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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

Board Meeting Minutes April 17, 2018

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

1) Call to order and Roll call of Officers and Directors present: Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Daniel DeLong, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid and Chris Schlepp.

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes moved by Jesse Blankenship to accept and 2nd by Marty Scheid, passed

3) Reading of Current Financial Report-No report Cheri Reed absent
– Bank Balance
– New savings account and Emergency Fund deposit

4) President Report
– Rifle instructors certification- No NRA Counslers are interested in providing training locally
– Website and membership applications- Site security needs updated. Marty moved for SSL and second by Chris, passed
– MWF Horse Creek Easement Letter-the membership approved signing on the letter. Jesse was informed it too late to add our signature to the letter.
– Spotted Eagle Remodel-Glader needs to install and outlet for the AC, Needs drywall tape and mudded and plumbed for water and stool. Jim Keith and Jesse will work on plumbing, Thursday 4/19. Chris, Marty and Jeff will work on the tape and mudding on 4/22.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol-Talk of getting trauma kits for range use, Jim Keith will research. Marty got the walls transported from Billings. Discussion about purchasing tablets for scoring at range days, can be used for all shooting sports. Motion to purchase 3 tablets with protection covers plus supplies for safe shoot area $500, made by Jim and 2nd by Chris, passed. Motion to pay for fuel for Marty’s trip to Billings for the walls. $109 made by Jim, 2nd by JD, passed.
– Cowboy Action-SSA has been approved
– Shotgun-Jesse will help Jeff on Tuesday Ladies Trap shoot on the 24th. Lots of people interested in attending.
– Archery-Jeff will check on locations, permits for several areas to have a 3D shoot.
– Audit-nothing yet to report on the financial Audit and physical inventory.

6) Old Business-Randy Anderson reports 398 members and the electronic cards are running low. Marty made a motion to purchase 100 new cards for $310, second by Shane 2nd, passed.

7) New Business
– Reschedule Rimfire Shoot for April 28th, Jeff presented bill for targets plus shipping $35.55, Motion to change date and pay bill, by Jesse B and 2nd by JD, passed
– Rifle range work day-set for April 29th at 0900 lots of work to be done posting of range closure, motion for Jesse to purchase food and drink for volunteers $100 made by Jim, 2nd by Daniel, passed.
– 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.- Marty makes the motion, Chris 2nd, passed for FWP use of the trap range. Jeff will be there to open and run.
– Long Range Shooting Workshop Sat. June 9th- JD will set up and run at Calypso in Prairie County, $5 members, $10 nonmembers, JD made motion, Jim 2nd, passed.
– Club Key log-discussion about getting all keys logged in/out up to date.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors-Jesse B made a motion for a second signer on the accounts in the absence of the Treasure and that the Vice President should be the other signer, Shane 2nd, passed. Discussion on by-laws and notice to membership of the change of duties.

9) Good and Welfare
– Volunteer Incentive Raffle nominations

10) Adjourn at 2037

March 20, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

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 at 1905
Attendance: Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Cheri Reed, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Daniel DeLong, Randy Hart, Jim Keith and Marty Scheid.

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes. Minutes were moved to be accepted by Jim Keith second by Dan Delong, passed

3) Reading of Current Financial Report, Cheri Reed reported $38,196 in Cash/bank. Cheri and Randy Anderson located two CDs at US Bank and 2 at Stockmans Bank, CD’s valued at $2,300 each. Cheri reported that the metal targets were paid. Motion to accept Financial Report by JD Arneson, second by Jim Keith, passed

4) President Report
– Youth Rifle Instructors-Still looking for NRA instructor to train 3 select members for NRA RSO/Instructors
– Spotted Eagle Project-Chris and Marty cleaned up trap house along with Jesse Smith. Marty completed sheetrock install. Cornerstone finishing construction this date. Bathroom floor needs leveler and smoothed to facilitate cleaning. The water heater was too big, smaller one being obtained, needs installed, Glader Electric is updating electrical service. JD Arneson will clean and go through the donated air conditioner before installed. Volunteer work date will be scheduled, Jesse Smith will advise of a date. Update on GoDaddy is actually $398 for 5 years so it was more inexpensive that believed.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Long Range shoot-JD Arneson and Randy Anderson are hoping to set a shoot around the end of June first part of July, pending BLM or private range availability.
– Action Pistol-Jesse Blankenship said the metal targets are received, we got free shipping along with a free $70 target. Testing on new targets will take place with cooperation of Action Pistol group. The company requests a video of targets being used in pistol shoots to be put on their Website. Action pistol meeting thursday at Marty’s house was posted on Action Pistol group. Proposed increase in price for Action Pistol shoot to $5 member $10 nonmember. Moved by Jesse Blankenship, 2nd Daniel Delong Passed. Motion was made to use club 870 shotguns for 2 gun shoot. Moved by Jesse Blankenship, 2nd by Jim Keith passed. Discussion continued on Safe Area construction will be put on agenda for next meeting.
– Cowboy Action-Randy Hart requested $50 for SASS membership, Cheri wrote check. Randy made a proposal for 3 gun Cowboy action shoot at a date to be determined. Also Randy proposed an introduction to Cowboy Action shooting
– Shotgun-Nothing
-Archery- Ken Boschee advised he has the club targets stored in the club trailer. 40-50 targets. Ken said a 3D shoot can be held at his place, suggestions for Woodruff Park and backside of Sunday Creek range. Still in discussion stage.

6) Old Business
– .22 Silhouette shoot Sat. May 12- Approval for the Rimfire Turkey shoot from 0900-1400 Jeff Faycosh made motion, second by Jim Keith, passed..bullseye targets to be ordered for shoot. Jeff Faycosh will coordinate.
– Emergency Fund deposit-Approximately $6,000 per year in operations costs (insurance, utilities, garbage, banquet costs). 1/3 will be deposited annually to buidl up emergency fund. Motion made to deposit $2,000 annually into new savings account. When the CD’s mature this fall move them into savings account since they were hard to locate since they were purchased long ago. Jesse Smith made motion, 2nd Jim Keith, passed
– FNRA Donation Request-request by Shane Adams to underwrite prizes for Friends of NRA. After discussion Jeff Faycosh motioned for $200 to underwrite prize, 2nd by Jim Keith, passed.

7) New Business
– Lady’s Trap shoot-Every Tuesday evening 1830 starting April 10th, with the exception of 3rd Tuesdays each month. Jeff Faycosh will coordinate. No coaching unless shooter bring their own. Members $3, non members $4. Jeff Faycosh made motion, 2nd by Jesse Blankenship, passed
– Financial Audit-Motion to conduct financial audit and physical inventory of all club property as best practice annually. Committee members Cheri Reed, Randy Anderson and Jim Keith to be completed by July 1st. Motion by Jeff Faycosh, 2nd by Jesse Smith, Passed.
– SASS Membership-$50 check requested by Randy Hart and provided by Cheri Reed.

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. Todd presented a letter of support for Horse Creek Ranch for public access in Wibaux County requesting support from CCRGC. Motion was made to send out inquiring for support to all members via email by Jesse Blankenship, 2nd by Jim Keith. Email deadline for response March 28th. Passed awaiting input from membership before letter is supported.

10) Adjourn 2033 hours

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

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.

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.

Annual Club Meeting & Banquet Agenda – Jan. 20, 2018

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

Banquet starts 6:00 PM
-Nominations for Officers and Directors will open

Meeting starts 7:00 PM

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers
– Pledge of Allegiance

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report

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

6) Old Business

7) New Business
Motion to amend club By-Laws

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Chronic Wasting Disease presentation by Montana Wildlife Federation (moved from Good and Welfare)
– Nominations for Officers and Directors will close
– Election of Officers and Directors

9) Good and Welfare
– MWF Presentation (will be presented before election)
– Door Prize and Raffle drawings (in any order)
* Door Prizes
* Volunteer Incentive Raffle
* 50/50 Raffle
* Playing Card Raffle – Sig P320
* Buckets Raffle

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – December 19, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
December 18, 2017 7:00 PM
VFW

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers: 7:04 PM
Attendance: Randy Anderson, Cheri Reed, Jerry Austill, Jesse Smith, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Todd Burch, Daniel DeLong, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid

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
– Cheri Reed reported we have $29,170.90 in the bank and will have $30,610.90 after she deposits membership dues that have been turned in to Randy Anderson. Jim Keith motioned, “To accept the Treasurers report.” The motion was seconded and passed.

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle
Randy Anderson reported that he is still waiting on a quote for a high security door and the masonry guys are waiting on door guy before they can start. He said he should have a quote tomorrow and can get the door ordered so the masonry guys can get started.

– Memberships
Randy Anderson also reported that we have already sold 155 memberships for 2018.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
Marty Sheid and Jesse Blankenship reported the committee had a meeting and are thinking they want to use Practice Score, an online scoring system that uses cell phone and tablets to automatically post match scores. They also may need to purchase consumables before the next season starts, and would like to purchase more steel for targets. They will get some quotes before the next meeting. Jesse Smith reported he still had a lot of targets, pasters, 1x2s, paint, and the timers stored for winter in his shop. Jesse Blankenship reported they would like to make an announcement at the annual meeting about having an Action Pistol meeting in Feb.

– Cowboy Action
n/a

– Shotgun
n/a

6) Old Business
– Annual Meeting and Banquet plans
Cheri Reed reported she has paid Red Rock for the guns to be given away at the raffle.
Randy Anderson reported he called Town and Country and our reservations are confirmed for Jan. 20th.
Daniel Delong requested changing the weekend next year so it wouldn’t conflict with other events. The Board discussed it but decided there are competing events every weekend and it would require changing the club’s By Laws.

7) New Business
n/a

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
n/a

9) Good and Welfare
– John Bradley from Montana Wildlife Federation (MWF), addressed the club to talk about chronic wasting disease in Montana. He said what is being done to control the disease right now involves issuing extra hunting permits to get larger sampling size, testing road kill, trying to stop the feeding of Elk which encourages them to gather in large groups and spread disease. John said the MWF and FWP would like feedback if anyone has sugestions or complaints on how to combat the disease’s spread in Montana.

10) Adjourn Cheri motioned, seconded, pased 7:36.

Board Meeting Agenda – December 19, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
December 18, 2017 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
– Spotted Eagle

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

6) Old Business
– Annual Meeting and Banquet plans

7) New Business

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun
Board Meeting Minutes
11/21/17
VFW

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers: Called to order 7:08 PM
Present: Randy Anderson, Jesse Smith, Cheri Reed, JD Arneson, Todd Burch, Daniel DeLong, Randy Hart, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid, Chris Schlepp

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes
– Randy Anderson motioned “We accept the minutes from the October meeting as posted on the website.” The motion was seconded and passed.

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Cheri Reed reported there is $29,766.93 in the checking account. Jesse Smith reported there is approx. $1,500 in the PayPal account. Jim motioned “We accept the financial report.” The motion was seconded and passed.

4) President Report
– Randy Anderson reported we have all the printing for the annual letter back from the Star and are ready to stuff letters and mail them.
– Randy Anderson reported that he contacted Miles City Town and Country Club and confirmed our reservations for the annual meeting on Jan. 20th.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Shotgun: Jerry Austil was not present.
– Cowboy Action: Randy Hart reported there has been no activity since the last meeting.

6) Old Business
– Randy Anderson reported Jesse Smith framed the bathroom area at Spotted Eagle. Randy spoke to Builders First about getting a steel door for the storage area, but is still looking. There was discussion about the next step of the project and it was decided that Randy would contact the electricians and masonry contractors to get started on the storage room.

7) New Business
– Randy Anderson motioned “The club purchase two rounds of drinks for the volunteers stuffing, labeling, stamping envelopes for the 600 copies of the annual letter.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Randy Anderson inquired about the possibility of capping the club membership in order make management of memberships easier throughout the year. The Board discussed the idea but declined to make any motion.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Inquires were made as to which Board members would accept a nomination for reelection.

9) Good and Welfare
n/a

10) Adjourn
Randy Anderson motioned “We adjour.” The motion was seconded and passed at 8:16 PM.

Board Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
October 17, 2017
Rifle Range

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers 7:03
Attendance: Randy Anderson, Jerry Austill, Jesse Smith, JD Arneson, Todd Burch, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid

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

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
Randy Anderson read a report submitted by Treasurer Cheri Reed, which stated the club has $29,429.58 in the bank. Also, Jerry Austil turned in $162 from last two weeks of trap shooting.

4) President Report:
Randy Anderson reported he contacted Keith Hall about running a turkey shoot in May. Keith did not want to run the shoot, but suggested it be held in June or July, due to the number of activities scheduled for May, and spotty weather.
– Jerry Austil motioned we strike Spring Turkey Shoot until further notice. Seconded, passed.

– Randy also discussed the possibility of holding some sort of long range match, perhaps in the Terry BLM area.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
Jesse Smith turned in $381 in entry fees from the last two weeks of the regular season of Action Pistol, and the Jackpot shoot that Marty Scheid ran in September. Jesse reported that since he started Action Pistol five years ago, they have collected $5,121 in shooter fees, and spent $3,365.42 in expenses, leaving a net profit of $1,755.58. He also reported that he is stepping down from running the Action Pistol, and recommends it be taken over by a committee rather than just one person. He reported that Jess Blankenship would like to be on that committee, as well as Marty Scheid, and he recommends they team up to head the committee. Jesse also reported that he thought Mark Soderquist was willing to help out on the committee as well, but he wasn’t certain of it. Randy Anderson assigned Jess Blankenship, and Marty Scheid to head the new Action Pistol committee, with Mark Soderquist as a member, if he so chooses.

– Cowboy Action
n/a

– Shotgun
Jerry Austill reported he opened for trap shooting the last two weeks and would continue until they don’t have enough light. He reported there have been some 4H kids and adults attending the shoots.

6) Old Business
– Guns for Annual Banquet
Jesse Smith passed around a list prepared by Shane Adams, of suggested guns and prices, for the Annual Banquet raffle items. The Board chose to purchase a Glock 19, Sig 320, 6.5 Credmore rifle, and Savage .17 rifle. Marty Scheid motioned “We that rather than ask Red Rock for to work with us on the price, we instead increase our approved budged to $1856 to cover chosen guns and ask Red Rock if they will donate some extra prizes for the banquet.” The motion was seconded and approved.

– Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
After discussion about options for the clubhouse remodel, it was decided to go with a block wall, steel door, and a safe and shelves in the vault area. Jesse Smith agreed to make a floor plan drawing for the bathroom so it can be framed. Randy Anderson will contact Higgins drilling to find out how to winterize the new pressure tank and water lines.

7) New Business
– Safe area at pistol bays
Shane Adams submitted a suggestion by email to build a ‘safe area/room’ at the pistol bays, where competitors in pistol sports can handle their unholstered and/or loaded firearm rather than doing it at their cars behind the firing lines. He suggested building the safe area out of railroad ties. The Board discussed the idea and considered using car tires instead as we can get them for free. The Board will revisit the issue when plans for the 2018 rifle range work day are discussed.

– Miles City Firefighters Toy Dance request for donated memberships
Jesse Smith reported the club received a request to donate one or two club memberships to the Miles City Firefighter’s Toy Dance in December. Jim Keith motioned, “We donate a membership.” The motion was seconded, and passed.

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
n/a

9) Good and Welfare
n/a

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Agenda – October 17, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
October 17, 2017
Rifle Range

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 Scout plaque

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

6) Old Business
– Guns for Annual Banquet
– Spotted Eagle Clubhouse

7) New Business
– Safe area at pistol bays
– Miles City Firefighters Toy Dance request for donated memberships

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – September 19, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Minutes
September 19, 2017
Spotted Eagle

Call to order: 8:00PM
Present: Randy Anderson, Randy Hart, Marty Scheid, Jim Keith,JD Arneson, Shame Adams, Todd Burch, Jerry Austill.
Absent: Jesse Smith, Cheri Reed, Daniel DeLong, Chris Schlepp
Guests present were: Scott Rehbein (Vo Ag instructor FFA) and Mike Wade (Boy Scouts).

Minutes:

– Motion was made and passed to accept previous minutes as posted on wedsite.

Financial report:
– Randy Anderson read a report from Cheri Reed stating the club has $29,449.58 in account with some checks still to deposit. Report accepted.

Presidents report:
– Cornerstone has seen the facilities and will be sending bid any time now.

Committee Reports:
– Action pistol:
Randy Anderson read a report from Jesse Smith that stated the Action Pistol Jackpot shoot was rained out and postponed until Saturday Sep. 23. The Action Pistol has collected $144 since last month’s meeting, but will not be turned in until next month’s meeting, so they can use it for change at the Annul Jackpot shoot. And don’t forget about Jackpot Sat, registration starts at 8:30.

– Cowboy Action:
Nothing to report

– Shotgun:
Range coordinator has cancelled openings. Jerry Austill has volunteered to take over but wants some instruction on operation. Jim Keith will get the keys from the former coordinator.

Old Business:
– Randy Anderson will contact Keith Hall about a Spring Turkey Shoot. Anyone can start on remodel of Trap building at any time, we don’t need to wait on floor anymore and estimates are coming on block wall. We also need to consider winterization of all facilities pretty soon.

New Business:
– Shane Adams will review choices for firearm prizes for banquet. Motion was made by Marty to purchase two rifles (1 door prize and 1 raffle) and two pistols (1 raffle and 1 for incentive). Also boost budget for guns from $1200 to $1600, Todd second and vote was unanimous.

Good and Welfare:
– Mike Wade with the local Boy Scout troop presented a plaque of appreciation from the Short Grass District to Custer Rod and Gun Club for its support and donations.

No further business, motion to adjourn passed at 7:26

Meeting of the Board of Directors – September 19, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting
September 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse

Call to Order and Attendance:

Reading of Minutes from Previous Meeting:

Reading of Current Financial Report:

President’s Report:
– Block for Vault at Spotted Eagle
– Other?

Report of Standing Committees:
– Action Pistol
– Cowboy Action
– Shotgun

Old Business:
– Spring Turkey Shoot, tabled from last month
– Spotted Eagle Remodel

New Business:

Nomination of Officers:

Good and Welfare:
– Boy Scout’s presentation

Adjourn:

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – August 15, 2017

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2017
Spotted Eagle

Call to Order and attendance: Meeting called to order at 7:06 pm
– Attendance:Randy Anderson, Jerry Austill, Jesse Smith, Shane Adams, Todd Burch, Daniel DeLong, Jim Keith, Marty Scheid, Chris Schlepp
– Absent: Cheri Reed, Randy Hart

Reading of previous meeting minutes:
– Jesse Smith motioned “We accept last month’s minutes as posted.” The motion was seconded and passed.

Financial report: Randy Anderson read a report that Cheri Anderson sent him stating the club has $29,782.10 in the bank account.

Presidents Report:
– Randy Anderson reported Randy Hart patched the floor in the Spotted Eagle clubhouse, and Pheasants Forever wants to use the Spotted Eagle range and possibly the clubhouse for their annual youth Pheasant hunting education program.

Committee Reports:
– Action Pistol: Jesse Smith turned in $110 and reported that since the beginning of the Action Pistol Shoots, they have made a profit of $1,408.56 after all expenses.
– Cowboy Action: N/A no one present to report
– Shotgun: Jesse reported that Wes Foster’s offered to open for trap/skeet a few times per month. Wes will supply list of dates and times he is available to open, and if anyone contacts him stating they intend to shoot on any of those dates, he will open. If no one contacts him, he will not open.

Old Business:
– Spring Turkey Shoot: Randy Anderson motioned “We table the topic to next month’s meeting, but he will talk to Keith Hall to see it he would be interested in running the event.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Spotted Eagle remodel project: After discussion, it was decided that we can start framing the bathroom, and Randy Anderson will look into the clay block offered to the club for building the vault.

– Jim Keith reported he repaired the roof on the skeet range high house. Jim spent about 9 hours working on it, spent about $100, and has receipts to turn in when the Treasurer is present.

New Business:
– Daniel DeLong motioned “We accept Wes Foster’s offer to open for trap and skeet shooting, and email the plan and dates to the club members as well as post it on the website.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Jesse Smith motioned, “We allow Pheasants Forever to use a trap house and the clubhouse at Spotted Eagle Aug 19, Sep 9, & Sep 16th for their youth pheasants hunting instruction. And will pay the club’s standard rate for non-profits of $20 per case of clays uses. The motion was seconded and passed

– Jesse Smith reported that Scott Rehbein contacted him wanting to hold a monthly 4H/FFA trap shoot. Jesse reported that he instructed Scott to put together a detailed plan and either attend tonight’s meeting to request it’s approval, or submit it to Jesse to present at the meeting on Scott’s behalf. Jesse reported that Scott had not done either option, and Jesse had been unable to contact Scott before the meeting.

– Jesse Smith reported he didn’t see any suitable target backer boards in the shed at the Sunday Creek range, but he had found the shed left open with 1/4” sheet goods half in and half out of the shed. He didn’t know if they were steeling them or donating them, but someone apparently changed their mind halfway through and left the shed open.

Election and Nomination of Officers:
N/A

Good and Welfare:
N/A

Adjourn:
Daniel DeLong motioned, “We adjourn the meeting.” The motion seconded and passed at 7:35 PM.