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 with $33,458.72 in the operating account and $13,715.04 in savings.  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.

May 2016 club 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

Treasurer’s Report: The April Treasurer’s Report was presented with $21,100.02 in the operating account

and $11,176.50 in savings. Membership is 388 paid members. Motion to approve was by Harold N., second

by Kam. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: Larry Knowles, Terry English, and Phil Easley. Motion by Eric, second by Joe M. All ayes.

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

No updates on the roof vent were presented.

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

Range clean-up day has been scheduled for 0930 June 25th.

Dave Young is making progress on obtaining bowling pins for the Club.

Jim Ritchey has filed the annual reports with the IRS and State of Illinois.

The Linebaugh Seminar Reunion will be gathering on Memorial Day weekend at the range. Clay will host the

event. They will be performing penetration tests on cow bones and wet newspaper stacks and shooting steal,

as well as chronographing bullets. All are welcome.

New Business: Clay can no longer host the Youth Shoot Program that meets the second Saturday of each

month, except December. The Club will need to find a replacement if the program is to continue.

The mower is showing its age and needs to be repaired or replaced according to Ryan Settles. Joe Vandemark

will allow his mower to be used by Ryan until the problem is resolved.

Comments and Announcements: Upcoming scheduled events include:

June 19 th , Steel Plate Challenge.

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

April 2016 Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

20 April 2016

The April meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes of February meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Joe M, second Kam. All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The April Treasurer’s Report was presented with $20,972.98 in the operating account and $11,176.50 in savings. Membership is 375 paid members. Motion to approve was by Sharon, second by Eric S. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: Brad Severs, Anne Meyers, Dave Williams, Randy Friday, Ted Ludyk, Melvin Moore, Jim Morrison, and Jeremy Lamano. Motion by Eric, second by Larry Twitchel. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: None.

Old Business: There may be potential buyers for the surplus trap machines. Updates to follow.

The club house has been re-sided. New motion detector lighting will be installed. The new doors need to be painted and then hung. Sharon volunteered to paint the doors. The club will investigate the cost of installing a ridge vent.

The flag pole has been repaired.

Kam will find out if the furnace can be cleaned and if it will need a new ignition system.

A range clean up day needs to be scheduled to include clean up of the target storage building.

Bowling pins may be available @ $1 each. Motion to appropriate up to $300 for the purchase of bowling pins by Jim Ritchey. Second by Eric.

Annual reports need to be filed with the IRS and State of Illinois by the treasurer.

New Business: Although the Linebaugh Seminar will not be held this year, many participants from previous seminars will be gathering on Memorial Day weekend at the range. They will be guests of Clay and will use the range on a noninterference basis. Motion by Jim B, and second by Joe Matthews. All ayes.

The dumpster is frequently overflowing. It will be determined whether it is more economical to solve the problem by getting a larger dumpster or more frequent emptying. Meanwhile Jim Ritchey will find a way to secure the lid. Motion by Joe M, second by Kam. All ayes.

Shells are needed for trap league sales. The Club will buy 20 cases. Keith will need a check for $1520 to buy the shells. Motion by Tim, second by Jim B. All ayes.

Eric moved that the Club should allow up to $200 for the Ladies Day shoot on June 4th. Second by Sharon. All ayes.

 

February Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

17 Feb 2016

The February meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes of January meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Joe V, second Joe M. All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The February Treasurer’s Report was presented with $18,304.44 in the operating account and $10,632.50 in savings. Membership is 322 paid members. Motion to approve was by Clay, second by Harold N. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

New Members: Matthew Caruthers-Johnson, Ron Webb, John Cummings, Arnold Bangel, Doug Rowland, Lonnie Allaman, Craig Conrad, Russ Thornton, Steven Wacher, Stephen Wallace, Gabriel Kremer. Motion by Larry Twitchel, second by Joe M. All ayes.

Officers’ Reports: Jim and Clay gave an update on the pistol league. It is apparent that some members haven’t been paying for their targets. The League is $62 short of what it should have. If you’ve forgotten to pay, please pay up. If you see someone who forgets to pay for their targets, give the shooter a gentle reminder. The targets will be moved behind the counter and shooters will have to pay before the targets are issued.

Jim provided a list of candidates slated for officer positions for next year. The list is attached. The floor will be open for other nominations as well at the March meeting.

Old Business: No updates in selling the surplus trap machines.

No updates available on re-siding the club house.

The flag pole has not been repaired yet.

New Business: It is the time of year for the treasurer to file reports with the IRS and Illinois Secretary of State.

The club received a request for a donation to after prom. No action taken.

Greg Hoener requested use of the range for Conflicts and Mysteries for April 29th. That date will not work. On a motion from Clay, the use will be approved pending coordinating a better date with Bob Emmert. Second by Harold. All ayes.

Kam will take the lead on checking out options for repairing or replacing the heater for the club house.

Comments: Dave Bourmet suggested the club establish a “Needs List” for materials and supplies. Bob Hollandsworth will explore the possibility of having a section on the website for this list.

Shotgun and Handgun Bowling will be held March 20th.

Motion to adjourn by Joe M and second by Kam. All ayes.

January 2016 Meeting Minutes

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

20 January 2016

The January meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

Minutes of November meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Joe V, second Clay. All Ayes

Treasurer’s Report: The December Treasurer’s Report was presented $7,814.85 in the operating account and $10,632.50 in savings. Membership is 404 current members. The January Treasurer’s Report was presented with $17,519.82 in the operating account and $10,632.50 in savings. There are 246 members currently paid from a total of 455 members. Motion to approve was by Joe M, second by Eric. All Ayes. Treasurer’s Reports are attached for details.

New Members: Ryan Schardon, Coy Abernathy, Andy Eagan, Choonson Kim, and Danny Bartlett. Motion to approve by Eric, second by Clay.  All Ayes.  By separate motion Steve Shoopman and Ben Schweizer were approved.  Both were absent due to law enforcement duties.  Motion by Eric, second by Clay.  All ayes

Officers’ Reports: Clay gave an overview of the pistol league. Jim reminded members to ensure they indicate on the score card if they are shooting in the “golden” classification.

Old Business: Tim gave an update on the trap range project. When laying out the new trap range, Tim determined that there was not room on the club property to allow for safety zones. There was no configuration possible that would provide for a proper safety zone. Since the safety zones were not adequate the new machines have been put up for sale and the club will attempt to recoup the funds spent. Funds for the project have been returned to those who donated to the project

Bob Hollandsworth gave an update on the website conversion. The site looks good and is functional. There was discussion concerning payment of dues online. Bob will work with Jim Ritchey to determine the feasibility of online payment.

No updates available on re-siding the club house.

Bob Emmert is still seeking volunteers to run shoots. Without hosts shoots can’t be held.

The flag pole has not been repaired yet.

New Business: Sue Bartlett from Trinity Academy in Industry was seeking approval to hold a benefit trap shoot for the Academy. On a motion by Clay and second by Jerry she is to coordinate the date with Bob Emmert to ensure there is no conflict with other events. All ayes.

Jim Varner requested to use of the range on April 29th to have an overnight event for his church group. The range rules will apply with the exception of camping. They will be allowed to camp on the grounds. The group does not have exclusive nor priority use of the range, and it is open to all members. Motion by Clay, second by Sharon. All votes registered were Aye. Some members abstained from voting.

Comments: Tim informed the club that the new combination will go into effect immediately following the meeting. The new combination is on the membership card for the new year. The Shiver Shoot is this Sunday.

Motion to adjourn by Joe M and second by Kam. All ayes.

November meeting

HANCOCK COUNTY GUN CLUB MINUTES

21 November 15

 

 

The November meeting convened at 2000 by Tim Tomlinson.

 

Minutes of October meeting were read, with motion to approve was by Clay, second Larry Twitchel. All Ayes

 

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer’s Report was presented   $10,093.97 in the operating account and $10,632.50 in savings.  Membership is 401 current members.  Motion to approve was by Kam, second by Joe M.  All Ayes. Treasurer’s Report is attached for details.

 

New Members: Tom Claudon and Catiner Lankford. Motion to approve by Clay, second by Joe M.  All Ayes

 

Officers’ Reports:  Clay reported that the heaters in the pistol range are ready for pistol league.

 

Ryan reported that the tractor has been winterized.

 

Old Business: Keith reported that the machines for the skeet range have been purchased and he has estimates for wiring for $400 and constructing the High/Low house for $6,620.  He has received donations from STSP for $1,500 and total donations of $3,950.  He stated that there is a good chance the project may receive a grant to reimburse a significant portion of the cost of the project.

Keith also gave the latest final budget for STSP to allow for the $1,500 donation for the trap machines and the tickets for the raffle.  The new bottom line will be $2,319.  The budget is attached for details.

 

Bob Hollingsworth gave an update on the website conversion.  It’s well on its way.

 

Bob Emmert continues to develop the schedule for the club and public shoots for next year.  He pointed out that the Linebaugh seminar will no longer be held.  The Ladies Day shoot will be the first weekend in June. He is also creating a flyer to be used for advertising shoots.  He reported that the attendance at shoots is declining.  The attendance figures are attached.

 

Clay reported that the tuck pointing of the pistol range was completed.

 

New Business:    

Tim suggested that a range cleanup be scheduled.  Bernie volunteered Joe Matthews take the lead on this project. Tim also pointed out that the flag pole was damaged by the wind storm. Bernie volunteered Joe Matthews take the lead on this as well.

 

Keith pointed out that the clubhouse is deteriorating.  It needs to be sided; the doors need replacing.  He has some estimates in the $2,000 to $2,500 range and suggested the club consider getting this done.

 

Jim Ritchie suggested the club donate $200 again this year for the Kiwanis toy share program.  Motion by Keith, second by Clay.  All ayes.

 

Comments:Tim informed the club that there has been shooting at the outdoor and trap ranges after dark.  This is a serious violation of the club rules.  Shooting is from sunrise to sunset.  Lights on the trap range are to be used only for club sanctioned events.  He also stated that a deer hunter reported that the tree he was in was hit by a bullet fired from the outdoor range.  The bullet could easily have struck the hunter.

 

Motion to adjourn by Joe M and second by Kam.  All ayes.

 

January Meeting Notes

We will be trying to sell the skeet equipment we got and should break even on it. Reason, in checking where it would be set up, it turns out that we would be shooting at the neighbor's property, a power transformer and the 100 and 200 yard lines of the rifle range. Too many safety concerns.
When new siding is put on the trap building, the venting will be improved so the ceiling fan can work like it used to (used to be a full length vent on the roof).
A member sought permission to have a church group camp overnight and shoot. Since it did not interfere with anything, it was allowed. Dates will be posted. Members can still shoot, nothing is closed those two days.
A new members wife spoke about trying to have a benefit trap shoot for a school in Industry, IL. It was decided the woman would meet with Bob Emmert to try to schedule that.

October Meeting Notes

We put on three new members tonight to bring our total to 400 paid members. Most ever.
The hot dogs and hamburgers were flowing tonight as Chef Doug brought his unique culinary skills of the fusion of meat and potato chips together in Iron Chef Hell's Kitchen Good Eats at Diners, Dives and Drive-ins.
Looks like we will be getting into the Skeet Business, too, along with Trap as we approved spending $500,000 for 50 year old skeet machines.
The Two Bobs of which only one was there, told us that the website can be improved, but there can only be TWO administrators. That leaves poor Kam, the progenitor of our current website, broken and bleeding at the side of the road. The website will be cheaper and with more pages of information that nobody will continue to read.
Keith gave a report on STSP and when everybody woke up, we adjourned.
If you see Sharon Sloat, give her a pat on the back. She has had shoulder replacement surgery. On a related note, Eric Sloat's bruises are healing now.
And that is your report for October.