West Liberty Gun Club News
901 W Prairie St
PO Box 244, West Liberty, IA 52776
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President: Bruce Guither Directors Term Expiring
Vice President: Warren Bishop 2016 2017
Recording Secretary: Arnie Hart Bob Jensen Doug Carden
Financial Treasurer: Al Wicks Bob Streets Don McConnel
Chief Range Officer: Jim Amlong Ian Wick Doc Stock
Nov/Dec Board Meeting
Attendees; Bruce Guither, Al Wicks, Arnie Hart, Jim Amlong
Don McConnel, Ian Wicke, Doug Carden, Bob Streets, Bob Jensen
Absent; Warren Bishop was absent due to work
There were also 5 regular members in attendance
The proposed bylaw changes were not received by all board members for review. As a
result discussion and action was tabled until the January meeting
Time to start planning for next year’s “Zombie Fest”. As part of the preparations we should purchase a permit for a yearlong raffle. Talks will be ongoing
Storage containers to be delivered on the 10th
Arnie Hart met with Gerdau to discuss the possibility of obtaining donations of steel for
building a stadium for the indoor range backstop
Warren Bishop is working with a local Cub Scout pack that has five or six kids who would
like to come out to the club, attend a club meeting and have us do gun safety with them.
Jim Amlong Feels the time is right to begin training and expanding the Range officer
Staffing. Jim would like to double the weekend staffing next year. As a result in the new
year the board members will be required to become trained as a Range officer and work one
shift per quarter. We will also offer training to members who would also like to serve as
We are looking into holding Concealed Carry Classes renewals as well as beginners and will proceed when we have enough participants to fill a class
Phase I Construction has been completed and our final payment
of $ 28,748.00 has been made to Malonie Builders
Original Quote $ 91,056.00
First Installment -31,056.00
Additional concrete work 15,800.00
Second Payment -15,800.00
Credit for epoxy floor deletion on contract -4,800.00
Second Installment -30,000.00
Additional electrical work requested by building inspector +2,480.00
Additional OSB materials on ceiling requested by building inspector +1,068.00
Final Installment 28,748.00
Total paid on contract $ 105,604.00
Because of extra work and some Phase II preparation work I would have to defer
to Al Wicks for a cost to date total on the indoor range rebuild
Arnie Hart Recording Secretary
Membership input requested;
Besides concealed carry classes we are looking into the possibility of offering
additional courses and would like to hear from the membership to see what the
interests are and what we should be offering
1. What courses should the Club offer on a regular basis?
2. Should we hold them monthly or quarterly?
3. Should the Club offer any courses on an annual or quarterly basis?
4. Are you willing to commit to instructing any course on a regular basis?
5. Would you prefer to commit to instructing any course on a part time basis?
6. Would you prefer to double up with another instructor on a course?
7. Are you interested in becoming qualified to instruct courses you are not
presently qualified to instruct?
8. Should we look at offering big name speakers once the clubhouse gets built?
9. Would you be willing to instruct the courses on a volunteer basis?
10. Would you prefer to instruct courses with a revenue sharing arrangement?
11. What price range should we be looking at charging for courses?
The WLGC is in need of:
Four 15′ pieces of 24″ steel culvert
Everyone’s dues now come due at the same time, the 1st of October
The combination to the front gate and the target shed was changed
December 1st. All current members have receive the new combinations by email.
For all membership issues please contact Al Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Wicks Treasurer
A word from our Chief Range Officer
The Range will be closed to the public until March 1st.
When our indoor range is operational I anticipate our need for additional ROs will
become critical. As a result I would like to increase our current staffing to two ROs
on duty during public hours so we are able to provide adequately coverage for all
areas of our range.
We will schedule a Range Officer Training Class in the near future
Range Officer requirements;
8 hour training course ($50 course fee reimbursed for service as an RO)
Work two training shifts with an experienced RO during public hours
Work one shift during public hours per quarter
Service as an RO to be considered as payment of annual dues
Anyone interested in becoming a Range Officer should contact Jim Amlong at email@example.com or Arnie Hart at ahart@Lcom.net
Please be prepared to show your membership card at the request of WLGC Range Officers and/or staff any time you are on club property.
Jim Amlong CRO
Proposed Bylaw changes;
The first reading of proposed bylaw changes will be January 27th during the
regular monthly Board Meeting
Just a reminder, we will not have public hours for the months of December,
January, and February
CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES;
Any one interested in Concealed Carry Renewal or Concealed Carry Class
for first timers should contact;
Jim Amlong at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arnie Hart at email@example.com
Tentatively we will plan to hold our first Concealed Carry Class the weekend
of March 12th
REGULAR BOARD MEETING;
The next Board meeting will be January 27th at the WL Community Center
at 7:00 PM all members are invited to attend
New Member Orientation;
A New Member Orientation Safety Class will be scheduled for 9:00 AM Saturday morning January 16th at the club.
Anyone wishing to take this class should contact Dave Kelzenberg
at 319-621-5528 or email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any experience working on grants or project funding and would
like to help obtain funding for phase two of our rebuilding effort please contact
Bruce Guither at email@example.com or Arnie Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone is interested in helping with the WLGC Newsletter and/or assuming the
responsibilities of the Editor please contact Arnie Hart at email@example.com
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901 W Prairie St
PO Box 244
West Liberty, IA 52776