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Minutes of March 29, 2015 Meeting

Meeting of the Arkansas Rifle & Pistol Association

March 29, 2015

Bass Pro, Little Rock, Arkansas


The meeting was called to order by Chuck Gaines .In attendance was Ken Fairless, Ann Fairless, Chuck Gaines,  Paul Davis, Shane Gaines, Joe Burnett,  Al Alberius, Kenneth Willingham, Dwight Hall, Richard Hall and Richard Furr.


Minutes from last meeting were read and approved as read. Motion made and accepted to accept as given.


Brochure – It was asked if any changes needed. None were recommended.  Chuck said  Brad Fisk would put these out on his table at gun shows. Joe Burnett and Al Alberius would put them out. Paul Davis made motion to print 1000 brochures, Ken seconded.


It was announced that banners are available for use.


It was announced that grant money would be coming it, We need to get the word out that clubs can use our 501c3 tax exempt status.


We have 12 shooting rifles that we can let out. Spotting scopes and pads are also available.  Al Alberius was to  contact a 4-H club that he says needs to rifles. We will have receipts for them.


It was reported that the AG’s opinion is that we are not an open carry state. ARPA’s opinion is we don’t care if we are not but we do want to have it clarify. We will put together an open carry clarification with the hope it will be enacted in the legislature.


The silent bids were opened for the M1s. Paul Davis got gun 2 and 3. Ken got gun 1


Ann gave a treasurer report that w have $2,116.54 in the bank.,


Paul Davis recommended that we change the stipend to secretary.treasurer to $750 per yea., It was seconded.


Ken says web site needs to be updated. We have a bid for $600.00. With update she would train someone to run it. It was recommended that we have info that only members can access. Ken and Chuck will get with Elizabeth and set up what will be on web site. Recommended that it be set up that members can go on to fill out their information they want published.


July 12 was suggested as next meeting. Suggested to move up  meeting to 1:00.


Ken recommended that we adjourn. Paul seconded.Chuck adjourned meeting.