The 616th meeting of Hope Rod and Gun Club was called to order on June 6th, 2016, at 7:02 PM by President Tom Downs.
Secretaries Report: President Downs read the minutes from the May (615th) meeting, hearing no additions or corrections, they were approved as read.
Treasurers Report: Treasurer Birrenkott presented the members with the treasury information.
New Members: Karen and Ron Guthrie were accepted as new members.
Membership: Membership Director Jenkins reports 298 current members, 53 dropped, 3 on wait list. Dues are due, unpaid members subject to termination.
Lee Hutson was thanked by the Club for his years of dedicated service running Open Trap Shoots. Motion moved and seconded to approve Lee as an Honorary Member, approved by member vote.
Hunting and Fishing: Turkey contest applications are due at the July 11th meeting.
Building and Grounds: Electrical panel has been replaced due to an emergency. Expense was $1900.00.
Clubhouse and berm work continues. Volunteers needed for maintenance, improvement and upkeep of facilities, patching, painting, etc. Contact Butch and please help.
Trap League: Going well.
Raffle: Going well, but need more members to participate in selling tickets. Drawing to be held at the Mark Mark Chicken Shoot on July 23rd.
Old Business: John Thomas and AFS Inc are working on providing RSO vests and Club T-Shirts, Hats, etc. More details to follow
Chicken Shoot discussion. Need volunteers for a successful day. Raffle drawing will be held that day as well.
Discussion regarding the sale around the easement land to Skaalen Retirement Services Foundation. The sale should have no effect to our easement. Chuck Thieme has been contacted to look into any possible concerns.
“Thank You” read from McFarland Education Foundation for ongoing support of $1,000.00 Hope Scholarship. This year, awards went to Dean Dokken and Kendra Forsmo.
Calendar of Events/Update:
July 9th – Reserved for Grad Party
July meeting moved to July 11th in deference to Independence Day.
July 11th – 15th – Hunter Safety 9 am – 1 pm
July 16th – Reserved for Bachelor Party
July 23rd – Mark Mark Chicken Shoot and Raffle Draw
August 14th – Reserved
The next meeting will by July 11th, 7pm, at the Hope Clubhouse.
50/50 was won by Myles Bible who donated his winnings to the Youth Group.
Motion to adjourn moved, seconded, and passed.
Karen Guthrie – Laurie Downs