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Minutes: March 4, 2013


Teleconference Meeting March 4, 2013

The teleconference meeting of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association Board of Directors was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by President Bruce Stiteley. Directors on line were SE: Don Mittag, Gary Fechter, SW: Dennis Taylor, Ken Cerney, NE: Gary Strasser, NW: Glenn Hamerly, Delegate Rick Tesker, Alt. Delegates Kevin Doerring and Dwight Paulin, and Secr./Treas.: Arlene Otto and Jeff Ebel. Bill Simonar was excused.

Jeff Ebel reviewed his proposed contract which included work he has already performed on the business plan. Members of the WTA Board had received copies of it from Bruce prior to the meeting. He proposed to basically take ownership of the project; business plan, financing, follow through with contractors, with the time line set for June 20 completion. Time is a critical issue. He will consult with Rudar-Ware, our legal council, and Schenck, our accountants, as to best structure the camping and shooting entities for current and future benefits, including maintaining our 501c3 status. After Jeff Ebel left the meeting, comments regarding his proposal were received. Don Mittag felt this would be the way to proceed in a timely fashion. Rick Tesker felt it was not the answer. Having much experience in writing a business plan, he will again get State Shoot profit and loss figures from Dick Otto, and a list of assets, then confer with Jeff to complete the business plan only. Rick mentioned the Treasurer should go to financial institutions to seek financing. She declined. Who would procure financing and next steps to completion was not discussed any further.

Don Mittag received regulations for signs from Wood County and the DOT. Cost of permits would total $200.00. He will mention on the WTA blog we are looking for someone to make them. He has spoken to his nephew regarding developing a logo. He and Gary Strasser checked with their insurance agents regarding WTA insurance.

Don received a resume for the manager of the Homegrounds position which he will email to the board members.

Dennis reported on meeting with our grant writer and various people in Madison regarding loans and said it looks favorable.

Arlene gave a brief Treasurer’s report on balances in the various checking accounts.

Next teleconference meeting is set for Monday, March 11, 6:30 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Arlene Otto – Sec/Treas.