Meeting Minutes for December 12, 2016

Moraine Conservation and Sportsman’s Club

Meeting Minutes for December 12, 2016


7:02pm – Board of Directors met prior to the general membership meeting. These are the list of issues that were discussed:

  • Bills for Range rules sign and trap parts were given to Jon to pay.
  • Stephen again mentioned the Gun Law Seminar that will be given at the club Jan 14th that will cover laws regarding use of deadly force. It is free to members and people can sign up online at
  • Steve also wants to go over budget to see where we can do some improvements to the club. Purchasing a new lawn mower is one consideration, floor, lighting and walls in the club and finishing of the trap building were other considerations. The BOD will hold a special meeting on Monday, January 16th @ 7pm to discuss what should be done.

7:34pm – Meeting was called to order – Pledge of Allegiance & Conservation pledge


Introduction of Officers: Stephen Gustkey-Pistol, Mike Cumberland-President, Kim- Secretary, Brian Jesteadt-Membership, Mike Ripley-Jr. Rifle/Black Powder and Tom Horstman- Trap.


Treasurer’s Report: Jon read treasurer’s report.

Bills and Communications: Received check from Iron Mtn of $450 from 9/28/16 range rental.

Pop: Steve turned in $11 for pop

Rental Committee Report: No hall rentals to report. Firearms training on January 14th.

Pistol Team: Stephen turned in $62 after expenses. Working on having an indoor national sectional match March 17-19th.

Trap Team: Tom is turning in $25.63 from last league shoot and winter league shoots.

Black Powder: Mike reported small turnout so no money to turn in.

Junior Rifle Team: With more kids participating in the Junior rifle program, Mike indicated that he may need to practice every Tuesday instead of the two Tuesdays of the month they currently are doing. He also found a good deal on ammo on Black Friday sale. No money to turn in.

Fun Indoor Shoot: Dickie turning in $95 to club for two fun shoots.

Sister in Arms: There was a note from Sharon that she might resume the program for women.

Membership: Brian read new memberships and collected $2295 of which $295 to maintenance fund and $2000 to general fund. He reported 181 new members for 2016 which brings total of 464 Sr, Life and Charter members. Total membership is 649.

Old Business: US Law Shield class will be on January 14th, 2017 with cost of $10 to public and free to members. Jim stated that end of December/January he will start installing outdoor cameras. Election of Officers: All positions of BOD will remain unchanged except the vacancy of Recording Secretary where Jim Hacke will fill until a replacement is found.

New Business: It is suggested that we need signs to state that this is a private club “members only” since the pistol and rifle ranges are so close to the road we are finding more and more nonmembers using the facilities. We also need gravel down at the Trap parking lot. Rich Hoover mentioned that the gutters on the main clubhouse need cleaned out and fixed properly.


8:30 pm – Ron Miller made motion to adjourn meeting.

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