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2020 – FCS Meetings Reports

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11/9/20 FCS Meeting and Brisket Dinner

Nine participants had a good time at the 11/9/20 FCS Meeting at Bruce Crockett’s home.  The meeting featured brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad, bread, queso and chips, and yummy brownies.  Randy Rowley presented a devotional titled Snarled.  The Duck Commander DVD Duckmen 12 The Duckmen Ride Again – A Fistful of Ducks was shown.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 2/10/20, we had seven people join the club, 23 people renew their memberships, and 19 first-timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 2/10/20, we had 45 events with an attendance of 195 people, which is an average of 4.33 people per event.  We have 16 events planned from 11/10/20 until our next meeting on 2/1/21.  See our Calendar for details.

2/24/20 FCS Officers Meeting

Seven officers attended the 2/24/20 Officers Meeting at Dos Salsas in Cedar Park.  Bruce Crockett led us in prayer.  The following items were discussed:

  1. 2019 Past Events, Membership, and Finances, and 2020 Upcoming Events Report (most include a comparison with the previous three reports):

PAST EVENTS

    • Our attendance was 458 people, which was 20 fewer people than last year.
    • We had a record 77 events.
    • We averaged 5.95 attendees per event.
    • Events attendance was stable in most categories – slightly higher in some, slightly lower in others.
    • The number of dove hunts and dove hunt attendance was down due to the around 25 FCS members getting on a season dove lease near Bartlett.
    • We had record attendance at our Chartered Striped/Hybrid Bass Fishing Trip (16 participants on 5/6/19; our old record was 11) and a Self-guided Duck Hunt (six participants on 12/21/19; our old record was five).  A Sporting Clays Tournament tied our record (seven participants on 7/27/19) and two Self-chartered Bass Fishing Trips tied our record (four participants on 5/27/19 and 5/25/19).
    • Our Sporting Clays Tournaments category attendance set a record with 56 participants (our old record was 55) and our Bay Fishing Tips category set a record with 26 participants (our old record was 15).  Our Duck Hunt category attendance tied the record of 62 participants.  Our Upland Bird (Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail) Hunt category was our second-best (12 participants; the record is 16).  Our Freshwater Fishing Trip category attendance tied our second best with 46 participants (our record is 56).

Specific Events Summary

Year

Total Attendees

Number of Events

Average Attendees per Event

Banquets

2019

25

1

25.00

2018

29

1

29.00

2017

18

1

18.00

Hog Hunts

2019

10

2

5.00

2018

8

2

4.00

2017

21

2

10.50

24-Hour Sporting Clays Shoots

2019

4

1

4.00

2018

7

1

7.00

2017

5

1

5.00

Regular Sporting Clays Shoots

2019

96

11

8.73

2018

137

12

11.41

2017

141

11

12.82

NSCA Sporting Clays Tournaments

2019

56

23

2.43

2018

55

18

3.06

2017

45

19

2.36

Dove Hunts

2019

28

1

28.00

2018

35

3

11.67

2017

74

6

12.33

Bay Fishing Trips

2019

26

3

8.67

2018

10

1

10.00

2017

9

1

9.00

Freshwater Fishing Trips

2019

46

10

4.60

2018

43

12

3.58

2017

22

6

3.67

FCS Meetings

2019

76

6

12.67

2018

69

6

11.50

2017

39

6

6.50

FCS Officer Meetings

2019

5

1

5.00

2016

11

2

5.50

2015

13

3

4.33

Ministry Events (Wild Game Dinner)

2019

10

1

10.00

2018

9

1

9.00

2017

9

1

9.00

Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail Hunts

2019

12

2

6.00

2018

9

1

9.00

2017

4

1

4.00

Waterfowl Hunts (Duck)

2019

62

14

4.43

2018

62

16

3.88

2017

39

9

4.33

Yearly Attendance and Events

2019

458

77 *

5.95

2018

478

76

6.29

2017

418

63

6.63

MEMBERSHIP

New Members

    • We had 10 people join the club.
New Members Summary
Year Number
2019 10
2018 10
2017 10

Membership Renewals

    • We had 30 members renew their memberships.
Membership Renewals Summary
Year Number
2019 30
2018 21
2017 20

Supporting Members

    • We ended the year with 67 supporting members.

Supporting Members Summary

Year Number
End of 2019 67
End of 2018 61
End of 2017 59

First Time Guests

    • We had 29 first time guests.
First Time Guests Summary
Year Number
2019 29
2018 34
2017 32

FINANCES

    • During Fiscal Year 2019 (9/1/18 – 8/31/19) we took in $978 in membership dues which is for single and multiple year renewals of 2, 3, and 5 years. Allocated 2019 membership revenue is $1000.  We spent $955, for a net gain of $45.  For the ministry fund, we took in $650 and spent $472, for a net gain of $178.
Finances Summary
Year Income Expenditures Profit or loss
Checking (for budgeted items)
FY 2019 $1142.05 $1135.93 $6.12
FY 2018 $1000.00 $955.00 $45.00
FY 2017 $877.05 $952.58 $75.53
Savings (for the ministry fund)
FY 2019 $565.58 $282.30 $283.28
FY 2018 $650.00 $472.00 $178.00
FY 2017 $669.69 $252.46 $417.23

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • We have 76 events planned for 2020.

Events

Number

Sporting Clays Tournaments

23

Freshwater Fishing Trips (two also are inland duck scouting trips)

14

Sporting Clays Shoots (one includes a youth group)

12

Waterfowl Hunts (two are Blasts and Casts) 

11

FCS Meetings (one is an officers’ meeting)

7

Bay Fishing Trips

2

Hog Hunts

2

Upland Bird Hunts

2

Dove Hunt

1

Banquet

1

Ministry Event

1

Total

76

Overall, things are going very well for the Club.

2.  Events that average close to one participant.

Randy Rowley proposed that in keeping with the word “Fellowship” in our name that we should no longer promote and report on events that only attract one person, or close to it, on average.  For example, for the past six Sporting Clays Tournaments at the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club the attendance has been:

Date Number of Participants
02/22/20 1
01/11/20 1
12/14/19 2
10/12/19 1
09/21/19 1
08/10/19 1
Total Tournaments – 6 Total Participants – 7
Average Participants – 1.17

The officers decided to no longer list on the Upcoming Events page and the Calendar and no longer report on events that average fewer than two people.

3.  Business Cards –

Proposed business card:

Wayne Weilnau will head up different business card designs and will present them to the officers.

4.  Boating Safety

Wayne proposed to add the below to our Rules of Conduct:

    1. Life jackets must be worn while underway and until the boat has been exited and no longer on a dock, pier, or bulkhead.
    2. Life jackets must be worn while fishing in high traffic, high current, or dangerous areas such as the POC jetties.
    3. Life jackets must be worn while wearing winter clothing or waders.  When wading, the life jacket can be removed when entering the water.

Randy proposed to amend #1 to add – “except the person who exits a boat at a dock and is walking to get the truck/trailer, once he or she has walked past the boat ramp.”

The officers agreed to the proposal.  Randy will present the proposal to the supporting members for a discussion and a vote.

5.  Reaching young people.

The officers revisited ways to reach young people, as we continue to mostly attract new members who are 40+ years of age.

6.  Reducing website and email work.

The officers discussed ways to reduce the amount of time that is spent upkeeping the website and sending out emails.  Randy will send out two polls.

2/10/20 FCS Meeting and Wild Game Dinner

Eight participants had a good time at the 2/10/20 FCS Meeting at Ron Denison’s home.  The meeting featured venison bacon-wrapped chopped steaks, venison rump steaks, venison jerky, duck, fried speckled trout, fried redfish, potato salad, coleslaw, and Sue Denison’s famous chocolate eclair cake.  Thanks to Burl Fulenwider, Kevin, Randy, and Wayne Weilnau for bringing wild game.  New member Kevin McConnell shared a story on goose hunting with his dad.  Randy Rowley presented a devotional titled A Deer Hunter is Born.  The Duck Commander DVD The Duckmen 8 How the West Was Won – Wanted Dead was shown.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 12/12/19, we had two people join the club, one person renew his membership, and four first-timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 12/12/19, we had 14 events with an attendance of 80 people, which is an average of 5.71 people per event.  We have 16 events planned from 2/11/20 until our next meeting on 4/7/20.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

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