Newsletter - March 2013


SRRPC Newsletter 03/18/2013


Savannah River Rifle and Pistol Club

P.O. Box 5337

Aiken, SC 29804


NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


February 24, 2013 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes


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




Minutes of the January 27, 2013 meeting were read by George Laverick, and were accepted as read.


Treasurer's Report


The Treasurer's report was given by Roger Ward.


Range Report


The Executive Officer was not present so no range report was given.


Armorer's Report


There is no change to the status of the club's rifles.


Old Business


Joe Podesta reported that version 5 of the Statement of Work for the 300 yard rifle range is complete, and includes options for a path made from mulched timber that is removed and for additional work on an hourly basis. A final meeting of the committee will be held March 3 to review the SOW. If approved, it will then be sent out for quotes. A copy of the SOW is attached to these minutes. Please note that additional comments by the committee and new drawings still have to be incorporated.


Per Jim Samsel, the club owes Bill Bigelow $162.50 for Range Safety Officer training materials. One person has taken the training from Bill to date. Jim will contact the remaining candidates and schedule a make-up class.


A Project Appleseed training session is scheduled at our range on March 30 and 31.


Joe Podesta has purchased eight vests hats and whistles for the Range Safety Officers.


A discussion was held regarding the target stands that are going to be built by a club member. It was decided that a width of 24 inches outside to outside would work for most target sizes likely to be used.


George Laverick proposed changing our new member application form to eliminate the November/December and December only pro-rated dues options. Since renewal notices for the following year are now sent out in November, a new member using one of these options would almost immediately receive a renewal notice for the following year. George made it a motion, and Roger Ward seconded the motion. Motion was approved.


New Business


A membership renewal was received after the deadline of February 1. The name on the renewal was the son of the member of record. Our memberships are family memberships, and are defined by the bylaws as primary member, spouse and minor children. The son of member requesting renewal is know to be over 21. The Secretary is directed to write a letter to the applicants stating that each must submit an application for new membership including the requirement to have a sponsor.


Some members have reported problems with using the new gate lock. Please note that the new lock has a line above center when looking at the number wheels; this is where the numbers have to be aligned. There is a “seam” at the center, but this is not the alignment point. We apologize for the confusion.


Kevin Lilly announced that the next Friends of the NRA banquet is scheduled for April 18 at the Aiken Shrine Club. Anyone interested in the banquet or the pre-sale raffles should contact Kevin. A brochure is attached to these minutes.


George Laverick suggested putting in a replacement gate. George will follow-up and get prices to replace the gate with an eye to later converting to a card key system.


Paragon has commented that range maintenance is not as good as it was. We need to take better care of Paragon because their rental of the range allows us to keep our dues low.


Concern was expressed about erosion of the berms after the recent fire. Jim believes that the vegetation will recover.


Joe Podesta moved that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by Kevin Lilly. Adjourned.


The next Executive Committee Meeting will be on March 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the ADPS Indoor Range.

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