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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
January Board Meeting
Attendees; Bruce Guither,Warren Bishop, Al Wicks, Arnie Hart , Don McConnel,
Doug Carden, Doc Stock, Ian Wicke,Bob Streets, Bob Jensen
Absent; Jim Amlong vacationing out of the country
The 12th of March we began holding Concealed Carry Classes renewals as well as for beginners on the 2nd Saturday of each month. By request the April 9th CCW class will be for the ladies only. Bring a photo ID, hearing and eye protection and 50 rounds of ammo.
Iowa City Police Dept. will begin training on the riffle range May 2-6 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM The rifle range will be closed during their training, but the rest of the range will be open
The West Liberty Gun Club was founded on July 6, 1956. We will celebrate our 60th anniversary with an open house on Saturday July 9th during our public hours from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM with free hot dogs and a drink. Come on out to help us celebrate. For a nominal fee we will offer a short Practical Shooter’s stage to show what this competition is all about
The date for this year’s fund raising event has been set for October 8th Doug Carden will chair and Arnie Hart will co-chair the event David Roggy, Bob Jensen, Robert Wennerholm, Doc Stock, and Don McConnel have agreed to work on the committee. Plans are beginning to take shape. This year we will incorporate a gun show with the event. Contact Doug or Arnie if you would like to volunteer for the event.
Gerdau has provided angle iron and flat rolled steel for use in building the stadiums for the back drops in the indoor range. As soon as we can finalize the plans for the deceleration trap we will begin construction on this phase of the project
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Bruce Guither, President
The West Liberty Gun Club needs your help!
Are you able to give some time to the WLGC to serve as a Range Officer? The NRA Range Safety Officer class (a requirement for becoming a Range Officer) will be offered at WLGC on Saturday, May 7, starting at 9 AM. This is an all-day class and teaches you how to manage and supervise a range. All materials are provided. The cost for the course if you are willing to become a Range Officer is $50, which is refunded to you when you become a Range Officer. (The course is also open to individuals who just wish to acquire this information; for those not becoming a club RO the cost is $75.)
WLGC Range Officers are expected to work approximately 1 weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday roughly 12:30-5:30) per month we are open (March-November, not including holidays) managing the range. Working as a Range Officer provides the extra perk of free membership starting the the next year. We hope to have 2 Range Officers on duty for every shift, but we need your help to do so!
If you would like to become a Range Officer for our club, or if you are just interested in taking this course, please contact the instructor, David Kelzenberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-621-5528. You must pre-register as far in advance as possible as instructional materials are ordered in advance for all students.
David C. Kelzenberg
Iowa City, IA 52240 USA
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
Any office furniture
If you can donate or loan these items to
the club please contact any Board member
New Member Orientation; A New Member Orientation Safety Class will be scheduled for 9:00 AM Saturday morning March 19th at the club.
BOARD MEETING; The next Board meeting will be March 23rd at the WL Community Center at 7:00 PM all members are invited to attend
CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES; Next Iowa Concealed Carry Class will be 9:00 AM April 9th
This class will be for the ladies only
Range Safety Officer Training; Next RSO class will be May 7
July 9th open house: To mark our 60th anniversary we will hold an open house during public hours
October 8, 2016 Fundraiser Join us for Bullets & BBQ Rebuild the range fundraiser a one day
gun show, Target shooting, Friendly competition, Guns & equipment will be raffled, Food will be provided by Arnie’s Corner BBQ
A word from our Treasurer
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.
All members should have received a date validation sticker to put on their membership card
For all membership issues please contact Al Wicks at email@example.com
Al Wicks Treasurer
A word from our Chief Range Officer
The Range reopened for public hours March 6th. We will have public hours from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays now through November 27th
Anyone interested in becoming a Range Safety Officer should contact
Jim Amlong at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Kelzenberg at email@example.com
Please be prepared to show your membership card with the date validation sticker on it at the request of WLGC Range Officers and/or staff any time you are on club property.
Jim Amlong CRSO
From the fund raising committee
Dear Club member, March 15, 2016
The Board has approved moving ahead with the next phase of rebuilding our indoor range, pending the funding to do so.
The Board intends to remain debt free as we move forward with our reconstruction. To do this we are, and will be, applying for grants and soliciting donations as we go. Our first grant proposal was written to the Joseph and Edward Ryan Memorial Trust for $100,000. In applying for this grant we have committed to raising matching funds.
We currently have 113 members on our roster. We are asking that every member consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our building fund. If every member is able to make a $100 donation toward rebuilding the indoor range we are optimistically hopeful that we will have the indoor range up and running by this fall. If you are unable to make a $100 donation please commit to making a tax-deductible donation in any amount you are comfortable with.
In addition we are calling on all members to help us recruit new members. Our membership numbers are slightly less than one third what they were before the indoor range burned down. Many of the members who let their membership lapse said they would be back once the indoor range is rebuilt. The timing is right to get those members
as well as new members back on our membership roster.
We have budgeted roughly $732,000 toward rebuilding, repairs and upgrading our facility over the next three years; $233,000 for equipment in the indoor range, $320,000 for club house, kitchen, restrooms, and meeting rooms, $34,000 for pistol bay storage, office, bathrooms and hand washing facility, and $140,000 for outdoor range work. With your help we can meet these goals
Your tax deductible donation should be made out to West Liberty Gun Club with “donation” on the Memo line, and mailed to West Liberty Gun Club, Al Wicks, Treasurer, 2917 Stanford Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245.
Bruce Guither, Arnie Hart Al Wicks
President Rec. Sec. Treasurer
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES;
Next Iowa Concealed Carry Class will be 9:00 AM April 9th This class will be for the ladies only
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
REGULAR BOARD MEETING;
The next Board meeting will be March 23rd 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 March 19th at the club. Anyone wishing to take this class should Preregister by contacting 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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