MArch 17th, 2019

Tuesday December 4TH, 2018

I.  Call to order

Tuesday, December 4th 2018 at 6:30 pm at El Popo’s Restaurant in Wautoma, WI.

II. Secretary report

Unavailable, Karissa was unable to attend.

III.  Treasurer’s Report

Balance as of Dec 4th is $3, 075.50. We should be fine until the first shoot after paying the 1st half of the Real Estate Taxes and Insurance to West Bend. Along with the $150.00/month loan payments and electric bills. There should be approximately $1,400.00 at the end of March. The loan has a balance of $3,865.38 remaining with an available credit line of $6, 134.62. Treasurers Report approved.

IV.     Reading of Old Business

Tanya said that the Thrivent money will be available again this year. The amount recieved last year was $250.00 that was spent on supplies from Sam’s Club for the first shoot. Mike will also apply for the $250.00 this year that could possibly go towards a target or two, or inserts.

V.     New business

A) 2019 Shoot dates were set at follows. Linda will get these dates to Karissa to get out on business cards or post cards as soon as possible:

April 13th & 14th- Stan, Mike, Dave

April 27th & 28th- Dan, Stan, Mike

May 4th & 5th- Dave Grenier & others

June 1st & 2nd- To be decided

August 24th & 25th- To be decided

B) Discussion about trying to get more local shooters out. Better signage at the 3 locations where current signs are located. Various members to contact land owners to put up bigger, more recognizable signs with dates of upcoming shoots. Also to go with dates of shoots on the Website and Facebook. Possibly put in Argus.

C) Motion carried to list Dan Bray, President and Linda Grenier, Treasurer as signers on all bank accounts at Hometown Bank.

D) It was brought up to have Greg contact the party who leases the land, as he knows the amount and particulars in the agreement. The Leasee would like to lease again in 2019

E) Dave Roeske to handle wood workdays and everything about advertising and selling of wood.

VI.     Adjournment

Next Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, March 17th 2019 @5:00 pm at El Popo’s in Wautoma


Monday March 19TH, 2018

Call to order

President Dan Bray called to order the meeting of the Waushara County Archers at 6:11 pm on March 19, 2018 at El Popo’s Restaurant in Wautoma, WI.

Roll call

Secretary Karissa Dahnke conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Linda Clark, Secretary-Karissa Dahnke, Vice President - Eric Johnson, Tanya Adkison, Robert Clark, Jessica Woolbright, Stan Acker, Mike Schliepp, Dave Grenier, Secretary/Treasurer - Linda Grenier,4 additional members present.

Approval of minutes from last meeting

Secretary Karissa Dahnke read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

Reading of Old Business

  1. We decided to forgo the raffle tickets this year due to lack of sales.

  2. It was mentioned previously to exchange a shoot with the Omro Bowhunter’s Club. No further information available at the moment.

  3. Karissa had redone our website in early 2017 and it can be viewed at www.wausharacountyarchers.com or www.wausharaarchers.com either web address will take you to the site. She will be making updates to keep us current with membership forms.

  4. The upcoming shoots will be April, May, June, Aug. July will not be scheduled due to the weather/heat.

  5. The current targets we have will be sufficient for this year. The replacement target cores are holding up well.

  6. The land was leased out this past year, no news from the lessor other then wanting to re-lease this upcoming year.

  7. Treasury Report was motioned and 2nd by all members.

  8. We decided that we would not be doing any parades this year, due to lack of club participation and wanting to enjoy the holiday.

  9. The selling of firewood will continue until sell out and need to cut more.

  10. Karissa to ordered business cards and promotional materials prior to the meeting and brought them with.

Elections

  1. President Position

    1. Dan Bray nominated by Mike Schliepp for president. Dan Accepts. Dave Griener 2nd the motion, All in Favor, Passed.

  2. Vice President Position

    1. Mike Schliepp nominated by Greg Clark to be Vice President. Mike Accepts. Eric Johnson 2nd, the motion, All in Favor, Passed.

  3. Secretarial Position

    1. Karissa Dahnke was asked if she Accepts being Secretary for another term. Karissa Accepts with additional terms of assistance from others after the shoots for score recordation. Tanya Johnson, Jessica Woolbright and Eric Johnson agree to help. Linda Clark 2nd the motion. All in favor, Passed.

  4. Motion to accept new officers/board members, all agree. Motion 2nd by all, All in favor, Passed. Welcome to the board new officers Dan, Mike and returning Karissa.

New business

  1. Discussion of leasing the land out, the lessor from the prior year is already signed on for leasing this upcoming year.

  2. We decided to re-advertise with Wisconsin Bowhunters, costing us roughly $150 for the advertisement in next editions magazine.

  3. Karissa created Business cards to include shoot dates, name, phone number, address and website address. Passed out to members to distribute accordingly. Also created posters to hang at local businesses.

  4. Motion made for Karissa to research and order new club shirts/hoodies/hats to sell at the club. Accepted. Dave 2nd. Motion made, accepted. She will be reaching out to multiple vendors to find the best deal and create a preorder for members.

  5. Greg and Linda will be traveling to get the food and supplies for the club in from Sam’s Club to restock prior to the first shoot.

  6. Everyone to create a phone calling tree to scheduling a work day for anyone available to come out to the club and help get ready. Call Mike, Greg and Dan.

  7. Karissa will be updating the website and Facebook website page to reflect the voted in shoot dates. The dates are as followed:

April: 14,15,21,22

May: 12,13

June: 16,17

Aug: 18,19,25,26

We also will be having our first 2 Man Scramble on May 12th. Each date will be promoted on the Facebook website page and encourage members to share their pictures of them shooting.

Adjournment

President Dan Bray adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm.

Minutes submitted by:  Secretary, Karissa Dahnke

Minutes approved by:  President, Dan Bray


SUNDAY December 6TH, 2015

I.     Call to order

President Greg Clark called to order the regular meeting of the Waushara County Archers at 5:00 pm on December 6, 2016 at Dave & Linda Grenier’s House in Wautoma, WI.

II.     Roll call

President Greg Clark conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Vice President - Eric Johnson, Secretary-Karissa Dahnke, Treasurer- Linda Grenier, and many other Waushara Archers members.

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

President Greg Clark read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

IV.     Reading of Old Business

a)     We discussed the few things that will need to be done before the 2016 season starts such as updating the Waushara Archers Website, the membership form, creating a newsletter to send out to everyone prior to the start of the season and ordering 1,000 business cards with our shoot dates on them. Karissa will take care of all of these items.

b)     The Longhorn Target repair kit has arrived, communication will need to occur as to how to actually use it. Dave is going to be working on the targets to see if this will be a savings for the club versus having to order new cores/replacements.

c)     Greg & Karissa touched on how the Women’s Retreat went with Lexi Keller and how they had roughly 60 women go through and attempt archery. There will be an article in the Argus with pictures about the event.

d)     The leased Archery Club land worked out great for the lessor, Brian, he got an 8pt buck as well as a doe.

V.     New business

a)     We discussed branching out into more community driven activities such as: Archery & Trap Shooting in Schools, A+ Program (Contact Kendra Knooitzen), Omro Indoor Shoot, a Techno Hunt League for indoor (Greg to talk too) and possibly something with 4H (Linda to talk to Kerry Flight).

b)     Target 21 stand needs to be worked on sometime this spring, as well as Target 1 needs the boards replaced on the steps and platform. Mike is going to talk to Waino about getting distressed lumber.

c)     Some of the Sponsorship signs are going to be due up for renewal. Karissa made a new sponsorship form and linked it into the website. Target 21 will need a new sign due to the current one being pounded into the ground by a fallen tree during a storm.

d)     We discussed that the taxes as well as insurance payment were going to be coming out of the account soon. It was brought up that we might want to re-evaluate our waiver of insurance on our membership application to ensure we are covered. We’ll need to reach out to Dan Bray to have him look over our current membership forms to see if they need to be tweak. Don Mehn is going to also email Berlin’s to do a comparison.

e)     Wood cutting will begin to be planned sometime early spring. Mike and Dave are going to be in charge of reaching out to everyone to come out and help cut face cords and we are going to sell them again this year. $60 a face cord, Karissa will place a Craigslist ad once it occurs.

f)      We are going to do a Cash Raffle starting in January with prizes of : $500, $250, $100, $100, and $50 with a limited number of tickets available for sale (100 total) with a drawing on June 19th unless tickets sell out before. Karissa will get the tickets ordered.

g)     We’re discussing the 3 gun raffle, Eric and Greg are going to go and see what they can find with a budget of $1500 and Karissa will order the raffle tickets as soon as the items are decided upon.

h)     It was also discussed to get something special for the kids that shoot. Maybe to create a small raffle basket or have a toy box to allow them to pick something small out IE: Glow bracelets, Nerf Guns, Squirt Guns, etc. Karissa will do some pricing and see what she can come up with.

i)      Our shoot dates are officially determined. They are as follows:

Mike & Stan will be running the shoots for April 16th & 17th

Greg & Dave will be running the shoots for May 21st & 22nd   

Eric & Greg will be running the shoots for June 17th & 18th

Dave & Brian will be running the shoots for July 23rd & 24th               

Eric & Dave will be running the shoots for August 27th & 28thalso with a possibility of a Coon shoot to occur following one of the shoots

VI.     Adjournment

President Greg Clark adjourned the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Minutes submitted by:  Secretary, Karissa Dahnke

Minutes approved by:  President, Greg Clar

 

SUNDAY August 30th, 2015

I.     Call to order

President Greg Clark called to order the regular meeting of the Waushara County Archers at 5:18 pm on August 30, 2015 at Waushara Archers Club grounds Wautoma, WI.

II.     Roll call

President Greg Clark conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Vice President - Eric Johnson, Secretary-Karissa Dahnke, Treasurer- Linda Grenier, and other Waushara Archers members.

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

President Greg Clark read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

IV.     Reading of Old Business

a)     There are 4 remaining face cords of wood for sale, there is $200 incoming from the sale of the most recent ones sold.

b)     As of Friday (8/28) our bank account balance was sitting at $6,763.72 and our loan balance was $9,499.65.

c)     We discussed leaving $2,000 in the bank account to allow for coverage of the electric/taxes/etc.

d)     Motion was made for paying down the current lon to $4,500 leaving a remaining $2,263 available. Motion was seconded, passed.

e)     The Gun raffle was a success, all of the guns have been paid for and collected as of today’s date. We went through Lauritzens and it worked out very well.

f)      Move to accept Treasurers report made, seconded and accepted.

g)     The scorecards were discussed about the possibility if we wanted to have a colored background added to them or not. Currently it is not a problem due to Archers checking the correct boxes.

h)     The land was leased out for hunting for $1,000 for the season.

i)      We discussed Masterpiece Targets and that they have an upcoming shoot at Rib Mountain that we should have some of our members to represent us.

j)      It was brought up that we need to watch the stakes for the actual yardage markings.

V.     New business

a)     Tentative dates for the 2016 Archery season were discussed. They are as follows:

                       April 16th & 17th               May 21st & 22nd          June 17th & 18th

                                          July 23rd & 24th                       August 27th & 28th

b)     We discussed the possibility of changing up the angles of the current course, maybe moving some of the targets around and creating a scene or more of a challenging shot.

c)     It was brought up that we might be able to reach out to the owner of Charlie’s the old Chevy Dealership to be able to shoot indoors, if that is an option we would need a ballistic backdrop curtain so no damage were o occur.

d)     One to two of our current stands out on the course will require some attention before next season for repair.

e)     The idea was brought up about a possible banquet in Feb or March, John said he would be willing to float items if it was something we were interested in.

f)      Our next raffle idea would be running Jan-Aug. We talked about the possibility of a Cash Raffle as well as a Gun Raffle.

g)     Three signs will need to be fixed/replaced this next year.

h)     We discussed the possibility of looking into some different grants for the land such as NRA/NASP.

i)      The possibility was discussed of reaching out to the Coloma 4-H Club to see if they would be interested in doing something out on our grounds. It would be good exposure as well as get kids involved more.

j)      The current Archery Building might be getting some new siding, a group of guys are going to volunteer to go up to a building to get some reclaimed siding to be utilized on our building.

k) The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 6th 2016 at the Grenier's House and we will also be celebrating Dave's Birthday so please bring a dish to pass.

a)     We also discussed about going through Longhorn Archery for Target Repair kit, it is supposed to repair 20 Targets and is $135.00 plus Tax. Mike is going to be looking up on how to actually do the repair process.

VI.     Adjournment

President Greg Clark adjourned the meeting at 6:55 pm.

Minutes submitted by:  Secretary, Karissa Dahnke

Minutes approved by:  President, Greg Clar

Sunday May 31st, 2015

I.     Call to order

President Greg Clark called to order the regular meeting of the Waushara County Archers at 5:00 pm on May 31, 2015 at Waushara Archers Club grounds Wautoma, WI.

II.     Roll call

President Greg Clark conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Vice President - Eric Johnson, Secretary-Karissa Dahnke, Treasurer- Linda Grenier, and 10+ other Waushara Archers members.

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

President Greg Clark read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

IV.     Reading of Old Business

a)     We’ve been doing pretty well in selling our cords of wood. As of May 31st we have 9 face cords left for sale at $50 each.

b)     We were able to get in touch with Omro Bowhunters Club, it was previously discussed about the possibility of a swap shoot where we would be able to utilize their indoor course, and they would be able utilize ours. For now, Omro has declined this idea.

c)     The target debt for Mike Schliepp is currently $7,176.11. We discussed different possibilities as to how to pay him back before he gets an invoice. This approved motion and seconded plan is to draw our general account down to $2,000 and then draw the remaining amount from our line of credit which would be a roughly $5,781.11. Mike will be a cut a check within the next week.

d)     A reminder that Greg and Eric will be running the June shoot, and Brian and Dave will be running the July shoot.

e)     We discussed the treasurer’s report. As of May 29th, our account was at $3,395.66. It was mentioned that maybe we should divide up the bank bags so we can track exactly what our profits are from registrations, good, raffles, and misc items. Then at the end of the weekend we can total up the amount in each bag making it easier to track for deposits. A motion was made to accept the treasurer’s report, it was motioned and seconded.

V.     New business

a)     Greg was able to reserve the brat barn at Stoneridge for the 4th of July. Our current goal is to be to the brat barn by around 9 to be able to start of the grill and start a stock pile of items. We will need probably around 3 people to be able to run the brat barn at all times. We discussed the idea of taking shifts. We will also have the ability to sell our raffle tickets that we have. All items we will be selling need to be purchased from Stoneridge, there is roasters already within the barn making it easier for us that are supplied by Stoneridge.

b)     The 4th of July parade is coming up, and we will be having a float in the Wautoma parade this year. Greg will set up the trailer with some of the new targets and we are looking for people to volunteer to throw candy and help out in any way that they can. Lineup is at 3:30 pm on Waupaca Street.

c)     It was discussed that we might switch up the course a little bit for this next shoot. Everyone started to randomly give ideas that could make it more challenging, shoot from different angles, etc. Some examples included: putting up blinds, having to shoot through a car door, shooting through a burlap square, creating a scene with other targets, or even just the angle that the current targets are at.

d)     We talked about the possibility of having the competition for raffle tickets again, where 4 guys have the ability to shoot for the best shot at $5 each and then the winner would receive $20 worth of Raffle tickets. The idea came up about a long yardage shot at the mosquito target. Other shoot ideas included a possible bonus shot with a setup for a drawing, egg shoot, lifesaver shoot, and the running deer.

e)     A possible Coon shoot was brought up for in the month of August, this would be something that Dave and Eric would be able to set up. It would occur a Saturday evening. 2 person teams, one flashlight. Half of the course would be set up with using reflective tape on the targets and the teams would be timed to ensure safety.

f)      Tanya brought up the idea of having a themed shoot. Ideas that were given out included: Zombie shoot, Redneck, Scary (clowns, scarecrows, etc).

g)     The question was brought up about grants from the state? It was going to be looked into if we could get to be a part of the Archery in school program, 4-H Wautoma, NRA Shooting Grants, etc. This will be looked into in the near future.

h)     Karissa will be creating a Sponsorship form and attaching it onto the website to be able to be downloaded and printed off. She will also be looking into a stamp that the club could utilize.

i)      We discussed the possibility of leasing the land for hunting. A motion was made and seconded. We will be in contact with the guys that have shown interest, if no longer interested we will be posting an advertisement out on Craigslist. With the leasing of the land it was discussed that we will have to see if the lease would mind us scheduling a work day before the weather gets rough and doesn’t allow for us to go out and cut for more firewood.

VI.     Adjournment

President Greg Clark adjourned the meeting at 6:05 pm.

Minutes submitted by:  Secretary, Karissa Dahnke

Minutes approved by:  President, Greg Clark

Sunday March 22nd, 2015

I.     Call to order

President Greg Clark called to order the regular meeting of the Waushara County Archers at 6:04 pm on March 22, 2015 at El Popo’s Restaurant in Wautoma, WI.

II.     Roll call

President Greg Clark conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Linda Clark, Karissa Dahnke, Vice President - Eric Johnson, Tanya Adkison, Holly Holick, Dan Holick, Stan Acker, David Roeske, Mike Schliepp, Waino, Dave Grenier, Linda Grenier, Rick Reyes. Secretary/Treasurer Dave Algrem did not attend.

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

President Greg Clark read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

IV.     Reading of Old Business

a)     In Febuary we discussed our options for port-a-potty options, Dave Grenier contacted Greg Clark early March 21st and offered his own port-a-potty to be utilized and given to the club. Greg picked it up immediately and fixed it up, painted and redid it entirely.

b)     Raffle tickets currently have over $1000 in sales. Any sales over $1500 will be pure profit.

c)     February we had a weekend out in the woods cleaning up the land. Attendees were as followed: Dave, Greg, Dave, Dave, Stan, Dan, Dan, Jeff. There is still plenty of work left to do.

d)     It was mentioned previously to exchange a shoot with the Omro Bowhunter’s Club. Greg stopped in and asked them if they were interested in exchange to allow us for an indoor shoot. The contact, Harold Monday, who originally mentioned it was not present at the time. No further information available at the moment.

e)     Karissa has redone our website and it can be viewed at www.wausharacountyarchers.com or www.wausharaarchers.com either web address will take you to the new site.

f)      The upcoming shoot in April with be a chili dump that will also offer hotdogs as an option for purchase.

g)     Looking into the loan for the Rinehart targets, Mike Schliepp is looking into achieving dealership status to be able to purchase the targets at a lower cost roughly $20 dollars less per target. We currently have the updated listed of blems available for purchase as well as a catalog for prices and options. If the loan goes through Mike and Greg will be taking a roadtrip to Janesville, WI. Greg has come up with a couple purchasing scenarios to see how we can utilize the money to the fullest pending loan approval.

h)     Current loan was discussed, we owe $3700, if the new loan is approved whatever the difference between the new loan and current loan will be subtracted. We would then have the remaining funds. It’s going to be a line of credit loan, if the targets are ordered from Rinehart, they would not be available for pickup until April 13th and the first shoot is that week.

i)      We discussed repair kits, Eric came up with a couple of solutions, Omro Bowhunters suggested someone that creates 5 gallon pails and then do their own repair, cost is $400 on their website and starting cost of $100 on up. George Verhaagh is the contact’s name.

j)      We discussed leasing the land out for hunting, members can currently hunt. If we wanted to lease the land, leasee’s would need to be club members, and donate a certain amount to be able to have the right to hunt for gun and or bow season, they would also be required to sign the waiver for liability reasons. We are going to look into if we are currently MFL and restrictions, as well as people looking into wanting to lease hunting land. Continuation called upon leasing discussion, thinking between $1,000-$2,000 would be reasonable.

k)     We discussed removing the yardage signs

l)      Dave checked with the country club for the sign renewals, we need a receipt, invoice, or something created for record purposes that includes a date, prices and signatures of both parties.

m)   We discontinued advertising with Wisconsin Bowhunters, saving roughly $300 a year. Discussed looking into advertising through the Chamber, other options to look into could be the radio station Mt. Morris 105.1, as well as the bug that will allow you to come in and talk about your business and events. Greg will attempt to contact them for the next shoot.

n)     Treasury Report is that we are on the positive side of around $1,700 we do not have the current figures due to Algrem missing in attendance.

o)     Greg and Linda will be traveling to get the food and supplies for the club in the next week or so from Sam’s Club.

p)     Dave Algrem has resigned as the secretarial position, the position for treasurer is also up for election. With Algrem missing the meeting he stated that if no one was nominated for treasurer he would accept it to remain active in the board. Vice President Position is also up for nominations.

Elections

1.     Vice President Position

a.      Eric Johnson was nominated by Dave Grenier. Eric Accepts. Mike Schliepp 2nd, All in Favor, Passed.

2.     Secretarial Position (due to resignation)

a.      Karissa Dahnke was nominated by Eric Johnson. Karissa Accepts. Dave 2nd . All in favor, Passed.

3.     Treasurer Position

a.      Linda Grenier was nominated by Eric Johnson. Linda Accepts.

b.     Dave Algrem was also up for re-election. Vote will need to be cast.

c.      Vote Results: Linda- 9 Dave- 3

d.     Dave 2nd Linda’s nomination, All in favor, Passed.

4.     Motion to accept new officers/board members. Motion 2nd. All in favor, Passed. Welcome to the board new officers Eric, Karissa and Linda.

 

V.     New business

a)     Greg went to Stoneridge to see if days were available for the brat barn to utilize it for fundraising as well as raffle ticket sales. Every Sunday in June and July is still available as well as the 4th of July. Hours typically run 10-3, $50 deposit and all items much be bought at Stoneridge, and the grill is provided as well as a standardized pricing list. Eric motioned to look into the brat barn, all in favor, passed. Raffle tickets can be sold outside of Stoneridge near the front door under the canopy as well, a weeks’ notice is required to do so.

b)     We mentioned cutting the power due to the price and cost analysis of it. Eric is looking into if we can possibly cut it at the end of season and reconnect, typical reconnect fee is $250, Eric will look into it more.

c)     Mike is planning on camping a weekend coming up and having a campfire, others might join as well.

d)     In regards to the bank loan. We are going for the extra amount on the loan. Motion was made for $10,000 loan, 2nd by Dave, Eric, and Mike. All in Favor, Passed. Loan would be utilized for the purchasing of targets in which we are in need of. Motion made for Mike Schliepp to secure the targets for less than $6,000. Eric 2nd. All in favor. Passed. We are securing the targets for under $6,000 so we are able to pay off the current loan we have and be condensed into one overall loan. This will be a line of credit for the club due to it being a lower interest rate and best for the club.

e)     Discussion of leasing the land out, will be checking with the DNR and then possible pursuing renters from multiple different sources. We are looking at around $600 each season or $1,000 for both gun and bow. No more than 4 leasee’s. Push that we offer Electricity and 8 acres of crop (draws game in) Karissa, Mike and Greg will be looking into what land is reasonably being leased for locally.

f)      Everyone to keep an eye out for clearance candy to be able to throw at the upcoming parade.

g)     Karissa will be looking into creating a new membership form that can also be located on the website as well as postcards, posters, business cards, membership cards, banners. Business cards to include shoot dates, map, name and website address.

h)     Motion made for Karissa to secure to 2.5 x 6 ft banners to utilize for the club and upcoming parades. Banners to include logo, name, and website address. 2nd by Mike. All in Favor. Passed.

i)      Scheduling a work day for March 28th 7:30 am and for April 4th as a rain date or second work day.

j)      Karissa will be making some changes to the website such as adding and open forum to the website for members to be able to talk and discuss shooting partners. She also will make a mention that we will be having a hunting rummage sale at the next shoot. Items need to be picked up at the end of the day Sunday.

k)     Discussion brought up about selling some of the older targets, just keep enough to stock the range.

l)      Waushara Archers Banquet was brought up, mention was made by Dave Grenier that raffle tickets for guns, with the exception of black powder, cannot be sold to a minor. We are looking at the month of October- November. We could borrow the money, a few thousand, for the guns and raffle items. It could be held at the World War 2 hall.

m)   The upcoming shoot will have a chili dump as well as the option to buy hotdogs. Greg will be going to Sam’s club and picking up oyster crackers, onions, cheese, and sour cream. Chili will be made by Linda, Linda, Tanya, Holly and Eric will have frozen stock if we run low. Karissa will supply a crock pot of noodles if anyone would like to add it to their chili.

VI.     Adjournment

President Greg Clark adjourned the meeting at 7:45 pm.

Minutes submitted by:  Secretary, Karissa Dahnke

Minutes approved by:  President, Greg Clar

Sunday February 15th, 2015

Meeting called to order by club president, Greg Clark at 6:00 pm at El Popo's

Previous Business Discussed:

  • Increasing membership dues from $15 to $20 for single, and $20 to $25 for a family

New Business Discussed:

  • We currently have 5 shoot dates scheduled for the year 2015

  • Membership fees can be accepted tonight, which also allows for you to go out onto the course anytime throughout the year.

  • Raffle tickets available. 1 ticket for $5 or 3 for $10. One gun has already been purchased and paid off, it will be hung at Grimm's along with the ability to sell tickets there. Looking into Mountain Sports for the purchasing of the remaining 2 guns for the raffle.

  • Small discussion about not spending the $300 to advertise and register with the Wisconsin Bowhunters. Word of mouth and 3DArchery.com seem to be our best way to advertise and draw people in. Karissa and Dave will be working on getting the Facebook site.

  • We need to clean up the woods from all of the past storms. Members of the club will be able to go out and self-cut what they would like to take.

  • On club days for cutting wood, we will be bundling them and selling them throughout the shoots for an extra profit. First club day will be Saturday, February 21st, led by Mike, at 8:00 am. Motioned by Dave, Seconded by Ricky

  • Sponsorships are due up this year, looking into them further.

  • Elections will be taking place at the next meeting, Greg's president spot as well as Eric's Vice president spot are up for nomination.

  • Karissa will be looking into cost effective advertising measures such as business cards, postcards, t-shirts, etc.

  • Look into creating more fun shoots like we used to offer, maybe a balloon shoot for kids? or egg shoot again. Was a great extra money maker.

  • Mention was made of possibly doing away with the yardage target markers, rangefinders are welcome.

  • Looking into creating an alternate route for Cardiac Hill due to the intensity of the steepness, Eric mentioned possibly building in steps for the elders.

  • Looking into GPS'ing the targets, as well as possibly creating a spectator area for target number one, also change the shooting perimeter to the outside instead of shooting inward.

  • Start looking for ideas for indoor shooting ranges

  • Hosting a night shoot

  • Eric will be creating a checklist for everyone on what all needs to be accomplished before each shoot. Will be emailed out, and available onsite.

  • Discussed the possibility of selling the land, currently is being rented for $240 for the year

  • The April shoot will have a theme of a chili & hotdogs

  • Karissa is working on creating a new website that will easily be able to be updated with shooting scores, pictures and other valuable information.

  • Discussed possibly removing the sign about having to have a spotter when trophy shooting.

  • Omro was brought up as a possible swap for a shoot sometime throughout the year, we would shoot at their indoor facility and they would come and shoot our course. Need to look into specifics yet.

  • Our targets are getting pretty worn down, Mike is going to look into the Reinhart one's as well as we will be researching alternatives to buying new ones.

Treasury Report

  • Loan is currently at $3,917.63 with an auto-payment of $150/month

  • Resigning of the loan will take place end of March, looking into upping the amount to $10,000 due to the possibility of new targets. Interest rates are lower.

  • Currently have $884.83 in our account

  • The Silver Reserve Shotgun cost $500, we are hoping to secure the other two ( Ruger American .243 & Browning A-Bolt 30-06) for $500 a piece as well

  • First half of taxes were paid $484.80

  • Insurance was paid $373.00

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 pm