Russell Sportsmen’s Club Yearly Report
Russell Sportsmen’s Club held the Annual Member Meeting November 18, 2013 .
President Ted Williams opened the meeting. The 20 members present were Andy Brink, Duane Bedford, Curt Catron, Paul Goldsmith, Christopher Holtzinger, Dean Jones, Jon Lund, Steve Mikesell, Tim Miller, Dan Morrett, Dr. Randall, Mark Richardson, Ed Scheel, Bob Sims, Stan Steenhoek, Richard Stickley, Jeff Wesley, Ted Williams, Sue Williams, and Jim Wooley.
Jon Lund reported on the progress of starting a High School trap team.
A DNR range development specialist will inspect the property this month to give advice on a longer rifle range. Jim Wooley thanked the Club for providing youth firearms programs and presented a check for $350 from Pheasants Forever to cover the cost of the 2014 youth events.
Mark Richardson, Scoutmaster of Troop 149, noted that the Boy Scouts used the range this month and thanked the Club for the use of the range and lodge and for their tradition of supporting Scouting.
The election of Officers and Board; President: Ted Williams Vice-president: VernVogel Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Morrett.
At Large Board Members: Curt Catron, Paul Goldsmith, Jon Lund, Steve Mikesell, Rick Moore, Stan Steenhoek, and Sue Williams.
Submitted by Dan Morrett, secretary/treasurer.
Community Club Summary
The campground has closed for the season, but we are still working on getting a dump station installed at the campground.
We were so pleased with the participation for trunk or treat and are looking forward to coming up with more fun ideas to draw the community together.
We are very pleased that we have had new members join in the last couple of months and look forward to having more new members join. Just a little reminder how the club works. This is not a club that you have to be asked to join. Anyone with an interest in Russell is welcome to join. With more members we have more ideas and that works out to be more good things we can do for our community. If anyone is interested or has questions they can talk with any club member or call Deb at 641-203-0681.