Whenever we have the foresight to maintain a record of events, it can become a useful tool for future members to avoid past mistakes. If we do not know where we have been, how can we know where we need to go?
We have a trophy in our clubhouse that was presented to the “Olean Gun Club” by Fred Eaton in 1879. I believe it is made from plated pewter. There is also a copy of the “Daily Press” dated Oct. 26, 1881 referencing the trophy. If the article can be copied, I will post it here in the future.
According to a brochure published in 1950, the Olean Rod and Gun Club was first formed in 1921 and a newspaper article from 1999 states the club was incorporated in 1949.
1933 – April 14
A Wednesday Meeting of the Olean Rod and Gun Club resulted in the above men getting elected officers. Sitting, from left, are treasurer Tony Triesky, president Harold Morgan and secretary Ed Flicker, while standing is vice-president Steve Palmquist. Three new directors also were named: Bud Johnson, John Sulewski and Bob Volgenau. The club, which has 57 life members and over 150 active members, now includes four women.