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Vol 2002, May Issue 


May 2002

The Meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 2002, 7:30 P.M.

Range Closed May 23 and 24, Sun-up till 4:30 P.M.

The range will be closed from sun-up to 4:30 p.m. on May 23 and 24 to allow for some heavy equipment range maintenance and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to test for lead in the soil.

 The testing is required as part of the San Juan Wildlife Federation (SJWF) request to acquire land from the BLM for a shooting range northwest of Farmington, north of Twin Peaks Boulevard. The area is in the vicinity of Safety City, the law enforcement shooting range.

 The SJWF wants to acquire BLM land in this area by utilizing the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, approved by Congress in 1954.  The act authorizes sale or lease of public lands for recreation or public purposes to state and local government, and nonprofit organizations that qualify.

 Let’s permit the BLM to do its testing May 23 and 24 (a Wednesday and Thursday) by planning our shooting to avoid the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Shooting will be allowed both days before 8 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m.

 Copies of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act are available by contacting Bill Papich at the Farmington BLM office at 599-6324.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 P.M. by Vice President Ray on Tuesday, April 16, 2002. Members signed in: 39

1st Reading of Prospective New Members

The names of 6 prospective new members were read.

2nd Reading of Prospective New Members

The following 12 prospective members were present when their names were called and were accepted as members upon a MOTION that was SECONDED and then PASSED by unanimous vote: Charles Sylvia, Robert Boyd, Robert Hickey, Ronnie Bullington, Michelle Morris, Daniel Waegele, Randy Todacheene, John Miller, Chuck Moffett, Gino Attardi, George Spires, and Charles Travis III.

Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes were read by the Secretary and APPROVED by the President when there were no additions or corrections.

Officer, Standing Committee and Board Reports

Secretary Higgins reported:  Membership: As of 4/9/02 there are 475 members; 198 of which are NRA members for a NRA percentage of 42%. The next cutoff date for delinquent membership renewals is May 1, 2002. Members are delinquent if fees are not paid within 90 days of the member’s expiration date. Forty nine members will be deleted if dues are not paid by May 1st. “Cutoff” means that members will be removed from the newsletter mailing list and they will not receive the new gate lock combination given in the newsletter.

New Business

Sponsor Girls Softball Team (Dana Clevenger)

Dana explained the need of a dozen girls, aged 11 to 15, his included, that need a sponsor if they are to play in the city leagues this year. A MOTION was made, with SECOND, to give—an amount to be decided later—to the Jazzers girl’s softball team. Discussion followed. MOTION to amend the prior motion to specify the amount as $1719. No discussion. Amendment PASSED unanimously. Vote on original motion: PASSED with one dissenting vote.


Caps and sweatshirts for sale after the meeting—Richard Moore

Drawing for 2 NRA Banquet tickets: Bond Kinney and Robert Byrd the winners.

NRA Banquet tickets available from Leah for $25 each.


MOTION made, SECONDED, and PASSED to adjourn at 7:23 P.M.

J. Patrick Higgins, Secretary


If you have any announcements, please call Anna Kinney 564-3651, email: ptnopt@fisi.net or mail it to the Federation address: PO Box 1411, Farmington NM, 87499.  The deadline for the newsletter is 7PM, the Sunday one week prior to the next meeting.

If you move let the Secretary Pat Higgins know!

Our Next Meeting is Tuesday May 21, 2002 at &:30 P.M

Yeah Jazzers!!!

In case you missed the vote at the last meeting or the notation in the minutes, we are now the proud sponsors of a girls softball team named the “Jazzers”.  In a nearly unanimous vote (only one no), the San Juan Wildlife Federation agreed to help support the girl’s softball team for this year only. 

          During the discussion, it was agreed that we would fund the league fees, uniforms, bats, helmets, catcher’s equipment and insurance. The team will put the Federation name and logo on a banner to be displayed at all of their games and our logo is already on the girl’s uniforms.  I’ll keep you updated on their progress during the summer. 

          If you would like to meet the team and their coach, please come up to the May meeting and say hello.  We will also have a team picture posted in the clubhouse.

Jazzers’ Game Schedule

May 24  Friday  6:00 pm - New Sports Center Field 8

May 29  Wednesday  5:30 pm - New Sports Center Field 8

June 1   Saturday  Double Header, 9:00 am and 12 noon - Ricketts Park Field 2

June 3   Monday 7:00 pm - New Sports Center Field 8

June 11  Tuesday  5:30 pm - Ricketts Park Field 2

June 13  Thursday 8:30 pm - Ricketts Park Field 2

June 17  Monday 8:30 pm - Ricketts Park  Field 1

June 25  Tuesday 7:00 pm - Ricketts Park  Field 1

 Yeah Jazzers, again!!!

The Outdoor Range officer would like to thank all of the Jazzers who came up the clubhouse May 5th and painted and cleaned up the place.  They don’t belong to the club but they put more work into it than the rest of the membership.

 Still Cleaning House May 18 - 19

The range officers still need all the help they can get.  We’d like to look our best so we’ll be painting the front gate and all around outside, sweeping the dirt (yes I do mean sweeping the dirt) and generally sprucing things up.

If you missed the first clean up, shame on you!

 Thank you, May 4th and 5th clean-up crew

A big thank you goes out to Buster Freestone, Frank Blackmer, Robert Womack and Jack Reid for Saturday’s work. 

The Sunday crew consisted of the girls, the coach and parents from the Jazzers Softball Team, Jim Freudenberg, Dick McGuire, Myron Crockett, Peter Kinney, Katie Kinney, and two of their friends who don’t even belong to the membership.

It seems like everybody but the membership is glad to help clean up the range.   

 Desperately Needed

The range needs an arc welder, either AC or DC, a generator that can run an AC arc welder (50 amp), a large complete cutting torch set for oxygen / acetylene, and the gas tanks.  If you have any of these items, in working condition, that you can donate or funds for these items, please call Wayland Moore 402-7826.  If you have or know of any of this equipment that is good condition and wish to sell it, call Wayland at 402-7826.  Thank you.

 IDPA Classifier June 1st,  9 AM

This will be the last one before the State Match June 7, 8 & 9.  Any questions call Tom Maddox 325-2889 or Bill Mahnke 325-4005

Gate Combination Change

Gate Combination Change at the May 20th Meeting

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors will be meeting every 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm. (Same day the newsletter has to be in.)  The members at large are welcome to attend.

Range Schedule

The 2002 range schedule is available at the secretary’s desk at the during meetings. Stop by and pick one up.

All activities must be cleared with the Executive Range Officer and written on the Range Calendar.

What a Blast:

The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.


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