Newsletter - January, 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.


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.



George Laverick, Secretary



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