Newsletter - October 2017

10/21/2017

SRRPC Newsletter 10/21/2017

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002

 

September 26, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, Roger Ward, Kevin Lilly and George Laverick. One member was also present.

Minutes

The minutes of the August 22, 2017 Special Members Meeting and 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. Current membership as of the meeting is 334.

Range Report

The Executive Officer was absent so no range report was given.

Armorer's Report

The Armorer's report was given by Kevin Lilly. There is no change to the status of the Club's firearms.

Old Business

Gator: The Gator needs a new carburetor. George Laverick has ordered a new one which is expected by the end of the week. (Secertary's note: The carburetor was received, but came with no gaskets. Gaskets were ordered twice with the wrong ones being sent each time. The local J.D. dealer has researched and ordered the [hopefully] right ones.)

New Business

Range Committe Proposals: A series of proposals for range projects was reviewed projects listed were:

 Water collection sump behind right pistol range - $1950.00

 Repair erosion on 100 meter range - $10,500.00

 Repair erosion on rifle range parking area - $750.00

 Install 2 inch PVC waterline and electrical conduit to rifle range - $5000.00

 Fertilize and re-seed rifle range - $1500.00

Chuck Novak felt there was no need for the sump on the pistol since the ground perks well.

The committee was generally in favor of the proposal to instal water line and conduit.

Concern was expressed about the erosion control expenses since we have already addressed the issue before without success. Chuck Novak recommended that we have Joe Ormond, a qualified civil engineer look at the problem and give his recommendations. The committee agreed.

The committee agreed that the remaining projects should be delayed until we decide what to do about the erosion since any action taken on the erosion will likely affect the other projects.

 

Mowing: The Executive Officer receive multiple quotes for mowing the rifle range. All were in the range of $1400-$1500 per month. All bidders have been advised that the club will aquire a second lawn mower and use volunteer members to mow the grass. The Range Committee recommends buying a 60 inch pull behind mower to use with the Gator. Chuck Novak feels that this may not be a good solution; in his experience pull behind mowers do not work well behind a vehicle with a CVT transmission. Chuck proposes to mow the range once with his tractor just to determine how long it would take. The committee agreed to reimburse Chuck a "reasonable" amount.

 

Relocating Firing Lines: Jim Shaver (via email) proposed the following change to General Range Rule OPS.3:

Current:

OPS.3 The firing line on any range will normally be the forward edge of the shelter. However, upon agreement of all shooters present, the Range Office may establish a new firing line closer to the berm in order to more easily meet the requirement that all bullets strike the berm.

Care must be taken when establishing a new firing line to insure that all persons present, including newly arriving shooters, are fully aware of the new location of the "Established Firing Line".

Proposed:

 OPS.3 The firing line on any range will normally be the forward edge of the shelter. On the rifle range or on the left pistol range the acting Range Safety Officer may, with the agreement of all shooters present, establish a new firing line closer to the berm in order to more easily meet the requirement that all bullets strike the berm. However, establishing a firing line forward of the front edge of the shelter on the right pistol range is prohibited when more than one shooter (or group of shooters) is present. Under no circumstance shall any shooter fire at a metal target that is less than 15 yds. from his firing position (see OPS.7)

Care must be taken when establishing a new firing line to insure that all persons present, including newly arriving shooters, are fully aware of the new location of the "Established Firing Line".

The committee discussed several possible methods of insuring safety if members relocate the firing line including dedicated shooting bays, redesigned berms, security camers, etc. No action was taken on the proposal.

Suspensions: George Laverick reported that one of the suspended members has elected to retake the New Member Orientation and have his suspension lifted.

Dues: The Executive Committee voted to set the dues for 2018 at $125.00. The committee agreed that primary use of the increase would be to improve security and safety at the range.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are welcome to attend.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

George Laverick

Secretary


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