Newsletter - July 2016


SRRPC Newsletter 07/05/2016

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

June 28, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, George Laverick, Kevin Lilly, and Roger Ward. One member was present in addition to the officers.


The minutes of the May 24,2016 Executive Committee meeting were read by George Laverick and were accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was given by Roger Ward.

Armorer's Report

Kevin Lilly reported no changes to the status of the Club's firearms.

Range Report

The Range Officer was not present. However, a written report is available on the website.

Old Business

200 Yard range/fence: The clearing work is completed. The Executive Officer has submitted two proposals for the rifle range:

Plan A: Use the existing firing line. 100 yard shooters would shoot the same as now. 200 yard shooters would utilize only the last two firing positions and would shoot at a 27 degree angle to the current firing line. This would be the cheapest alternative.

Plan B: Rotate the firing line so that all shooters would shoot at 27 degrees to the current firing line (perpendicular to the new firing line). This would be more expensive since it would require more changes to the berms as well as moving the firing line.

After discussion it was agreed that Plan B should be pursued, and that either the range should be raised up or the firing line lowered so that the range is more flat (but with intermediate berms).

It was also agreed that if money is a problem, the fence will get priority over the range extension which will have priority over a new covered firing line.

NOTE: The new range will actually be 200 meters rather than yards, and all intermediate berms will also be at metric distances.

George Laverick received a call from the County saying that we were required to have a permit to make any changes to our range. Jim Samsel met with the County Enforcement group, and was informed that no permits are required. Apparently a noise complaint had been filed, but our range is grandfathered against noise complaints.

Indoor Range: Jim Samsel has the check for the city, but has not yet met with Lt. Mahoney.

Fence Signs: Howell Printing drilled the needed holes in the signs at no cost to the club.

RSO Hats: The RSO hats have been received from the NRA and are in the connex. Each RSO should take one of the hats to wear when they are at the range.

New Business

"Silence Requests": The neighbor who holds weddings has agreed that they will give us a weeks notice before request a "no shooting time" (normally 1/2 hour only), and that any sign they put up requesting no shooting will be dated and removed after the event.

The Executive Committee will come up with a sign that they can use by only entering the date in grease pencil and give it to them.

Handguns on Rifle Range: In response to a request from one of the RSOs, George Laverick requested clarification of rules governing use of handguns on the rifle range. Consensus is that handguns, both center fire and rimfire, are permitted, but the rule that all bullets hit the berm still applies.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be at 6:30PM on July 26, 2016 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC.

Respectfully submitted,

George Laverick

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