September 2021 Meeing Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 23, 2021


Call to order: 6:00 PM – at the KRVGA Training Room and began with the flag salute.



  • Members Present –  15
  • First Time Attendees – None


Past Meeting Minutes:  Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes from the July 22, 2021, meeting.  Approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • 2020 NRA Grants –
    • 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. Still has not been delivered.
  • 2021 NRA Grants: Most of the items have been delivered
    • 21CAC003 – Range Improvement (Trap Machines)
    • 21CAC002Range Targets
    • 21CAC006Women and Youth .22 Pistol Shooting Program
    • 21CAC007Youth Archery Program (Awaiting some 3D targets on backorder)
    • 21CAC011Women/Youth Clay and .22 Rifle Program
  • Jeff asked about the non lead ammunition give away. Everyone who attended said it went well.
  • With the Passage of Proposition 63, background checks are now required for the purchase of ammunition in California. This law went into effect July 1, 2019.  When Jeff picked up the latest ammunition awarded in the NRA grants, the FFL inquired as to how he was controlling the ammunition.  He informed Jeff that, he alone, is liable for every box of ammunition received on these grants.  He said that Jeff must be able to account for each box and show it is used explicitly for the grant it was awarded.  Jeff further said, the DOJ can, at any time, request this information from me.  Therefore, Jeff has removed all of the ammunition received on these grants from the range and will supply them at the time of the events defined in the grants.


Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $37,845.80 as of

9-20-21.  Income:  $1,178.07   Expenses:  $7,025.85  Includes $4,000 for the new concrete lanes on the trap range and $977.84 (NRA Grant money) for Throom Targets (self-healing) which have been placed on the range for everyone to use.  2021 membership ended with 553 members.  2022 memberships are being issued.




Range Executive Officer Report: Jeff Evans and Rich McDonald

  • RSO scheduling for Public Openings on Sundays. Open to suggestions.  Jeff has asked Joe Margiotta to add a section on the Web Site for RSO’S to sign up.  Jeff will contact all RSO’S.
  • If we do not have the necessary RSO’S on any given Sunday, the range will be closed to the public.
  • RSO’S will be needed for the Toys for Tots trap shoot on October 23, 2021. Debbie Matthews volunteered.  Three or 4 others are needed + trap machine operator.


Competition Director: Dennis Veale

  • Results of two gun shoot in July: 1st place:  Kevin Hinkle, 2nd place:  Louie Garcia and

3re place:  Frank Llanes

August 28th aspirin shoot was cancelled due to fire closure.

  • Competitions Planned
    • 25: Aspirin Shoot (Rimfire rifle 50 yards, Center fire rifles 100 yards)
    • 23 Moderate Range Rifle Shoot (Paper targets at 200, 300, 400, 500 yards)
    • 27 Moving Target Handgun Shoot
    • Dennis also scheduled a .22 rimfire rifle competition on October 30, 2021. No charge and grant ammunition will be provided.  He would also like to have a one hour qualifying class on October 23, 2021, for those who have never shot in a competition to go over safety requirements.  No ammo will be used at this event.
    • Dennis will need “hold harmless waivers” for parents to sign.


Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Doug Rudolphabsent
    • Upcoming Events
      • Toys for Tots Charity Trap Shoot – Saturday Oct. 23 (Postponed from Sept. 11, due to forest closure). Need RSOs.
    • New concrete stations on the Trap Range were poured.
    • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans
      • July, August and September Shoots were canceled due to heat and fire closure.
      • Upcoming Events
        • Saturday October 9th – Cowboy Action


  • Youth/Beginner Shooter Programs – Jeff Evans
    • Scout Troop 711 is coming to the range October 16th and 17th. They will do .22 rifle shoot on Saturday Oct. 16th and Archery on Sunday Oct. 17th.  9:00 AM until 1:00 PM both days.


  • Plan to start a Scholastic Clay Target Program
    • Obtain Coach Training
    • Recruit participants (Scouts, 4-H, High School, Jr. High, etc.) Open to elementary through college aged students.





Range Maintenance Officer

  • 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
    • Dennis has been painting white targets.
    • Rich McDonald has repaired some targets. Some concern about missing targets.


Old Business:

  • 8’ X 7’ Steel Roll-up door on Cowboy container. Quote last year was $2,350.  Included cutting the opening and installation.  Members approved increase up to $2,500 to accomplish the same.  We received a new quote for a 7 foot Aluminum Sectional Door for $1,860.  Price does not include cutting the opening or installation.  Per the Forest Service, no spark generating equipment (grinders, welders, etc.) can be used at the range June 30, 2021 through November 30, 2021.


New Business:

  • Suggestion Box: $8.00 in box
  • Designated from the floor: Morgan James spoke about the recently formed group called Kern 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance being spearheaded by Cameron Cerda of Bakersfield (  Their main goal is to end the enforcement of standard capacity magazine bans, “assault weapons” bans, red flag laws, possible pistol brace bans, gun and ammo confiscation and other unconstitutional gun laws.  More information may be found at


Next Meeting:

Thursday, October 28, 2021 (NOMINATE 2022 BOARD MEMBERS)

6:00 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238


Meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM


Kee Johnson