3/22/17 USRA Meeting

USRA BOARD MEETING
MARCH 22, 2017
THE PATIO, LOMBARD IL
CALLED TO ORDER @ 6:25pm
MEMBERS PRESENT: KARL SCHWEITZER, DAVE BLASKEY, RON BERG

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING ARE POSTED ON WEBSITE
PROMOTIONS: NO REPORT
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: NO REPORT. RON INQUIRED ABOUT REQUIREMENTS. SHORT DISCUSSON HELD.
OLD BUSINESS:
NRA GRANT – DAVE RECEIVED EMAIL FROM NRA HQ. THEY ARE LOADING THE INFORMATION ON THEIR SITE AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY
CLASS SCHEDULE – 4 DATES AT CHILLICOTHE. NEED TO START PROMOTING. STEVE S WILL HANDLE LOCAL PROMOTION BUT WE NEED TO PROMOTE IT. LOCKPORT RANGE IS ON HOLD
YOUTH SHOOT – JUNE 19TH AT RICHMOND GUN CLUB. STILL NEED HELP.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING – KARL HANDED OUT DRAFT INTRODUCTORY SHOTGUN OUTLINE. JUST AN IDEA FOR NOW. POSSIBLY RUN AT BOOTCAMP
BOOTCAMP CLASSES – BILL E WORKING ON COMBAT MEDICAL AND LAND NAV COURSES
USRA SHIRTS – KARL HAS A PRICE FROM BRUCE B OF $1362.50 FOR A QUANTITY OF TAN AND RED SHIRTS. TAN FOR STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS IN TRAINING, RED FOR INSTRUCTORS. DID NOT HAVE A QUORUM TO PROCEED WITH PURCHASE. WILL ADDRESS AT NEXT MEETING OR BY EMAIL.
BYLAWS – DISCUSSED POSSIBLE UPDATES/CHANGES TO BYLAWS, INCLUDING ELECTION OF OFFICERS IN ODD/EVEN YEARS AND ASSIGNING EXEC COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO LEAD SUB COMMITTEES (PROMOTIONS, IT, INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT ETC.) FURTHER DISCUSSION AT NEXT MEETING AND BY EMAIL TO FOLLOW.
DISCUSSED DATE CHANGE OF BOARD MEETINGS. WILL NEED INPUT FROM OTHER BOARD MEMBERS
WEB – RON HAS BEEN GIVEN FULL ADMIN PRIVILEGES TO WEB SITE. DISCUSSED CHANGES. RON WILL WORK ON IT
GOAL SETTING – DISCUSSED LONG TERM GOALS. NEED TO GROW THE ORGANIZATION. ACTIVE RECRUITING AT OUR SHOOTS IS NEEDED. INSTRUCTORS NEED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT WILL BENEFIT USRA AND ATTEMPT TO BRING THEM IN TO THE ORGANIZATION.
NEW BUSINESS – NONE
NEXT MEETING: INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SHOOT. SATURDAY APRIL 22. PAPPYS RANGE IN OTTAWA. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED.

MEETING ADJOURNED 7:17pm

RESPECFULLY SUBMITTED
DAVE BLASKEY
SECRETARY PRO TEM