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Board Meeting Agenda – June 19, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
June 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Bank Balance
– New savings account and deposit of $2,000 for Emergency Funds
– Statuce of adding VP as secondary signer on financial accounts

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle remodel & mowing
– SSL Certificate
– Internet at Rifle Range
– LEO demo at rifle range

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
new safe area/railroad ties
– Audit
– Archery
– Cowboy Action
– Long Range Shoot
– Membership
– Trap
– Trauma Kits

6) Old Business
– Motion to Amend club By-laws: Jim Keith motioned at the last Board Meeting “To amend the club By-laws, Article IX, Section 2, to read, “A) The Vice-president shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice-president shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President should he be unavailable due to death, disability, or resignation. The Vice-president shall be listed as an alternate signer on all bank accounts held by The Club. The Vice-president shall not perform any of the duties of the Treasurer except when requested to do so by the Club Treasurer, or by the Club President. The board of directors will fill unexpired term of the Vice-president until the annual meeting where there will be nomination and election to fill out Vice-president unexpired term at that annual meeting.” The motion was seconded by Jesse Blankenship, and tabled to be voted on at the June meeting of the Board of Directors.

7) New Business
– Centerfire Rifle Shoot
– EDC “Introduction to Concealed Carry” class in July
– Miles Muscha, Pheasants Forever Youth trap shoot dates
– Hunter Ed Field Day at Spotted Eagle July 15th.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Minutes
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Rifle Range Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers: 7:09 PM
Present: Jesse Smith, Jerry Austill, Chris Schlepp, J.D. Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes
Jim Keith motioned, “We accept the minutes from April’s meeting, as posted on the website.” The motion was seconded and passed.

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
n/a Treasurer was not present and no report was available

4) President Report
– Gun Show Tables: Jesse Smith reported he had informed the Tina Graber that the price to rent the club’s tables was $200 for ‘for-profit’ entities, and Tire-Rama was not to be involved in transporting the tables. He reported that she said that was agreeable, but wouldn’t need the club’s tables afterall.

– Spotted Eagle Clubhouse Remodel: Jesse Smith reported Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, and Chris Schlepp had completed the taping and mudding at Spotted Eagle; Jesse and Jeff hung two of the doors and are waiting for the hardware store to get the third door in stock. Marty Scheid reported he will epoxy the the bathroom floor this weekend. Jesse reported he thinks we are ready to have a club work day to haul scraps to the dump, scrubb out the clubhouse, then paint the inside of the clubhouse and the outside of the skeet houses. Marty Scheid motioned, “We hold a club workday at Spotted Eagle Sunday, June 24th to clean out the clubhouse and paint everything.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Rifle Range Work Day: Jesse Smith reported the rifle range work day was well attended. They got the target backers replaced, the steel targets that were repairable were repaired, the safe area for the pistol bays were built, the corral by the pistol bay shed was built, the road was graded, both sheds cleaned out, etc. Jesse Smith motioned, “We authorize a budget of $500 for the Action Pistol committee to build a second Safe Area with railroad ties, on a date to be determined by the committee.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– SSL Certificate: Jesse Smith reported he has not added a SSL certificate to the club’s website yet as he wants to make sure he has time to fix the website if it crashes in the process. He will probably do it in June.

– Internet at Rifle Range: Jesse Smith reported he attempted to contact Mid-River, a week ago, about the possibility of installing internet and Wifi on the rifle range. Mid-Rivers was suppose to call him back but has not.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol: Marty Scheid reported last weeks shoot was rained out, he has money from shooting fees to turn in at next months meeting, he has built new foot fault boards, and the tablets are working well for scoring the match with PractiScore.

– Archery: nothing to report

– Cowboy Action: n/a no one present to report

– Long Range Shoot: JD Arneson reported the long range shoot is still on for June 9th, and Jesse Smith reported he will start advertising it more.

– Trap: Jesse Smith reported that Jeff Faycosh sent him a report saying he has had 5-8 shooters at the Ladies Trap Nights, and would like to expand to holding an Open Trap Night and a Youth Trap Night.

– Rimfire Match: Jesse Smith reported that Jeff Faycosh sent him a report saying the Rimfire Match made made $58 for the club and paid out $58 in winnings, it was attended by approx. 12 shooters.

– Trauma Kits: Jim Keith reported that through his research he has picked out the trauma kits that he recommends for the club, though he would like to also add RATS tourniquets to the kits. He estimates two kits with added tourniquets would cost no more than $250 total. Jim Keith motioned, “We authorize a $300 budget for him to purchase two trauma kits with any additional items he sees fit to include.” Motion was seconded and passed.

– Membership Committee: Jesse Smith reported that Randy Anderson reported by text message that the new batch of gate key cards have been ordered.

6) Old Business
None.

7) New Business
– EDC Handgun Class: Jesse Smith motioned, “We allow EDC Training, LLC. to use the clubhouse and one pistol bay on Saturday, May 19th to conduct an “Introduction to Concealed Carry” handgun class. EDC will pay the usual $100, and present a copy of their insurance.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Motion to Amend club By-laws: Jim Keith motioned “To amend the club By-laws, Article IX, Section 2, to read, “A) The Vice-president shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice-president shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President should he be unavailable due to death, disability, or resignation. The Vice-president shall be listed as an alternate signer on all bank accounts held by The Club. The Vice-president shall not perform any of the duties of the Treasurer except when requested to do so by the Club Treasurer, or by the Club President. The board of directors will fill unexpired term of the Vice-president until the annual meeting where there will be nomination and election to fill out Vice-president unexpired term at that annual meeting.” The motion was seconded by Jesse Blankenship, and tabled to be voted on at the next meeting of the Board.

– Jesse Smith reported that Jerry Molstad requested permission for he and his son to install 4 or 5 railroad ties between the upper shooting benches on the 200 yard rifle range, and the 100 meter berm that was installed for the High Power/VMR shoots, for areas to place .22 silhouette targets. Marty Scheid motioned, “We grant Jerry Molstad to place 4 or 5 railroad ties on the range for rimfire silhouettes and the club supply the ties, or reimburse Jerry for the ties if he already bought them.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Open Trap Night: JD Arneson motioned, “We authorize Jeff Faycosh to hold a trap and/or skeet shoot open to anyone, each Friday night at 6pm starting May 25th.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Youth Trap Night: Chris Schlepp motioned, “We authorize Jeff Faycosh to hold a Youth Trap Shoot Wednesday nights at 6pm starting May 23rd. Anyone under 18 may shoot, but must contact Jeff to RSVP prior to the day of the shoot, and all minors under 18 years of age must have a signed parental consent form each year, before they will be allowed to shoot that season.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Centerfire rifle shoot: Chris Schlepp reported he and Jeff Faycosh would like to close the entire rifle range for one day to hold a centerfire rifle shoot on the diagonal 380 yard cut, but have not determined what day they would like to hold the shoot. No motion was made at this time.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Jesse Smith motioned “We add Jim Keith, Jeff Faycosh, and those who participated in the Rifle Range Work Day April 29th, to the list of those who will be entered in the Volunteer Incentive Raffle at the 2019 Annual Club Meeting.” The motion was seconded and passed.

9) Good and Welfare
n/a

10) Adjourn: Jesse Smith motioned, “We adjourn.” The motion was seconded and passed at 8:22 PM.

Board Meeting Agenda – May 15, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Rifle Range Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Bank Balance
– New savings account and deposit of $2,000 for Emergency Funds

4) President Report
– Tables for gun show
– Spotted Eagle Remodel
– Rifle Range Work Day
– SSL Certificate
– Midriver Internet at Rifle Range

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
– Archery
– Cowboy Action
– Long Range Shoot
– Trap
– Rimfire Match
– Trama Kits

6) Old Business

7) New Business
– EDC Handgun Class Saturday May 19th
– Motion to amend By-Laws Article IX, Section 2, to reed:
“A) The Vice-president shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice-president shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President should he be unavailable due to death, disability, or resignation. The Vice-president shall be listed as an alternate signer on all bank accounts held by The Club. The Vice-president shall not perform any of the duties of the Treasurer except when requested to do so by the club Treasurer, or by the club President. The board of directors will fill unexpired term of the Vice-president until the annual meeting where there will be nomination and election to fill out Vice-president unexpired term at that annual meeting.”
– Jerry Molstad request for railroad ties for silhouette shoots.
– Open Trap shooting
– Youth Trap shooting
– Centerfire rifle shoot range

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Volunteer Incentive Raffle Nominations: Jim Keith, Jeff Faycosh, & Rifle Range Work Day Attendees

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

“Introduction To Concealed Carry” Class

Saturday, May 19, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a concealed carry class on Saturday May 19th at the CR&GC rifle & pistol range. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun. This course is approved by the Custer County Sheriff for applying for a concealed carry permit.

The course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
(If you purchase a firearm specifically for this class, PLEASE contact us for recommendation FIRST)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Intro to Precision Rifle

Intro to precision rifle.
Saturday June 9th at 10am.
Calypso recreation area outside Terry Montana

This is a intro to precision rifle.

All shots will be done from the prone position. Targets will be at distances from 300 yards to 600 yards with some additional targets out to 1000 yards.

Not all Targets are required to be shot at. This is a fun learning tool to help with long range marksmanship either for fun or in a hunting application.

5 shots will be taken at each target.

Round count will be approximately 40 rounds.

A bipod will be very helpful during this. Shooting bags can be used as well.

A rifle that is capable of 1 moa at 100 yards (1 inch 3 shot grouping at 100 yards)

An adjustable turret optic makes things little easier but is not required nor expected. An optic that has more than just a duplex reticle aka BDC or Leopold Varmint helps as well.

There is no charge for this event. The Custer Rod and Gun Club is putting on this workshop to provide opportunity for those who are new to long range shooting and might be intimidated to try a full match, or those who have tried it but want to improve.

Shooting will go until everyone has had the opportunity to shoots or until we run out of daylight.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact email@custerrodandgun.com

Annual Rifle Range Work Day

Sunday April 29th Starting at 9:00 AM
On Sunday April 29th, the club will be holding our annual work day at the Sunday Creek Rifle/Pistol Range. We will be adding tire berms behind the target boards, replacing target boards, remounting vandalized steel targets, and building ‘safe areas’ near the pistol bays.

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided by the club, and all participants will have their name entered in the annual Volunteer Incentive raffle, to win a gun at the end of the year.

We could use shovels, bailing wire, wire cutters, cordless drills, wrenches, etc. Whatever you think we might need and feel like bringing.

Thank you for coming out to support your club, this one day makes a huge difference and your help is truly needed and appreciated.

Board Meeting Agenda – April 17, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
April 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Bank Balance
– New savings account and Emergency Fund deposit

4) President Report
– Rifle instructors certification
– Website and membership applications
– MWF Horse Creek Easement Letter
– Spotted Eagle Remodel

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
– Cowboy Action
– Shotgun
– Archery
– Audit

6) Old Business

7) New Business
– Reschedule Rimfire Shoot for April 28th
– Rifle range work day
– Rifle Range property covenants
– FWP requested to use trap range Saturday May 5th 2pm – 8pm for Range Safety Officers, cook out and maybe trap shooting.
– Long Range Shooting Workshop Sat. June 9th
– Club Key log

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare
– Volunteer Incentive Raffle nominations

10) Adjourn

3-Gun Match? Who’s Interested?

Randy Hart who, who runs the club’s monthly Cowboy Action SASS match is considering adding a 3-Gun match either after the monthly SASS matches, or on another day, depending on the amount of interest in the event. Below are the details that Randy is thinking, but they are open to suggestions. If you have any interest in participating in a Cowboy Action 3-Gun please contact Randy Hart at 232 0727. THANKS!

3 Gun Shoot

    Time and Dates depending on interest. Can be held after the Cowboy Action shoot 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Age Class
    18-45
    45-55
    55-65
    65+

    Cat. 1: Wild Bunch
    Colt 1911 or copy in 45 ACP. Any pistol cal lever action carbine or rifle. Win 97 pump or copy in 12 ga. Shot to be target grade, no slugs or mag shells.

    Cat. 2: 22 Rimfire
    Cowboy pair of 22 revolvers, 22 lever action or pump rifle or carbine, any Cowboy type shot gun

    Cat. 3: 22 Rimfire Modern
    Any modern semi auto pistol, modern carbine or rifle, modern shotgun. Auto shotgun in seperate class.

    Cat. 4: Military – Classic
    Pistol 1911 or copy 45 or 9mm, M1 carbine or copy, 30 carbine or 9mm, any non modern shotgun in 12 ga. No AP or Tracer Ammo.

    Cat. 5: Military – Modern
    Any modern military pistol, rifle or carbine – not to exceed 30 carbine, 9mm AR prefered. NO .223 or 5.56. NO AP or Tracer. Any modern shotgun.

    Cat. 6: Scrounger
    Any combo of cat 1-5.

    Scoring Actual Time. Misses = +5 seconds per miss. Procedurals = +10 seconds, only one per stage.

    PS. Military note: Any of the many pistol cal semi auto only rifle or carbines may be used as per category classic or modern.

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – March 20, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
March 20, 2018 7:00 PM
VFW

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Youth Rifle Instructors
– Spotted Eagle Project

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
– Cowboy Action
– Shotgun

6) Old Business
– .22 Silhouette shoot Sat. May 12
– Emergency Fund deposit
– FNRA Donation Request

7) New Business
– Lady’s Trap league
– Financial Audit
– SASS Membership

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Volunteer Incentive Raffle Nominations: Marty Scheid, Chris Schlep, Jesse Smith, Randy Anderson

9) Good and Welfare
– Todd Burch regarding Montana Wildlife Federation

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – February 20, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
February 20, 2018 7:00 PM
VFW

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers: 7:04 PM
Attendance: Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Randy Anderson, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Danile DeLong, Marty Scheid and Chris Schlepp

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes
Jesse Smith motioned “We accept the minutes from the November meeting as posted on web site.” The motion was seconded and passed.

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Club Treasurer Cheri Reed was absent so no treasures report was accepted.

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle Boy Scouts used Spotted Eagle club house on Jan 26.
-110 people attended the banquet.  Tentative plans for Banquet next year at Country club.        —

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
-Membership is now at 381 for 2018

– Action Pistol
Discussion under new business no activity in winter months.

– Cowboy Action
n/a

– Shotgun
n/a

6) Old Business
– Spotted Eagle remodel sheet rocking planed for March 3. Randy Anderson  has ordered the door. Also snow removal schedule for March 3 from Trap house to minimize flooding upon thaw. Jesse Smith Marty Scheid and Chris Schlepp will do the work on Saturday March 3rd.

-1year emergency funding.  Randy Anderson will check on figures

-Youth Shooting Instructors (Rifle and Shotgun) Fred Tetschner is unable to continue with the program. Marty made a motion to check on instructor status and continue, Jesse Smith 2nd.  Motion passed

7) New Business
-Caleb Bollman FWP requested the use of the Spotted Eagle archery range for Hunter Education Field day Sunday February 25th (canceled request due to snow conditions) and April 29th.  Board authorizes the use on Sunday April 29th for Hunters Education Field day.

2018 Board of Directors Meeting schedule and locations set for 2018 All at 7 PM

  • March 20, 2018 VFW
  • April 17, 2108  Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
  • May 15, 2018 Sunday Creek Range house
  • June 19, 2018 Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
  • July 17, 2018 Sunday Creek Range house
  • August 21, 2018 Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
  • September 18, 2018 Sunday Creek Range house
  • October 16, 2018 Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
  • November 20, 2018 TBA
  • December 18, 2018 TBA
  • January 19, 2019 Annual Banquet Miles City Town and Country Club
  • February 19, 2019 TBA

-Go Daddy migration to C-Panel for $160/year vs $208/3 years.  Jesse Smith made a motion to pay $208 for 3 years, Chris Schlepp 2nd, motioned passed

-A motion for annual support of VFW for $50 to be honored with a flag was made by JD Arneson and 2nd by Chris Schleep, motion passed.

Action pistol walls for sale by Billings club Magic city. $100 for purchase of their old walls.  Jesse Blankenship made the motion, JD Arneson 2nd motion passed, arrangements made with Marty Scheid and Jesse Blankenship to transport with club covering costs.

-Jesse Blankenship brought up purchasing steel targets and made several suggestions.  If the order is over $1,500 shipping is free, as opposed to estimated $400 in shippingn.  Chris Schleep made a motion to purchase $2,000 in various steel targets, Marty Scheid 2nd, motion  passed Action Target committee will order targets.

Archery-Jesse Blankenship and Chris Schleep offer to set up and explore 3D shoots with club targets at Sunday Creek.  Action under review of site and target storage.

Rimfire Turkey shoot set for Sunday Creek range, Saturday May 12th.  Jeff Faycosh will submit plans and will coordinate, Chris Schleep will also assist.  More details will be available on March 20th meeting.

8) Adjourn Marty Scheid motioned, seconded, pased 8:15.

CR&GC News – February 11, 2018

CR&GC Members,

I just wanted to write a quick note to mention a couple reminders…

Riffle/Pistol Range Winter Access
Don’t forget that there is no official snow removal at the rifle/pistol range. While we do have some neighbors who occasionally volunteer their time and equipment to maintain the road to in the range, we do not have regular snow removal at the range. The range is open to members year around, but please be aware of the recent weather conditions and bring a vehicle, shovel, etc. to ensure that you can make it in and out of the range without getting stranded.

Last Chance to Renew Your Membership for 2018
Don’t forget that the club does not sell membership renewals except between Dec. 1 and Feb. 15. If you were a member in 2017, you MUST renew your membership by Feb. 15th in order to be a member in 2018. If you do not renew before Feb. 15th you will not be able to renew your membership until 2019. To find more information about renewing your membership either online or by mail, please see the following link… http://custerrodandgun.com/wordpress/membership-info/

Links you might be interested in…
Minutes from the 2018 Annual Banquet and Club Meeting
Here is a list of the 2018 Club Officers and Directors
Here is the agenda for the Feb. 20th Board Meeting to be held at the VFW at 7:00 PM

2018 Banquet Sponsors
Please. Please. Please, take a moment to read the below list of raffle item donors for our Annual Meeting and Banquet, and please remember them when choosing where to spend your hard earned dollars. Even better, please take the time to thank them for supporting our club, while you’re spending money at their establishments. It is only with their support, that we can make our Annual Banquet cost effective and FUN.
Marty Scheid
Western Powders
Car Quest
Bob and Carol Prahl
MC Jewelers
Murdoch’s Ranch and Home
Montana Wildlife Federation
RJ Sporting Goods/Randy Hart
Red Rock Sporting Goods
EDC, LLC.
Miles City Photography Club
Black Iron Grill
Builders First Source
Reynolds Market
Clyde Leischner

Thank you for your time,
Jesse Smith
CR&GC Club President

Board of Directors Meeting

2018 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will hold our monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors, on the third Tuesday of each month, from February through December, at 7:00 PM. The location of each meeting can be found below:

2018 Meetings of the Board of Directors
February 20, 2018 – VFW Club 119 N. 6th St.
March 20, 2018 – VFW Club 119 N. 6th St.
April 17, 2018 – Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
May 15, 2018 – Sunday Creek Rifle Range Clubhouse
June 19, 2018 – Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
July 17, 2018 – Sunday Creek Rifle Range Clubhouse
August 21, 2018 – Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
September 18, 2018 – Sunday Creek Rifle Range Clubhouse
October 16, 2018 – Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
November 20, 2018 – to be announced
December 18, 2018 – to be announced
January – Annual Banquet and Club Meeting (see below)
February 19, 2019 – to be announced
March 19, 2019 – to be announced

Annual Membership Banquet (6:00 PM) and Meeting (7:00 PM)
January 19, 2019 – Miles City Town and Country Club

Though only members of Board of Directors can introduce or vote on a motion at the monthly Board meetings, all club members are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings. Any member with concerns or comments will be provided opportunity to speak at these meetings. The Board always seeks the opinion of and direction from club members.

The Annual Club Meeting in January is open to motions from any club members present.

Board Meeting Agenda – February 20, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting
Feb. 20, 2018 7:00 PM
VFW

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Boy Scouts used Spotted Eagle clubhouse Jan. 26th
– Archery targets

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Annual Banquet and Meeting results
– Membership
– Action Pistol
– Cowboy Action

6) Old Business
– Spotted Eagle Remodel
– 1 year emergency fund
– Youth Shooting Instructors (Rifle/shotgun)

7) New Business
– Calab Bollman of FWP requests use of Spotted Eagle archery range for Hunter Safety Field Days Sundays Feb. 25th, and April 29th.
– 2018 Board Meeting Schedule
– Go Daddy migration to C-panel $160/year vs $208/3-year
– Action Pistol Targets

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

2018 Board of Directors

President: Jesse Smith
2018-2020
Vice President: Jerry Austill
2017-2019
Secretary Jeff Faycosh
2018-2019
Treasurer Cheri Reed
2018-2020
Director Shane Adams
2017-2019
Director JD Arneson
2017-2019
Director Jesse Blankenship
2018-2020
Director Daniel DeLong
2017-2019
Director Randy Hart
2018-2020
Director Jim Keith
2018-2020
Director Marty Scheid
2018-2020
Director Chris Schlepp
2017-2019

The Board of Directors meets at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month (Feb. – Dec.) Officers and Directors are elected to the Board at the Annual Meeting and Banquet the third Saturday of January.

Annual Meeting and Banquet Minutes – January 20, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Annual Club Meeting & Banquet Agenda
Jan. 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Banquet starts 6:00 PM
Town and Country Club

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers:
– Called to order 7:26 PM

– Pledge of Allegiance recited

– Attendance taken:
Officers Present: Randy Anderson, Jesse Smith, Cheri Reed
Directors Present: Shane Adams, Todd Burch, Daniel DeLong, Randy Hart, Marty Scheid
Members Present: Approximately 100 members, associate members, and guest

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes
Jesse Smith motioned, “We except the minutes from the 2017 Annual Meeting as posted on website.” The motion was seconded and passed.

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
Cheri Reed reported the club has $30,985.41 in the bank. Rick Abbott motioned to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion was seconded and passed.

4) President Report
– Randy Anderson reported the club has 292 paid 2018 members so far. We ended 2017 with around 430 members. So around three quarters have already renewed and and will continue taking renewals until Feb. 15th.

– Randy Anderson also reported the club is still working on the remodel project of the Spotted Eagle clubhouse. The project ran into problems last year. When we needed running water we found out the well wasn’t working. We ended up having to put in a new pump in the well. Jesse Smith framed most of the bathroom. Randy got bids for a security door for the vault area last week, and we can now get the masonry guys to start on the vault wall.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol: Jesse Blankenship reported they formed a committee to run the Action Pistol shooting and Jesse Smith reported the Action pistol has made a profit of approxomately $1,800 since it was started 5 years ago.

– Cowboy Action: Randy Hart reported he has some paperwork that needs to be renewed to stay registered as a SASS club. Randy Hart reported they are always looking for new shooters as there hasn’t been many lately and he is thinking about doing a rim fire version of a 3-Gun match concurrently with the Cowboy Action matches. Randy Anderson pointed out that there has already been some discussion of the Action Pistol expanding to include a regular 3-Gun match as well.

– Shotgun: Randy Anderson reported that Jerry Austill had been opening the trap range on Wednesday nights just before it was shut down for the winter, but we’ve gone through several volunteers opening and running the trap range last year, who have got burned out when no shooters show up. Randy Anderson reported we need more interest in running trap and shooting trap.

– Archery: Jesse Smith reported that there has been no archery activity in 2017. The club has targets including 3D targets that are being stored by Ken Boschee and can be used for an archery match or league. We just need someone who is interested in putting on a match or league.

6) Old Business
n/a

7) New Business
Randy Anderson introduced a motion by Jesse Smith to amend the club By Laws by replacing Article XI, Section 1, Subsection B, which had been removed by the Board of Directors on 5/24/16, with the following:
“B) Any changes to the by-laws shall:

1) take affect immediately
2) be noted in the by-laws posted on the club’s website, with the date amended
3) be included in the next update of the by-laws”

The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

– Chronic Wasting Disease presentation by Montana Wildlife Federation (moved from Good and Welfare)
John Bradley from MWF gave a presentation on Chronic Wasting disease in Montana. He said it is affects white tail, mule deer, elk, moose. There is no cure, and is fatal to the animal. It has been in states surrounding Montana for 20 years but hasn’t been in Montana. Last year there the first positive test was found in Montana. It kills 25-40% of the animal population. MWF and FWP don’t want large populations of wildlife in small areas like game farms or feed grounds because it spreads the disease faster. No deer urine can be imported from states known to have CWD. MWF is encouraging testing of roadkill deer, and other monitoring efforts in various, particularly affected, areas of Montana. John encouraged people to contact himself or MWF to convey any concerns about how the MWF and FWP are responding to the infection, or with ideas of what else they could do.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Randy Anderson read the nominations that had been made during the banquet and meeting. They were:

Nominations for President, currently held by Randy Anderson were: Jesse Smith
Nominations for Treasurer, currently held by Cheri Reed were: Cheri Reed, Jeff Faycosh
Nominations for Director position currently held by Jim Keith were: Jim Keith
Nominations for Director position currently held by Marty Scheid were: Marty Scheid
Nominations for Director position currently held by Todd Burch were: Jesse Blankenship
Nominations for Director position currently held by Randy Hart were: Randy Hart

– Randy Anderson asked if there were any further nominations for any of the positions to be filled. There were no further nominations and nominations were closed.

– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Jesse Smith as President. He was elected unanimously.
– Jesse Smith motioned “We take nominations and vote to fill his current position as Secretary.” The motion was seconded and passed.
– Randy Anderson asked for nominations for Secretary. Jeff Faycosh was nominated. There were no further nominations made for the position.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Jeff Faycosh as Secretary. He was elected unanimously, then declined the previous nomination for Treasurer.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Cheri Reed as Treasurer. She was elected unanimously.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Jim Keith as Director. He was elected unanimously.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Marty Scheid as Director. He was elected unanimously.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Jesse Blankenship as Director. He was elected unanimously.
– Randy Anderson asked for a vote for electing Randy Hart as Director. He was elected unanimously.

9) Good and Welfare
– MWF Presentation (was held prior to Nominations and Elections)

– Jesse Smith and Randy Anderson announced what raffle and door prizes were donated by which members and Miles City businesses. They expressed the clubs deep gratitude for the support of all who donated, and asked the members to please remember the businesses who support our club and thank them when they are doing their shopping around town.

– Door prizes and raffle winners were drawn and announced. Noteworthy prizes and winners were:
* Door Prize – Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle, won by Thomas Smith
* Playing Card Raffle – Sig Sauer P320 9mm, won by Tim King
* Volunteer Incentive Raffle – Glock 19 9mm, won by Randy Anderson
* Bucket Raffle – Saae .17 HMR package with Scope, won by Bill Bolton
* 50/50 Raffle – $355, won by Todd Burch

10) Adjourn
The motion to adjourn was made, seconded, and passed at 8:29 PM.