January Meeting Minutes

Vandergrift Sportsmen’s Association, Inc.                                                  January 9, 2024

The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 7:00 PM, presided over by  President Jim Waltenbaugh There were 16 members present. The meeting opened with the “Pledge of Allegiance.” The minutes from the December  meeting were passed out to all members present. A motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Jeff Pope and seconded by Roy Huth. The motion was passed by voice vote. The treasure’s report was passed out to all members present. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as read was made by Frank Gray  and seconded by Terry Huth. The motion passed by voice vote.


Francis Gray gave an update on getting the clubs dusk to dawn light replaced. Francis has sent a registered letter to the Utility Commission and now has a case number.

Neil Jankosky gave a update on Mail Chimp and is trying to get a discount for the club because we are a nonprofit organization.

Neil has also applied for a demolition permit for the old club house.



Jim Waltenbaugh reported that the rifle range shooting shelter needs checked. He suspects that there may be leak over the fourth shooting bench.


Larry Laurenti reported the gong, at the 200 yard range, has been repaired and installed.


Jim Wigle, Jim Waltenbaugh, Richard Catchpole, and Butch Schreckengost –

Larry Laurenti stated the backing boards on all ranges will need to be checked after all the rain that club has had. 


Larry Laurenti 



Steve Milcic gave the report on the trap range. There was an opening balance of  xxxxx. They shot 19 lines. The income was $0.00. Expenses were $0.00. That leaves an ending balance of xxxxx.

Steve reported that he has received a bill from the architect for making the handicap compliance plan for the trap range club house. The invoice was for xxxxx    .



Jim Troiano reported a balance of $0.00. Expenses were $ 0.00. There were no lines shot. The income was $0.00  Jim also reported that he turned over $0.00 to the treasure. Leaving an ending balance  


Frank Gray stated that Youth Day will be on the first Saturday of August 2024.


Jim Lewis stated that the NRA will have its annual fund raiser February 3rd, 2024.


Jim Lewis has received 610 renewals so far.

A motion to accept seventy-three new members was made by Jim Lewis and seconded by Jeff Pope. The motion passed by voice vote.

Jim has presented seventy-three new members to be installed into the club after their orientation on January 14, 2024.

Jim turned over xxxxx, to the treasurer, from dues collection.


Jill Cooper, a newly elected representative from the Pa House, gave a talk on some of things that she does for the districts that she represents.

A motion to get a table at the NRA fund raising dinner was made by Larry Laurenti and seconded by Frank Gray. The motion passed by voice vote.

Larry Laurenti stated the new club house door code has been changed. He will change the gate code this week.

RAFFLE The  raffle was won by Jeff Pope.  He won xxxxx and donated it to the Youth Day.


A motion to pay the bills was made by Francis Gray and seconded by Steve Milcic. The motion passed by voice vote.


A motion for adjournment was made by Rich Catchpole and seconded by Frank Gray. The motion passed by voice vote.

Minutes submitted by: Geff Spiering