Cavalier One Day Fishing Camp
Cavalier will be hosting a free one-day fishing camp for children ages 6 through 15 (children must be accompanied by responsible adult) on Saturday, May 19. This event is open to the public. Training, tackle and bait will be furnished through the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Green Top Sporting Goods.
Click on the link for an application. The event is filling up quickly but there are still some open slots.
Free lunch will be provided for all participants as well.
Please contact C. G. Cooper at email@example.com or (804) 320-8773 for any questions.
The stocking in the lake is proving to be very successful. The blue gill are now of harvesting size. Members are encouraged to keep those caught in the lake. The board requests that any crappie caught in the lake be keep regardless of size. The bass and catfish need another year of growth and reproduction. Please release any bass or catfish that you may catch this season.
Remember that members and guest who fish in the lakes must have a state freshwater fishing license.
The range 5 expansion is moving forward. Unfortunately, the weather in February slowed overall progress significantly. The current estimate is that construction may continue through the end of April. Every effort is being made to move the project along as quickly as possible.
If there is wet weather and you are interested in utilizing Range 5 during the week, please call or text Ed Coleman. (number on the members page). If there is no construction ongoing he may be able to open the range for your use.
Thank you for your patience while construction continues.
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.
Samuel B. Edwards
Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club, Vice President
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.
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.
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