January 2021 Meeting Minutes

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

 

Meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM at the Kern River Valley gun range classroom and began with the flag salute.

 

Introductions:

  • New Members and first- time attendees: Robert and Debbie Carrillo.
  • Total members present – 20

 

Past Meeting Minutes:  Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for November 19, 2020.  Approved.

 

President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • Public opening – Still on hold
  • COVID Prevention Program: Signs being posted.  Masks should be worn.
  • Instagram site added for club.
  • 2021 Whiskey Flat Days – Canceled except for rodeo, some vendors and band at Frandy Park. Kernville Chamber has asked for donations for a virtual raffle.  Club will donate one year membership, hats and t-shirts.
  • Additional 2020 NRA Grant items received:
  • Archery Equipment and Targets Received:
    • 2 Bear Compound bows (one right hand, one left hand)
    • 2 dozen arrows
    • Velociraptor Target
    • Dear Target
    • Boar Target
    • Bear Target
    • 4 Yellow Jacket Bag targets with stands

 

  • Contacted Principal at Kern Valley High School regarding starting a High School Clay Target League – Will need RSOs to volunteer (1 per 10 shooters) Principal is checking on this. It takes five shooters for a team.  Tentatively set to start in March.
  • 2021 NRA Grants:
    • Range Improvement
      • MEC 500E ATA Trap Machine Only info we can find on current machine is that it was purchased in 1992.
      • Atlas Trio Field Simulator
      • Plate Rack (2)
      • Lead Sled (2)
      • Spotting Scope (2)
  • Youth and Women’s Clay Target and .22 Rifle Program (Partially Awarded in 2020)
    • 20-gauge shotguns (3)
    • 12-gauge shotguns (4)
    • .22 rifles (4)
    • Gun Safe
    • Shotgun shells
    • .22 bullets
    • Assortment of Targets Reactive and Paper
  • Youth Archery (Partially Awarded in 2020)
    • Bow Packages (4)
    • Archery Targets
  • Youth and Women’s Pistol Shooting Program
    • Browning Buckmark .22 Pistol (Semi-Auto) (4)
    • Ruger Single-Ten Pistol (Single Action) (4)
    • Ruger SP101 (Double Action) (4)
    • .22 ammunition
    • Safety Glasses
    • Earplugs
    • Paper Targets
  • Range Targets
    • .22LR Texas Star (2)
    • .22 Reactive Paddle Targets (10)
    • Ground Paddle Targets (10)
    • Reactive Animal Shaped Rimfire Targets (8)
    • .22 Dueling Tree (2)
    • Shooting Glasses (5 Dozen)
    • Ear Plugs (1,500 pairs)
    • Shoot-N-C Pistol and Rifle Targets

NRA is meeting this weekend to award grants.  Usually notify recipients in March.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson gave the treasurer’s report.  Club has $32,506.77 which included the monetary NRA grant of $3,907.84 which can only be spent on specific grant items.  $100 of that has been spent on DROS for gun purchases. $400 has been received for brass sales.

Actual total:  $29,098.93.  Income:  $1,930.97   Expenses: $3,945.11

Bob did state that he feels there is $5,000.00 available for the club to spend on necessary equipment or supplies with the approval of the Board and club members.

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021:  312 + 99 Life Members

Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller reported that we have 16 active RSO’S.  Has a call into the RSO’S to check the expiration dates on their NRA Certificates.  If you let your card lapse for 18 months you will be required to take a new class.  Prior to that all you need to do is go on-line and renew.  Currently there are three new RSO’S in training, Mark Erpenbach, Jason Meadows and Frank Enstad.

Competition Director: Dennis Veale

  • 2020 Year End Awards – brought plaques for the recipients but majority were not present.
    • 1st Place – Jason Meadows
    • 2nd Place – Kevin Hinkle
    • 3rd Place – Louie Garcia
    • 4th Place – Frank Llanes
    • 5th Place – Jeff Evans
  • November’s poker shoot winners were Jeff Evans & Doug Rudolph – not even good poker hands.
  • Competitions Planned
    • Feb 27 – .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE STEEL CHALLENGE
    • MARCH 27: TWO GUN SHOTGUN / HANDGUN SHOOT
    • APRIL 24: LONG RANGE RIFLE SHOOT
    • MAY 22: CENTERFIRE HANDGUN SHOOT
    • JUNE 26: CENTERFIRE REVOLVER SHOOT
    • JULY 24: TWO GUN RIFLE/HANDGUN SHOOT
    • AUGUST 28: ASPRIN SHOOT
    • SEPTEMBER 25: MOVING TARGET HANDGUN SHOOT
    • OCTOBER 23: MODERATE RANGE RIFLE SHOOT
    • NOVEMBER 27: POKER SHOOT

Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group –Doug Rudolph advised he is looking into the maintenance of the trap machine.
    • Upcoming Events
    • Beginning 2-20-21, at 10:00 AM there will be a trap shoot on the 3rd Saturday of each month for members only.
    • Doug was asked to check with the Mt. Mesa Men’s Club, South Fork School and Pizza Barn to see if they are planning on having shoots this year. May need to wait on checking until we can be open to the public. Toys for Tots Charity Trap Shoot is good about contacting the club.
  • Cowboy Action Group – Bob Johnson
    • January 9th results: Eleven shooters
      • 1ST Place – Jess D’Cades Slate
      • 2nd Place – Kern Vealeon
      • 3rd Place – Kee West
    • Upcoming Events
      • Saturday February 13th – Cowboy Action
    • Range Maintenance – Tim Scrogham advised Mike Thomas from Thomas Refuse is loaning the club a front loader to work on the berms. Wondering about the pile of dirt near classroom.  Can it be used to fill in the ditch?  Houchin Blood Bank contacted Tim about doing a blood drive at the range on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00 to 1:00.  Approved via vote of membership.  Someone will see about doing a radio announcement.

Frank Enstad has a new baby girl named Hunter.  Congratulations to the Enstad family.  Frank is also a member of the 750 Club.

  • 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:

  • New member orientation video.

New Business:

  • Mark Miller suggested moving the cleaning station that is not being used as such over to the cowboy range for a loading site. This will be looked into.
  • Mark Miller would like to have a copy of the Standard Operating Procedures book and the By-Laws. By Laws are on our KRVGA web site.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:00 PM

Kern River Valley Gun Association Range

6000 Cyrus Road

Kernville, CA 93238

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM

 

Kee Johnson

1-29-21 1530 hrs.