Newsletter - February 2018


SRRPC Newsletter 02/23/2018

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

NRA # C7072 CMP # 037002


January 23, 2018 Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes


The Annual Meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by President Jim Samsel. Officers present were Jim Samsel, Chuck Novak, Roger Ward, Jim Shaver, Kevin Lilly and George Laverick. Several members were also present.

Annual Meeting

Current membership as of the meeting is 277. Members physically present did not constitute a quorum for conducting business. However adequate email votes have been received to conduct the election of officers. All votes cast were affirmative for the recommended slate of candidates. Officers for 2018 are:

President: Jim Samsel

Vice President: Chuck Novak

Secretary: George Laverick

Treasurer: Roger Ward

Armorer: Kevin Lilly

Executive Officer: Rick Fowler

The annual meeting was adjourned and the Executive Committee Meeting called to order.

Executive Committee Meeting


Reading of the minutes of the December 19, 2017 meeting was waived.

Treasurer's Report

A summary Treasurer's report (approximate) was given by George Laverick .

Range Report

Jim Shaver reported that Chuck Novak has headed up an effort to install infrastructure for future range improvements. Water lines have been run to the rifle range as well as conduit for electrical power and communications wiring.

An analysis of range usage has shown an increase of nearly 50 percent over the past year.

Armorer's Report

Cleaning kits have been purchased for the club's .22 rifles.

Old Business

Infrastructure: While working on the water/electrical supply for the rifle range, Chuck Novak cleared about 2/3 of an acre just past the right pistol range. The idea (for future development) is that two short pistol bays could be built there to be used for steel target shooting. This would open up the right pistol bay by moving the existing plate rack and steel targets.

New Business

Indoor Range: Several members had recently approached Jim Samsel about the possibility of the club becoming involved in re-opening "The Gun Rack" indoor range. A delegation of officers (Jim Samsel, George Laverick, and Jim Shaver) met with the owners, toured the facility and discussed the costs involved in purchasing and operating the facility. After running the numbers and discussing the matter, it was decided that operating the indoor range is simply not within the club's capabilities at this time.

FONRA Banquet: The FONRA (Friends Of the NRA) banquet will be held on March 16, 2018 at the USCA Convocation Center. Tickets are available on the web at FONRA website or contact Kevin Lilly at

The meeting was adjourned at 7:32.

Following the meeting, a discussion session was held for members to bring up any wishes, concerns,etc.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the ADPS Indoor Range, 240 Dupont Drive, Aiken, SC. All members are encouraged to attend.



George Laverick, Secretary

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