Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Few Reminders

Hunter Education classes will be first-come, first-served

CCGC will be holding Internet Conclusion Hunter Education Classes on January 10, February 14 & March 14. Classes  fill up rapidly this time of year.

If you want to attend one of these classes, we recommend you start checking the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website daily – http://cpw.state.co.us .  The classes are now posted, and are first come, first served

Colorado Parks & Wildlife site: http://cpw.state.co.us
Click on Learning and look under Hunter Education for Internet-Based Courses
Look  for Cherry Creek Gun Club classes to register

Gunsmithing Tutorial by CCGC Member Steve Locatelli Is Worth a Look

CCGC member Steve Locatelli has shared a gunsmithing tutorial on the website for those interested in cross-checkering the frontstrap on a 1911. The address: http://cherrycreekgunclub.org/skills/documents/CHECKERING%20THE%201911%20FRONTSTRAP-wpf.htm

Steve contacted me several weeks ago and sent me to a web forum to look at the project, including a set of step-by-step photos. I immediately wanted it for the website, and Steve graciously worked on formatting it for display. I sure hope you like it, and I’m sure Steve does, too. Thank him when you see him at the Club.

As CCGC gears up for more and more training, we will be seeking similar items from other sources, including members. This is a good way to contribute your expertise without actually teaching a class. Drop me a line if you think you may have something.

Thanks, Steve, great job on the tutorial!

Financial Report – as of November 15, 2014

Gross Income 

Membership Renewals               $130,334.00
All Other Income                              21,060.30
Total Income                              $151,394.30

Expenses

Property Taxes                                31,196.63
Utilities                                             24,097.64
All Other Expenses                         21,749.81
Total Expenses                           $77,044.08

Net Income                                 $74,350.22

News Briefs – Also coming in Potshots

Hunter Education classes will be first-come, first-served

CCGC will be holding Internet Conclusion Hunter Education Classes on January 10, February 14 & March 14. Classes  fill up rapidly this time of year.

If you want to attend one of these classes, we recommend you start checking the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website daily – http://cpw.state.co.us

These classes should be posted within the next few days and are first come, first served

Colorado Parks & Wildlife site: http://cpw.state.co.us

Click on Learning and look under Hunter Education for Internet-Based Courses

Look  for Cherry Creek Gun Club classes to register

 
Last-Minute memberships will be processed at the Club

Bill Spinuzzi, CCGC Membership Coordinator, is going to be at the Club to process 2015 renewals on Wednesday, December 31, from 7 AM till 12 Noon for all who have forgotten.

Access will be shut off at 12 Midnight for all who have not renewed by that time.

 
Pin Shooting taking some time off

There will be no Pin Shoots on December 23rd and December 30th, 2014. We will shoot again on January 6th, 2015.

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 Dickson 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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The Sporting Chef, presented by Camp Chef, is an original series hosted and created by Scott Leysath, renowned chef for anything with fins or fur. The Sporting Chef begins its third season exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, January 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The recipe e-book also includes wine pairings from Michael David Winery and Scott’s tips to ensure the meal is extraordinary. Each recipe also features Hi Mountain Seasonings.

The Sporting Chef features a talented cast of chefs and outdoor experts who share decades of experience in the woods, on the water and in the kitchen. To learn more about what’s on the grill this season, visit, http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/the-sporting-chef/

The Sporting Chef, hosted by Scott Leysath, leans on Leysath’s 25-year career as a fish and game chef, along with some of the outdoor industry’s most-talented and innovative experts on the topics of fish and game preparation, outdoor cooking, camping, harvested game handling and storage. The show offers outdoor programming in a fast-paced magazine format covering a variety of topics from stuffing quail with rabbit-rattlesnake sausage to local game feeds to finding out whether farmed salmon is a good thing for our bodies or the environment.

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Board of Directors, other Member Changes

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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!

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