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