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2019 – FCS Meetings Reports

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10/8/19 FCS Meeting and Shrimp Dinner

Twelve participants had a good time at the 10/8/19 FCS Meeting at Bruce Crockett’s home.  The meeting featured a shrimp boil (shrimp, sausage, red potatoes, corn-on-the cob, and jalepenos); chips, salsa, and cheese dip; and a chocalate bunt cake.  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called In Formation.  Binh Chu brough two boxes of mostly old fishing lures that provided entertainment in trying to identify them.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 8/12/19, we had one person join the club, eight people renew their memberships, and five first-timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 8/12/19, we had eight events with an attendance of 79 people, which is an average of 9.88 people per event.  We have 17 events planned from 10/9/19 until our next meeting on 12/12/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details. 

8/12/19 FCS Meeting and Steak Dinner

Fifteen participants, including one first time guest, had a good time at the 8/12/19 FCS Meeting at Randy Rowley’s home.  The meeting featured ribeye steaks, potatoes, corn-on-the cob, chips and queso, and a chocolate cake.  Darrel Barnette shared a review of the MTM Predator shooting rest.  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called Blinded.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Adventures with the Isaac’s (turkey and deer hunting).

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 6/13/19, we had three people join the club, seven people renew their memberships, and one first timer.

Events – since our last meeting on 6/13/19, we had 10 events with an attendance of 52 people, which is an average of 5.20 people per event.  We have 12 events planned from 8/13/19 until our next meeting on 10/8/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

6/13/19 FCS Meeting and Fajita Dinner

Thirteen participants had a good time at the 6/13/19 FCS Meeting at Jim McGee’s home.  The meeting featured beef and chicken fajitas, peppers, onions, cheese, salsa, Spanish rice, refried beans, soft drinks and tea (courtesy of Jim), and chocolate cake (courtesy of Binh Chu).  Randy Rowley lead a devotional called Found.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Accupoint Mulies.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 4/9/19, we had two people join the club, seven people renew their memberships, and nine first timers.

Events – since our last meeting on 4/9/19, we had 17 events with an attendance of 110 people, which is an average of 6.47 people per event.  We have 14 events planned from 6/14/19 until our next meeting on 8/12/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

4/9/19 FCS Meeting and Chili Dinner

Nine participants had a good time at the 4/9/19 FCS Meeting at Mr. Charles Batts’ home.  The meeting featured chili (courtesy of Chris and Randy Rowley), IBC Rootbeer and tea (courtesy of Charles), potato salad (courtesy of David Brune), and cornbread muffins and chocolate cake (courtesy of Joan Batts).  Thanks to those who brought food and drinks!  Randy lead a devotional called Mistaken Identity.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Adventures in New Zealand: South Island Tahr.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 2/4/19, we had two people renew their memberships and six first time guests.

Events – since our last meeting on 2/4/19, we had 11 events with an attendance of 80 people, which is an average of 7.27 people per event.  We have 17 events planned from 4/10/19 until our next meeting on 6/13/19.  See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

2/4/19 FCS Meeting and Wild Game Dinner

Fourteen participants had a good time at the 2/4/19 FCS Meeting at Ron Denison’s home.  The meeting featured chicken fried venison, two types of venison stew, two types of venison sausage, potato salad, salad, veggie dip, muffins, and three kinds of dessert, including Sue Denison’s chocolate eclair cake. Randy Rowley presented a devotional titled Groaning.  We watched the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Season 12 DVD Cottonwood Creek Whitetails.

President’s Report

Membership – since our last meeting on 12/11/18, we had two people join the club, three people renew their memberships, and two first time guests.

Events – since our last meeting on 12/11/18, we had 14 events with an attendance of 76 people, which is an average of 5.43 people per event.  We have 13 events planned from 2/5/19 until our next meeting on 4/9/19.
See our Calendar and Upcoming Events web page for details.

1/22/19 FCS Officers Meeting

Five officers attended the 1/22/19 Officers Meeting at Dos Salsas in Cedar Park.  Bruce Crockett led us in prayer.  The following items were discussed:

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

PAST EVENTS

  • Events attendance was higher or stable for most categories.
  • Our Duck Hunt category attendance set a new record with 62 participants.
  • Our Sporting Clays Tournaments category attendance set a new record with 55 participants.
  • Our Banquet category attendance set a new record with 29 participants.
  • Our Bay Fishing Trip category attendance tied our third best with 10 participants.
  • Our Upland Bird Hunt category was our third best with 9 participants.
  • Our 24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot category tied our third best with 7 participants.
  • We had record attendance at our Banquet with 29 participants.
  • Two Self-guided Bass fishing trips tied our record with 4 participants.
  • Dove and deer hunt attendance was down due to the loss of the Evans Ranch.
  • Hog hunt attendance was down due to not going to the Independence Ranch.
  • Our attendance was 478 people, which was our 60 more people than last year.
  • We had a record 76 events.
  • We averaged 6.29 attendees per event.

Specific Events Summary

Year Total
Attendees
Number of Events Average Attendees per Event
Banquets/Dinners
2018 29 1 29.00
2017 18 1 18.00
2016 16 1 16.00
Deer and Hog Hunts
2018 5 1 5.00
2016 * 15 2 7.50
2015 10 1 10.00
Hog Hunts      
2018 8 2 4.00
2017 21 2 10.50
2016 7 2 3.50
24-Hour Sporting Clays Shoots
2018 7 1 7.00
2017 5 1 5.00
2016 5 1 5.00
Regular Sporting Clays Shoots
2018 137 12 11.41
2017 141 11 12.82
2016 165 12 13.75
NSCA Sporting Clays Tournaments
2018 55 18 3.06
2017 45 19 2.36
2016 28 9 3.11
Dove Hunts
2018 35 3 11.67
2017 74 6 12.33
2016 42 3 14.00
Dove Retreats
2018 9 1 9.00
2016 6 1 6.00
2015 12 1 12.00
Bay Fishing Trips
2018 10 1 10.00
2017 9 1 9.00
2016 7 1 7.00
Freshwater Fishing Trips
2018 43 12 3.58
2017 22 6 3.67
2016 33 9 3.67
FCS Meetings
2018 69 6 11.50
2017 39 6 6.50
2016 52 6 8.67
Ministry Events (Wild Game Dinner)
2018 9 1 9.00
2017 9 1 9.00
2016 12 1 12.00
Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail Hunts
2018 9 1 9.00
2017 4 1 4.00
2016 * 16 2 8.00
Waterfowl Hunts (Duck)
2018 62 16 3.88
2017 39 9 4.33
2016 32 9 3.56
Yearly Attendance and Events
2018 478 76 * 6.29
2017 418 63 6.63
2016 441 62 7.11

MEMBERSHIP

New Members

  • We had 10 people join the club.
New Members Summary
Year Number
2018 10
2017 10
2016 5

Membership Renewals

  • We had 21 members renew their memberships.
Membership Renewals Summary
Year Number
2018 21
2017 20
2016 28

Supporting Members

  • We ended the year with 61 supporting members.

Supporting Members Summary

Year Number
End of 2018 61
End of 2017 59
End of 2016 58

First Time Guests

  • We had 34 first time guests.
First Time Guests Summary
Year Number
2018 34
2017 32
2016 31

FINANCES

  • During Fiscal Year 2018 (9/1/17 – 8/31/18) we took in $978 in membership dues which is for single and multiple year renewals of 2, 3, and 5 years. Allocated 2018 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 ExpendituresProfit or loss
Checking (for budgeted items)
FY 2018 $1000.00 $955.00 $45.00
FY 2017 $877.05 $952.58 $75.53
FY 2016 $952.30 $1,160.52 $208.22
Savings (for the ministry fund)
FY 2018 $650.00 $472.00 $178.00
FY 2017 $669.69 $252.46 $417.23
FY 2016 $595.00 $202.54 $392.46

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • We have 87 events planned for 2019.  The increase in the number of events is due to adding all of the sporting clays tournaments at Copperhead Creek.
Upcoming Events Summary
Sporting Clays Tournaments 26
Freshwater Fishing Trips (two are also inland duck scouting trips) 15
Waterfowl Hunts 14
Sporting Clays Shoots (one includes a youth group) 12
FCS Meetings (one is an officers meeting) 7
Dove Retreats/Hunts 6
Hog Hunts 2
Bay Fishing Trip 1
Upland Bird Hunt 1
24-hour Sporting Clays Shoot 1
Banquet 1
Ministry Event 1
Total 87

Overall, things are going very well for the Club, with the exception of finding a place where we can dove hunt.

2.  3/27/19 Banquet.

  • Michael Armstrong is moving to San Antonio and will no longer be able to assist with the Banquet. Randy Rowley will take over the event.
  • We have had a request (from Facebook) to have a “Reunion Event” for old members and new members. In Randy’s opinion, the Banquet would be the best event in which to have a reunion.
  • The officers decided to not make any changes to the format from last year’s banquet.

3.  Ministry Fund.

  • The officers decided to continue with Youth Sporting Clays Shoots.

4. Additional Events Poll.

  • 1/3/19 Poll on Additional Events Results
Event Number of People Inter-
ested
Kayak outings to local lakes, rivers, or large tanks. Two
Single-day Conservation goose hunt (no limits, unplugged guns, electronic calls, north Texas or panhandle Two
Multi-day Conservation goose hunt (no limits, unplugged guns, electronic calls), north of Texas. One
Sandhill crane hunt at the coast or panhandle. One
Kansas pheasant hunt. Two
Private charter offshore trip for tuna, etc. – 24 hours. Two
Party boat offshore trip for tuna, etc. – 24 hours. One
Two-day bass fishing trip. Lakes within three hours such as Whitney, Belton, Somerville, etc.  Stay in a Cabin, RV, B&B, etc. Four
Three-day bass fishing trip.  Lakes within six hours such as Falcon, Amistad, Sam Rayburn, etc.  Stay in a Cabin, RV, B&B, etc. Three
Four or five day fishing trip.  Lakes within ten hours in Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc.  Targeting walleye, pike, smallmouth bass, trout, etc. One
Additional Questions Answers
For kayak trips, do you have an extra kayak to loan to a member? Two respondents (one has three)
For boat-based fishing trips, do you have a fishing boat you would be willing to share with other members and guests? One respondent
Are there any other activities you would like to see planned? Guided kayak fishing trip
Panhandle goose, duck, and sandhill crane hunt
Willing to lead/coordinate Goose hunt (Jeff Morris)
Guided kayak fishing trip (Jeff?)

We will probably add some of these events to the FCS Calendar if we can find someone to lead them.

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