Minutes Board of Directors Meeting February 25, 2020
Custer Rod and Gun Club
Board of Directors Meeting
February 25, 2020 7:00 PM
VFW Hall, Miles City
1) Call to order at 7:00 pm, Roll call of officers: Chris Schlepp, Jeff Faycosh, Marty Scheid, Shane Adams, JD Arneson, Jesse Blankenship, Jim Keith, John Kuntz, Vincent Muggli, Pat Roos and Lee Wankel.
2) Reading of Previous Meeting Minutes; Annual meeting motion to accept by Jess Blankenship, 2nd by Marty passed
3) Reading of Current Financial Report: Marty stated that cash balance is $43,827.72, 1st CD $2,341.65,2nd CD $2,022.87.
4) President Report-Life memberships were reissued to Bing Cherry, Bert Elwood and Mary Elizabeth Grue. Fred Tetchner and Fred Scheid vouched for them having life membership. Todd Williams stated he knows someone who had a life membership, but hasn’t provided contact information for that person at the time of this meeting.
-Membership is just under 400 members. Jesse will update the lock and shut off access to anyone who hasn’t renewed. The lock will be changed the weekend of February 29, 2020.
-Ken Koehler presented an NRA Range Safety Officer training course on February 18,19 and 20, 2020. Members who attended this training were, Jim Keith (already certified), Jesse Blankenship, Shane Adams, Chris Schlepp, Lee Wankel and Jeff Faycosh.
-Action pistol-nothing shut down for the winter, Marty reports that we are down $424.85 in costs to provide this shoots with the cost of targets and associated items.
-USPSA is still having indoor shoots in conjunction with the Fallon County Shooting complex at their indoor range. USPSA registration is open in Practicscore, for more information all posts are on the Facebook Custer Rod & Gun Club Action Pistol page. Jesse stated there will be 10 shoots this year. Upgrades need to be done to the walls in particular the bases for the walls.
-Shotgun has slowed minimal range time due to weather. However with the recent nice weather Sunday shooting at 1 pm has been active. Jeff turned over on January 26, 2020 to Marty $228.00 from Fall and Winter shooting times bringing the income from Skeet and Trap for 2019 to $2,105. Shooting will continue through winter/spring as weather allows. Jeff is posting on the club Facebook page if the range will be open. Jeff ordered 2 pallets of clay targets through Red Rock Sporting goods, delivery in Spring.
-Archery-John Kuntz stated he could not find a safety net for the indoor winter shoots that will stop the high speed arrows. Outdoor shoots will resume later in the spring. John discussed replacing the wooden frames at Spotted Eagle with Metal Frames to prevent the damage that is occurring at the archery range.
-Cowboy Action-no report
-Friends of the NRA, Shane stated the banquet is to be held in May.
-Results of the Banquet. It appears it was attended by 190 members and there were problems with the flow of the food. Marty reported that all of the bills were paid and the club made $3,009.45 in profit from the Annual Meeting/Banquet.
-Gravel on Pistol range-Marty brought in a bid to level and gravel the pistol bays and parking space for $7,500 from Doeden Construction. Discussion on improving all roads by leveling and graveling to 100 yard range, Pistol bays and 200 yard range. Jim made the motion to approve the gravel on the roads, parking spaces, bays for the whole Sunday creek range with a cost cap of $11,000, Vince 2nd, motion passed.
-Chris stated that both mowers have been repaired and maintenance completed on them for $500. They should be in place soon.
6)New Business Jesse Smith via email had requested that we have the same meeting schedule for 2020 alternating between Spotted Eagle and Sunday Creek. Directors indicated that Spotted Eagle has a less than adequate heating system for winter meetings but agreed in theory. The VFW is an alternate when the weather conditions dictate. Spotted Eagle will be the meeting location on March 17 at 7 pm and Sunday Creek on April 21 at 7 pm.
-Youth Rifle class. Jeff and Travis Helm will coordinate the youth rifle course which will follow NRA guidelines. We are looking at an hosting it at the Sunday Creek range starting in April and continuing into May on a weekend day. Jeff and Travis will present an outline and cost for the class at the March meeting. Advertising for participants will be posted after March 17th with cost and schedule.
-Jesse Blankenship brought up the need for a club Standard Operations Plan (SOP) for all club activities. Jesse Blankenship will head up the meeting and work with the other directors to formulate a SOP which will be available to all members. Jesse Blankenship made the motion, Shane 2nd-passed.
-Spotted Eagle discussion of a new safe, directors agreed it was not needed presently.
-Sunday Creek Work day schedule. Marty made the motion for April 25th, 2020, Jim 2nd-passed.
-Jeff Requested the use of Spotted Eagle for Hunter Education field days, exact dates unknown but March 8th should be the first one, the second later on. The board approved the use as needed.
Goals for 2020 were set by the board of Directors
-Improvement of Sunday Creek roads and parking spaces
-lighting on the Trap and Skeet Range
-establish a 5 stand course at Spotted Eagle. Committee was set at Jeff, Marty, Pat and Jim to explore
-Jesse Blankenship suggested that membership and directors need to support the Friends of the NRA and their banquet with an official endorsement of the club. Marty made the motion, Lee 2nd-motion passed. Planning meeting schedule for March 5th at 6:30 pm at the VFW.
-Jeff made a motion to move quickly on reserving the space at Eastern Montana Fairgrounds for the Annual Banquet/Meeting on January 16th, 2021. Marty 2nd-passed Jeff will secure the date with the fairgrounds.
7) Good of the order.
8) Adjourn at 8:45 pm.