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PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

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Events of the Recent Past

The PLSC organizes and sponsors various events throughout the year. Announcements of some events in the recent past are listed below as information for members, prospective members, and other persons interested in activities of the PLSC.

Events are listed with the most recent first.

  • Range Work Bee
    • Date: 20 May 2017, Saturday
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: PLSC Ranges and Clubhouse
    • In event of rain, snow, etc.: Watch your email for announcements regarding rescheduling of the Work Bee. Any changes will be posted on the home page of the club's web site.
    • Please bring: Implements of construction and destruction
    • General clean up and fix up of club house and grounds. Ranges will be closed to shooting for at least part of the day. Contact club secretary for more details. (Club contact information)

  • Copper Country Friends of NRA Annual Fund-Raising Banquet
    • Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm
    • Location: Memorial Union Ballroom, Michigan Tech Univ, Houghton, MI
    • Link to Event Poster with information about tickets, prizes, drawings, raffles, etc.
    • Link to Banquet Ticket & Raffle Ticket Order Form (printable pdf)

  • PLSC Annual Membership Meeting
    • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
    • Location: Ramada Waterfront Inn, Hancock, MI
    • Time: 5:30 pm - Social with cash bar
               6:00 pm - Order off menu for dinner
               7:00 pm - Annual meeting called to order
    • Agenda: Election of officers and other items.


  • Deer Rifle Sight-In Day
    • Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
    • Time: Range opens at 10 am. Persons wanting to sight-in their rifles can show up any time until 4 pm.
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and rifle range.
    • Club grounds will be open to both members and non-members.
    • Lunch will be available at the club for $5 per person.
    • Participants are welcome to invite other persons to the event.
    • For further information, contact Paul Raymond. (Club contact information).


  • Personal Protection in the Home - NRA Course
    • Dates: Friday & Saturday, 28 & 29 Oct 2016
    • Times: Friday, 6 - 9 pm
                Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges
    • Description:
      Completion of this course will satisfy the Michigan training requirement for applying for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). We have a team of five instructors working together to help you develop your handgun skills, learn about self defense and the law, and teach you how to enhance your safety while in and around your home.
    • What to bring with you:
      • Your personal protection handgun if you have one along with 100 rounds ammunition. We have a couple loaner pistols if you do not have an appropriate handgun.
      • Safety glasses and hearing plugs or muffs.
      • A lunch for Saturday. Bottled water and a limited selection of soda is available at the club.
    • Registration: Persons taking the course must register through the the NRA Training web page for this course: Link to NRA registration web page.
    • Information: The NRA web page provides specific and detailed information about fees, fee payment procedures, contact information, etc.
    • Registration limits: The course is limited to the first 20 registrants.
    • Note: The course is being offered as a fund-raising activity to benefit the Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club.


  • Hunter Education Course
    • Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 Sept 2016
                (Students must attend both days)
    • Times: Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
                Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges
    • Registration: All students must pre-register.
      Call Ed at 906-231-6004 to pre-register.
    • Cost: $10 which covers the cost of ammunition, eye & ear protection, range fees, and refreshments
    • See the Hunter Education Announcement for information about student age limits, what students should bring, etc.
    • For further information, contact Ed Glowacki at 906-231-6004.


  • 3-Gun-Shoot
    • Date: 13 August 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:00 am - Squads finalized
               8:15 am -Safety Review
               8:30 am - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch: Free for all shooters; $5 for others
    • Shooters must pre-register for the shoot.
    • Late Registrations may be accepted. Contact Scott Gruenberg (below).
    • Spectators are welcome. Bring eye & ear protection.
    • See the 3-Gun Information & Registration Form for registration fees, deadlines, equipment, and other requirements.
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (906-523-4335) or send email to 3gun@portagelakeclub.org


  • Fun Clays Shoot - American Woodcock Society
    • Date: 6 August 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 9:00 AM - Registration & Safety Review
              9:30 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • See the AWS Fun Shoot Info Page & Registration Form for more information about costs, type of shooting, etc.
    • For further information, contact Adam Rajala - phone number & email address are on the information page.


  • NRA Basic Pistol Course - Phase 2
    • Date: Course runs for four consecutive Wednesdays
      • 20 July
      • 27 July
      3 August canceled
      • 10 August
      • 17 August
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: PLSC ranges
    • Phase 1 of the NRA course must be completed on-line before registering for Phase 2, offered at the Portage Lake Club.
    • Registration procedures for both Phase 1 and 2 are described in this document: NRA Course: Basics of Pistol Shooting.
    • For further information, contact club V-P Dave Caspary. (Club contact information).


  • IDPA Pistol Match
    • Date: 30 July 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
              9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • See the IDPA Pistol Match Info Page for requirements, fees, match rules, etc..
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (Club contact information).


  • Membership Meeting - Meeting with Cookout & Social.
    • Date: 14 July 2016, Thursday
    • Time: 5:30 PM until ?
    • Location: PLSC grounds
    • Brats will be served
    • All PLSC members welcome!


  • IDPA Classifier - A shooting session to classify individuals for IDPA events.
    • Date: 18 June 2016, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
               9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • Lunch will be provided for all shooters.
    • For costs, equipment, and other requirements, see the IDPA Classifier Info Page.
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg (Club contact information).


  • Introduction to Handguns for Women - An informational session for any women club members. (No men allowed.)

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