Nenameseck Club Meeting Draft Minuets For September 4th 2018
The meeting was opened by Al Calef at 7:03 pm
Officers present Jim Desabrais Sr., Lisa Desabrais, , Al Calef, Don Sprowl, Mark Krejmas, Marc Courchesne, Jim Goodreau, and Brad KennisonThe Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brad Kennison
Jim Desabrais II wrote a letter stating that he was resigning from the presidency at the request of 6 board of directors at the board of directors meeting held on August 28th 2018
Al spoke about nominations and holding an election at the next regular meeting.
Marc Nominated Al for president and was 2nd by Jim Goodreau. Tom Kularski asked about if anyone else should want to run for the office how will we go about this. John Pajak spoke that we could have write in nomination at the time of the election next month.
Dick Silva and Joe Messina were wondering what was the cause for 6 board members to ask for Jim’s resignation. Al said that Jim offered his resignation and the board accepted it. John Pajak made a motion to thank Jim for his time being president. 2nd by Dick Silva motion passed
There was a guest speaker. Steve Hall. He is running for State Senate. He spoke about our 2nd amendment rights, the attack on our constitution rights, and making Massachusetts a sanctuary state.
The August meeting minutes were read. Lisa Desabrais objected to the wording in the minutes about her using cash for start up at functions. She wanted it worded that she uses her own money and not petty cash for change in the kitchen. Marc changed the wording in the minutes to accommodate her wishes. Marc also changed the wording about the new benches on the rifle range. It had been stated that they were handicap benches. They are not for just the Handicap but for all to use. Motion made by Jim Barnaby 2nd by Don Sprowl Motion passed
Treasurers report for the month of August were read by Mark Krejmas. Dick Silva asked if we still have the rainy day account. Dick Hamilton stated that it was incorporated into one account. Motion made by Tom Kularski 2nd by Ginger Cann Motion Passed
New Memberships There were 4 new members voted in. Motion made by Tom Kularski 2nd by Dick Silva. Motion Passed.
Correspondence: There were two correspondence this month the first was from a Mr William Seaborn from East Brookfield. They are having a paddle poker run. If anyone is interested in attending please call William and let him know. the second one is from the Palmer planning board. There will be a public hearing notice on Monday Sept 24th at 7 PM in the administration building in Palmer. Fred Ferguson of Palmer Motorsport park LLC is seeking an amendment to the sound measurements at whisky hill raceway.
Joe Messina spoke about the Friends of the NRA raffle. He will be selling raffle tickets for the gun a day raffle for the month of October. Tickets cost $25.00 each and the winning number is determined by the first three Mass daily evening number. There will be 31 guns in 31 days given out in October. See Joe for tickets after the meeting
3D archery: The club held a 3D archery shoot on August 12th. 11 people showed up 10 adults and one child. we turned in $100.00. Our shoots are done for the year now.
indoor 3D, Friday night spots, and Saturday morning Youth league will all start after the new year.
NFAA/MFAA will be pulling dates in October and will coordinate with Marc so as not to interfere with each others shoots.
Junior rifle Nothing
Summer Rifle The summer rifle league has finished . Don Sprowl has the scores for this year. Participation was good but not as good as the first year it was held.
Old Business Brad spoke about the camera system. There are 17 camera installed and are up and running. The cameras were suppose to be 6 megapixels but came in at 6.3 megapixels. We were suppose to get a 24 port recorder but they were back ordered so the company gave us ( at no charge ) a 32 port recorder. Only 2 cameras were suppose to have SD backup capability but all 17 now are SD backup capable. All cameras are tamper proof and have night vision. Don Sprowl asked how long do the recording stay on before being over written . Brad said it all depends on the amount recordings on the 8 terabyte drive. It could be as much as several months before it begins to write over itself.
Swap meet/ Flea market Tom Kularski reminded everyone that the swap meet will be held this Saturday September 8th 2018. At the present time there are almost 15 tables sold.
New Business Nothing
For the Good of the Club A few people have shot off of the new benches and say that they are working out very well. If the club decides that they want any more of those just let the club know and we will have them built. Al stated that he will donate the next bench.
Turkey shoots Eric was suppose to leave a paper stating his intentions about the turkey shoots but must have forgot. He is in Vermont this week and will return next tomorrow.
Bob Shea asked when the people who shot the winter 22 league get their Tee shirts. Jim Desabrais II said the Tee shirts are in the office. They will be passed out after the meeting .
Don Sprowl would like to thank Don Haberlin for installing a lower switch on the outdoor range for people who could not reach the top switch.
Al would like to thank Brad Kennison who spent two full days with the camera guy doing the install of the cameras.
Motion to Adjourn by Jim Goodreau 2nd by Don Haberlin. motion passed at 7:48