March Newsletter 2018
CAMERA SURVEILLANCE REVELATIONS
Surveillance cameras were installed on our ranges to help provide a degree of security to protect the Cedar Hills Gun Club against vandalism and perhaps liability in the event of an accident. It is surprising to view what has been happening in full view of the cameras already in place. Recently viewed activity in the indoor range revealed a couple of circumstances that should be addressed and corrected. Be further advised that not all instances of infringements on this range will be noted here. Two cases are noted below.
It appeared that a family recently using the indoor range had a small child with them who was not wearing either eye or hearing protection. Neither were the adults!! Viewing showed that suppressed guns were being fired. The sign posted on the door to the indoor range and on the wall inside the range clearly state that EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this requirement, even if suppressors are used or the non-shooter is blind and not concerned about vision loss. Ricochets have occurred even with paper targets.
In another instance, a father and two teenage sons were using the indoor range. While the father was down -range, at least one of the sons was back at the shooting benches and appeared to be fiddling with one of the guns. There is to be NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS WHEN SOMEONE IS DOWNRANGE, whether the guns are loaded or not.
PLEASE REMEMBER – SAFETY FIRST!!!!! YOU ARE ON CAMERA!!!!
Board members present: Jed Taylor, Terry Hansen, James Martin, Larry Taylor, Rod Cross, Mike Curnutt, Randy Shiosaki, Ron Weaver, Jake Black, and Chris Jenneiahn.
Treasurer’s Report: We are in good financial condition, according to the financial statements that were previously presented to the board for examination.
Lower covered range: Chairman Gordon Wankier reported that repairs on several shooting stools and carpeting on several of the shooting tables is needed. Money is allocated for this and he was given the OK to do what is necessary.
.22 range- Chuck McAbery reported that all is okay.
Indoor range- Mike Katseanes, chairman of this range reported damage again to this range. Several solutions to the problem were discussed.
Sporting Clays range- Jake Black, chairman, reported that sporting clays shooting should be able to start in May.
Indoor 5 Stand- all is working well with this range. They are planning a night shooting league for the fall.
Old Business: Security cameras- It is reported that the 10 surveillance cameras on the ranges have been doing a great job! In fact, the indoor range cameras have picked up several problems and the individuals who caused them. Please read the letter in place of the Presidents Message for a more detailed report.
NRA Grant- The NRA grant we applied for and was granted, was funded last week. This will allow us to have a furnace installed in the clubhouse, make the two indoor bathrooms ADA compliant, and allow us to purchase tables and chairs for the clubhouse. Please help support this organization!!!
New members were added to our membership.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:42
Chris Jenneiahn, secretary