Newsletter - March 2019

3/21/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 03/21/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

February 26, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Roger Ward, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler.

Minutes

Minutes of the January 22, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 306.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that there are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. Condition of the range is generally good. Stone has been spread on the driveway and along the left side of the driveway to reduce erosion.

 

Old Business

 

Plate Rack: Chuck Novak brought up concerns about the previously considered plans for repairing the plate rack. After discussion, the Committee decided to meet Friday, March 1 at the range to consider alternate designs.

[The committee did meet at the plate rack, did some testing, and measuring, and deveoped a preferred solution. That solution will be implemented on March 30. We hope that we will be able to return the plate rack into service after that date (we will send a notice out when the plate rack can be used again).]

 

 

Intermediate Berms: Action on rifle range is tabled until after the next Range Committee meeting.

 

Motion Detectors: Motion detectors have been added to the video system at the range. This will reduce the number of video records to be scanned to about 3500 per week.

 

New Business

 

Handgun Definition: Our General Range Rules (OPS. 4) allow only "handguns" using standard handgun ammunition on the right pistol range, but do not define what a "handgun" is. Members were observed using questionable firearms on the right pistol range. The Executive Committee voted to change the limitation from "handguns" to "handguns having a barrel length less than 10 inches". Please note: this does not affect the prohibition on non-handgun ammunition. .223 "pistols", etc. are still not permitted.

 

Permitted Ammunition: The General Range Rules (OPS. 7) limit types of ammunition that may be used when shooting at steel targets. The Execuitve Committee voted to ad +P and +P+ to the list of prohibited ammunition when shooting at steel.

 

Rules Signs: The signs at the range are outdated, and need to be replaced. The Safety Rules (SFT) will be posted on a large sign at each range. The Operational (OPS) and Administrative Rules (ADM) will be posted on smaller signs on the bulletin board near the connex and at the rifle range. Members should not take this to mean that the Operational and Administrative rules are not important!

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NRA small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match -March 2019

3/12/2019

March 9, 2019 Small Bore Silhouette matches

 

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 7 9 6 7 29 Match Winner
Chris Diacetis B 5 6 1 2 14 1st B class
Dennis Eidson AA 8 6 3 3 20  
Bret Howell B 2 4 2 2 10  
Keena Howell A 2 4 3 4 13 1sta class
Vernon Jones A 2 1 2 3 8  
Brad Montgomery A 3 5 3 1 12  
Emily Montgomery A 4 4 2 2 12  
William Noll UNCL 3 2 1 3 9  
Randy Petersen B 0 0 0 2 2  
Ed Sharp B 4 3 2 0 9  


 

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 7 8 6 8 29 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AAA 9 8 5 6 28  
Bret Howell B 4 0 1 1 6  
Keena Howell A 4 5 0 2 11  
Vernon Jones A 2 3 3 3 11  
Brad Montgomery A 4 5 2 2 13 1st A class
Emily Montgomery B 4 0 0 3 7  
William Noll UNCL 5 5 2 3 15  
Ed Sharp B 6 6 1 2 15 1st B class
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - February 2019

2/20/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 02/20/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

January 22, 2019Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

 

The Annual meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Curreent membership as of the meeting was 289. There were not enough members present to constitute a quorum. However, sufficient email votes had been recievied to certify the election of officers for 2019. Officers for 2019 are:

President:                             Jim Samsel

Vice President:               Chuck Novak

Secretary:                             George Laverick

Treasurer:                             Roger Ward

Armorer:                             Kevin Lilly

Executive Officer:               Rick Fowler

The Annual Meeting was adjourned

The Executive Committee meeting was called to order by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Rick Fowler. Several members were also present.

Minutes

Reading of the minutes of the December 18, 2018 meeting was waived.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by George Laverick acting for Roger Ward.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that there are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. Members appear to be doing a good job of picking up brass, and the range was clean in general. The is still some erosion where water runs off the pistol ranges and down the driveway toward the rifle range. The range comittee is considering how to fix the plate rack ricochet issue. Aiken Systems is planning to install motion detectors in the week following the meeting to cut down on false triggering of the security cameras. The range committee is developing a work list for a spring work day.

 

Old Business

Plate Rack: Terry Overstreet expressed concern about whether or not the ricochets heard at the intersection of Kirkland and Old Chalk Bed could have come from somewhere other than the plate rack. George Laverick stated that the Sheriff's Deputy reported hearing pings immediately before hearing the bullets overhead, and rick Fowler reported that the videos showed a shooter at the plate rack (who was not violating any rules). There was no other identifiable source for the ricochets.

New Business

Intermediate Berms: Dennis Eidson pointed out that the intermediate berms on the rifle range need some refurbishment, and the 60 meter berm needs to be widened by about 3 to 4 feet. The range committee wil review the problem.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

Categories Newsletters

NRA Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match - February 2019

2/12/2019

February 9, 2019

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 6 8 7 7 28 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AA 6 7 3 6 22  
David Harris A 6 1 5 3 15  
Ed Sharp B 5 9 1 1 16  

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 6 8 4 7 25 Match Winner
Dennis eidson AAA 4 7 7 5 23  
David Harris AA 4 7 4 4 19  
Ed Sharp B 4 3 5 2 14  

 

Categories Match Results

NRA Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Match - January 2019

1/23/2019

Standard Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 8 8 2 5 23 Match Winner
Bret Howell B 4 0 3 1 8  
Keena Howell A 8 4 1 4 17  
Brad Montgomery A 4 6 2 0 12  
Ed Sharp UNCL 3 4 1 0 8  

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 6 6 6 6 24 Match Winner
Bret Howell B 4 2 2 5 13  
Keena Howell A 3 6 1 1 11  
Brad Montgomery A 5 5 3 4 17  
Ed Sharp UNCL 5 3 2 2 12  

 

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Newsletter - January, 2019

1/19/2019

SRRPC Newsletter 01/19/2019

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

December 18, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

 

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Rick Fowler, Roger Ward, George Laverick, and Kevin Lilly.

Minutes

Reading of the minutes of the November 27, 2018 meeting was waived.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by Roger Ward.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that there are no changes in status of the Club firearms.

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. The range is in generally decent condition; however, we are continuing to see erosion from runoff from the right pistol range onto the driveway.

 

Old Business

Camera Update: The only option to reduce the amount of video appears to be using external motion detectors to activate the cameras since the ones in the cameras are too sensitive. The contractor expects to get the materials by the end of the year (2018) and do the install some time after the first of the year.

New Business

Bullets Leaving the Range : On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the Secretary received a phone call from a Sheriff's Deputy investigating a car fire at the intersection of Old Chalk Bed Rd. and Kirkland St. The Deputy reported hearing pings followed by the sound of bullets passing overhead. After investigation by the Secretary and Executive Officer, it was determined that the probable source was the plate rack. Although we have installed a baffle system and berm, it appears that there is still a small window where bullets can escape the range. The Executive Committee decided to shut down the plate rack until we can eliminate this problem.

Website : George Laverick reported that he will be doing an extensive overhaul of the website. It has been based on wordpress, however, the wordpress organization has mad major changes which makes it impractical for us to continue using wordpress. Intent is to go with a content management system called "Typesetter". (Note: changes have been completed, and the new website appears to be working well. Although some locations of information has changed, it is all there except for classified ads. The classified ads were being under-utilized so they have been dropped.)

Renewals : As of the meeting, only about 100 members had renewed for 2019. Members are reminded that renewals are due by December 31, and that if they do not renew by then their keycards will be disabled. If they do not renew by the end of January, their membership will be terminated.

Annual Meeting/Election : The Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in conjunction with the monthly Executive Committee meeting. Election of Officers will be held. The nominated slate of officers is:

President:                            Jim Samsel

Vice President              Chuck Novak

Secretary                            George Laverick

Treasurer                            Roger Ward

Armorer                            Kevin Lilly

Executive Officer              Rick Fowler

All members are encouraged to attend and express your ideas and opinions about club operations. We will be sending out email ballots early in January. If you can not attend the meeting, please cast your vote by email.

By-laws : George Laverick introduced a proposed amendment to the by-laws to allow the Executive Commitee to appoint a member to sit as a member of the Executive Committee when needed to constitute a quorum. The proposal was defeted.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:52PM.

The Anuual Meeting and Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are encouraged to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

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Newsletter - December 2018

12/10/2018

SRRPC Newsletter 12/10/2018

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

November 27, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Rick Fowler, Roger Ward, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Chuck Novak. One member was also present.

Minutes

Reading of the minutes of the October 23, 2018 meeting was waived.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by Roger Ward.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that there are no changes in status of the Club firearms..

Range Report

The range report was given by Rick Fowler. The range is in generally decent condition; however, we are continuing to see erosion from runoff from the right pistol range onto the driveway.

Old Business

Scout Project: Work on the campsite Eagle Scout Project will probably be rescheduled for February or March.

New Business

Camera Update: The motion detectors on the cameras are too sensitive so they trigger unnecessarily which produces large quantities of video files. The contractor is looking into installing separate motion detectors that have more adjustability to better control the cameras. The camera that was reported as "down" last month is back in operation after rebooting.

Rifle Range Status Lights: The Range Committee has proposed installing Red/Green Status lights at the rifle range to indicate the hot/cold status of the range at an estimated cost of $226. After a short discussion the Executive Committee approved the proposal. Some discussion ensued as to what the colors mean (other ranges are not consistent). This will be researched before final installation.

Workday Incentives: The turnout at the most recent workday was excellent. The Range Committee is discussing incentives that might be used to insure good turnout in the future. No action needed at this time.

Renewals: As of Sunday, 11/25/2018, 54 members have renewed for 2019. If you haven't renewed yet, go to the club website and click the BLUE button to fill out your Renewal Form.

Small Bore Matches: The Executive Committee approved the schedule for the Small Bore Silhouette Matches for 2019 (second Saturday of each month).

 The Executive Committee also voted to wave the annual dues for the Match Director because of the effort he puts in and because the matches actually pay money into the Club treasury each year.

The Executive Committee gave permission to the Match Director to store targets in the end of the rifle range shelter that are secured for use only by shooters authorized by him.

December Meeting: The normal date (4th Tuesday) for the December meeting would fall on Christmas. The December meeting will be scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday (December 18, 2018).

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31PM.

Following the meeting, the Executive Committee met in "closed session" to consider violations of the General Range Rules (observed on video) by a group of shooters on 11/05/2018. As a result of these discussions, one member was suspended pending further investigation.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are encouraged to attend.

Respectfully,

George Laverick, Secretary

Remember to renew before 12/31/2018!

 

Categories Newsletters

NRA Small Bore Silhouette Rifle Match Results - December 2018

12/10/2018
Standard Rifle Match
Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 10 6 4 5 25  
Dennis Eidson AA 7 8 6 6 27 Match Winner
Ed Sharp A 4 3 2 2 11  

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 9 9 4 5 27 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AAA 5 6 3 4 18  
Ed Sharp A 5 4 2 3 14  
 
Categories Match Results

Newsletter - November 2018

11/24/2018

SRRPC Newsletter 11/24/2018

Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

October 30, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Rick Fowler, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Chuck Novak.

Minutes

Reading of the minutes of the September 25, 2018 meeting was waived.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by George Laverick based on input from Roger Ward.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported that there are no changes in status of the Club firearms..

Range Report

Rick Fowler reported that the range is in good shape.

 

Old Business

Rule Violation: The member who was suspended for violating General Range Rule OPS.2 has attended an orientation and has has been reinstated.

Scout Project: Work on the campsite Eagle Scout Projectis still pending.

Work Day: The fire hose needed for supporting steel targets has been donated to the Club (our thanks to the member and his friend responsible), and Roger Ward has replaced the supports on all but the 200 meter target.

New Business

Swap Meet: A member has suggested that the Club sponsor a "swap meet" or "gun show" for club members only. The Executive Committee agrees that it would be a good idea, and has instructed the Secretary to contact that member to see if he would be willing to organize the event.

Dues: The Annual dues for 2019 were set to $125.00 (same as 2018).

Video Surveillance: One of the cameras has failed at the range. It may just need to be rebooted, but if it is defective, it will be replaced under warranty. Some of the equpment needed to upgrade to an NAS system is in, but the contractor has been short-handed due to illness. This will result in a delay getting the upgrade installed.

Erosion: There is some erosion on the left side of the driveway where water is running down from the right pistol range. When the Scout project is ready we will spread crush-n-run and regrade as needed.

Wedding Days: Or neighbors continue to hang signs at our gate asking us to refrain from shooting during certain hours. We have repeatedly asked them to give us advance notice so that we can put the information in the calendar on our website. They have said the would, but never have. This is an inconvenience for members who drive significant distances. Although we want to keep good relations with our neighbors, we have to take the position that, without advance notice, it is at the discretion of the member whether or not to comply with the signs.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:26PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are encouraged to attend.

Respectfully,

 

George Laverick, Secretary

 

 

Categories Newsletters

NRA Small Bore Silhouette Rifle Match Results - November 2018

11/14/2018
Standard Rifle Match
Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 8 10 5 6 29 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AA 6 7 4 3 20  
Keena Howell A 6 6 2 5 19  
Brad Montgomery A 7 7 3 3 20 1st A class
Ed Sharp A 7 2 3 0 12  

Hunting Rifle Match

Shooter Class Chkn Pig Trky Ram Total  
Mical Bowling M 10 10 6 4 30 Match Winner
Dennis Eidson AAA 8 7 3 1 19  
Keena Howell A 4 3 3 3 13  
Brad Montgomery A 5 7 1 5 18 1st A class
Ed Sharp A 5 0 6 2 13  
Categories Match Results