Mr. John Gutry opened the meeting with a pledge to the flag, and a silent prayer for our serving military.
Mr. Nelson, standing in for Mr. Laughton presented the monthly treasureís report. The report was accepted as read.
previous meeting wasnít available, but old business comments were
brought up for discussion. First item was the need for road
improvement. Mr. Gutry said he has discussed the need to Mr.
Laughton, and the need will be shortly resolved.
Mr. Nelson said it has been one year in discussion, and the
road is in an awful condition. Mr. Nelson said we need to put
priority on correcting the horrible state of this problem.
Due to the absence of club secretary, Mr. Nelson said he would take the minutes for tonightís discussions.
Mr. Gutry said he has been president for four
and a half years and the by-laws state he can only hold any officer
position for a total of four years. Mr. Gutry asked the club to
accept his resignation. Club responded with agreement, but all
thanked Mr. Gutry for his leadership and service to the members and
Mr. Nelson stated that it is required by club
by-laws we open the floor for elections of a new president. Mr.
Nelson further stated it would be bad for the club if we take
another officer in a key position and vote him in as president. This
would open another position to be filled. Mr.
Nelson further stated that this position is for 6 months and
then we have open elections for all positions. Keep in mind all
officers are limited to four years in any position.
Mr. Nelson stated he isnít an officer of the club, but the COB, therefore he can nominate persons to fill a position. If they accept the nomination and the members approved with a yea vote that person can assume the position. With that Mr. Nelson asked Mr. Laudermilk if he would accept the nomination for president. Mr. Laudermilk accepted, Nomination was seconded by MR. Ben Butler. All members present voted yea.
Mr. Nelson asked Mr. Gutry if he would accept the nomination of VP. MR. Gutry said he would. Mr. Dan Makley seconded the nomination. All members voted yea on the nomination. Mr. Gutry can only serve 6 months due to term limits of officers, as he has previously served as VP for three and a half years.
As president, Mr. Laudermilk took control of
the meeting. His first comments were related to mowing of the NFA
grounds. Mr. Laudermilk said he has talked to a lawn care person and
got a commitment for mowing our grounds two times a month for $75.
Mr. Nelson said we have previously approved using a youth for $20
each cut, or $40 per month. The club accepted a youth present to cut
the grass on as trial basis. If this doesnít work, then we will
use the other person recommended by the president.
Mr. Laudermilk asked Mr. Makley how things were going with the Club Facebook usage and control. Mr. Makley stated things were okay, but not much usage at this point. Mr. Laudermilk stated he wants passwords applied to the control of Facebook usage. Mr. Makley agreed to apply same.
Mr. Laudermilk said he is getting new shirts
made for club members. He then showed the shirt proposed, and
offered a form for all attendees to fill out if they wanted a shirt.
Those persons desiring a club shirt are to contact the president or
Discussion of the stolen Gator from club
properties was a hot topic of discussion. Mr. Butler said he was
really upset and was offering a $100 reward for the recovery of
same. Some confusion of where the gator was at when it was taken.
Mr. Nelson said he was asked by two different members when were we
going to pick up the Gator from the range? Mr. Gutry said he had removed one gator and
placed it in the green storage building. It appears as if that was
Allan Sparksman Gator. This appears as if it is like all other
targets stolen from NFA. Where oh where have they gone?
With no further discussion the meeting was closed by the president.