Monthly Minutes-July 2008
  

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:
                      47  Members present
IV.        Old Business:
1.        Guns need actions open while transporting to and from vehicles and no alcohol behind fence during shooting, we have had complaints about this.
2.        Car show and horse pull went well, not a lot of turn out on car show due to the weather but I think we broke even. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with both of these events.
3.        Pete Rustad and Randy bultman have ordered our guns for the raffle coming up on the 23/24th of August. The raffle tickets are here and available for sale, please purchase some or take some to sell to help our club.  Still not sure on the ATV pull but as of now I believe it is cancelled due to an overbooking on dates.
4.        There has been a problem with carry ins on trap nights, we have put up signs to help in prevention of this. We can lose our liquor license if this keeps happening so please discourage anyone you see trying to bring in their own alcohol.
                               

V.         New Business:
       1.  There was a motion for additional money for electrical hookup, motion was made by Denny Rahn and 2nd by Sean Sullivan, The bid is $1500 and motion was carried. We are revamping the trap area as well, need to replace trap 2, an offer by Greg Zander to move it for $1500.  Jeff do you want to elaborate on the shed issue
       2.  Hunter safety sign up behind the bar and on the website it starts September 2nd , remember space is limited to 30 students so sign up soon. Cost is $10.00 per person to cover materials.

3.  Town of Deerfield meeting was held and we got approval for all of the changes as long as we provide an easement turnaround for the town or dedicate land for them to turn their plows
               

VI.        New Members:
       7   new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Was won by  Denny Rahn

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

Respectfully submitted:

Alison Lincoln, Secretary
       


Monthly Minutes-January 2009

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:
         Members present 44
IV.        Old Business:
1.        2009 Membership cards are here so after the meeting you may renew .
2.        The new 2009 officers and b.o.d. were elected at the December meeting, they are Jeff Lauer President, Sean Sullivan VP, Steve Gotzion Treasurer and Alison Lincoln Secretary for the officers, the board is Jim Lowery Chairman, Pete Rustad, Connie M, Ross Petty, Joe Peters, Butch Jungbluth and Jim Kuhls.  Congratulations to all!
3.        Connie proposed that we have a sign made to put in front of the range sign up area stating that we are closed, the small range closed signs do not seem to be effective.
4.        Jim Lowery said the rezone was unanimously approved for the purchase of the 7.5 acres next door and we should have final approval from the county for purchase in January.
V.         New Business:
1.        Drink prices to be raised to $2.50 across the board, mixed drinks and beer.  Motion was made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Dennis Rahn, this went into effect Sunday Jan. 11th. Trap prices were raised to $3.50 for members and $5.00 for non members, the motion was made by Bob Burns and 2nd by Todd Borland.
2.        Hunter safety sign up is now online, please see Tim Thompson for information on this. Class limit is 30.
3.        We are going to be short of pullers for the 2009 trap season. We need volunteers, please talk to Jeff Lauer, pullers need to be at least 12 years of age.
4.        Discussion of discount for members 65 plus years in age.  Discount of $20. Motion was made by Connie M. 2nd by Ross Petty.  Motion carried.
VI.        New Members:
                3 new members welcomed to the club                                                                                       
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
               Was won by: Pete Rustad

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

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

Monthly Minutes-December 2008

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:
         Members present 39
IV.        Old Business:
1.        The changes to the  bylaws were proposed and a motion was made by Randy Thorson and 2nd by Tony Franklin,  the letter was sent to all members 
2.        The cool league was changed to Saturdays starting on January 10th,  2009.
3.        The Christmas party was December 14th   at noon.
V.         New Business:
1.        2009 Membership cards are here so after the meeting you may renew .
2.        The new 2009 officers and b.o.d. were elected at the December meeting, they are Jeff Lauer President, Sean Sullivan VP, Steve Gotzion Treasurer and Alison Lincoln Secretary for the officers, the board is Jim Lowery Chairman, Pete Rustad, Connie M, Ross Petty, Joe Peters, Butch Jungbluth and Jim Kuhls.  Congratulations to all!
3.        Connie proposed that we have a sign made to put in front of the range sign up area stating that we are closed, the small range closed signs do not seem to be effective.
4.        Jim Lowery said the rezone was unanimously approved for the purchase of the 7.5 acres next door and  county approval is still pending.
VI.        New Members:
       No new members in December. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
               None this month

Adjournment: 
               Motion made by  Tom Borland 2nd by Tim Reddy Jr.

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

Monthly Minutes-November 2008

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:
       42  Members present
IV.        Old Business:
1.        We purchased 7.5 acres next to the club thanks to the bank of Dean and Marion Gotzion at 6% interest.
2.        The new trap range is finished thanks to many volunteers, Zander, Petey,
       Art O. The cost was $23,900 and we are now looking forward to phase 2                 the shed and more landscaping.
3.        The gun club is having a winter jackpot trapshoot that started Saturday November 8th, I believe we had about 45 people present for the event. The next one is December 13th we have flyers here and online with more details.
4.        The 2009 calendar needs to be filled in asap, please talk to me after the meeting about your event dates.
                       
V.         New Business:
1.        The changes to the  bylaws were proposed and the letter sent to all members  sean pls read
2.        The cool league is changing to Saturdays starting in January 2009.
3.        The Christmas party is December 14th   at noon, details on the chalkboard.
4.        Talk about a sign for Saturday openings.

VI.        New Members:
       3 new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
               Won by Tim Reddy Jr.

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

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary
       

Monthly Minutes-October 2008

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.        We had 10 people sign up for the hunter safety in September, next time they can sign up through the DNR website if they desire.
2.        AS you can see the cement and lights are  done thanks a bunch to Greg Zander, Roger Dalby, Petey Rustad, Art Ofsthun , Butch Jungbluth and many others for their tireless work on this huge undertaking.
                       
V.         New Business:
1.        We proposed  bylaw amendments as follows.
2.        We had a team from Deerfield gun club go to the Rio Conservation shoot and they won the traveling trophy as you can see behind me, congrats to Steve Gotzion, Matt Reuter, Pete Rustad, Tom Hensel, denny smithback jr.
3.        The gun club is having a winter jackpot trapshoot starting this Saturday November 8th
4.        The 2009 calendar needs to be filled in asap, please talk to me after the meeting about your event dates.
5.        Nominating committee, Sean Sullivan has the floor        

VI.        New Members:
       5   new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Was won by Todd Borland

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

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

Monthly Minutes-September 2008
  

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.        We had 10 people sign up for the hunter safety in September, next time they can sign up through the DNR website if they desire.
2.        AS you can see the cement and lights are about done thanks a bunch to Greg Zander, Roger Dalby, Petey Rustad, Art , Butch Jungbluth and many others for their tireless work on this huge undertaking.
3.        We decided to have a fall shoot on Saturdays from 1 to 4pm, had a few people show up October 18th but the guys weren't quite finished with lights and it was too windy. Hopefully can have something resembling a fall shoot for the end of October through part of November.                        

V.         New Business:
1.        We proposed a fee increase of $10.00 for membership fee in 2009 to cover all expenses of cement, lights, landscaping etc. .
2.        We had a team from Deerfield gun club go to the Rio Conservation shoot and they won the traveling trophy as you can see behind me, congrats to Steve Gotzion, Matt Reuter, Pete Rustad, Tim Hes        

VI.        New Members:
       3   new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Was won by  Joe Peters

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

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

Monthly Minutes-August 2008
  

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.  There was a motion for additional money for electrical hookup, motion was made by Denny Rahn and 2nd by Sean Sullivan, The bid is $1500 and motion was carried. We are revamping the trap area as well, need to replace trap 2, an offer by Greg Zander to move it for $1500. 
2.  Town of Deerfield meeting was held and we got approval for all of the changes as long as we provide an easement turnaround for the town or dedicate land for them to turn their plows - Jeff please elaborate on this.
                       

V.         New Business:
1.        We are beginning on the renovations this week starting with tearing out the traphouses and replacing, rewiring everything and putting up the new lights, putting in the concrete pads in the trap area and grading for water run off. There was a motion made at the last meeting by Jeff Lauer to proceed with all of the renovations and was 2nd by Dean Gotzion, motion carried.
2.        The rifle range we need volunteers to help put in new back stops. They have already installed fence at the pistol range and Brian Matazuske has donated fence for this.  See Todd Borland if you are interested in helping out.
3.        September 28th is the date for the Old Timers Breakfast, serving will start promptly at 8am and will go until noon or when the food runs out. Cost will be $5.00 per person. Also that day we will tentatively have a 50 bird shoot off of the 16 yard line depending on if we are done with all of the renovations by then.
               

VI.        New Members:
       8   new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Was won by  Eartha Stone

Adjournment:
               Motion made by Jeff Lauer  2nd by Dean Gotzion

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

Monthly Minutes February 2009

CALL TO ORDER:

       Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Vice President Sean Sullivan

I.        Secretary’s Report:
       Approved as read

II.        Treasurer’s Report:
       Approved as read.

III.        Attendance:
         Members present 44

IV.        Old Business:
1.               Drink prices to be raised to $2.50 across the board, mixed drinks and beer.  Motion was made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Dennis Rahn, this went into effect Sunday Jan. 11th. Trap prices were raised to $3.50 for members and $5.00 for non members, the motion was made by Bob Burns and 2nd by Todd Borland.

2.        Hunter safety sign up is now online, please see Tim Thompson for information on this. Class limit is 30.

3.        We are going to be short of pullers for the 2009 trap season. We need volunteers, please talk to Jeff Lauer, pullers need to be at least 12 years of age.

4.     Discussion of discount for members 65 plus years in age.  Discount of $20. Motion was made by Connie M. 2nd by Ross Petty.  
Motion carried.

V.        New Business:

1.         The old timers breakfast is February 8th starting at 8am for $5.00 a plate.

2.        The spring fling is March 7th,  if you are interested in any tickets please see Jim Lowery or Steve Gotzion and as always we can use more volunteers to help out.

3.        Wings over Wisconsin has asked again that we give a donation to their foundation, every year we have been donating 2 flats of shells. Motion made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Pete Rustad to go ahead with this donation.

4.        Kenny Hummel runs our annual catfish contest, he was up here and asked for a motion for the gun club to donate $300 this year in prizes. Motion was made by Bob Burns and 2nd by Randy Thorsen.

5.        The January 31st jackpot shoot was the best turnout ever with 56 shooters. The jackpot is up to $454.00 and the next shoot is February 21st.
 
VI.        New Members:
                5 new members welcomed to the club                                                                                        
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
               Was won by:  Butch Junbluth

Adjournment:  
               Motion made by  Pete Rustad   2nd by Bob Burns 

Respectfully submitted:  Alison Lincoln, Secretary

April 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: 55 Members present

IV.      Old Business:
1.  We are forming the Quad City Chain Shooters in October 2009, shooters from Deerfield, Beaver Dam, Sauk Bristol and Stoughton clubs and have a Jackpot shoot at every club to continue until April 2010.

2.  We nominated a new life member, Paul Nelson  nominated  Steve Gotzion, 2nd by Red Frank, motion was carried.

3. 30 students in the hunter safety class, 28 took and passed the test. Thanks to all the volunteers that taught this class, Tim Thompson, Ken Hummel Jeff Lauer… 

4.  Land purchase update, there are 21 acres in the forestation program that cannot transfer until December 2012, they cannot be split into multiple acres. Therefore the Krantz’ lawyer will draft a contract of protection for the gun club stating that the gun club receives the title to that property no later than January 2013 for a $1.00 transfer fee at that time, otherwise the Krantzs will get a huge penalty for taking the land out of forestation.  They want to be paid at this time for the land though so John Ofsthun motioned that we table the discussion until our lawyer and the B.O.D. reviews  the paperwork that their lawyer drafts up next month. This was 2nd by Dean Gotzion.

5.  We are updating the cashbox to be able to utilitize it more efficiently such as tracking how many boxes of shells we sell etc.

V.      New Business:

1.  Car show June 13th we have about 13 sponsors and need 3 more if anyone is interested see Alison Lincoln or Dan Nelson about sponsoring a class for $20.00. Dan paid the $50 to sponsor the Best in Show class, thank you Dan.

2. Clean up day scheduled for April 25th, need volunteers.

3. The Board is putting together a formal “thank you” to all the volunteers that donated their time and equipment in the trap area upgrades and lighting.

4. April 26th the Sauk Prairie Trap Club is having a shoot $20 for 20 birds.

VI.      New Members: 9 new member welcomed to the Club. 

                                                                                                

VII.      Attendance/Raffle.
Won by James Firmiss

VIII.      Adjournment:  Motion made by   Sean Sullivan  2nd  by Randy Thorsen


Respectfully submitted: Alison Lincoln, Secretary

March 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:c 49 Members present

IV.        Old Business:
1. Hunter safety is full, please see Tim Thompson to sign up for September classes, they are filling up fast.

2, Trap captain meeting on March 11th at 7pm

3. Ericksons pond, Sarah Erickson wants us to put the money toward the pond, boy scouts will volunteer to maintain it as an eagle project.  With DNR money we have $2500 to do it and volunteers for the large projects. Motion to proceed Sean S. 2nd by Tim Reddy Jr.  Motion was carried.

V.        New Business:
1.  We are forming the Quad City Chain Shooters in October 2009, shooters from Deerfield, Beaver Dam, Sauk Bristol and Stoughton clubs and have a Jackpot shoot at every club to continue until April 2010.
       
2.  We nominated a life member, Paul Nelson was nominated by Steve Gotzion, 2nd by Red Frank, motion was carried.
       
3. Trap certification was March 4th at 5:30


VI.        New Members: 6  new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
.Won by Randy THorson

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

Respectfully submitted: Alison Lincoln, Secretary


May 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:
        Members present
IV.        Old Business:
        1.  Car show June 13th we have all of our sponsors filled thank you to everyone that donated for this event.   Dan paid the $50 to sponsor the Best in Show class, thank you Dan.
       2. Boy scouts are working on the Erickson pond, cutting timber and we will chip it up. Their finish goal is September 1st 2009. 
               3.  Horse pull raffle tickets are here and info on website.
               4.  Catfish tournament is May 29-30, starts at noon Friday and finish noon Saturday.
              20 team max and posters here if anyone wants to pass them out, also info on website.
       
V.        New Business:
       1. Rio shoot traveling trophy shoot is scheduled for August 1st here at our gun club.
       2. 50th anniversary committee needs to be formed and get underway for 2010.        
       3. Contract here for land purchase - members signed agreement and we are moving forward with the purchase of the land.
       4. Ross is getting a bid for fencing by the trap area lights as we had before upgrade.
       5.  Merchandise shoot we had 69 shoots good day overall, next shoot will be June 7th as always we are looking for volunteers to help.

VI.        New Members:
       9 new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Won by Brian Miller

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Sean Sullivan  2nd  by Todd Borland.

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

June 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:
        40 Members present
IV.        Old Business:
        1.  Boy scouts are working on the Erickson pond, cutting timber and we will chip it up. Their finish goal is September 1st 2009. 
               3.  Horse pull was June 20th, car show June 13th and catfish tournament we had 9 teams and the biggest catfish was 14#. Had a great turnout, Tom Eide and Greg Zander were the big winners this weekend.
               4.  August 1st is the Rio traveling trophy shoot and the raindate is Aug 2nd. Need volunteers.
       5.  Chicken shoot is June 7th Sunday.
              6.  The loan has been signed at 6% for 5 years @ $971.00/month for 7.5 acres, full ownership will be 1-2013 due to the forestation program.
       
V.        New Business:
       1. Our insurance co West Bend mutual lowered our insurance rate from $7900 to $7400 we had a motion to go with them for the 2009/2010 year, motion made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Matt Reuter, this coverage is for ranges, traphouses, buildings, shoots and horsepull. Motion was carried.
       2. 50th anniversary committee needs to be formed and get underway for 2010.        
       3.Jeff Lauer and Pete Rustad are going to get bids in June for a shed down by the pole building.
       4. We need to form a committee for assisting and keeping ranges up to date we need volunteers.
       

VI.        New Members:
       7 new members welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
VII.        Attendance/Raffle.
                .Won by Dick Pirkle

VIII.        Adjournment:
               Motion made by Matt Reuter and 2nd by Tim Reddy Jr.

Respectfully submitted:
               Alison Lincoln, Secretary

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

       Approved as read
Treasurer’s Report:

       Approved as read.
Attendance:

               44  Members present
Old Business:

1. Our insurance co West Bend mutual lowered our insurance rate from $7900 to $7237 we had a motion to go with them for the 2009/2010 year, motion made by Jim Lowery and 2nd by Matt Reuter, this coverage is for ranges, traphouses, buildings, shoots and horsepull. Motion was carried.

2. 50th anniversary committee needs to be formed and get underway for 2010.        

3.Jeff Lauer and Pete Rustad are going to get bids in the near future for a shed down by the pole building.

4. We need to form a committee for assisting and keeping ranges up to date we need volunteers.

5,  Eagle Scout Chris was here with update on the Erickson pond, they spent 250 hrs and 5 weekends clearing brush in a 70 foot wide 250 long area. Now the club needs to finish by pulling stumps and moving dirt, the DNR says it can be 10 feet deep.

6.  Horse pull turnout was good but Jim Lowery mentioned that more members could have sold some raffle tickets, only 150 tickets sold by members in the club and most of those were himself and Duane Skaar. We must have more support on all functions, not just gun raffles. There was talk of possibly mailing out raffle tickets to all members.

7.  Thanks to Matt Reuter family for donating new swingset outside and repairing the old merry go round as well.
                
8.  We hose the traveling trophy shoot on August 1st and again need volunteers, pullers, food service, etc.
       
New Business:

1.        New shed update, we got a quote from Art Ofsthun for a 28x40 roof and cement slab for $15,000, we need more quotes though.

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 are speaking to Ross Petty about burying this.

New Members:

              7        new member welcomed to the Club. 
                                                                                                
Attendance/Raffle.

                Won by Jim Kuhls

Adjournment:

               Motion made by: Matt Reuter and 2nd by Dennis Rahn

Respectfully submitted:

               Alison Lincoln, Secretary        
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