Meeting Minutes

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.