MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OF THE
VIRGINIA SKEET SHOOTING ASSOCIATION HELD ON 15 AUGUST 2008
AT FREDERICKSBURG ROD & GUN CLUB, VIRGINIA
Club Directors and Officers Present (total of 23 eligible to vote):
President (Ray Harding), Charles Daniel (Vice President), Treasurer (Doug
Minnig), Secretary (Rebecca Myers), Al Talacek (Arlington-Fairfax), Ed Ellis
(Arrowhead), Dick Singleton (Brushy Mountain), Orell Lenhart (Buggs Island),
Mark Scott (Chesapeake Bay), Ronnie Garlic (Dublin), Doug Frazier (Fairfax),
Tom Williams (Farmville), Pat Knutson (Fort Lee), Michael Smith (Franklin
County), Robert Williams (Fredericksburg), Ronnie Newton* (Halifax County),
Robert King (No. VA Gun Club), Roger Cross (Oceana), Kathy Moscoe (Piedmont),
Tad Fischer (Portsmouth), James Stam (Richmond), Wayne Erskine (Shenandale),
Scott Ricketts (South Anna)
*Written note from Director attached to the original of these minutes
Others present (non-voting):
B. K. Rowley (EC member), Bill Chiswell (EC member), Jeff Bond, Rob Mann,
and others not noted
Clubs (with paid dues) absent:
Brookneal, New River, Roanoke
Call to Order:
President Ray Harding called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
Minutes of the November 2007 meeting were approved as presented.
Treasurer Doug Minnig presented an Income Statement as of 15 August 2008;
a copy is attached to the original of these minutes.
President Harding presented the slate of nominees for the offices of Treasurer,
Secretary, Executive Committee (2), and Chief Referee. The Nominating Committee
selections for these positions were: Treasurer: Doug Minnig (incumbent), Secretary:
John Daubenschmidt, Executive Committee: B. K. Rowley (incumbent) and William
Chiswell (incumbent), and Chief Referee: Robert Williams (incumbent).
Nominations from the floor for all offices were opened; none were received.
A motion to close nominations for all positions was made by Pat Knutson, was
seconded, and passed without opposition. A motion to elect all candidates
by acclimation was made by Pat Knutson, was seconded, and passed without opposition.
Richmond Director Jim Stam addressed the members of the Board announcing that
the Richmond club's Board of Directors had passed a resolution that they would
no longer be responsible for alcoholic beverages nor food at any shoot hosted
by their club. The Board had authorized Mr. Stam to respond to the VSSA state
shoot bid at $4.00/100 without dinner.
Per the VSSA By-Laws, the State Shoot for 2009 was offered to Richmond at
$6.00 per hundred targets; since their bid was non responsive to our By-Law
requirements it was accepted as a decline of the Board's offer. The shoot
was then offered to Arrowhead and Fredericksburg in turn; it was declined
by both Directors. This process was repeated, with the bid number moving up
$.25 each time, as proscribed by our By-Laws, until it reached $7.00; Ed Ellis
then accepted on behalf of Arrowhead.
According to our current By-Laws the 2009 State Shoot will be held on the
third weekend in August (14-16) 2009.
President Ray Harding announced that the November Business Meeting of the
VSSA Board of Directors would be held at the Richmond club on 9 November 2009
(2nd Sunday in November) starting at 11 a.m.
The Board accepted Doug Frazier's motion to host the Zone 2 Championship at
Fairfax Rod & Gun Club the second weekend in August (date set by NSSA)
without discussion and without opposition.
A motion to move the date of the Virginia State Championships in 2009 back
one week (to August 21-23) to provide a week's separation between the Zone
and the State was made by Doug Frazier and seconded. Following a wide-ranging
discussion which included the point that the Board couldn't change the State
Shoot weekend without amending the By-Laws, Pat Knutson moved to table; his
motion was seconded. With one vote in opposition, Mr. Frazier's motion was
tabled to the November meeting.
Motion to adjourn was made at 8:13 p.m., was seconded, and passed without
Rebecca A. Myers
22 August 2008