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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 17, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm April 17, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Devan McGranahan, Robert Boager, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Robert Boager.

Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2024, Board of Directors Meeting. Matt made a motion to accept minutes as written, Travis 2nd, passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $33,957.23. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Need to coordinate emails to advise members, may be more than one.

Action pistol: 8 shooters last Thursday, 2nd Thursday of the month is steel challenge. Can use 22 rimfire on this course..

Shotgun-Ranges are up and running pretty well attended, we got 6 pallets of clay targets from Murdochs. Marty said they are all paid. Jeff is exploring the Community Investment Project Grants for replacing the Trap on the house closest to the skeet range.

Archery- There will be a 3 D shoot on May 4th.

SASS-No Report nothing scheduled

USPSA-will not renew considered defunct.

Old Business: Lee got a hold of Ben Beardsley to repair sign. He will work it into his schedule.

New Business: Lee wanted to get new Dueling Tree for rifle range, plate rack and Texas Start for pistol bays. He will get some estimates for next meeting

Meeting adjourned at 7:41 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 20, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm March 20, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Devan McGranahan, Robert Boager, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Meeting Minutes for February 3, 2024 Annual Meeting. Marty made a motion to accept minutes as written, Matt 2nd, passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $36,263.71. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: We are standing at 416 members so far this year. This is on pace with recent past years.

Action pistol: Free shooting on Thursday night during April.

Shotgun-Ranges are up and running, 4H and High School will be shooting at non-profit/member cost per $4 per round. Matt and Jeff deposited $235 with Marty. They will be on ranges Sunday from 1 to 3 ish. We will have a Welcome To Spotted Eagle day on May 4th from 10 to 3. Ducks Unlimited is hosting a trap shoot. Volunteers for 5 stand and Archery.

Archery- Chris said may run on Fridays

SASS-No Report nothing scheduled

USPSA-will not renew considered defunct.

Old Business: Marty got the final figures from the Annual Meeting we lost $848, but everyone feels it was a success, lots of members and other came out. Repair of sign at Spotted Eagle. Lee said he would contact Ben Beardsley to see if he could repair.

New Business: Jeff asked for signs indicating the archery range is closed during Hunter Ed field days. Approved by board. Devan stated the club laptop is a bit antiquated. Jeff made a motion to allow Devan to spend up to $800 for a new laptop, Pat 2nd motion passed. Jeff asked about applying to Grid United for a grant to repair the trap thrower in the house closest to the trap range. Justin made a motion to apply, Matt 2nd motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm

Annual Meeting Minutes February 3, 2024

Custer County Event Center, 6 pm February 3, 2024

Board Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Jim Keith, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Pat made a motion to accept the January minutes as published, 2nd by member, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $19,971.82. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated that the gate project at Sunday Creek Range is complete and extra Thank You to Marty for heading up that project. Total cost $15,162.78. We also shared the camera project with Walleyes Unlimited with costs for cameras and installation at $3,357.50. Membership are keeping pace with last numbers from last year.

Action pistol: Free shooting on Thursday night in April, activity through the season was steady with a few new shooters.

Shotgun-Ranges were running most all of last year, 5 stand didn’t get much action. This year will be better, 4H and Hunter Ed used the ranges. Matt Lewin ran the Trap and certainly helped out all year. Mike Bricco funded the Keith Hall Memorial Annie Oakley shoot by donating $1,000 plus trophies. Keith was past president of the Custer Rod and Gun Club as well as a respected Trap Shooter.

Archery- New range was busy looks good

SASS-There is a resurgence of interest, Randy Hart held a couple of shoots.

USPSA-It is languishing with the exit from the program by Jesse Blankenship.

New Business: Motion by Marty for the annual dues for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary to be waved. Dylan Clark 2nd. Jeff requested discussion about the implication that the board was receiving compensation could open a liability issue, also that these are volunteer positions. Questions from audience, motion failed upon vote.

Bylaw changes for Annual meeting

Membership (C) Renewals all year. Membership is for the calendar year regardless of when the membership is renewed.

Officers and Board Members add Membership Officer then 7 Directors which will still total 12 officers and Directors. Two versions: #1 Yearly dues are waived for Officer Positions. #2 Yearly dues are waived for Officers and Director positions.

Section 4 A- language as written for monthly meetings. Suggested change of date to 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Section 1 club management include Membership Officer and 7 directors.

Section 1 -Board of Directors include Membership Officer

Add Section 6 Membership Officer-Shall keep all membership records-issue membership and access cards upon payment-update Sunday Creek access gate and cards in a timely manner, Maintain list of current memberships.

Bylaw changes motion by Matt Beyer, 2nd Jesse Blankenship, all changes passed to Bylaws.

Jeff requested a motion to accommodate dates for Hunter Education to use Spotted Eagle range for their field days in 2024. John Kuntz moved, Jesse Blankenshop 2nd, Motion passed

Election of Officers and Directors: Mary Scheid-Treasurer until 2026, Membership Director Devan McGranahan until 2026, Director Robert Boager until 2026, Director Jason Sibble until 2026 and Director Pat Roos until 2026.

Trap League awards: Justin Hughes 1st place $100, Matt Lewin 2nd $40. Top Gun League entry fees were deposited as no one finished the league.

Prizes were then drawn:

50/50 drawing Scott Moore $815, Volunteer Incentive S&W SD9 VE 9mm Matt Lewin, Door prize 10-22 Jeremy Smith, Springfield 1911 Doug Wildish, Savage Axis Trey Boager, Sig Sauer 368 Christi Goodsell, Lander Bullpup Orion Wilson, Ruger 380 Angela Ponessa, Stoeger O/U Mike Bricco, Ruger Wrangler Penny Hart, Traditions Black Powder Rany Anderson, Sig Sauer AR15 Brock Erickson, Shadow 920 Elite 9mm Josh Huber.

Thank you to Sponsors: Red Rock Sporting Goods, Randy Hart, Lee Wankel, Todd Steadman, Murdoch’s, Reynolds

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January 16, 2024

Custer County Event Center 7 pm, January 16, 2024

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Matt made a motion to accept the December minutes as published, Travis 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $20,918.28. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is 200 paid for 2024.

Action pistol: No Report

Shotgun-No Report

Archery- No Report

SASS-No Report

USPSA-No Report

Old Business: Banquet set up on Feb 3, around noon

New Business: Bylaw changes for Annual meeting

Membership (C) Renewals all year. Membership is for the calendar year regardless of when the membership is renewed.

Officers and Board Members add Membership Officer then 7 Directors which will still total 12 officers and Directors. Two versions: #1 Yearly dues are waived for Officer Positions. #2 Yearly dues are waived for Officers and Director positions.

Section 4 A- language as written for monthly meetings. Suggested change of date to 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Section 1 club management include Membership Officer and 7 directors.

Section 1 -Board of Directors include Membership Officer

Add Section 6 Membership Officer-Shall keep all membership records-issue membership and access cards upon payment-update Sunday Creek access gate and cards in a timely manner, Maintain list of current memberships.

Marty and Jeff will arrange for storage of meat and supplies for the banquet on the week of the banquet at the event center.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes December 19, 2023

Custer County Event Center 7 pm, December 19, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm, Jim Keith and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the November minutes as published, Jim 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $14,567.02. The CD balance is $6060.30.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is 512 for 2023.

Action pistol: Nothing to report

Shotgun-Shooting is weather dependent. Hoping to get Ducks Unlimited in May for the Welcome to Spotted Eagle shoot.

Archery- no report

SASS-fun shoot on December 16th, $100 collected and turned over to Marty

USPSA-no report

Old Business: Need security cameras finished at Sunday Creek. Looking for Membership Director

New Business: Sign Damage at Spotted Eagle. Kid came forward to pay. Jesse B to put in a bid to repair. Banquet Marty is picking up the meat 150 lbs. Micki Jo lined up for the bar.

We will have meetings at the Custer County Event Center they will cost $20 per meeting during the winter months.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes November 21, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, 7 pm, November 21, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm, Jim Keith and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the October minutes as published, Matt 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $16,005.53. The CD balance is $6060.30. Guns were puchased for the raffle at the annual banquet. Envelope stuffing taking place at the December meeting.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is trending upward.

Action pistol: Nothing to report

Shotgun-The Keith Hall Annie Oakley shoot was great, 10 shooters. We gave away $1,000 in prize money donated by Mike Bricco and we took in $500 to be earmarked for prizes next year. Plaques were handed out. Trap and Skeet deposited an additional $1,468.

SAS-Deposit of $15

Archery- no report

SASS-No Report

USPSA-Slade Bentenhausen has stepped up to replace Jesse Blankenship with USPSA, he is an RO.

Old Business: Range gate almost finished, Thanks Marty for the hard work.

New Business: Matt made a motion to donate two memberships to the Miles City Fire Department Toy Dance. Jeff 2nd, motion passed.

We will have meetings at the Custer County Event Center they will cost $20 per meeting during the winter months.

Annual meeting we need to add another Board Member-Membership Board position to the bylaws.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 17, 2023

Custer County Event Center, 7 pm, October 17, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Travis Helm and Justin Hughes.

Marty made a motion to accept the August minutes as published, (no September meeting) Erin 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $37,086.82. The CD balance is $6030.07.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is approximately 514 members.

Action pistol: Nothing to report, Lee provided a deposit $175. Lee stated that there would be pistol shoot on October 26, 2023 mainly for James Goodsell wedding group.

Shotgun-We will need to order targets after the banquet. Money was received from FWP for targets on youth day.

SAS-Deposit of $15

Archery last organized shoots, deposit of $65

Old Business: Grant for the range gate was approved Marty is organizing. Locate is done MC Electric was awarded the bid.

New Business: Jeff made a motion to add up to 2 camera at Spotted Eagle, Travis 2nd, motion passed, Chris will coordinate with Walleyes and Holmlund Lock and key.

Banquet-gun committee formed with Marty to get the guns, Matt, Erin, Travis and Justin.

Jeff made a motion to allow 4H to use Spotted Eagle Range for Instructor training on December 9th, Jeff will open the range for them. Marty 2nd, motion passed.

Jeff made a motion to have the Jim Keith Memorial Annie Oakley shoot on November 4th. $1,000 in prizes. Mike Bricco provided the prize money and trophy plaques. Cash prize to 7th place. $500, $200, $100, 4th-7th $50. $20 buy in with 3 buy backs max for $10 each. Matt 2nd, motion passed.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes August 15, 2023

Spotted Eagle Range 7 pm, August 15, 2023

Attendance: Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’connor, Justin Hughes, Jesse Blankenship, and Jim Keith.

Matt made a motion to accept the minutes as published, Erin 2nd, Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Marty stated checking account balance is $40,140.60. The CD balance is $6030.07. Deposits provided during the meeting $1,275 from shotgun ranges to Marty and $180 from Action Pistol to Marty.

President’s Report: Lee stated membership is approximately 488, the new normal for this time of year.

Committee Reports

Action pistol: Nothing to report, Lee provided a deposit $180.

Shotgun-all is well ranges are busy. provided a deposit of $1,225

USPSA: Jesse B is stepping away and focusing on quality of family time, we wish him well.

Archery: Chris stated that the last 3D shoot of the year will take place on August 18th. Only one incident Jason report to Chris of someone using broadheads on the new target butts. No further details.

Old Business: No confirmation on Grant award yet.

New Business: We are hoping to host a welcome to Spotted Eagle Day Open all the ranges for people to try, in conjunction DU who want to put on a shoot and give prizes. Jeff made the motion, Matt 2nd, passed.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes July 18, 2023

Sunday Creek Clubhouse 7 pm, July 18, 2023

Secretary Faycosh was absent minutes were taken by both Erin and Travis.

Custer Rod & Gun Club Meeting Minutes

7/18/2023

Members in attendance: Lee, Chris, Marty, Justin, Erin, Travis, Jason, Matt, Jim, & Pat

7pm: Meeting called to order by Lee.  Role Call conducted.

Treasurer’s Report (Marty)

Checks for the targets and mower have cleared.

About $1,000 in cash ready for deposit

Main account has $39,444.66

CD is at $6,030.07

Matt makes motion to accept minutes as posted.  Chris seconds the motion.  All in Favor. Motion passes.

7:04 President’s Report (Lee)

Lee did not get a chance to follow-up on the individual that reported not yet receiving membership.

Marty checked the individual’s name against the paid member list.  Did not find a match.  Will check again.

Erin reports two members are not receiving the newsletter.  Matt will add their email addresses to MailChimp.

7:06 USPSA Report (Lee)

No more shoots planned.  They may look for two more nights to add to the calendar.

7:07 Action Pistol (Lee)

Four shoots have been conducted.  Attendance was 13; 14; 12 & 8 shooters.  A total of $1,047.46 was banked from both USDSA and Action Pistol

7:08 Shotgun (Matt)

Shot the previous Sunday.

FWP wants to sponsor a Youth Trap Shot on Sept. 16th.  FWP will pay for shooters at the rate of $4/25 targets.  Matt reported that Jeff was willing to run the range.  This was identified as new business and will be addressed later.

7:09 Archery (Jason)

Seeing lots of individuals using the public range.  All report gratitude for the new targets.  Jason is interested in reviewing the list of members to see if users are actually members or if users become members after using the range.

Chris also reported hearing praise from Superior in Billings over the improvements and events being held.

Planning 3-4 more 3D shoots.

Targets are holding up and looking good.  Only one instance of a broadhead being used.

Jason may generate a stencil and paint markers on the targets to ensure the whole target gets use rather than a focus on the center.

3D shoots are held on BLM property, all proceeds are used for prizes and no profit is made, except from donations.

7:19 Old Business

None Reported

7:20 New Business

Matt makes motion to allow FWP to sponsor a Youth Trap shoot on the shotgun range on Sept 16th at $4 per round.

Jim seconds the motion.

All in Favor, motion passed.

Marty reports that there is not yet a scheduled date for working on the gate access controller.  Lee offered to help.  Marty reports he has 15-20 access cards activated and ready to issue to new members if needed.

No news on the grant to get power down to the gate.

US Bank is still expected to shut down.  Marty recommends switching banks at the time a new treasurer is elected.

Lee suggests getting the security cameras at Sunday Creek installed and working.  Four cameras and installation hardware are on site.  The system can support up to a total of eight cameras.  Will record 30 days on a DVR. They are not wireless.  The Spotted Eagle location has 5 cameras up and running and are able to record 35 days of footage.  Access to the storage device is controlled by Walleye’s Unlimited in the event that a range violation needs to be monitored.

7:34  Chris makes the motion to adjourn the meeting.

Justin seconds the motion.  All in favor, motion passed.  Meeting Adjourned.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 20, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

June 20, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officers- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’Connor, Jim Keith, Travis Helm, Justin Hughes, and Jason Sibble.

Treasurers report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $46,150.01, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting as written, by Chris, 2nd by Matt passed.

Presidents Report: Lee said that the transition between Jesse and him is complete. Marty is now doing the memberships. Lots of positive accolades for Jesse Smith for his hard work keeping the club running.

USPSA- Slot match 15 shooters. Jesse B is out of USPSA to focus on other things. Jesse gave Lee the cash box with $300.

Action Pistol-Lee said there were 4 shoots, 42 shooters they took in $220. Deposits were made to Marty. Marty stated there is $781.46 profit from the pistol shoots.

Shotgun: The leagues have started for Trap and Top Gun.

Archery- Jason Sibble said shoots on Friday and Saturday depending on everyones availability. Jason suggested that the archery range be posted with a sign Members only and shooting broadheads constitute vandalism. Chris made the motion, JIm 2nd, Passed. Draft language for sign will be texted. Jeff will order sign once the language is approved.

Old Business: Archery Range clean up Gregg Clark of Driven Repair donated equipment and time to clean up the old range and install new targets.

New Business: John Kuntz has to resign his directorship and he recommended Jason Sibble to finish his term. Chris made a motion to have Jason finish John’s term, Travis 2nd, motion passed.

Marty made a motion to establish another director position as Membership coordinator. This will require a by-law change at the annual meeting. Jeff 2nd, motion passed.

Marty brought up discussion to change the bank accounts out of US Bank. Matt made a motion to approve this change, Justin 2nd, passed.

Meeting Adjorned 7:45pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 16, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

May 16, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Erin O’Connor, Travis Helm and Pat Roos.

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $46,816,82, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the April meeting as written, by Matt, 2nd by Chris passed.

Presidents Report: Lee said that memberships are keeping with the usual pace.

USPSA- No match May 13 was canceled because of rain. June 10th shoot is still scheduled.

Action Pistol-Lee said there were 10 shooters good turnouts. Deposits were made to Marty.

Shotgun: Trap and Skeet made a deposit for $871. 4H shooting almost over, Jeff will bill 4H for targets.

Archery- Jason Sibble, Cole Price and Chris will get Archery range rebuilt and targets picked up in Billings. Marty made a motion to approve 10 targets at $6,250, Travis 2nd, passed. This is $1,250 more than the $5,000 previous allowed for 5 targets.

Old Business:Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty l ramrodded this event 13 volunteers showed up.

New Business: Walleyes Unlimited wanted to partner with us for camera system at Spotted Eagle. Chris made a motion to approve $2,500 toward this project, Travis 2nd, passed.

Discussion to get rid of DR pull behind Mower. Chris made a motion to trade it in on another zero turn to help at Spotted Eagle, Matt 2nd, Motion passed.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 18, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

April 18, 2023

Spotted Eagle Clubhouse, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship, John Kuntz, Erin O’Connor, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Jim Keith Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $52,087.63, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the March meeting as written, by Jesse B, 2nd by Jim passed.

Past Presidents Report: Lee said that he spoke with Jesse Smith and memberships are keeping with the usual pace.

USPSA- Jesse Blankenship said Matt and Allen dodge will be going to RO training. the end of the month. shoots scheduled for May 13 and June 10th.

Action Pistol-Lee Wankel has the cash box with USPSA receipts Lee will do a deposit soon with Marty.

Shotgun: 2 pallets of targets purchased from Scheels. 90 count boxes, 44 on a pallet so there aren’t all that many targets. They equal out to about $14.30 a case. Jesse and Jeff picked them up in Billlings.

SASS Randy Hart stated he wanted a cowboy shoot on May 20th, 10 am for black powder and 1 pm for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Archery- There was a group from Walleyes Unlimited and others who offered to assist with the Archery Range. It was determined that the Archery targets made from carpet had been in place for 20 plus years. John Kuntz made a motion to purchase new outdoor targets with a limit of $5,000 for the purchase Justin 2nd Motion passed.

Most of the board agreed that the archery range was to be left open to the public with no membership required. The other discussion was to move the 3D targets and trailer to Spotted Eagle for the Wednesday night leagues. John Kuntz stated that Jason Sibble was willing to oversee the Wednesday night archery league. The directors agreed to have the 3D targets and the club trailer at Spotted Eagle. There was discussion on cleaning up the archery range. No date set for that and nothing was decided on the 3D shoots. More information will be discussed on the May 16th meeting.

Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty will ramrod this cleanup.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 21, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

March 21, 2023

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Lee Wankel, Marty Scheid Past President Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship, John Kuntz, Erin O’Connor, Justin Hughes, Travis Helm and Pat Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $41,786.52, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the February meeting as written, by Marty, 2nd by John passed.

Past Presidents Report: Paypal have $10,600 for deposit Jesse will help transition membership to the membership committee. Lee Wankel then took over the meeting and president role.

USPSA- Jesse Blankenship turned over deposit to Marty for $320. There will be a Match on May 13th and another match on June 10. To participate you need to register on Practiscore. Jesse wanted to have a Sheriff’s Office training on May 12th to assist in the range setting, so the pistol range could be set up Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Jesse B made the motion, Lee seconded, motion passed.

Action Pistol-Lee Wankel will run the course this year. During the month of April each match on Thursday is free. Lee will have a steel challenge once a month. Lee wanted to explore additional steel targets Texas Star, Dueling Tree and more hangers. There will be some research into the best price.

Shotgun: With the time change we will open the trap range on Tuesday at 530 and Skeet on Sunday at 3 pm. Jeff requested motion to allow 4H Shotgun Shooting sports shooting every Sunday from Noon to 3pm starting April 2nd ending May 21. Marty moved, John 2nd, Motion passed.

Archery- There was much discussion about the condition of the Archery Range, selling 3D targets and trailers, closing the range, moving the range to Sunday Creek, purchasing a conex trailer to keep at the range. The discussion ended up getting additional input on the meeting of April 18th to find volunteers or better ideas.

Banquet update from Marty, we lost $166.89 this year. The donors this year included Paul Helland, Dale Tribby, Karen Taylor, Lee Wankel, Ace Hardware, Custom Auto and Accessories, NAPA, Carquest, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Jesse Smith and Randy Hart.

Range clean up day on Sunday Creek Range May 6th at 9am Marty will ramrod this cleanup.

Meeting Adjorned 8 pm

Annual Meeting Minutes February 4, 2023

Annual Meeting February 4, 2023

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Chris Schlepp, Marty Scheid, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship, Jim Keith, Lee Wankel, Ben Beardsley and Pat Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $30,584.44, CD is currently at $6,000 the interest from 2022 was deposited in the checking account. Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the January meeting as written, passed.

Presidents Report: Memberships last year were 500, 312 members so far this year. We are installing a camera system to identify vandals at the range. We have applied to FWP for a grant to allow wireless access to program the gate to aid in membership recruitment and ease of membership gate cards. Matt Lewin has been posting the newsletter on a quarterly basis. They are distributed via email, so make sure your email address is accurate if you want to receive the newsletter.

USPSA- Jesse Blankenship is going to finish his term and continue to hold USPSA shoots this year, they will be posted and you need to register on Practiscore, Match in Miles City in May, 2023. Thursday night matches in conjuction with the Baker Club continue through winter.

Shotgun: Great turn out this year, Matt Lewin continues to help with running the ranges along with Jeff. We will be starting off shooting again as soon as the weather allows. 4H will be using the ranges as well as Hunter Ed. Bow Ed wants to use the range February 25 8 am to 12 pm, Hunter Ed March 5 and March 26. Motion, moved and passed to allow them to use the range.

Action Pistol: Lee Wankel will run it this year. Marty stated that there was $624.64 in profile this year

League prizes Matt $80 for Top Gun, $40 Jeff Skeet, $40 Matt Trap, Erin O’Conner top woman Shooter, John Reed Top Senior Shooter, Ed Cuerth Most Improved Shooter.

New Business: President Jesse Smith raised the issue to allow alcohol to be given away as prizes during the banquet. There had been complaints. Motion to allow, one negative, motion passed.

Jeff told the membership about the tireless work and countless hours that Jesse Smith had done on behalf of the club. His leadership was much appreciated and was often the voice of reason. Thank Jesse Smith for all his has done for the Custer Rod and Gun Club.

Election of Officers and Board of Directors

Two year terms

Club President- Lee Wankel 2023-2025

Club Vice President- Chris Schlepp 2023-2025

Club Secretary- Jeff Faycosh 2023-2025

Director-Erin O’Connor 2023-2025

Director-Matt Lewin 2023-2025

Director-Justin Hughes 2023-2025

Director-Travis Helm 2023-2025

Good and Welfare: League prizes awarded, Drawing for raffles

Winner of the firearm raffles Sig Sauer 22 pistol Matt Gorton, Henry 22 Lever action Martin Ellenburg, Browning BPS 20 gauge Parker Pierce, Franchi Momentum Varmint Blaine Jewell, Ruger Wrangler Dale Tribby (Incentive Prize), Sig Sauer 10mm Ashlee Clark, Ruger 10-22 Michael Caldwell (door prize), Sig Sauer 9mm with optics, Daniel Wilson, Tradition 50 caliber muzzle loader, Joel Raisler, Rock Island 1911 45 Jeremy Smith, Ruger 9mm takedown rifle George Raymond, Sig Sauer P365 9mm Cole Lohrke, Glock G42 380ACP Amy Blaquiere.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00pm

Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes January 17,2023

Board of Directors Meeting January 17, 2023

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Matt Lewin, Jesse Blankenship and Pat Roos

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $32,769.73, CD is currently at $6,000.00 the interest from 2022 was deposited in the checking account. Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the November meeting as written by Marty, 2nd by Matt, passed.

Presidents Report: Memberships are renewed at 218 so far, coming in every day. Boogs BBQ is set up and good to go for the banquet

Action Pistol: No activity-Lee Wankel will oversee Action Pistol this year

Shotgun: winter has halted the fun

USPSA-Jesse is staying on through his term, USPSA will need help. Matt is going to RO training. June 10 Slot match 3-4 matches with Baker Club this winter/spring. There will be a match in Miles City in May 2023

Old Business: League prizes Matt $80 for Top Gun, $40 Jeff Skeet, $40 Matt Trap, other prizes awarded at the banquet.

Further discussion about the FWP grant that was approved to be applied for in the September 20, 2022 meeting for the electrical update for the remote HID card lock on the gate. It was confirmed that Jeff can sign the grant (bylaws allow the secretary to sign anyway) but to clarify before we applied for the the grant. This improvement will allow renewals all year long to encourage memberships for the pre-hunting season rush we have every year. Grant is due by February 1st.

Meeting adjourned at7:51pm

Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes December 27, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting December 27, 2022

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:00 pm Roll Call of officer- Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Jim Keith, Matt Lewin, Lee Wankel, Ben Beardsley and Jesse Blankenship

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $29,818, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the November meeting as written by Jesse B, 2nd by Matt, passed.

Presidents Report: Membership Letters were stuffed in envelopes, Marty will mail.

Action Pistol: Marty reports Action pistol is done for the year and a profit of $624.60 this year total profit of the action pistol $2,208.

Shotgun: Matt made a deposit of $500 from the League entry fees

USPSA-discussion to continue with USPSA membership. Jeff made a motion to pay for another year of membership. Jim 2nd, motion passed.

Old Business: Banquet discussion to designate volunteers for ticket sales. Jim Keith if able, Ben, Matt, Jesse B, Jeff, Marty and his wife.

Further discussion about League awards, Jesse B, Matt and Jeff recused themselves from making the decision since each are eligible for prize money. A modified Lewis award system was discussed so that more prizes would be awarded. At least half of the entry fees will be given as prizes. Confirmation that Boog BBQ would be paid $1,200 for the meat for the banquet.

Meeting adjourned at7:30pm

Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes November 15, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting November 15, 2022

Custer County Event Center, Miles City

7:30pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Jim Keith, Matt Lewin and Lee Wankel

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $29,719.79, CD is currently at $6,030.07 Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the September meeting as written by Marty, 2nd by Lee, passed. No meeting in October 2022

Presidents Report: Membership is now 504

Action Pistol: Marty reports Action pistol is done for the year and a profit of $624.60 this year total profit of the action pistol $2,208.

Shotgun: Matt made a deposit of $724.00 Shooting is slowing down in the fall. Leagues are completed. Sunday is the only range day opens at 1 pm.

Old Business: Banquet discussion with a different raffle ticket plan in place, with two tables selling tickets and a lone table with 50/50 tickets. Discussion about the main dish. Chris motioned that Boogs BBQ be enlisted to decide how much meat for 250 people. Jim K 2nd Motion passed.

New Business: Winter meet location will be changed to Custer County Event Center until spring weather allows the Spotted Eagle Club house. Early meeting for December set for December 13 so the envelopes can be stuffed and stamped for the annual meeting. Jeff made a motion to allow Merle Blankenship to check out the .22 rifles to be used for 4H small bore program in the spring. Jim K 2nd Motion passed. Jeff made a motion to donate 2 memberships for the Firemans Toy Ball, Lee 2nd passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm

Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes September 20, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting September 20, 2022

Spotted Eagle Range Miles City

7pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Jim Keith, Jesse Blankenship, Matt Lewin, Pat Roos and Lee Wankel

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $36,185.45, CD is currently at $6,000. Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the August meeting as written by Matt, 2nd by Lee, passed.

Presidents Report: Membership continuing as normal

Action Pistol: Marty reports Action pistol is done for the year and a profit of $624.60 this year total profit of the action pistol $2,208.

USPSA-Jesse B stated the Thursday match was took in $45, Friday $45 Saturday 19 shooters $380

Archery: No Report

Shotgun: Jeff reported that League is coming to a close, last 5 stand of the year coming up. All shooting will take place on Sunday only at 3 pm, all three ranges can be opened. Closer to time change the start time will be 1 pm.

Old Business: Marty checked on estimate for power to the gate so that memberships could be programed remotely allowing all year membership sales. Estimated $12,445. New gate controls would be required total estimate $15,000. Jeff suggested to explore FWP range grants as it would allow better access. Jeff made a motion to wait and apply for the grant after January 1st, Marty 2nd Motion passed

New Business: Banquet plans on going raffles a gun raffle committee was suggested Jeff, Jesse B and Marty will pick out the raffle firearms, Motion by Marty budget $7,000 for guns, 2nd by Jim, passed. It looks like Micki Jo will still have the bar running for our banquet. Awaiting further information on Event Center before choosing menu.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm

Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes August 16, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting August 16, 2022

Spotted Eagle Range Miles City

7pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, John Kuntz, Jim Keith, Jesse Blankenship, Matt Lewin, Pat Roos and Lee Wankel

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $34,887.83, CD is currently at $6,000. Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the July meeting as written by Jim, 2nd by John, passed.

Presidents Report: Membership 494 so far.

Action Pistol: Marty reports ongoing Thursday night shoots and a profit of $2,087.97 last shoot on September 12th.

USPSA-Jesse B stated there would be a match on September 10th, with Set up beginning on the 8th, Sheriff Reserver on the 9th. Jesse made a motion that the club would pay the $2 per shooter for the Sheriff’s Reserve. Jim 2nd, Motion passed.

Archery: John said it was too hot for any shooting.

Shotgun: Jeff reported that range attendance has increased on all three ranges, lots of new shooters. Jeff received and hooked up the wireless control for the trap, it is working well. Fallon County Trap Matt Webber asked if we might be interested in splitting a semi-load of targets. They are paying retail in Baker. Jeff suggested contacting Red Rock. Marty made a motion to split a load of targets with Fallon County Trap, Pat 2nd, passed. We will wait to see what happens with their contacts.

New Business: Chris noted that Sunday Creek needs to be cleaned up again before hunting season. Range clean up on September 11th at 9 am, Chris is heading it up. He needs weed eaters and mowers, steel targets need repaired and rehung, new backer boards. Because of the USPSA shoot on the 10th, Range Clean up on the 11th, 5 stand is moved to September 18 and 25.

There was discussion on updating the access to the membership card controls. This would require power and wifi to the gate area. This would allow whomever takes over the membership up dates from Jesse Smith to access and update remotely. Marty will explore the cost for running the needed utilities. Marty also stated that this was his last year running the action pistol. Lee volunteered to continue Action Pistol next year.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes July 19, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting

July 19, 2022

Spotted Eagle Range Miles City

7pm Roll Call of officer- Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, John Kuntz, Jim Keith, and Lee Wankel

Treasure report by Mary Scheid, Checking account balance $35,526.88, CD is currently at $6,000. Bills are paid

Motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting as written by Jim, 2nd by John, passed.

Presidents Report: Membership normal for this time of year.

Action Pistol: Marty reports ongoing Thursday night shoots and a profit of $2,087.97

Archery: John said good activity until the heat got unbearable. No 3D shoot this year, hopefully in the spring of 2023. John wanted 3 volunteers added for archery range clean up, Todd Anderson, Wesley Anderson and Pat Hagemeister. John has the materials just not the time to build the new archery targets for Spotted Eagle.

Shotgun: Jeff reported that range attendance has increased on all three ranges, lots of new shooters.

Old Business: Marty gave a list of all volunteers for the Sunday Creek Range clean up on June 4th.

New Business: Jeff noted that the control head for the trap was getting pulled out. Jeff requested a wireless trap control rather than buy a new corded control. Jeff researched the “Long-range” control similar to the 5 stand and skeet ranges. Estimate was $400 with shipping. John made the motion to purchase, Lee 2nd, passed. Jeff will order.

Meeting adjourned at 7:33 pm