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2014 – FCS Meetings Reports

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12/8/14 FCS Meeting

Three officers, six members, and two guests (11 total participants) had a good time at the 12/8/14 FCS Meeting at Wayne Weilnau’s home, featuring homemade elk stew and venison stew (both were most excellent).  Thanks to Wayne for sharing his home, making the stew, and sharing his elk meat.  Randy led a devotional on What We Allow In.

President’s Report:

Events – from 10/16/14 through 12/7/14 we had ten events with an attendance of 67 people, which is an average of 6.70 people per event.  We have 19 events planned from 12/9/14 until our next meeting on 2/9/15.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

Membership – from 10/16/14 through 12/7/15 we had two members renew their memberships and nine first time guests.

10/16/14 FCS Meeting

Two officers, eight members, two sons, and one youth son (13 total participants) had a good time at the 10/16/14 FCS Meeting at Charles Cutchens’ home, featuring our annual shrimp boil.  Thanks to Charles for sharing his home, donating around 30 dove and to Charles and Randy Rowley for cooking.  Randy led a devotional on Scratching Itches.

President’s Report:

Events – from 8/11/14 through 10/15/14 we had 15 events with an attendance of 138 people, which is an average of 9.20 people per event. We have nine events planned from 10/17/14 until our next meeting on 12/8/14. See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

Membership – from 8/11/14 through 10/15/14 we had two people join the Club, eleven members renew their memberships, and nine first time guests.

8/11/14 FCS Meeting

One officer, 11 members, and five guests (including three first time guests) – 17 total participants (including five ladies) had a good time at the 8/11/14 FCS Meeting at the Shady Oaks Gun Range  (SOGR).  Thanks to Paul Irwin for allowing FCS to use SOGR’s meeting room.  Tracy Thronburg, a certified NRA instructor in several categories and CHL instructor, spoke about how to involve women in shooting sports.  Paul spoke about SOGR and the training they offer.  Randy Rowley led a Bible study on Thirst.  SOGR has excellent range bays that are a foot wider than typical.  They allow rifle, shotgun (slug only), and handgun shooting of every bullet type except tracers, incendiary, and explosive (the backstop is made out of hard rubber).  Their facility is very clean and they even have a lounge in the ladies room.  They sell bullets of all types including .22’s.  They are very family and lady friendly.

President’s Report:

Events – from 6/19/14 through 8/10/14 we had 12 events with an attendance of 93 people, which is an average of 7.75 people per event. We have 17 events planned from 8/11/14 until our next meeting on 10/9/14. See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

Membership – from 6/19/14 through 8/10/14 we had one man join the Club, six members renew their memberships, and 10 first time guests.

Website – WordPress 3.9.2 was automatically installed on 8/6/14. The installation was successful.

7/14/14 Officers Meeting

All five officers attended the 7/14/14 Officers Meeting at Big Daddy’s on 183 and Burnet Road.  Kevin Wall led us in prayer.  The following items were discussed:

1.  Events and Membership Report (by Randy Rowley) (Includes a comparison with the previous three years.)

Events
Year Total Attendees Number of Events Average Attendees per Event
Hog Hunts
2014 15 1 15.00
2013 22 3 7.33
2012 20 2 10.00
2011 9 1 9.00
24 Hour Sporting Clays Shoots
2013 6 1 6.00
2009 6 1 6.00
2007 * 11 1 11.00
2006 10 2 5.00
Regular Clay Target Shoots
2014 (to date) 85 6 14.16
2013 120 12 10.00
2012 122 15 8.13
2011 * 152 13 11.69
Sporting Clays Tournaments
2014 (to date) 16 4 4.00
2013 32 9 3.56
2012 31 10 3.10
2011 * 44 12 3.67
Dinners
2014 (to date) 5 1 5.00
2013 15 1 15.00
2012 10 1 10.00
2011 15 1 15.00
Bay Fishing Trips
2014 10 1 10.00
2013 9 1 9.00
2012 4 1 4.00
2010 10 2 5.00
Freshwater Fishing Trips
2014 (to date) 42 12 3.50
2013 * 45 16 2.81
2012 25 8 3.13
2011 4 1 4.00
FCS Meetings
2014 (to date) 39 3 13.00
2013 74 6 12.33
2012 76 6 12.67
2011 83 6 13.83
FCS Officer Meetings
2014 (to date) 5 1 5.00
2013 13 2 6.50
2012 12 2 6.00
2011 21 3 7.00
Ministry Events
2014 9 1 9.00
2013 16 2 8.00
2012 23 2 13.00
2011 * 30 2 15.00
Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail Hunts
2014 8 1 8.00
2013 * 10 1 10.00
Quail Hunts
2014 12 2 6.00
2009 4 1 4.00
Duck Hunts
2014 (to date) 21 4 5.25
2013 * 44 10 4.40
2012 31 8 3.87
2011 21 5 4.20
Yearly Attendance and Events
2014 (to date) 271 38 7.13
2013 496 73 6.79
2012 452 63 7.17
2011 465 52 8.94
Membership
Year Number
New Members
2014 (to date) 6
2013 12
2012 5
2011 7
Renewals
2014 (to date) 14
2013 16
2012 28
2011 36
First Time Guests
2014 (to date) 28
2013 41
2012 39
2011 42
Supporting Members
2014 (to date) 59
End of 2013 56
End of 2012 48
End of 2011 46

All categories with two exceptions are equal to or better than 2011 – 2013.  The exceptions include dinners (which is hard to judge as we have not had our annual dinner yet), officers meetings (attendance will be lower when compared with previous years as we now have three fewer officers), and pheasant, chuckar, and quail hunt attendance was down slightly from last year.  All in all things are going great!

2.  Financial/Treasurers Report (by Kevin Wall) (See the Finances page for details.)

3.  Webmaster Report (by Bruce Crockett) – WordPress 3.9.1 was automatically installed on 6/18/14.  The installation was successful.

4.  Whether FCS meetings should continue in their present form.  The officers discussed the fact that meetings require considerable work in shopping for food, hauling cooking equipment to meetings, food prep, cooking, and cleaning.  The officers decided that for future meetings we will ask the host how he would like food to be handled.  If he would like to do a shrimp boil, for example, then he can buy the food and receive reimbursement at the meeting.  Other options will include doing a pot luck, where people sign up to bring a dish, or ordering pizza after we arrive.  The officers decided to discontinue our present system of one man (presently the president) buying all of the food for the meetings, preparing it, cooking it, and seeking reimbursement.

5.  Dealing with inappropriate behaviors during events.  The officers decided that we did not need to develop bylaws for such an eventuality.  If inappropriate behavior is encountered the president, a vice president, or the event leader will address it at the time.  The offender will be told exactly what behavior much change.  If the offender does not comply the leader can decline to allow him to participate for a portion of the event (e.g., a specific hunt) or for the entire event.

6/19/14 FCS Meeting

Three officers, six members, and one first time guest (10 total participants) had a good time at the 6/19/14 FCS Meeting at Larry Dowden’s home, featuring our annual fajita dinner.  Thanks to Larry for sharing his home and for Larry and Randy Rowley for cooking.  The DVD Spiritual Outdoor Adventures: The Brahma Buck (featurettes two and three) was shown.

President’s Report:

Events – from 4/10/14 through 6/18/14 we had 12 events with an attendance of 81 people, which is an average of 6.75 people per event. We have 13 events planned from 6/19/14 until our next meeting on 8/11/14. See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

Membership – from 4/10/14 through 6/18/14 we had three men join the Club, four members renew their memberships, and three first time guests.

Website – On 4/9/14 we had 454,289 hits and on 6/18/14 we had 509,022 hits. Therefore, we’ve had 54,733 hits since our last meeting. WordPress 3.9.1 was automatically installed on 6/18/14. The installation was successful.

4/10/14 FCS Meeting

One officer, eight members, and one son (10 total participants) had a good time at the 4/10/14 FCS Meeting at Mr. Charlie Batts’ home, featuring our annual catfish fry.  Thanks to Charles for sharing his home, Joan Batts for her excellent chocolate cake, Daryl Shipper for helping with meal prep, and to Randy Rowley for cooking.  The DVD DNA was shown.  The new FCS cap was made available for sale and last available cap sold.

President’s Report:

Events – from 2/11/14 through 4/9/14 we had 10 events with an attendance of 62 people, which is an average of 6.20 people per event!  We have 14 events planned from 4/11/14 until our next meeting on 6/12/14.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

Membership – from 2/11/14 through 4/9/14 we had three members renew their memberships and eight first time guests.

Website – On 2/10/14 we had 416,053 hits and on 4/9/14 we had 454,289 hits.  Therefore, we’ve had 38,236 hits since our last meeting.  WordPress 3.8.2 was automatically installed on 4/8/14.  The installation was successful.  The month-at-a-glance calendar was deleted due to the results of a 2/18/14 officers vote and a 2/3/14 member’s poll that showed that only 16% of members who responded used the month-at-a-glance calendar.

2/10/14 FCS Meeting

Three officers, 10 members, three first time guests, and two sons (18 total participants) had a good time at the 2/10/14 FCS Meeting at Ron Denison’s home, featuring our annual chili cookoof.  Thanks to Ken Miller for bringing Cheesy Mexican Chili, Binh Chu and Tom Torrico for bringing V&H (venison and hog) BT (Binh and Tom) Chili, and Randy Rowley for bringing Embarrassingly Mild Chili.  Thanks to Ron for sharing his home and to Ken, Tom, and Randy for cooking.  The fifth session (Sovereignty of God) of Close Encounters A Fair Chase Venture into the Heart of God DVDwas shown.  The new FCS caps were made available for sale and three were sold.

President’s Report:
Events – from 12/9/13 through 2/9/14 we had 14 events with an attendance of 98 people, which is an average of 7.00 people per event!  We have 14 events planned from 2/11/14 until our next meeting on 4/10/14.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.
Membership – from 12/9/13 until 2/9/14 we have had three men join the Club, two members renew their memberships, and 13 first time guests!
Website – On 12/8/13 we had 368,744  hits and on 2/10/14 we had 416,053 hits, so we had 47,309 hits since our last meeting.  WordPress 3.8 was successfully installed over the Christmas 2013 holidays.  Some plug-ins had to be reinstalled but all seem to be working now, including the Calendar plug-in, which had stopped working.

1/21/14 Officers Meeting

All five officers attended the 1/21/14 Officers Meeting at Catfish Parlour on 183.  Ken Miller led us in prayer.  The following items were discussed:

1.  Events and Membership Report (by Randy Rowley) (See the 1/8/14 State of the Club Report for details.)

2013 EVENTS BREAKDOWN
Attendees Number of Events Average Attendance
CLAY TARGET SHOOTS
24 Hour Sporting Clays
6 1 6.00
Regular Shoots
120 12 10.00
Sporting Clays Tournaments
32 9 3.56
SUB-TOTAL
158 22 7.18
HUNTS
Dove
74 7 10.57
Duck
44 10 4.40
Big Game (Hog)
22 3 7.33
Upland Game (Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail)
14 2 7.00
SUB-TOTAL
154 22 7.00
MEETINGS
FCS Meetings
74 6 12.33
Officer Meetings
13 2 6.50
SUB-TOTAL
87 8 10.88
FISHING TRIPS
Freshwater
47 16 2.81
Bay
9 1 9.00
SUB-TOTAL
56 17 3.29
Ministry Events
16 2 8.00
Dinners
15 1 15.00
Promotions
10 1 10.00
TOTALS
485 73 6.74

Of significance is the fact that hunts fell only four attendees short of tying clay target shoots, something that hasn’t come close to happening in many years.

2.  Financial/Treasurers Report (by Kevin Wall) (See the 1/8/14 State of the Club Report for details.)

3.  Webmaster Report (by Bruce Crockett) – WordPress 3.8 was successfully installed.  Some plug-ins had to be reinstalled but all seem to be working now, including the Calendar plug-in, which had stopped working.

4.  Re-distribution of labor due to the loss of three officers.  It was decided that the Vice Presidents would begin to ensure that events that they are in charge of promoting and planning are reported on.

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