The 2016 annual
meeting is hereby warned for 9 January, 2016, 7
PM. In case of storm, 16 January, 2016.
Election of officers, setting of dues, By-law
change vote and other business will be conducted.
2015 was another very good
year. Membership is up some compared to last year,
bringing us close to our recent high 3
years ago. Bills are paid and no major projects
were performed this year.
We had our
parking lot at the clubhouse re-graded. George
Tucker did a fantastic job flattening out the lot
it smoothly up to road level. It looks perfectly
flat but actually drops slightly to the southeast
corner, draining into the
roadside drainage ditch. A beautiful job with no
disruption of access to the club. Thanks again,
Graham Kennedy, Kevin Stuart
and crew provided heavy equipment and labor to
clean up our trap range. They cleaned
out many years of shotgun wads and other debris,
filling trailers and taking them to the dump. Many
on clean up day. They also have been maintaining
our outdoor range, replacing plywood target
silhouette stands and generally maintaining the
outdoor range. We can be very proud of the neat
and well maintained
appearance of our outdoor range.
feed to the trap house failed this summer. Mark
and Charley Horton provided labor and equipment to
trench and install conduit for a new feed. Carl
Thresher installed a new electric feed (Carl
Thresher Electric, Inc.) and we
were back in business. Cost to us was friendly or
Ralph Goings repaired our
swinging gate, re-welding by Carl Hurd,
a broken hinge, and redesigning support at the
A potential fire was prevented
at the club house during a summer hunter safety
training event when Dick Odette
smelled smoke and discovered a fluorescent light
fixture smoldering. He ran upstairs to the main
electrical panel, killed
the power, evacuated the kids and called the fire
dept. The fire dept. responded and doused the
smoldering wood in the
ceiling. I arrived a few minutes later and the
action was over. The Hunter Safety class was still
in session in the back
parking lot and continued until the lesson was
finished. Keith Buswell showed up, confirmed that
the cause was defective
fluorescent ballast. A few days later, Keith and
crew (Ralph Goings and Dick Odette) rebuilt the
old lights with new ballasts
and up-to-date fluorescent lamps, donating time
Dick Odette built an “elevated
observation perch” and an outdoor service table at
the trap range.
Doors were rebuilt at the “old
trap house” for the archery range target storage.
Proposed By-Law Change
indoor activities including pistol and rifle
leagues, junior rifle, 4H and junior archery were
held during the first
4 months of the year.
Hunter Education and Trapper
Education programs were also held during the year.
In June the fishing derby was
held at Keith Ferguson’s pond.
The 3D archery program at the
outdoor range was held May thru September on
Trap shooting was active on
Friday nights for most of the good weather.
Metallic handgun informal
shooting on Wednesday nights, May thru September
was well attended.
Hunting and Fishing Day,
Once again we had a successful day with
decent weather. Thanks to Jamie Loura for
organizing and managing this event.
We were co-sponsored by Ruger Firearms, supplying
their great guns and plenty of ammo to shoot them.
represented Ruger again and provided expert
instruction to new shooters. What a great service
Mike and Ruger donate to
us. Thank you again, Mike. Dick Ballentine and
family cooked up their fabulous barbecued chicken.
repaired the running deer target.
Justine Lakin will be replaced by her dad, Ralph
Secretary & Trap Chairman
Jaimie Loura is moving on and both jobs are open
Article IV Membership
A member in good standing may
bring a maximum of two guests at a time to the
outdoor or indoor range. A
guest may use the outdoor or indoor range only
twice in a calendar year. This does not apply to
that are open to the public. Members are
responsible for the conduct of their guests while
any club facilities
are being used.
Commercial use of the club facilities for profit
by any member is prohibited. This does not apply
run, or sponsored, by the club.