LITTLE RIVER GUN CLUB
Call to order
Gary Hewitt called to order the regular meeting
of the Little River Gun Club at
A sign in sheet was made available to all members in attendance. The following members signed the sheet and were present:
Gary Hewitt John Van Camp Richard Fiore Robert McDonald
Walter Shealy Larry Griffin David Morgan Mike Green
Jim Anderson Danny Shoemake Ricky Henson Tom Hamilton
Mike Disney Ted Crews III Ted Crews IV Tom Brakebill
Frank Searcy Bobby Holcombe Bob Scherm Bob Wilson
Mike Redmond Gary Cottrell Billy McLemore Perry Phillips
Freddy Edmondson Brandon Edmondson Dave Reynolds Ron Isbill
Thirty-two members and three guests were present.
Richard Fiore read the treasurers report and copies are available for anyone to review.
Approval of minutes from last meeting
Copies of the minutes were passed out and John
Van Camp read the minutes. A motion to accept the minutes as read was
made, the motion was seconded
Range Officer Report:
Purchasing: We are investigating our purchasing procedures including seeking a more cost-effective supplier and possible alternative methods of ordering components and ammunition. The details will be finalized later. Suggestions are welcome.
Skeet Field: We are planning to build chutes for the houses to protect shooters from broken clays and work on diverting standing water.
Shotgun Venues: Please remember that Walter Shealy and David Morgan are the only people authorized to adjust the Skeet or 5-stand machines. Thanks to all who have helped keep houses stocked with clays, machines filled, and empty boxes broken down and taken to the dumpster.
Pistol / Rifle: Please remember that double-taps are permitted but rapid-fire is not. As the pistol berm evolves through usage and weather, we are discovering some rocks, mostly small, that have caused bullets to ricochet onto other parts of the property. If this occurs please cease-fire and either throw the rock into the woods beyond where Larry mows or move your target, or your shooting position, to avoid the ricochet and notify Walter Shealy. In the last month evidence of 410 gauge shotgun shells being fired on the pistol range has been found.Pl ease remember that the place to shoot shotgun shells out with a pistol or rifle is to the left of the 100 yard target area. Cardboard is available in the brown shed. We will be applying the top coat to the gravel on the pistol range soon. It has been requested that we use a finer product. Your input as to the product is appreciated. Replacement of the worn-out and broken chairs is being investigated. Your input is welcomed. Thanks to all who clean-up their trash after shooting.
Trap Field: We are planning on working on the back wall of the house and dealing with drainage.
5-stand: 3 of the machines will be mounted on the carts as soon as covers are secured. This will not only give us more options, but will also make loading the machines easier and safer.
Safety: Please be diligent about monitoring guest shooters muzzle direction on all ranges especially when they are loading or clearing jams. In particular; skeet #7 and 8 for right handed pumps and semi-autos, clearing of jams on the pistol range, and chambers remaining open until the rifle is actually pointing at the berm on the rifle range. Thanks to the attention paid to safe muzzle direction, the gun malfunction that caused an accidental discharge a few weeks ago is just a gun repair instead of a catastrophe.
2012 Shoot Schedule: March 3 (Skeet / Trap), March 17 (Trap / 5-stand), March 31 (5-stand, DB Trap)
Questions / Issues: Are there questions or other issues?
Finally: As always, thanks to everyone for everything that you do in regards to keeping the ranges safe, clean, and orderly.
a) Gary Hewitt informed us that due to late membership renewals the CY2012 budget would no be ready until the March meeting.
a) New member applications- Gary Cottrell, Thomas Hamilton, and Ronald Isbill all applied for membership to LRGC. Their paperwork was all in order, Mike Redmond made a motion to accept the new members and Larry Griffin seconded the motion. A vote to accept as new members was approved unanimously. We welcome all to the LRGC.
b) Review of new members who have reached the end of the probation period – no one to review.
c) Gary Hewitt announced that he had set up an account with Parks and Sons to purchase clays and supplies for the component room. Walter Shealy will be ordering clays soon.
d) New Business from the floor-
1) Mike Green made a motion to cover the pistol range with M10 gravel. The motion was seconded by Dave Reynolds and was approved unanimously by the membership.
2) Dave Reynolds made a motion to have the West Ga. Home Builders Assoc. shoots this year on May 19th an Oct. 13th. Freddy Edmondson seconded the motion and the membership voted unanimously to accept.
3) Gary Hewitt recommended the club consider having a family day this year. The club would provide hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and drinks for everyone attending. The shooting venues would be open to all provided guest shooters were closely supervised by a club member. Under age shooters would require a release signed by their parent or legal guardian before being permitted to shoot, so please plan accordingly to avoid disappointments. There would be no guest fee to shoot rifle or pistol, and member prices would apply for t he shotgun venues.
Gary is also looking into having a certified instructor to school any of the guests in proper firearm safety and use.
A motion was made by Dave Reynolds to have a family day, the motion was seconded and the club voted unanimously to approve the motion.
Gary Hewitt adjourned the meeting at 7:45 PM.
Next Meeting: March 14, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Supper around 6:15 p.m., menu to be determined.
Hope to see you then.
Gary Lane brought three homemade coconut cream pies for desert. My favorite pie is a coconut cream and Gary didn't let me down. Wow what a good pie. Thanks Gary Lane and you can bring them again anytime.
Another member brought a chocolate cake. I apologize for not seeing who brought the cake but it was also delicious. Thank you for the cake too.
Larry Griffin and I made Country Style Barbeque Ribs and I must say we did an outstanding job. The menu also included biscuits, gravy, and cole slaw. Supper was such a hit that the food was completely consumed and a few didn't get any of the ribs. If you didn't get any of the ribs, sorry you missed out.
Membership attendance at the meeting has been improving and Larry and I hope you enjoy the food we prepare. We'll do our best to make sure there is enough for everyone
John Van Camp
2012 LRGC Secretary.