Dwayne D. called the meeting to order at 8:50pm via ZOOM online.
Minutes: Presented minutes from online ZOOM meeting November 24, 2020 meeting.
MOTION by Garry C., seconded Terence H., to adopt minutes from November 24, 2020 meeting, carried.
MOTION by Larry C. to adopt financial report, seconded by Ian P., carried.
Larry C. mentioned that we have two high-five’s maturing on January 19 in which we will renew and let carry over.
-The SWF is changing the way they count their family memberships and dependents. This will now include dependents under the age of 25 that are still living at home. This will impact our multi and new memberships. The idea behind this is to obtain new members, and then retain after once they are moved out and purchase their own membership. This change is effective as of December.
Memberships – 591 LDFGA, 327 Outdoor, 127 Indoor. Discussed putting an ad on the radio, as well as social media. Newspaper was discussed however we felt it wouldn’t reach enough audience. Andrew N. mentioned that an open house would be a good idea, however because of Covid-19 this isn’t possible in the near future.
MOTION by Carlo M. to allot $500 to radio and $250 to social media for the purposes of advertising, seconded by Keith B., carried.
Fundraising – NR
Youth Outdoor Activity Day – NR. Hoping we can plan this for 2021.
Indoor Range – Dwayne D. discussed the guest passes. It will cost about $1,000 to get this set up on our website. Discussion was talked about whether we should charge $10 or $20 for the guest pass. This guest pass will also be for just one range, not both.
MOTION by Keith B. to set the guest pass price at $20, seconded by Mike H., carried.
MOTION by Keith B. to set the guest pass for single range use per guest pass, seconded by Gerry R., carried.
MOTION by Keith B. to reassess the guest policy at our June meeting, seconded by Janelle M., carried.
Outdoor Range – Dwayne D. mentioned that the blade is now installed on the quad. The plowing went well but need to be careful not to hit anything, can’t go fast and will need to watch out as there is some lifts on the cement pads and some drops as well. There is a battery trickle charger for it as well and it should be left plugged in to keep the battery on the quad fully charged..
Conservation Camp – NR. Also hoping this can get planned for 2021.
Scholarships- NR from Bill A.
Merchandise – NR
Habitat/Gordon Leslie Project / Trout Ponds – Bill and Larry went to the west pond, everything was good. Dwayne checked the Foster property which is also good.
Trophies – Ab E. updated that he has 8 entries, and will send to Brian. Ian also helped measure some. Ab suggests mailing the trophies, or having them get picked up at Wildside. Ian and Ab to discuss further.
Gun and Outdoor Sportsman Show – This is cancelled for 2021.
Archery Club / Youth Center – Youth Programs are up and running at a reduced rate as per Covid-19 regulations.
Banquet – Dwayne D. discussed the possibility of having a drive-thru banquet being hosted at the Exhibition Grounds as per Ronda’s original suggestions from a previous meeting. Lloyd Ex. would do all the cooking, we would just need volunteers to run the plates of food out to the vehicles. Volunteers interested would be Tawnya, Brian, Garry, Dwayne, Keith, Janelle, and possibly Carlo as well.
Fish Fry –NR
Bills to be Paid:
MOTION by Curtis P. to pay outstanding bills, seconded by Ian P., carried.
- Mike H. provided an update for the Rapid Fire events. Mike will get quotes on targets.
- Wildside Outdoors said they will look after the line card fundraiser for the knife from SWF.
- One security key has been issued to Keith B., key #7, and key #8 will be an extra. (Dwayne D. has that key)
MOTION for adjournment by Carlo M.
Members present at meeting: Dwayne Davison, Larry Chambers, Tawnya Lorenz, Bill Armstrong, Brian Sawtell, Ab England, Gerry Russell, Reid Ballek, Andrew Nilsson, Curtis Paterson, Janelle Mysko, Ian Peters, Mike Hynek, Keith Bailey, Garry Cunningham, Terence Harbin, and Carlo Monette, and Stan Daniel (note: Stan left half way through the meeting).
LDFGA Monthly Meeting January 26, 2021 7:30 PM ZOOM Online