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Minutes: September 20, 2019

WTA Meeting
September 20, 2019

The 09/20/19 face to face Board of Director’s meeting of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association was called to order at 5:59 pm by Fritz Thistle, President.  Directors present were N/W Rich Johnson, N/E Don Chrapla and YZ Weisensel, S/E Ron Rousseau and, 2nd Alt. Delegate Fritz Thistle, Secretary/Shoot Coordinator Amy Jenkins, Treasurer Taylor Ebbers.  Absent is N/W Keith Lehmann, S/W LaVerne Lehmann S/E Bob Ebbers, ATA Delegate Kevin Doerring, 1st Alt. Delegate Dwight Paulin.

Also present at the meeting:  Glen Grabski, Al McCord, Laura McCord, Aaron Katzenberg, Mike Pigusch, Bryon Fennig, Tate Barwald

Meeting started at 5:59pm.

Wifi/TV/ Responder:
Nothing to report

Improvement Projects:
Jason from P&B Builders gave some diagrams to Fritz that showed coverage for the main door to the building.  He said for $3000 we could add gutters for ice and water until we decide what we want to do. There was another quote for $5500 and a third one for $12,000.   Fritz will invite him to the next meeting so we have an explanation of all the options.

Fritz talked to John Coniff about the sign facing the west.  The sign has been paid for.  It is here and Don will try to get it put up this weekend.  Rich worked on the sign on Hwy 13 today and would like to get some top soil in there in the spring and then he will add some flowers around it. Ron said that we need to add a line for OPEN TO THE PUBLIC if possible.  It was up there, but was removed to add the shoot for this weekend.

HOF Banquet:
Suggestion at Gateway last weekend was to have the banquet on Wednesday.    We will table this discussion for now.

Zone Shoots:
A letter was sent out to the zone shoot clubs.  Quite a bit of opposition was received.  A lengthy discussion was held about the moving the zone shoot off of Clay Target League weekend to the off youth shoot weekend.  Al and Laura McCord were present from Beaver Dam to add his opinions about not wanting the zone shoots moved to September.  Fritz will work on drafting a letter to the clubs and send out an update.

EVR Water/Electric: 
Chops talked to Bob last weekend and they will discuss this later this weekend.  We will have an update at the next meeting.

Security System:
Fritz will do a training session and load all individual codes and get it activated before winter.

Radar Guns:
Fritz stopped the order on the expensive gun.  He ordered a Stalker Sport 2 and it has arrived.  He recommends ordering two more of these.  This one was $499.  He believes we need three total of them so that we are all gunned the same.  We originally were going to purchase the Stalker PRO II but they were $1250 each.

Rich made a motion to rescind the motion from the previous meeting to purchase the Stalker PRO II.  Rich made a motion to purchase two more of the Stalker Sport 2 guns.  Don seconded.  So carried.

Bobcat repairs:
Mike from Mashuda serviced the bobcat and it seems to be working well.

PA System Failure:
Tate says that you have to call the company Monday through Friday. Tate said that he read through the manual and understands the issue. Tate will talk to Glen and he will call the company during the week.  Tate thinks that maybe we can hard wire the system.  Part of the issue is not putting the antennae out the window.

Secretary’s Report:
Amy had nothing new to report.

Treasurer’s Report:
Taylor reported $180,875 in checking as of today. Homegrounds is at $31,820.  Taylor has a few checks for people that were undeliverable from the state shoot.  Taylor needs receipts from petty cash from the camp hosts.  Balance on the loan is approximately $714,000.  Fritz would like to see a projection for the winter.

YZ made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report.  Don seconded it.  So carried.

Bruce Land Donation:
Fritz has been working with the WTA attorney in Wausau.  We need to accept the donation of the land from Bruce Wiegmann based on the information below from the attorney.

YZ made a motion to accept the gift of property from Bruce Wiegmann and adopt the following resolutions:  RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors hereby approves and accepts the gift of property located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, Wisconsin from Bruce Wiegmann.  Ron seconded.  So carried.

BOD hereby authorizes the officers of the WTA to pay the following fees in connection with the Property Gift:  Transfer fee, recording fee, letter report fee, Ruder Ware legal fees, MFL withdrawal fees/tax and additional fees as necessary.  Rich mad a motion to pay these fees. Ron seconded. So carried.

Further Resolved that the officers of the WTA are hereby authorized and directed to take all such further action necessary to complete the acceptance of the Property Gift.  Ron made a motion to accept this.  Rich seconded.  So carried.

Fritz has been working on a site map for the facility. He has been working with Jay Adams on the expansion.  It is likely that it will be a two to four year project.

State Shoot:

  • Shoot Program – Deana gave a quote of $1935 plus $230 if addressing is needed for 1000 programs. Ron talked to his guy and it was more than that but not sure how much more.  We need to get commitments.  Hopefully she will be here on Sunday to discuss further.  Deana’s quote was for colored covers and black and white pages.  We will continue to work on this.
  • Copyright of Logo – No Update

Grants –
Fritz will fill out the grant paperwork for the Wi Rapids area.  Amy gave stuff to Fritz to review and fill out.  Grants of up to $4000 with most for $1000 will be issued.

HSCTL National Shoot:
Mark Zauhar has requested that the WTA complete the RFP to host the national shoot for clay target league here.   The shoot is currently being held in Mason, Michigan.  They have the contract for five years.  Fritz will talk with Paul and Mark to discuss further.

Website Development:
Amy got a quote for website development for online reservations.   This was a company that WACO recommended.   It is possible that once we have a final proposal, Fritz will take it to Town of Rome to see if they will pay for this.  Fritz will follow up with Megan on the quote and go from there.

Round Table:

John Coniff is working on a five year strategic plan which is needed to send to the DNR.

LNPAF – they have 30 kids shooting the fall league.

SCTP Foundation will have a meeting in the building tomorrow.  They likely will be talking about the grant that we applied for.

Midway Shooting Supply – Fritz can get some SKB400 automatic guns for $789 (cost).  Fritz would like to put together a grant for the NRA to purchase some.  Fritz recommends we buy two of them for people to use.  Glen suggests purchasing the 28” ones.

Don made a motion to purchase two of the guns.  YZ seconded it.  So carried.

Fritz looked at a price for another mower.  We can get one for $5310.  We will ask if the Friends will purchase it for us.  YZ made a motion to see if the Friends will purchase it; if not the WTA will purchase it.  Ron seconded it.  SO carried.

Eau Claire gave us the remaining money for the PA system for the new building.  Taylor will need to send them a copy of the invoice for the additional speakers in new building.

Next meeting is scheduled for October 19th at Homegrounds.  This will also be the weekend we close the grounds as well.  We will plan to have a short meeting in the morning and then shut the water off in the campground afterwards.

Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm