8/9/2016 USRA Board Meeting

US Rifleman’s Association Meeting

6:00pm Aug 9, 2016

Chili’s Bar and Grill, Aurora, IL

Attendance:

Karl Schweitzer

Kyle Stambler
 
Dave Blaskey

Chris Graves

Ed McComb

Officers Reports

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.

 

Old Business

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.

New Business

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