The Province of East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club had its genesis following a home counties inter-provincial competition in the summer of 2008 when W.Bro. Roger Wilkes approached the editor of “The Provincial” to include a small article enquiring if there were any other Freemasons in the Province with an interest in clay pigeon shooting. This, almost immediately, brought a response from 7 fellow shooters and the first meeting of these took place at Hawley Shooting Ground, near Dartford, at the beginning of November 2008.
Since this date several more East Kent members have joined the band of shooters, some occasionally, but most for each outing. The club meets every month at one of the shooting grounds in Kent which makes it fair with travelling as those taking part come from all across the Province. We have contact with many other provincial shooting associations and have been instrumental in the formation of the National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies with our Chairman and Secretary, Nick Jenkins and Roger Wilkes being the National Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Celebrating our 10th. Anniversary we hosted an Inter-Provincial Competition where 9 Provinces joined us to enjoy the occasion.
The club was formed with the intention of facilitating clay shooting for East Kent Freemasons, their families and friends and to “wave the flag” for Freemasonry and the Province within the clay shooting world, both within this county and beyond. We have also raised many thousands of pounds for various charities in the 10 years we have been formed and fully intend to continue to do so. If you are already a clay shooter or you would like to try this exciting sport contact us, we have many non-masonic members with ladies and juniors being especially welcome, as will you, your family and friends.
The committee and officers are;
Chairman: Nick Jenkins
Treasurer: Derek Reed
Secretary: Roger Wilkes
Asst. Sec: Liz Evernden
Social Secretary; Tony Playford
Committee: Bernie Connolly, Rob Styles, Martin Lane & Mark Warren
East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club Website: www.ekmcsc.co.uk
News and Information
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The National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies, allocate funds to two deserving charities. Lifelites and the Disabled Shooting Group of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association,
The East Kent Masonic Clay Shooting Club host their sixth and most successful Come and Try it Day at Dartford Clay Shooting Club on 7th October.
A team from the East Kent Clay Shooters compete in the largest masonic sporting gathering held to mark the Tercentenary.
The East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosts another successful Come and Try It day.
East Kent’s Clay Pigeon Shooters sweep the board at the annual Charity Clay Shoot in Surrey.