April 2015 Newsletter

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President’s Message

We had a full month. Our clean up went real well on the first Saturday in April. We had about 30 people clean up the freeway and gun range. It was in very good shape for the “We The People” Shoot on the second Saturday in April. We had over 50 people out shooting and had a great time. Mike Layng won the “Top Gun” award. He deserves it as he does a lot of practicing in between the things he fixes on the range. We had a lot of support from the club in the “We The People” Shoot. Many donated their time and talents. I would like to hand out a special thanks to Gene Balsmeier who donated a pistol and memberships to Front Sight. Thanks Gene.

We also ordered two new traps so we can set up a sporting clays course. They just arrived and were set up on May 2nd. I expect we will start the shotgun shoot the first full week in May. Come out and have a good time.

Things are going real well at the range. I appreciate all the things that are done out there to make it better.

MINUTES OF April 1, 2015 Meeting

Board members present: Gordon Wankier, Mike Layng, Ron Weaver, Larry Taylor, Jeff Blain, Terry Hansen, Randy Shiosaki, and Chris Jenneiahn

The meeting was opened by president Wankier at 7 PM and new members were introduced and told there would be an orientation immediately following the meeting.

Our regular spring clean-up day has been changed this year because of an upcoming “ We The People” event at the range. April 4th will be the projected date. Highway and range clean-up will start at 9 AM. The clubhouse as well as out buildings will also be given their yearly “tune-up.”

“We the People” shoot- April 11th, from 10 AM to 3 PM- Shooting competitions will be on the shotgun, pistol and rifle ranges. Anyone who can help on any of these ranges or on the lower covered range for sighting in and gun repair, is urged to show up and give assistance and relief to those who have already said they would help. All tickets for the Henry Golden Boy have been sold.

Porta Potties- The cost for the 2 handicap porta potties was $4,369,52. This includes shipping. Approximately $100 will be needed for bases. They will be delivered next week.

The berms around the .22 silhouette rifle range have been completed and under the estimate. The estimate was $5,000 and the actual cost was $4,597.50. Thanks to the folks who identified where dirt on our own range was to be found. This helped us save!!!

The retractable targets’ bill has also been paid. Great shooting!

A motion was made and seconded to purchase 2 new clay throwers from Pro Matic. A harrier and ranger will be ordered. This will allow us to have a 5 stand as well as sporting clays. They will cost about $5,000.

Rod Cross was asked about the number of members we have this year compared to last year and he reported that it was about the same.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30.


 May 6th

Monthly Meeting – 7pm @ the Club House

May 15th

Appleseed Event – 2 to 6p.m. – Club House and Pistol Range in use

May 16th

BPCR Silhouette Match, 7 am, Upper Range(lower closed)

May 30th

Hunters Education – 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Club House and Pistol Range in use