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Minutes of June 10, 2012 Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Rifle & Pistol Association

June 10, 2012

River Town Pawn, Conway, Arkansas


The meeting was called to order by David Joyner


Meeting attended by David Joyner, Dawn Gray, Roger Gray, Greg Stephens, Ann Fairless, Nancy Nevins, Mike Nevins and Alex Stephens.


Minutes from last meeting were handed out. Roger Gray had correction on his last name from Grey to Gray. Greg Stephens  recommended to approve with the one exception. Seconded by Roger Gray.


Roger Gray was asked by David Joyner about calendar. David has met with Nighthawk Custom Academy – they have meets almost weekly plus other events going on. Greg asked that Ann send him a list of members.


David said he would send some more pictures to Roger for the web. Roger said we should keep the web page simple and connect to other web sites because of how people connect to our site. Roger said to send pictures and he would post them. A discussion was held about what pictures were appropriate. A discussion was held that we still need to develop a certificate for organizations. David said that we could go to Office Depot or Staples and buy certificates already done up that you fill in.


David asked whether Mike Nevins looked into by-laws about whether we can offer a discount for people who supply us with members or help us acquire members. A discussion was held that the NRA clubs should be members of ARPA. The decision was made that the members of the NRA clubs should join as individual members but not as a club. We will offer


Ann gave the report that we had $4506.33 in bank. That she had to spend $54.13 to get new cord for computer. She also said she needed to spend money for stamps and envelops. It was authorized for Ann to spend up to $100 to buy stamps and envelopes. The discussion was held about whether we needed to have a dollar amount that could be spent in discretionary funding. Motion was made and seconded that $100.00 would be the amount for discretionary funding. Motion made to authorize payment for web site when it comes due without having to wait for another meeting. Motion was made by Roger Gray; seconded by Greg Stephens.


Plaque was given to ARPA for the 15th Arkansas Youth Hunter Education Challenge.  Greg said that David Joyner was recognized for all the work he has done and is doing for gun education.


Mike brought up old hand outs and whether we could use them. Decision was made to mark them up as needed with pen. Discussion was what we could give away. Mike Nevins said we needed to spend some money to interest new members. Mike put in a motion to run a membership incentive of $1000 gift certificate to a gun shop/sporting store of winner’s choice.

Greg seconded the $1000 gift certificate and the motion was voted on. Regular membership-1 entry/5 year membership-5 entries. Deadline and drawing will be at the January 2013 meeting. Any new  memberships or renewals will qualify. David recommended we email members for which we have email addresses to tell about the promotion then call the other members to tell them about the promotion and to try to get their email addresses.


The next physical meeting will be January 20, 2013, 1:00 PM location to be determined. Recommendation was made that we use a conference call for the Board meeting that needs to be held late November/early December which everyone in attendance agreed was a good alternative to a actual physical meeting, A discussion was made for an incentive for attendance at the January meeting. It was decided to talk about this again during the conference call meeting in late November/early December.


Mike Nevins made a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Roger Gray.



Ann Fairless