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I have 5 questions that I would appreciate if you would give me your answers. I appreciate your commentary and remarks, but please at least break out your answers so I can easily compile them. 4 of them are yes/no,  #2 is a number of months. Thanks.

 

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1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months)

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?

 

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35 minutes ago, Snakebite said:

I have 5 questions that I would appreciate if you would give me your answers. I appreciate your commentary and remarks, but please at least break out your answers so I can easily compile them. 4 of them are yes/no,  #2 is a number of months. Thanks.

 

Snakebite

 

1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months)

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?

 

 

 

 

2 different clubs, so 2 different answers

 

club 1

yes

we don't have one

no

no

no

 

club 2

no

12

yes

above a certain amount

yes

 

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Main club:

 

1. Yes

2. Never

3. No

4. No

5. No

 

The Cowboys:

1. No

2. Monthly

3. Yes

4. No

5. Yes

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1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year? We have a 5 member Board, elections every 2 years, usually the same people.

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months) Monthly shoot shooters meeting we go over any issues with range, lease, expenses upcoming events and rules clarifications.

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?  We loose some and gain some, seems to stay about the same with that.

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures? NO!

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting? Annually

 

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Both of the clubs I represent exist as disciplines under the auspices of parent private gun clubs. Neither "cowboy" club collects membership dues, with income being completely from monthly entry fees, and also, in the case of Club #1, from our annual, which averages 110 shooters/year. 

 

Club 1:

1. Yes

2. Annually, in January.

3. Yes, primarily due to older members passing away, and in a few cases lately, to folks escaping the "great" state of Illinois.

4. Yes, if anything major.

5. Yes, but primarily in regards to profit/loss from our annual, and to our total yearly contribution to the parent gun club.

 

Club 2:

1. Yes

2. No, except informally if some issue arises.

3. Yes, but gained others, so the total number hardly varies.

4. No

5. No

 

CS

Edited by Count Sandor, SASS #74075
clarity

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3 hours ago, Snakebite said:

I have 5 questions that I would appreciate if you would give me your answers. I appreciate your commentary and remarks, but please at least break out your answers so I can easily compile them. 4 of them are yes/no,  #2 is a number of months. Thanks.

 

Snakebite

 

1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?  Yes

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months).  Never.  SASS club is a subgroup under a parent organization.  

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?  No

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?  No.  All SASS funds go to the parent origination.  Parent organization approves expenditures. 

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?  No.  Parent organization does

 

 

 

 

Edited by Matthew Duncan

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5 hours ago, Snakebite said:

1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months)

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?

1. Yes

 

2. Joined in 2016, have never seen one for all members.

 

3. Yes

 

4. No

 

5.No

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8 hours ago, Snakebite said:

I have 5 questions that I would appreciate if you would give me your answers. I appreciate your commentary and remarks, but please at least break out your answers so I can easily compile them. 4 of them are yes/no,  #2 is a number of months. Thanks.

 

Snakebite

 

1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months)

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?

 

 

 

1. Officer positions usually are the same, but Board members are term limited to 2 consecutive 1-yr terms but can be re-elected after sitting out a year.

2. Once a year.

3. not significantly

4. no, Board members vote on expenditures over $100.

5. yes

 

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1.       1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?  No, although there are probably 5  people who rotate through these positions.

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months) Once per month Plus one match per month April through October.

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years? No.  Increased slightly.

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?  No.  

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting? Yes.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Yes
  2. We convey info both at matches and in special meetings of which way have 2-3 a year.
  3. Yes
  4. No but we must submit an annual budget to our main club for their approval
  5. No  We are a shooting discipline of the main club and therefore do not have our own treasury.

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Thanks for gathering this data, and thanks in advance for publishing the results.

this kind of data, and 'best practices' of Cowboy clubs should be something the governing body (SASS) aggregates and publishes.

It would be interesting to benchmark with other clubs ! SASS should publish an annual survey and analysis.

ive been shooting two years, and it seems like the same 10 percent do 90 percent of the work. I think that makes "change" hard, both because changing is hard, but also there is a great comfort in the efficiencies of an old routine when you are under-staffed.

its also very interesting to see how the Cowboy Clubs are treated by the Gun Club.

1 YES

2 NO meeting, just announcements at monthly match

3 YES

4 NO

5 NO

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Thanks for the feedback

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1.     1. Are your club officer positions filled by the same people year after year?    Yes, after an almost complete replacement several years ago

 

2.       2. How often does your club have a full/dedicated membership meeting? (in months)  every 12 months

 

3.       3. Has your club membership dropped over the past 5 years?  Yes

 

4.       4. Does your membership vote on club expenditures?   No, just officers.

 

5.       5. Does your club membership receive a complete financial report at every meeting?  No.  Monthly report to officers.

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