of the Proposed Bylaw changes were approved by the membership.
received 142 ballots which was nearly double last years
The Bylaws will be updated and become effective on
1, 2017. They will appear on the webpage at that time.
of Noverber 30, 2016, the Club had a total of $31,078 on hand.
Income for the month was $10,818 and expenses were $11,599.
Most income was from membership dues $3,745, non-member fees
$1,990, Clay Target Center $2,047 and raffle sales $1,020. Expenses
were; wages $3,068, insurance $2,997 and printing $1,720 and
were a total of 1,400 shooters in November-1,286 rifle and pistol and
114 CTC shooters. New memberships were 37, renewals were 34
total members climbed to 2,103.
to Kenny Bellm of Kingman for winning the Club's latest raffle.
Kenny chose the Kimber 1911. What a great Christmas
Club will start a new raffle after the first of the year. It
be another two gun. It will include the STI 9mm 1911 from the
current raffle and a rifle. We are working on a deal with the
Ruger Company for a 6.5 Creedmoor American Hawkeye. This
should begin sometime in January.
Arizona Game and Fish will be grading the dirt road from the club house
to the cowboy range. This will take place beginning December
and is expected to take two days or so. Please use caution if
use the road during this time.
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".
currently getting bids on the cost of delivered concrete.
and Fish is going to pay for this project. In addition, we
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
funded projects as well.
club is continuing to have a good year. As reported at the
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
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
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
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
they progress. We have also applied to the NRA Foundation for
$20,800 grant for projects as well. If we get it, this money
be used for improvements on the 500 meter and 1000 yard
have contacted the Walnut Creek water company regarding grading the
road. They did a quick look see and told us they would
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
best prices. Terry Kirkum is working with Cabellas and
Shop in the Phoenix area for donations.
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
11-7-2016. The date to return the ballots has been extended
12-01-2016. Mail the ballot in the enclosed self
addressed envelope you received with the proposed bylaw changes.
people to volunteer for officers were the following existing board
members. They are:
Bill McCune-Vice President;
Terry Kirkum-Government Liaison;
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
qualifications. The board will then appoint you if you meet
to the Bylaws, ballots for officers will not be mailed.
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.
encourage everyone to attend the Board Meeting and vote.
repair on Bays 9 and 10 has been completed. George Yurish,
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.
steel roof has been completed on Bay 8. As you may
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.
folks saved the Club several hundred dollars that would have been paid
to hire the job done.
and Bank Street Guns has entered into a membership agreement.
Banks Street will be selling memberships to their indoor
which will also include membership to Mohave Sportsman Club.
These memberships will be good for one year from the date of
sale. Bank Street will be issuing plastic credit card-sized
with an MSC membership number. They will be running
special for approximately 3 months for a cost of $99. We and
Street encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.
August 15, 2016
elections are just around the corner. Individuals interested
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
good standing and have attended the required number of meetings.
The Club will then develop a ballot which includes all
and their statements of intent. Elections will occur
of 7-31-2016, the club had a cash balance of $25,036.22.
for the month was $4,744.50. Major sources were membership
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
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,
Thompson, Ron Hooper and Rad Green built and installed two structures
Officer David painted the structures as well. A big
thanks to all involved for making these improvements.
is time for members to review the bylaws and submit proposed changes or
additions. They can be found on this web page in the
section to the left. These are due by September 1, 2016. They
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
Bylaw Chairman. Rad Green has agreed to help Doc and
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.
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
year of $56,878.40 with total costs of $43,556,64.
Membership dues and non-member fees provided 37.3%, CTC
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
to date are personnel and range supplies and upkeep.
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