~ October 2021 ~
Message from our president . . . . .

Welcome to fall with its crisp air and beautiful colors. It won’t be long before the snow guns are blasting away to begin the upcoming ski season. Summer activities were pretty much limited to the Range. A Board meeting will be held via Zoom on Sunday, October 3 at 4:00pm. All members are welcome to attend. 

I hope to see you at the CVOA Homecoming Booth where you can renew your membership and meet fellow CVOA members. Bring along friends and neighbors who might be interested in joining. You can view the Homecoming events calendar at: sugarloaf.com/events-calendar/homecoming.

Your membership is up for renewal, beginning today.
Thank you for being a member of CVOA.

If you didn't read about it in September, please welcome our new Membership Secretary Patti Johnston. Don't hesitate to reach out to Patti if you have any questions - cvoa.membership@gmail.com.

Membership Renewals will begin online on October 1 as usual, with the additional opportunity to renew in person at our Homecoming table with cash or a check. If you can't make it to Homecoming to renew, we encourage online renewals. CLICK HERE TO RENEW ONLINE.
Online renewals may be paid by credit card or a check.

If you prefer to renew with a paper application, here is the document: PAPER APPLICATION.
Board and Member meeting via Zoom
Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend out board/member meetings. Officers and Directors have been sent the Zoom link; if you are a member-at-large, and might like to attend, please send your request to cvoa.president@gmail.com before Sunday and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
Homecoming Weekend CVOA Social Event
Mike and Jeannette Parker’s Garage/Driveway Dance Party for CVOA Members

Saturday, October 9th at 4:00

A - Appetizer 
B - Beverage 
C - Chair

Address: 1022 Poplar Stream Road in the Valley
Carpooling is encouraged.

This is an outdoor party; in the event of rain, the party will be cancelled.
Homecoming Weekend - October 9 - 10
Mark your calendars for the weekend of October 9-10, 2021 for this year’s Homecoming Celebration at Sugarloaf.

CVOA will set up our usual informational table in the Base Lodge, staffed by our members.

If you’re interested in greeting new and old friends as part of our table crew, please forward your name and contact information to Thom Johnston at tandpjohnston@gmail.com or call 207-852-3595.

~ Thom Johnston
Ski Trips in 2022
Snowbird/Alta – February 26 to March 5 – $2,300 pp/do
Trip Leader: Bonnie Farrar – phone: 207.735.3984

We have had a cancellation, and HAVE ROOM FOR TWO TRAVELERS. Contact Bonnie to fill this room!
Aspen/Snowmass – March 5 to 12, 2022 – $2,250 pp – 4 per 2BR/2bath condo
Trip Leaders: Lee & Jon Goss – phone: 207-542-9361

The Aspen/Snowmass trip has filled 8 condos. We also have one condo for four people available. If you are interested, or would like to be placed on the waiting list, contact Lee and Jon.
Big Sky – January 22 to 29 – $2,290 pp/do 
Trip Leader: Mike Parker – phone: 207-649-7308

The Big Sky trip has been filled with the maximum 36 people. If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list, contact Mike.
Range News
Hello All,

Colors are changing quickly and hunting season is here. We’ve seen an uptick of folks siting in their rifles for the season. Also, as a friend described them, the “people of color” are enjoying the changing leaves and beautiful weather that is Fall in Maine. That means the Range has seen a lot of non-members taking advantage of our $5 Day Use Waiver passes. One wedding party brought in by a member had a dozen folks shooting. If you see folks at the range, offer whatever information they may need to safely enjoy their day. Also, if you are leaving the Range and see other folks still there, let them know you are leaving and ask them to lock the gate if they are the last ones out. That way, if they are Day Use folks, they don’t accidentally get locked in! Your help is appreciated. 

Oh! And if you know anyone who wants to join the Range and CVOA, now is a great time. Their new membership will include the rest of 2021 and all of 2022.  

As winter approaches, we will continue the 5 Stand Shoots on Saturdays 9am-noon and Trap Shoots on Sunday 9am-noon until the weather gets too cold. Usually some time in November. Remember, Trap is weather dependent, but the 5 Stand is covered. Also, our club house is heated and we have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to warm you up between shoots. The Pistol and Rifle Ranges will be plowed for the winter.

CVOA Range and Stratton-Eustis Lions Club member, Dawn Smith, is selling raffle tickets for an item in which some of the Range members might have an interest. It's a Savage Axis.243 rifle cal Bolt Action with a 3-9x40 Scope plus a box of ammo. Here are some details:
• The retail value is $389
• The proceeds go to the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club Scholarship and the Canine Companions for Independence
• $5/ticket or $20/5 tickets
• Only 400 tickets to be sold
• Drawing is December 20, 2021, and you don't have to be present to win

If you are interested in entering the drawing and supporting this worthy organization, you can contact Dawn directly at: dwnsmith5@gmail.com or 207-441-9210.

Also, some of you will fondly remember Range member and expert Trap shooter, Dale Hardy, who passed away last year. The Wilton Fish and Game Club, 256 US Route 2, Wilton, ME 04294, will be holding a Turkey Shoot in his honor on Sunday, November 7th. Dale’s wife donated his prepaid Trap/5 Stand punchcard back to CVOA. We will donate it to the Wilton Fish and Game Club as a prize in the Turkey Shoot. The card has no expiration date and can be used for multiple shooters.  

See you at the Range!

Diane Stone
How to Contact Us
  • President Steve Smith: 207.799.8254: cvoa.president@gmail.com
  • Vice President Thom Johnston: 207.852.3595: cvoa.vicepresident@gmail.com
  • Treasurer Sam Hudspath: 207.458.9138: cvoa.treasurership@gmail.com
  • Secretary Cindy Foster: 207.829.6110: cvoa.secretary@gmail.com
  • Membership Secretary Patti Johnston: 207.745.5815: cvoa.membership@gmail.com
  • Adventure Coordinator : who will fill this spot?
  • Range Secretary Diane Stone: 207.240.4752: cvoa.range@gmail.com
  • Range Chairman Neal Trask: 207.235.2732
Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association
Valley Crossing #6
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947