Fellow Cavalier Members,

Our new permit with Hanover County allows for several improvements in the operations and facilities of Cavalier.  Some items were of immediate benefit, and others are available for future construction if desired.

The first project is installation of new bays on range five to improve the utility.  These new bays would be adjacent to range five and be available for matches and general use.  These bays will allow the matches that are currently shot downrange to move to the new bays, freeing up the long range for general member use on most weekends.  IDPA, USPSA, and Three Gun will move.  High Power Rifle will remain on the fourth Saturday, and Ram Bash and High Power Silhouette will remain on the first Saturday. If you have ever not been able to shoot on range five because of a match, this will free up the range on most weekend days for general use.

The board has authorized the sale of up to $350,000.00 in bonds to pay for these improvements.  The January 25, 2017 annual meeting at the Montpelier Center will offer the membership a chance to vote on the sale of these bonds.  If approved, the bonds will be offered to club members first.  The sale would extend our current $100.00 annual assessment, but not increase it.

Other benefits of the permit include:

  • lifting the membership cap allowing up to 70 additional members per year
  • elimination of a limit of 35 nonmembers per day for matches
  • elimination of match participation record keeping and reporting
  • allowing matches on additional Sundays and locations on the range
  • possible extension of ranges one and two to 200 yards
  • approval to build a clubhouse and possible indoor range
  • approval to build a picnic pavilion

Please join me at the annual meeting to vote on the bond sales and join in the discussion.   I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely

Samuel B. Edwards

Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club, Vice President

Notice of Annual Meeting

Scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

at the Montpelier Center in Montpelier

Fellow Cavalier Members,

Our annual meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education.  Topics will include annual reports from match directors, a financial report, discussion of range improvements including a vote for bond sales, and election of general board members.

Elections will be held this year for our five (5) general board members.   They serve with the executive board, president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and executive officer to make up the full board of ten members.  Larry Huber is the nominating committee chairman.  His contact information is as follows, lhuber@fcsassociate.net and cell phone is (804) 433-6996.  Please feel free to contact him with suggestions for board members, or if you would like to serve on the board for Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club.  Candidates must have been a member of the club for five (5) or more years.

The Montpelier Center is located at 17205 Mountain Road at the western edge of Montpelier on Route 33 in Hanover County. Taking Rt. 54 west from Ashland, go 11 miles to intersect with Rt. 33, another 1-1/2 miles on Rt. 33 (Mountain Road) to The Montpelier Center.  The entrance will be on the left and the first sign you are likely to see is a sign for Sycamore Tavern.

From I-295 around Richmond, exit 49A to Montpelier onto Rt. 33. Go 13 miles to stop sign at intersection of Rt. 54 & 33. Turn left onto Rt. 33 west. Go 1-1/2 miles to the Center on the left at intersection of Rt. 33 (Mountain Rd.) and Rt. 715 (Clazemont Rd.) From I-64, take the Rockville exit (west of Short Pump, east of Oilville.) Take Rt. 623 to Rt. 33. Turn left onto Rt. 33 and follow above directions.

The first membership meeting will likely be in February.  Invitations will be sent in January.  Please be prepared to reaffirm your sponsorship of any prospective members.  Our new permit allows us to take in an additional seventy members per year which should help clear the waiting list.

I look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at cavrpc@mindspring.com or (804) 221-1211.

Sincerely,

Sam Edwards, Vice President

Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club

The 2017 dues and assessment letters have been mailed to all current club members.  The dues and assessments can be paid by check as indicated on the letter or members can make their payments online.

To make your payment online, click on the link near the top of the text on the Members Only page.  Choose the appropriate dues/assessments category based on the letter received from the club.  The system will take you to a secure web site that will allow you to enter your payment information.

If you have a question about your categorization for dues and assessment presented in the letter, please contact Sam Edwards for clarification. Sam's phone number is provided in the letter.

The main lake at Cavalier has recently been stocked with fingerling fish.  This is the first step in establishing a great fishery in the lake.  As part of the efforts to insure a successful stocking, we are asking members and guest to follow the following rules:

Do not place any fish from outside into the lake.  Doing so will upset the balance of the fishery being established.  Placing mature fish in the lake with the fingerling stocking will have an adverse effect on the populations the club is attempting to establish.

If you wish to fish, please do so in the upper pond (the pond to the right as you enter the range).  There is currently a good population of catchable size fish in this pond and you are encourage to fish the pond.

Remember that club members and guest must have a valid state of Virginia fishing license in order to fish the waters on the property.

There have been several questions regarding the membership category "Senior Membership".

The senior membership category is for members who are 65 or older AND have been club members in good standing for 10 or more years.

The membership renewal notification your received in late November indicates the membership category you are classified as in the club roster.  If you renew online, please be sure to select the same membership category that is listed on your renewal notification form.

Questions regarding the club roster information should be directed to:

Sam Edwards, Vice President.

email: cavrpc@mindspring.com

The annual meeting for Cavalier will be held on January 20, at 7:00 PM at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA.

The meeting agenda includes:

  • Annual report from match directors
  • Financial report
  • Discussion of range improvements
  • Election of Executive Board Members

Larry Huber is serving as the nominating committee chairman.  If you are interesting in running for any of the executive committee positions, or wish to recommend someone for one of the positions, please contact Larry.  Larry can be reached at 804-433-6996 or lhuber@fcassociate.net.  A candidate for the board of directors must have been a member of Cavalier for five or more years.  The executive positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Executive Officer.

The Board of Directors for Hanover County considered the final action on the request by CAVRPC to modify the zoning conditions for their special exception and conditional use permits on Tuesday, November 24.

The Board of Directors for CAVRPC submitted a request to modify various conditions and a proposed plan for expansion and improvement of existing facilities on the club property.  The club was generally successful in getting the requests approved.  One request,  to change the operating hours of the range, was not approved.  All shooting hours for the club remain the same as were established by the previous zoning action. Shooting hours are 9:00 AM to sunset Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday.

The club did receive approval for the following actions:

  • The club membership can be increased at the discretion of the Board of Directors by up to 70 new members per year.
  • The restriction on events on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month has been removed.
  • Special events are now defined as those with 100 or more preregistered participants.  Special events are limited to no more than 6 per year.
  • The club may have up to 2 training events of night shooting per year.
  • Administrative paperwork of match directors has been greatly reduced.
  • No limitations on the number of non-club members who can attend a public competition

Facilities and improvements: The club received approval to address several range improvements and expansions.  These will proceed as money is available at the direction of the Board of Directors.

  • Develop a picnic pavilion in the camping area
  • Increase range 1 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 2 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 5 to 600 yards
  • Build new range, to be called 5a, with 7 action bays and a 200 yard line.
  • Build a training facility, with classrooms, which can include an indoor shooting range next to range 1.

The club was strongly encouraged to work with the residents on Boondock Lane and manage traffic during significant events.  In this regard, any event having more than 60 registered participants, the club will be required to have a person monitoring traffic to insure that the 10 MPH speed limit is obeyed. All club members are expected to obey the 10 MPH speed limit at all times when entering and exiting the range.

Full auto firing, noise level requirements, range safety and maintenance requirements, and environmental monitoring requirements were not modified.

Overall, the club had a successful outcome with the zoning request. The Board of Directors would like to thank all the members that came out to support the request.  It could not have been completed without your efforts.

The repairs on the dam have been completed and the lake at the club is filling up quickly.  Plans have been developed to proceed with stocking the lake in the spring.  It is important that members or guest do not take on the task of stocking the lake themselves.  The Board has engaged professionals to provide the best stocking species and appropriate ratios of the species for the lake.  In a few years, the lake should again be producing some nice, catchable fish.