May 2015 Newsletter

RANGE:  The work party turned out great with 17 members coming out to help with a variety of projects. We now have a Building Committee who are planning a lean-to off the new pole building for a place to put the generator. Rick Vaughn will chair this committee. At the meeting last night we had a Target Committee formed who will develop more and better ideas for targets and target stands on the range. Anyone interested in helping on any committees please let me know. Current members on this committee are Dan Pensula (Chair), Mike Cox, Ron Poplawski, Steve Douglas, and Chuck Dougherty. Mike Cox made a motion to have a lunch/BBQ/potluck after each work party in an effort to have some fun instead of just working. We could even have a .22 fun shoot. Mike would like to have a “Show & Tell” session after the monthly meeting – last night he brought along some items made from cartridge brass that he called “trench art”. We all agreed it was a great idea and a way to get everyone better acquainted.

A load of gravel has been delivered to the range for use around the containers and the generator pad. Mark and Chris Cruse have been talking with an engineer about the grading permit – hopefully we can get the Operating Engineers out there this year. Also, the article in the Daily Record (Ellensburg) this week stated, incorrectly, that we would be open July 1st for public shooting. That is when the State RCO Grant is activated – we will have two years to build our project with that money before we can be approved and open for the public.

INSURANCE: The Board has approved switching to a new insurance coverage that will cost less for more coverage. The new pole building will be insured along with the contents of the containers. Mark is checking into Officer’s and Director’s insurance as well. Our liability coverage will be the same as before protecting club members from liability.

Website: Members have agreed that we should keep the original domain name as it is still current for another 3 years. It was decided we should obtain to keep anyone else from using it and confusing people. Actually, if you look up the .com it already redirects you to the .org site.

Misc.: We are still looking for volunteers to help with the annual kid’s fishing derby at Lavender Lake on June 6th.  And, if anyone wants to donate a prize or cash to buy prizes, contact Mark at 509-670-1464.

Hunter Education classes start in June – if there are any parents interested in becoming an instructor please get ahold of our Chief Instructor, Trevin Roletto at 253-569-1008 in South Cle Elum, or Aaron Garcia in Yakima at 509-575-2740. Sign up for classes on-line at: education.

Member Tom Saffle developed a beautiful new fishing derby flyer and it is being posted all over the county.

Spread the word and get the kids out fishing on June 6th at Lavender Lake.

Steve Rogers, V.P.