Deerfield Rod and Gun Club

Meeting Minutes









August 2009 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer

I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
                 43 Members present

IV.        Old Business:
1.         New shed update, we have 4 bids on the shed and awaiting 2 more. We also want to wait until the anniversary gun raffle shoot is done to see what we have for cash on hand.

2.        The shed for the black powder club was brought up again. It is an eyesore and we need to either rehab it or get rid of it.

3.        Question brought up of what are we doing with the rock and blacktop from building the trap range, we already spoke to Jim Lowery about burying this.

4.        The Rio traveling trophy shoot hosted here went excellent everything went smoothly and we want to thank all of our volunteers including Pete Rustad, Jim Kuhls, Deb Wethal, Angie Sullivan and Butch Jungbluth among others. Beaver Dam Gun club won the shoot this year.

5.        The old outhouses have been refurbished and are usable thank you to Tom Eide and Sean Sullivan.

6.        Thursday September 10th is the fall hunter safety, sign up at the DNR website or email Tim Thompson his email is on the gun club website under hunter safety instructor.  We currently have 12 people signed up for this class.

7.        We need to backhoe the pond to take care of more weeds and the stumps but are holding off until fall due to the onslaught of mosquitoes and deerflies.
       
V.        New Business:
1.        Joe Peters fixed the old ice machine and we want to sell it for $500. We currently have a couple of places that are interested in purchasing.

2.        August 22-23 shoot we need volunteers for help. We have the Lewis shoot on Saturday and open merchandise shoot Sunday. The gun raffle will be on Sunday and BBQ chicken both days.

3.        The Quad Co. shooters trapshoot is starting in October 4th at North Bristol gun club. See orange sheets for more information by the door of the club.

4.        We are having pistol range problems as they are really getting shot up, by 4 weeks the boards are all shot up. Todd Borland offered to be a range manager up here, we need to put a committee together to help him.  Ross thought telephone poles may last longer, Alison Lincoln donated two of them.

VI.        New Members:
                     5 new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by Ann Kasten

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by:  Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Butch Jungbluth

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

May 2nd 2011 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report:        
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:        
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance: 39 members present        

IV.        Old Business:        

1.        Randy Lincoln will be making range rule signs for Pistol and Rifle ranges.  Jeff Lauer has written up the verbiage for the signs based off of membership form rules.  Everyone must sign in at the ranges.        

2.        Posts will be put in for boundaries once weather gets better.         

3.        Jim Lowery has purchased a used sweeper for $1,500.  BOD will determine if we will be purchasing (approval given by general membership in April meeting) this from Jim or renting it once a year.          

4.        Horse pull tickets are available behind the bar, please make sure to sign them out on the sheet provided, per raffle license we have to account for all tickets taken to be sold.         

V.        New Business:        

1.        Art Ofsthun has been getting estimates for replacing the cement.  Jeff Lauer has been getting estimates on replacing the doors for the Clubhouse. The doors should not really be done until something is decided with the cement.  BOD to have more discussion on.        

2.        BOD will be looking into prioritizing the "wish list" based off of cost/savings.  Some examples are trap thrower, lawn mower, rifle range modifications, etc..        

3.        Jeff Lauer will be contacting Tom's Guns/Smitty's Guns for prices on guns for our raffle.  BOD to review list at next BOD meeting.        

4.        $60 approved by general membership to purchase 4 big blue barrels ($15/each) to use for can recyclables. Motion
made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Dean Gotzien.        

5.        There is a light burn out by trap 2.  Denny Rahn to look into fixing.        

6.        Art Ofsthun is going to try summer hours at the bar on Sundays to start at 9am and he will close at 5pm if the bar is empty, otherwise will stay open until 6pm if warranted.        

7.        Grover Roach informed us that Euchre went very well and the time frame of 1pm worked great. He served New York style wings. Next Euchre tournament will be 6/4 @ 1pm.         

VI.        New Members: 12 new members were welcomed to the club in May.        
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by Art Ofsthun        

VIII.        Adjournment:  Motion made by Bob Burns 2nd by Todd Borland        

Respectfully submitted:  Deb Wethal, BOD member

April 2011 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER: Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:         64 members present

IV.        Old Business:        

1. Horse pull tickets are available behind the bar, please make sure to sign them out on the sheet provided, per raffle license we have to account for all tickets taken to be sold.
       
2. Clean up is April 9th please come and volunteer to lend a hand.        

3. We are getting new signs for the ranges regarding rules of pistol and rifle rules as we have been having quite a few issues lately.
       
V.         New Business:        

1. Motion to allocate $2800 for horse pull sled, places for winnings. Motion made by Dennis Rahn and second by Matt Reuter. Motion was carried.
       
2. Motion to allocate $300 for the catfish tournament for prizes, motion was made by John Ivanhoe and second by Todd Borland. Motion was carried.
       
3. We can purchase a Bobcat sweeper for $1500.00 to clean wads away at the bottom of the trap hill, driveway and ranges. Talk of getting a PTO driven one for our tractor instead so we can use any time. Motion made to allocate $1500 for either Bobcat sweeper or tractor sweeper. Motion made by Sean Jones and second by Tony Franklin. Motion carried.
       
4. Current members who want family to join do not have to come to meeting for family. Renewals also available at Kurt's Never Inn. Still require new members to come to the Monday meeting to join. Motion to proceed made by Matt Reuter, second by Todd Borland. Motion carried.
       
5. Jim Lowery suggests posts to mark the gun club boundaries to keep everything clear.        


VI.        New Members:        
            16 new members were welcomed to the club in March.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by Fred Kasten        
       

VIII.        Adjournment:        
               Motion made by Jim Lowery 2nd by Matt Reuter

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

March 2011 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:        55 members present

IV.        Old Business:        

1.        The rifle range needs the center pole fixed, it has been shot off with targets being affixed to it. We will take care of it as soon as the weather is better. Please be careful using the range and please use the rubber backing for targets and NOT the poles! If you see anyone doing this please do not hesitate to tell them to refrain.
       
2.        March 16th is the captains meeting for summer trap at 6pm.
       
3.        The spring fling was March 5th, as usual a good time was had by all and thank you to all the people that volunteered.        
V.         New Business:        

1.        The quad shoot is March 13th at our gun club, volunteers needed from 9am to 4pm.
       
2.        We will be having a euchre tournament on March 27th beginning at 11am.
       
3.        We are purchasing a gas grill for the club to cook out for all of our special events.        


VI.        New Members:        
            9 new members were welcomed to the club in March.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by Dave Niesen        
       

VIII.        Adjournment:        
               Motion made by Matt Reuter 2nd by Bob Burns

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

February 2011 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
                       36 members present

IV.        Old Business:

1.        Bartenders were informed they must work 2 Sundays a month and cannot authorize the opening and closing times of the club on Sundays, that will be determined by the board from this time forward

2.        Hunter safety spring class is full and everyone is paid up so if interested you must sign up for the fall class in September 2011.

3.        Boy scout jamboree is Saturday February 12, held here.

4.        Badger Graphics is working on finalizing the lifetime memberships at this time.

5.        We are postponing the NRA membership at this time until we can look into the pro's and cons alittle further.

V.         New Business:

1.        The old timers breakfast is this Sunday February 13th beginning at 8am until 11:30 am. Cost is $6.00 a plate and a bloody mary.

2.        Dick Pirkle announced that he would like to see more social activities here on Sundays. This will be brought up at the next board meeting and discussed.


VI.        New Members:
            1 new member was welcomed to the club in February.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by Alison Lincoln
       

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Grover Roach 2nd by Bob Burns

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary


January 2011 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III.        Attendance: 36 members present

IV.        Old Business:

1. The New Officers and board of directors have been elected for the 2011 year and are as follows:  Jeff Lauer - President  Pete Rustad - Vice President  Steve Gotzion - Treasurer and Alison Lincoln - Secretary.  The new board is as follows: Jim Kuhls, Ross Petty, Butch Jungbluth, Art Ofsthun, Deb Wethal and Grover Roach.  Congratulations to all!

2. The buck contest has not yet been won! Contest will end January 9th.  

3. Tim Thompson informed the club that 10 people have already signed up for the March hunter safety class with a max of 30 people.

4. New membership cards are here, the costs are the same at $45.00 per year, $25.00 for seniors, $10.00 for youth and $500 for lifetime memberships

5. The club association with the NRA proceedings began, Jeff Lauer is handling this. The NRA will offer special discounts for club members that want to sign up.

V.        New Business:

1. The New Years Day dizzy shoot had 50 shooters come out and we gave out $700 in money prizes, thanks to all that braved the COLD and wind to come shoot and volunteer.

2. The cool league is starting on Wednesday January 5th, Ross Petty is the director for the shoot and it is a 6pm start time.

3. Bartenders were informed they must work 2 Sundays a month and cannot authorize the opening and closing times of the club on Sundays, that will be determined by the board from this time forward.


VI.        New Members:
            1 new member was welcomed to the club in January
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by Justin Sargent
       

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Todd Borland 2nd by Jim Kuhls.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary
               


December 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:

       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
                       No count in December
IV.        Old Business:


1.        The Christmas party is scheduled for December 19th, this is a fun event if you've never been to, please pencil it in.

2.         Tim Thompson passed around a petition to de-list wolves from the endangered species list in Wisconsin.  For more information on this go to www. wiwf.org.

3.        The DNR wardens were here to speak about all new hunting rules and regulations in effect for this years hunting sea

V.         New Business:

1.        The New Officers and board of directors have been elected for the 2011 year and are as follows:  Jeff Lauer - President  Pete Rustad - Vice President  Steve Gotzion - Treasurer and Alison Lincoln - Secretary.  The new board is as follows: Jim Kuhls, Ross Petty, Butch Jungbluth, Art Ofsthun, Deb Wethal and Grover Roach.  Congratulations to all!

2.        The buck contest has not yet been won! Contest will end January 9th.  

3.        The spring turkey permits were due in December 10th, hopefully if you want to hunt turkey you got them in.

4.        Tim Thompson informed the club that 10 people have already signed up for the March hunter safety class with a max of 30 people.

5.        Quad Cty. Shoot was Saturday December 11th and we had 82 shooters luckily everyone got their shoot in before the big snow. A big thank you to all that volunteered.

6.        New membership cards are here, the costs are the same at $45.00 per year, $25.00 for seniors, $10.00 for youth and $500 for lifetime memberships.



VI.        New Members:
            3 new members were welcomed to the Club in December
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  No raffle in December
       

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Matt Reuter 2nd by Sean Sullivan.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary


November 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                       48 Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1. Hunter safety for 2011 is going to be the first two weeks of March,  we need you to pay your $10 ahead of time due to people signing up and and then not showing up for the classes.
2. The 2011 newsletter is being put together at this time please see Jeff or anyone on the board regarding this
.
3. We need to put together a committee for improving the rifle range, need volunteers for this. The boy scouts indicated that they will supply the labor for this project.
 
4. The pond needs to be done by the end of Jaunary 2011 for DNR funding to apply. We will begin work on this after deer season concludes.

5. Trees by Trap 2 need to be trimmed, Pete Rustad is coordinating this
.
6. Thanks to Todd Borland and Jim Lowery for helping put up the NO HUNTING signs all around our property.

7.The Quad shoot had 126 shooters, was our best turnout yet. For more information on upcoming shoots, go to the website or there are flyers in the newsletter box by the front door.


V. New Business:

1. The Christmas party is scheduled for December 19th, this is a fun event if you've never been to, please pencil it in.

2. The nominating committee has recommended the following people for officers and the board of directors:

Jeff Lauer-president
Pete Rustad-Vice president
Alison Lincoln-secretary
Steve Gotzion-Treasurer

For the Board:
Jim Kuhls, Ross Petty, Tim Reddy Jr, Grover Roach, Deb Wethal and Aaron Eide.

There are four positions open for the board, 3 two year terms and 1 one year term. The motion to accept these recommendations was made by Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Todd Borland. The motion was carried.

3. Tim Thompson passed around a petition to de-list wolves from the endangered species list in Wisconsin.  For more information on this go to www. wiwf.org.

4. The DNR wardens were here to speak about all new hunting rules and regulations in effect for this years hunting season



VI.        New Members:
            3 new members were welcomed to the Club in November
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  John Bennett

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Matt Reuter 2nd by Bob Burns.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary


October 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER: Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I. Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II. Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III. Attendance: 32 Members present

IV. Old Business:

1. TV Replacements  firsts J. Lowery sec. Joe peters
Motion to allow up to $1500. For obtaining 2 - 42" TV's and brackets.

2. Nominating Committee to be established - Oct meeting VP Sean S. is Chair. Need several BOD and members to assist him

3. Quad County Shooters started October 3 and had a great turnout with 25 squads participating in Jefferson. October 23rd was the Deerfield shoot here.

4. Jeff is talking with the NRA for the club to become an NRA Member to receive grants and other amenities.

5. Pete Rustad is working on getting some new burn barrels out back as ours are "burned out".


V.         NEW Business:

1. Hunter safety for 2011 is going to be the first two weeks of March,  we need you to pay your $10 ahead of time due to people signing up and and then not showing up for the classes.

2. The 2011 newsletter is being put together at this time please see Jeff or anyone on the board regarding this.

3. The local Warden will be here for the November meeting to talk about new rules and regulations.

4. Jefferson Fire & Safety needs to come out and recertify all of our fire extinguishers. Jeff is handling this.

5. The road out front was redone on October 4th by the township of Deerfield, thanks to them for no more pot holes!

6. We need to put together a committee for improving the rifle range, need volunteers for this. The boy scouts indicated that they will supply the labor for this project. 


VI.        New Members:  6 new members were welcomed to the Club in October
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by:  Grover Roach

VIII.        Adjournment: Motion made by Denny Rahn  2nd by Todd Borland.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary


September 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.Secretary's Report:  Approved as read.

II. Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III. Attendance: 31 Members present

IV. Old Business:

1. 50 th anniversary Had a great showing all weekend, one of the best ones yet.
2. Hunter Safety in progress have 24 students taking the class
3. Old Timers Breakfast is this coming Sunday 09/19.

V. NEW Business:

1. TV Replacements  firsts J. Lowery sec. Joe peters
Motion to allow up to $1500. For obtaining 2 - 42" TV's and brackets.  J.Lauer will get pricing from SAMS Club (see email dated 09/20/10)

2. Nominating Committee to be established - Oct meeting VP Sean S. is Chair. Need several BOD and members to assist him
3. Quad County Shooters starting soon, flyers to be made up and available at the club soon.


VI.        New Members:  3 new member welcomed to the Club in September
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.  Won by:  Sean Rossler

VIII.        Adjournment: Motion made by Deb Wethal  2nd by Bob Barr.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary


August 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                       41 Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1.        Regarding the Erickson pond we are waiting on the mosquitoes to go down before venturing down to work on this project.

2.        We got a light for the flagpole and Smith Service Center donated a new flag thanks to Sean Sullivan and Ross Petty for getting this done.

3.        We are working on compiling the life member list as our goal is to make a plaque commemorating the charter members as well as all the life members and to keep a running tally of them.

V.         New Business:

1.        50th anniversary news- we are having an ATV pull on Saturday the 28th sponsored by the Deerfield fire dept. and being run on the rifle range. Also Saturday will be a Lewis class shoot and Sunday is a merchandise shoot and the raffle at 5pm. BBQ chicken dinners both Saturday and Sunday.  Friday night the 27th  at 6pm we are having a members only potluck, bring a dish to pass and we will provide the pig. There will also be a Annie Oakley shoot and Jim Weber will sing. Ann Kasten got White Flyers clay pigeon co. to donate side shields and caps for door prizes as well as Winchester donated shotgun shell pins, bottle openers and shell carriers. Thanks to Ann for all your help on this.

2.        Hunter safety class is coming up on September 9th through the 18th, sign up at the club, online on the DNR website or our own site deerfieldrodandgunclub.com 

VI.        New Members:
            7 new member welcomed to the Club in August.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Roger Dalby

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by:  Sean Sullivan 2nd by Jim Kuhls.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

July 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                       16 Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1.        Horse pull was a success we sold a lot of tickets this year thanks to everyone that got out there and sold them as well as the volunteers that helped put on this event.

V.         New Business:

1.        50th anniversary news- we are having an ATV pull on Saturday the 28th sponsored by the Deerfield fire dept. and being run on the rifle range.  Friday night we are having a members only potluck, bring a dish to pass and we will provide the pig. There will also be a Annie Oakley shoot and Jim Weber will sing.   Life members are still being finalized.  Ann Kasten got White Flyers clay pigeon co. to donate side shields for door prizes and will contact others for more prizes.

2.        Quad City Shoot was Saturday July 3rd, we had 50 shooters present.

3.        Yardage numbers on the range, considering painting gold for the 50th, Butch is looking into this.

4.        Car show July 31st, all set to go.

VI.        New Members:
           1 new member welcomed to the Club in July.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Sean Sullivan

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Todd Borland and 2nd by Jim Lowery

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


June 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:  36  Members present

IV.        Old Business:

1.        The guns, bow, rod reels and hunting trip are to be ordered for prizes for the 50th anniversary. There was a motion made by Jim Lowery to allow the board to select these prizes not to exceed $6000.  and 2nd by Ryan Algino.

2.        The pond update, Sean Sullivan is working on it but with all the rains we've had it is very buggy and swampy right now, they are going to get out and mark stumps as soon as weather permits.

3.        The horsepull is June 19th we can always use some volunteers and people to sell tickets so please come on up and lend a hand., the car show is July 31st, we have one or two more sponsorships to sell if anyone is interested please see Alison Lincoln.

V.         New Business:

1.        The fence rails are cut and the rest will be up in a few weeks for our insurance requirements around the shooting peremeter.

2.        There is a fisheree benefit on July 10th for Greg Zander at the Dead End bar at Lake Ripley, please come and support Greg for all the help he has done with our club.

3.        The triple crown shoot was very successful and the next 50th bird shoot at our gunclub is June 26th, we have pamphlets for all the shoots by the front door.
               
VI.        New Members:
           5 new members welcomed to the Club in June.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Mike George

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Jim Lowery and 2nd by Todd Borland.                 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


May 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:

       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report
Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
35  Members present

IV.        Old Business:

1. We need to sell horse pull tickets, please sign up and take some to sell.

2. We are going to have member Shaun Jones to take care of the food for the horsepull this year and Marv Bankowski, Art Ofsthun and Marlena Nelson will take care of the food for the car show. Regarding that, the dash plaques were ordered this week for the car show. Anyone interested in sponsoring a class for the car show please see myself, Dan or Marlena Nelson, we have a few spots left. $20 will get your name on three trophies and be announced throughout the day.

3. The Quad Co shoot is now done and was a great success. It will resume again on October 3rd. May 22nd is the three club Triple Crown Shoot between Stoughton, Deerfield and Beaver Dam gun clubs and will begin here.

V.         NEw Business:


1. It has been requested that when taking cardboard boxes from trap area please make sure to put them in the burn barrel, also we need a new barrel as ours is in bad shape. It was mentioned that Denny Rahn may have a barrel.

2. The guns, bow, rod reels and hunting trip are to be ordered for prizes for the 50th anniversary. There was a motion made by Jim Lowery to allow the board to select these prizes not to exceed $6000.  and 2nd by Ryan Algino.

3. Roger Dalby brought up bringing in a new snowplow contractor for this year as lawn has been really torn up. Jim Lowery talked to the plowers about this, we are going to get fill and grade it out for this year.

4. The Catfish tournament is May 21st and 22nd, please buy your tickets for the raffle here or see Kenny Hummel.
               
VI. New Members:
           6 new members welcomed to the Club in April.
                                                                                                
VII. Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Deb Wethal

VIII. Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Jim Lowery and 2nd by Randy THorsen.                 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

April 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:

                       55   Members present
IV.        Old Business:
    No old business

V.         NEw Business:

1.        Thank you to the boy scouts on their weekend jamboree they finished up pulling stumps by the pond.

2.        We are upgrading the ranges in April, new poles and getting the backstops up.

3.        On June 30th the license for cigarettes expires so we will have no more cigarettes after the current inventory runs out.

4.        Ross Petty has the hot water all back up and running and has made two more new picnic tables so a big thank you to Ross.

5.        Prices for shells this year are $8.50 for Double AA's and $7.00 for REO's.

6.        Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and seeded the grass by the new shed, building and working on the new bar out there, Petey, Art and Jim Webber to name a few.

7.        April 10th is spring clean up please come up and volunteer.

8.        No hunting signs are going up in April around the property.

9.        Catfish contest in May, Kenny Hummel requested $300 for prizes, motion was made by Randy Thorsen and 2nd by Sean Sullivan, Motion was carried.
               
VI.        New Members:
           8 new members welcomed to the Club in April.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Ryan Algino

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Fred Kasten.                 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary



March 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
                       33   Members present

IV.        Old Business:

1.          Hunter safety registration was March 9th, and filled up. From what I know there was a good turnout and all went well.

2.        Captains Meeting was March 3rd at 7m and also the Spring league started.

3.        Game feed was a great success with 84 tickets sold for dinners. Thanks to all that volunteered for the feed.

4.        Spaghetti dinner is April 24th we are still in need of some volunteers for this event.

V.        New Business:
               No new business for March

VI.        New Members:
           4  new members welcomed to the Club in February.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Jerry Heider

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Red Frank and 2nd by Steve Gotzion.                 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


February 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.

I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
                       30   Members present

IV.        Old Business:
1.          Hunter safety registration is March 9th, it is limited to 30 people so sign up early, at the time of this writing there were 8 spots left. Tim Thompson is distributing posters everywhere to promote the class and it will be on the DNR website and posted at the Deerfield school as well. 

2.        The old timers breakfast is scheduled for Feb 7th, there was a motion by Dean Gotzion to purchase a George Foreman grill for $60 and 2nd by Bob Sundin to have at the gun club for functions such as this. Motion carried.

V.        New Business:

1.        The spring fling date has been changed to March 20th due to a conflict with the Quad county shoot on March 6th. We need volunteers for both of these events.

2.        March 10th is the trap captains meeting for summer league, upstairs at 7pm

3.        The Wild game feed is March 14th, feel free to bring a game dish to pass or to just help serve food. There will also be a euchre tournament that day, the feed starts at 11am and the euchre at 1pm.

4.        The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for April 24th with the Jerry Steuber and Virgil Greina band. We need to form a committee to organize this event.

5.        A local gentleman, Tim Taylor is helping to put on a Deerfield amazing race and would like to use our facility May 1st for part of this event. We need to check with president Jeff Lauer to make sure there is nothing else scheduled that day.

VI.        New Members:
           No  new members welcomed to the Club in February.
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by:  Greg Zander

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by: Jim Kuhls and 2nd by Butch Jungbluth.                 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


January 2010 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report: Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report: Approved as read.

III.        Attendance: 43 Members present

IV.        Old Business:

1.          The election of the 2010 officers remained the same as Jeff Lauer President, Sean Sullivan Vice President, Alison Lincoln Secretary and Steve Gotzion Treasurer.  The Board of Directors for 2010 is as follows: Pete Rustad, Connie Mateszuske, Butch Jungbluth, Jim Kuhls, Ross Petty and Art Ofsthun. Motion to close the elections was made by Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Randy Thorsen. Congratulations to all.

2.        Jim Lowery has some telephone poles for the rifle range to donate and will bring them up and talk to Ross Petty about installing. Thank you Jim.

3. The 2010 Newsletter is done and will be distributed to all members very shortly. The new logo was approved and the membership cards will be here in mid December

V.        New Business:

1.        The 2009/2010 Buck contest was won by a narrow margin by Ron Hommen with a 9 pt buck, he won $95.00 The Pheasant hunt was won by Joe Peters with a 22-1/4' tail feather, he won $18.00

2.        The quad county shoot was held here at the gun club January 3rd with a turnout of 68 shooters, this is a great turnout considering the weather was in the single digits all day! Thanks to our board members that volunteered help as well as Randy Stenjem, Jim Lowery and Russ Nottestad for their extra efforts in the cold!

3.        We are talking of cancelling the Wild Game Feed that was scheduled for March 14th due to the lack of anyone shooting anything this year! Also brought up was the spaghetti dinner that is dated April 17th on the newsletter but may change due to when organizers can get entertainment.

4.        Hunter safety registration is March 9th, it is limited to 30 people so sign up early. Tim Thompson is distributing posters everywhere to promote the class and it will be on the DNR website as well. 

VI.        New Members: 4 new members welcomed to the Club in January. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle. Won by Jeff Lauer

VIII.        Adjournment: Motion made by:  Jim Lowery and 2nd by Todd Borland.

Respectfully submitted: Alison Lincoln, Secretary


December 2009 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                  50 Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1.        The nominating committee has picked four people for the three positions open for the board they are as follows:  Pete Rustad, Butch Jungbluth, Art Ofsthun and Denny Smithback Jr.

2.        The logo for the 50th anniversary has been submitted to the club, we are going to redesign it after the discussion and present it at the December meeting for a vote.

3.        We discussed a trick shooter to come for the anniversary, Patrick Flanigan, he wants $3000 to come and will include a new shotgun that we could sell in a raffle to offset some of the costs.  It has since been decided that the club could use this money in other ways to promote our anniversary.

4.        The television over the refrigerator needs to be replaced. Suggestions are a flat screen tv against the wall but we would like to wait until the shed is completed before moving on to purchasing a new television. Motion made by Sean Sullivan to hold off on this until after the 1st of the year. 2nd by Bob Burns.

5.        Dick Pirkle and Dean Gotzion are proposing a spaghetti dinner and polka dance for sometime in the spring, we will put a committee together to discuss this.

6.        Jim Lowery discussed putting a roof over the concrete slab by the ranges. Talked of having the boy scouts put it up if we pay for the materials. Art Ofsthun bid this at $2200 for materials only. The motion to proceed was made by Randy Thorsen and 2nd by Mark Wadum. Motion carried.

7.        The hot water issue was brought up, we have some major plumbing to do, Ross Petty wants to bring a person in to get this taken care of, the person owes Ross some money and is willing to do this. We are going forward on this.


V.        New Business:

1.        The election of the 2010 officers remained the same as Jeff Lauer President, Sean Sullivan Vice President, Alison Lincoln Secretary and Steve Gotzion Treasurer.  The Board of Directors for 2010 is as follows: Pete Rustad, Connie Mateszuske, Butch Jungbluth, Jim Kuhls, Ross Petty and Art Ofsthun. Motion to close the elections was made by Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Randy Thorsen. Congratulations to all.

2.        Jim Lowery has some telephone poles for the rifle range to donate and will bring them up and talk to Ross Petty about installing. Thank you Jim.

3.        The 2010 Newsletter is done and will be distributed to all members very shortly. The new logo was approved and the membership cards will be here in mid December.

VI.        New Members:
              No new member welcomed to the Club in December. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                None in December

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by:  Sean Sullivan and 2nd by Tim Reddy Jr.

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


November 2009 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                  32 Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1.        Working on 2010 calendar to have done by November and send it out to all the members.

2.        We had Doug Fendry of the DNR here to talk about the 2009 chronic wasting zone deer hunt regarding using rifles in these certain zones. There are people complaining now about the use of rifles in these zones as their farms are near DNR lands.  The DNR is proposing to close these lands to public access during the youth deer hunt, the 4 day October hunt and then open it for the 9 day deer season and muzzle loader season, close again for the holiday hunt and the 2nd 4 day hunt.  Doug called some people for their opinions such as Jeff Lauer and Denny Rahn and the unanimous thought was they should not close DNR land at any time for these reasons. The final decision of the DNR was that they will be open for all the seasons but shotgun only NOT rifle.

3.        The shed has been completed other than some minor issues that Art is taking care of, thank you Art for doing a great job on the shed.

4.        Bartending issues, we are interviewing some people for bartending, if we don't get any bartenders we will have to resort to closing on those Sundays. 

V.        New Business:

1.        . The nominating committee has picked four people for the three positions open for the board they are as follows:  Pete Rustad, Butch Jungbluth, Art Ofsthun and Denny Smithback Jr.


2.        The logo for the 50th anniversary has been submitted to the club, we are going to redesign it after the discussion and present it at the December meeting for a vote.

3.        We are discussing a trick shooter to come for the anniversary, Patrick Flanigan, he wants $3000 to come but will include a new shotgun that we could sell in a raffle to offset some of the costs.  Also talking about a Friday night shoot for members only.

4.        The television over the refrigerator needs to be replaced. Suggestions are a flat screen tv against the wall but we would like to wait until the shed is completed before moving on to purchasing a new television. Motion made by Sean Sullivan to hold off on this until after the 1st of the year. 2nd by Bob Burns.

5.        Dick Pirkle and Dean Gotzion are proposing a spaghetti dinner and polka dance for sometime in the spring, we will put a committee together to discuss this.

6.        Jim Lowery discussed putting a roof over the concrete slab by the ranges. Talked of having the boy scouts put it up if we pay for the materials..  Tom Eide made a motion that Art Ofsthun get a bid to us and 2nd by Tim Thompson.  Motion carried.

7.        A benefit shoot in November in Jefferson for John Schneider who passed away in a car accident, Jim Lowery motioned that we donate $50 to the memorial shoot for him this Sunday.  2nd Brian Matasuske, motion carried.
8.        The hot water issue was brought up, we have some major plumbing to do, Ross Petty wants to bring a person in to get this taken care of, the person owes Ross some money and is willing to do this. We are going forward on this.

VI.        New Members:
              No new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by Ann Kasten

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by:  Denny Rahn and 2nd by Deb Wethal.

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


October 2009 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:

       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer's Report:

       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:

                 28  Members present
IV.        Old Business:

1.        The board is considering having their meetings separate from the Monday monthly meetings due to interruptions and being too hectic on these Monday nights. They want to change it to the last Monday of the month right before the meeting.

2.        October 4th merchandise shoot here we had 42 shoots.

3.        Our quad county shoot is October 24th here, will need volunteers to help support this.  The 1st shoot was a great turnout at North Bristol according to Deb Wethal.

4.        Sean Sullivan is chairing the nominating committee, we are looking for 3 board members and as always there can be nominations for the officers.

5.        Art Ofsthun got the bid for the new shed, he already has poured concrete and the goal is to have it done by the Quad County shoot on October 24th.

6.        Have poles coming from Denny Smithback for the pistol range for the backing. Hopefully should have that done soon.
7.        We have a committee formed for the 50th anniversary and need to plan a date to get together to start talking about what we want to do to cover the costs of the event as well as what we are going to plan for it. Things being talked about are a calendar where we have monthly winners, tee shirts, Hats, mugs and things of that nature to cover some of the costs.
       
V.        New Business:

1.        Working on 2010 calendar to have done by November and send it out to all the members.

2.        We had Doug Fendry of the DNR here to talk about the 2009 chronic wasting zone deer hunt regarding using rifles in these certain zones. There are people complaining now about the use of rifles in these zones as their farms are near DNR lands.  The DNR is proposing to close these lands to public access during the youth deer hunt, the 4 day October hunt and then open it for the 9 day deer season and muzzle loader season, close again for the holiday hunt and the 2nd 4 day hunt.  Doug called some people for their opinions such as Jeff Lauer and Denny Rahn and the unanimous thought was they should not close DNR land at any time for these reasons. There has not been a final decision from the DNR yet as of this writing.

VI.        New Members:

                      2 new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.

                Won by Jeff Lauer

VIII.        Adjournment:

               Motion made by: Sean Sullivan  and 2nd by Randy Thorsen

Respectfully submitted:

               Alison Lincoln, Secretary


September 2009 Monthly Minutes
  
CALL TO ORDER:
       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Jeff Lauer.
I.        Secretary's Report:
       Approved as read
II.        Treasurer's Report:
       Approved as read.
III.        Attendance:
                  35 Members present
IV.        Old Business:
1.         Joe Peters fixed the old ice machine and we sold it to the Cambridge Fire Dept for $400.
2.        We had the Lewis shoot on Saturday Aug 24/25 and open merchandise shoot Sunday. The gun raffle was on Sunday and BBQ chicken both days.
3.        The Quad Co. shooters trapshoot is starting in October 4th at North Bristol gun club. See orange sheets for more information by the door of the club.
4.        We are having pistol range problems as they are really getting shot up, by 4 weeks the boards are all shot up. Todd Borland offered to be a range manager up here, we are working on this issue.         
V.        New Business:
1.        The board is considering having their meetings separate from the Monday monthly meetings due to interruptions and being too hectic on these Monday nights. They want to change it to the last Monday of the month right before the meeting.
2.        October 4th merchandise shoot here, need volunteers as always.
3.        Our quad county shoot is October 24th here, will need volunteers to help support this. 
4.        Sean Sullivan is chairing the nominating committee, we are looking for 3 board members and as always there can be nominations for the officers.
5.        The board asked for a motion to have a 17k limit on the new shed including the building of the shed, excavation and removal of the old concrete. We want a 28x40 shed and want to pre plumb for some restrooms and possibly a bar in the future. Jim Lowery made a motion for this and Sean Sullivan 2nd it. Motion carried.
6.        We have a committee formed for the 50th anniversary and need to plan a date to get together to start talking about what we want to do to cover the costs of the event as well as what we are going to plan for the event. Things being talked about are a calendar where we have monthly winners, tee shirts, Hats, mugs and things of that nature to cover some of the costs.

VI.        New Members:
                        7  new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                Won by Dennis Rahn

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by:   Jim Lowery and 2nd by Dennis Rahn 

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

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