Special Board Meeting Held – Officers Selected

logonew2An Executive Session of the CCGC Board of Directors was held at the Club last night to re-structure the Board for 2015.

The Board Officers were retained as a group – Jim Bailey, President; Jack Orischak, Vice-President; Mike Thomas, Secretary; and John Buglovsky, Treasurer. Mike Thomas will also continue to publish the newsletter and administer the website.

Other Board positions assumed include:
Gary Trisdale (Life Member) – Youth Activities
Tom DeHerrera (Emeritus Member) – Rifle Tube
Carlton Steubing (Emeritus Member) – Safety Program and Sergeant-at-Arms
Sandy Rudolph – Locker Manager
Other tasks were assigned to Board Members, as necessary. A list of those assignments will be published at a later date.

Although not Board Members, Pete Dixon has agreed to continue as Bookkeeper, and Bill Spinuzzi will perform the Membership Coordinator’s tasks, including member database, new memberships, facility access and security, and other jobs he performed so well with in 2014.

Maintenance will become a committee task, with Board supervision. Members who wish to volunteer for specific tasks will be able to recoup part of their membership fees. Pay attention to Potshots, the newsletter, and this space for availability of work projects and who to contact to be included.

You will be reminded again later, but the January meeting scheduled for Friday, January 9, will be a combined General-Board Meeting, as was November and December. The jury is still out on one or two meetings a month, as proposed in the December newsletter. Changing the meeting night from Friday to any other night appears to be a dead issue at this time.

Test Your Cooking Skills After the Hunt


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Board of Directors, other Member Changes


The CCGC Board of Directors underwent a slight change last night at the annual elections. Re-elected to the Board were Jim Bailey, John Buglovsky, Tom DeHerrera, Jack Orischak, Jack Priest, Mike Thomas, and Gary Trisdale, New faces on the Board are Sandy Rudolph and Carlton Steubing.

Approved for Emeritus Membership were Donald Douglas and Joan Covel, Both met the requirements of 65 years of age and 15 years as a member for the designation.

Membership expanded with the acceptance of six new members. When you see them at the Club, welcome John Bires, Steven and Jennifer Forrester, Michelle Hernandez, Michael Mandel, and Dick Rouse.

CCGC closes 2014 with 586 members, of which 354 have already renewed for 2015. There have only been six resignations this far.

Corrected calendar added today

I know, the new newsletter went out this morning, but several items on the calendar page were incorrect or missing. I’ve hopefully corrected all the mistakes and will send it out in a few days in a new Potshots. In the meantime, if you are here, you get to see it before everyone else. Thanks for dropping by!

Go to EVENTS on the Menu Bar at the top of the home page and you will see EVENTS – DEC2014-JAN2015. The latest two-month calendar (and, hopefully, the CORRECT one!) will be found there from now on. I will update this link when I send out a newsletter each month.

Sorry for any problems!

Concealed Carry Guns: Semi-Auto Pistols for Self-Defense Download

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Hunter Education class fills up in a day

The last post here was an announcement about a Hunter Education class CCGC member Carlton Steubing was going to hold at the Club in December. Once the date and time made it to the online course catalog at the Colorado Department of Wildlife, it took about a day and a half to fill it!

Carlton is planning more courses in January, February and March, and can probably expect the same result. The deadline for some Fall licenses is April, so if you need the Hunter Ed course, you need to keep an eye on this spot or look for a Potshots in your e-mail announcing the next offering.

Just a reminder – if you have a special interest you would be willing to share with a group of CCGC members, or if you are certified to teach NRA courses and the like, let me know. We already have an instructor who could teach several classes tomorrow if we’d let him. Send a note to me and we can try to set something up: webadmin@cherrycreekgunclub.org

Hunter Ed class to be held December 13

CCGC is scheduling an Internet Based Hunter Education Class for December 13, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Meeting Room and East Range will be closed to accommodate the instruction. The West Range will remain open for member/guest shooting.

The class should be posted on the CO Parks & Wildlife site within the next few days.

This class will have a limit of fifteen (15), so check often if you’re interested. Every class for this month & the next is full or filling up fast


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Board-Sponsored Training Approved!

At the Board Meeting last night, what appeared to be a relatively-short meeting ended up with a long, protracted discussion of training opportunities for members and others. The final decision to establish a training program guided by policies to be developed by the Board ended months of wavering back and forth. Club liability from problems that might occur was a major theme running through the various points discussed.

We are an NRA-sponsored club, and one activity NRA heartily supports is firearms training. It was felt by many that recruitment efforts of safe and conscientious members was undermined by making them go elsewhere to be trained in proper firearms technique. Also, many situations that result in maintenance problems may possibly be eliminated with proper training.

Board members will consult with CCGC members who are attorneys to see that a comprehensive policy is created to protect the Club to the fullest extent possible. Training is expected to begin after the new year starts. If you are a CCGC member with legal skills and would be interested in helping to develop the policy(ies), contact me at webadmin@cherrycreekgunclub.org.

If you would be interested in teaching firearms-related classes at the Range, contact me at the address above. Include a short biography of your shooting experience, a copy of your NRA (or other accrediting agency) certification(s) , a syllabus of the course(s) you would like to teach, and proof of liability insurance. Other information may be required from you at a later time. This is by no means an offer of employment, simply a request to gauge interest in teaching and to begin identifying a pool of instructors who are qualified to teach Board-sponsored programs.

Follow this space for more information. I will keep you apprised of what the Board has discussed as possible training topics to date. If you have a particular class or topic you think the Board should consider, contact me.

Combined General Membership & Board Meeting TONIGHT!

Last month, the Board entertained the idea of combining the General Membership (2nd Friday of the month) and the Board of Directors Meeting (last Friday of the month) into a single meeting 2nd Friday). November and December, due to the holidays, seemed like an opportune time to try out the new arrangement on a trial basis.

Tonight is the first of the two meetings. The Membership Meeting will be held first, beginning at 7:00 PM, with the Board Meeting to follow. The December meeting – Board Elections for 2015 – will be the same combined format.

All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Future firearms classes and training opportunities at the Club are only part of the agenda. Hope to see you there!