Millvale Sportmen’s Club was founded in 1932.

Starting Friday May 1st, the club will re-open certain outdoor-only activities.

The clubhouse will remain closed. The club grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. until dusk (dusk is not dark). The club grounds will be open to members and their immediate families only.  No guests are permitted.

You will pay for range and lake use by dropping your money and envelope through a slot in the clubhouse door.  You are encouraged to bring and use your own pen/pencil to complete the envelope.  As always, bring exact change as change will not be available.

 

While on club grounds, members must observe the following COVID-19 guidelines to help contain the spread of the virus:

  • Stay at home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, including chills, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell
  • Maintain physical social distancing.  This means keeping a minimum of 6 feet away from others
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Face coverings are encouraged but not required as all permitted activities are outside
  • Carry hand sanitizer in your pocket or range bag and use it often
  • Use porta johns only, extras have been ordered.  Indoor bathrooms are closed.
  • Do not shake hands

With the above guidelines in mind, the following outdoor-only activities will re-open May 1st

  • Fishing at the lake
  • Skeet (no Tuesday night shooting until further notice)
  • 5-Stand
  • Archery
  • Rifle and pistol ranges (some lanes closed to maintain social distancing)
  • Trap will be in operation Sundays only from 9 until 1 until further notice
  • Hunting
  • Walking the grounds and dog walking

The following club activities are CANCELLED / SUSPENDED until further notice. Please note that ADDITIONAL club activities may also be affected due to COVID-19- this list is for informational purposes and changes may be made as the situation develops.

  • The bar remains closed
  • All trap, skeet and archery leagues are cancelled until further notice
  • Tuesday night skeet and Wednesday trap are cancelled until further notice
  • Membership meetings are likewise cancelled until further notice
  • New member orientation classes are not being scheduled at this time
  • Quail are not available for dog training
  • The indoor pistol range remains closed
  • The calendar portion of the club website has been temporarily disabled

New MSCI Smoking Rule

Last fall a survey regarding smoking in MSCI buildings was sent to all members along with their annual renewal form / dues notice. The responses were tallied, and by a 2:1 ratio, members expressed a clear preference to discontinue indoor smoking.  The exact count showed 1295 to discontinuing smoking, 658 to continue permitting indoor smoking.

As a result, the Board of Directors voted on 1/2/20 to make all MSCI buildings smoke-free. The new no-smoking rule prohibits both smoking and vaping.  It applies to the main clubhouse, the skeet house, the five-stand lounge, and all other outbuildings.  Smoking will continue to be permitted outside all buildings.

The new indoor no-smoking rule becomes effective on February 1st  “No Smoking” signs will be posted in all club buildings during the next few weeks.

While understandably this decision will not be popular with all members, the Board of Directors acted in accordance with the clearly expressed preference of the majority of the MSCI membership.

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