November 16, 2016
mainly to Dave Vance, the two water leaks at the range were fixed on
11-09-16 and the water was back on that afternoon.
A set of stairs was built today on the 500 meter silhouette range. All that is left is the placing of handrails. Thanks to Marshall Gilliam, David Coburn, George Yurish and Ron Hooper.
projects to be completed are three shades on the unloading tables at
the cowboy action range and a concrete pad on the 1000 yard range berm.
This pad is going to be approximately 16'x80'x5". We are
currently getting bids on the cost of delivered concrete. Game
and Fish is going to pay for this project. In addition, we will
be placing shades at the archery, cowboy, shotgun and sporting clays
range over the next few months after all the bids have been obtained
and a go ahead is given by Game and Fish. These are Game and Fish
funded projects as well.
club is continuing to have a good year. As reported at the recent
board meeting, the club had, as of 10-31-16, $31,670.84 in the bank.
Current membership stands at 2066 with 27 renewals during the
month and 65 new members. There were a total of 1,572 shooters at
the range in October. Of these 1,425 were rifle/pistol and 147 were shotgun shooters.
at the recent board meeting were given ballots for officers as provided
for in the bylaws. These were voted and given to election
chairman David Coburn. David also received several bylaw change
don't forget to vote on the bylaw changes and mail them in or bring
them to the December board meeting. They will be opened and
counted at the December meeting.
topics of interest included Game and Fish money earmarked for the
range, NRA Grant Application, potential for grading of the road to the
Clay Target Center, and preparation for the March 2017 Antelope Eaters
and Fish has informed the club that they have earmarked $75,000 for
7-Mile Hill Range. It is good for the club to have these funds.
We have gone through a long effort to get the archeological
survey and environmental documentation in place so we could construct
the projects. New projects will be announced on these pages as
they progress. We have also applied to the NRA Foundation for a
$20,800 grant for projects as well. If we get it, this money will
be used for improvements on the 500 meter and 1000 yard ranges.
have contacted the Walnut Creek water company regarding grading the
road. They did a quick look see and told us they would provide a
The board approved a motion to spend up to $2,000 for firearms for this year's Antelope Eaters raffle.
Vice President Bill McCune has already started looking for the
best prices. Terry Kirkum is working with Cabellas and BassPro
Shop in the Phoenix area for donations.
November 6, 2016
for proposed changes in the Bylaws are late in being mailed.
Staff at the printers working on the package had a family
emergency which slowed the process. They should be mailed Monday
11-7-2016. The date to return the ballots has been extended until
12-01-2016. Mail the ballot in the enclosed self addressed envelope you received with the proposed bylaw changes.
The only people to volunteer for officers were the following existing board members. They are:
Ron Hooper-President; Bill McCune-Vice President;
Steve Zoelle-Treasurer; Terry Kirkum-Government Liaison;
Jim Jett-Director at Large: Jim Merritt-Director at Large;
Secretary and two Directors at Large did not receive any interest.
These vacancies will be filled as soon as possible in the new
year. If you have any interest in one of these jobs, please
contact one of the current officers with your interest and a 150 word
description of why you would like the postion and your
qualifications. The board will then appoint you if you meet the
to the Bylaws, ballots for officers will not be mailed. Instead
the bylaws call for those in attendance at the November Board Meeting
to vote on the above six people. Again according to the bylaws,
no other individuals can be added to the ballot because they did
not apply to run at the October Board meeting.
We encourage everyone to attend the Board Meeting and vote.
October 15, 2016
repair on Bays 9 and 10 has been completed. George Yurish, David
Coburn, Richard Sprouse and Mike Thompson put rubberized coating to
seal and protect the roofing from winds as happend to Bay 8.
Thanks guys for your efforts.
October 3, 3016
have added a 3-Gun match to the activities at the range.
Participants will shoot a rifle, pistol and shotgun at a variety
of steel and paper targets. Typical round count is 50 pistol, 50
rifle, 25 shotgun and 1 slug. Three matches have been scheduled
this fall. They are 10/29, 11/19 and 12/17. Registration
starts at 8am. If you have any questions, contact Bruce at 541
October 1, 2016
Remember that winter hours have started. The range is now open from 8am to 5pm.
September 2, 2016
steel roof has been completed on Bay 8. As you may recall,
high winds in May ruined the rolled roofing. The county
corrections department removed the old roofing, club members then
replaced the rotten wood and placed 150 feet of 18' 6" steel sheets.
A big thanks to Marshall Gilliam, David Coburn, Richard Sprouse, Mike
Thompson, George Yurish and Ron Hooper for their efforts. These
folks saved the Club several hundred dollars that would have been paid
to hire the job done.
latest club raffle will begin this Sunday September 4, 2016. It
is a two gun raffle for a full size Kimber 1911 or an STI 1911 in 9mm
Luger. The winner will be able to choose which of these fine
firearms they prefer. There are 100 tickets at $20 each.
The raffle will continue until the tickets are sold. The
club obtained both firearms at this spring's Friends of the NRA event.
The club had purchased a $1,911 table which came with the Kimber
and a number of raffle tickets. We won the STI on one of the
August 22, 2016
and Bank Street Guns has entered into a membership agreement.
Banks Street will be selling memberships to their indoor range
which will also include membership to Mohave Sportsman Club.
These memberships will be good for one year from the date of the
sale. Bank Street will be issuing plastic credit card-sized cards
with an MSC membership number. They will be running a
special for approximately 3 months for a cost of $99. We and Bank
Street encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.We
are always looking for volunteers to help. There is much work to
be done. You can provide your help by contacting any range
officer and making arrangements. We
need volunteer help to keep operation costs at the range low. Our
only other option is to raise membership and shooting fees to keep
August 15, 2016
elections are just around the corner. Individuals interested in
running need to attend the October 13, 2016 Board Meeting to make their
intentions know. At that time, you will be required to provide a short
narrative stating (in no more than 150 words) why you would like to
run. The election committee will determine if you are a member in
good standing and have attended the required number of meetings.
The Club will then develop a ballot which includes all candidates
and their statements of intent. Elections will occur at the
August 12, 2016
of 7-31-2016, the club had a cash balance of $25,036.22. Income
for the month was $4,744.50. Major sources were membership dues
at $2,395, CTC at $930, non-member fees $720 and raffle sales at $235.
Expenses were $6,657. Major expenses were wages $3,516,range upkeep $668, utilities $495 and telephone at $342.
have repaired plumbing in the handicap bathroom, removed the leaking
water heater in the range office, painted Bay 7, repaired the fridge in
the club house and replaced the failed air conditioner in the range
August 11, 2016
Home Depot generously donated building materials to the Club for the construction of Cowboy Range shade structures over
the unloading tables. Cowboy shooters Rooster, Carl Norman, Mike
Thompson, Ron Hooper and Rad Green built and installed two structures this past
week. Range Officer David painted the structures as well. A big thanks to all involved for making these improvements.
August 4, 2016
is time for members to review the bylaws and submit proposed changes or
additions. They can be found on this web page in the documents
section to the left. These are due by September 1, 2016. They can
be sent to the Club email, turned in at the Range Office, or brought to
the Board meeting on August 11, 2015. Doc Orbloom is this year's
Bylaw Chairman. Rad Green has agreed to help Doc and of
course you can submit your proposed changes to either fellow.
changes will be reviewed by Doc and Rad, submitted to the Board by
October 1, 2016. They will be reviewed by the Board at the
October meeting for approval or rejection. Approved
bylaw will be submitted to the membership with the election
ballots. Bylaws approved by a majority of member will become
effective January 1, 2017.
July 5, 2016
Club had on hand $34,216.35 at the last reporting period of May 31,
2016. We have had a total income for the first five months of the
year of $56,878.40 with total costs of $43,556,64.
Membership dues and non-member fees provided 37.3%, CTC provided
18.5% and the Antelope Eaters event totaled 20.5% of income.
The remainder of income was derived from different shoots,
raffles and rentals. The majority of costs for the month and year
to date are personnel and range supplies and upkeep.
June 2, 2016
Remember each person entering the Range must stop at the Range Office to sign in. Please observe the Stop signs-don't drive past them. This even includes Life Members.
Club had a balance of $34,186.36 on April 30, 2016. We are
looking to spend some of this money to make improvements on the Range.
Our first efforts will be in placing shade at the Archery and Cowboy Ranges .