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2010 – FCS Meetings Reports

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12/13/10 Club Meeting

Five officers, six members, one guest, and three sons (15 total participants) had a great time at the 12/13/10 Club Meeting at Wayne Weilnau’s home.  Dinner consisted of chips and dips, baked turkey, green bean casserole, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, dinner rolls, cherry cobbler, and chocolate cake.  Thanks to Wayne, Bruce Crockett, Randall Klimek for bringing food dishes.  Thanks also to Wayne’s wife, Vicki, for plating all the food.  Three door prizes were given away – a box of Remington .30-06 bullets (courtesy of Ken Farmer), two tickets to a Lady Longhorns basketball game (courtesy of Randall Klimek), and a Browning Invector Plus 12 gauge choke (courtesy of me, Randy Rowley).  We watched the DVD Duckmen 8 Wanted Dead or Alive.  I led us in a Bible study called Tempted.

The following events were discussed:

  • Saturday, 12/18/10, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 1/1/11, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – “Bring in the New Year” Shooting Range Shoot at a location to be determined.
  • Friday, 12/31/10 through Sunday, 1/2/11 – Winter Dove Retreat at Lee Ewald’s ranches near Dilley.
  • Sunday, 1/2/11, 12:45 – 3:45 PM – Year End Finale (Sporting Clays Tournament) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 1/7/11 through Sunday, 1/9/11 – Father/Child Deer and Hog Hunt on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.
  • Friday, 1/14/11 through Sunday, 1/16/11 – Coastal Non-Guided/Non-Chartered Blast and Cast (Duck Hunt and Bay Fishing Trip) near Corpus Christi.
  • Saturday, 1/22/11, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “Clays covered with Ice Sickles” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane , Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, on a date to be announced, – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Joe Schram at the Spanish Oak Hunting Club near Thrall.  (We have, since this meeting, set the date for 2/5/11.)
  • Saturday, 2/12/11, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “Spread the Love (Broken Clay Targets) Around” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane , Austin , 512-272-4707).

12/2/10 Shrimp Boil

Six officers and eight members, (14 total participants) had a great time at the 12/2/10 Shrimp Boil at Great Hills Baptist Church.  Thanks to Richard Corbin, Bruce Crockett, Ron Denison, Ken Miller, Mark Moore, Daryl Shipper, and I, Randy Rowley, for cooking and cleaning.  We cooked for approximately 180 people.

FCS Presentation at the 11/10/10 Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Meeting

One officer made a one minute presentation about the Club at the 11/10/10 Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Hill Country Bible Church.

FCS has joined the CPCC as a non-profit (on donations that we received from members for this specific purpose).  We have been listed in their directory and can have representatives at their luncheons, golf tournaments, sporting clays tournament, etc. and really get the word out.

About a dozen people took my business cards and FCS brochures.

10/11/10 FCS Meeting

Five officers, seven members, one guest, three sons, and one daughter (17 total participants) had a great time at the 10/10/10 Club Meeting at Charles Cutchens’ home.  The meeting featured a shrimp boil (shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, new potatoes, and jalapeno’s), grilled dove, and chips and salsa.  Thanks to Charles for cooking and for sharing the dove and chips and salsa.  Ken Miller blessed the food and Jim McGee led a devotional entitled Characteristics of God.  We watched the DVD Monster Whitetail Pursuit.

Paul Irwin discussed the 11/10/10, 11:30 AM Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Meeting.  Paul and I will make a 60 second presentation of the Club at the meeting.  We would love to have you join us.  If you’re able to come, please wear your FCS shirt and/or cap.  Paul also discussed a chamber golf tournament.  He would love to put an FCS team together.  The cost is $75 per person.  Contact Paul at jpaulirwin@gmail.com or 567-1510 for more details.  FCS joined the Chamber in the hopes that we will better get the word out about the Club.

Door prizes ($5 off haircut coupons) were given to all participants.

The following events were discussed:

  • Friday, 10/15/10 through Sunday 10/17/10 – Dove Retreat (Central Zone) on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.
  • Saturday, 10/23/10, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “Welcome Fall” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 10/29/10 through Saturday, 10/30/10 – Chartered Bay Fishing Trip near Port O’Connor.
  • Friday, 11/12/10 through Saturday, 11/13/10 (tentative) – Guided Waterfowl Hunt with Bill Sherrill near Wharton.
  • Saturday, 11/20/10 (tentative), 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 11/26/10 (tentative), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – “Black Clouds Friday” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at a location to be announced.
  • Sunday, 11/28/10, 12:45 PM – McAlpine Open (Sporting Clays Tournament) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 12/3/10 (tentative) 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Shrimp Boil at Great Hills Baptist Church (10500 Jollyville Road, Austin, 512-343-7763).
  • Saturday, 12/11/10 – Guided Duck Hunt with Pohl’s Guide Service on Flagg Pond near Lake Somerville.

8/16/10 Officers Meeting

Eight officers attended the 8/16/10 Officers Meeting at Rudy’s Barbecue on 183.  Mark Dillow led us in prayer.  The following issues were discussed:

  1. Follow-up on the 6/19/10 Father/Child 5 Stand and Skeet Shoot
  • 8 new participants (three men, four sons, and one youth)
  • 12 volunteers
  • Spent $111.99

The officers discussed having the next shoot as a youth shoot with Operation Orphans, Cross Trail Outfitters, or Kids Outdoor Zone or a father/child/youth shoot with First Baptist Church of Pflugerville, Legacy Outfitters, or Austin Woods and Waters Club next spring.  Ron Denison will explore the First Baptist option with Scott Richter and Kenneth Kidd.

  1. Follow-up on other chapters

No progress has been made on starting either Del Rio or Hays County Chapters.  These ideas will be tabled until we can report a significant change in status.

  1. Status of the new website

Bruce Crockett gave an update on the fcs-texas.org site.  We have run into difficulties with the program – Word Press.  If we cannot resolve these difficulties and have a viable site by 3/30/11 (when we are due to renew our site) we will scrap the idea and not renew.

  1. 2010 Statistics (1/1/10 – 6/30/10)

We are holding the line with our annual averages on everything except new members and first time guests, which are both down considerably.  See ways to attract new members and guests below.

  1. Ways to attract new members and guests

Here is how many people visited the Club during the past five years:

2010 15
2009 38
2008 50 *
2007 38 *
2006 40

Here is how many people joined the Club during the past five years.

2010 3
2009 11
2008 16 *
2007 32 *
2006 13

* – Several Buda Chapter members visited and joined in late 2007 and all of 2008, which is why the numbers of guests and members were significantly higher during those years (except 2007 guests were not higher than 2006 or 2009).

The number of guests and new members for 2010 is down considerably when compared to 2009 and 2006.

The officers discussed new tactics to gain more guests and members, including:

Paul Irwin recently proposed that FCS join the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit (the cost is $100).  We could have representatives at luncheons, golf tournaments, and their sporting clays tournament and really get the word out.  One officer asked the group if any of us have checked a chamber of commerce website when we’re looking for a hunting club.  No one stated that he had.  The officer expressed concern that this endeavor would not result in guests and new members.  The majority thought that this endeavor was worth a shot.  So far we have collected $86.00.  Please let me, Randy Rowley, know if you would like to help with this endeavor.  We will not pay for a chamber membership with FCS funds as we do not have a surplus for 2010.

  • Have “Bring a Friend” events.  It was noted that some of us do not have any friends who are not FCS members or guests.  The drawback on this idea is some people may be uncomfortable going to such an event if they do not bring a friend.
  • Make public service announcements on Christian radio stations.  I will explore this.
  • Encourage guests to join and members to bring guests in emails and on our web pages.  Bruce Crockett and I will modify upcoming events web pages to include a blurb on this.  I will send out an email encouraging this.
  • Have events where preference is given to new members.  A concern is that while we need to encourage men and women to join the Club we also need to take care of our existing members.  To give preference to newly established members over someone who has paid his or her dues for years is in essence communicating to the faithful member that his or her faithfulness is not appreciated.  However, we can have events, such as a banquet that honors new members, rather than to give preference to them.
  • Encourage FCS members to wear FCS shirts and caps as frequently as they can.  I will send out an email encouraging this.
  • Encourage FCS members to promote FCS events in their Sunday School classes.  I will send out an email encouraging this.
  • Host an FCS wild game banquet at a church.  For the last two years, FCS has cooked for the Annual Shrimp Boil at Great Hills Baptist Church, so we have experience pulling off the food part of a banquet, with around 10 volunteers.  However, we would need many more volunteers to put on an entire banquet by ourselves.
  • Pursue endorsements and sponsorships.  I will explore this.

6.   The results of the 8/15/10 Poll of the Inactive Members as to why they have not renewed their FCS memberships were discussed.

  • 5/93 inactive members (of whom I have their email addresses) responded (5%).
  • No members who responded have not renewed because the Club no longer gives FCS Gear to renewing members.
  • Two members who responded have not renewed because of being too busy to participate in Club events.
  • Two members who responded have not renewed because of not having the funds to participate in Club events.
  • No members who responded have not renewed because of not being happy with something the Club does or doesn’t do.
  • Two members who responded have not renewed because of the following reason: Keep forgetting/have not taken the time to mail in membership renewal check.

As there is no data to support the possibility that some long time members have not renewed because we are no longer giving FCS Gear as membership renewal benefits, there is no need to change the bylaws.

8/9/10 FCS Meeting

Eight officers, eight members, one guest, four sons, one daughter, and one youth guest (23 total participants) had a great time at the 8/9/10 Club Meeting at Ron Denison’s home.  The meeting featured grilled T-bone steaks, new potatoes, corn on the cob, Texas toast, and homemade pudding cake!  Thanks to Ron for cooking and to Sue Denison for making the desert.  We watched the DVD Duckmen X Relentless.  Daryl Shipper blessed the food and Mark Dillow led a devotional entitled What’s the Point?

Tom Hewitt with Operation Orphans discussed their ministry and accepted our donations.  Since 1960, Operation Orphans has given youngsters the opportunity to know the excitement and thrills of hunting in the Hill Country.  Through 2008, Operation Orphans has taken over 17,000 children hunting and harvested 16,830 animals.  That’s about 765,000 pounds of meat for homes!  Operations Orphans is dedicated to unlocking the door which so often prevents orphans and underprivileged youngsters from enjoying the thrills of hunting.  Originally planned for boys, they now have hunting and fishing activities for girls, too.

Presently, Operation Orphans is in need of new or gently used hunting and school clothes.  Please get your donations to me (Randy Rowley) or another officer at or before the 10/4/10 Club Meeting.

They are also having a raffle for the following guns:

  • Sako A-7 bolt action rifle in .25-06
  • Kimber semi-automatic pistol in .45 ACP

The raffle tickets sell $1 each, 6 for $5, and 25 for $20.  Contact Tom at tdhins@yahoo.com if you would like to buy tickets.

Paul Irwin discussed a proposal for FCS to join the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit to help promote the Club.  We could have representatives at luncheons, golf tournaments, and their sporting clays tournament, and really get the word out.  During the past year we have seen a significant decline in new members, which is very concerning to me.  Here are how many people have joined during the past five years.

2010 3
2009 11
2008 16
2007 32
2006 13

As you can see, we are on a downward trend.  The simple fact is if an organization is not growing it’s dying.  We need to try things that we never have before in order to get the word out about us and to attract new members.  I have chosen to financially support this endeavor and hope that you will too.  Donations were accepted.  We collected $61 and only need $39 more to join the Chamber.  Please let me know if you would like to donate.

The Chamber will host its annual sporting clays tournament fundraiser on 8/27/10 at the Capitol City Trap and Skeet Club.  Paul Irwin would like to put together an FCS Team.  Contact Paul for the details at jpaulirwin@gmail.com or 567-1510 for more details.

Paul is looking for someone who can join him at Capitol City on a Saturday or Sunday sometime soon to show him around the course and tell him some things to look for.

Paul also brought three guns for sale, including:

  • Benelli Super Nova pump in 12 gauge with a black synthetic stock and forearm – $300
  • Benelli M4 semi-automatic 12 gauge with a black synthetic stock, with a pistol grip, and forearm – $1200
  • Glock 22 .40 S&W with LazerMax guide rod laser sight – $450

All three guns include cases.  The prices are firm.  Contact Paul at jpaulirwin@gmail.com or 512-567-1510.

The following events were discussed:

  • Saturday, 8/21/10, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “Dove Tune-Up” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Wednesday, 9/1/10 through Thursday, 9/2/10 (tentative) – Dove Hunt (Central Zone) with Whitewings Galore near San Angelo .  We are working on locking in the dates.
  • Sunday, 9/5/10, 12:45 PM – Bobwhite Open (Sporting Clays Tournament) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club ( 8707 Lindell Lane , Austin , 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 9/10/10 through Saturday, 9/11/10 – Guided Teal Hunt with Bill Sherrill near Wharton.
  • Saturday AM, 9/11/10 (tentative) – Blast and Cast (Dove Hunt and Bass Fishing Trip – Central Zone) on Joel Kirby’s land near Lometa.  We are working on locking in the date.
  • Thursday, 9/16/10 through Sunday , 9/19/10 – Dove Hunt (South Zone) on Lee Ewald’s ranches near Dilley.  Hunting starts on Friday, 9/17/10.
  • Saturday, 9/25/10 (tentative), 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club ( 8707 Lindell Lane , Austin , 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 10/1/10 through Sunday 10/3/10 (tentative) – Dove Retreat (Central Zone) on Frank Hamilton’s ranch near Trickham.  The event will be in October but we are not sure of the dates.

7/12/10 FCS Dinner

Three officers, two members, three guests, one son, and one daughter (11 total participants) had a good meal and a great time at the 7/12/10 FCS Dinner at the Saltgrass Steak House.  The group enjoyed steak, ribs, shrimp, and more.

6/14/10 Club Meeting

Five officers, seven members, and one guest (13 total participants) had a great time at the 6/14/10 Club Meeting at Larry Dowden’s home.  The meeting featured smoked beef and chicken fajitas and homemade banana pudding!  Thanks to Larry for cooking and to Laverne Dowden for making the pudding.  We watched the DVD Extreme Arial Bowfishing, and it was a hoot!  Jim McGee blessed the food and Mark Dillow led a devotional entitled Snakeproof.  The following events were discussed:

  • Saturday, 6/19/10, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Father/Child Five Stand Shoot with the Men’s Ministry of Great Hills Baptist Church at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 7/10/10 (tentative), 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Monday, 7/12/10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – FCS Dinner at the Saltgrass Steak House (10614 Research Blvd., Austin, 512-340-0040).
  • Thursday through Friday – Chartered Salt Water Fishing Trip at a date in July and location to be determined.
  • Friday, 8/6/10, 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM – Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
  • Monday, 8/9/10, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Club Meeting at Ron Denison’s home (1009 Ambrose Cv., Pflugerville, , 512-670-7717 – Home and Work, 512-217-4677 – Cell).
  • Saturday, 8/14/10 (tentative), 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Ducks Unlimited Fun (Sporting Clays) Shoot at a location to be announced.
  • Saturday, 8/21/10 (tentative), 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Monday, 8/23/10 (tentative), 6:30 PM – “Hunters and Shooters Night” at the Dell Diamond.
  • Wednesday, 9/1/10 through Thursday, 9/2/10 – Dove Hunt (Central Zone) with Whitewings Galore near San Angelo.
  • Saturday, 9/11/10 (tentative) – Guided Teal Hunt with Bill Sherrill near Wharton.
  • Saturday, 9/11/10 (tentative) – Blast and Cast (Dove Hunt and Bass Fishing Trip – Central Zone) on Joel Kirby’s land near Lometa.
  • Friday, 9/17/10 – Dove Hunt (South Zone) on Lee Ewald’s ranches near Dilley.

4/5/10 Club Meeting

Five officers, eight members, one guest, and three sons (17 total participants) had a great time at the 4/5/10 Club Meeting at the Living Waters Fly Fishing Shop.  Thanks to Chris Johnson, the owner of Living Waters (who also offers a fly fishing guide service) for allowing us to have our meeting at his store.  The meeting featured our Annual Chili Cook-Off!  Thanks to John Murray for bringing his Lake of Fire Chili , Kenneth Kidd for bringing his Mild Chili (Kenneth speaks with forked tongue – it’s not mild), and me for bringing Randy’s Radioactive Road Kill Chili.  We did not watch a DVD as Chris does not have any audio/visual equipment in his store.  Mark Dillow blessed the food and gave a speech on how he met Chris and on what Chris does.  I led us in a devotional on Mistaken Identity and in prayer for prayer requests that were voiced.  The following events were discussed:

  • Saturday, 4/17/10, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Class/CHL Refresher Class at the Eagle Peak Shooting Range near Jonestown (the refresher class will go from 2:00 – 7:00 PM).
  • Saturday, 4/24/10, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “April Showers of Broken Clay Targets” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Monday, 5/3/10 (tentative) – Chartered Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip with Jay Garrett on Lake Belton.
  • Saturday, 5/8/10, 9:00 – 3:00 PM – The FCS Open (Two Rounds of Sporting Clays and a Luncheon) at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707; lunch will be at the 290 Café in Manor).
  • Thursday, 6/3/10, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Club Meeting at Larry Dowden’s home (905 Cashew Lane, Cedar Park, 512-259-2490 – Home, 512-248-8233 – Work, 512-507-5894 – Cell).
  • Friday, 6/4/10 through Sunday, 6/6/10 (tentative) – Non-Chartered Coastal Fishing Trip near Port Aransas/Aransas Pass.
  • Saturday, 6/12/10 (tentative), 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Ducks Unlimited Fun Shoot (Sporting Clays) at the Texas Disposal Systems Ranch near Buda.
  • Saturday, 6/19/10, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Father/Child Five Stand and Skeet Shoot with the Men’s Ministry of Great Hills Baptist Church at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Thursday, 6/24/10 through Friday, 6/25/10 (tentative) – Chartered Bay Fishing Trip near Corpus Christi.

2/22/10 Officers Meeting

Seven officers attended the 2/22/10 Club Officers Meeting at Moonies Burger House.  The following issues were discussed:

  1. Follow-up on the income tax issue.  Over the past several months Kevin Wall and Randy Rowley talked to a CPA/tax preparer, a former IRS employee whose job was to check people’s tax returns for accuracy, and multiple people in the IRS Tax-Exempt and Business sections.  Below is a summary.

Organizations that are not tax exempt (even if they do not have employees and do not make a profit) must file a Form 1120 U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.

OR

Organizations that are tax exempt must file Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard.

HOWEVER

The IRS publication “Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizationsstates:

“Religious Organizations

Unlike churches, religious organizations that wish to be tax exempt generally must apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status unless their gross receipts do not normally exceed $5,000 annually.”

Fact: Our gross receipts do not come close to exceeding $5,000 annually (our best to date was last year’s $1,791.87).  We would have to triple our supporting membership in order to take in $5,000 annually.

Conclusions:

  • Because we are not recognized by the IRS as tax exempt, we do not have to file Form 990-N (the e-Postcard).
  • Because we are a religious organization we do not have to file Form 1120 U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.

Randy Rowley recommended the following:

  • We should change our bylaws to call ourselves “a religious organization that has not applied for tax exempt status because our gross receipts do not exceed $5,000 annually.”  I have already added “We are also non-profit but have chosen to not apply for tax exempt status” to our main web page.  If the IRS ever questions why we have not filed for tax exempt status we can show them our Bylaws as evidence that we do not need to file.  We should change our Bylaws that describe us the next time that we need to make another change to them (we do not need to generate a discussion and vote just on this issue; rather we should lump it in with something else).  The officers present unanimously agreed with this recommendation.
  • If our gross receipts ever exceed $5,000 annually we will need to file for tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) religious organization and begin to file Form 990-N (the e-Postcard).  The officers present unanimously agreed with this recommendation.
  1. Follow-up on the Father/Child Shoot.  The shoot is set for Saturday, 6/19/10 (the day before Father’s Day).  First time shooters will shoot skeet (stations 1 and 7).  More experienced shooters will shoot five stand.
  2. Follow-up on other chapters.  Both Del Rio and Hays County FCS members are still considering starting FCS chapters in their areas.
  3. 2009 Statistics.  With few exceptions we made progress across the board in events attendance, financial, and membership categories.
  4. Request for FCS to participate in the Peddler Show in Fredericksburg.  Our most successful promotions by far have been at churches (we only picked up one new member at two TPWD EXPO promotions for example).  The officers unanimously agreed that we should continue to focus on churches as the venues for our promotions.
  5. Discussion and vote on proposed charcoal grill.  The legs of our former grill rusted out and the grill had to be thrown away.  The officers unanimously agreed to purchase a new grill at Wal-mart for approximately $43.  We use this grill for hog hunts, dove retreats, FCS Open sporting clays shoots, etc.
  6. FCS Facebook page.  Randy noted that when we established an FCS discussion forum on the web site a few years ago that only he and Mark Dillow participated in it, despite heavy publicity.  To date, only Randy, Mark, Kenneth Kidd, and Jeff Cates have participated in our FCS Facebook page discussions.  There is certainly not a clamor for it.  Randy stated that he did not want to try to duplicate the web site on Facebook, it should only be used as a forum for discussions, and it should not be a priority due to disinterest.  The officers unanimously agreed with Randy’s recommendations.  We also discussed the possibility of making the group open to anyone who wished to join it but decided against it as we would have to monitor it very frequently to prevent people from making inappropriate postings.
  7. Proposal by Jeff Reece to donate an FCS membership to the 4/10/10 Hyde Park Christian School Golf Tournament (fundraiser).  Such a donation would be regarded as a ministry to a worthy cause and a promotion of the Club.  Randy noted that there is a sizeable number of FCS members who have joined but have never attended FCS events.  He counter-proposed that we should donate a round of sporting clays at an FCS sporting clays shoot and two boxes of shotgun shells (approximately $30.29).  In this manner the recipient will come and meet us/fellowship with us and hopefully come back.  The officers unanimously agreed with Randy’s recommendation.  This money will come from our ministry fund.

2/8/10 Club Meeting

Six officers, members, guests, and one son (17 total participants) had a great time at the 2/8/10 Club Meeting at my, Randy Rowley’s, home.  This meeting featured our Annual Wild Game Cookout!  Thanks to Evan Porterfield for bringing some outstanding venison sausage balls; Jeff Reece and Daryl Shipper for bringing some excellent venison backstraps; and Wayne Weilnau for bringing some fantastic goose breastsI also chipped in some venison backstraps, wild hog and venison sausage link queso, and about three dozen dove breasts.  Mark Dillow led a devotional called Garage Sale.  We watched the DVD The Verminators Bowmania.  Our Polo shirts were displayed and offered for sale.  Mark Dillow donated two trigger locks for door prizes and I donated one.  Jeff Reece and Jeff Cates won the door prizes.  The following events were discussed:

  • Saturday, 2/13/10, 9:00 – 11:45 AM – “Spread the Love (Broken Clay Targets) Around” Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Saturday, 2/13/10 (tentative) – Guided Upland Bird Hunt with Joe Schram (tentative) at a location to be announced.
  • Saturday, 3/6/10 (tentative) 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Sporting Clays and Skeet Shoot at the Capitol City Trap & Skeet Club (8707 Lindell Lane, Austin, 512-272-4707).
  • Friday, 3/12/10 through Sunday, 3/14/10 (tentative) – Non-Chartered Coastal Fishing Trip near Port Aransas/Aransas Pass.
  • Saturday, 3/20/10 (tentative) – Non-Chartered White Bass Fishing Trip at Reimer’s Ranch on the Pedernales River.
  • Monday, 4/5/10, 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Club Meeting at Living Waters Fly Fishing Shop (2111 Sam Bass Rd. #B2000a, Round Rock, 512-828-3474).
  • Friday morning, 4/23/10 through Saturday afternoon, 4/24/10 (tentative) – 24 Hour Clay Target Shoot at the 74 Ranch near Campbellton.
  • Monday, 4/26/10 (tentative) – Chartered Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip with Jay Garrett on Lake Belton.
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