Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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JANUARY 2006 NEWSLETTER

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

             MONDAY,  January 9, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ  Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

 

                               January 2006

 

                                    Sun.      8         Mid-Winter Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    9         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       14         Dog Trials

                           Sat.       14         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sat.       29         David Miller Deer Rifle Challenge

 

                               February 2006

 

                                    Sat.       11         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sun.      12         Valentine Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    13         Club Meeting

                                    Sat.       18         New Member Orientation

                                    Sat.       25         Cowboy Action Safety Seminar

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www: packing.org; www:ccowboys.com

 

WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (ccaasmfc@cs.com), it is cheaper to send the newsletter that way, plus you will get club notices and For Sale items faster.  In addition, I have about 2 dozen e-mail addresses that are now undeliverable, if you used to get your newsletter via e-mail and do not now, please send in your new e-mail address.

 

Proposed Change to Constitution and Bylaws:  Proposal submitted by Don Sloop for increasing the Club membership limit by 30.  Procedure is being  followed as prescribed in the Constitution and By-Laws, notice in the December and January Newsletter. 

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 12/12/05 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 19 members and 1 guest present.  The November Minutes and Treasurers report were approved.

Unfinished and Old Business:

The proposed constitutional change in membership (see above) was discussed, there were no negative comments on it.  There are 47 applicants thus far (see list later in newsletter). 

The purchase of the 10 acres was discussed.

Use of Club Property:  A question was brought up about members wanting to use the club property for private purposes, in case there are conflicts.  It was decided the executive committee would make the final decision.  We want club members to feel free to use the property for private shoots, but want to try to prevent conflicts with other uses.

 

New Business:

BGC member Bill Wetherill wants to hold Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Cowboy Action Shooting safety and training courses at the Cub on Saturday, February 25.  Contact Bill if you are interested:  395-1429.  There will be 2 courses held:

 

1.  Range Operations Basic Safety Course (ROI) (Level 1)

            Rules, Safety, Terms, Commands, Attitude, Spirit of the Game

            In Club House, 9am – 12:30pm

            Cost:  $10 (Need not be a SASS member)

 

2.  Range Officer Training Course (ROII) (Level II)

            Setting up and running matches, Practical application, etc.

            In Club House and at Cowboy Shooting Range  1:00pm – 5:00 pm

            Cost:  $25 (Must have been a SASS member and have completed in CAS for at least 6 months, must have

            completed ROI)

 

2006 Officers: The 2005 Officers were roped and hogtied into serving another year without discussion in an obviously rigged nomination process.  As Mayor Daley of Chicago once said:  “Vote early and vote often….”

 President:  John Scott

Vice President:  Tom Morgan

Secretary: Dick Brame

Treasurer:  Don Pelling

 Meeting adjourned at 7:29 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 12/12/05 Meeting

2006 Proposed Member List

Below are the membership application received thus far (Dec 22).  They are listed in order of receipt of application.  The first list is new applicants, the second is those applicants who applied last year, did not get into the club and reapplied for this year.  Thus they will be first on the list this year. 

 NOTE TO BGC MEMBERS SPONSORING APPLICANTS THAT DID NOT GET IN LAST YEAR:

If you sponsored anyone last year and they have not reapplied for this year, they will not be considered for the 2006 probationary class, and dropped from the list.

 

New Applicants for 2005:

APPLICANT                            SPONSOR
1.  Kevin Taylor                         Ray Campbell
2.  Milo McNaughton                 Harold Lange
3.  Randy Greer                         Richard Crouch
4.  Bruce Arne                           Tom Mix
5.  Robert McHenry, Jr.              Tom Morgan
6.  Frank Hassell                         Bill Murrell

7.  Martin Kozloff                      Mark Bradler
8.  Lon Layton                           Ray Campbell
9.  Edward Weingart                  Ray Campbell
10. Leland Bujalski                     Mark Cayton
11.  Fred Pasqualoni                   Bill Bertrand
12.  Randy Pridgen                     Ray Campbell
13.  Paul Eney                            Tim Mihle
14.  John  Haney                        Sholar Powell
15.  Alan Gregory                      John Gallagher
16.  William Wallace                   Scott McIntyre
17.  David Ruehle                      Ray Campbell
18.  Richard Mynatt                    Wes McLean
19.  Richard McAtee                   Richard Thompson
20.  Page Robertson                   Jerry Mannen
21.  Stephen Wheeless                 Dick Brame

22.  Caleb English                      Mike English
23
.  James Caison                       Ray Campbell
24
.  Thomas Kaeding                 Ray Campbell
25
.  Robert Schoonmaker           John Brantley
26
.  Walter Craven                     Jack Kuske
27
.  David Lisle                         David James
28
.  Byron Stratas                       Bill Bertrand
29
.  Tad Dunn                           Dwight Davidson
30
.  Andrew Barton                   Kevin Scully
31
.  Marc Sabransky                   David Caulkins

 Applicants from 2004 that have reapplied and will be first in line for 2005:

APPLICANT                            SPONSOR


1.  Richard Glover                     Ray Campbell
2.  Jonathan Shook                     John Scott
3.  Andy Bessellieu                      Jerry Rouse
4.  Joseph Newman                   Doug Jackson
5.  Charles W. Smith, Jr.              Jim Teachey
6.  Chip Separk                          Ray Campbell
7.  Robert Graham                     Tom Morgan
8.  Jeff Overocker                      Bob Buff
9.  Terry Capps                          Jon Mix
10. William King, Jr.                   Ray Campbell
11  Dan Dube                           James Gibson
12 Warren Plowden                   Robin Leloudis

13.  James Ward                         John Scott
14
.  Sid Jordan                           Ray Campbell

15.  Ken Fortier                         Ray Jackson

16.  Bill Harding                         Tom Mix

 

MONTHLY SKEET SHOOT – December 11

 

There were 11 shooters, the sky was clear, the temperature brisk and the winds moderate.  Here are the results:

 

Class A:             No Shooters     

Class B:             Ray Marat                     45

Class C:             Fred Welfare                 47

Class D:            Tom Kaeding                45

Class E:             Bob Graham                 38

 

Ron Waidlich tied with Ray Marat for the Class B championship, but Ray won in a shoot-off of doubles at stations 3, 4 and 5. 

Next shoot is January 8, come out and join us. 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

There being no shoot in December, it is with profound regret and sorrow I report there is no Regulator Gazette this newsletter.  The next shoot is January 14….


** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

**  PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

**  PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES.