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July 2021 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

 

Next regular meeting, will be held on September 1, 2021 at the WRPC Rifle Range at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on July 7th at the Rifle Range with six officers and no members present.

Business discussed:

Range Improvements

Still trying to get bids.  Contractors are really busy and have not been able to get out to the range to bid the project.  Mowing was done including the top of the berms.  Justin and Stan will try and get out to weed eat soon.

Club Website Developer

The club is in need of securing a website company/developer to maintain our website.  If anyone members have suggestions on a company please contact an officer.

Road Maintenance

Road was bladed and no gravel was needed.

Archery Range

We are looking into doing an archery range.  Officers are working on where placement would be and the cost.

August 4, 2021 Orientation will be held at the WRPC on the Rifle Range at 6:30pm.

September 1, 2021 Orientation will be held at the WRPC on the Rifle Range at 6:30pm with meeting to follow at 7:00pm.

Meeting attendance is encouraged by all members!!!

Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club – May 2021 News Letter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

May 2021

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on July 7, 2021 at the WRPC Rifle Range at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on May 5th at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4-H Building with five officers and four members present.

Business discussed:

Range Cleanup Day on April 24th

Had a few volunteers show up to help, we were done by noon.  Changed all boards, empty garbage cans and burned the old target boards.  Stan and Justin both brought T-paper for the restroom, so we are stocked for now.  Will probably need to mow in early June.

Range Improvements

Justin has a couple of guys that are going to do a quote on the handicap access at the pistol range, fixing the access at the rifle range, and building new covered stairs at the pistol range.  Hopefully will get quotes done soon.

Club Website Developer

The club is in need of securing a website company/developer to maintain our website.  Stan had suggested Fiver, but had some concerns with privacy.  He is checking into what protocols are in place with Fiver.

Road Maintenance

Club member Brian emailed in regards to road maintenance, blading and gravel where needed.  Blading cost of $500 to $600, with gravel cost of $800 to $1200.  The homeowner’s association is requesting us to help with the cost along with DNRC.

Rifle Range

Discussion on getting the gong done at 300 yards.  We have the gong, but will need to have a work party to build the bunker.

June 2nd Orientation will be held at the WRPC on the Rifle Range at 6:30pm.

Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club – March 2021 News Letter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

March 2021

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on May 5, 2021 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on March 3rd at the Flathead county Fairgrounds Country Kitchen building with five officers and seventeen members present.

Business discussed,

Liability Insurance

There was a discussion about our insurance provider stopped offering our liability insurance. The board has found another agent and secured new liability insurance at double the cost of the previous insurance. The board will look into other insurance carriers to see if we can get it at a better rate.

Club Website Developer

There was discussion on an alternative organization to manage the website. We have identified Fiver as someone we will be looking at. The board will meet after the annual meeting in March to discuss options moving forward.

New Stairs and Handicap Access to pistol range

We have commitment to replace the stairs at the pistol range and develop a handicap access this summer.

Dates for coming events established

Spring Cleanup will be held on April 24th starting at 8:00am until done, which is typically around noon.

Hunters Sightin will be held on October 2nd & 3rd, and again on October 16th & 17th.

Spring Gun Show Table, club will have a table at the Spring Gun Show, Majestic Valley Arena on March 26th – 28th. Please contact Justin (406-799-2952) if you can volunteer for a couple of hours on the table.

April 7th Orientation will be held at the Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm.

There was also some talk about doing a Womens Introduction to Shooting this summer. Stan Bithell will try to contact the person who had expressed some interest in heading this up. Look for additional notices if this comes to fruition.

An Election of Officers was held, new board is as follows

President Justin Beauregard

Vice President Adam Junes

Treasurer Kindee Beauregard

Executive Officer Allen Benedict

Secretary Craig Malicoat

Chief Range Officer Stan Bithell

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Justin Beauregard

WRPC January 2021 Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

January 2021

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, will be held on March 3, 2021 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Country Kitchen building at 7:00pm

A regular meeting was held on January 6th at the Flathead county Fairgrounds 4H building with five officers and no members present.

Business discussed,

Memberships Expire March 1, 2021

This is a general notice to all members that all memberships expire on March 1, 2021.

To avoid a long wait, if you were a member last year and wish to renew;

Go to the website www.wrpc.club and fill out a renewal application online.

Print out and sign a Liability Waiver for everyone on the application.

Send a check for the dues and a copy of all signed waivers to us at the address at the top of this page.

We will be sending out new keys within a week of receipt of your check/waiver.

Club Website Developer

There was discussion on an alternative organization to manage the website. We have identified Fiver as someone we will be looking at. We have also scheduled a board meeting after the orientation the first week in February, to discuss this option.

New Stairs and Handicap Access to pistol range

We have commitment to replace the stairs at the pistol range and develop a handicap access this summer.

Notice of Election of Officers at General Meeting in March

Note during the general meeting March 3rd, we will hold elections of officers.

The following offices are up for election

President Gavin Corrigan

Treasurer William Etter

Executive Officer Allen Benedict

Note; both the president and treasurer have noted their intentions to not run for office this year. If you can volunteer it would be greatly appreciated

Notice of Orientation meetings for February and March

The orientation normally held along with meeting in March is changing. We will not be doing an orientation during the meeting on March 3rd, but will be doing an orientation the week before on February 24th 6:30pm

February 3rd Orientation; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm

February 24th Orientation; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds 4H Building 6:30pm.

March 3rd General Meeting and Election of Officers; will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds Country Kitchen Building at 7:00

No orientations will be done at the March 3rd during the General meeting and election of officers.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club – September 2020 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903
www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting, in November, will be held at a location and time to be determined. Members will be notified by e-mail and on the club website.

A regular meeting was held on September 2nd at the WRPC Pistol range with 5 officers present and one member.

Business discussed,

Gun show at the Majestic Valley Arena. We will have a table and are doing memberships, and a raffle. We will be raffling some knifes, and a rifle rest, donated by Jerry Washington. Raffle cost will be 1-$5, 3-$10 or 8-$20. Dates for the show are September 11th , 12th , and 13th . If you can help, please call Justin Beauregard at 406-799-2952.

Hunters sight-in will be held on October 3 rd – 4th , and again on October 17th – 18th . Times will be 9:00am to 4:00pm each day and the cost will be $5.00 per gun. If you can help out during this time please contact Stan Bithell at 406-890-5940.

Notice about Noise complaints from neighbors. We have been getting calls from the DNRC that a neighbor of ours says someone is shooting “exploding targets” on our range. While we not been able to find any indication of this, I want to reiterate that it is against our range rules to shoot at exploding targets on our range. If anyone sees or hears of anyone shooting exploding targets on our range, or even around the range, please contact me, leave a message and I will get back to you 406-260-0635.

Dust on Rifle Range Road. We have also gotten a request from our neighbors on Rifle Range road that when entering the range please drive slowly so as minimize dust on the road.

New Safety Signs. We have added some new safety signs to the range. Make sure everyone has been notified of your intention to go down range, and the range is safe. We also added some additional signs for range hours, 8:00am to 9:0pm or dark whichever comes first.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club
Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club July News Letter

A regular meeting was held on July 1st with 4 officers present. Items discussed;

  • Notice we have been getting complaints from our neighbors in the Whitefish Hills subdivision about “exploding targets” on the range. This is a reminder that these types of targets are not allowed on the range.

  • The club is selling T-Shirts and Sweat shirts with a WRPC logo on it. These T-Shirts are being sold at the meetings and will also be selling online on the website for $20.00 and Sweat Shirts for $40.00 each along with a $5.00 shipping charge. Look for this to be on the website soon. We are going to be accepting online payments for these.

  • Discussion about setting up a better way to do a mass e-mail to members for notices such as mowing the range or weed spraying etc,

  • We want to thank William Boehme for his work on putting up covers on the entrances to the rifle range. This will keep the snow from piling up in the winter when it slides off of the roof.

  • We are planning on having a table at the Gun Show this fall at the Majestic Valley Arena. The idea was to sell T-Shirts, maybe a raffle, and give out membership information. More information to come when we get closer.

  • There is going to be a work party to install some additional signs and flashing on the top of the shooting baffles on August 15th 7:00am to 12:00pm. The range will be closed for this.

  • We are tenatively going to hold a Women On Target Event next year 2021, if you are interested in helping or know of someone (women too) please let us know.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club March 2020 News Letter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter

March 2020

P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

www.wrpc.club

Next regular meeting will be held at 7:00pm on May 6, 2020, at the WRPC Gun Range.

A regular meeting was held on March 4th with 4 officers present. Items discussed;

  • Range lock was changed on March 1st. All memberships are due for renewal.

  • The club is going to start selling T-Shirts and Sweat shirts with a WRPC logo on it. These T-Shirts will sell online on the website for $20.00 and Sweat Shirts for $40.00 each along with a $5.00 shipping charge. Look for this to be on the website soon. We are going to be accepting online payments for these.

  • A motion was made to donate $300.00 to the Friends of the NRA.

  • Originally we had planned on having a table at the Gun Show this spring at the Majestic Valley Arena. The idea was to sell T-Shirts, maybe a raffle, and give out membership information. Unfortunately that event has been canceled by the Flathead County Health Department because of the current health situation

  • Range Cleanup is scheduled for April 16th at 5:00pm until dark. This is new this year and was requested by the membership at the meeting to keep from doing it on a Saturday. Please plan on attending and bring some tools for replacing target boards. We should be done before dark.

  • Hunters Sight-In, is scheduled for October 3rd & 4th, and again on October 17th & 18th.

  • We are getting a delivery of Target Boards look for notice when we may need help to unload this at the range.

  • We are also looking into making some kind of covers for the stairs and walkways to the ranges to prevent snow from building up. Look for updates on this at later meetings.

  • Election of officers was held, and Justin Beauregard was re-elected as Vice President, Craig Malicoat was re-elected as club Secretary, and Stan Bithell was re-elected as club Chief Safety/Training Officer. Allen Benedikt was elected as club Executive Officer.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin Corrigan

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter January 2020

Next regular meeting will be held at Flathead County Fairgrounds, 4H Building, 7:00pm on March 4, 2020.

A regular meeting was held on January 8th with 5 officers and one member present.

Items discussed were as follows;

Old business

    • Range Maintenance for target boards on the pistol range needing repair.
    • Snow plowing, Philip Wisneski is again going to be plowing snow for us again this
      winter.
    • Lock on the gate will be changed on March 1, 2020

New business

Website: We have had Allen Benedikt working on updating the website for the club.
Some of the new items that will be happening on the website will be as follows;

    • Allowing people to join or renew their memberships on line. We will be able to accept
      credit card payments online. Note: this does not eliminate the need for orientations which
      have to be done in person.
    • We are also going to try to sell some t-shirts/sweat shirts on line and at meetings etc. as a
      fund raiser.
    • There will also be a better year long calendar for events at the range which will have the
      ability to sync with your smart phone for updates.

These updates are not currently complete but will be completed by March 1st 2020. Please go
online now and check out the new site and look for more improvements to come.

All memberships expire and need to be renewed as of March 1, 2020.

Also at the next meeting on March 4th the following officers are up for election.

Justin Beauregard; Vice President
Craig Malicoat; Secretary
Stan Bithell; Chief Instructor
Bernard Vance; Executive Officer

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club
Gavin Corrigan