December 2015 Newsletter

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Cedar Hills Gun Club

President’s Message


Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is on its way.  This time of year goes by so fast, perhaps because of the busy schedule of holiday parties and activities.  Even with the holiday season activities, December’s monthly meeting had a great turn out with several new members presented.  It is going to take a couple of months for me to get my feet wet in this new position, but it appears there is great support to help make this a wonderful year at Cedar Hills Gun Club.

With the notices recently sent for our yearly dues, the returns are coming in at a good pace.  Make sure your dues are paid early and you receive your membership card with the new gate combination.  It will not be long before the first of the year will be upon us and the gate combination changed.  Don’t be the member standing at the gate unable to enter due to a new combination.

We will be having our regular monthly meeting coming up the first Wednesday of January, January 6th at 7 PM at A-Z Guns in Blackfoot.  The Board of Directors will also be meeting January 13th, 2016 for the annual planning meeting.  It will be at this meeting that we hope to come up with this coming year’s activities and put together a five year plan on the improvements and direction of Cedar Hills Gun Club.

Wishing all a great holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a beginning of a happy new year!

Jed Taylor

Minutes of the Dec. 2, 2015

The meeting was opened at 7 PM by our new president, Jed Taylor.  Board members present were:  Jed Taylor ,Terry Hansen,  Rod Cross, Larry Taylor, Mike Curnutt, Mike Layng, Bill Kelleher, Jeff Blain, Randy Shiosaki, Stuart McKim, and Chris Jenneiahn.


Chuck McAbery reported that the .22 silhouette league starts tomorrow at 6 PM.  There will be 12 matches in this league.  All that is needed is a scoped .22 rifle and ammo.  The cost is $15 for the entire shoot.  This money goes toward the banquet and trophies given at closure.  There are extra guns  available .

3 new members were introduced- Billy Holder, Thomas Beader and Rachael Christiansen who stood in for husband Jeff. 


New Business:

Rod Cross reported that about 180 members have already responded by paying their dues.  This is average for the time of year.  We are doing well with renewals.

Jed reminded members that the lock on the gate will be changed on January 1st.

Terry Hansen gave us an update on the new web site.  He  and Jed met with  Mike Tominaga, the creator of the new site to make sure of how everything works.  Mike reported that he will also send them a video as a reminder of how things are done.   Patience is needed until we have everything sorted out and running smoothly.

Randy Shikashio made a request to have more kids from our CHGC join his Jr.  program.  He reported that only 2 over the years have been club members.

Jed commented that the January Board of Directors’ meeting will be when our board will be planning what the direction of the club will be for the next 5 years.  We already have our list from our membership as to what they would like to see, and there were also ideas from community activists who would like to be a part of  improving  CHGC .  We now need to determine how and when we will proceed.  These plans will be announced at the February meeting.

Mike Layng reported that the rifle and pistol range targets have been repaired.  THANKS, Mike!

Report on gongs needed- The ones we have now came from Boise.  We need 3 new ones and will contact Premier to see if this is what they can do.  Also, metal stands or iron placed  in front of the 2X4’s were proposed.

Craig Gates, the NRA rep for our region is asking for help for the NRA banquet at the Red Lion in Pocatello on May 7th.  Staff meetings will be starting the 2nd week of January and he is looking for additional support to help sell raffle tickets, gather donations and help out at the banquet as well as decide what guns to get from the NRA.  If you have time to support the Friends of the NRA he could use your help.  Please call him at 208-220-5947 or Email him at

The meeting was adjourned at 7:25.