MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OF THE
VIRGINIA SKEET SHOOTING ASSOCIATION HELD ON 14 NOVEMBER 2004
AT THE RICHMOND
GUN CLUB, VIRGINIA
Club Directors and Officers Present (20 voting):
(Richard Haynie), Vice President (Keith Lovegrove), Treasurer (Tom
Contrucci), Secretary (Rebecca Myers), Arlington-Fairfax
(Doug Minnig), Arrowhead (Ed Ellis), Brookneal (Dick
Singleton), Brushy Mountain (Ken Hutcherson), Buggs Island (Gil Wayson), Chesapeake
Bay (Mark Scott), Fairfax (Jeff Bond), Fort Lee (Pat
Knutson), , Fredericksburg (Ray Harding), Page Valley (Mo Mozisek), Piedmont
(Kathy Moscoe), Portsmouth (Tad Fischer), Quantico (Dave
Howard), Richmond (James Stam),
Shenandale (Wayne Erskine), South Anna (Scott
Eklund (EC member), Tom Szelest
(EC member), Robert Williams (Chief Referee), Marilynne
Eklund, Jackie Williams, Bill Chiswell,
Judy Harding, Len Kern, Barbara Lovegrove
(with paid dues) absent:
County, Goodyear, Halifax,
New River, Oceana
Richard Haynie called the meeting to order at 11 a.m.
of the November 2003 and August 2004 meetings were reviewed as corrected and
reported on the 2004 State Shoot revenues and expenses and presented an income
statement as of 31 October 2004 and a proposed 2005 budget.
His report (copy attached to the original of these minutes) was accepted
by the Board.
Knutson presented a report his review of the Treasury activity for 2004 (copy
attached to the original) and introduced his proposal for a change to the
way the State shoot bid is formulated to make it more consistent year-to-year
and easier for the Treasurer. There
was no support among Board members for going to “a single bid number” to include
all expenses for which the VSSA is responsible, instead of the current method
which includes a number for targets and then separate line items for trap
boys and porta-potties, etc.
Richard Haynie noted that his report would be short i.e. “VSSA ain’t broke
and don’t need fixing.” He then he thanked the members of the Board
and State shoot committee for a well-run shoot and year.
Webmaster Jeff Bond introduced
himself, said he’d been working with Cindi Perry for a few months so that
the transition would go well, and requested suggestions and financial support
of the site. The Board approved the
$250 website rental fee (it is also included in the 2005 budget presented
by the Treasurer) without opposition.
President Keith Lovegrove noted that thanks to everyone on the State Shoot
committee and to Arrowhead, the 2004 shoot went smoothly.
There were a total 1,088 guns shot, 3 more than at the 2003 state shoot.
President announced his committee appointments for 2005 as follows:
– Mark Scott (Chair), John Daubenschmidt, Steve Nuss
Review - Pat Knutson
Shoot – Keith Lovegrove (Chair), Mark Geslock & Ray Harding (Club), Dick Singleton, Robert Williams (referees), Bill Chiswell
(food), Judy Harding (desk), Tom Contrucci
(cashiering), Bob & Becky Myers
of the Year – Ken Hutcherson (Chair), Mo Mozisek, John
of the Year – Robert Williams (Chair),
Larry Lucas, Tom Szelest
Team Selection – Pat Knutson (Chair),
a short discussion, Mo Mozisek moved that the 2005 Budget as presented by
the Treasurer be approved. The motion
passed without opposition.
draft 2005 shoot schedule was reviewed in detail, several changes made, and
approved. It will be posted on the website and made available
in other forms as well. The State shoot
date will remain the 4th weekend (as set at the August meeting)
though there is some concern about schools starting in the western part of
the state early which will make it hard for junior shooters to participate.
The exact dates of the shoot (that is, whether prelims will start on
Wednesday or Thursday) will be determined by the State Shoot Committee.
By-law amendment proposals:
was discussed whether or not the individual who made the proposed By-laws
change to move the State shoot weekend to Labor Day was a member of the Board
or not. After some discussion, which included a reference
to the number of times this particular idea had been brought up and defeated,
a motion was made to change the state shoot date to Labor Day weekend. The motion died for want of a second.
Treasurer withdrew his proposed amendment to increase state daily target fees
as unnecessary due to the financial success of the State Shoot.
third proposed By-laws amendment was to limit the number of targets shot at
any one club which could be considered for the 600 state minimums. After a
lively discussion of people interested in encouraging people to travel and
shoot at more clubs (led by Tom Contrucci) and people who thought that was unnecessary
given the level of attendance enjoyed by most of our clubs throwing registered
targets (led by Pat Knutson).
No motion was made as there was no one, in answer to Pat
Knutson’s question, who would support a limit.
Erskine moved that the VSSA have the trophy shop put walnut bases and brass
plaques on the bowls (one so far) and the four team trophies which currently
have no room for further engraving. His
motion, which automatically continues the traveling trophy tradition, passed
with no opposition.
Eklund stated he had been asked by a member to encourage all Clubs to put
up distance markers.
Harding noted that at the National Directors meeting in Texas there had been
a proposal to stop printing the score results from shoots in the Skeet
Review and have this information only available on-line. There is supposed to be a survey to find out
how many shooters aren’t (or can’t get) on-line to guide the final decision.
We may want to find out how many Virginia
shooters this would affect.
Stam moved for the officers of VSSA to do whatever paperwork is needed to
nominate Bob Myers for the NSSA
Hall of Fame. The motion passed without
meeting was adjourned at 12:35 p.m.
November 16, 2004