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Meeting of the Board of Directors Agenda – February 19, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
February 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Annual Banquet
– Membership

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

6) Old Business
– Spotted Eagle Keys

7) New Business
– VFW Flag Project
– 2019 Board Meeting Locations
– $3,000 steel target budget for Action Pistol
– Rifle Range Work Day (range improvements, weed control)
– Spotted Eagle Workday
– Annual filings
– Upcoming shoots (coyotes, 1st responders, etc)
– FWP Range Day
– FNRA Committee

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet Agenda – January 19, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting Agenda
January 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Town and Country Club

6:00 PM
Potluck Club Banquet
Raffle ticket sales begin
Nominations for Board of Director positions opens

7:00 PM
1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

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

6) Old Business

7) New Business
– Reduction of Spotted Eagle remodel project

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Reading of Nominations
– Drawing of first raffle items
– 10 min break to accept more nominations and last call for raffle tickets
– Nominations close for Board of Directors positions
– Election of:
Vice President – 2 year term, currently held by Jerry Austil
Secretary – 2 year term, currently held by Jeff Faycosh
Treasurer – 1 year term, currently held by Marty Scheid
2 year Director position – currently held by Shane Adams
2 year Director position – currently held by JD Arneson
2 year Director position – currently held by Daniel DeLong
2 year Director position – currently held by Chris Schlepp
1 year Director position – currently held by Lee Wankel

9) Good and Welfare
– Drawing for all remaining raffle items and door prizes

10) Adjourn

2019 Memberships Due

All 2018 club memberships expire Dec. 31, 2018. However, you may renew your membership for 2019 anytime between Dec. 1, 2018 and Feb. 15, 2019. The cost for a 2019 membership is $40. Even if you have not renewed for a few years, and even if you were previously told you owe a late fee, you are welcome to renew your membership during the Dec. 1 – Feb. 15 renewal period for only $40.

ALSO, there is a one time special this year only: If you did not turn in your HID Key card when your membership expired, and have lost it since, you can replace the card for only $5 (plus regular $40 renewal) when you renew before Feb. 15 2019, instead of the normal $25 lost card fee. This is a ONE TIME OFFER THAT WILL NOT BE REPEATED, in order to clean up some of the confusion from the first couple years after we transitioned to the HID key card system. After Feb. 15, 2019 a lost key card, or a key card that was not returned when your membership expired, will continue to incur a $25 fee, and no new membership/key card will be issued until the unreturned key card has been paid for. NOTE: If you still have a key card, it will be renewed or reactivated for no additional fee when you renew before Feb. 15 2019.

As of today (11/6/2018) CR&GC has 429 members. Managing this volume of members and maintaining the range facilities has been a time consuming and costly task on part of the volunteers handling it. Please help them as much as you can by submitting your renewals on time and helping out at the range. Remember, this club is maintained by its members, it is not the responsibility of the board members to maintain it and we do not have a range custodian. Please remind people of this if they complain about our range, it’s their responsibility too. And THANK YOU everyone who does help out!

Please do not go to Red Rock for any club membership issues as they no longer sell our memberships or renewals. To renew your membership you can simply mail a check of $40.00 to the address below or renew online via credit card or PayPal at the clubs website www.custerrodandgun.com You may also renew your membership at the 2019 Annual Banquet and Meeting Jan. 19th. If you chose to mail your renewal in, please provide your clearly printed current mailing address, phone number and email. If you do not wish to renew your membership please mail the HID card to the address below before February 15th, 2019. If you have any questions regarding membership please email us at email@custerrodandgun.com

2019 Annual Meeting and Banquet

The Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding our annual Membership Meeting and Banquet at 6:00 pm on Saturday January 19th, 2019 at the Town and Country Club (S. 4th St. and Eagle Ave) in Miles City. The banquet starts at 6:00 PM followed by the Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM.

In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide roast beef, potatoes, and dinner rolls. Attendees A thru M are asked to bring a salad or dessert, and N thru Z a main or side dish. There will be door prizes and raffle items including a Sig Sauer P365 9mm, a Ruger PC Carbine in 9mm, a Ruger 10/22 in 22LR, a Ruger American rifle in .270 WIN, a Rugar SR90 in 9mm, a S&W M&P Shield in 45 ACP, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! All present with a 2019 paid membership will be entered in the door prize raffle, just for attending. Eligible members must be present to win. Membership renewals will be sold at the door, but if you renew online before the meeting please bring your membership card with you, as the attached stub is your entry for the door prize raffle, and the membership card is required to vote.

More prizes are accumulating as we speak. Please keep in mind that the meeting space, servers, and food provided by the club is paid for by the raffles held during the banquet. If you have any items you would be willing to donate to the raffles, please contact Jesse Smith at 853-2556 or email@custerrodandgun.com to arrange for them to be included in the raffles, and picked up before the meeting if necessary.

Also consider nominees for board positions that will be expiring and filled during the meeting. Please consider serving your club by serving on the Board of Directors. This year we will be electing three Officers and five Directors. The Officer positions that are expiring are currently held by Jerry Austill (Vice-President), Jeff Faycosh (Secretary), and Marty Scheid (Treasurer). The Director position are currently held by Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Daniel DeLong, Chris Schlepp, and Lee Wankel. All positions are two year terms except Treasurer and the Director position held by Lee Wankel, which will both be one year terms. If you would be interested in serving on the Board but won’t be able to make the meeting, please contact Jesse Smith at the number/email above to have your nomination entered, or to suggest someone else who may be interested in accepting a nomination.

Board Meeting Agenda – December 18, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
December 18, 2018 700 PM
Spotted Eagle

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
– Stockman CD

4) President Report
– Membership
– Spotted Eagle Remodel

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees

6) Old Business
– Annual Banquet & Meeting

7) New Business
– Winter Coyote Shoot
– First Responder’s 3 Gun Shoot

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Agenda – October 16, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
October 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Trash
– Winterization
– Spotted Eagle Remodel
– Pheasants Forever tickets
– Membership Committee
– Keys

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

6) Old Business
– Guns & Prizes for Annual Meeting
– CDs, Savings account, emergency fund

7) New Business
– Annual Meeting, renewals, letter
– Winter meeting locations

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– List of Board Members with expiring terms and inquiry of who will accept a nomination for another term

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes – September 18, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Rifle/Pistol Range Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers:
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM
Present: Jesse Smith, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Daniel DeLong, Randy Hart, Jim Keith, Lee Wankel

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes
Lee Wankel motioned, “We accept the minutes from the August Board meeting as they were posted on the website.” The motion was seconded and passed.

3) Reading of Current Financial Report
Marty Scheid reported as of Aug. 31 checking account has 27,939.80, he has an additional $465 from Action Pistol, $100 donation from Gary Owen Construction, and $100 from EDC. We have some bills due, plus a fee for a membership check that bounced. After all is reconciled, we should have $29,251 not counting the balances in the CDs.
Jim Keith motioned “to accept the Treasurer’s report.” The motion was seconded and passed.

4) President Report
– Transition of Treasurer position
Jesse Smith reported that Cheri Reed gave him a box containing her club files, keys to the clubhouses and padlocks, key to the PO box, etc. He has contacted US Bank and Stockman Bank to find out what documentation they require to replace the old account signers with the current club Treasurer and Vice-President. He reported that one of the CDs is still in the name of a deceased club Treasurer, and ex-Club President from several terms ago. We will need signatures from the ex-President to transfer that account, but should be able to open a new checking account and transfer the other CD this week.

– Trash
Jesse Smith reported he has contacted the trash service to empty the dumpster at the rifle/pistol range, but they will not do it until Sept. 25th.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
Marty Scheid reported we collected $465 since the last meeting. Averaging about 18 shooters a week. Might have a Sat. shoot once in a while during the winter depending on weather.

– Audit
Jesse Smith reported he has inventoried the club’s firearms and they match the inventory that he received from Cheri Reed. He reported the ammunition still needs to be inventoried, as well as reconciling the checking account statements with the reported income.

– Cowboy Action
Randy Hart reported he had 3 shooters this month and turned in $10.

– Membership
Randy Anderson reported we have 422 members.

– Shotgun
Jeff Faycosh was not present, but Jesse Smith reported that Jeff has canceled the Ladies trap workshop, and there will be no ladies night shooting for the next two weeks.

6) Old Business
– Vote on motion to amend Bylaws, to replace Article X, Section 1, with the following text:
“Article X
Section 1—Miscellaneous
A) This By-laws is an ongoing document to be up dated every three years (2015,2018,2021, etc.)
1) Any amendments adopted prior to the update shall have removed from the updated by laws

A) any notes regarding the date of adoption
B) any text replaced or deleted as a result of the amendments adoption

2) The updated By Laws shall be signed by two-thirds of the Board of Directors and kept in the Club Secretary’s files or other location deemed to be a safe place, as well as posted on the club’s website.”

The motion passed unanimously.

7) New Business
– EDC Concealed Carry Shoot
Jim Keith motioned “We allow EDC, LLC. to use the clubhouse and one pistol bay on Sept. 22nd for a handgun class.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– New Checking Account and signers
Jesse Blankenship motioned “The club open a new checking account at US Bank. Custer Rod and Gun Club should be listed as the account owner, with Club Treasurer Marty Scheid, and Vice-President Jerry Austill listed as signers on the account. Both Marty and Jerry shall have the individual authority to manage the account including signing checks, making deposits, etc. Once the account is opened, former Club Treasurer Cheri Reed is instructed to transfer all funds in the previous checking account managed under her control at US Bank, to the new account.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– US Bank CD
Lee Wanke motioned “We update the Club’s CD account at US Bank to list Marty Scheid and Jerry Austill each as an authorized signer, and remove all former signers from the account.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Stockman Bank CD
Shane Adams motioned “We update the Club’s CD account at Stockman Bank to list Marty Scheid and Jerry Austill each as an authorized signer, and remove all former signers from the account.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– Safe Deposit Box
Marty Scheid motioned “Marty Scheid be authorized to rent a safe deposit box in the name of Custer Rod and Gun Club, at the bank of his choosing. Marty shall coordinate with Jesse Smith to insure all crucial club documents, deeds, etc. are stored in the safe deposit box. The Club President shall hold the key.” The motion was seconded and passed.

– PO box
Randy Hart motioned “Cheri Reed’s name be removed from the Club’s PO Box (PO Box 303 Miles City, MT. 59301) and replaced by Marty Scheid. Also, the PO box shall be re-keyed and two keys obtained. Marty shall keep one key and Club President Jesse Smith shall keep the other key.” The motion was seconded and passed

– 2019 Annual Meeting guns, prizes, budget
By consensus, the Board agreed on a Budget of $2300 for guns, and $200 for raffle prizes for the Annual Meeting and Banquet. Shande Adams will inquire about available guns from Red Rock Sporting Goods, Marty Scheid will inquire about guns at Murdochs Ranch and Home. The Board will pick guns at October meeting.

– Pheasants Forever 10/13 Banquet tickets
Pheasants Forever donated two tickets to their banquet on Oct. 13th. Jim Keith motioned “We use a random number generator and select a member to receive the two banquet tickets.” The motion was seconded and passed.

-Spotted Eagle
Marty Scheid motioned “We hold a work day at Spotted Eagle on Sep. 30th to finish painting the walls and floor.” The motion was seconded and passed.

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

9) Good and Welfare
Randy Anderson reported he thinks, the Board needs to take another look at the Spotted Eagle clubhouses project and give more focus to completing the projects planned, including the outdoor patio area.

10) Adjourn
Lee Wankle motioned “To adjourn the meeting.” the motion was seconded and passed at 8:24 PM.

6th Annual Action Pistol Jackpot Shoot

6th Annual Action Pistol Jackpot Match…
This year will be a little different from previous Jackpot matches. This year we will shoot the following 6 stages like any other regular Action Pistol match, and entry fees will be the same as any other regular Action Pistol match, $5 for members $10 for non-members. Then, as always, we will serve a FREE lunch to to all shooters and guests, while supplies last. Following lunch we will have ‘jackpot’ games. Jackpot games are optional. Each game will will have its own entry fee and will pay out 75% of entry fees to the winners.

Also, this year we have MANY donated prizes from Red Rock Sporting Goods, Western Powders, and Murdoch’ Ranch and Home Supply.

Don’t miss out! This will be a day of FUN and PRIZES!

Stage # 1 Warm Up
Stage # 2 Moving Reloads
Stage # 3 Paper Reload Steel Paper
Stage # 4 Get em All
Stage # 5 Run For It
Stage # 6 Pick A Side

Please, Pre-Register for the match.

Board Meeting Agenda – September 18, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
September 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Rifle/Pistol Range Clubhouse

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Transition of Treasurer position

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

6) Old Business
– Vote on motion to amend Bylaws, to replace Article X, Section 1, with the following text:
“Article X
Section 1—Miscellaneous
A) This By-laws is an ongoing document to be up dated every three years (2015,2018,2021, etc.)
1) Any amendments adopted prior to the update shall have removed from the updated by laws

A) any notes regarding the date of adoption
B) any text replaced or deleted as a result of the amendments adoption

2) The updated By Laws shall be signed by two-thirds of the Board of Directors and kept in the Club Secretary’s files or other location deemed to be a safe place, as well as posted on the club’s website.”

7) New Business
– EDC Concealed Carry Shoot
– New Checking Account and signers
– US Bank CD
– Stockman Bank CD
– Safe Deposit Box
– PO box
– 2019 Annual Meeting guns, prizes, budget
– Pheasants Forever 10/13 Banquet tickets

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

CCW/Defensive Handgun Class Sep. 22, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday Sept. 22th in Miles City. 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 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)
  • 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

Action Pistol BUG Match Stages – September 6, 2018

This week will be a Backup Gun (BUG) Match. All divisions except the Open division, will be limited to guns that fit in the IDPA BUG gun box. BUG guns must not have more than 5 rounds in a magazine, but can start with one in the chamber. Any guns that do not fit in the IDPA BUG gun box, will still be required to download to 5+1, but be registered in the OPEN division only.

Here are the scenarios we’ll be shooting…
Stage # 1 Pyramid
Stage # 2 Scary Walk
Stage # 3 Window to the World
Stage # 4 Steel Challenge stage. (5 rounds min.) To keep things going a little faster we will only shoot 1 string of Steel Challenge, 5 targets only.

Please, Pre-Register for the match.

Board Meeting Agenda – August 20, 2018

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board Meeting Agenda
August 20, 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
– Financial Report
– New savings account and deposit of $2,000 for Emergency Funds-not yet completed
– Status of adding VP as secondary signer on financial accounts

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle Remodel
– SSL Certificate
– Rifle Range Wi-Fi
– Game Cam

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol
– Archery
– Audit
– Cowboy Action
– Membership
– Tarmat from airport
– Trap
– Trama Kits
– Centerfire Turkey shoot

6) Old Business

7) New Business
– Annual Meeting
– Membership Letter
– Updating By Laws

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn