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Minutes: July 30, 2014


Teleconference Meeting July 30, 2014

The 7/30/2014 teleconference meeting of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association Board of Directors was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by 1st Vice President Bill Simonar. Directors on line were, 2nd Vice President Don Mittag, S/E: Gary Fechter, S/W: Adam LePine, Jerry Farnsworth, N/W: Glenn Hamerly, ATA Delegate Rick Tesker, 1st Alt. Delegate Kevin Doerring, 2nd Alt. Delegate Dwight Paulin and Secretary Theresa Howland. Joining us for teleconference was Denny Taylor. Absent for teleconference was President Bruce Stiteley, Treasurer Eric Tesker and N/E: Dave Wehmeir

Meeting started at 6:30 pm


Bill: Glenn Carlson was not paid, he was going to talk to Eric and Bruce to get things straightened out.

He started the talk about how the 2014 State Shoot went. He had heard very good things coming from many shooters. He a few things that Bruce would like to see changed in the minutes for the Annual Meeting. Bill also talked about sending out an email flyers for the Christmas for Kids Shoot. The shoot will be held this year at Weston Hit and Miss Trap Club. He was hoping that people would down load them and post them in trap clubs. He said Glenn has set up a block of rooms for those who want to stay. He also brought up that Paul Becker was wondering if it would work to run a trap shuffle to help any build up on trap houses. Rick and Bill looked at the numbers to see if this is really necessary and they are not sure if it is needed. They would like to try it one more year the way it has to see if there is really a problem. Paul would also like to see if there could be a pin issued for second and third places, so shooters going for the American points would be able to claim points for those. It was discussed and was tabled till the face to face meeting. Another thing Bill was going to work on moving campers so that they will not get the camping sites that didn’t fit in the more slanted camping spots.

Don: He brought up that Kolar did not pay yet for the vendor spots. Bill will handle this. He was wondering how we keep records of who pays and who has not so we know who needs money and who we need to give money to. He brought up that things should more organized as to getting the money for camping spots and vender spots. Also sponsors and event sponsorships should have better documentation. We need to keep a list for everyone’s contacts so if someone is not there others know what needs to be done. Don also mentioned that they had 12 kids come in and help to clean. These kids did a great job and clean-up went very fast.

Glenn: Mentioned that Weston Hit and Miss Tarp Club would be donating and installing shower curtains for the Homegrounds. Glenn also talked about Glenn also talked about talking to a person who knows people down at the town of Rome utilities who said they might be interested in bringing the city water to the Homegrounds, which would help with the issues that were brought up about the water. He gave the contact to Dennis Taylor, who will look into it.

Rick: He brought up how the banks are being run. It was a question that was brought up to him. This will be looked into. He had a shooter that was wondering about how they decide the classification. He also brought up a few people miss classified and he was working with these shooters. He also brought up that shooters need to remember to bring in their average cards and their ATA cards. He asked how everyone’s opinion on how this year’s shoot went with Michelle Mueller. She did reduce the price and she said if we would give her a three year contract she would hold this price for all three shoots. This was talked about and tabled for next face to face meeting. They also talked about the posting of the pay-offs. They thought about posting online. This was also tabled for next meeting. The board thought that it went very well with her running the computers at the shoot. He brought up the rule for penalties from year to year as it shows in the booklet. He had a shooter bring this up. The penalties should not be held from year to year it should just be just for the shoot. It was motioned by Don Mittag do away with this rule. It was seconded by Rick Tesker. It went to vote and passed with zero opposition. It was brought to his attention that a shooter was miss classified and won an event. Rick was going to work on this problem but wanted to bring it to the board’s attention. There again we will need to watch how shooters are classified.

Jerry: He brought up that a few vendors talked to him about adding a run for gulf carts, down the line. They thought it would cut down on the dust. This was talked about and it is still in the works for some time soon. He talked about in the next shower house they should have a floor drain in the middle of the floor. Dennis said he would look into this and see what can be done soon. Kids were coming in for decals but there were none. Also we should look into patches for 25, 50, 75, and 100 for the Homegrounds. This would be looked into.

Dennis: He talked about meeting with Peter Woodburn who works with fundraising company. He would like to see what he could work out for raising funds for the Homegrounds. He said that if anyone was interested in coming to hear what he has to say the meeting would be on Wednesday August 6, 2014. If it sounds like something that could work for the Homegrounds he would then meet with the Board of Directors.Dennis said that he had talked to the Town of Rome about getting city water out to the Homegrounds and they had quoted a price of $500.000 to do that.

Adam: Adam sent a letter to the coaches who helped us along with their students. He felt the students did a good job for their first year, the Board of Directors agreed and is looking forward to a good working relationship with the coaches and students.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm

Next Meeting: The next Face to Face Meeting will be held 9:00 am on October 4, 2014 at the Sherwood Lodge. There could be a requested teleconference meeting earlier to do interviews for the treasures position.