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Minutes: March 18, 2013


Teleconference Meeting March 18, 2013

The 3/18/13 teleconference meeting of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association Board of Directors was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by President Bruce Stiteley. Directors on line were SE: Don Mittag, Gary Fechter, SW: Dennis Taylor, Ken Cerney, NE: Bill Simonar, NW: Glenn Hamerly, Delegate Rick Tesker, Alt. Delegates Kevin Doerring, Dwight Paulin and Secr./Treas. Arlene Otto. Gary Strasser was excused.

Bruce reported Jeff Ebel had completed the Business Plan and had emailed it to the Board Members for review. There were a few minor verbiage changes which will be done by Friday, March 22. On Saturday or Sunday, a proposal along with the business plan will be presented to a private lender. By the end of next week – (March 30) the plan will be presented to three other lending institutions. The property, with improvements, would be used as collateral for a loan. Rick complemented Jeff Ebel on the comprehensive plan. Bruce thanked Rick for his assistance to Jeff with the plan. Jeff will return from Washington D.C. at the end of the week at which time he would like an answer for acceptance. It was agreed that Jeff was sincere, very knowledgeable and interested in this project, and would be a valuable asset. Don suggested we accept his contract; to aid in securing a loan, securing and guiding a manager, following construction to completion.

Don reminded the Board members to submit their 10 questions by April 1, on the qualifications they would expect in a manager. He, Ken Cerney and Rick Tesker will review, compile them and attach to a job application form, send to those having contacted us regarding the position. The applicants would submit them along with resumes back to the committee for review and to select the top 5 to recommend to the WTA Board. This would be for the managerial position only, person to be in place by May 1st. The need for a grounds keeper would be discussed at a later time.

The ‘Meet & Greet’ was discussed. 30 cases of beer is being donated through Steve Wolf. After much discussion, it was decided to limit the function to beer and soda, ‘finger food’, and a sheet cake congratulating the High Average and All-State Team. This being the first year, it would be too difficult to plan for adequate servings for a pig roast. This would be a possibility for future years.

Dennis submitted John Atkielski’s suggestion to limit Event 3 of the State Shoot to 100 Doubles targets (50 pair) as Event 1 will begin following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Don made a motion to make the change to 50 pair of Doubles in Event 3, Rick seconded the motion. Motion carried.

John also suggested instead of 100 commemorative buckles, Tilden produce 114 numbered buckles as this is the 114th State Shoot. This suggestion approved. Rick will be contacting Tilden regarding attendance pins.

Glenn has been asked if PatTrap has a “lease to purchase” plan. It does not.

Kevin asked Rick to check out the validity of a yardage reduction to the 22 yard line by the ATA to Keith Lehmann as he has a 98+ average. Rick will check it out.

Denny will speak with Team Engineering as to when the trap houses could be set. Glen will ask Norland if delivery of the trap stands could be delayed.

Next meeting: Teleconference Monday, March 25 6:30pm. April 6, Heart of Wisconsin Gun Club 9:00 am.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Arlene Otto – Sec/Treas.