assist with getting photocopies and the application for you. We collect those applications on a regular basis. To avoid late fees, they must be received by the 31st of January.

 

Should anyone have any concerns regarding your membership, please contact me at

709 686 5228 or a message through the email address below.

 

There are a few of you who have submitted either the forms or funds only. We are waiting on those in order to process memberships.

 

mail4upperhumber@gmail.com

 

It has been great to be messaging and talking to so many of you over the last little while. It is wonderful to know that many of you are taking advantage of this winter's conditions to visit the range.

Thanks so very much everyone. Have a Great Day out there. Stay safe in your travels.

 

Wendell Smith

AGM Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on January 14, 2021 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning Fellow Members,

The Executive of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association has decided to reschedule our AGM.

We will be holding the meeting on the evening of Sunday, January 31, 2021 at our facilities on Goose Arm Road. The meeting will start at 7PM

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

MEETING SUNDAY DEC 20/ 2020

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on December 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (11)

Good afternoon Fellow members,

 

On Sunday evening December 20th at 7PM we will be having a meeting at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun facilities on Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake.

 

All safety measures and precautions will be taken seriously during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our building has been cleaned prior to and is ready for this meeting. Masks will be worn by all and hand sanitizers will be used when entering and leaving the facility. Safe distancing measures will be adhered to.

 

We would like to limit our numbers for this meeting as per the Dept of Health guidelines.

We expect and wish all board members to make a special effort to attend this meeting.

If you are not a board or committee member then please notify us prior to the meeting to ensure we can accommodate. Please direct concerns, questions or comments to myself and I will bring them before the board on your behalf. I can be reached through this email

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

or by my home phone at 709 686 5228.

 

Membership is continuing throughout the season. Contact myself directly for concerns or issues. 2021 membership applications will be forwarded to each of our current membership over the coming days. We are currently waiting on 2021 NFA insurance cards from Edmonton.

 

Thank you everyone and Stay Safe out there.

 

Wendell Smith

Pres., UHRGA

 

Range upgrades/ Closure

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on December 18, 2020 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning

The rifle / pistol ranges of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association will be closed for upgrades to our facilities over the following days. This will be for the entire day.

Friday, Dec. 18

Monday Dec 21

Tuesday Dec 22.

We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and look forward to seeing you at our facilities in the very near future

www.upperhumberrodandgun.com

WELCOME BACK UHRGA

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on December 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (24)

WELCOME BACK,

The ranges of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association are now open following the guidelines of the Town of Deer Lake and the decision of our Board of Directors.

Note that the 300 M range remains closed as it is not yet licensed. This is an ongoing process and our contractor has been busy over the last while with equipment remaining onsite. They are not operating this weekend. At any time over the next while that the equipment will be operating, the rifle/pistol range will be closed during that time for safety measures. We will post notification accordingly. Please watch our emails, Facebook page and website calendar and NEWS for updates

 

Our building will remain closed until Dec. 07, 2020.

 

When visiting, follow the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association Level 2 Covid Action plan which can be found on our website under NEWS. and posted at our facilities. Follow the guidelines of our Provincial Dept. of Health when visiting. Please maintain the 6 foot distancing measures at all times unless you are with folks within your own perspective bubbles.

 

Thank You, Your cooperation and understanding throughout this entire difficult time is greatly appreciated and acknowledged with us and the Town of Deer Lake.

We look forward to seeing you at our ranges and facilities in the very near future.

Stay Safe and Take Care Everyone !

Wendell Smith,

President,

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Deer Lake, Nl,

709 686 5228

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

 

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Upper Humber Rod and Gun association / Covid-19 Action

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on November 30, 2020 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association building and range facilities will remain closed to all our members, guests, and user groups until Dec. 07. We have consulted with the Town of Deer Lake and the Dept. of Health for instructions and guidelines. Following that, Our Executive and Board have decided that we follow the recommendations of the Town of Deer Lake and remain closed until Dec. 07. Our scheduled user groups have cancelled due to Covid-19 in the area. They have informed me that they will most likely be back to visit us early in the new year. For now some of their training has been rescheduled at another location given the circumstances in our area.

 

As stated previously, "we have been seriously following guidelines and measures put in place by the Dept. Of Health. Those guidelines have been put in place and are being implemented for everyone's safety during visits. We will continue to do so for your safety and protection. We stand with the Town of Deer Lake for public safety issues of Covid-19 to help stop the virus from spreading."

To this end the building has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized this morning and will be ready for our next user group. The building will remain closed until Dec. 07.

 

We Sincerely Apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause.

 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

 

On behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors,

Wendell Smith

President

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

177 Goose Arm Road

Deer Lake, NL

A8A 3H9

1 709 686 5228

smith.wendell1@gmail.com

COVID UPDATE / TOWN OF DEER LAKE

Posted by smith.wendell1@gmail.com on November 23, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Good Morning All,

 

This is a very serious and important message.

 

The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association building and range facilities will remain closed to all our members, guests, and user groups during this pandemic time as we consult with the Town of Deer Lake and the Dept of Health for further instructions and guidelines. To date we have been seriously following guidelines and measures put in place by the Dept. Of Health Guidelines. Those guidelines have been put in place and are being implemented for everyone's safety during visits. We will continue to do so for your safety and protection. We stand with the Town of Deer Lake for public safety issues of Covid-19 to help stop the virus from spreading.

 

We Sincerely Apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause. A follow up memo will be issued after consulting with Town and Health officials.

 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

 

On behalf of the Executive and Board of Directors,

Wendell Smith

President

Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association

Deer Lake, NL

A8A 3H9

1 709 686 5228


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