Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club
P.O. Box 5337
Aiken, SC 29804
NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002
October 23, 2011 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
*Meeting called to order at 7:08 p.m. by President-Jim Samsel at Ryan's in Aiken.
Officers present were Jim Samsel, Joe Podesto, George Laverick, Mike Johnson,
Roger Ward, and Kevin Lilly
Recognized a total of 17 members/visitors.
*Treasurer's report was provided by Roger: Financial position is in good
standing. 190 members at this time.
*Armorer's report provided by Mike-3 (M-1's) and 7 (22's) available for use by
*Executive Officer Range Report by George: Ranges are in good shape. Seven bags of trash were removed from the ranges. Requesting help in removal of trash from the ranges for transport to
the County Recycle Center.
*Secretary report: Accepted signed Lead Removal agreement, for the records,
between SRRPC and Jerry O'Conner.
Accepted letter from "Secretary of State" showing recognized address for
Mike brought forward questions regarding bullet trenches on the rifle range. These trenches occuring from target placement not allowing bullets to impact the berm. Mike added that either reminders for target placement or intermediate berms may be a couple of solutions. With these discussions, additional questions were raised about possible range extention. Discussion was tabled in time for member survey to address possible changes to the range.
Member survey discussed for approval for distribution. Thank you, Survey
Committee (Steve Hill, John Heffenstrayer, and George Laverick) for puttting it together and getting it
ready for distribution.
Jim Samsel agreed to get a non-binding cost estimate to extend the rifle range
to 200 yards before the next meeting.
Jerry O'Conner scheduled to perform Lead Reclaim work on October 31, 2011
during 0800-1000 hours.
Kevin presented request from Rex Lutz to continue Smallbore Silhouette Matches on the second
Saturday every month. Motion to continue by George, second by Mike. All-in-Favor.
Discussion started by Mike to limit membership at 250 members to alleviate over crowding. Concensus to continue to evaluate and act upon if overcrowding becomes an issue.
Roger brought up discussion of weed growth on left Pistol Range for input if it was causing concern by anyone. None
reported at this point. Will continue to evaluate for preference of growth verses sandy bottom.
Also discussion concerning adding additional shooting disiplines. Interest at
this point has been minimal. We will take any requests and volunteers to expand this item.
A present non-member asked
about an "Open House", and it has been some time since we have had a "Fun Day at the Range", and is not ruled out.
Motion made by George to purchase Club business cards for placement in Gun
Shops, etc., second by Mike. All-in- Favor.
Motion made by George to change wording on current application to include
"Current Certified Law Enforcement Officers in the employment of Local, Federal or State Government and serving in the State of South Carolina". Second by Joe, motion accepted to change.
Motion made by Roger to include information provided below with renewal package, second by Joe. All-in-Favor.
"The new bylaws that were approved at the last Membership Meeting moved the election of club officers from March to January. All officers are up for re-election each year. This year there will be at least one vacancy since the Treasurer will be steppping down. All members in good standing are eligible to run for any office. The Executive Committee is in dire need of some new members who have the time, energy, and interest in guiding this club to bigger and better things. Please consider yourself for a position on the Executive Committee this January. If interested, contact any of the current officers."
NOTE: The Forum on the Club Website is always open for anything you care to post about the range or Club. Questions, informal competitions, sell items, improvements, etc. Start something and see where it goes.
Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m., motion by Joe, second by Roger, all approved
Next meeting, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Ryan's in Aiken, South
Next gun show at SC STATE FAIRGROUNDS: December 10-11, 2011. Saturday 9-5 and
Kevin B. Lilly