June 2021 Meeting Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Saturday, June 26, 2021


Meeting called to order at 11:55 AM at the Kern River Valley Gun Club classroom and began with the flag salute.  New flooring installed and air conditioning turned on.



  • Total Members Present – 17
  • First Time Attendees – Art Jacklin and Danny Guerro


Past Meeting Minutes:  Kee Johnson read the minutes for the May 27, 2021 meeting. Minutes approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • 2021 Operating Plan – Approved by Forest Service last week. Copy in book in the office.
  • Public opening – Starting in July – Saturday and Sunday July 3rd and 4th. Tim Scrogham and Tracy Brown will RSO both days on pistol and rifle range.  Mark Miller will RSO on trap range on Saturday and Roberto Cruz will handle Sunday.
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Training Trainers July 10th and 11th
  • Girl Scouts July 15th
    • Approximately 15 Girls want to shoot Trap/Rifle/Pistol
  • 2020 NRA Grants –
    • 20CAC044 Women and Youth Trap/.22 Rifle/Archery Program – Submitted final report – COMPLETE per The NRA Foundation
    • 20CAC045 Range Improvement – We were recommended for 2 250 Capacity Standard Trap Machines, 1 Rabbit Thrower, 3 wheeled carts, three solar panels for the machines and 3 Wireless Release sets  These have not been received.


  • 2021 NRA Grants: All grants have been approved at the first level and now move forward to be reviewed by the NRA Foundation Board of Trustees for final approval. $21,800 worth of items received from grants so far this year.  Tim Scrogham praised Jeff Evans for his work on the grants.
    • 21CAC003 Range Improvement – Starting to arrive
      • MEC 500E ATA Trap Machine – Arrived 500 bird trap machine
      • Mark Erpenbach asked if we are going to sell the old machine – Yes
      • Atlas Trio Field Simulator
      • Plate Rack (2) – Arrivedon pistol range
      • Lead Sled (2) – Arrived
      • Spotting Scope (2) – Arrived + 2 range finders
    • 21CAC002Range Target
    • 21CAC006Women and Youth .22 Pistol Shooting Program
    • 21CAC007Youth Archery Program – asking for more bows
    • 21CAC011Women/Youth Clay and .22 Rifle Program – more guns coming



Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $53,915.33

Income:  $915.17   Expenses:  $11,233.64

  • Training Room Flooring – Installed – Approved for $4,500 – Cost $4,165
  • Heat Pump system to heat and cool Training Room – Installed – Approved for $4,500 – Cost $4,750
  • Surveillance System – Installed – Cost $1,185.35


Range Executive Officer Report:

  • Opening July 3rd. Rich McDonald will schedule RSOs


Competition Director: Dennis Veale

  • 1st Place – Kevin Hinkle
  • 2nd Place – Tracy Brown
  • 3rd Place – Louie Garcia


  • 1st Place – Kevin Hinkle
  • 2nd Place – Frank Llanes
  • 3rd Place – Tracy Brown
  • 4th Place – Louie Garcia
  • 5th Place – Juan Llanes
  • 6th Place – Mark Miller


  • Competitions Planned


Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Doug Rudolph
    • Women’s/Youth Introduction to Trap Shooting – June 19
    • Very successful shoot. Five ladies participated. One lady had never shot before. Now she is ready to purchase her own shotgun.  Good shooter too.
      • Upcoming Events
        • Mount Mesa Men’s Club Fundraiser Trap Shoot – Postponed
        • South Fork School & Community Foundation Fundraiser Trap Shoot – Nothing scheduled
        • Toys for Tots Charity Trap Shoot – Nothing scheduled
        • Pizza Barn – No longer interested


  • New concrete stations on the Trap Range. Remove existing lanes (retain arch), pour new lanes and fill in between the lanes with compacted decomposed granite to reduce tripping hazard. $4,000. Awaiting Forest Service approval.  Did not get their approval – probably not until 2022 per Joey Martin SUPA.  Doug expressed his opinion on their denial of this improvement project.  This is an “in kind” remove and replace effort.  Jeff said their reasoning was because of previous planned work and higher priority work.  He will try to get a clarification from them.


  • Cowboy Action Group – Bob Johnson
    • June 12th results: Four shooters
      • 1st Place – Jess D’Cades Slate
      • 2nd Place – High Court Drifter
      • 3rd Place – Kee West
      • 4th Place – Double Dog Darrin
    • Upcoming Events
      • Saturday July 10th – Cowboy Action
      • Saturday August 12th – Cowboy Action


Range Maintenance Officer – Tim Scrogham thanked Jeff again for all his hard work.

  • Range Maintenance
    • Weekly:
      • Dump Trash
      • Replace cardboard on target frames
      • Pick up brass
    • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – Paint steel targets
    • 2nd Tuesday of each month – Rake Trap Range
    • 4th Tuesday of each month – Berm Weed Abatement


Old Business:

  • Surveillance System – Installed for Training Room/Trap/Cowboy/Archery range. Evaluate for purchasing a second system to replace existing system at rifle/pistol range.
  • 8’ X 7” Roll-up door on Cowboy container $2,500. Explanation given for need for this door.  There are now several very heavy targets that need to be moved in and out of the container for some of the competitions.  It would make it much easier to move and set up the targets.  Won’t be using those heavy targets for the rest of the year’s competitions.  Vote taken to approve spending $3,000 for this door.  Approved by majority vote.


New Business:

  • Suggestion Box – Empty
  • Dennis Veale asked for a volunteer to be competition director for next year because he will be stepping down. No one volunteered.
  • Tim Scrogham said he posted something on our Instagram page under current events.


Next Meeting:

Thursday,  July 22, 2021

6:00 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road, Kernville, CA


Meeting adjourned at 12:38 PM


Kee Johnson                6-26-21