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.