COVID RESPONSE AND UPDATES

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ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: May 22nd, 2020 11:15am -PARTIAL REOPENING 

We are now open for all shooting disciplines and purchasing targets and tokens. The Club House will remain closed. Guests will be allowed starting Saturday June 13th.

All CDC guidelines need to be followed and social distancing is a must for all disciplines!

  • Trap and Skeet will be available Wednesday and Saturday, Sunday
  • Sporting Clays will be open Wednesday, Friday (closed until 1:00pm during the month of
    May), Saturday, Sunday.
  • You can purchase targets or tokens on the back deck during the following hours:

Sunday: 9am to 4pm

*Monday: 9 am to 3pm

Wednesday: 9am to 4pm

*Friday: 9am to 3pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

*Gate closed until 1pm, walk to back deck for purchases. Normal gate hours resume June 1st.

We are hoping all phases of the New York State’s reopening plan go smoothly and we can get back to something that resembles normal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Club Management


ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: May 1st, 2020 2:56pm – CLARIFY TURKEY HUNTING TIMES AT THE CLUB

 

When Hunters are allowed to use the Property during May:
Mondays until 1pm
Tuesdays until 1pm
Thursdays until 1pm
Fridays until 1pm
Hunters must obey all DEC regulations and are required to register with the Club.
Since the clubhouse is closed, we can only take registrations electronically.
Please use the “Register to Hunt ” button provided below to register.
Hunter’s will have access to the Club an hour before sunrise.
Hunters need to be back to their cars no later than 1pm when the ranges and courses open.
Please plan accordingly!

 

When Shooters are allowed to use the Property during May:

 

May Rifle/Pistol Range Hours:
Sunday- 9am to Sunset
Monday- 1pm to Sunset
Tuesday- 9am to Sunset
Wednesday- 9am to Sunset
Thursday- 9am to Sunset
Friday- 1pm to Sunset
Saturday- 9am to Sunset

 

May Sporting Clay Schedule:
Sunday- 9am to Sunset
Monday- 1pm to Sunset
Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday- 9am to Sunset
Thursday- Closed
Friday- 1pm to Sunset
Saturday 9am to Sunset

 


ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: April 29th, 2020 2:20pm – MAY TURKEY HUNTING & SHOOTING CHANGES
To accommodate both our hunting and shooting Members for the 2020 Turkey Hunting season; Club Management is making the following changes. The changes will be in place for the turkey hunting seasons which is May 1st-31st. Our goal is to keep everyone safe on our property. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to shooters usual routines.

 

Please remember that only Regular Members have hunting rights. Non-Resident and Student members are not eligible and Guests are not allowed.

 

Turkey Hunters:
To sign up for Turkey hunting you need to register with the Club. Since the clubhouse is closed we can only take registrations electronically.
Please use the “REGISTER TO HUNT BUTTON BELOW” button below to register.
Hunter’s will get access to the Club an hour before sunup. Hunters need to be out of woods and back to their car no later than 1pm. The Club will open for shooting at 1pm. Please plan accordingly.

 

Shooters:
For the Month of May Only, club grounds and facilities will be closed till 1 pm on Mondays and Fridays. At 1 pm the gate will allow members to come in and use the shooting facilities. This is the safest way to accommodate all Club members during this unusual time.
May Rifle/Pistol Range Hours
Sunday- 9am to Sunset
Monday- 1pm to Sunset
Tuesday- 9am to Sunset
Wednesday- 9am to Sunset
Thursday- 9am to Sunset
Friday- 1pm to Sunset
Saturday- 9am to Sunset
May Sporting Clay Schedule
Sunday- 9am to Sunset
Monday- 1pm to Sunset
Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday- 9am to Sunset
Thursday- Closed
Friday- 1pm to Sunset
Saturday 9am to Sunset

 


ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: April 27th, 2020 5:00 am – CHANCE TO PURCHASE TARGETS  SATURDAY, May 2nd, 2020.
Walk-up Window will be open Saturday, May 2nd from 12pm – 4pm.
THE PROCEDURE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
  • We will have 1 employee in the Clubhouse to process target transactions
  • Members will park behind the Clubhouse and walk up on the deck to the back window of the Club office. 
  • All transactions will be done through the back window.
  • No one is allowed in the Clubhouse.
  • Bring your membership card and a credit card to purchase sporting targets.
  • We accept Visa and Mastercard Only. We will not be accepting cash or check.
  • If there are multiple members on the deck, please practice social distancing and stay 10 feet away from each other.

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: April 19th, 2020 2:28 pm – RULES & POLICY REMINDER
Dear RBGC Members,
I hope everyone is well and staying safe from the COVID-19 virus. I am taking this time to remind Members that all RBGC rules must always be followed; even at times when the clubhouse is closed and/or staff are not on site. Club rules and policies are in place to maintain the safety and comfort of all Members:
Alcohol on Club Property:
  • All alcohol on RBGC property must be consumed on the back deck, or in the Clubhouse. NO ALCOHOL should be consumed in parking lots, by the Sporting Clay courses or by the Rifle and Pistol ranges
Smoking on Club Property:
  • Per NY State law, NO SMOKING is allowed in any of our buildings or outbuildings; smoking is allowed on the back deck
Guests on Club Property:
  • Liability Waivers for Insurance – All guests must sign liability waivers for insurance coverage purposes. We are currently not able to fulfill this requirement and therefore are not able to allow guests on property
  • CDC recommends those who aren’t from the same household not ride together; thus preventing guests from entering via the gate with Members
  • Guests will be welcome back once operations return to normal

Sporting Clays Closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays: 
Tuesday & Thursdays are for Restocking and Maintenance. PLEASE DON’T ENDANGER OUR EMPLOYEES!

The staff at RBGC are doing what we can to keep the Club open for our Members and we are pleased to see so many of you out enjoying the Shooting Sports! During this time of less than normal staff levels; you may experience machine outages and/or other issues that we would normally be able to fix quickly.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Stay Safe,
RBGC Club Management

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: April 9th, 2020 5:00 am – SPORTING CARDS REFILL OPPORTUNITY
Walk-up Window will be open Wednesday, April 15th from 3pm – 7pm
THE PROCEDURE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
  • We will have 1 employee in the Clubhouse to process target transactions
  • Members will park behind the Clubhouse and walk up on the deck to the back window of the Club office. 
  • All transactions will be done through the back window.
  • No one is allowed in the Clubhouse.
  • Bring your membership card and a credit card to purchase sporting targets.
  • We accept Visa and Mastercard Only. We will not be accepting cash or check.
  • If there are multiple members on the deck, please practice social distancing and stay 10 feet away from each other.

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 30th, 2020 6:27 pm – 24th ANNUAL SPRING DEUCE CANCELLED
We are sad to announce that the 24th Annual Spring Deuce on May 1st-3rd, 2020 has been cancelled due to the current unfortunate circumstances. At this time, we have no plans to reschedule this event.
All paid deposits will be returned back through PayPal. Entrants who paid their deposit by cash, check or credit card at the club will receive a check. There is no need to email or call to request a refund. Please be patient, as it will take a little time to process all the refunds.
Shooters that have made reservations with the Hampton Inn for the Spring Deuce have until April 30th to cancel without penalty. Contact the Hampton Inn at (585) 475-1300 or email Trista Teed
Please stay safe and healthy and we’ll see you all again soon!
The Club House remains closed but you can visit us on our Website or FaceBook for continuing updates

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 27th, 2020 12:45 am – SECOND CHANCE TO PURCHASE TARGETS 

With the fast-changing environment caused by COVID-19 we had to close the Clubhouse on Monday March 23rd 2020. This was a last-minute decision by our NY Governor. Then we had to make an last minute announcement that the Clubhouse would be closing. In this announcement, I instructed members to make target purchases so you could still utilize sporting clays. With such short notice a lot of members were not able to purchase targets. I want to give those members another opportunity. We are only selling sporting targets at this time and nothing else.

Our Walk-up Window will be open Wednesday April 1st from 3pm – 7pm
No, this is not an April’s Fools joke 
The procedure will be as follows:
  • We will have 1 employee in the Clubhouse to process target transactions
  • Members will park behind the Clubhouse and walk up on the deck to the back window of the Club office 
  • All transactions will be done through the back window
  • No one is allowed in the Clubhouse
  • Bring your membership card and a credit card to purchase sporting targets
  • We accept Visa and Mastercard. We will not be accepting cash or check
  • If there are multiple members on the deck please practice social distancing and stay 10 feet away from each other
I hope everyone is staying safe and I look forward to when we can resume daily operations as normal.
Sincerely,
Scott Holmes, Club Manager

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 27th, 2020 11:27 am – STATUS of UPCOMING EVENTS 
As we watch this unprecedented crisis unfold, the continued health and safety of our shooters, members and employees is important is us.
In that endeavor, we have made the following updates to our upcoming shooting and club events schedule:
CANCELLED APRIL EVENTS:
  • GOOD FRIDAY/GREAT SATURDAY SPORTING EVENT – April 10th -11th
  • INLAND WATERS TRAP LEAGUE – April 4th
  • NEW MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION CLASS – April 4th

THE 24th ANNUAL SPRING DEUCE – May 1st – 3rd
We will be monitoring the national, provincial, state, and local government precautionary guidelines. The decision to cancel or postpone the event will be made in Mid-April. We are honoring any cancellation and refund requests. Email your refund requests to events@rbgunclub.com  Shooters that have made reservations with the Hampton Inn for this event have until April 30th to cancel without penalty. Contact the Hampton Inn at (585) 475-1300 or email Trista Teed
The Club House remains closed but you can visit us on our Website or FaceBook for continuing updates.

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 21st, 2020 5:24 pm – UPDATED COVID-19 RESPONSE 
Due to the NY State Mandate requiring 100% of non essential workers to remain home, we are forced to close as of Sunday night.
The clubhouse will open Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd until 5pm. Members wishing to purchase targets for their Sporting Clay shoot cards are encouraged to do so at this time.
FOR MEMBERS ONLY. NO GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THIS TIME
The following outdoor club facilities will remain available:
  • Rifle and Pistol bays: Sunday to Saturday; 9am to 6pm
  • Sporting Clays courses: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 9am to 6pm
  • Due to staffing requirements, we are unable to keep Skeet, Trap or 5-Stand open at this time.
We recommend Members:
  • Obey all CDC guidelines for social distancing
  • Bring lysol or other disinfecting materials to wipe shared surfaces
  • Refrain from attempting target machine maintenance or reloading
  • Be respectful and follow ALL Club policies, which remain in effect
Scott Holmes
Club Manager
Decisions regarding our Upcoming Registered Events will be announced in the next few days!

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 17th, 2020 4:09 pm – COVID-19 RESPONSE 

At Rochester Brooks, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, members and guests. We believe that outdoor shooting sports will continue to provide a much needed escape to nature and hope to continue to be able to provide this during these unusual times. The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve on a daily basis, and we in turn will continue to monitor and make changes to our operations as necessary.

In order to maintain compliance with the latest New York State mandate, Rochester Brooks will suspend all food and bar services until further notice. At this time, the Club will remain open for shooting sports, and the Clubhouse will remain open for our members to buy tokens, reload cards and purchase ammunition. We encourage our members to avoid congregating at the Clubhouse as much as possible.

As the situation continues to evolve, we may be forced to make additional changes and/or reschedule upcoming shoots. Check back here for further updates or visit us on FaceBook

We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing everyone once circumstances improve.

Sincerely,

RBGC Board Members