Chief Ouray Gun Club

Meeting Minutes – Regular Meeting

12/06/10 6:30 pm

Location:  Silver Nugget Café

 

Meeting called to order at 6:34pm

 

Regular club officers present Craig MacCraiger, Bob Morss, Michael Ardoin, Gayle Buske, Dave Coleman, Rod Hodge, Ira Knutson

 

General members present:  Robert Burns, Lawrence Carlock, Jim Buske, Dave Ficco, Lori Ficco, Colleen Hollenbeck, Susan Williamson

 

Non members present: 

 

Minutes:  Minutes from 11/16/10 were accepted with no changes.

 

Special business:  Atty Robert Burns was on hand to look over and discuss the proposed member waiver, insurance, and 501(c)3 plans.  Regarding insurance:  We need to find out if guests are covered with this insurance.  Also need to know what exactly the insurance covers.  Yes, we do need the insurance either way.  The waiver is good as is but waivers are never 100%.  Regarding Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance for the officers.  Yes, this should be obtained as well.

 

Craig asked Atty Burns about a Colorado statute that states that if you hold an event that is free you cannot be held liable.  Burns stated we still need the insurance.

 

We should do our due diligence by putting up warnings and signs, etc.

 

Atty Burns doesn’t think we would qualify as 501(c)3.  We may need to change our bylaws and stated purpose to qualify.  This would require changing of our articles of incorporation or dissolving this corporation and beginning a new one.  Suggested we look at other clubs’ articles to see how they read.

 

Also suggested checking into 501(c)7 status.  This would not exempt us from taxes though.

 

President’s report by Bob Morss – the backhoe is not at the range yet.  It is still being used for paying work.

 

Treasurer’s report by Craig MacCraiger – Gun club balance is $4,962.30.  Treasurer’s report was accepted.  Treasurer also produced bank statements supporting this amount.  Statements were reviewed by all officers present.

 

Bills:  The electric bill was presented.  Motion to pay carried.

 

Gayle asked for permission to spend approximately $127 to put the directors kits together.  Motion carried.

 

Income:  Gayle presented a check for $50 for range fees that she’d inadvertently left home the last time.

 

Ira presented $100 in cash, which is the Turkey Shoot fund.  He also noted that he has a ham and Craig has turkeys and hams (prizes).  Everything else from last year went to Craig.

 

The following new members have been added since the last meeting:

 

1)      Lawrence Carlock (membership fee was waived)

2)      Clint Cook ($45 received)

3)      Lynn White ($45 received)

4)      Leslie Gleason (membership fee has not been paid)

 

Reports of committees

 

2011 Gun Show Committee Report and discussion

 

Committee has not been formed so there was no report or discussion.

 

Goals Committee Report and discussion

 

The meeting of the Goals Committee was summarized.  The full minutes are posted here for reference:

 

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.

 

Motion to accept the findings and decisions of the Goals Committee carried.

 

Motion carried to pour the cement for the rifle station at an approximate cost of $300.

 

Membership Committee Report and discussion

 

The meeting of the Membership Committee was summarized.  The full minutes are posted here for reference:

 

Chief Ouray Gun Club - Membership Committee Meeting Minutes

11/23/10 6:30 pm - Location:  Buske Residence

 

Meeting called to order at 6:35pm

 

Committee members present Bob Morss, Dave Coleman, Mike Ardoin, Jim Buske, Gayle Buske

 

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



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