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Minutes: April 9, 2015


Teleconference Meeting April 9, 2015

The 4/9/2015 teleconference meeting of the WisconsinTrapshooting Association Board of Directors was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Bruce Stiteley. Directors on line were, 2nd Vice President SE: Don Mittag, SW: Adam LePine, SW: Jerry Farnsworth, NW: Glenn Hamerly, ATA Delegate Rick Tesker, Jim Kroeplien, Treasurer, and Secretary, Theresa Howland. Absent for teleconference was 1st Vice President Bill Simonar, NE: Dave Wehmeir, SE: Gary Fechter, 1st Alt. Delegate Kevin Doerring, 2nd Alt Delegate Dwight Paulin.

Meeting started at 6:30


Bruce: Bruce would to see the fourth event at the State Shoot named after Paul Becker from Riverside Foods, honoring him for all the things he has done for the WTA. Bruce already informed John so he could make the necessary changes to the program.

Bruce received a phone call from a WTA member wondering if not offering added money at the State Shoot would help with saving money. They all agreed to look into it further.

Bruce asked Jim and his daughter Rachael if Rachael’s FFA group would be willing to run the score sheets since they would be going up and down the shooting line selling water anyway. The directors thought it was a good idea and should be profitable for everyone involved. It was decided that they should use golf carts instead of a gator to minimize the dust.

Jim asked about having the FFA sell raffle tickets for flats of shells. Most of the directors thought it was a good idea. The profits would be split with the WTA.

The group is going to work the SCTP Champion shoot as a trial run for the State Shoot.

Bruce said he heard back from Summit. He was hoping to get a few loan payments waived, but they are not able to change anything with our loan right now.

Jim: Not much has changed with the financial situation since the face-to face meeting. He said most things are paid up for now. Denny had a good couple of weekends which has helped pay some bills. Money is coming from camping as well as shooting.

There were a few overdrafts with the Homegrounds checking account. He believes it is coming from the auto-withdrawals. He will go over it with Denny and hopes to get it straightened out soon.

Bruce inquired as to how much was in the Summit savings account. Jim said there was about $5000 in that account. Bruce asked Jim to put that money towards the loan payment which is due the 15th. Denny also needs to be paid, but the loan comes first.

Jim said that we couldn’t use the Homegrounds as our second business for the lottery license. He was able to call and get it worked out so the license should be coming soon.

Building: Bruce asked for a decision on the building. If the building is to be put up it would need to be started this week in order to be completed on time. There was much discussion on the profit the extra

shoots would bring in and if it would justify the extra debt. Many of the directors felt that it would not be wise to get further in debt at this time, so it was decided to postpone the building for now till the WTA can afford it. The WTA wants to move forward but needs to be in a better situation financially before it can build.

Bruce said he would contact Perry Hintz to inform him of the decision and that they would have to use tents and pods as before. He hopes they will realize our plight and be understanding.

Adam: Adam talked to Coach Jason. He was assured that the students are all signed up to work and we should have plenty of help for all shoots they are needed for. Adam also asked Jason if any students would like to come out on April 11th and help with our work day. Some of the students may want to use that day as community service for their classes.

Glenn: Glenn reported that he spoke to the workman’s comp representative. He was informed that our workman’s comp case was closed and we will not be fined as of now. Rick asked who would be paying the workman’s comp for Denny. It was said that since Denny started as a sub-contractor, he would take care of it himself. There is still some questions as to how it will all work. Bruce will discuss it with Denny. Our accountant will also be contacted for her input.

Rick: Rick talked to Michelle was told that pre-squadding would open by May 1st. Jim wondered when she would bill the WTA for her services. He was informed that most of the bills come in after the state shoot, Michelle’s included.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45.

Next meeting:We will have a teleconference meeting on April 15, 2015 at 6:30.