September 12, 2016
Ranger Officer David Eschelbacher has resigned and moved to Havasu. We all thank David for his service to the Club. Dan Leininger has returned to work. He is again living at the Range.
September 2, 2016
steel roof has been completed on Bay 8. As you may recall,
high winds in May ruined the rolled roofing. The county
corrections department removed the old roofing, club members then
replaced the rotten wood and placed 150 feet of 18' 6" steel sheets.
A big thanks to Marshall Gilliam, David Coburn, Richard Sprouse, Mike
Thompson, George Yurish and Ron Hooper for their efforts. These
folks saved the Club several hundred dollars that would have been paid
to hire the job done.
latest club raffle will begin this Sunday September 4, 2016. It
is a two gun raffle for a full size Kimber 1911 or an STI 1911 in 9mm
Luger. The winner will be able to choose which of these fine
firearms they prefer. There are 100 tickets at $20 each.
The raffle will continue until the tickets are sold. The
club obtained both firearms at this spring's Friends of the NRA event.
The club had purchased a $1,911 table which came with the Kimber
and a number of raffle tickets. We won the STI on one of the
September 1, 2016
are looking for folks that have skills and are willing to help with
projects at the range. Please contact the range office if you
have skills in electrical, carpentry, welding, computer etc., you would
be willing to share. We will make a list of people we can contact
as projects occur.
August 22, 2016
and Bank Street Guns has entered into a membership agreement.
Banks Street will be selling memberships to their indoor range
which will also include membership to Mohave Sportsman Club.
These memberships will be good for one year from the date of the
sale. Bank Street will be issuing plastic credit card-sized cards
with an MSC membership number. They will be running a
special for approximately 3 months for a cost of $99. We and Bank
Street encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.We
are always looking for volunteers to help. There is much work to
be done. You can provide your help by contacting any range
officer and making arrangements. We
need volunteer help to keep operation costs at the range low. Our
only other option is to raise membership and shooting fees to keep
August 16, 2016
Coburn, Gary Bruno and Mike Thompson have placed a heavy duty stand
for the steel swinging targets on Bay 8 and 9. They will be placing
similar stands on Bay 10. These stands will be much more
resistant to bullet damage than their predecessors.
August 15, 2016
elections are just around the corner. Individuals interested in
running need to attend the October 13, 2016 Board Meeting to make their
intentions know. At that time, you will be required to provide a short
narrative stating (in no more than 150 words) why you would like to
run. The election committee will determine if you are a member in
good standing and have attended the required number of meetings.
The Club will then develop a ballot which includes all candidates
and their statements of intent. Elections will occur at the
August 12, 2016
of 7-31-2016, the club had a cash balance of $25,036.22. Income
for the month was $4,744.50. Major sources were membership dues
at $2,395, CTC at $930, non-member fees $720 and raffle sales at $235.
Expenses were $6,657. Major expenses were wages $3,516,range upkeep $668, utilities $495 and telephone at $342.
was started on Bay 8 with removal of the old rolled roofing. This
was accomplished by the corrections department. This past
Tuesday, Marshall Gilliam and Ron Hooper began replacement of the
rotten wood on the roof. There is a
fair amount of wood that will be replaced in preparation for the new
steel roof. Thanks to Marshall for his help on this
effort. The replacement should be complete this next week as
materials for the roof will be delivered this Tuesday, the 16th.
It will be put in place as soon as repairs are made.
Officers George and Richard are going to put a rubberized roof coating
on Bays 9 & 10. This will help prevent the major damage that
occurred on Bay 8 from the high winds.
have repaired plumbing in the handicap bathroom, removed the leaking
water heater in the range office, painted Bay 7, repaired the fridge in
the club house and replaced the failed air conditioner in the range
drawing for the Heritage .22 single action revolver was held.
John Steele drew George Yurish's name. Congratulations
August 11, 2016
Home Depot generously donated building materials to the Club for the construction of Cowboy Range shade structures over
the unloading tables. Cowboy shooters Rooster, Carl Norman, Mike
Thompson, Ron Hooper and Rad Green built and installed two structures this past
week. Range Officer David painted the structures as well. A big thanks to all involved for making these improvements.
August 4, 2016
is time for members to review the bylaws and submit proposed changes or
additions. They can be found on this web page in the documents
section to the left. These are due by September 1, 2016. They can
be sent to the Club email, turned in at the Range Office, or brought to
the Board meeting on August 11, 2015. Doc Orbloom is this year's
Bylaw Chairman. Rad Green has agreed to help Doc and of
course you can submit your proposed changes to either fellow.
changes will be reviewed by Doc and Rad, submitted to the Board by
October 1, 2016. They will be reviewed by the Board at the
October meeting for approval or rejection. Approved
bylaw will be submitted to the membership with the election
ballots. Bylaws approved by a majority of member will become
effective January 1, 2017.
July 5, 2016
Club had on hand $34,216.35 at the last reporting period of May 31,
2016. We have had a total income for the first five months of the
year of $56,878.40 with total costs of $43,556,64.
Membership dues and non-member fees provided 37.3%, CTC provided
18.5% and the Antelope Eaters event totaled 20.5% of income.
The remainder of income was derived from different shoots,
raffles and rentals. The majority of costs for the month and year
to date are personnel and range supplies and upkeep.
Vance and other volunteers have installed the Pat Trap at the Clay
Target Center approved at the May meeting. At the June Meeting,
the Board approved a motion to develop an agreement with Bank
Street Guns to allow them to sell an annual membership to the Mohave
Sportsman Club as part of their yearly membership. More
information on this as the agreement is finalized. The Board also
agreed to appoint Bill McCune as Vice President. This was
necesary as Shane Vernon resigned upon reassignment to Arkansas with
his work. The Board approved a proposal to investigate hosting a
new shoot at the range called Precision Rifle. This event would
take place on the 1000 yard and 500 meter ranges. It entails
shooting at small steel targets as part of a stage similar to USPSA
June 3, 2016
7-Mile Hill Range is all outdoors and consequently the range can be
closed due to bad weather conditions. These include rain/snow,
high winds or excessive heat.
June 2, 2016
Remember each person entering the Range must stop at the Range Office to sign in. Please observe the Stop signs-don't drive past them. This even includes Life Members.
Club had a balance of $34,186.36 on April 30, 2016. We are
looking to spend some of this money to make improvements on the Range.
Our first efforts will be in placing shade at the Archery and Cowboy Ranges .
May 14, 2016
Club is collecting money to pay for the 2017 Antelope Eaters Hunt
for a disabled veteran. Including entrance fees, food and
lodging. The collection began at the 2016 hunt when an individual
donated his $50 bill from the raffle. Since then, Ken Coombs has
donated $50, the Top Guns Scholastic Clay Target shooters have donated
$50 and the Club's Board voted to donate $100 for a total of $250 to
date. In addition, there will be a jar placed in the Range Office
where you can make donations towards the hunt as well as other events
that will benefit our veterans.