February 22, 2020 Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Meeting called to order at 12:00 PM at the Kern River Valley Gun Range classroom and began with the flag salute.



  • New Members
  • First Time Attendees- James “Ed” Niehaus, William Marantos, Frank Llanes and 2nd time attending Kevin Morgan due to Saturday meeting.
  • 22 members present


Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for Thursday, January 23, 2020 meeting.  Approved.


President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • SHOT Show:
    • Focus again this year was ideas for improving the range.
      • Looked at more target systems – self healing, lighter weight
      • Re-visited MT2 Range clean-up company
    • Whiskey Flat Days:
      • Successful Weekend
      • Manny S. from 213 area code won the rifle raffle.
    • Trailer donation for community awareness (i.e. Cowboy Quick Draw). Trailer donated to        Cowboy Quick Draw owners, Jeff Evans and Bob Johnson, who will be advertising for the gun club.  Donation made after lengthy discussion and unopposed vote.
    • NRA Grants Submitted:
    • One grant received.
      • Improve electrical service to the range (SCE).
      • Electrical run to trap range, cowboy range, training room and camping area. Need quotes from electrical contractors.  5th contractor coming out in a few weeks.
      • HESCO barriers between rifle and pistol range and between pistol and cowboy range.
      • MT2 lead abatement and berm rehabilitation.
      • 5 Stand shotgun course
    • Youth/Women’s 20 gauge shotguns/.22 rifles, archery equipment and targets. GRANT        Includes 1 Ruger American Rimfire Compact with peep sights, 22LR,

1 Ruger 10/22 Carbine Autoloading rifle, 22LR, 1 Savage Stevens 555, O/U, 20 gauge. 26”,

1 Remington Model 11-87 Sportsman Youth Compact 20 gauge, 21”, Remington Model 870 Express Compact Synthetic, 20 gauge, 21”, Mossberg Silver Reserve II Field 20 gauge, 26”, 5 divided shell pouches, 5 Hoppe’s 20 gauge boresnake shotgun cleaner, 5 .22 caliber boresnake, 1 Hoppe’s Bore Cleaner, 1 Hoppe’s No. 9 Synthetic blend gun oil (5 count), 6 12 count packages shooting glasses, 4 300 pr. Packages disposable foam earplugs, 1 Bear Cruzer G2 package, right-handed, 1 Bear Cruzer G2 package, left- handed, 2 packages of 1 dozen Easton Genesis arrows, 2 Plano Protector Compact Bow cases, 2 Vista Lil’ Duece II Quiver Red, 1 Rinehart Velociraptor Target, 1 Rinehart Woodland Boar target, 1 Rinehart Booner Whitetail Buck target, 1 Rinehart Cinnamon Bear target, 5 HME Bag Target Stands, 5 Morrel Yellow Jacket Supreme F/P Bag Target, 1 Range Safety Officer Vest (One Size Fits All), 1 Recognition Banner 60” x 33”, Full Pallet of clay targets and the following ammunition:  50 boxes (25 count) Winchester AA TrAAcker 20 gauge shotgun shells, #7- ½ shot, 7/8 oz., 5 boxes (250 Count) Winchester AA 20 gauge shotgun shells, #8 shot, 7/8 oz, 2 boxes (5,000 count) Winchester .22LR standard velocity, 40 grain rounds



  • Gun Laws
    • Nothing to report


Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $31,134.20 as of 2-21-20.  Income:  $14,013.70   Expenses:  $3,596.01   Insurance and USFS fees will be due soon.

Membership at 358 + 93 life members


Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller will need 3 RSO’S for Dan Patterson’s group on April 4th (also Fishing Derby Weekend) and 5 RSO’S for Mt. Mesa Men’s Club Trap Shoot on May 9th.  Mark is going to start calling the RSO’S approx. one week prior to your designated workday as a reminder.  Anyone wanting to be a RSO, please call Mark.at 661-900-0050


Competition Director: Dennis Veale had his February shoot in the wind and rain with 9 shooters, 7 members and 2 non-members.  Lead free copper bullets were used for the competition. In 5th place was Tracy Brown, 4th – Alex Pish, 3rd – Jason Meadows, 2nd – Frank Llanes and 1st place was Kevin Hinkle

February 22 – .22 rimfire rifle steel challenge.  50 rounds minimum.  Targets at 10-12 yards.  Timed event price for each entry will be $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.

  • March 28 – Tactical Shotgun Shoot.  30 Birdshot #6 or smaller and 10 Slugs.  Timed event price for each entry will be $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.



Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price
    • Upcoming Events
      • Saturday May 9th – Mount Mesa Men’s Club Trap Shoot
    • Cowboy Action Group – Bob Johnson
      • Upcoming Events
        • Saturday March 14th – Cowboy Action at 10 AM
      • Range Maintenance – Tim Scrogham – not present – not feeling well. Jeff Evans reported
        • New sign at the road advertising the range.
        • New Safety Rules sign.
        • Thanks to Connie Shepard and the Hatchery for donating flags throughout the range.
        • Thanks to Dennis Veale for placing the flags at various distances.


  • 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:

  • None


New Business:

  • Electrical Situation: Trencher has been donated for use digging a 250’ trench to the classroom.
  • Water is needed for hand washing station that has been moved to the gun cleaning station.         This may be an eye wash station – may take a certain solution
  • Thomas refuse is making us a towable trash bin. Will charge an extra $10.00 a month.


Next Meeting:

Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:30 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238


Meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM


Kee Johnson