Janelle Practicing Shooting, October the 20th, WIth Chester and Other Members of VOMTC

​The last club shoot for the year was Saturday, October 5th, but not to worry the turkey shoot is Sunday, November the 10th. Congratulations go out those that won a belt at our year-end club shooting event this past Saturday the 5th! Great work Everyone!

Janet Working Hard the Turkey Shoot!

Charlie Marino • Valley of The Moon Trap Club, President


Builders Building 
the New Skeet Range at Dawn

First of all, I would like to thank and congratulate the Junior Shooting Team for winning five events during the North Bay Grand Shoot!  I am so proud of you! I know I can speak for all the members of the club, and say that they are proud of you too! Keep up the good work!​

My deepest thanks to Ron Church who has poured concrete for not only the skeet field-building but for trap number one as well. Trap house number had settled. So, Ron raised the back of the trap house up so that water will run out of the trap house. 

Charlie and Janelle Smiling While Charlie Shows His Thanks, by Giving Her a White Flyer T-Shirt

Lucy and Rebecca, The Best Chefs in Sonoma!

Kitchen Help Working on The Salami Shoot

Paul Receiving His Well Earned 25 Pin from Charlie


Ron Church/Team Concrete Pour, at House #1

Building Going up For the New Skeet Field!

Arron Johnson, a club member since the early ’80s, who also served on the board of directors for approximately 15 years, has opened a unique winery that caters to the outdoor sportsmen’s crowd called The Lodge Winery & Olive Oil Co. 

“Right now I have 10 wines, 6 extra virgin olive oils and 3 kinds of vinegar available. I’ve been doing pretty well so far by winning multiple double golds, and several golds, silver and “best of class” medals from the Harvest Fair and the Orange County Fair for my wines, olive oils, and vinegar”, Arron says. 

“What’s unique about my winery is that I really cater to “our crowd” and give back a percentage of each sale to pro 2nd Amendment organizations, conservation, and to groups and clubs who support, or host, youth and women’s shooting, hunting & fishing programs. Right now all of my products are only available online at www.TheLodgeWinery.com and everything ships to your door, but for locals I have will call pick-up available at my warehouse in Napa, and for VOMTC club members I can also have their orders hand-delivered to the club for pick-up when they’re here shooting on Sundays. I’m also working on a couple of distribution deals, so my products will be available in stores after the 1st of the year.

I’d like to extend a special 10% discount to fellow members and friends when they enter VOMTC into the discount code box upon checkout, and on top of that, I’ll donate $2.00 a bottle back to the club from every bottle of wine sold using that discount code.” 

“I don’t have a tasting room “yet” but right after the 1st of the year, I’ll be moving to my new facility in Oakville, about 250 yards from Opus 1, right off of Hwy 29. A tasting room will soon follow.” Check out The Lodge Winery & Olive Oil Co. by going to www.TheLodgeWinery.com. And remember… please support those who support you.

Charlie presents Janelle with her Distinguished Expert Award.

Max Steiner Winning Turkey!

Claudia and Max Steiner Winning Salamis
​ At The Salami Shoot

​In other club news, I'm not sure if everyone knew, but VOMTC has more than one water well.
​Our number two water well has been fixed and the water well is now running smoothly.

All trap machines are working well; please remember to always stay on the left-hand side of the machine while loading the trap house. Do not forget this, it is very important!

My Appreciation to Ted For All He Does!

JUNORS: Jonathon, Adam, and Cody (C Class Singles)

John Ray • Valley of The Moon Trap Club, CEO–Board of Directors

Ron Church/Team Concrete Pour, at Skeet Field

Q: What Brought you to Valley of The Moon Trap Club?

A: I heard about Valley of The Moon Trap Club from a friend of the family, because his son shoots on the Junior Trap Team. Our family friend started inviting me to team practices on Saturdays. I decided that the Valley of The Moon Trap Club had a great environment and that I wanted to be part of the Junior Trap Team.

Q: Do you realize how much time and traveling is involved in being on the Junior Trap Team, and that we are willing to support you no matter what?

A: Yes, I do realize that. Shooting is my passion, and I love it. So, my family and I are willing to put in the time and hours it takes for me to be the best that I can be. I want to be a distinguished and integral part of the Junior Trap Team, all while representing the Valley of The Moon Trap Club in the best way I can. 100%.

Q: Do you feel comfortable being the only girl on the team?

A: Yes, I do. The guys on the Junior Trap Team are all nice and push me to become a better shooter, plus they treat me as one of their own. Some of my teammates are even becoming my close friends.

Q: Do you realize that if you have any questions or problems, that you can come directly to me, Charlie Marino, president of Valley of The Moon Trap Club?

A: Yes, Charlie is always very approachable, proud, appreciative and supportive of us, the Junior Trap Team!

Removing Trap Machines For The Winter

The "BS" Never Stops In The Clubhouse!—Dave and Ron

Charlie Enjoying His Birthday Cake!!!

The Toys for Tots program ended on December, 18th. I would like to thank all of you that joined with VOMTC in donating gifts to children in need. The Salami Shoot was also a success and I appreciate all of you that helped put it together this year. We also had a large turnout for the Turkey Shoot this year and I would like to thank everyone for doing such a great job on the turkey shoot, and it was a pleasure working with Brenda in the office! Everyone involved did an excellent job and a very special thanks to the kitchen crew you all are very appreciated.

The last club shoot was very successful, and the junior trap team did it again; they won lots of buckles!

Thank you, to everyone, who saved your brass, due to this, we raised up to $1,356 for the Juniors.​

Our sincere gratitude to Joe Kiser and his son, the most current road work on the levee road has been completely repaired, due to their hard work and generosity!​​​

As you know we are continually making improvements to the club. Dan Mercury and Steve Mack are also going to be installing storm drain pipes around the club. Much appreciation and recognition to you both in advance for your time, help and hard work.

If people don't slow down while driving in and out of the club, more speed bumps WILL are going to be added, so beware! And I'm not joking!

Charlie Seen Below, interviewing the Most Recent Member
​ of the Junior TrapTeam; Janelle

ADULTS: Frank (High Vet), Lexie (High Lady), Rob (Long Yardage Cap, A Doubles, .410 and HOA 5 coins), John A's grandson, Darrel (B Doubles) and, Ann (Mid Yardage Cap)

Congratulations to the Martins and Welcome
​to Our Newest Member Amelia Mollieann Martin

Janelle Brings Home Turkey Dinner!

Jessie Beggin' For Treats!

Jim Surfing New Pallet Dollies, Mike and Rob Built

On December 25, 2019, Gil Bradshaw a Valued and Well Loved Member of Our Club Passed Away. Gil Will Be Greatly Missed. Our Heartfelt Condolences to His Family and Friends.

A Loving Celebration of Gil's Life Will Be Held on January 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm Located at Hertzog Hall at The Fairgrounds in Petaluma