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Minutes: June 21, 2015


Teleconference Meeting June 21, 2015

The 06/21/2015 teleconference meeting of the Wisconsin TrapshootingAssociation Board of Directors was called to order at 7:20 p.m. by President Bruce Stiteley. Directors on line were 1st Vice President Bill Simonar, 2nd Vice President SE: Don Mittag, SW: Jerry Farnsworth, SW Adam LePine, NW: Glenn Hamerly, 1st Alt. Delegate Kevin Doerring, Dwight Paulin 2nd Alt Delegate, Jim Kroeplien, Treasurer and Theresa Howland, Secretary. Absent for teleconference was SE: Gary Fechter, NE: Dave Wehmeir, Joining in on the conference was Paul Becker, Dennis Taylor, Bill Recob and Jeff Recob.

Meeting started at 7:20


Paul Becker: Paul will be running the Friday night fish fry. He joined our meeting to discuss some of the plans he has been making for Friday night. He is planning a fundraiser for the building that has been put up. He will be having an auction as well as raffles throughout the night. He needed to know how we handled our raffles in the past,so he would know what would be needed. Don said that he would talk to Arlene to see what needs to be done as far as taxes and such. Bruce was going to get in contact with the accountant for her input. He is receiving many donations to raffle off as well as a Kolar trap single. Paul asked if the board has a letter he can send out to the donors. I told him if he sends me the information I would be willing to send out the thank you letters.

He asked if we had a raffle license. Jim said he has applied and updated the licenses.

He said he is working on a price for the fish fry. There will be three different sizes this year on different color plates to help recognize between the sizes. The prices will be set closer to the night because of the fluctuating fish prices.

The fish fry will be held in the new building that is being built,thanks to the Recob family. He was hoping to have the beer also in the building during the fish fry, maybe opening it for a while for free beer. Glenn said that should not be a problem but he would look into getting a few barrels and prices.

He also asked if there would be power in the building. Denny said he is hoping to have it done. Paul said he has a lead on two large electric fryers that would be easier to use during the fish fry. These fryers would be donated to use for future fry’s.

Paul also had gotten a price for Bruce on pulled pork for the meet and great on Thursday. The price would come out to be about $1 a sandwich if he was interested. He told Bruce he could bring it if he wanted to order the pork. Bruce let Paul know to go ahead and order it and bring it with.

Bruce: We are in need of some kind of sound system for announcements. In the past,Mike always had the sound system.Don said that he would check with Ken Cerney to see what he will be using at the fish fry to see if it could be used also for morning announcements. Paul suggested that we post it on the blog in hopes that someone with this knowledge would help us out. Bruce said we really need to look into amore permanent solution for future shoots.

It was brought up by Jim about bringing up a membership fee at the annual meeting. He was wondering if someone would have to make up a plan to present to the members. Kevin said that when he was in Iowa they have an annual fee and the shooters receive a sticker to put on their card after paying the fee. After further discussion on this subject there was a motion made by Don to have a $10 annual membership fee or a $150 life time membership fee to be paid prior to the first targets shot for the year within Wisconsin. The motion was seconded by Jerry. Bruce asked for a vote, 4 yea and 0 nay. Motion was passed.

Bruce asked Denny if we are getting a few more campers for the SCTP shoot. Denny said there was about 35-40 campers signed up and there seems to be more coming in daily.

Kevin: Kevin was asked about the rules of drinking and shoot offs. There was an incident in where one of the shooters in the shoot off had left and the other had already had a drink. Kevin said in this instance the fair thing to do would be to flip a coin, which is the answer he received from the ATA. The board agree Bruce thanked Kevin for getting an answer for this situation so quickly.

Jerry: Jerry said that he was talking to Fritz Thistle and he mentioned that the donation list really needs to be updated. He asked how we could get this done. He was told that the information would need to go to Jessica so that she would be able to update it.He said we really need to get this done soon. Jim will send Jessica the information.

Bill agreed and also said that we need to do some kind of recognition at the Homegrounds. Some kind if banners or something until we can afford to label things that were donated. I will look into finding something to hang in the building to recognize the generosity of our donors.

Jim: Jim asked who would need startup money for their events. Paul said he would let him know.I told him I would let him know how much and the denominations. Glenn said he will get the startup money from the cashiers for the beer stand.

Jim asked if there is an ice vendor on the grounds during the shoot. Bruce said there wasn’t. He would have to get it from town.

Jim asked about getting a financial statement back from the accountant in time for the annual meeting. He has been trying to contact her for the statement. Bruce said she usually has them ready on time. He would email her.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:30.

Next meeting: The next Teleconference meeting will be on July 6, 2015 at 7:00.