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64 Old Bay Road New Durham, NH 03835

MINUTES FOR THE MEMBERS MEETING

December 11, 2019
30 Directors/Members in Attendance

Meeting was called to order by President, Bob Chase at 7:00 p.m.

Pledged allegiance to the flag.

Roll call was read by Mark and accepted.

Secretary’s report for Member’s Meeting held on November 13, 2019 was read and accepted. All in favor.

Treasurer’s report was read by Garrick Locke and accepted.

NEW BUSINESS
Membership
Rose said that there were 17 new members, names were read and a motion was made and seconded to accept new members. All in favor.

195 Family memberships, 5 new for a total of 400.

251 Individual memberships, 8 new, for a total of 259.

393 Senior memberships, 4 new, for a total of 397.

35 Life member are registered.

Total Membership – 890

Total Members – 1090

Guest passes from 11/14 through 12/11 – 25 guest passes were sold

Skeet

Still there, machines are good to go.  Skeet is on Saturday from 9 to 12 and Tuesdays from 3 to 9

Range Usage

Pistol Range – 125 members, 11 guests, 14 range officer visits. Targets changed by Tony on 11/29 were 4, 6, 7 and 8

Rifle Range – 135 members, 16 guests, 13 range officer visits. No targets changed

Patterning Range – 1 member

Jamie Taylor took measurements and is getting back to Chris on a price for new benches and dividers on the rifle range.

Range Officer –   Clarence said no incidents on rifle range. Tony said that someone shot the shooting rest.  He will get it fixed.  Chris found 410 buck shot on the pistol range.  Only slugs are to be used.  Buck shot can be used at the patterning range.  Clarence said that we still have the same amount of range officers, 4 vacancies.  Thanked all range officers for all they do and happy holidays.

Running Deer
Bill said the deer is in hibernation for the year!

Safety
Ed reminded everyone to be careful of the ice and snow and there are pails of sand on the grounds.  To keep handicapped access open, please shovel out when you can.

Archery
Brian said that the target houses were built and the bag targets were hung.  Range is fully functional.

Pack 859
No news – waiting to hear back from Lisa Gelinas. I continue to email Lisa to get her key and have her take the Pack’s belongings, but she does not respond.  I will continue to email her.

Dam
No report

National Wildlife Federation
No report

Kids Fishing Day
Janet mentioned that Dollar General was having a one-half off price sale on some of their toys and requested that she was given up to $300.00 to spend for this year’s kids fishing day.  All in favor.

Facebook/Website
Rose said that renewals are coming in.  She will send out an email blast before 12/15.  Everything is going fine.

Barry Camp
Christy announced the names of the children that were going to Barry Camp – all in favor.

Miscellaneous
Adam has a concealed carry class on 1/22/20 from 6-10 p.m.

Mark mentioned that the gate was acting up again – due to the weather.  Discussed what you can do to get the gate to open if it is iced in.

Garrick:  Reminded everyone of our new mailing address.

Archery:

A letter had been sent out to all members regarding the spending of over $5,000 on archery targets. Brian, Allan and Brian have got the archery program up and running again.  We have 2 GSB Shoots in 2020 and that we may have a few of our own and Brian will be doing the Thursday night shoots this summer.  We need a total of 30 targets for the GSB shoots and we would like to order 17 Reinhart targets for a total of $7,360. Will purchase by Coyote Creek.  Brian and Garrick researched different websites to see if they could get a better price, but Coyote Creek is giving us the best deal.  These targets should last about 10 seasons.

Allan mentioned that this is a capital investment for the club and these targets will last for a long time.  There are 12 clubs in GSB and they all have nice facilities and great targets.  Some of the best archers in the state attend these events. Our facilities are great but we do need new targets if we want these people to participate in our shoots.

Allan and Brian put archery range back together, new shooting bags and new roofs. We also have a shed for people to sign in now.  Allan is working on repairing the sign and will get it back up as soon as it is done.   It was also mentioned by a member that we can possibly get involved with the IBO shoot.  Two day shoots and club can make thousands of dollars.

Gilles Pellitier made a motion to spend $7,360 on the targets needed for the archery range.  Seconded and all in favor.

Brian will order targets.

Beth from Seacoast Friends of NRA mentioned a toy drive at Major Waldron’s if anyone was interested in going.

Motion made by Dave to adjourn.  All in favor.

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