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WCS November 11 Members Meeting

11/15/2020 3:32 PM | Anonymous
  • Member Joe Edwards reported on his efforts to develop local teams to compete in the NYS High School Clay Target Leagues.  Those interested in volunteering to coach participants should access the NYS website to become certified. Certification can be gained through an on-line course.  Members can also contact Joe to volunteer with local teams’ practice sessions. Our goal is to create a team in each Wayne County school district. 
  • Vice Chairman Laura Sepka discussed the need for upcoming fundraisers in order to support youth shooting teams and to prepare for critical elections in 2022.  We are considering selling facemasks from a local source.  Gun raffles were also proposed by members. 
  • Supervisor Ken Miller reported on the three candidates for the position of Wayne County Sheriff.  All three have had careers in law enforcement and are well regarded.  
  • The 3 candidates will attend our January 13 WCS meeting at the Marion Legion. They will each speak individually followed by a Q & A session. 
  • Ken explained that per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203, local government leaders are required to establish a local “Police Reform and Re-Invention Committee”. Volunteers from each Wayne County town are being sought to serve on this committee. Anyone interested should contact Ken at his Town of Palmyra office [315.597.2324].  I was asked to serve on the committee as a representative of Wayne County SCOPE.
  • There will be an open session for public input on the topic on November 18 @ 7 pm at the Lyons County Courthouse.The Executive Order is at
  • County Clerk Mike Jankowski reminded everyone that the positions of Sheriff, Judge, and County Clerk continue to hold considerable discretionary authority making it very important that voters and gun owners in particular pay attention to local election processes. 
  • On behalf of himself, Senator Pam Helming, and Congressman John Katko, Assemblyman Brian Manktelow thanked members of the chapter for their support in the recent election. He reported that Republicans retained seats in both the state Assembly and Senate and may pick up a few more as the elections are certified.  Voter resistance to issues of bail reform and defunding the police appeared to be significant factors in the election outcome.
  • Guest speaker and local Viet Nam veteran Pat Skelly talked about his experiences as a young combat soldier. He stressed the value of honoring and supporting veterans and those who care for their injuries. He urged members to value and defend those who fight beside them. Mike Fonte also noted the service of families and loved ones to the mission of the veterans.    
  • Following the 50/50 raffle, a video honoring the service of the American soldier was shown.  
  • The next meeting is scheduled for January 13 @ 7 pm at the Marion American Legion at 4141 Witherden Rd in Marion.  The candidates for Wayne County Sheriff in next year’s election will each make a presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions. 
  • Reminder:  There is NO meeting in December.

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