Jan
09

1/8/14 State of the Club (80% shorter than past reports)

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2013 was a great year for the club!  Highlights include:

  • Our attendance was 496 people, which was our third best (the record is 618).  This was our best attendance since 2008.  (For a year-by-year comparison see our Events Statistics page.)
  • We had 73 events, which tied 2008 for our most events.  (For a year-by-year comparison see our Events Statistics page.)
  • We had 10 more events and 44 more attendees than last year.  However, our average number of attendees per event declined from 7.17 in 2012 to 6.79 in 2013 (due to me being able to take no more than three people with me on my self-guided duck hunts and no more than two people with me on my self-chartered bass fishing trips).
  • We set three event category attendance records for 2013 – freshwater fishing trips (45; the old mark was 38); duck hunts (44; the old mark was 31); and pheasant, chukar, and quail hunts (10; there was not an old mark).  We set attendance records for blast and casts (dove hunt and bass fishing trip) (15; the old mark was 13) and guided upland bird hunts (10; the old mark was 9).  For a year-by-year comparison see our Events Statistics, Attendance, and Records pages.)
  • Our hog hunt attendance was the best since 2005.
  • Our clay target shoot attendance was only two less than last year.
  • Our sporting clays tournament attendance was our second best and our best since 2011.
  • Our dinners attendance was our best since 2011.
  • Our dove hunt attendance was our best since 2006.
  • Our bay fishing trip attendance was our best since 2010.
  • Our meeting attendance was only two less than last year.
  • Our officer meeting attendance was our best since 2011.
  • Our ministry event attendance was seven below last year.
  • Our promotions attendance was our best since 2009.  For a year-by-year comparison on all of the above events see our Events Statistics page.)
  • We had 12 people join the club (our seventh best and our best since 2008; the record is 32).  (For a year-by-year comparison see our New Members page.)
  • We had 16 members renew their memberships (our eighth best but also our worst ; the record is 52).  (For a year-by-year comparison (since 2006) see our Renewals page.)
  • We ended the year with 56 supporting members (tying our fourth best and our best since 2010 ; the record is 81).  (For a year-by-year comparison (since 2002) see our Supporting Members Summary page.)
  • We had 41 time guests (our fourth best and our best since 2011; the record is 50).  (For a year-by-year comparison (since 2002) see our First Time Guests page.)
  • During Fiscal Year 2013 (9/1/12 – 8/31/13) we took in $445.00, which was our 14th  best.  We spent $763.04, which was our 10th highest amount spent.  (For a year-by-year comparison see our Finances page.)
  • We conducted three officers’ votes and two supporting members’ votes.  (See our Votes and Polls page for details.)

We met three of my 2013 goals (and came close to meeting the other two), which included:

  1. Have 504 participants (a 10% increase over 2012).  Not met.  We had 496.
  2. Gain six new members (a 20% increase over 2012).  Met.  We gained 12.
  3. End the year with 51 supporting members (an 11% increase over 2012).  Met.  We ended the year with 56 supporting members.
  4. Have 43 first time guests (a 10% increase over 2012).  Not met.  We had 41 first time guests.
  5. Host 66 events (a 6% increase over 2012).  Met.  We hosted 73.

I have decided to not set goals for 2014.

We have 75 events planned for 2014 (a new record if we can pull them all off).  See the Calendar and Upcoming Events page for details.

Hunting His way,

Randy Rowley

President

The Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen

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