Newsletter - April 2019


SRRPC Newsletter 04/15/2019

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


March 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, and Rick Fowler. One member also attended.


Minutes of the February 26, 2019 meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by by Roger Ward. Current membership is 310 (incorrectly reported during meeting as 311).

Armorer's Report

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. Members appear to be cleaning up after themselves. There has been no additional erosion.


Old Business


Plate Rack: Rick Fowler put out a request for volunteers to tear down the old baffle system. Response was so good, a second email had to be sent to say no more volunteers were needed. When volunteersare needed to install the new system, a notice will be sent out.


Intermediate Berms: The Range Committee meeting was totally devoted to the plate rack so action on the berms will again be tabled until after the next Range Committee meeting.


Rules Signs: A copy of the General Range Rules is posted on the bulleting board between the pistol ranges. George Laverick will post a copy at the rifle range the next time he is at the range [posted on April13]. Safety Rule signs for the firing lines still have to be ordered.


New Business


Barrels: two members have offered to get plastic barrels to be used on the range to use a barriers for defensive shooting practice. After discussion, the Executive Committee felt that we could accept the barrels, but only with the condition that they would be kept secured by the Executive Officer and only released for a specific event when a proper safety plan has been submitted.

.22 Range: A member has suggested that the club build a 50ft range limited to .22 caliber firearms. This would be a good place to teach shooting skills to young people without the distraction of heavy caliber firing nearby. The Executive Committee agreed that this would be a great future project, but it is not in the budget for the immediate future. There is a plan for moving the plate rack to a new "steel only" range. When that is complete, the Executive Committee may consider making the right pistol range .22 only.

Plates: The plates on the plate rack have become "dished" and cracked over time. The Executive Committee authorized Roger Ward to buy a new set of plates.

First Aid Kits: A member questioned whether tourniquets should be added to the first aid kits. It was pointed out that the kits have been on the ranges for several years with little or no maintenance. The Committee authorized $300 for refurbishment/replacement of the first aid kits.

Driving on the Range: The issue was raised as to whether or not driving personal vehicles on the rifle range is allowed. After discussion, the Committee decided that members may drive out to change targets at 200 meters, but must be careful not to damage the range. If we see that excessive damage is occurring then the policy will be reconsidered.

A discussion of ways to attract younger members was held as was a discussion of What was required to obtain FONRA grant money.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.



George Laverick, Secretary




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