The 618th regular meeting of the Hope Rod and Gun Club was called to order buy President downs at @7:01 PM.
The Secretaries Report was read and approved with no comments or corrections.
New Members: Ben Riser and Jeff Morris were voted in as new members, a welcome was extended to both.
Committee reports: Russ Jenkins reported that the pheasant and deer bow contest will open at the next meeting.
At this time we have 299 members.
All raffle winners were notified on Sunday august 24th.
79 chickens were left over from the rain shortened shoot, these are available for $ 5.00 each.
Buildings and grounds: The road has been resurfaced, PLEASE drive slow until the road has been packed.
The work has started on the rifle range baffle/ shooting benches. A 40 by 10 concrete foundation has been approved by the membership for an approx. $1000.00 expense. Motion made by Brett Dollar and 2nd by Russ Jenkins – motion passed on voice vote.
Shooting Committee: Mike Mann gave a report about changing the ways shooting dues are collected, more info up-coming after a meeting with the committee and the persons running the nightly shoots.
Raffle: Mark Hanson reported a successful raffle. A thank you letter was sent to Chief Shervin for taking the time out of his day to pull the winning tickets.
President Downs has asked for input for next years Mark Mark shoot , all though the weather did not co-operate the club did post a profit. Thanks to all that helped to make it a success.
March Fund raiser Dinner – no report at this time.
The annual Club Picnic will be held August 28th – There will be a pig roasted. Please bring a dish to pass as the club will provide the pig and beverages. Cost is $15.00 to shoot (first 50 rounds ,must be done by noon). Scores will be classified and there will be shoots for the women and kids (no cost to them)
Trophies awarded and fun shoot after.
There will be Bingo with cash prizes. Note – the pistol range will be closed that day.
Old business: Jeff Krisher has done some testing with green targets. – they seem to be very distinct at no additional cost – motion to throw green birds at the picnic so we can get more input.
Calendar: Aug 15th – member reserved
Aug 28th – Club Picnic
Oct 2 – Black Powder Trap Shoot.
Nov 5-6 and 12-13 Hunter sight in.
Drawing won by Jay Dollar
Adjourn at 7:50.