Dwayne D. called the meeting to order at 7:43pm at the LDFGA Youth Center.
Minutes: Presented minutes from March 27, 2018 meeting.
MOTION by Andrew N., seconded Jeff F., to adopt minutes from March 27 meeting, carried.
MOTION by Larry C. to adopt financial report, seconded by Jeff F., carried.
Correspondence: A petition was received from SWF asking to go online and sign the petition against the Canadian Government C-71 proposed law that will in essence return to a gun registry.
Memberships – Curtis P. – 1191 LDFGA, 236 Indoor, 532 Outdoor
Fundraising – NR
Youth Outdoor Activity Day – Will be held on June 23, 2018. The school bus transportation has been contacted.
Indoor Range – The Indoor Range certification is scheduled for Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 10:30am. Dwayne D. and Darwin G. will meet with the CFO. A meeting needs to be set up to review Indoor Range procedures with RSO’s.
Outdoor Range – Dwayne D. updated on range certification. The LDFGA is in the process of submitting a proposal to make changes to the range which will include an extension to the current April 30th deadline. The 300yd will be closed prior to the end of April, and extend until the Outdoor Range is recertified. The 200yd needs adjustments but is ok to continue using. It was discussed that the ground can be level instead of having a -1 degree slope. Carlo M. calculated the volume of dirt work using a few different options and will also do calculations for the newly proposed level adjustment. The goals for the proposal include getting the range to regulation standards, a possible option for IPSC, and setting a time frame for these changes to be completed. Discussion was had regarding the option for IPSC. It was proposed that IPSC could possibly be held within the 25 yd area, with additional berms or between the new 200yd and 300yd and pending CFO approval of the proposed range modifications. The CFO informed Dwayne D. that the 50yd will not work for IPSC. Troy T. went over his proposed IPSC template and talked briefly regarding NSA Certification. There was discussion, among those present at the meeting, regarding the positives and negatives of holstering. Dwayne D. stated that a special meeting for the LDFGA membership will need to be held regarding proposed range modifications and IPSC once we get a reply back from the CFO. More information and date for this meeting will be announced in the near future.
Conservation Camp – Larry C. updated on the applications for both SK and AB camps. There are 3 boys accepted and paid for the advanced AB camp and 1 girl accepted and paid for in the SK camp. There are also 2 boys and 1 girl that have applied for SK camp but are not accepted as of yet.
Merchandise – NR
Hide Program – Hide boxes need to be picked up.
Trout Ponds – The motion made by Larry C. to spend up to $1000 to upgrade the bathroom at MacDougall pond, seconded by Gerry R., was brought back for discussion and the motion was carried.
Trophies – Ab E. updated on the AB Wildlife Awards Banquet.
Gun and Outdoor Sportsman Show– Angeline J. stated that there are 2 years remaining on the contract with the Servus Center as well as 2 years remaining in her position as Director. She mentioned that she will not be looking to continue her position when it comes up for renewal. If anyone is interested in taking over the Gun Show Director position in 2 years, Angeline J. is willing to help train over the next 2 years.
Dwayne D. discussed the possibility of partnering up with the “Call of the Wild” trade show in August 2018. Dwayne D. met with Karen, who is in charge of the show, and mentioned the possibility of a gun show partnership but gave no commitment until more information is available. Dwayne D., Angeline J., Reid B. and Gerry R. will work together and contact the LDFGA Gun Show vendors to see how much interest there is if we did a gun show coinciding with the “Call of The Wild” show. It is the same weekend as the chuck wagon races so there will be a large crowd going through. The possibility of an archery contest, along with archery vendors, was also discussed.
Archery Club / Youth Center – Dwayne D. discussed the possibility of holding another GPS course for interested LDFGA members. Reid B., Gerry R., Curly H., Garry C., Andrew N. and Ian P. (2) mentioned that they would be interested in attending. If anyone else is interested they should contact Dwayne D. for more information.
Gordon Leslie Project – NR
Banquet – NR
Fish Fry – The 2018 Fish Fry was a very successful event with tickets being sold out once again. There were many
compliments on the food and atmosphere. A big thank you to Moose Lodge for once again accommodating us,
thank you to John P. for taking care of the ticket sales and thank you to all of the volunteers that helped prep
the night before. There were 205 tickets sold at $20/each. The LDFGA 10th annual Fish Fry is booked for
Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Bills to be Paid:
MOTION by Darwin G. to pay outstanding bills, seconded by Jeff F., carried.
- Front door was installed at the Youth Center by Gary B.
- LDFGA will be hosting the SWF Spring Meeting, on April 28th 2018, at the Lloydminster Agricultural & Exhibition Center. Registration will be at 9:00am and the meeting will start at 10:00am. There will be approximately 40-50 people in attendance from Region 2.
- Andrew N. gave a quick update on Project Mapleseed. There is no date set as of yet.
- The Zone 5 request for funding towards the Youth Center roof was approved. The LDFGA will be receiving 50% of the roof repair costs.
- Dwayne D. and Larry C. discussed the Zone 5 spring meeting. Dwayne mentioned that there are issues at the Narrow Lake camp regarding the bathrooms and sewer system and suggested that the LDFGA become more involved with this project.
- Darwin G. discussed the need for a washroom for the Outdoor Range. Dwayne D. mentioned that the septic tank at the Indoor Range will need to be scheduled for pumping.
MOTION for adjournment by Joanna K.
Members present at meeting: Dwayne D., Joanna K., Garry C., Ab E., Brian H., Curtis P., Daryl L., Wayne B., Gerry R., Jeff F., Carlo M., Angeline J., Brian S., Curly H., Troy T., Larry C., Ian P., Andrew N., Reid B. and Darwin G.
NEXT MEETING May 29, 2018 7:30 PM LDFGA YOUTH CENTER