Chief Ouray Gun Club

Goals Committee Meeting Minutes

11/23/10 7:30 pm

Location:  Buske Residence

 

Meeting called to order at 7:40 pm

 

Committee members present Bob Morss, Craig MacCraiger, Mike Ardoin, Jim Buske, Gayle Buske

 

Minutes:  This was the first meeting so there were no previous minutes.

 

Unfinished Business

 

This was the first meeting so there was no unfinished business.

 

New Business

1)      Club goals are as follows (in no particular order)

a.       Get rid of building – according to Craig the gentleman that Rod had interested is not interested.  We need to talk with the Ridgway FD and see if there is any way to burn down the building.  Do we need to cut down some trees around the building?  Bob will check.  Additionally, need to see if anyone else is interested in tearing it down for salvage.

b.      Put up a bulletin board at the range.  This is needed so we can post the range rules, copy of the waiver, upcoming meeting notices, event notices, etc.

c.       Post a sign in box at the gate

d.      Fundraising through grants and events

e.      Get rid of the weeds

f.        Covered firing points on all three range lanes

g.       Get measurements of the range (i.e. distance to targets, widths of lanes, distances to buildings, etc.)

h.      Fix the roof on the trap house and rat proof the same

i.         Get several loads of road base to cover the rocks at the backs of the lanes.  Estimate 6-8 loads needed.  These are needed to create safe backdrops on the lanes.  Need solid cost.  Will work this into the WOT budget.

j.        Set up a lead recovery program

k.       Post signs on each lane noting what the lane is approved for (i.e. pistol only on north range, etc.)

l.         Tables at each range (like what we have on the middle range only more sturdy)

m.    Clean up the range

n.      Set up shooting benches at each lane

o.      Clean up far north lane

p.      Clean up far south lane

q.      Ask Rod about getting the Elks’ tables for the Women on Target shoot

r.        Bob will use his backhoe to do the necessary earth moving for the cleanup.  Club will pay his fuel for the task.

s.       Get more activities at the range (i.e. competitions, etc.)  These MUST be open to the public.  This can’t be done until we get the liability insurance.

2)      Because we’ve received the Women On Target Shoot grant, there are several items that must take priority in order to make the range hospitable and safe for up to 100 women shooters.  These will be the first things addressed on the list and must be accomplished by the end of May 2011.  These items are as follows:

a.       Get measurements of the range (i.e. distance to targets, widths of lanes, distances to buildings, etc.)

b.      Put up a bulletin board at the range.  This is needed so we can post the range rules, copy of the waiver, upcoming meeting notices, event notices, etc.

c.       Clean up the range

d.      Get rid of building – according to Craig the gentleman that Rod had interested is not interested.  We need to talk with the Ridgway FD and see if there is any way to burn down the building.  Do we need to cut down some trees around the building?  Bob will check.  Additionally, need to see if anyone else is interested in tearing it down for salvage.

e.      Clean up far north lane

f.        Clean up far south lane

g.       Bob will use his backhoe to do the necessary earth moving for the cleanup.  Club will pay his fuel for the task.

h.      Ask Rod about getting the Elks’ tables for the Women on Target shoot

3)      Set “field trip” date to visit the San Juan gun range and Montrose range.  This was put off due to lack of time and because it is too soon.  We simply don’t have the funds or the manpower to create ranges like theirs.  We decided that a better use of our time would be to take a field trip to our own range and look at it from a safety perspective as well as get measurements so that we can better determine what is feasible at OUR range.  Next meeting will be at the COGC range.

4)      We need to set up clean up and BBQ dates at the next meeting

Announcements

 

Next meeting will be after Bob moves his backhoe out to the range – TBD within the next 2-3 weeks.

 

Adjournment:  Meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gayle Buske, Secretary