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20 January 2014, White Sulphur Springs – Annual Meeting
Don Babcock led the membership in the Pledge of Allegience and called the meeting to order.
Members Present: Don Babcock, Ron Coleman, Don Doig, Steve Hicks, Chuck Stricker, Mike Vennard, Pat McCoy, Ron Hamm, Gary Smith, JoAnne Cummins, Bill Cummins, Dan Rader, Tim Allen, Rod Browning.
Minutes of last meeting read by Pat McCoy. Motion to accept as read, Mike Vennard, 2 nd Ron Coleman. Motion Accepted.
Treasurers Report read by Pat McCoy. Motion to accept as read by Bill Cummins, 2 nd Mike Vennard. Motion Accepted.
Pistol Range Committee report by Mike Vennard that we are waiting on word from Friends of NRA on status of grant, and spring. Pat McCoy stated that he was informed by our FoNRA representative that in the future the Grant Committee would like to see that we have a lease of somewhere between 15 and twenty years and that it was suggested that the MCSA board consider action in increasing out lease. At present the lease stands at 13 years to go. [It was noted later that we could increase our acreage holding to include specific property for a proper background for the 1000 yard gong.]
Personal Protection classes are to be held during the Month of April with the ‘field day' in May.
Signage. Don Babcock reintroduced the subject of signs for the Association, one at the cattle gate just off Jackson Road and the other on the end of the new room facing the parking area. Two were discussed, one an all metal plasma laser cut at appx. $2000 per sign and the second a plastic laminate at $250. The benefits of both were enumerated and after some general discussion the decision was differed to the next meeting. During the discussion Mike Vennard made a suggestion that a metal sign might be bought for the building which would provide a positive background, while a plastic laminate would work better at the cattle gate.
Mike Vennard has not put the generator on Craig's List.
Pat McCoy suggested that for the Personal Protection Class that the rated be increased due to the Association providing all the ammunition [for which prices have recently skyrocketed] and use of the Association pistols. The rate would be $75 for the general public with a $10 waiver for Association members. JoAnne Cummins made a motion to adjust rates as stated, 2 nd Ron Coleman, motion Passed.
Mike Vennard noted that he had contacted the Fire extinguishercompany and they say they would contact him when they came to White Sulphur Springs. They didn't. Mike contacted the Sherriff to find out when they would be there again, he said that he would let him know, time has come and gone. So Mike suggested that the Association purchase new extinguishers. Motion to purchase 2 extinguishers by Ron Coleman, 2 nd Mike Vennard, motion passed.
Pat McCoy noted that the bill for fixing the water damaged rifles was $660. The bill was paid by donations from Forkin Arms and Mike Vennard.
Montana Gun Law books, authored by Gary Maubrt , are being offered by the Meagher Co Sherriff at a discount. If anyone wants one , they should contact Pat McCoy and he will order them. The book cost is approximately $6-7.00.
Elections after nominations from the floor for the various offices was taken that Pat McCoy offered that the Sec/Tres . and Director position be elected by acclimation due to only one nominated for each position. And then a secret ballot for President was held between Don Doig and Rod Browning. The results of all elections:
Rod Browning – President
JoAnne Cummins – Secretary/Treasurer
Mike Vennard- Director
Pat McCoy proposed a letter with all the offices and one Director be added to the check signing list, proposal accepted.
McCoy suggested that we review whether we want to continue as members/supporters of the following organizations: Civilian Marksmanship Program, USA Shooting sports, NRA, Montana Rifle and Pistol Assoc. During the discussion it was suggested that we should also consider Shooting Sports Assoc. and Gun Owners of America. Motion to continue and consider, Mike Vennard, 2 nd Pat McCoy. Motion Passed
With the Friends of NRA banquet coming up on Mar 22 it was suggested that we purchase in a timely manner the 10 tickets and the sponsor table. Motion to purchase Ron Coleman, 2 nd Ron Hamm. Motion Passed.
Mike Vennard motion to adjourn, 2 nd Don Doig. Motion Passed
16 December 2013, White Sulphur Springs – Monthly Meeting
Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance led by Don Babcock, President
Members present: Pat McCoy, Brian fisher, Don Babcock, Ron Coleman, Mike Vennard, Don Doig, Bill and Joanne Cummins, Tina Pomeroy. Guest Adam Grove, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.
Minutes of the previous meeting read by Pat McCoy, Sec./Tres. Motion to accept by Mike Vennard, 2 nd Bill Cummins, motion passed.
Treasurers Report read by Pat McCoy, Motion to accept by Ron Coleman, 2 nd Mike Vennard, motion Passed.
Personal Protection class has been tentatively scheduled for April 3 to May 3, 2014.
Bob Gardner has been contacted and possible class outlines have been proposed for a spring/summer long range shooting clinic. Possible dates for the classes about the months of June/July were discussed but have not been set yet.
The propane generator is to be put on Craig's List to be sold.
The FofNRA Grant for aid in building the new pistol range has been submitted. The grants are usually awarded in late January and we should know about March if we were awarded the grant.
A brief discussion on replacing the concrete bench tops was held, the project was put off until spring.
Don Babcock noted that certain targets were needed to be purchased, but at this time the exact numbers and inventory of which styles were in short supply was not known. Brian Fisher made a motion to purchase appropriate amounts up to a limit of $500. 2 nd Ron Coleman. Motion Passed.
Don Babcock noted that the metal silhouette targets are badly shot up and need to be replaced. Discussion ensued as to should they be replace by armor plate. As no one knew the price point the project was put off until the January meeting and Pacific Steel in Bozeman can be contacted for prices.
Nominations for 2014 officers were taken:
Brian Fisher made a motion that the Association purchase 10 tickets and a table to the Bozeman friends of NRA banquet in March of 2014. That these tickets be used to send the officers and board members t the banquet. Pat McCoy noted that this may be contrary to Montana Non-Profit regulations of liability protection by creating a possible “employee status” of the recipients. 2 nd Ron Coleman, Brian called for a vote, motion passed.
Adam Grove, Mt. FWP biologist gave a brief review of the proposed bi-annual legislation for new hunting regulations. He additionally noted that a FWP Comments meeting will be held in White Sulphur Springs on Wednesday 8 th of January 2014 and City Hall. Highlights of these changes are:
All of Montana will be changed to antlered Mule Deer only and the Mule Deer B tag [doe] will be eliminated.
The White Tail B tag [doe] is to be eliminated state wide, although a White Tail doe may be taken with a General Tag in appropriate areas.
You can find more precise wording and comment pages on the FWP web site and comments can be made through 23 January 2014 to FWP.