October 2018

Kern River Valley Gun Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Call To Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:34 PM at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce Building and began wth the flag salute


  • New Members – 0
  • First Time Attendee – Morgan James from Palmdale.
  • 14 people were in attendance. At the time of the nominations Mark Miller telephoned member, Lori Miller, who stayed on the phone during the nominations making 15 people in attendance.

Past Meeting Minutes: Kee Johnson read the meeting minutes for 9-27-18.  Minutes approved.

President’s Report: Jeff Evans

  • NRA grants submitted:
  • Running Man Target
  • Archery Targets and Equipment (5 bows, 5 – 70 lbs, cases, T Rex target and others)
  • Youth shotguns and .22 caliber rifles for Girl Scouts (20 ga. and 410 shotguns and 10-22 rifles)
  • Reactive target systems (plates, poppers)
  • Bay walls in Cowboy area not requested
  • ~ 60 Adventure Girl Scouts from San Diego Rifle and Trap shooting April 7 or May 4th, 2019 and June 25, 26 or 27, 2019. Might try to include some archery at this same time.

Discusion about “Square” which is collecting money via a phone.  Brian Dowd mentioned that he cannot use Square at his business because they told him they do not support any businesses that support the sale of firearms.  We may be okay because we are not selling firearms.  Will wait until they contact us and say no.  The phone will be at the range for use by the RSO’S.  Joe Margiotta will set up an employee account and a way for membership payments to be made also.

Discussion about the Whiskey Flat parade.  Next meeting is last Monday of October.  Jeff Evans and Terry Thompson will attend.   Discussed some parade ideas.  May want more than one vehicle.  Will check to see if we can have a candy thrower.

  • Gun Law Status
  • Assembly Bill 2103, would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal. SIGNED IN TO LAW
  • Assembly Bill 2888, would expand the list of those eligible to file gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters which include immediate family and law enforcement.  The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. VETOED!!!
  • Senate Bill 221, would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace located in District 1-A on and after January 1, 2020. VETOED!!!
  • Senate Bill 1100, would raise the minimum age to purchase a long gun from 18 years old to 21 years old.SIGNED IN TO LAW
  • Senate Bill 1177, would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase and the dealer delivery of any type of firearm within any 30-day period.  VETOED!!! Can only purchase 1 pistol in 30 days.  This doesn’t put a restriction on long guns.
  • Senate Bill 1487, would prohibit the possession of certain African species of wildlife.  The true goal of the bill is to ensure that a lawful U.S. hunter is not allowed to bring home a hunting trophy—even though the animal was legally taken and the hunter has the approval of the U.S. Federal Government.SB 1487 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be eligible for a vote on the Senate floor.   To Gov. Brown for signature or VETO

Treasurer’s Report: Bob Johnson read the treasurer’s report.  Club has $21,248.89.  Income was $350.00.  Expenses was $484.28.  We will still collect $20.00 through November for rest of this year’s memberships.  Beginning in December rate will go back to $35.00 and will include membership for 2019.

Chief Range Safety Officer Report: Mark Miller discussed course to become a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and collected $25 from those interested in taking the course.  We still have 15 RSO’S and 3 trainees.  Next year’s training will include the 3 trainees and current RSO’S.

Competition Director: Brian Dowd

  • October Competition – October 6th – Zombie Apocalypse Night Shoot – 7 people attended. Dennis Veale came in first place with the rifle and Brian Dowd came in first place with the pistol.
  • November Competition – November 3rd – Annual Turkey Shoot – Paper Targets Only – No Turkeys will be harmed at this shoot. Nancy Dowd will check with Von’s and see if they can give us turkey vouchers so winners can pick up their turkeys at Von’s.  We will need three, 12 lb. turkeys.  Weapon will be .22’s at the 25 yard line.  $5.00 to enter.  Will take place from 0900 – 1100.  We will provide the guns and ammo.

Committee Reports:

  • Shotgun Group – Joe Price – working on weeds and breaking up chips
  • Upcoming events
  • December 8th (Saturday) – South Fork School Fundraiser Shoot
  • Details: 50 bird shoot + Annie Oakley,  Add some black targets.  We will need 5 RSO’S, 1 at the weapons, 1 at the table, 3 on the line and Joe running the thrower.  All shooters will attend safety meeting before shooting.  Discussion about having air horn to use if a violation is seen from the table.
  • Cowboy Action Group – Jeff Evans – 9 people attended September’s cowboy action shoot and 4 attended the quick draw.
  • Upcoming events
  • 10th – Cowboy Action
  • 11th – Cowboy Quick Draw
  • Range Maintenance – Brian Dowd
  • We are behind on removing lead from the berms. We would like to remove 1,000 pounds per year.  Currently ~500 pounds has been removed.  Okay given to purchase small, steel buckets to store the  lead in outside.

Nominations for 2019 Officers  Terry Thompson made a nomination to include the current board.  Hank Blacker nomination Robbin Smith for secretary and Terry Thompson nominated Kee Johnson for secretary.

  • President – Jeff Evans
  • Vice President – Rich McDonald
  • Treasurer – Bob Johnson
  • Secretary – Robbin Smith/Kee Johnson
  • Chief Range Safety Officer – Mark Miller

Volunteer/Appointed Positions

  • Range Maintenance Officer – Hank Blacker
  • Competition Director – Terry Thompson
  • T. – Joe Margiotta

Old Business:

  • Tee shirts and Hats – Waiting for proofs. Staying with the grey – other colors cause problems.  Want to add two crossed antique and modern long guns and a flag.  Hats – cammo and black good sellers.
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Affiliate – still working on this
  • Create a Tactical Range – Not needed. Strike from old business
  • Bay walls in Cowboy area (HESCO or DefenCell) – On hold. Didn’t put a grant in on this.

New Business:

  • Whiskey Flat Gun Raffle Voted to have a Break Down, Ruger 10-22 with tacticle scope, case, ammo and gun cleaning kit.  Tickets to sell for $5.00 a ticket.  Will make sure gun raffle is legal.  If not, will do a store certificate.
  • Range open signs have been purchased. Can be displayed on the road with an arrow pointing to the range.  Range closed signs have also been purchased.  Will be used on Tuesdays when closed for maintenance and during competitions.
  • Range will be closed to the public Thanksgiving weekend. Discussion about staying open on major holiday weekends during the summer.  Nothing decided.
  • Terry Thompson has a friend who wants to donate shooting trophys to the club. Terry will take care of this when he becomes the competion director.  Talked about giving gift cards to top shooters this year instead of trophys.

Next Meeting:

November 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  Election of Next Year’s Officers

Kernville Chamber of Commerce

11447 Kernville Rd.

Kernville, CA 93238

Motion to Adjourn:   Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Kee Johnson