CR&GC Banquet Newsletter

Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club members,

Your presence is requested at the annual CR&GC membership meeting and banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 4th, 2023, in the new event center at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds followed by the Annual Club meeting at 7:00 pm. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide beef tri-tip prepared by Boogs BBQ, with the remainder of the meal being a potluck. Attendees with a last name starting with A-M are asked to bring a salad or dessert, and N-Z bring a main or side dish. As has been the case the last several years, this year’s banquet will be bigger and better than ever, with more guns and prizes then ever before. This year’s prizes will include: Sig Sauer P320 RXP Compact, Glock G42 .380, Ruger 10/22 Carbine, Sig Sauer P365XL 9mm, Ruger PC Carbine takedown Rifle 9mm, Rock Island Armory GI Standards 45acp 1911, Traditions .50 Cal black powder rifle, Sig Sauer P320 X10 10mm pistol, Ruger Wrangler .22lr Revolver, Sig Sauer P322 .22lr Pistol, Browning BPS 20ga field Shotgun, Franchi Momentum 6.5 Creedmore Varmint Rifle Henry H001 .22lr Lever Action Rifle and More!

This year’s banquet will be set up a little differently than last year, with more games, faster lines, drawings throughout the evening, and more meat! More prizes are accumulating as well! Bring plenty of money and keep in mind that the meeting space and food provided by the club is paid solely by the raffles held during the banquet. Also, if you have any items you would be willing to donate to the raffles, please contact us at to arrange for them to be included in the raffles and picked up before the meeting if you can’t attend.

Membership renewals will be sold at the door (please have your membership number handy if you know it). If you renew online before the meeting please bring your membership card with you, as the attached stub is your entry for the door prize raffle, and the membership card is required to vote.

Also consider nominees for board positions that will be filled during the meeting. Please consider serving your club by serving on the Board of Directors. This year we will be electing the following Officer positions: President (1-year term) currently held by Jesse Smith, Vice-President (2-year term) currently held by Chris Schlepp, and Secretary (2-year term) currently held by Jeff Faycosh. We will be filling five Board of Director positions including: one 1-year postition currently held by Jesse Blankenship, and four 2-year positions currently held by Ben Beardsley, Matt Lewin, Vincent Muggli, and Lee Wankel. If you would be interested in serving on the Board but won’t be able to make the meeting, please contact the club at the email address above to have your nomination entered, or to suggest someone else who may be interested in accepting a nomination.

Members are encouraged to bring guests, preferably guests with wallets and who like raffle tickets! Seriously, many have worked hard the past few years to build this event into a fun and exciting night for our members. It’s the one social event of the year for the club, and your attendance is greatly appreciated. The Board, and more importantly, our fellow members look forward to seeing and mingling with you at our Annual Banquet.

Memberships All 2022 club memberships expire Dec. 31, 2022. You may renew your membership for 2023 anytime between Dec. 1, 2022 and Feb. 15, 2023. Renewals will not be sold after Feb. 15th, and new memberships will not be sold to those who did not renew on time. The cost for a 2023 membership is $50. Even if you didn’t renew in 2022 you can renew in 2023.

We are ending this year with approximately 505 members. Managing this volume of members and maintaining the range facilities has been a time consuming and costly task on part of the volunteers handling it. Please help them as much as you can by submitting your renewals on time and helping out at the range. Remember, this club is maintained by its members who volunteer their time, we do not have emplyees or a range custodian. Please remind people of this if they complain about our range, it’s their responsibility too. And THANK YOU everyone who does help out!

Please remember, new memberships are ONLY sold online, but to renew your membership you can simply mail a check for $50 to the address below or renew online via PayPal or credit/debit card at the clubs website You may also renew your membership at the annual meeting (see above). Please provide clearly printed, current mailing address, phone number, and email on new or renewed membership correspondence. If you do not wish to renew your membership, please mail the HID card to the address below before February 15th, 2023. If you have any questions regarding membership, plese email us at

Thank You

Board of Directors

Custer Rod and Gun Club – PO Box 303 – Miles City, MT 59301