October 2016 Newsletter

In keeping with tradition that there be no Monthly Meeting in November to conflict with the annual Prime Deer Hunting Season, this report will outline topics from the October 2016 Meeting.

President’s Report (Tony Taylor)
Tony opened the Meeting and thanked everyone for a very successful Club Hunt where 23 members and guests enjoyed the weather and hunting at Mark Twain Lake.

He reminded everyone that nominations for New Officers for the upcoming Calendar Year are currently being taken with voting to be held at the December meeting.

The Club Christmas Party will be held in conjunction with the December meeting which has been our course of action for many long years.  The Club will supply the meat for the Party and members and guests are asked to bring a dish to share with the other attendees.

Secretary Report (Ken Winkelman)
The notes from the September Meeting were placed on tables for General Membership Review.

Treasurer’s Report (Henry Drane)
Henry reported that we did very well with the Draw for the $500 Town Hall Archery Gift Card and saluted Wayne Sluhan for carrying the project.  This was a very good program for SCA.

He told us that the Club Hunt was very successful.  In regard to this event, the biggest objective is to get attendees to pitch-in with the various chores as a rebate doesn’t light everyone’s fire.  We need to address how to inspire all attendees to participate in food preparation and clean-up.  One possible solution is to charge those refusing to pitch-in a much higher fee if they want to attend.

Mike Manion is becoming a regular with not only a score, but, also the Big Buck as he once again brought down a handsome 9 pointer which was his 4th or 5th such kill in recent years.

Henry saluted former Navy retirees, Tom Munroe and Phil Self for the cleanliness of the floors following their efforts with the mops.

Henry thinks we should drop our Fun Shoot prices for next year to boost attendance.

Range Captain (Rich Robitsch/Tom Munroe)
The Range will be inspected in the next month to see what needs to be fixed.

Parks Representative (Tom Rizzo)
We have 2 projects to address as follows:
Repair the Bale Building Door
Remove Honeysuckle on the Range

In regard to the Bale Building Repair, Muggs with the Parks Dept. must approve what we are doing.  Tom will buy the materials once approval is granted.

Tom will organize a Work Party for October 19th to remove the Honeysuckle using chainsaws and Roundup.

The Park Dept. is buying us 1,120 pieces of Butt Material to keep the targets up on the range.  This will last a while which will give us plenty of inventory to keep the Butts in good shape.  The Parks Dept. will store the Butt Material for us at Suson Park.

Membership Secretary (Mary Taylor)
We gained 3 new members in October and 1 for 2017.  Remember, dues for 2017 are due April 1.

Mike Gapsch (Vice President), Todd Mikel (Tournament Secretary) and Wayne Sluhan (Master Bowhunter Recorder) were either not in attendance or had nothing to report.

New/Old Business
We will participate with the youth events at the Sports Show in February/March with the Turkey Federation.

This coming year we will sell chances on a youth bow with possible secondary prizes.
Henry said we need a box to store our supplies and will buy a tote or something similar to store materials.

Tom gave a nice recap of volunteer hours for our various events such as Kids Shoots, Wounded Warrior Shoots, Fun Shoots and Tournament Shoots which totaled over 313 hours.

We still have openings for President and Tournament Secretary for next year.

SCA will donate $500 to St. Bernadette’s needy as our Christmas Contribution and let the church decide how it should be used. We will also have a Cash Box and Can Good Box at our December Meeting for additional donations.

The Big Game Hunters Association supported us last year with a $500 donation so we will support them by buying 2 $50 tickets for their raffle.

A motion was made to adjourn and seconded so with that the meeting closed.

The next SCA Meeting will be Thursday, December 1 at the Oakville Elks.

Attendance: Tony Taylor, Mary Taylor, Ken Winkelman, Henry Drane, Todd Mikel, Mary Armbruster, Albert Sanders, Jim Keener, Rich Robitsch, Bob Urbanek, Wayne Vetter, Tom Rizzo, Tom Munroe