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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

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 16, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
April 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday Creek Rifle & Pistol 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, Jim Keith, Vincent Muggli and Lee Wankel

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

3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $45,725.17, 1st CD $2,329 2nd CD $2,000, all tax reports are filed. Jim moved to accept the report, 2nd by Todd-passed

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle-Jesse Smith installed bathroom door and stool.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Storage Container-Not yet delivered will be sooon.
-Raffle Tickets-5 tickets were still available 95 were sold with Chris selling the most-great job Chris
-Shotgun Starting Tuesday for ladies on April 23rd, Wednesday for youth on 24th and Friday open all times at 6pm.
-Action pistol first USPCA shoot was held club made $712.50, with 25 shooters. The schedule is set on the action pistol page.

6) Old Business
– Rifle and Pistol Range workday-set for April 27th 9am
– Annual Meeting and Banquet-Fairgrounds for location, 3rd Saturday in January, 2020. Jeff moved for a $2,100 budget, Lee 2nd-Passed

7) New Business
– Building trusses, Vince Muggli-siscussion-no motion
-Archery-John Kuntz volunteered to head up the archery shoots, Jim made motion for the support and use of targets, Todd 2nd-passed
Mike Wade asked that boy scouts could use Spotted Eagle on June 8th from 9am-2pm, Marty made motion to allow them access, Jim 2nd, motion passed.

10) Adjourn at 8:20pm

Archery Meeting

Archery
If you have any interest in seeing any archery matches, an archery league, or weekly archery shoots this year, PLEASE meet with John Kuntz Tuesday, April 30th 6:30 PM at the conference room located in the FWP building across from the stockyards. If there is enough interest at this meeting we will get something off the ground this year. If not, we won’t.

Range Closure and Work Day

Work Day Rescheduled!
Due to predicted wet weather, the range work day scheduled for Sat. April 27th has been rescheduled for NEXT Saturday, May 4th at 900 AM. We encourage you to attend the work day as many hands make for light work. We have a list of projects including emptying trash cans, replacing backer boards, berm work, repairing and replacing steel targets, etc. Lunch will be provided and all those participating the the work will be entered in the Volunteer Incentive Raffle for a chance to win a gun at the end of the year.

Rifle and Pistol Range Closed
Saturday May 4th the CR&GC Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed for the above scheduled work day. Please help spread the word about this range closure and work day. Thank you!

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – April 16, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
April 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday Creek Rifle & Pistol Range

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes

3) Reading of Current Financial Report

4) President Report
– Spotted Eagle

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Storage Container
– Raffle Tickets

6) Old Business
– Rifle and Pistol Range workday
– Annual Meeting and Banquet

7) New Business
– Building trusses, Vince Muggli

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes-March 19, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2019
Custer Rod and Gun
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
March 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Spotted Eagle

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers-Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Mary Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Vincent Muggli and Lee Wankel

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes-Moved to be accepted by Chris, second by JD-Passed

3) Reading of Current Financial Report-Bank Account $44,157.28 (paypal was deposited, Shed is not paid for yet)

4) President Report
– Keys-arranged by Chris, keys distributed by Jesse Smtih
– Membership & PayPal-415 members, paypall $8,130.72
– Annual Meeting Location-no new activity
– Spotted Eagle Snow Removal-MCC Heavy Equipment class removed snow from Spotted Eagle, Chris made motion for $200 to Car Quest for tools, seconded by Vincent-Passed

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol-Raffle going well for shed, 7 books sold, Chris sold over 5 books, USPCA shoot canceled. Tentative calendar 4/6, 6/1, 6/29, 7/6, and 8/3. Action pistol is starting May 2nd.
– Cowboy Action-no report
– Shotgun- schedule will be posted soon. Resume Ladies Tuesday night shoots, other days are up to demand.

6) Old Business-Vincent said the shed will be delivered in April depending on conditions.

7) New Business-Sunday Creek Range clean up day, April 27, 0900
– Hunter Safety Field Day-Sunday April 28 at Spotted Eagle. Marty made motion-Chris seconded-passed

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
N/A

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn 7:42 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – March 19, 2019

Custer Rod and Gun
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
March 19, 2019 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

4) President Report
– Keys
– Membership & PayPal
– Annual Meeting Location
– Spotted Eagle Snow Removal

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

6) Old Business

7) New Business
– Hunter Safety Field Day

8) Nomination and Election of Officers and Board of Directors
N/A

9) Good and Welfare

10) Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes February 19, 2019

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

1) Call to order and Roll call of officers-present Jesse Smith, Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Todd Burch, Jim Keith and Vincent Muggli.

2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes-Chris moved to accept the minutes Jim Keith seconded the motion, passed

3) Reading of Current Financial Report-Marty reported cash balance of $35, 069.91, CD $2,321.99, pay pal has a little over $6,000. Jim moved to accept the report, Shane seconded, motion passed.

4) President Report
– Annual Banquet-took in $6,165 in cash, $1,400 in Memberships, banquet costs of $1,492 which resulted in a first time ever profit for the annual banquet of approximately $1,400.
– Membership-a little less than 400 members are currently paid.

5) Reports of Boards and Standing/Special Committees
– Action Pistol-Custer Rod and Gun Club USPSA match to be held at Fallon County indoor range on March 9th. limited number of shooters allowed. It will be a USPSA classifier match. Vincent made the motion for the match, seconded by Marty, motion passed.
Marty requested range supplies for action pistol for the year (cardboard targets, sticks and pasters) Jim made a motion of $500 for action pistol range supplies, Todd seconded, motion passed.
Motion by Chris to purchase 40′ land/sea container to store range supplies at Sunday Creek action pistol for $5,000, JD seconded the motion, Vincent will find a container vendor.
Marty made a motion for a raffle to pay for the container. $1,500 in gift certificates, limited to 100 tickets at $50 each. Motion was seconded by JD, motion passed. Marty will have raffle tickets by March meeting date.
– Archery-no report
– Cowboy Action-no report
– Shotgun-Jeff is reaching out to ATA for league information.

6) Old Business
– Spotted Eagle Keys-Chris will coordinate with locksmith for lock changes.

7) New Business
– VFW Flag Project-Motion by Jim, seconded by JD to contribute $50 for the project. Motion passed
– 2019 Board Meeting Locations-March Spotted Eagle, then alternate each month between Spotted Eagle and Sunday Creek
– $3,000 steel target budget for Action Pistol-Motion to approve email straw vote by Jesse, seconded by Shane, motion passed.
– Rifle Range Work Day (range improvements, weed control)-Chris made motion to close the range for one day to be determined for week mitigation spraying. Donated and completed by Vincent, Jim seconded, motion passed. Discussions on further upgrade to pistol bays including new safety area and rock/gravel…no motion
– Spotted Eagle Workday-no date set at this meeting
– Annual filings-IRS to Jesse Smith to complete
– Upcoming shoots (coyotes, 1st responders, etc)-Dates not yet set, most likely at March meeting
– FWP Range Day-Jeff brought up Hunter Education field day at spotted eagle range on March 10th. Jim made motion to allow the use of the range, JD seconded, motion passed.
– FNRA Committee-Shane requested volunteers for friends of the NRA banquet, contact Shane for more information.

8) Good and Welfare-nothing

10) Adjourn 7:55PM