Newletter - May 2018


SRRPC Newsletter 05/17/2018

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


April 24, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes


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


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

Treasurer's Report

No Treasurer's report was given since the Treasurer was not present. Current membership is 308.

Range Report

The Range Report was given by Rick Fowler. The range is in generally good shape. A tree fell across the driveway on April 15. Rick Fowler and Roger Ward removed it the following day. They also replaced shot-up posts on the right pistol range. Members are cautioned that paper targets must NOT be mounted to the posts.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported no change to the status of the Club's firearms.

Old Business

Camping Area: Luke Gleason, an Eagle Scout candidate, made a presentation to the Executive committee describing his plans to build a camping area for the Boy Scouts across the driveway from the pistol ranges as his Eagle project. The Executive Committee agreed to accept his proposal and to fund the needed materials. A safety plan for workers on the project will be required. Approval from the Scouting Council will also be required.

Infrastructure: Chuck Novak and Rick Fowler attended a demo of a video security system. Rick looked at costs for cloud storage (Dropbox, etc.). George Laverick pointed out that we could store the videos in a private folder on our website. Chuck Novak commented that several technical issues need to be resolved regarding how the cameras and networking are set up. Chuck also has concerns about how the cabling is to be run.

NOTE: At the previous meeting George Laverick stated that keycard sensors had to be located within 300ft of the gate controller. It turns out that this limit is determined by the gauge of the wiring between the sensor and controller. A larger wire would allow the limit to be extended.

No action was taken by the Executive Committee pending a report from the Range Committee on the questions previously asked by Roger Ward in an email.

Badges: A member emailed the Secretary about the requirement that badges be worn. He considers it a "safety hazard" to wear the badge on a lanyard around his neck. The Executive Committee position is that the badge needs to be worn in the area between the waist and neck, but it does not need to be on a lanyard; it can be clipped to the clothing.

New Business

After Hours Access: Members needing to be at the range outside of normal hours (non-shooting purposes only) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are encouraged to attend.



George Laverick, Secretary

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