US Rifleman’s Association Meeting
6:00pm Aug 9, 2016
Chili’s Bar and Grill, Aurora, IL
Treasurer – Reviewed balances of association’s checking, savings, and PayPal accounts.
Secretary – No comments on minutes from May meeting
Promotions – Dave B – Oct Def HG2, Nov Tac Carbine2
Instructor Training/Recruiting – Gravy presented the Instructor Development document Rev 8/8/16, 2 pages plus a training log example. Provides a 4-step procedure for becoming a USRA instructor including an Instructor In Training phase. Will be send around for comment.
1 Shoot reports:
a. NRA Youth Hunter Education event Richmond, IL Friday June 3: Lot of fun, 150 kids. 5 stations. Tough to man on a weekday. They used our gear for rifle, with Fred & Karl leading the shotgun station for young kids.
b. IL Def Handgun I. Chilicothe. Sat May 14th. Had 8 students.
c. Tact Carbine I. July 30th 15 students. Hard to instruct from memory when we only instruct 1-2 times per year.
2 Tactical Carbine II COF. Will be worked on after Defensive HG II COF [Doug]. Refine at boot camp.
3 Tactical Carbine I COF . More than just the cheat sheet. Karl S will send out draft for review and feedback.
4 NRA grant application. [Dave] Application is open. Due Dec1 for northern IL. Need EIN, Not-for-profit info, financials. Application includes what our org has done, what we want. Would be good to tie to youth shoots like the one in Richmond.
5 IL Range Dates:
a. Aurora Sportsman Club – need to contact Nancy
b. Buffalo Range Shooting Park, Ottawa – NO GO. They are using Appleseed.
c. Boot Camp Sun Oct 16-Sat Oct 22
d. Chilicothe- [Steve S], Def HG2 Oct1, Tac Carb2 Nov 6
e. Durand- [Doug] Sold. Pecatonica??
f. ISRA- [Berg] No update.
g. Pontiac – plan for 2017. Range more receptive to hand gun.
6 Def Handgun II COF—Reviewed at May meeting.
1. At boot camp, review offering class discounts for couples..spouse shoots for ½ price.
2. Boot camp:
a. Reviewed proposed menu for boot camp. Looked good.
b. Start thinking about how many events we want for 2017. We now have 5 courses we can offer with American Marksman.
c. What are instructors’ availability and capacity?
d. Karl would like lead instructors to step up and own a range, like Steve does for Chili. Not burn anyone out.
e. Sunday memorial, spread Guy’s ashes
f. Reviewed “42” patch design for Guy. Not much interest in patches. Would rather include a “42” memorial on our USRA t-shirts.
g. Need to check inventory of red (instructor) and tan USRA shirts. Ed to contact Eel. Also on patches and hats.
h. Can we offer a performance poly shirt as opposed to the cotton?
i. $190 for members, $250 for non-members. Includes a meal plan.
j. Reviewed Boot Camp schedule
– Add course Def HG2 on thur
– Split out competition day over two days Wed & Fri
– Ask Mike Royal about bowling ball cannon and Tuler drill
– Special events: bird house demo? Can someone lead a 3 gun drill? Night shoot – doesn’t 1 Shepard shoot at night?
Next Meeting: Tuesday September 13th, 6:00pm, Chili’s Bar and Grill, Aurora, IL