Newsletter - January 2013


SRRPC Newsletter 01/14/2013


Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club

P.O. Box 5337

Aiken, SC 29804


NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


December 18, 2012 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Joe Podesta, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Roger Ward. Several members and guests were also present.




Minutes of the November 25, 2012 meeting were read by George Laverick, and were accepted as readRange Report with grammatical corrections.


Treasurer's Report


The Treasurers report was given by Roger Ward. Members wishing to know more detail should contact the Treasurer directly.


Range Report


The Executive Officer was not present but sent an email to the President stating that he would be cleaning up the range, and that the 1x2 stakes were getting pretty shot up. He also requested some funds which will be handled under new business.


Armorer's Report


All of the club's M1's have been returned, and Kevin Lilly has the assignment to propose how they will be used in the future.


Old Business


Joe Podesta reported that the 300 yard Range Committee has reviewed the initial specification, and that Jim Samsel was preparing a scale drawing to be included with the specification. The committee will hold one more final review then the specification will be ready to go out for bids.


Jim Samsel spoke to Bill Bigelow about range officer training. Tentatively, the training will be held either the first or second weekend in January. Jim will call the range officer candidates to determine which would be the best.


Support of high school ROTC programs was discussed. There are six high schools in Aiken County with such programs. Joe Podesta moved the the club donate $100 to each of the six ROTC programs. George Laverick seconded the motion. Motion approved.


New Business


Jim Samsel has talked to a representative from Project Appleseed. They sponsor a two day event with training, shooting, etc., in a historical context. They provide instructors, targets, target frames, etc. All they need from the club is the use of the range for two full days. They have a host agreement that we would have to sign. General consensus was that it sounds like a good thing to participate in, but we need to review the agreement first. Jim Samsel will contact the representative and get a copy of the agreement for review and possibly a personal presentation by their representative at one of our meetings.


The Executive Officer, via email, requested $250 for mowing the berms. Roger Ward felt this was a high number for the job. Jim pointed out that the figure probably represents cutting all the grass on the berms, but only the area around each sprinkler head actually needs cutting. Final decision was deferred until the Executive Officer is available.


Roger Ward raised the issue of steel targets on the rifle range wanting to know if there were any more thoughts. He had been authorized by email vote to buy replacement/additional targets. George Laverick made a motion to authorize Roger to buy up to 16 railroad ties to be used to protect the target mounts. The motion was approved.


Jim recommended that range officers be identified with a colored vest and hat so that everyone is aware of who the range officer is. Joe Podesta moved that the club purchase an appropriately colored vest and hat for each of the range officers. The Committee authorized Joe to purchase 8 orange hats and vests for a maximum of $250 total.


Two new members were accepted in to the club.


Jim Samsel pointed out that members need to make sure that their targets are high enough that bullets will impact the berm and not the ground. Please be aware of where you bullets are hitting!

Roger Ward volunteered to investigate a standardized target stand that would insure that targets were mounted high enough to insure that bullets hit the berm.


Nominations were requested for officers for 2013. No nominations were received from the floor so the ballot will consist of the current officers plus any write-in candidates.


The next meeting will be January 27, 2013 at the ADPS Indoor Range. It will be our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for 2013. All members are invited to attend and participate. Email ballots will be mailed out early in January. If you can not attend the meeting in person, please vote by email.



George Laverick



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