Cleburne County Shooting Club
P.O. Box 1138
Heber Springs, AR  72543
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On Saturday, 14 April, CCSC will host Young Life for a Trap Shoot. This is an annual event that we have hosted for a number of years. The Shoot begins at 10:00 AM and usually runs until around 1:30 or 2:00.
The Young Life leaders do the organizing, but we still need several volunteers to help with the event. We need 3 people, who must know Trap rules, to score. In addition, a couple of people to simply be available and do the myriad of chores necessary to keep the event moving; everything from emptying the garbage cans to loading Trap houses between rounds. Contact me either through FB or at ccscshotgun@gmail.com if you can help.
All ranges besides Trap will remain open to members.

 

NO HUNTING ALLOWED ON RANGE!! - ALL ADJACENT PROPERTY IS POSTED!!

 

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50 BMG Rifles are PROHIBITED at CCSC!

DO NOT fire above the horizontal or at angles other than 90 degrees!

DO NOT SHOOT AT ROCKS along the hillside!!

 

Sunday Afternoon Skeet/(Trap) shooting @ 1 PM

 Trap/(Skeet) WINTER Hours 1 PM... 

Note! Skeet tends to be a Sunday Thang. Trap on Tu/Th ... but if enough interest "Shows-Up" we will try to accommodate!

If you visit the range, make sure the chain is over BOTH SWING GATES. It has been observed that some members are locking the chain with it only over one gate and just the wire holding it to the other gate.

2017 Event Matrix

Help is always needed on the different ranges to continue our improvements. 

IF YOU ARE SHOOTING TRAP AND THE SKEET FIELD IS ACTIVE, YOU “MUST” CHECK WITH THE SHOOTERS ON THE SKEET FIELD AND ENSURE THEY ARE IN A CEASE FIRE OR BETWEEN ROUNDS PRIOR GOING FORWARD AND RELOADING OR SERVICING THE TRAP HOUSE.  WE WILL BE GETTING A FLAG THAT WILL BE PLACED AT THE TRAP HOUSE AND WILL BE SHOWN WHILE THE TRAP HOUSE IS BEING SERVICED.   WHILE THIS FLAG IS BEING SHOWN, ALL ACTIVITY ON THE SKEET FIELDS WILL CEASE.


See Range Info Page for scheduled Matches, Results and Events!

We are asking members to assist in maintaining the range by putting your weed eater or mower in the truck when you come to the range and cut a little grass after you finish shooting.  If we will all do this, the range will always look good. 

 

Cleburne County Shooting Club

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General Membership Meetings on First Monday of Feb, May, Aug & Nov month at 7:00PM., Club House at the range. Come to the meetings and hear what we are currently doing and planning for the future. Minds and muscles are always welcome to help plan and execute the needed tasks at hand. 


2017/2018

President  - Jim Murray 

Vice President – Darrel Magby, Sr

Secretary/Treasurer – Karen Swain

Chief Range Officer – Clyde Gates   

Rifle Director – Scott Thompson (Pending approval of Exec. Comm.)

Pistol Director – Darrel Magby, Jr

Youth Director – Donnie Hyslip

Shotgun Director – Scott Swain

Ladies Director – open 

Cleburne County Shooting Club, Inc.

The CCSC Meeting Minutes for the quarterly meeting held on February 5, 2018 AND the minutes for the Executive Committee Meeting held on January 29, 2018 are as follows:

Cleburne County Shooting Club, Inc.

Minutes of Cleburne County Shooting Club, Inc. Meeting:            February 5, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President Jim Murray.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Members present: Approximately 20 members were present, including Officers: Jim Murray, Clyde Gates, Karen Swain, and Scott Swain.

Jim Murray reported that the Executive Committee has met once since the last quarterly club meeting, however he explained that the Executive Committee is very active through emails and texts.

Karen Swain summarized the minutes of the previous CCSC meeting of November 6, 2017.  Motion was made to accept the minutes, it was seconded and passed.

President Jim Murray called on each director for their report:

Secretary Treasurer Karen Swain  gave a financial report on both bank accounts, detailing the beginning and ending balances of each account for the last 3 months.   She further identified the amount that was received from members for annual membership dues, the amount deposited per month from shotgun, and the checks written.

She reported that as of January 1, 2018, CCSC has 356 current members.   Included in that number of 356, are 62 members that joined in the year 2017.  To consider with other information, 85 people joined the club in 2016, however only 36 of those people maintained their membership in 2017.

She reported that she had recently filed the annual reports to the Secretary of State.  They had not been filed since 2008.  In order to become current, the state required her to complete and file an annual report for each year since 2008.

She also reported that she had recently sent out renewal notices to members with renewals due in Quarter 1.  Approximately 110 notices were sent via email and approximate 27 notices were sent by mail.  Notices sent by mail included a form requesting email addresses (if they had one), to be included with their check.

Chief Range Office Clyde Gates discussed two projects the club is currently considering.  He reported information regarding a new building to be built during this year.  The estimated cost is around $13,000 to $15,000. The building will be used for the handgun range for target storage and other handgun range equipment.

The upcoming purchase of a new generator was discussed.  One of the generators has water in the oil, and is on the verge of failure.  The club is in the process of obtaining quotes.  Part of the study is considering the size, energy source, and other parameters, including the possibility of connecting to the power company.

Shotgun Director Scott Swain reported on several issues in the shotgun range, including patterning board issues, and problems with traps on both the skeet and trap fields.  Both need maintenance (overhauling).   He is exploring all options to deal with these issues.

Scott said he would like to encourage any member who has not shot skeet or trap to come and give it a try.  The first round would be free, instead of the nominal $3.00 fee.  In addition, he would be willing to meet one on one for anyone who would prefer to try it alone.  If you are interested, contact him at ccscshotgun@gmail.com for arrangements.

Scott also discussed the problems of flooding (after rain), on the shooting stations on ranges 1 and 2.  He will look into how to resolve the flooding issues on ranges 1 and 2.  

Jim Murray discussed the proposed changes to the club By-Laws.  Each proposed change was discussed and voted on separately.  All changes were approved. 

Highlights of the changes:

Article IV A, B : Minor changes to the wording of the Senior and Adult membership paragraphs were made  but the amounts of dues remained unchanged. 

Article IV C :  Minor changes to the wording of the two types of business memberships were made. 

Article IV D :  Law enforcement  membership is expanded to include retired law enforcement members.

Article IV E:  This paragraph was added to clarify the status of a spouse of an adult or senior member as having the same rights and privileges of the member.  However, the voting privilege shall be limited to one vote per membership.

Article IV G : It was discussed whether to limit the number of guests that a member can bring in one range visit, but it was decided just to include a statement that if the range becomes crowded, members have the priority for shooting lanes. 

Article IV Note:  This paragraph was deleted as reinstatement fees have never been assessed and enforcement of this provision would impose burdensome work on the Treasurer.

Article VI - Officers AND Article VII -  Duties of Officers

Changes involved separating the combined office of Secretary-Treasurer into a Secretary and a Treasurer.

Essentially, all of the original duties were divided. The Secretary will be responsible for minutes of all club and committee meetings, filing annual reports to the secretary of state (in order to maintain our 501 status) and maintaining membership with the NRA.

The Treasurer will be in charge of all funds of the club, as well as having the responsibility of maintaining all  records regarding membership, including processing new and  renewal memberships, tracking, and issuing cards. Other important issues, such as internal control practices have been added.

A paragraph was added to give the Treasurer  the option of having a membership assistant, preferably a volunteer, to assist on an ‘as needed’ basis, such as when the officer is unavailable for an extended time period, or during the peak work load weeks that happen after quarterly renewal billing takes place.

The goal of these particular changes to this, the most labor intense office, is to take the entire workload off of one person, and split the workload to make it easier for more people to volunteer their time.

 Article IX:  Range Procedures and Rules

Since range procedures and safety rules are subject to change as demand, practice and needs dictate, they do not belong in the By-laws.  The amendment substitutes a declaration that the range procedures and safety rules will be promulgated by the Executive Committee and published both at the range, through social media, email and on the website.

Article X: Amendments

The method by which amendments to the By-Laws may be made is changed to allow publication of notice of the planned changes through email, social media and the club website.  The requirement of written notice sent via US Mail is stricken as an unnecessary expense.

NEW BUSINESS

One member inquired about the availability of a woman to instruct other women in pistol shooting.

The Rotary Club is sponsoring the Angler’s Expo in Heber Springs on March 2 and 3 and suggested that the club should consider purchasing an exhibit table at the event. The discussion was positive, and members agreed that the club should be represented at the expo.  Jim Murray said he would further discuss this with the Executive Committee. 

A Motion to Adjourn was made, seconded and passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Cleburne County Shooting Club, Inc.

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting: January 29, 2018.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Jim Murray.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Members present: Jim Murray, Darrell Magby, Sr. Darrell Magby, Jr., Clyde Gates, Karen Swain, Donnie Hyslip, Scott Swain, and Julie Murray.

Julie Murray read the minutes of the executive committee meeting October 30, 2018.

President Jim Murray called on each director for their report:

Secretary Treasurer Karen Swain reported that she had recently filed the annual reports to the Secretary of State.  They had not been filed since 2008.  In order to become current, the state required her to complete and file an annual report for each year since 2008.

She also reported that she had recently sent out renewal notices to members with renewals due in quarter 1.  Approximately 110 notices were sent via email and approximate 27 notices were sent by mail.  Notices sent by mail included a form requesting email addresses (if they had one), to be sent back  along with their check.

Vice President Darrell Magby, Sr. discussed targets for the hand gun range.  It was discussed whether to purchase ready-made steel targets vs. acquiring plate steel , and have club members manufacture them.  Donnie was going to discuss this with Garbro Manufacturing.

He also reported that Rifle Director, Scott Thompson (who was unable to attend) wanted to know if the Executive Committee Meetings are open for everyone.  The answer is Yes.

Pistol Director Darrell Magby, Jr. reported that the next Glock match would be held in Benton, AR. on Mar 3and 4th.  It is up for consideration for the club to have a practice match to possibly be held on February 17, 2018, pending someone able to manage the match.

Chief Range Office Clyde Gates reported on the quote he received for to replace the older generator.  It was discussed how the older generator , Mecc Alte generator, needs replacement.  The ‘slightly less older’ Deutz generator, needs significant maintenance.

The quote for a new Cummins Diesel 40 KW generator is $16, 997.50, installed and ready to go.

He also discussed a quote for the new storage  building for the handgun range.  The quote is $12,900 plus $1,500 to pack down.

The executive committee voted to move forward with both of these projects.

Regarding the old, dilapidated building, Clyde is going to arrange getting it removed.

Shotgun Director Scott Swain reported that the existing patterning board is not up to the standard size.  He suggested replacing it with a 40 x 40 inch board that is designed to be more ricochet resistant. 

He discussed problems with both the La Porte and Pat traps that need work.  The executive authorized Scott to locate someone to service them.

Scott brought up the problems of flooding (after rain), on the shooting stations on range 1 and 2.  He will look into how to resolve the flooding issues on range 1 and 2.   It was mentioned that if concrete work is involved, it would be prudent to deal with fence post replacements at the same time.

Youth Director Donnie Hyslip discussed the fact that the handgun target frames are getting low.  He will look into the cost to replace them.

Jim Murray began a discussion of the proposed by-laws.

Proposed Changes to By-laws:

After all directors had made reports, a discussion of the proposed changes to the by-laws began:

Many changes are just for grammatical clarification and elimination of redundant statements or words

The substantive proposed changes were discussed and include the following:

Article IV -  Dues /Fees

Removing the Note:  “All adult and senior memberships purchased within the first 30 days for the formation for the club will be granted “Charter Membership” status.  These persons will be granted a priority and the first right of purchase should the club ever sell stock in the corporation.”

Because our club is a 502 c (7), it cannot be converted as an entity into a for profit corporation.  Assets must be donated or sold, with proceeds going to another non-profit organization.

Article IV E:  A spouse of an adult or senior member shall be accorded the same rights ad privileges of the member.  However, the voting privilege shall be limited to one vote per membership.

Article IV G : It was discussed whether to limit the number of guests that a member can bring in one range visit, but it was decided just to include a statement that if the range becomes crowded, members have the priority for shooting lanes. 

Article IV Note:

This paragraph was deleted as reinstatement fees have never been assessed and enforcement of this provision would impose burdensome work on the Treasurer.

Article VI -  Officers AND Article VII -  Duties of Officers

Separating the combined office of Secretary-Treasurer into a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Essentially, all of the original duties were divided. The main duties the  Secretary will  be responsible for ,are minutes of all club and committee meetings, filing annual reports to the secretary of state (in order to maintain our 501 status) and maintaining membership with the NRA.

The Treasurer will be in charge of all funds of the club, as well as having the responsibility of maintaining all duties regarding membership, including  processing new and renewals,  tracking, and issuing cards. Other important issues, such as internal control practices have been added.

A paragraph was added to give the Treasurer  the option of having a membership assistant, preferably a volunteer, to assist on an ‘as needed’ basis, such as when the office is unavailable for an extended time period, or during the peak work load weeks that happen after quarterly renewal billing takes place.

The goal of these particular changes to this, the most labor intense office, is to take the entire workload off of one person, and split the workload to make it easier for more people to volunteer their time.

Article IX:  Range Procedures and Rules

The range procedures and safety rules should not be a part of the by-laws.  They are subject to change by the executive committee as demand, practice and needs are dictated.

The meeting was adjourned approximately 8:45 pm.

NOTE!!

When using Pistol or Rifle Ranges members are expected to work together to insure SAFETY! Make The Line Safe when others need to visit the Target Line downrange. MAKE THE LINE SAFE! .. means all guns are to be unloaded, actions open, "grounded" and no gun handling until line is declared Hot! If your/another shooters report sounds "wrong", misfires or a squib load is fired.... Call CEASE FIRE!! That also means Make the Line Safe! .... make sure the bore is clear!
On the Shotgun Fields make sure your gun is unloaded, action is open when not shooting and practice safe muzzle control. If having a gun malfunction, slow down and think twice before doing anything. If your/another shooters report sounds "wrong", misfires or a squib load is fired.... CEASE FIRE!! .... make sure the bore is clear!

SUNDAYS!! ............ No shooting until 12 NOON!!

Note: Green Tipped M955 5.56 (223) Ammo is Armor Piercing

Please be safe when on the range.  

GENERAL INFO:  

We have recently had issues concerning both trespassers on our range, and the gate being left open with no member on the range.  These trespassers seem to be the worst in the days and weeks prior to hunting season, but can come at any time.  Please do not give the gate code to anyone.  Guest must be accompanied by a member.  You may not send a non-member as a guest unless you are with him/her.  On arrival, please lock the gate behind you unless a club event is scheduled.  Examples of these events include Trap, Skeet, scheduled fun shoots or matches on the rifle or pistol ranges, and club meetings.  When you leave, please lock the gate behind you even if others are on the range.  Members will have the gate code to get out, others won’t.  

Failure to lock the gate is grounds for suspension or expulsion from CCSC. Officers will be checking IDs.  

Please have your current membership cards with you.  Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.  It is simply wrong for trespassers to use our facility without participating in the membership process.  At best they get for free what everyone else pays for. At worst, we have had vandalism and disregard for range safety.

Every month the newsletter will be posted on our web site. I have had a few requests to send out a copy by mail. If you know someone that does not have a computer or access to one. Either send me their  name or have them send me their name and I will get a hard copy to them. Please don’t just start sending me names, I only want the names of people who do not have a computer or access to one.

Please be aware of fire on the range! Only lead or cooper clad bullets are allowed. No tracer or steel core ammo is to be used on the rifle range because of the fear of sparks that could start a fire.

Please have your membership card with you when you are at the club. Our range officers will ask you for proof of membership. If you do not have your card you will be asked to leave or pay a $5 guest fee.

Please, we have stated this before. No shooting of shotguns on the pistol range.

 

2018

MONTH

Meeting

HP Rifle

SB Rifle

Garand

 

Pistol

Concealed

Carry Class

 3 Gun   Tac

Trap

Skeet

FamDay

Civic Group

WORK DAY
JAN         N/A                             
FEB

         5

                     
MAR

N/A

                       

 

   

 

 
APR          N/A                        

 

 

 

 

14

Young Life Trap Match

      
MAY

7

                                       
JUN

N/A

                                                     
JUL

N/A

                                 
AUG

ELECTION

                            
SEP

N/A

                                         
OCT

N/A

                             

 

    
NOV

5

                            
DEC        N/A                      

Concealed Carry Classes: We are looking for a Concealed Carry Instructor to affiliate with the Club.                   

 The following are Business Members.  Please purchase their goods or services! 

Jack & Linda Warwick                  Jack - FFL/Gun Dealer -- Linda - Artist- Landscapes & Wildlife  501- 556-4077

Clyde Gates                                            MFR and Massage Therapy          501-519-1062

Julian and Sons, - Woodworkers       Tom and Joe Julian               

Steve Castleberry                                Financial Services                              362-5186

Bryan Tilley                                          Attorney                                                 362-3982

Roland Garlinghouse                         Gar-Bro Manufacturing                       362-8171

Tom Shurgar                                        McKenzie Realty/Sales          501-362-7500 Cell 501-680-3712

Ray Jolly                                                Gunsmith                                              362-2255

Dr. George Lay                                     Dentist (Orthodontist)                        362-5521

Eric Renner                                           Commercial Plumber                          362-4446

Dr. H. C. Williams                                 Dentist                                                  362-2962

Dr. Robert “Ray” Wilson                     Dentist                                                   362-5897

Ron Terry                                              Plumb/Wired Contractor                     250-6318

Peter H. Harris                                     Chiropractor                                         825-7200

David E. Snowden, Jr.                       Tar Co, Inc                                            945-4506

John Harris                                           Audiologist                                          870-793-6244

Dr. John S. Grammer                          Dentist                                                   362-2845

Patrick J. O’Neill                                 Computing, Consulting & Repair      362-0060

Robert L. Smith                                   Attention to Detail (Boat Detail)       589-4064

Jim Ashabranner, MD                        Physician                                              362-7538  

Frank Barton                                      Heber Springs Realty                         501-940-1900

Tony LaRosa                                          Radio Shack                                             501-362-5050

I am sure we have others but I did not know of them.  If you will provide the info, I will put it in the next letter.                                                           

Karen Swain, Secretary                                    

When you visit the range, make sure the chain is over BOTH SWING GATES.  It has been observed that some members are locking the chain with it only over one gate and just the wire holding it to the other gate.

IF YOU ARE SHOOTING TRAP AND THE SKEET FIELD IS ACTIVE, YOU “MUST” CHECK WITH THE SHOOTERS ON THE SKEET FIELD AND ENSURE THEY ARE IN A CEASE FIRE OR BETWEEN ROUNDS PRIOR GOING FORWARD AND RELOADING OR SERVICING THE TRAP HOUSE. WE WILL BE GETTING A FLAG THAT WILL BE PLACED AT THE TRAP HOUSE AND WILL BE SHOWN WHILE THE TRAP HOUSE IS BEING SERVICED. WHILE THIS FLAG IS BEING SHOWN, ALL ACTIVITY ON THE SKEET FIELDS WILL CEASE.


 

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