2/9/16 USRA Board Meeting


USRA Board Meeting

When:  Tuesday,  February 9, 2016

Time: 6 pm

Location:  Chili’s

1290 N. Orchard Rd

Aurora IL

USRA Meeting 2/9/16

In Attendance:

Bill Essling, Karl Schweitzer, Cherie Schweitzer, Chris Graves, Ron Berg, Fred Gebbia, Justin Anderson, Doug Finke, Ed Schuhl, Kyle Stambler, Mike Kleymann, Dave Blaskey

Tactical Carbine I and II

Need to put COF on paper

To Do: Doug and Karl

Defensive Handgun II – Potential Topics

More focus on precision

Better form & hand holds

Smaller shot groups

Longer distance

Better marksmanship to improve speed

Karl to create rough draft COF document

Shoot Schedule 2016

Prefer to have less quantity of shoots  to ensure full classes

Only one shoot per calendar day in IL

Shoot Locations 2016


Steve Schnurbusch to look for 3 dates


Need 1 youth shoot

Consider 4 hour session, so can hold 2 sessions in one day (AM /PM)

Six shoots in 2016, tentatively:

Tactical Carbine I – 2 classes

Tactical Carbine II – 1 class

Defensive Handgun I – 2 classes

Defensive Handgun II – 1 class


4/9/16 RSO Class

Have classroom

Fred  to inquire about range usage


Try to hold at least 1 class there to keep range relations active

Ron Berg to handle communications

4H State Shoot – Bloomington

Doug is asking everyone to consider helping in any capacity


Eight dates tentative, run by Eric Anderson

Bill E. to confirm /  Ginger can put up on calendar




Remain with Dale in 2016 as Website Maintainer

Need photos / media to post to website

Need to update COF info

Can the website be used to track membership?

Ron Berg to look into Go Daddy options


Promotions will only be done online

Dave Blaskey is to be the Director of Online Promotions

Ron Berg – Invited by NRA to become a NRA Training Counselor

Ron to look into training dates that he may attend

USRA to consider some form of sponsorship / support

Treasurer Items

12/31/2015 Balances were read at meeting. Balances available for inquiry:

Treasurer Position

Due workplace policies, Cherie Schweitzer cannot accept the position

Bill Essling has been voted in as the new Treasurer

Instructor Training / Recruiting

Gravy – to be the czar of Instructor Development, creating a path to Instruction


Bill is renewing the membership

Range Assistance (motioned & approved):

Missouri (Thor) $500

Durand (Kenny) $350


Are up to date

IGOLD reminder: is being held on 4/6/16

Boot Camp class suggestion: Personal Self Defense

Using hands:

Personal pressure points

Traps, blocks & locks

Facebook / Twitter

Reminder: no ‘gun sales’ info on USRA

Utilize Twitter to notify public of upcoming events

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3/8/16