6:59pm – Board of Directors met prior to the general membership meeting. These are the list of issues that were discussed:
- John Hiser paid normal bills
- L. Boyer presented club with proposal to replace and/or repair boiler furnace due to leaking
- Mike Ripley presented club with proposal for new zero turn Clipper mower for club
- BOD revisited 2017 club improvements list and chose top 3 things to get done (new furnace, refinish main hall floors, purchase new mower)
7:40pm – Meeting was called to order – Pledge of Allegiance & Conservation pledge
Special Visitor: John K. from the fish and boat commission stopped by to talk about the upcoming trout season. He encouraged everyone to check the fish and boat commission website for stocking information and any changes to the rules for different areas of fishing. He also encouraged to keep up on any boating regulations.
Introduction of Officers: Stephen Gustkey-Pistol, Mike Cumberland-President, Jim Hacke- Secretary, Brian Jesteadt-Membership, Mike Ripley-Jr. Rifle/Black Powder and Tom Horstman- Trap.
Treasurer’s Report: John Hiser paid bill of $870 for new gravel down at trap/rifle range. Also announced that our renewal from Erie Insurance came.
Pop: Steve turned in $20 from pop sales out of fridge.
Rental Committee Report: Boy Scouts had a special thanks for letting them use the hall to stay over night while completing some service projects at Jennings Environmental Center. In return they did some cleaning of light fixtures in the club as a thanks. March 4th the trap team will be using the hall to host their Winter Trap League banquet. March 17th,18th,19th the pistol team will be hosting their sectional matches. March 25th will be the annual Frolic. Remember to always check the online calendar for rentals.
Pistol Team: Pistol team has their sectional matches coming up in March. So far they have about 14 registered shooters. They turned in $184 to the club.
Trap Team: Tom turned in $92.21 from winter league. Also wants everyone to know that the trap range will be opening back up in March on Tuesdays for practice. Open to members and public. $3.50 per round of 25 birds.
Black Powder: Mike turned in $91 to the club. March 25th will be the trail shoot for anyone interested. Event starts at 1pm which will be followed by a dinner at 6pm. Please contact for any questions.
Junior Rifle Team: Due to the large turn out of kids Junior Rifle is still shooting in 2 groups of beginner and advanced. Advanced shooters will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month while beginners will be shooting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Any adults willing to help during shooting are appreciated.
Archery: Still looking for members who want to put together a team of shooters to practice.
Fun Indoor Shoot: Dickie turned in $177.27. They shoot 1st, 3rd and 4th Monday every month @ 7pm. everyone is welcome. Open sights with .22 caliber rifles from a rested position.
Membership: Brian read new memberships and collected $6,034 of which $785 to maintenance fund and $5,249 to general fund. Brian mentioned that about 120 existing members hadn’t renewed yet. There are about 540 total members for the club of which 50 are new in 2017.
Old Business: Jon Hiser said he is still working on getting the CMP correspondence forms filled out and submitted. Jim Hacke said that there are now 2 cameras watching the pistol range.
New Business: After our annual furnace inspection was done it was brought to our attention the main casting in the boiler is leaking. It was decided that the club will be moving forward on replacing the boiler after getting a few estimates to look over. The club has decided to move forward with purchasing a new zero turn mower due to the rising maintenance/repair cost of the old one. It was also decided that the floor in the main hall will be getting refinished to begin sprucing the place up some. There will also be some improvements to the lighting around the outside of the building to improve energy consumption.
8:43 pm – George made motion to adjourn meeting.