Valley Springs Sportsmans Club

65 Valley Road
​North Grosvenordale , CT 06255                               860-923-2121

Upcoming meetings

House Committee 6:30 Monday 10/8
BOD 7:30 Monday 10/8

Membership 7:30 Thursday 10/11

Presidents Page

January 16, 2018

Dear Fellow Members:

Happy New Year! I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for electing me to be your 2018 Valley Springs Sportsman’s Club president and I’m excited to begin my second year as president of our club. I often tell others that we are a very healthy club in so many ways, but it begins first and foremost with our membership.

With that being said, I would like to introduce you of our 2018 Elected Officers: President: Tony Kaczynski, Vice President: Dave Annese, Treasurer: Ryan Lajoie, Secretary: Mark Sweet, Financial Secretary: Kelly Genest. House Committee: Lenny Genest, Jean Grenier, Ryan Casavant, George O’Neil and Anita Richard. Board of Directors: Legal and Bylaws: Ray Faucher, Jr., Fish and Game: Chad Messier, Grounds: Dean Demers, Kitchen: Brian Maynard, Special Events: Maggie Kane, Trap: Vinnie Benoit, Rifle and Pistol: Dick Majercik, Archery: Chris Milios, Softball:Laura Hackett, Horseshoes: Ron Duquette, Historical: Louise Pugh, Social Media Coordinator: Catriona Shalvey, E-mail correspondence: Jeff Skaradowski.

Upcoming meetings: Our next House Committee and Board of Directors meetings will take place on Monday, February 5th with the House Committee meeting at 6:30pm followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 7:30pm. The general membership monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30pm. The general membership meeting always takes place on the second Thursday of the month. All members should make every effort to attend the general membership meetings. This provides you the opportunity to be informed first hand of the events and projects taking place at our club while also allowing you to have a voice during discussions regarding our events and projects.

Please note - your annual dues of $125.00 is due and must be paid in full before the close of the general membership meeting on Thursday, February 8th.

Leagues: The indoor archery league begins on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:45pm with a shoot around. The 8 week points competition season officially begins on Wednesday, February 7th and is open to all members and the public for a cost of $5.00 per week. It should be noted that this league is for experienced shooters only. Trap shooting takes place Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. and Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The cost is $3.00 for club members for a round of 25 targets and $4.00 for non-club members for a round of 25 targets. Please contact Vinnie Benoit if you are interested in starting a beginners night for trap shooting. Our Monday and Thursday night horseshoe league has started as well as our Wednesday night pitch league.

Sunday, February 4th will feature our first ice fishing derby of the season. Derby registration begins at 7:00 and the fishing takes place from 8:00 - 12:00. Prior to the derby, stop in the clubhouse for a hot breakfast beginning at 6:00! As Lent rapidly approaches, we are pleased to announce that we will once again serve Fish & Chips beginning on Friday, February 16th and continuing through the end of Lent. We look forward to seeing you for dinner!

As a reminder, there is plenty of work to do at the club and an abundance of opportunities to fulfill your hours. As you fulfill your hours commitment, remember it is your responsibility to complete and turn in your work slips within 30 days so you may be credited for your hours worked.

In closing, I want to thank you again for electing me to be your 2018 president. As one of the premier clubs in the area with many exciting events taking place throughout the year, I encourage you to come out and support your club. Every little bit of support goes a long way.


Tony Kaczynski