Custer Rod and Gun Club
Call to order: 7:10 PM
Attendance: Randy Anderson, Ty Rainy, Jesse Smith, Cheri Reed, Todd Burch, Randy Hart, Larry Hudson, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid
Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes: Jesse Smith motioned “We accept the minutes from the Dec. meeting as they are posted on the website.” The motion was seconded and passed.
Rifle Range – Randy Anderson reported that he talked to Pacific Steel and they have all the steel we need for the VMR/HP 100 yard range for approximately $115.
Trap Range – Cheri Reed reported we still only have one working trap thrower, and one that will only throw doubles. Ken Boschee has been working with Pat-Trap and still hasn’t been able to get it running. Shipping the thrower to be refurbished would cost around $9,000 plus shipping, flaying someone in from Pat-Trap to fix it would cost around $15,000. Cheri suggests we looking into finding grant to buy a new trap thrower. She will research options and report again next month.
Cowboy Action – Randy Hart reported the Cowboy Action is still going on, as long as the weather is warm people are showing up.
Annual Meeting – Cheri Reed reported that after paying for the three guns used as prizes, and paying for the Town and Country Club facilities and food, and subtracting the money raised selling raffle tickets at the banquet, the total cost to the club was approximately $110.
Jesse Smith reported that everyone was so happy with the venue, that he went ahead and pre-booked the Town and Country club again for next year’s Annual Meeting and Banquet.
Sales of new club memberships – No motion made to change our sales procedure for new club memberships. All new club membership sales will remain online only. Randy Anderson, will look into the viability of leaving membership applications and temporary access codes at Red Rock. He will present options at the next meeting.
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse Renovations – Nothing has been done yet, but we need volunteers to get going the on restoration work soon.
Turning delinquent membership accounts from 2012 and 2013 in to collections – Jim Kieth motion “We vote if we’re going to collections or not.” The motion was seconded and passed. The Board voted to NOT send delinquent accounts to collections. Instead, Randy Anderson will email a list of past due members who have not returned their access card, to all the Board members, who will then attempt to collect cards or late fees from those members as we see them in the community.
Jim Kieth motioned, “We start the annual meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.” The motion was seconded, and passed.
Randy Anderson motioned, “We amend Article I, Section 1, Sub-Section A, of the club By-Laws to read ‘Any person may become a member upon completion of a membership card and paid dues, provided they are a legal citizen of the United States of America. In the event they are not a legal citizen they may petition the Board of Directors for an exception.'” The motion was seconded and will be voted on at the next meeting of the Board of Directors.
Jesse Smith suggested setting up a survey on Survey Monkey, for the club membership to answer in order to provide feedback and to the directors on what the members are please with, dislike, and what they would like to see in the future. The Board will work by email to compose a list of questions to be approved at the next Board meeting.
Montana Law Enforcement Association (MLEA) wants to use the the range July 12, and 13th. Randy Anderson will work with them to bring more details to the Board before any motion is made.
Peasants Forever wants to borrow the clubs tables for their Banquet on March 19th. Todd Burch motioned, “We loan our tables to Pheasants Forever for their banquet” The motion was seconded and passed.
Nominations and Election of Officers:
Randy Anderson reported that William Williams has resigned from the board. Cheri Reed motioned, “We table nominating a replacement for William Williams until next months meeting.”
Good and Welfare:
Cheri Reed motioned, “We adjourn.” The motion was seconded and passed at 9:53 PM