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Minutes: December 13, 2014

WTA Board of Directors

Face to Face December 13, 2014

The 12/13/2014 face to face meeting of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association Board of Directors was called to order at 9:00 A.M. by President Bruce Stiteley.

Directors present were, 1st Vice President Bill Simonar, 2nd Vice President Don Mittag, S/W: Adam LePine, Jerry Farnsworth, N/W: Glenn Hamerly, ATA Delegate Rick Tesker, 2nd Alt. Delegate Dwight Paulin, S/E: Gary Fechter, Treasurer Jim Kroeplien and Secretary Theresa Howland. Absent for face to face meeting were, 1st Alt. Delegate Kevin Doerring and N/E: Dave Wehmeir. Also present at the meeting was Dick Otto, Arlene Otto, Dennis Taylor, Ruth Taylor, and Mike Pigusch.

Meeting started at 9:00 am


Theresa: I am working on the newsletter for the 2015 calendars. I asked Dennis Taylor to give me a write up on the Homegrounds and let Bruce know I would need his information for the Youth Development Program. I asked for information from anyone else they would like to see put in the newsletter. I also have been working on updating the donation list and Bruce sent a copy to each board member so that it can be looked over to see if things may have been missed.

New Treasurer Jim: Jim handed out the financial reports to all board members. Talked about going through all the things he received from Eric so he was up to date with what was going on. He said there is a lot to go through but he is making progress. He had some question for the board on things he had received in the mail about workman’s comp. insurance. Since Glenn has been working on the insurance he was going to look into this. Jim was also going to look into doing the payroll on his own if it was possible this would save some money. He also asked if he could update the quick books to the 2015 version, the board agreed that would be good. Bruce gave Jim the property tax bill and it was decided to pay the first half now. Jim also asked Denny to earmark deposits he makes so it will be easier to keep things in order. Jim has been doing a great job getting himself acclimated to his new position. Thank you Jim for accepting this job and putting your best effort forward.

All State Team: Rick handed out a list of our All-State Team for 2014. This list was reviewed by the board members. A motion to accept the team was made by Bill, it was seconded by Jerry. A vote was taken 8 Yea, 0 Nay. The 2014 State Team will be posted on our website soon. The board talked about how the registered league scores changed the averages of the shooters. This will definitely be something that will be talked about later. It was also talked about if you come to the state shoot you will need to have your average card at the classification table or you will not be able to shoot at the state shoot. Congratulations to all shooters who made the team.

Jeff: Jeff was unable to attend this meeting but will hopefully be at our net meeting.

Denny: Denny talked about the about the Homegrounds and what has been happening. Right now things are at pretty quiet at the Homegrounds but he will be attending RV shows in Green Bay, Madison, and Chicago to promote the campgrounds and shooting complex. He is working with Lake Arrowhead to promote the area in hopes to fill our campsites next year. There are several shoots already planned for next year. On June 6, 2015, there will be a Wisconsin State High School League shoot. Also a SCTP shoot will be on June 27-28, 2015. They are also are hoping to have another Olympics Bunker try outs this year. He is hoping to have the campgrounds open by April 15, 2015, weather permitting. He is working closely with the Town of Rome tourism to promote the area which includes the Homegrounds, golf courses and other things around the area. They are looking into any other kinds of events they can hold at the Homegrounds to keep things going forward. If anyone has ideas or has any questions about events, you can talk to Dennis Taylor or any board member.

Bruce: Bruce went through the state program asking board members what should be changed for the 2015 State Shoot. There are going to be a few changes for next year so make sure that you read through to see the changes. The biggest change will be you will need to have your average card for classification or you will not be able to shoot. They also talked about medallions for resident and non-resident shooters. This was tabled for the next meeting while the board looks into different ideas that will work. This would help for All-American points. He also talked about the banquet and what should be done to maybe get the local people involved. He asked for any fundraising ideas so that we can get the building put up soon. This is our next important goal for the Homegrounds. All ideas will be welcomed. All State Team as well as the Hall of Fame will be recognized at the Annual Meeting this year.

Bill: Bill donated a Cub Cadet Mower to the WTA. Book valued at $1000.

Jerry: Jerry brought up the question on what we were going to charge for the youth shoots? Would there be a daily fee or just a set price per 100? After discussion from all board members on what to charge there was a nomination made by Adam that for the American Trap all youth shoots targets and labor butnotrophies included would be $23.00 per 100. This was seconded by Jerry. It went to vote which was 8 Yea, and 0 Nay. Jerry did get a price of hats that can be made, it was decided to hold off on this for now.

Glenn: Glenn asked the board if the WTA was interested in sponsoring the Friends of the NRA this year. He was asked to email the information to the board members and a decision would be made after they had a chance to review it.

Mike: Mike brought up what is changing on the website. Adding registered shoots and other things to it. He will be working closely on the website with Elizabeth to make it easier to use. The tourism has been added to the website. He would be updating the State Team soon. For the state shoot next year we would need to work on WI-FI or we would need two hotspots for next year. He said he has updated the license for one year.

Adam: Adam is going to contact the high school coaches to see if they are interested in finding workers for all the dates that were discussed today.

Zone shoot: The board has talked about what should be done about the zone shoot at Beaver Dam at it was decided to fine them $50 dollars as is allowed in the ATA rules. Jim was asked to send this out to the Beaver Dam Club.

Meeting was adjourned by Rick and seconded by Bill at 3:30 PM.

Next meeting: The next Face to Face Meeting will be held 9:00 am on January 31, 2015 at the Lake Sherwood Lodge. Bruce will be calling if a Teleconference is needed.