NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002
P.O. Box 5337,
Aiken, SC 29804
August 28, 2011 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
*Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. by President-Jim Samsel at Ryan's in Aiken.
Officers present were Jim Samsel, George Laverick, Mike Johnson, Roger Ward,
and Kevin Lilly. Recognized a total of 15 visitors.
*Treasurer's report was provided by Roger: Financial position is in good
standing. 183 members at this time.
*Armorer's report provided by Mike-5 (M-1's) and 5 (22's) available for use by
*Executive Officer Range Report by George: Ranges are in good shape. Well pump
has been repaired for watering of the berms.
Armored steel target on the right Pistol bay was damaged by large caliber
center fire rifle.
*Secretary report, Kevin was late and in his absence Mike took notes to keep me
up to date. Thank you Mike for the assistance.
*Old Business: Member, Jerry O'Conner, has requested that he be allowed to mine
spent lead from the ranges and in return will discount Club members for bullets
made from reclaimed lead. Jerry was present to answer questions and an
extended discussion was held. Some of the issues are as follows: Only the
first two to three inches of surface removed, sifted and returned.
Not requesting a determined frequency of mining. Jerry would be spending
approximately one hour on each pistol range performing this activity.
He is not digging holes. Activity is not undercutting the berms. Jerry is
willing to schedule this activity with the Range Officer to safely conduct
this activity. At this time NRA or SC Department of Health and Environmental
Control have no known requirements regarding treatment of this type of
activity. The Club has no requirements or plans at this time for any
additional removal or treatment of accumulated lead.
Following this discussion Mike made a motion as follows: A one time test of
mining the berms by Jerry that will be scheduled and coordinated with
Range Officer (George) for oversight of observed activity of mining the berms
on Pistol bays. An evaluation of the activity will provide insight for any additional
requested mining of the berms. Seconded by George and All-In-Favor.
Roger asked about the 2012 Member Renewal Form that was approved at the last
months meeting for clarification. Discussion followed and for resolution the
form will be posted on the Club Website. The file record copy will be
included for archive purposes.
A draft survey for membership interest will be complete for circulation soon.
Members Steve Hill and John Heffenstrayer have teamed up on the subject
and will release the document soon for feedback from the membership.
This survey will be emailed to the membership for response when
the finishing touches have been completed.
*New Business: Jerry O'Conner asked if the Club would support the Boy Scouts of
America in Merit Badge achievements. Jim responded and confirmed that the Club
does support this activity under proper supervision.
New members: Voted to accept 2 new members at the meeting. All-in-Favor.
K-9 Officer Ray Warren requested permission for night firing practice prior to
qualification as Firearm Instructor.
Notifications will be made to the Range neighbors for this activity and Mike
expressed interest in providing Range Officer oversight to particpate in this
Meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m., motion by Mike, second by Roger, all approved
Next meeting, Sunday, September 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Ryan's in Aiken, South
Kevin B. Lilly