Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 2015 Highlights

December 2015 
Building Committee Report:
        The gate is still having glitches. We are working on it.

County League:  
  • Bear season was a record high this year
  • Camp there is a proposed tuition hike.
  • Herford Manor, all the money is put into an escrow account and if the project falls threw the money will be given back.
  • Supporting our troops with Books: please donate books for our troops. You can bring them to the club and place them in the entrance way.

Old business:
  • Herford Manor
    • Anthony Bekzyk made a motion to donate $500 to the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation for Herford Manor, Seconded by Ev Gower: Passed
    • It is being clarified that we are rejoining the County League for the $250 tier.
  • Internet
    • A monthly fee of $55 and an installation fee of $79.00
    • We would use this for our key system, our cameras and educational use.
    • Ed Bennethum made a motion to go with Armstrong Internet for Administration and educational use ONLY: Seconded by Anthony Bekzyk: Passed, One opposed
  • Christmas Party
    • 110 people including 45 kids
    • A picture of all children was taken with Santa. Pictures are on Facebook be sure to look
    • The total cost for the Christmas party was $1314.96
  • Pop Machine
    • $3,794.95 for a new smaller pop machine.
    • Ev Gower made a motion to purchase the pop machine and seconded by Alex Hoyle.: Passed
  • Shirts and Hats
    • Estimates are, Hats are $12.00, Shirts are $8.00
    • It is being discussed to get 60 hats and 60 shirts
    • This topic is being tabled until next meeting
  • Self-protection for Women
    • October we had two women
    • November we had three women
    • Next class is December 20 at 2:00pm
    • January’s class will be held the 31 at 2:00pm

New Business:

  • Donations:
o   It is being recommended that we donate to the Koppel Fire Department, Big Beaver Fire Department, Clinton Church for the holiday dinners and the Woman’s society of the Koppel Methodist Church
o   It is also being suggested to donate $750 for each place
o   Anthony Bekzyk made a motion to donate $750 to all four organizations seconded by Wayne Hoschar: Passed

New Members:
Brian Brown
Arion Christy
Francis Tress
Taitem Kretz

Next meeting is January 28 at 7pm

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Octobers Meeting Highlights

Date: 10/22/15
County League Report:
o   A guest speaker was preset. Tim Shaeffer part of the fish commission discussed Herford manor and also a fishing licenses increase.
o   Election of officers were held.
o   Stocking Bradys Run and Raccoon Creak with trout.
o   If anyone has any questions please contact Shawn Cox or go to the County Leagues website.

Old business:
  • Rifle Team
    • First match was last Tuesday
    • KBBSA Team won
    • Their schedule is posted on the bulletin board
  • Self Defense for woman
    • One person came for last month.
    • Next class will be October 23 at 6:45pm
  • Out Door Show
    • Only 11 people have shown interested.
  • Game Dinner
    • Held October 2, 2015
    • The dinner went really well
    • 60 people present; 50 no shows
  • NRA
    • Dues are paid and our new certificate is here
  • Turkey Shoots
    • They are going very well
    • It is reminded that shoots start at 7:00pm however once the first five rounds are filled the shoot will start.
    • The last night there will be three different money shoots. The first two money shoots any one can shoot however the third money shoot, which will be the biggest money shoot, you must have participated in 8 money shoots.
  • Furnace
    • It is purposed that duct work would be redone, a few cold air returns put in and a new furnace will be put in place for $4217.00
    • Jimmy Skoczylas made a motion to have this work done and seconded by Wayne Hoschar: Passed
  • Cell Tower
    • Verizon asked to view our property to see if it would be compatible for a cell tower.
    • We have to let Verizon know if we are interested in being a site for a cell tower. If we are interested they will turn it into the selection committee along with a few other properties.
    • After a show of hands of agreeing that Verizon can look at our property an email will be sent out tomorrow to let them know that they can proceed in looking to see if we can be an appropriate site.

New Business:

  • Bud Sheeler made a motion to purchase 1,000 practice targets for approximately $100 for our rifle team seconded by Ev Grower: Passed
  • Self Protection for Women
    • Next classes
    • November 22 at 2:00pm
    • December 20 at 2:00pm
  • Computers
    • A motion was made by Ev Gower to buy new computers with the officers approval seconded by Linda Watcher.
  • Christmas Party
    • Bud Sheeler made a motion to have the Christmas party on December 13 seconded by Shawn Cox: Passed

 Reminder Next Club meeting will be held on Thursday November 19 at 7pm

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Turkey Shoots

Turkey shoots start September 16 at 7pm! Remember once the first 5 rounds are full we will start shooting! Hope to see you there! 

August Meeting Highlights

Following the pledge to the flag the meeting was called to order by Jerry Tillia at 7:05PM, total in attendance was 36 including 8 officers.

A motion was made by Linda Watcher and seconded by Shawn Cox to accept the reading of July’s minutes. Passed

Officers Report:
Ed Mangerie: Camp Perry, Rene Baldwin won two metals and Isaac Deangelis won one metal

County League:
  • Youth foundation is hosting its first annual 100 target sporting clay event at Rochester Club 9/12/2015
  • Youth pheasant hunt will be at Raccoon State Park on October 10, 2015
  •          If you would like to see the minutes please contact Shawn Cox or go to the County League’s website (

Old business:
  • Game Dinner
    • October 2, 2015 at 6:00pm
    • A post card will be sent out within the next few weeks.
    • As a member you can bring yourself and two guests however, it is first come first serve. There is a limit of 100 people.
    • A fundraiser will be held during the dinner in which the money will be taken to send one teen to the Penn State Conservation Leadership Camp.
  • Scholarship Award
    • There will be two given out this year.
    • A letter will be sent out to the winners.
  • Woman’s Self Defense
    • There are five signed up
    • August 28, 2015
  • Cameras
    • The cameras are working well
  • Outdoor Show
    • It is reminded that if you are interested in going please let us know.

New Business:

  • Woman’s Self Defense Class
    • Another class is scheduled for September 25 2015 at 6:45pm
  • Turkey Shoots
    • Linda Watcher made a motion to have the turkey shoots on Wednesday’s at 7:00pm Starting on September 16th until the week before Thanksgiving seconded by Alex Hoyle: Passed
    • September 10th we will be rebuilding the targets for the turkey shoot. If you would like to help please come! If you have an electric drills please bring it.

New Members:

Brian Hatton
David Clark
Mark Hoyle
Michal Navoliu
James Quinn
David Meteney

Ev Gower made a motion to accept the six new members and Linda Watcher
seconded it: Passed.

50/50 won by Jack Libert for $33


Motion made by Bud Sheeler and seconded by Alex Hoyle Passed

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Self Defense for Women class

KBBSA will be holding a Self Defense for Women class Ages 14 and up. Class size limited to 15. The class will be held on Friday August 28, 2015 at 6:45 - 9:00 pm. This class uses discussion, videos and hands-on exercises to teach awareness, how to use pepper spray (adults) or a high power flashlight (anyone), plus simple, unarmed fighting techniques. It is free to attend.  Registration is required.  To register please call: 724-494-6533.

July's Minutes

July's minutes
Officers Report:
·         Walt Kazenski: six of the eight cameras are up and running. Currently the camera project is done until future need of cameras.
·         Bud Hacket: found the information out about the Cleveland Outdoor show, this information will be placed in with the renewal letter to find the interest from the club members.
County League:
·         Ohio River Trail is purposed to come into the area.
·         Conservation camp: there were 32 campers and 16 counselors everything went well.
·         Hunters education: there are five classes scheduled currently
·         Youth Field day: will be held 7/18/15
·         August there will be an online site to take donations for the Hereford Manor Lake renovation. The site will be given at the next county league meeting.
·         If you would like to see the minutes please contact Shawn Cox or go to the County League’s website (

Old business:
  • Walt Kazenski was reimbursed for the camera’s: $974.87
  • Shawn Cox was reimbursed for the youth field day door prizes: $69.90
  • Jessica Tressler was reimbursed for the key’s and offices supplies:$256.87
  • Audit
    • It is believed that we have a Geneva Accounting Student to do our audit everything will be moving forward in the current future.
  • ·         Pipe line
o   The pipe line has currently changed their route. If anything changes it will be relayed to the membership.

New Business:

·         Game Dinner for the county League:
o   The club will have to provide the condiments, dinnerware, and drinks.
o   October 2 is the purposed date.
o   All the details will be ironed out.
o   Ev Gower made a motion to have the dinner on October 2 and the club will provide the condiments, dinnerware, and drinks Dick Logan seconded: Passed
·         Woman self defense class
o   August 28
o   Starts at 6:45
o   Free
o   Ages 14 and up
o   Contact Ev Gower
o   Shawn Cox made a motion seconded by Linda Watcher: Passed.
·         NRA Dues are Due
o   Bud Sheeler made a motion to join the NRA for Five years at the cost of $150 Alex Hoyle second: Passed.

Next meeting will be held on Aug 27 at 7pm
Reminder Dues are due by September 30