[CLOSED] Now Accepting Applications for Part-time Clubhouse Custodian


  • Part Time up to 10 hours per week
  • Flexible work schedule

Job Description:

  • Weekly duties: sweep clubhouse floors, wet mop or use floor scrubber on clubhouse floors, clean bathrooms, restock bathroom paper products and soaps, light dusting, vacuum rugs
  • Monthly: clean windows and clean tables

If interested contact 1st Vice President Bill Murray or call at (810) 300-6320.

You may also stop in during clubhouse hours and fill out an application

The Volunteer by Mike McAlpine

The Volunteer by Mike McAlpine

Article shared by Bob Johnson

What was all the commotion about over at the clubhouse? Everyone was standing and looking at Bill’s Scorecard. There was a big fat 99 on it, and Bill was proud of his accomplishment.

Bill was a real go-getter, someone who was always there for his sport. One might say that Bill was the perfect member of any club.

On any Saturday you would find Bill out at the club, and he always seemed to beat us there. Our club is like any of a thousand clubs across America. It is really a great place, because all we have to do is shoot. There is no work to be done. The grass is some special type that doesn’t grow much and never has to be mowed or watered. Another amazing thing is that they make those targets we shoot, right there in the skeet houses. There must be a big, old machine in there cranking them out as we sleep because when we are ready to shoot the houses are full. Of course, the ATA, NSSA, and NSCA must always send someone down to put on those registered shoots that we enjoy on Sundays. I am pretty sure that our local newspaper writes the newsletter that we receive every quarter.

Well, friends, let me tell you what happened a few Saturdays back. I happened to drive out to the club a little early and do you know what I saw? There was old Bill with his pick- up truck loaded down with targets. Of course, I knew he had to be stealing them right from that big machine that makes them for us. You know what I did? I went over there and gave old Bill a piece of my mind. When Bill told me he was hauling targets to the club from a warehouse in the next town, I couldn’t believe it. I can tell you I was sure surprised. When I looked in the house, I could see he was right because he was stacking the targets. Of course, his stacks were in the wrong place and were too high so I thought it was my duty to tell him, how targets should be stacked. I had seen them stacked at the gun club I used to belong to and I knew about such things.

As the year went on, I straightened out quite a few problems at my club. I found out that old Bill wrote the newsletter. Of course, he wasn’t very good at it and I told him how it should be done. He offered to let me take over the writing, but I am a busy man and I don’t have time for such things. Old Bill would always take new shooters and shoot a few rounds with them. He seemed to think he was doing them a favor, but what did he know about teaching? I always beat him in our shoots.

One thing I didn’t like about old Bill teaching new shooters was it always slowed down the squad, and all of us regulars would have to wait. Old Bill sure had an attitude. I told him he was interfering with the harmony of the shooting-you know, just like the rulebook says. You will never guess what he said to me. He told me we had four other skeet ranges and that I should go open up one of them. What nerve! Who does he think he is? I am not out here to work. I am here to shoot. He should open that other range; after all, the club must be paying him pretty well for the work he does. That reminds me, I am going to find out how much they do pay him, because I don’t like those directors wasting any of my money. Speaking of directors, what a bunch of boneheads we have at my club. They are always telling us how to run things.

A few weeks later, I went out to the club again, early Saturday morning. There was old Bill again. This time he was messing with the traps on the sporting clays range. I thought to myself that this guy was trying to slip in a few stations of his own for the shoot we were going to have the next day. I knew those NSCA boys would be mad, so I jumped on old Bill again. This time he told me he was setting the course for the whole shoot. Well, what did this guy know about setting targets? After all, I am the best shot at the club, and everyone knows it. I have been to two other clubs and know how targets should be set. Sunday, after we finished the shoot, I knew I was right. There were three stations I could not break more than a six on. One of the stations was too far, the other way too fast, and who can hit a rabbit, and a teal thrown at the same time. Boy, what a jerk.

Well, last Saturday I decided to go out to the club and do a little shooting, but when I got there I couldn’t find a case of targets anywhere. The grass must have reverted to its original genes and was a least a foot tall. I checked the bulletin board and found out our monthly registered shoot had been cancelled, I guess the NSCA slipped up. I didn’t see old Bill that day. I wondered where that goof off was. Well, who cares, he couldn’t do anything right anyway. I had not received a newsletter in more than three months.

Bill was really proud of the ninety-nine. Of course, it would have looked good on the shooting range, but old Bill had given up shooting. It seemed golf was much more relaxing.

The names in this story are fictional, and any similarities with your gun club are purely intentional.

The next time you are out at the club and you see old Bill, stop and see if he needs any help. You might find out old Bill is a pretty good guy, and you might just learn something about the other side of shooting “behind the scenes,” the work.

Blue Water Sportsman’s Association $500.00 Scholarship

Blue Water Sportsman’s Association
$500.00 Scholarship


  1. Attend a 2 year or more accredited college or university or an accredited
    vocational school.
  2. Must have been a junior member of Blue Water Sportsman’s
    Association for a minimum of 1 full year.
  3. Must be a Junior or Senior in high school.
  4. Provide current high school transcript.
  5. Provide full name, phone number, mailing address, and membership

Write a 250 – 500 word essay on 1 of 2 topics listed below:

  1. How has shooting as a sport helped me in life?
  2. What can we as a society do to stop violence in America?

Open Period November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Submit all documentation listed under requirements and essay to:

Blue Water Sportsman’s Association
Attention: Scholarship
4866 Ravenswood Rd.
Kimball, MI 48074.

Click here for printable flyer

BWSA mailing address has changed!

BWSA no long uses a P.O. Box for mailing. Please do not send items to the old P.O. Box. All mail should be sent directly to the club’s location. The correct address is:

Blue Water Sportsman’s Association
4866 Ravenswood Rd
Kimball, MI 48074

Brayden Ingles Shoot and Fish Fry on August 16th

1pm – 8pm

$20.00 per person
$5.00 for fish
$5.00 for your 50 bird game
Remainder funds donated to the Ingles family

This will include a 50 bird game, fresh fish, French fries, and the shotgun fields will be open for regular shotgun shooting.

*Note-this is on the usual potluck Thursday, but will not be a regular potluck. All who eat must pay*

From the “Support the Ingles’ Family” gofundme page on June 12, 2018:

“On Saturday (6/9/18) 15 year old Brayden Ingles had a work related injury that required his lower right leg to need to be amputated.  His parents, Jeff and Sarah are staying close to his side at Children’s hospital during this process.  (Many of our hockey family may know the Ingles family through Brayden’s younger brother, Bryce.)  Brayden had the leg amputated on Saturday and today (6/12/18), he had surgery on his left hand to place pins and fix a couple of fractures that he received in the accident.  Brayden has been keeping a positive attitude and his family has been finding their strength through God through this process.  His family could use your support at this time.”

Online calendar changes to agenda format for easier viewing

The calendar on our website will now be in an agenda format. This will help make the calendar easier to read, especially on cell phones. We have so much happening at our club now, it wouldn’t all fit on the previous calendar format. The calendar will no longer be attached to our monthly newsletter. It was out of date usually as soon as it was printed due to adding events daily.

Super Bowl Party!

Attention BWSA members, the Bullseye group is hosting its 2nd annual Super Bowl Party on February 4th starting at 4pm at the BWSA Clubhouse and you and your guests are invited! The indoor range will be open from 4pm until 6pm for trigger time. Please bring a dish to pass for the pot luck dinner and plan to join us for an evening of fun and fellowship! All ages are welcome and games for the kids will be provided (Super Bowl related “Big Kid” games will also be available). We hope to see you there!

Indoor Range Gets The Silent Treatment

The indoor range has recently been getting the silent treatment. Well, more like a bit quieter.

On December 21, 2017, a few volunteers worked late into the night to install sound proofing foam to the walls of the indoor range.  The following Wednesday, the volunteers again worked to finish the sound proofing installation by adding foam to the ceiling.

Thank you, volunteers, for all your hard work. The lower noise levels will benefit everyone, both on the indoor range, and in the clubhouse.