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Annual Meeting Minutes January 18, 2020

Minutes Annual Meeting January 18,2020
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Annual Meeting
January 18,2020
Eastern Montana Fairgrounds
1) Call to order at 7:00 pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship Randy Hart, Jim Keith, Vincent Muggli and Lee Wankel.
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; December meeting motion to accept by Marty, 2nd by Jesse B passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $32,763.38, 1st CD $2,341.56,2nd CD $2,020.23. #2 CD will be rolled into CD with a small amount added to have one CD of $4,500.
4) President Report-to a large crowd of members and guest who attended the annual meeting. President Jesse Smith acknowledged all of the directors and volunteers who came together to run the action pistol, USPSA, Cowboy Action, Shotgun and Archery ranges throughout the year. Updates on all of the improvements at Sunday Creek and Spotted Eagle. Plenty of food was brought in as well as very well prepared Brisket.

Election of Officers and Directors took place with John Kuntz and Pat Roos replacing Todd Burch and Randy Hart.

2020 Officers and Board of Directors
President: Jesse Smith 2020-2022
Vice President: Chris Schlepp 2019-2021
Secretary: Jeff Faycosh 2019-2021
Treasurer: Marty Scheid 2020-2022
Director: Shane Adams 2019-2021
Director: JD Arneson 2019-2021
Director: Jesse Blankenship 2020-2022
Director: Jim Keith 2018-2020
Director: John Kuntz 2020-2022
Director: Vincent Muggli 2019-2021
Director: Pat Roos 2020-2022
Director: Lee Wankel 2019-2021

Due to NRA Range Safety Officer training the next board of Directors Meeting will be held on February 25th at 7 PM at Spotted Eagle.

Annual Meeting January 18, 2020 Prize winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the major prizes:

Hoyt Klash Compound Bow package-JoAnn Hoverson
Ruger Wrangler .22LR revolver-David Staukaritz
Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore rifle-Jesse Clauson
Stoeger 300 12 ga. Semi-auto shotgun-Charles Fenner
Sig Sauer P320F M17 9mm pistol-Warren Scheeler
Springfield 1911 45 ACP (parkerized)-Marty Scheid
Ruger 10/22 Carbine-Bob Cremer
Dillon XL750 high-speed progressive reloading press-John Rentschler

2020 Officers and Board of Directors

President: Jesse Smith
2020-2022
Vice President: Chris Schlepp
2019-2021
Secretary Jeff Faycosh
2019-2021
Treasurer Marty Scheid
2020-2022
Director Shane Adams
2019-2021
Director JD Arneson
2019-2021
Director Jesse Blankenship
2020-2022
Director Jim Keith
2018-2020
Director John Kuntz
2020-2022
Director Vincent Muggli
2019-2021
Director Pat Roos
2020-2022
Director Lee Wankel
2019-2021

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.

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting December 17, 2019

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting December 17, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
December 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
1) Call to order at 7:00 pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith,Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship and Jim Keith.
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; November meeting motion to accept by Marty, 2nd by Jim passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $31,906.27, 1st CD $2,341.46,2nd CD $2,017.73.
4) President Report-459 Members, 30 life members. Bison bar has confirmed for annual banquet. Received from paypal $1,194.

Presentation by Ken Koehler for NRA Range Safety Officer training course 2 days training 10 hours total. Training will be held the week of February 18th at the Spotted Eagle club house. A motion that the club will pay for 10 members by Jeff, 2nd by Jim, passed.
(after meeting subsequent vote was to move the February meeting to February 25th to avoid conflict with RSO training)
-Action pistol-nothing shut down for the winter.
-USPSA will be having winter shoots at Fallon County Shooting complex at their indoor range. USPSA Shoot In January. Jesse Blankenship brought up RO training course. Motion by Jeff to send Jesse Blankenship and one other to the training. Jim 2nd-passed-Training in Feb-March
-Shotgun has slowed minimal range time due to weather. Range will be open at 3 pm on Sundays, weather permitting. Shooting will continue through winter as weather allows. Jeff ordered 2 pallets of clay targets through Red Rock Sporting goods, delivery in Spring.
-Archery-no update
5)New Business Shane Adams requested volunteers for Friends of the NRA Banquet 1st Week in May. Jeff volunteered. Shane is still looking for additional help.
6) Good of the order.
7) Adjourn at 7:45 pm

2020 Annual Club Meeting and Banquet Agenda – January 18, 2020

– Doors Open 5:00 PM
– Cocktails Served
– Raffle tickets sales start
– Nominations open for Board positions

Annual Banquet Served 6:00 PM

2020 Annual Membership/Club Meeting
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 (Marty Scheid)
– Archery (John Kuntz)
– Cowboy Action (Randy Hart)
– Friends of the NRA
– Shotgun (Jeff Faycosh)
– USPSA (Jesse Blankenship)

6) Old Business
no tabled items from 2019 meeting

7) New Business

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
– Drawing for winner of first two raffle items
– 10 minute Break for last minute nominations and raffle ticket purchases
– Nominations for Officers and Board of Directors closes
– Election of Officers and Board of Directors begins for the following 2-Year positions:
     Club President, currently held by Jesse Smith
     Club Treasurer, currently held by Marty Scheid
     Director, currently held by Jesse Blankenship
     Director, currently held by Todd Burch
     Director, currently held by Randy Hart
     Director, currently held by Jim Keith

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

10) Adjourn

Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting – January 18th 6pm


Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club member,

Your presence is requested at the annual CR&GC membership meeting and banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday January 18th, 2020 in the Home Show building at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds (NEW LOCATION!!) Followed by the Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide roast beef with the remainder of the meal being pot-luck. Attendees with a last name starting with A thru M are asked to bring a main or side dish, and N thru Z a salad or dessert. As has been the case the last several years, this year’s banquet will be bigger and better than ever, with more guns and prizes then ever before. This year’s door prize and raffle items will include: Hoyt Klash Compound Bow package, Ruger Wrangler .22LR revolver, Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore rifle, Stoeger 300 12 ga. Semi-auto shotgun, Sig Sauer P320F M17 9mm pistol, Springfield 1911 45 ACP (parkerized), Ruger 10/22 Carbine, NEW THIS YEAR: Dillon XL750 high-speed progressive reloading press.

Membership renewals will be sold at the door (please have your membership number handy if you know it), 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 and may include additional firearms. Brink plenty of money and keep in mind that the meeting space, servers, and food provided by the club is paid for by the raffles held during the banquet. Also, f you have any items you would be willing to donate to the raffles, please contact us at email@custerrodandgun.com to arrange for them to be included in the raffles and picked up before the meeting if you can’t attend.

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 two Officers and five Directors. The Officer positions that are expiring are currently held by Jesse Smith (President), and Marty Scheid (Treasurer). The Director positions are currently held by Jesse Blankenship, Todd Burch, Randy Hart, and Jim Keith. All positions are for two year. If you would be interested in serving on the Board but won’t be able to make the meeting, please contact The Board at the email address above to have your nomination entered, or to suggest someone else who may be interested in accepting a nomination.

Please take a moment to thank the local businesses that have helped us out this past year: Doeden Construction, Glader Electric, Murdoch’s Ranch and Home, Red Rock Sporting Goods, Reynolds Market, EDC. LLC. Western Powders Inc., Miles City Photography Club, ABC Sign and Glass, RZ Welding. And, please accept our apologies if we missed anyone!

Also, be aware that members are encouraged to bring guests, preferably guest with wallets and who like raffle tickets! Seriously though, many have worked hard the past few years to build this event into a fun and exciting night for our members. It’s the one social event of the year for the club, and your participation is greatly appreciated. The Board, and more importantly, your fellow members look forward to seeing and mingling with you at our Annual Banquet.

2020 Memberships Renewals Due NOW!

All 2019 club memberships expire Dec. 31, 2019. You may renew your membership for 2020 anytime between Dec. 1, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2020. Renewals will not be sold after Feb 15th, and new memberships will not be sold to those who did not renew on time but also failed to return the gate key card they were issued. The cost for a 2020 membership is $40. Even if you didn’t renew in 2019 but still have your key card, you can renew during the open renewal period for only $40.

As of today (11/6/2018) CR&GC has 459 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 who volunteer their time, we do not have employees or 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 remember, new memberships are ONLY sold online, but to renew your membership you can simply mail a check of $40.00 to the address below or renew online via PayPal or credit/debit card at the clubs Membership Page you may also renew your membership at the Annual Banquet and Club Meeting. Please provide clearly printed, current mailing address, phone number and email on new or renewed membership correspondence. If you do not wish to renew your membership please mail the HID card to the address below before February 15th, 2020. If you have any questions regarding membership please email us!

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting November 19, 2019

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting November 19, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
November 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
1) Call to order at 7:11 pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith,Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Randy Hart, Jesse Blankenship, Todd Burch, Jim Keith, Vince Muggli and Lee Wankel-Also present John Kuntz.
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; October meeting motion to accept by Lee, 2nd by Jim passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $29,980.72, 1st CD $2,341.36,2nd CD $2,017.73.
4) President Report-Donation to Miles City Fire Department Toy Dance-gift card for club membership. A fun filled evening stuffing envelopes to membership. President Jesse Smith signed the lease agreement for the Home Show Building at the Custer County Fairgrounds for the annual meeting on January 18, 2020.
– Action Pistol on hold for the winter. USPSA will be having winter shoots at Fallon County Shooting complex at their indoor range. USPSA Shoot In December.
-Shotgun has slowed minimal range time due to weather. Range will be open at 3 pm on Sundays, weather permitting. Shooting will continue through winter as weather allows.
-Archery-John Kuntz is encouraged that winter indoor shoots will continue. He has made arrangements to use the Home Show Building January-March, one day a week at a cost of $5 per person. John is hoping to obtain a archery backstop net. Motion by Vince Muggli to allocate $500 to purchase the arrow backtop. 2nd by Lee, motion passed.
5) Good of the order.
6) Adjourn at 7:34 pm

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting October 15, 2019

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting October 15, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
October 15, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday Creek Range Clubhouse
1) Call to order at 7:00 pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Randy Hart, Jim Keith and Lee Wankel-Also present John Kuntz.
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; September meeting motion to accept by Marty, 2nd by Jim passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $34,142.10, 1st CD $2,341.26,2nd CD $2,012.00.
4) President Report-Winterizing the Spotted Eagle clubhouse.
5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol on hold for the winter. USPSA will be having winter shoots at Fallon County Shooting complex at their indoor range. USPSA Shoot March on the 2nd Saturday. Marty made the motion, Lee 2nd, motion passed
-Shotgun Turned in $199 in September for $1,877 so far for this year. Shooting will continue through winter as weather allows.
-Archery-John Kuntz is encouraged that winter indoor shoots will continue.
6) Old Business
–Annual Banquet prizes have been purchased, firearms, archery package and Dillion Press.(Hoyt Klash compound bow package, Ruger Wrangler revolver, Ruger American rifle 6.5 Creedmore, Stoeger 3000 semi-auto shotgun 12 gauge, Sig Sauer P320F M17 9mm pistol, Springfield 1911 45acp, Ruger 10/22, Dillon XL750 Basic press in 9mm)
7) New Business-Motion to purchase 500 new key cards. Lee made motion, 2nd by Jim, Motion passed.
Motion to support NFA training, how to set up and proceed, it will be coordinated by Jesse Smith, Jim made the Motion to allow, Randy 2nd, Motion passed.
John Kuntz brought up Back Country Hunter and Angler sponsored raffle for a hydraulic post pounder, if done with cooperation with CRGC the profits would be split. Randy made a motion to proceed, Lee 2nd, Motion passed.
Discussion about adding gravel or scoria to pistol range. Jeff to explore adding dirt to Trap and skeet ranges to level the ground around the concrete to facilitate maintenance of the ranges.
7) Good of the order.
8) Adjourn at 8:04 pm

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting September 17, 2019

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting September 17, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
September 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Clubhouse
1) Call to order at 6:55pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Jim Keith, Vincent Muggli, and Lee Wankel
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; August meeting motion to accept JD, 2nd by Blankenship passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $34,455.34, 1st CD $2,341.16,2nd CD $2,010.00, Jim made motion to accept, JD 2nd, passed.
4) President Report-Home and Garden at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds has been reserved for the annual banquet.
5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol has deposited $147. Marty requested $651.20 for targets and pasters, Jim made motion, JD 2nd Motion passed. Jesse Blankenship stated additional USPSA shoots will be held in conjunction with the Fallon County club at their indoor range.
-Shotgun Turned in $277 in September for $1,678 so far for this year. There is a great turn out for Wednesday Skeet and Friday open shoot. Lady shoots are consistent and regular. Youth shoots on Thursday are being discontinued. Youth shooters can shoot on Wednesday and Friday or with the ladies for the youth lady shooters. Shotgun shell distribution to youth and female shooters has used up about 2 cases of ammo. Jeff is keeping a list of people who are getting the free ammo.
-Archery-John Kuntz turned in income from the archery shoots over the summer. John is trying to make arrangements for an indoor archery range for the winter.
6) Old Business
–Annual Meeting is January 18, 2020, Motion was made to increase the prize budget to $4,000 for the banquet. Several suggestions for firearms, Mary and Jesse Blankenship will purchase firearms including a Dillion 750 press to be given away at the raffle.
Jeff request approval to obtain quotes for lights for the skeet range and to explore the cost of adding 5 stand course at Spotted Eagle. Board approved.
7) Good of the order.
8) Adjourn at 8:07 pm

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting 08/20/19

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting August 20, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
August 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday Creak Range

1) Call to order at 6:55pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, JD Arneson, Todd Burch, and Lee Wankel
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; July meeting Chris, 2nd by Marty, passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $35,741.59, 1st CD $2,341.06,2nd CD $2,010.04
4) President Report-Local Law Enforcement have all their key cards and have been identified for official use. Batteries were changed in the camera and key reader. Town and County has been canceled for Annual meeting location. It will be held at the Eastern Montana Fair Grounds. Discussion about tables, serving utensils etc. for annual meeting.
5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol has deposited $240 since the last meeting they are still $678 in the hole. That is expected to improve with jackpot and end of the year shoots.
-Shotgun Turned in $587 in August for $1,401 so far for this year. There is a great turn out for Wednesday Skeet and Friday open shoot. Lady shoots are consistent and regular. Youth shoots on Thursday are being discontinued. Youth shooters can shoot on Wednesday and Friday or with the ladies for the youth lady shooters. Shotgun shell distribution to youth and female shooters has used up about 2 cases of ammo. Jeff is keeping a list of people who are getting the free ammo.
-Cowboy action-turned in $19
6) Old Business
–Annual Meeting is January 18, 2020, Marty and Jeff are to bring lists of firearms for raffles to September 17th meeting..
7) Good of the order.
8) Adjourn at 7:50 pm

Action Pistol Jackpot Shoot Stages – September 14, 2019

We will have our end of year Jackpot shoot on 14 Sep we start shooting at 10:00 and we will start setup around 8:00 am Saturday, 5 full stages and when we are finished we will set up a 1 against 1 popper challenge! Best shooter each time stays and faces next shooter. Hope to see lots of folks there!

Here are the stages we’ll be shooting…

Just kidding… The stages will be a surprise, find out when you get there.

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting July 16, 2019

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting July 16, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
July 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Trap and Skeet Range

**No June meeting was held due to a lack of Quorum***

1) Call to order at 6:55pm, Roll call of officers: Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Todd Burch, Jim Keith, Vincent Muggli and Lee Wankel
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; May meeting-no June meeting Jess moved, 2nd by Marty, passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $35,819.41, 1st CD $2,340.96,2nd CD $2,005.13
4) President Report-via email from Jesse Smith-his computer had issues and he will not be able to process new memberships until replaced. Someone left him a voice mail that they won a free club membership at the Fireman’s Toy Dance. The voice mail accidentally got deleted. We need the winner’s information. If anyone knows contact Jesse Smith.
5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol and USPSA have brought in to date $10,211. The club has expended $11,051.64 with only $840.64 to hit the break even point, these activities generate a couple hundred dollars a month, they will be showing a profit in short order. See the Action Pistol site to obtain current information on USPSA schedule. Action pistol shoots every Thursday. Jesse Blankenship is needing set up help on August 30, 2019 at about 3 pm for the match on August 31st.
-Shotgun Turned in $185 in April, $319 in June and $300 the 6th of July for $804 so far for this year. There is a great turn out for Wednesday Skeet and Friday open shoot. Lady shoots are consistent and regular. Youth shoots on Thursday are being discontinued. Youth shooters can shoot on Wednesday and Friday or with the ladies for the youth lady shooters. Discussion for distribution of donated shotgun ammo. Marty made a motion to provide one free box for ladies and youth each time they shoot until the supply is exhausted. Jess Blankenship 2nd, motion passed.
-Cowboy action-no report
-Archery-John Kuntz did not attend. However he stated prior to meeting that several people are attending the archery shoots at Ken Bouchee’s. For more information on the Archery program contact John Kuntz 406-234-9619 or 406-951-0241
6) New Business
–Spotted Eagle High house and low house skeet roof, repair, painting and work day set for August 10th at 9 AM.
-Advertisement for Custer Rod and Gun Club activities, discussion of newspaper ads, radio ads and flyers around town. Budget approved of $250. Jesse Blankenship made the motion, Todd 2nd motion passed. Marty and Chris will coordinate.
-Motion by Jim Keith to hire Jay Collins to provide Brisket for the annual banquet at Eastern Montana Fair grounds, for $650 plus membership. Lee 2nd, motion passed.Jesse Blankenship asked that pistol range be closed the evening before matches as the targets and walls would be set for match to prevent any modification to the strict measurements required. Todd made motion, Jim 2nd, passed.
7) Good of the order.
8) Adjourn at 7:34 pm

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting May 21, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
May 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle Trap and Skeet Range

1) Call to order at 7:09pm, Roll call of officers: Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Todd Burch, Randy Hart, Jim Keith, Vincent Muggli and Lee Wankel

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; Marty moved, 2nd by Chris, passed

3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $34,811.50, 1st CD $2,333,2nd CD $2,022.40, container is paid for. Annual club liability policy paid $4,327.41

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle-toilet works now and on demand water system may not make water much hotter than tepid. Fairgrounds for annual meeting is still up in the air as is caterer.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol brought in $375, with new targets and supplies balance for Action pistol is -1,981.87. Plenty of time during the summer to balance out budget. USPCA shoot is Saturday June 1st. June 6th for Action Pistol, IDPA shoot June 13th. See action pistol page for updated schedules. Youth action pistol suggestion for Scholastic Action Shooting program was table until next meeting.
-Shotgun Turned in $185 for trap and skeet. Lots of consistent interest and more shooters showing up. Schedule of all shoots 6 pm, Tuesday-Ladies only, Wednesday-Skeet only, Thursday-Youth, Friday-Open shooting Trap and/or skeet.
-Cowboy action is languishing, need more shooters.
-Archery-John Kuntz stated there is a lot of interest he is working on new targets butts for Spotted Eagle. John Kuntz proposed an archery program from June to end of July, $20 for participation at 6 pm at Ken Bouchee’s place in the valley. More information to follow with August shoot to be held at Spotted Eagle. Motion to approve by Jim, 2nd by Lee, passed. For more information on the Archery program contact John Kuntz 406-234-9619 or 406-951-0241

6) New Business
–Spotted Eagle High house skeet roof and work day, to be set next meeting in June.
-Pheasants Forever, Tongue River Chapter representative Miles Moucha asked to used Spotted Eagle and trap range for youth attendees from 8-noon on August 17, 31, September 7th and 14th. Chris made motion to allow, Jeff 2nd, passed.
-Jesse Blankenship asked that pistol range be closed the evening before matches as the targets and walls would be set for match to prevent any modification to the strict measurements required. Todd made motion, Jim 2nd, passed.

7) Good of the order
-New culvert will be purchased and installed on lower entrance to pistol bays. Randy will dig trench, 20′ plastic culvert was suggested 16 inch by 20 foot. Marty made motion, Lee 2nd, passed.

10) Adjourn at 7:46 pm