July 2018 Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

18 July 2018

 

The July meeting convened at 2006 by President Clay Hinderliter.

Minutes: The minutes of the June meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Tim Tomlinson, second by Rich Jones.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The July Treasurer’s Report was presented. Previous discrepancy resolved.  There are 404 paid members.  Motion to accept by Joe Matthews and second by Tim Tomlinson. Motion passed. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details. 

New Members:   Cecil Vancil and Desiree Ayers. Motion to accept by Harold Northrup, second by Steve Moore.  Motion passed

Officers’ Reports: Jim Bloom reported he observed an individual operating the trap hand release with his foot.  This puts the hand control at risk of being damaged.  On a motion by Jim, second Melvin Moore, the Club authorized up to $130 to purchase a foot release from Howell Trap.  Steve Moore will order and install it.  Motion passed, Item Open.

Old Business: Clay installed the new target holders. Item Closed.

Not-for-Profit (NFP) status project is ongoing. No developments expected until the fall.  Item Open.

The new indoor range curtains have been installed.  Clay thanked those who helped. Item Closed.

Bob Emmert will instruct event hosts on how to use the new notification system for informing participants if shoots are canceled due to weather or other reasons. Item Open.

On a motion from Bob Emmert, second by Steve Moore, the dumpster will be emptied weekly until the fall for $65 per month. Item Closed.

Carthage Police used the range on 12 July for qualification.  Item Closed.

New Business:

In an attempt to keep members informed on Club activities Sharon Sloat will include a card in the annual mailing asking members if they want to be notified by mail with updates to the Club Calendar.  Club information is available online on the Facebook page and Club website.  In addition, Bob Emmert will place a binder in the indoor range that has scheduled Club activities and a description of the various shoots. Item Open.

Steve Moore discussed various options for upgrading the electronic release mechanisms for the trap machines.  The machines have not been reliable and are not throwing birds when called and sometimes throwing multiple pairs of birds.  Options included new speakers, new transceivers and connecting devices.  Harold suggested working with Keith and applying for a grant to buy an entirely new remote release system for both the upper and lower trap range.  In order to keep the lower trap range working for the remainder of the doubles league, Jim B made a motion to buy a new transceiver for $335 plus tax and shopping, for the lower range and going forward with the grant application for a new electronic release system in the future.  Second by Ryan Settles.  Motion passed. Item Open.

Bob Emmert suggested placing a storage shed near the picnic shelter to store the new grill.  He will inform the Club what the cost would be.  Item Open.

 

Comments and Announcements: 

Melvin Moore asked why shooters do not police their shells after trap league and it is left for the scorers to do.  He was informed that the scorers are paid and their job includes picking up hulls.

Bernie asked if there were any suggestions for improving the Bowling Pin Shoot that he and Joe hosted.  None was offered.

 

Upcoming events include:

22 July, BPCR Muzzle Loader Tight Group Shoot;

29 July, Rotten Egg Shoot;

 5 Aug, Steel Challenge;

12 Aug, STSP Competition;

19 Aug, Center Fire Buffalo Shoot.

Motion to adjourn by Frank and second by Kam.  Motion passed.

June 2018 Minutes

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

20 June 2018

The June meeting convened at 2000 by President Clay Hinderliter.

Minutes: The minutes of the May meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Bob Emmert and second by Mark Vogel.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The June Treasurer’s Report was presented with  404 paid members.  Motion to accept by Jim Bloom and second by Tim   Tomlinson contingent on resolving discrepancy with previous month’s balance in savings.  Motion passed. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details. 

New Members:   No new members nominated.

Officers’ Reports: Clay reported the Club’s CMP application is being processed.

Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. He is in the process of installing them. Item Open.

Eric Sloat thanked the members for making the Lady’s Day Shoot a success. He suggested holding the event earlier in the year because of the heat. Item Closed.

Not-for-Profit (NFP) status project is ongoing. Committee met with the attorney and presented him with the materials necessary to go forward with the NFP application.  The estimated attorney fees for the project will approach $1,500 with an additional $750 filing fee.  On a motion from Jim Bloom and second by Tim Tomlinson, the Club approved allocating $750 for the filing fee and an additional $500 for contingent attorney fees in addition to the original $1,500 for this project.  Item Open.

The new indoor range curtains have arrived and one has been installed.  Clay asked for help hanging them. Item Open.

Bernie reported that lead removal from indoor range was a success with over 1600 lbs of alloy recovered.  There were at least 14 members from the Club who worked on the project.  Thanks to all who helped. Item Closed.

Robert Hollingsworth set up a means of notifying participants when events are canceled.  He established a telephone system whereby the host of an event can leave a recorded phone message should a shooting event is canceled.  Bob Emmert will instruct event hosts on how to use the system. Item Open                                                                                                    

The $50 gift certificate to Kevin Cook to the Wood Inn has been provided. Item Closed.

The Treasurer made a donation $50 to the Susan Komen Foundation as a memorial to Donna Ritchey. Item Closed.

New Business:

Steve Moore made a motion to have the dumpster emptied every week from May through September. After a second by Tim discussion followed.  Action was tabled to find out what options and costs would be for more frequent emptying of the dumpster or larger dumpsters.  Jim Ritchey will investigate options and costs. Item Open.

The Carthage Police requested exclusive use of the range facilities on 12 July between 1000 through 1200 for qualification shooting.  Motion by Tim Tomlinson; second by Eric Sloat.  Motion passed. Item Open

Comments and Announcements: 

Virgil suggested that the Club offer programs training programs similar to those conducted by the Illinois Rifle. Association, in particular having the NRA Range Officer Training program offered at the Club.  Bob Emmert will contact someone qualified to teach the program.

Suggestion was made to dispose of the Webber grill that that is no longer functional.

 Melvin Moore asked how shooters could get more information on what is involved in upcoming events.  Bob Emmert said he would ensure descriptions of the shoots on the web and Facebook pages.

Thanks were extended to Bernie for mowing and to Keith and Audrey Hartweg for cleaning the Club building.

Upcoming events include:

24 June, Handgun Rifle Combination Shoot;

 1 July, Handgun Shotgun Buffalo Shoot;

 8 July, Benefit Trap Shoot;

14 July, Centerfire Varmint Shoot;

15 July, Three gun Shoot;

22 July, BPCR Muzzle Loader Tight Group Shoot;

29 July, Rotten Egg Shoot.

Motion to adjourn by Larry Twitchel and second by Joe Matthews.  Approved

 

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES 16 May 2018

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

16 May 2018

The May meeting convened at 1958 by President, Clay Hinderliter.

 Minutes: The minutes of the April meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Joe Matthews and  Eric Sloat.  Motion passed.

 Treasurer’s Report: The May Treasurer’s Report was presented with  401 paid members.  Motion to accept by Larry Twitchel and second by Robert Emmert.  Motion passed. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details. 

 New Members:   Butch Earel. Motion to approve by Keith H, second by Sharon Sloat.  Motion passed.

 Officers’ Reports: Keith informed the Club that there are 32 members on the STSP.  Ten are new members.  The benefit trap shoot is set for 22 May.  The STSP brought in $5,000.

  Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item open.

 Not-for Profit status project is ongoing. Item open.

Clay found range curtains from ATS Products that may serve the Club for replacement range curtains for the pistol range for a total of $1,500 instead of the previous bid of about $7,500 for Linatex used in the past.  The bid from ATS is attached. On a motion from Tim, second by Kam the club approved the purchase. Item Open.

 A WORK DAY was set for 19 May, at which time lead will be removed from the indoor range, on motion by Kam M., second by Dr. Dave Miller. Item Open.  During discussions on this item Bernie outlined how the project should be conducted to include a list items needed.  On a motion by Bernie, second by Kam the Club      authorized expenses for the work day. Motion passed. Item Open.

 New Business:

Robert Hollingsworth set up a means of notifying participants when events are canceled.  He established a telephone system whereby the host of an event can leave a recorded phone message should a shooting event is canceled.  Bob Emmert will instruct event hosts on how to use the system. The details of to include the phone number are attached. The procedure will be reviewed in November.  Motion by Bob Hollingsworth, second by Jim B.  Motion passed. Item Open.

 On a motion by Ryan Settles, second by Eric S., the Club approved giving Kevin Cook a $50 gift certificate to the Wood Inn for providing equipment to the Club.  Motion passed. Item Open.

 On a motion by Sharon Sloat second by Bob Emmert, the club authorized $200 for expenses for the Ladies Day Shoot.  Sharon also requested volunteers to assist with the shoot. Motion passed. Item Open.

 On a motion by Jim Bloom, second by Joe Matthews the Club authorized $100 donation to the Susan Komen Foundation as a memorial to Donna Ritchey.  Motion passed. Item Open.

 Comments and Announcements: 

Kam noted that the plywood on the rifle range needs replacement.

May 25 – 27 Linebaugh Seminar;

May 27 Revolver Shoot;

June 3 .22LR Buffalo Shoot;

June 10 Dueling Tree Shoot;

June 16 Ladies Day Shoot;

June 24 Handgun and Rifle Shoot.

Motion to Adjourn by Homer S., second by Dan Gannon. Motion passed. 

Apil 2018 Minutes

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

18 April 2018

 The April meeting convened at 1957 by President, Clay Hinderliter.

Minutes: The minutes of the February meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Jim Ritchey and second by Dave Young.  All ayes. 

 Treasurer’s Report: The April Treasurer’s Report was presented. There are 396 paid members.  Motion to accept as presented by Kam M., second by Dan Gannon, all Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details. 

New Members:   Blake Newberry. Motion to approve by Dave Young,  second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: None

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item open.

Application to renew affiliation with the CMP has been submitted.   Item closed.

Revised Club by-laws were presented and approved at the Annual General Members meeting.  Item closed.

 Clay will try using a $35 rubber mat in front of the range curtains and see if that can solve the splatter problem. That failed due to the weight of the mat.  Lead needs to be removed.  Curtains will be replaced and lead removed at that time (19 May per action under New Business). Item open.

The dueling tree was purchased and delivered to Bob Emmertt. Item closed.       

New Business:

A WORK DAY was set for 19 May, at which time lead will be removed from the indoor range, on motion by Kam M., second by Dr. Dave-----. Item Open

Purchase of two rolls of Linatex material to replace the indoor range curtains, price to not exceed $8,000, and delivery location to be determined by Clay.  Motion by Tim T., second by Joe M, all Ayes.  Note, this will be attempted on the 19 May work day.            Item Open     

 Motion by Steve Moore to hire a third trap person to help and act as a substitute at trap league.  Discussion then included amending the proposed pay from $8.50 to $10.00 per hour same as the two regular trap persons.  Kam M. then seconded the amended motion, all ayes.  Item Closed

 Motion by Tim T. to reimburse Frank Hutchins for $150 for his purchase of 25 LED type tubes to replace the fluorescent tubes in the ceiling fixtures in the anteroom of the indoor range.  Discussion included that they were already installed, and lighting much brighter.  Ballasts are not needed, plus electric will be cheaper.  Second by Joe M., all ayes.  Note was passed to Jim R. as a reminder pending Frank providing the bill for the purchase.  Item Open

Comments and Announcements: 

Tight group start was moved to the coming Saturday (21 Apr) due to rain.

22 Apr is an Extreme Buffalo shoot for .22 Rimfire cartridges

Virgil High discussed the upcoming IGOLD next Wed (25 Apr) and again offered to provide a ride.

Motion to Adjourn by Tim T., enthusiastically seconded by Dan Gannon.    All ayes as attendees disbursed out the doors. 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES 21 February 2018

The February meeting convened at 2001 by Tim Tomlinson.

Joe Vandemark addressed the club and gave a history of his serious and long term medical situation.  He was hospitalized for a long while for a very complicated medical condition, and has been recovering at home.  He has made significant progress, but still has a long way to go.

Minutes: The minutes of the January meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Keith Hartweg and second by Dan Gannon.  All ayes. 

 Treasurer’s Report: The February Treasurer’s Report was presented. There are 341 paid members.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.  Motion to approve by Joe M. Second by Keith.

New Members:   Blake Moore, James Fuhrman, Steve Donohue, Mike Penfeld, Michelle Palmer, Dallas Caron, Zack Patterson, an Brian Dougherty. Motion to approve by Keith, second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: None

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item open.

 Clay notified the Club that our membership in CMP has expired; Clay will work with Jim Ritchey to renew it. Item open.

 Bob Hollingsworth suggested that the Club’s website establish a Stripe account to enable members to pay their annual dues online. After some discussion, the recommendation was tabled so that Bob would have time to discuss the matter with Jim Ritchey.  No action taken. Item closed.

 Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Summary of Changes was sent to members by the Treasurer with their new membership cards. Voting will take place at the AGM in March. In order to apply for 501C(3) status attorney Jeff DeJoode suggested additions to the By-Laws in order to comply with IRS requirements. The recommended verbiage has been added to include a statement of purpose, dissolution instructions, and statement of non discrimination.  In addition a Scholastic Trap Shooting Program (STSP) Officer and a Webmaster positions have been added.  The draft has been posted on the Club website copies are available in the Indoor Range. The by-laws will be voted on at the AGM in March.  Only members who have paid their dues are authorized to vote.  Item Open,

 In order to continue working with the attorney on the not-for-profit issue Jim B made a motion for the Club to authorize the estimated $1,500 fee.   Second by Eric S.  All ayes.  Item Closed.

 The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day and complete work on range curtains.  Clay has found an item that might save the club some money on range curtains.  On a motion by Steve Moore, second by Larry Twitchel, Clay will try using a $35 rubber mat in front of the range curtains and see if that can solve the splatter problem. Item open.

 Kam purchased new types of target holders for the outdoor range and will be evaluated soon. Item Open.

Bob Emmert is researching new metal targets to include the dueling tree for the best price. Item open.

 Harold Northrup provided an update on the firearms for Pistol League Raffle. He will purchase a Ruger LP2, Sig P320, and Ruger MK IV. Item closed.

 Steve Moore made a motion to test a second trap league for .410 and 28 gauge shotguns. Details and dates to be established. Second by Clay. All ayes. He will notify the events coordinator of the exact dates and times.  Item Closed.

 Keith reported the nominating committee completed its work. Nominations will be made at the AGM next month.  Item Closed.

 Bernie will host a class for casting lead bullets this year at his home on February 23rd and on another date in March.  Details to follow. Item Open.

 New Business:

J.R Parn made a motion requesting the use of the Indoor Range for hosting a group of colleagues on the afternoon of April 19th.  He will ensure that there will be lanes available for other Club members to use and will vacate the range in time for Rifle League. Second by Joe M. Concerns were raised on the issue. Ayes carried the vote.

 Comments and Announcements: 

Bernie pointed out that the Club driveway will likely need additional gravel this spring.

Eric notified the Club that some animals are burrowing into Outdoor Range berms.

 Joe V informed the Club that he was paying for lunch meals at the Memorial Weekend Linebaugh Shoot and would greatly appreciate it if anyone else wants to assist in that.

 Virgil High has offered to drive to the Illinois Rifle Association day April 25th at Springfield.

Kam announced that he placed in two events at a national muzzle loader shoot.

Upcoming events:      

            Handgun Shotgun Bowling:   March 18th

          Rimfire Prairie Dog Shoot:     March 25th.

Motion to Adjourn by Joe M. Second by Homer S.  All ayes.

ANNUAL MEETING, 15 MARCH 2017

 

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

ANNUAL MEETING, 15 MARCH 2017

Annual Meeting Called to Order at 1910 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes of Previous Meeting. Minutes of 2016 Annual Meeting were read.  Motion to approve by Homer S, seconded by Joe M.  All ayes.

Treasurer’s Report. The March Treasurer’s Report has $32,234.47 in operating account and $13,108.91in savings with 380 paid members.  Motion to approve by Dave M, second by Joe M.  The Treasurer’s report is attached for details.  All ayes.   The Year End Treasurer’s Report had $20,351.93 in the operating account and $13,070.48 in savings and is attached for details.  Motion to approve by Patti B and seconded by Keith H.  All ayes.

New Members:  Greg Montalvo and James Swanson.  Motion to accept by Jim B, second by Harold N. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports:

Keith H presented an update on the STSP.  There are four new member, three boys and one girl along with 27 returning members.  Keith has applied for a grant from the NRA for 50 cases of shells.  There are three new certified coaches.  Annual raffle tickets at $20 each are available with the drawing May 23rd.  Prizes include a Browning shotgun and a Henry Golden Boy.

Slate of Officers for 2017 presented by Jim Bloom.  The attached list includes both directors and officers with assigned positions.  Motion to approve the officers was made by Keith H, seconded by Eric S.  All ayes. 

Floor nomination by Kam M for Choonsan Kim to add the list of candidates for the Board.  On a vote from the members the nominees from the original list were elected.  They include Dan Gannon, Doug Bartholomew, David Miller, Harold Northup, Kam Miller, and Keith Hartweg.

Old Business:  Bernie M presented options to the Club to determine whether or not to buy a new tractor and what tractor to purchase if the Club decided to buy one.  The tractor would be used for mowing the Club grounds.  After discussion, on a motion from Dave M, second by Joe M, the Club voted to buy a new tractor.  Bernie then provided various options on tractors that could satisfy the requirements.  These included Kubota gear drive AWD 39 HP, 2WD 39 HP, 2WD 47 HP, and AWD 39 HP automatic transmission tractor.  On a motion by Mark V, second by Dave Y the Club selected the gear drive 2WD 47 HP, Model 4701, from AC McCartney for $18,660 on a five year no interest basis.  All ayes.  On a separate motion by Jim B, second by Bob H, the Club will pay for the tractor from the savings account. All ayes.

New Business: Additional new members, Bryan Pollepetor and Paola Mendez, were admitted by motion of Doug B with second by Ryan Settles.  All ayes.

Announcements:

March 19th, Shotgun and Handgun Bowling;

March 30th Pistol League Banquet;

April 2nd Rimfire Prairie Dog Shoot;

April 9th Extreme Buffalo Shoot;

April 15th Spring Tight Group League;

April 16th .22LR Prone 100/200Yd Precision Shoot

Motion to adjourn by Sharon Sloat, second by Choonsan Kim.

All ayes

January 2018 Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

17 January 2018

The January meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

 Minutes: The minutes of the November meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Bob Emmert and second by Larry Twitchell.  All ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report: The January and December Treasurer’s Reports was presented.  There are 249 members out of a total of 439.  Motion by Steve Moore, and seconded by Harold N.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

 New Members:   Dylan Akers, Seth Felger, and Richard Jones.  Motion to approve by Keith, second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports:  Jim B mentioned that he is working with Patti Bloom Bob Emmert, Clay and Nancy Hinderliter to represent the Club at the McDonough County YMCA’s outdoor show in March. He also updated the Club on the attempt to get 501(C) 3 status. Keith, Tim, and Jim will meet with an attorney to explore the possibility in February. Pistol League starts tomorrow. He reminded the membership to ensure they indicate on their scorecard if they are shooting as a senior or “golden” category.

 Clay notified the Club that our membership in CMP has expired and he will work with Jim Ritchey to ensure the Club renews the membership.

  Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item open.

Bob Hollingsworth suggested that the Club set up the Club’s website establish a Stripe account to enable members to pay their annual dues online. The recommendation met with a mixed reaction.  After some discussion, the recommendation was tabled until the January meeting so that Bob would have time to discuss the matter with Jim Ritchey.  Bob wasn’t present at the January meeting.  Item carried forward to February. Item open.

Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Summary of Changes was sent to members by the Treasurer with their new membership cards. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Please note, that only paid members may vote.  Item open.

The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day and complete work on range curtains.  Clay has found an item that might save the club some money on range curtains.  On a motion by Steve Moore, second by Larry Twitchel, Clay will try using a $35 rubber mat in front of the range curtains and see if that can solve the splatter problem. Item open.

Kam purchased new types of target holders for the outdoor range and will be evaluated soon. Item Open.

 Bob Emmert is researching new metal targets to include the dueling tree for the best price. Item open.

 Keith announced that the new furnace has been installed and operational.  Item Closed.

Clay cleaned the heaters in the pistol range and installed the LED lighting. Item Closed

 Harold Northrup provided an update on the firearms for Pistol League Raffle. He will purchase a Ruger LP2, Sig P320, and Ruger MK IV. Item open.

 Neal Wright, from Trinity Academy in Industry, and Bob Emmert set April 7th for the benefit trap shoot.  Item Closed.

 New Business: Steve Moore made a motion to test a second trap league for .410 and 28 gauge shotguns. Details and dates to be established. Second by Clay. All ayes. He will notify the events coordinator of the exact dates and times.  Item Open.

 By request Keith made a motion for the club to setup a berm or another firing position on the rifle range for people to fire at a seven-yard distance.  With no second the motion died. Item Closed.

 Tim T. appointed a committee to nominate Club officers for next year.  The members are Kam M., Harold N. and Keith H.  Item Closed.

 Bernie offered to host a class for casting lead bullets this year.  Details to follow. Item Open.

 Comments and Announcements:  Pistol league will start January 18th; The Shiver Shoot will be held in January 21st.  

 Motion to Adjourn by Joe M. Second by Choonsan Kim.  All ayes.

November 2017 Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

15 November 2017

 The November meeting convened at 1959 by Tim Tomlinson.

 Minutes: The minutes of the October meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Keith and second by Clay H.  All ayes. 

 Treasurer’s Report: The November Treasurer’s Report was presented with 423 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Keith and second by Joe M.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

 New Members:   Craig Hall, Adam Price, Ed Nelson, Ben Williamson, and Gary Smith.  Motion to approve by Harold, second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports:  Bob Hollingsworth suggested that the Club set up the Club’s website establish a Stripe account to enable members to pay their annual dues online. The recommendation met with a mixed reaction.  After some discussion, the recommendation was tabled until the January meeting so that Bob would have time to discuss the matter with Jim Ritchey.  Item open.

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item open.

 Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Item open.

 The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day and complete work on range curtains.  Clay has found an item that might save the club some money on range curtains.  On a motion by Steve Moore, second by Larry Twitchell, Clay will try using a $35 rubber mat in front of the range curtains and see if that can solve the splatter problem. Item open.

 Kam purchased new types of target holders for the outdoor range and will be evaluated soon. Item Open.

 CMP sanctioned revolver competition has been placed on the calendar of events.  Item closed.

 The front gate has been repaired. Item closed.

 Bob Emmert is researching new metal targets to include the dueling tree for the best price. Item open.

 Keith brought a bid for three different options to replace the furnace in the club house. The Club opted to replace the current furnace with a similar wall unit from Peters Heating and Air Conditioning for $3,512 to include installation. Bid letter is attached. Motion by Bernie, second by Harold.  All ayes. Item open.

 New Business: Clay will clean the heaters in the pistol range before pistol league. On a motion by Clay, second by Bob E, Clay is authorized to purchase up to seven LED lights to illuminate the targets in the pistol range.  All ayes. Item open.

Harold Northrup was agreed to purchase the firearms for Pistol League Raffle. Item open.

 Neal Wright, from Trinity Academy in Industry, requested permission to hold a benefit trap shoot in April.  He and Bob Emmert were to work out the date.  April 7th was determined to be the best date. Item open.

 Jim Ritchey made a motion to pay off the Kubota tractor ahead of schedule.  Motion was not seconded. Item closed.

 Comments and Announcements:  Pistol league will start January 18th; The Shiver Shoot will be held in February.

 Motion to Adjourn by Homer S. Second by Nancy H.  All ayes.

October 2017 Minutes

 

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

18 October 2017

 

The October meeting convened at 1958 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes: The minutes of the September meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Keith and second by Larry Twitchel.  All ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report: The October Treasurer’s Report was presented.  Membership was 424 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Joe M., and second by Bob E.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: None.

Officers’ Reports: Keith provided the summary of 2017 activities of the STSP.  A number of students earned recognition.  The STSP 2017 financial report is attached.

Bob Emmert is ordering targets for pistol league.

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item Open.

Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Item Open.

The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day and complete work on range curtains.  Clay has found an item that might save the club some money on range curtains. Item Open.

Kam purchased new types of target holders for the outdoor range and will be evaluated soon. Item Open.

No update on CMP sanctioned .22LR event or on new revolver competition. Item Open.

The front gate post is being replaced and should be completed shortly. Item Open.

New Business:  Keith presented the STSP 2018 budget to the Club.  There are various fund raising projects planned to include adding more prizes in the raffle and expanding raffle tickets to 250.    Motion by Keith.  Second by Jim B.  All ayes. Item Closed.

Bob Emmert suggested that the Club purchase new steel targets to include a dueling tree.  These targets will be used for a new shoot.  Motion by Bob Emmert to allocate up to $1,200 to purchase these targets.  Second by Bob H.  All ayes.  Item open.

Tim reminded the club that the furnace in the club house needs to be replaced.  Some discussion followed and Keith offered to take the lead and investigate economic and efficient solutions to the problem.  Item Open.

 Comments and Announcements:  Upcoming shoots include:

21 Oct, Final Tight Group Shoot;

22 Oct, Three Gun Shoot;

5 Nov, Military Rifle Shoot

11 Nov, Indoor Combat Shoot

Motion to Adjourn by Homer S. Second by Dan Gannon

September 2017 Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

20 September 2017

The September meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

 Minutes: The minutes of the August meeting were presented and approved on a motion by Joe Matthews and second by Bob Emmert.  All ayes. 

 Treasurer’s Report: The September Treasurer’s Report was presented.   Membership was 420 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Kam, second by Steve M.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: Carly Botts and DrewLogan.  Motion by Steve M, Second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: None presented.

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item Open.

Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Item Open.

The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day and complete work on range curtains.  Item Open.

Kam purchased new types of target holders for the outdoor range and will be evaluated soon. Item Open.

Clay has had the Polaris repaired and it is in service.  Item Closed.

No update on CMP sanctioned .22LR event or on new revolver competition. Item Open.

New Business:  Eric Sloat made a motion to discontinue the nonmember/member rate on public shoots. All participants will pay $8 for adults and $4 for youth shooters. Second by Bernie.  Motion carried on a voice vote.  Item Closed

The post at the front gate has rotted away.  After a new post is obtained a work day will be scheduled to install it. Item Open.

 Comments and Announcements: 

The WIU Sportsmen’s Club is holding a banquet Oct 21st at the VFW in Macomb.  Tickets are available starting at $40.  That includes a membership to the NWTF. 

Joe Vandemark is confined to a wheel chair and would welcome any visitors or phone calls.  Clay has Joe’s phone number.

Upcoming Shoots:     

21 Sept Indoor Sporter League starts;

23 Sept Fall Tight Group Shoot starts;

24 .22LR Extreme Buffalo Shoot;

8 Oct Muzzle Loader Buffalo Shoot;

15 Oct Center Fire Buffalo Shoot;

Motion to Adjourn by Homer S. second by Larry T.  All ayes.

August 2017 Minutes

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

16 August 2017

 

The August meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes: The minutes of the June and July meetings were presented. June minutes were approved on a motion by Joe Matthews and second by Clay.  All ayes.  July minutes were approved on a motion by Bob Emmert and second by Choonsan Kim.  All ayes.

Treasurer’s Report: The July Treasurer’s Report was presented.  Membership was 416 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Keith, second by Jim Bowdish.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: Kyle Walter and Drew Shemanske.  Motion by Jim Bloom, Second by Kam.  All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: None presented.

 Old Business: Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item Open.

Drafts of revised Club by-laws have been posted on the Club website and draft copies are in the pistol range. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Item Open.

The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day.  Item Open.

New Business:  Kam recommended purchasing new types of target holders for the outdoor range.  On a motion by Kam and second by Clay the Club will allocate $200 to purchasing new target holders to test their effectiveness. All ayes. (Open)

The Polaris is inoperative and needs repair.  On a motion by Bob Emmert and second by Clay $2000 has been appropriated for its repair.  Clay will take the Polaris to Quincy for service. (Open)

Clay suggested the Club to host a CMP sanctioned .22 LR event in 2018.  More details to follow.  He is also going to present details for a revolver competition in 2018.  It will include portions of a steel plate challenge and silhouettes shooting.(Open)

 

Keith expressed concern over having the Club’s financial data available to the public on the website.  If members have specific questions about financial balances they can contact the treasurer. Procedures were put in place to exclude financial balances from being posted in the future. (Closed)

 Comments and Announcements: 

Tim announced that today is Homer Sherrill’s birthday.  He is ninety-years old.

Upcoming Shoots:     

August 20th Center Fire Buffalo Shoot;

August 27th .22LR Buffalo Shoot;

September 3rd Cap and Ball Pistol Shoot;

September 10th Steel Challenge;

September 17th Center Fire Rifle Shoot.

 

Motion to adjourn by Kam and second by Larry Twitchel.  All ayes.

July 2017 Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

20 July 2017

 The July meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes: The minutes of the June meeting were not presented.

Treasurer’s Report: The July Treasurer’s Report was presented' Membership was 410 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Joe M, second by Clay.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members:    Patsy Davis, Chevonne Shaffer.  Motion by Kam, Second by Jerry Baker.

Theodore Deming, II arrived shortly after this motion.  A separate action was taken to approve his membership.  Motion by Clay.  Second by Joe M.                          

Officers’ Reports:  Clay mentioned that there was a communications conflict between the time published on the website and the time sent to members for a recent shoot.  There needs to be better communications between the events coordinator and the webmaster.

Jerry Baker, Outdoor Range Officer, will be putting up some NRA safe gun handling posters at the range.

 Old Business:  The curtains in the pistol range have been reversed.  It appears that new curtains might have to be purchased prior to pistol league.  Item Closed.

Steve Moore Told the Club that 11 pallets of clay birds have been received.  Item Closed.

Clay has purchased the materials for the new target holders. They will be installed soon.  Item Open.

Jim B presented the draft put together by the committee on by-law revisions.  Much discussion was held especially on the matter of capping membership at 425 members.  Some members opposed any cap on membership, while others supported it.  Jim will post the entire draft by-laws on the Club website and leave draft copies in the pistol range. Voting will take place at the AGM in March.  Item Open.

The Club needs to remove lead from the pistol range when we have a work day.  Item Open.

The Club is appreciative that Keith has rebuilt the benches near the trap range.  All ayes. Item Closed.

Comments and Announcements: 

Rob Emmert Announced there will be a new event added in October.  It will be a .22LR speed event.

Kam will be recommending the club obtain a new holder for plywood and targets for the outdoor range.

Upcoming Shoots:     

July 25th, BPCR & Muzzle Loader Event;

August 5th Three Gun Shoot;

August 20th Center Fire Buffalo Shoot;

August 27th .22LR Buffalo Shoot.

Motion to adjourn by Kam and second by Larry Twitchel.  All ayes.

May 2017 Minutes

 

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

17 May 2017

The May meeting convened at 2000 by Clay Hinderliter

Minutes: The minutes of the April meeting were read. Motion to approve by Joe M. second by Bob Emmert.  All ayes.

 

Treasurer’s Report: The May Treasurer’s Report was presented .  Membership was 402 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Kam, second by Dan G.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

 New Members: William Urish and Ryan Dykstra. Motion by Jim B, Second Steve M. All ayes.

 Officers’ Reports:  Sharon Sloat reminded members of the upcoming Ladies’ Day Shoot June 3rd.  She is requesting members to volunteer to assist with the various activities.  Bernie offered his assistance at the pistol range.  Other members spoke up offering their assistance as well.

 

 Old Business:

Kam informed the Club that the targets have been purchased for the Cap and Ball shoot.  The shoot will be in the fall. Item Closed.

 Jim B said the Club website has been updated clarifying issues concerning membership.  Item Closed

 Jim also said the committee working on updating the by-laws has begun its work.  Plans are for drafts to be distributed in the fall.  Item Open.

Another work day will need to be scheduled to complete repairs on the curtains in the pistol range.  Item Open

 Steve Moore explained to the Club that he has run into a snag ordering the 15 pallets of clay targets for the upcoming trap season.  The quote for the birds did not include the sales tax.  William Urish will work with Steve on the issue.  Urish may have a better source.  Item Open.

 Clay made a motion to build and install a series of removable target stands on the rifle range at distances from 25 – 300 yards.  The expense is not to exceed $125. They will be used for Club shoots.  Item Open.

 New Business:  None

Comments and Announcements:  The Club expressed its appreciation to Clay and Nancy for running the rifle league.

Clay provided an update on Joe Vandermark’s condition.

 Upcoming events include: 

May 21st:  Center Fire Buffalo Shoot and Benefit Trap Shoot

May 27th -28th:  Big Bore Handgun Weekend

.June 3rd:  Ladies’ Day Shoot

June 11th 3 Gun Shoot

June 18th Handgun and Rifle Shoot

Motion to adjourn by Choonsan Kim and second by Larry Twitchel.  All ayes.

April Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

19 April 2017

 

The April meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson

 Minutes: The minutes of the February meeting were read. Motion to approve by Bob Emmert, second by Joe M.  All ayes.

 Treasurer’s Report: The April Treasurer’s Report was presented.  Membership was 393 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Kam, second by Clay.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: Richard Jensen, Scott Teel, Chris Wagner, Mary Beth Seberg, Mark Greer, Derek Vanfleet, Robert McLaughlin, Neal Wright.  Motion by Kam, Second Joe M. All ayes.

 Officers’ Reports:  Kam explained to the Club that he will be unable to host the April 30th Pocket Pistol event.  Bob Emmert said he would take care of it.

 Old Business:

Bernie informed the Club the roof on the outdoor range has been repaired. Item Closed

 Bernie gave the Club an overview of operating techniques and cautions concerning the new Kubota tractor.  The most significant of these warnings dealt with refueling the tractor.  Do not use the fuel in a red gas can. The tractor has a diesel engine and putting gasoline into the fuel tank would cause catastrophic failure of the engine.  Repair costs would likely exceed $5,600. Secondly it is critical that the tractor does not run out of fuel.  If it were to run out of fuel the fuel system would need to be purged of air.  Bernie will store the operating manual and key in the club house.  Item Closed

 Another work day will need to be scheduled to complete repairs on the curtains in the pistol range.  Item Open

 New Business: Steve Moore explained to the Club that we need to purchase 15 pallets of clay targets for the upcoming trap season.  Options include pink birds or orange birds.  The orange birds will cost $8,032.50 plus freight.  Motion by Jim B, second by Clay.  All ayes.

 Kam made a motion to purchase targets for a cap and ball pistol shoot.  The targets would cost $49.00 plus shipping.  Second by Bob Emmert.  All ayes.

 Clay made a motion to build and install a series of removable target stands on the rifle range at distances from 25 – 300 yards.  The expense is not to exceed $125. They will be used for Club shoots.  Clay also wants to hold a Rimfire Shoot in conjunction with the Tight Group Shoot. Second by Joe M.  All ayes.

Clay proposed a second motion to hold the Big Bore Pistol Shoot as a Club event on Memorial Day weekend.  There will be no charge for members and $10 for nonmembers. Second by Kam.  There was discussion as to whether the range would be open to use by members not participating in the shoot.  Clay assured the membership that the shoot would only use the rifle range for its activities and members not participating in the event could use the rifle range. All ayes.  The motion will be put back on the calendar.

 Jim Bloom informed the Club of an ongoing problem.  The Club website states “One membership covers the whole family.”  What is intended, and as stated in the Club By-laws, is that the Club member may bring family members as guests to the Club, but family members cannot be present without the host Club member. By consensus, Jim Bloom will work with Bob Hollandsworth to correct the web page to reflect that family members are welcome as guests but must be escorted by a Club member. Item open.

 Jim Bloom also suggested that the Club By-laws be updated to reflect current operations of the Club.  Tim Tomlinson appointed Jim to update the By-laws along with Keith Hartweg and Bob Emmert. Item open.

 Comments and Announcements:  Upcoming events include: 

Tight Group League on Saturdays.  Shoot five weeks, score the best four.

.22LR Extreme Buffalo Shoot, 23 April 2017

Pocket Pistol Shoot, 30 April 2017

Steel Plate Challenge, 7 May 2017

 Motion to adjourn by Larry Twitchel and second by Patti Bloom.  All ayes.

February Meeting Minutes

 

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

15 February 2017

 

The February meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson

Minutes: The minutes of January meeting were read. Motion to approve as amended by Joe M, second by Homer Shirrell.  All ayes.

Treasurer’s Report: The February Treasurer’s Report was presented with $29,952.81 in the operating account and $13,108.91 in savings.  Membership was 357 paid members.  Motion to approve was by Harold N, second by Dave M.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: Richard Jensen, Scott Teel, Chris Wagner, Mark Greer, Derek Vanfleet, Robert McLaughlin, Neal Wright.  Motion by Kam, Second Harold N. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports:  Dave Miller informed the Club that the pistols for the raffle include an FN P40, Ruger LCP, and Smith & Wesson 629.  All were purchased for under the $1,500 authorized.  Dave brought the pistols to the meeting. Tim suggested to members that they examine them after the meeting.  Tickets for the raffle are available for $20 each.  Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Jim Bloom reported that the nomination committee completed its work.  Two changes from previous year include Steve Moore as Trap Range Officer, and Jerry Baker as Outdoor Range Officer.  The complete list is attached.

 Old Business:

Bernie reminded the Club that materials have been purchased to repair the roof on the outdoor range.  Work will start when the weather improves. Item Open

Bernie explained to the Club that the decision whether or not to buy a new tractor will be on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting next month.  It would be a large expense and commitment by the Club. Item Open

Another work day will need to be scheduled to complete repairs on the curtains in the pistol range.  Item Open

 New Business: Virgil H told the Club that on the first Wednesday of April the ISRA will have a gun rights rally at the State Capital.  He will be willing to drive anyone who wants to attend.  Call him at 309.333.3119.

 The Youth Shoot currently reserves the pistol range on the second Saturday of each month, Last Saturday no shooters showed up.  Shooters were turned away from the range and the instructor wasted an afternoon, Jim Bloom has asked Bob Hollandsworth and Bob Emmert to set up a portion of the website to allow participants of the Youth Shoot to RSVP.  If no one RSVPs by 1700 on the Friday before the scheduled shoot, the shoot will be canceled.

 Greg Hoener from the Illini West requested to bring the Conflicts and Mysteries class to the range on May 5th.   Motion by Jim B and second by Harold N to allow the class exclusive use of the range on that day.  All ayes.

Comments and Announcements:  Upcoming events include:  March 19th , bowling pin shoot.

Kam announced that he took 3rd place in a Tri- State black powder shoot.

Tim informed the membership that Joe Vandemark is seriously ill in the ICU in Peoria.  Tim invited members to meet with him after the meeting to send a get well message to Joe.

Motion to adjourn by Sharon Sloat and second by Larry Twitchel.  All ayes.

January Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

18 January 2017

 

The January meeting convened at 2002 by Tim Tomlinson

 

Minutes: The minutes of November meeting were read, and amended. Motion to approve as amended by Joe M, second by Clay. All ayes.

 

Treasurer’s Report: The December Treasurer’s Report was presented with $20.351.93 in the operating account and $13,070.48 in savings. The January Treasurer’s Report had $26.533.35 in the operating account and $13,070.48 in savings. January membership was 424 members. Motion to approve was by Keith H, second by Harold N. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

 

New Members: Jim Percy (Macomb), Jim Percy (Quincy), Thomas Wright, Thomas Rogers, Michael Jungles, Timothy Roberts, Bill Mesick, Brian Stadtler, Mike Kelly, Timothy Weavers, Paul Pierce, Ben Bedard, Lawrence Andrew, Darrin Morris, and Robert Thomas. Motion by Joe M, Second Dave Miller. All ayes.

 

Officers’ Reports: Keith explained that three coaches have been brought on for the STSP and thanked Dan Gannon for his ten years of support. Keith also expressed his appreciation for those who installed the new lighting.

 

Clay reported that the Youth Shoot League will be held at the Indoor Pistol Range on the second Saturday of each month except December. Hours will be 1 – 4 pm. Exact dates will be on the website.

 

Old Business: Kam provided an update on the furnace. The repairman said parts are no longer available for the present furnace. Duffey Ducts provided a bid on installing a new furnace in the Club meeting room. The cost of the new furnace would be $1,429. No action taken.

 

Clay advised that the heaters in the pistol range have been repaired in time for Pistol League.

 

Materials have been purchased to repair the roof on the outdoor range. Work will start when the weather improves. Item Open

 

Another work day will need to be scheduled to complete repairs on the curtains in the pistol range. Item Open

 

New Business: Jim Bloom and Bob Emmert were appointed to the nominations committee for the upcoming year’s officer slate.

 

Dave Miller was appointed to purchase the pistols for the raffle. Motion by Jim B to appropriate up to $1,500 to purchase up to three (3) pistols for the raffle. Second by Joe Matthews.

 

Trinity School requested to hold a benefit trap shoot at the Club again this year. They will work with Bob Emmert to set a date. Motion by to approve by Kam, second by Dan Gannon.

 

Motion by Jim B to reimburse Clay $37 for mileage and $48 for parts for the urinal in the pistol range. Second by Joe M.

 

Clay suggested that the Club be represented Macomb Outdoor Show/Expo in an attempt to bring more shooters to the Club events. Anyone interested in assisting should contact Clay. Motion by Clay, second by Patti B. All ayes.

 

 

Tim T suggested that the Club hold a benefit trap shoot for the two-year old daughter of EricWheatly, CPO, who is battling cancer. Date to be determined. Motion by Tim, second by Kam. All ayes

 

 

Comments and Announcements: Upcoming events include:

 

 

 

 

 

Shiver Shoot January 22nd;

Indoor Pistol League begins January 19th.

 

 

Motion to adjourn by Joe Vandermak and second by Dave Miller. All ayes.

November Meeting Minutes

Hancock County Gun Club Minutes

11-16-16

 

Meeting called to order at 8:02 PM

 

Minutes of last meeting read: Motion to approve by Joe Matthews, 2nd by Clay Hinderliter, All Ayes.

 

Treasurer's Report: $20,006.73 in general fund, $1,049.37 in Savings. 420 members. Motion to approve by Homer Sherill, 2nd by Sharon Sloat. All Ayes.

 

New Members. Daniel Chenowith, Carthage, Ronald Ward, Macomb. Motion to approve by Eric Sloat, 2nd by Joe Matthews. All Ayes.

 

Officers Reports:

Tim Tomlinson as Keith Hartweg reports on STSP. All is well. Next Spring is 11th Year, but they need coaches. Motion to approve Budget by Clay Hinderliter, 2nd by Eric Sloat. All Ayes.

 

Old Business:

Bernie McPherson reports that there was a snag on the rifle range lean-to roof. The panels are no longer made that will fit to replace the ones we have now. Advised to go with the 36" panels instead.

 

Work Day for the indoor range has not been set up yet. It is now. December 10th at 9:30 AM. We will need to to 4 6 to 8 foot step ladders and maybe some young people (Under 30) to help the old guys. Primary thing will be swapping the range dust curtains end-for-end. Heavy and needs strong people.

 

New Business:

Robert Emmert and Bob Hollandsworth seeking $10.00 per year for private e-mail list where we can send out announcements without spam interference. Motion by Bob Emmert, Second by Eric Sloat. All Ayes.

 

Clay Hinderliter moves to repair the heaters in the pistol range. They didn't work again. Will use Peters Heating. Second by Joe Matthews. All Ayes

 

Kam Miller brings up the possibilities of two new shoots and one old one. 1st, a Military Rifle Post 1958 shoot, same targets as the Pre-1958 shoot. This would bring in AR shooters. 2nd. Cap and Ball Revolver Shoot using targets similar to National Muzzleloading Rifle Asso targets, 30 shots. Revived shoot. Rotten Egg shoot, which many did not know about (they didn't know about Jewish Lightning, either). Rotten Egg Shoot explained and might be added to the schedule in 2017.

 

Announcements: Indoor Pistol League, January 19. Shiver Shoot set for Jan 22. 2017. Remember, it's dues time.


Motion to adjourn by Joe Matthews, 2nd by Bob Emmert. Everybody left before voting.

October Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

19 October 2016

The October meeting convened at 2000 by Jim Bloom.

Minutes: The minutes of September meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Bob Emmert, second by Dave Miller All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The October Treasurer’s Report was presented with $18,968.04 in the operating account and $12,937.15 in savings. Membership is 414 paid members. Motion to approve was by Keith H, second by Harold N. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: Dan Klowsing, Chad Schaller, Marty Steen, Russell Willey, Jacob Blankenberger. Motion by Joe M, second by Joe V. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: Keith presented an overview of the STSP to the membership and informed the Club that the STSP finances were in the black again. Detailed financial report is attached.

Old Business: Kam had no update on the furnace situation. Item Open

Work may start on the rifle range roof panels next week. Item Open

A work day will need to be scheduled to repair the curtains in the pistol range. Item Open

Bernie gave an update on the purchase of a new tractor. His committee recommends the purchase of a Kubota 47 hp tractor. However since the tractor is not needed until the spring, he recommended deferring action until then. By consensus of the membership the item will be tabled until the Annual General Meeting in March.Item Tabled until AGM

Joe Vandemark made a motion to offer memberships to nonmembers coming to the Linebaugh Seminar from out of town. Joe accepted an amendment in the form a second from Jim Bloom to attach specific criteria to the motion.

  1. Letters are sent to specific individuals screened by Joe V and Clay.

  2. Any memberships extended by the club must be approved at a club business meeting no later than April.

  3. No applications for the Linebaugh attendees will be acted on after April. All ayes. Item Open

New Business: None

Comments and Announcements: Upcoming events include:
Military Rifle Shoot November 6th;
Indoor Combat Pistol Shoot, November 19th.

Motion to adjourn by Joe Vandermak and second by Dave Miller. All ayes.

September Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

21 September 2016

The September meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes: The minutes of August meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Kam, second by Joe M

All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The September Treasurer’s Report was presented with $18,219.04 in the operating

account and $12,440.15 in savings. Membership is 406 paid members. Motion to approve was by Eric, second by Bob Emmert. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: David Greathouse, Cody Thurston, Julie Blevins, Kevin Brehezny, and Brandon Martin. Motion by Joe M, second by Joe V. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: Clay reported the .22 Rifle League begins 22 September. You will shoot five weeks and score the best four. Pizza party to follow.

Old Business: Tim reported that he had attempted to contact the contractor concerning additional work on the roof vents. The contractor has been unresponsive. As the roof vents are significantly improved over where they had been, Tim recommends closing the item. Item Closed

Tim reported that there has been no significant interest in the Third Sunday Trap Shoots and the program will terminate for lack of participation. Item Closed

Kam had no update on the furnace situation. Item Open

Joe had no update on the fiberglass panels on the rifle range. Item Open

A work day will need to be scheduled to repair the curtains in the pistol range. Item Open

Ryan has been in the hospital, so Tim researched new and used tractors with A. C. McCartney. Clay made a motion to give Tim and Bernie power to act to purchase a tractor. Second by Brandon. Upon further discussion, Clay withdrew his motion. Tim then put forth a motion that Tim and Bernie would evaluate the new and used tractors available and put a recommendation before the board members who would then give them authority to act on the purchase. Second by Clay. All ayes. Item Open

Joe Vandemark made a motion to offer memberships to nonmembers coming to the Linebaugh Seminar from out of town. Joe accepted an amendment in the form a second from Jim Bloom to attach specific criteria to the motion.

A. Letters are sent to specific individuals screened by Joe V and Clay.

B. Any memberships extended by the club must be approved at a club business meeting no later than April.

C. No applications for the Linebaugh attendees will be acted on after April. All ayes. Item Open

New Business: Wes Woolson requested that on 4 October 2016 from 0800 – 1600 he is allowed to conduct sniper qualification training for area law enforcement agencies at the outdoor range. Only the outdoor range will be used be the group. The training will be on a noninterference basis, so members will have access to the range while the training is being conducted. Members pointed out to Wes that in the past members were denied access to the range while qualification took place. Wes assured the members that this will not recur. Motion to approve by Wes, second by Kam. All ayes.

Bernie recommended that the Club consider eliminating the telephone in the pistol range. On a motion by Jim B the telephone line in the pistol range will be eliminated unless Jim Ritchey determines that the insurance company requires it. Second by Clay. All ayes.

Jim Bloom made a motion to increase the price of public shoots from $8.00 to $10.00 for nonmembers beginning 1 January 2017. Prices for members will remain unchanged. Pistol league will remain $1.00 per target for members and nonmembers, but nonmembers will pay an additional $1.00 per event for each event.

Second by Clay. After much discussion a vote was taken and the president determined that the motion passed. Ayes had it.

Comments and Announcements: Homer reminded members that as an NRA recruiter he could save them money on annual memberships.

Upcoming events include:

Tight Group League: Classes are Iron/Peep Sight, Low Power (Less than 9x) Scope, Medium Power (10x to 18x ) Scope and High Power (Greater than 19x) Scope in the following; 100 Yard .22LR, 100 Yard .17HMR/.22WMR, 100 Yard Centerfire and 300 Yard Centerfire. You may enter the same gun in both the 100 Yard and 300 Yard classes and scored separately. Starts 24 September.

25 September, .22 LR Extreme Buffalo Shoot.

2 October, Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot.

9 October, Centerfire Extreme Buffalo Shoot.

16 October, Three-Gun Shoot.

Motion to adjourn by Choonsan Kim and second by Larry Twitchel. All ayes.

June Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

15 June 2016

The June meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes: The minutes of May meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Joe M, second by Kam. All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The May Treasurer’s Report was presented with $20,931.48 in the operating account and $11,384.16 in savings. Membership is 395 paid members. Motion to approve was by Keith, second by Clay. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: Terry Massey, Mark Turner and Peter McMeekan. Motion by Keith, second by Dave Miller. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: Keith gave an update concerning the STSP. The STSP has $4,471.20 as cash balance, and 30 participants. He distributed the attached financial report.

Tim reminded the Club’s attention that club assets, such as steel targets and the Polaris were to be used for Club sponsored events only. It is not the prerogative of members to use Club assets for non-club sponsored activities.

Old Business: No updates on potential buyers for the surplus trap machines.

Tim presented a bid from McElroy that would install a ridge vent for $750 or roof vents for $350. After much discussion Keith made a motion to install roof vents, second by Dave Bourmet. All ayes

Kam had no update on whether the furnace can be cleaned and if it will need a new ignition system.

Dave Young will purchase the bowling pins for the Club for $200 as previously approved. John Ebert has more pins available.

Clay will take the lead on the Youth Shoot Program with support from Dave Miller, Joe Matthews and Jim Bloom.

Ryan presented spec sheets from A. C. McCartney (ACM) with prices for a Kubota zero turn mower ($ 8499) with a 60” cut, a 2015 Kubota Diesel ($12,225) with a 60” cut, and 2016 Kubota Diesel ($13,965) with 60” cut.. The bid sheet is attached. There were many questions and the issue was tabled for future action pending more information on whether a used mower or repairing the current mower would be more fiscally prudent.

New Business: Dave Gannon will be stepping down as an instructor for the STSP. Keith requested the board approve funding $350 for expenses for a new instructor for the STSP. Motion by Keith, second by Clay. All ayes except for one nay.

Tim mentioned that Ted Pawlias offered to run one trap shoot on Sundays each month. Motion by Jim B that the Club offer monthly trap shoots each month with a rate of $4 for club members and $5 for nonmembers. Second by Clay. All ayes. The dates will be coordinated with Bob Emmert.

On a motion from Jim B, the Linebaugh Reunion Memorial DayWeekend shoot will be a club sponsored activity in the future. There will be a daily rate for the shoot with a non-member rate 25% higher than the member rate. Second by Joe M. All ayes.

Clay informed the Club that the curtains in the pistol range are in need of repair. Bullet fragments are flying back to the firing line. Curtain material is on hand, but the epoxy will need to be purchased.

Comments and Announcements: Upcoming scheduled events include:

June 19th, Steel Plate Challenge;

June 25th range clean-up day has been scheduled for 0930;

June 26th Handgun Rifle Combination Shoot;

July 9th Youth Shoot;

July 10th STSP Competition and Handgun Shotgun Buffalo Shoot.

Motion to adjourn by Joe M and second by Dave Bourmet. All ayes.