NORTH DAKOTA TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION
Board of Directors
Fall Meeting October 28, 2000


The fall meeting of the NDTA was called to order by President Louis Kuster at 10:00 am at Jake's Spice and Spirits, Minot North Dakota.  The Board Members present include: Chester Nelson, Jim Folvag, Louis Kuster, Dave Harmon, Dan Peterson, Bill Suda, Norris Olson, Marv Hanson, Jeff Wagner, Duane Blinsky and Tim Kaffar.  Darold Asbridge was absent.

Tim Kaffar read the minutes of the 2000 annual meeting and the fall 1999-board meetings.  There was some discussion on providing name tags for the board members.  Duane Blinsky made a motion seconded by Norris Olson to provide name tags for the board members.   The motion passed. Duane will look into the cost and provide examples for the board at the next meeting. 

There was some discussion on making a "Policy Manual".  Tim Kaffar will review the past minutes and prepare a list of policies.

Tim Kaffar read the Treasurer's report.  A motion was made by Marv Hanson to approve the report; seconded by Duane Blinsky.  The motion passed.

There was no information on the State Teams yet.

Chet Nelson reported that we had $4426.00 in the Gifts, Grants and Memorial Funds.

Old Business

Developing a shooter questionnaire was discussed to determine what shooter like and dislike.  Jeff Wagner will send out a questionnaire to all North Dakota shooters who shot 500 total targets.

New Business

Bill Suda made a motion, which was seconded by Dan Peterson to keep stipends the same as in previous years.  The motion passed.

Marv Hanson made a motion, which was seconded by Norris Olson to keep the State Shoot added money the same as last year ($1415.00).  The motion passed.

Chet Nelson made a motion, which was seconded by Jeff Wagner to provide a High Over All Non-resident (or open, if that satisfies the All-American requirements) trophy to the State Shoot program (1000 targets).  The motion passed.

Marv Hanson made a motion, which was seconded by Bill Suda to keep the trophy money the same as last year  ($4500 from the NDTA, $1700 from the host gun club as well as the third place junior and sub junior team trophies) with a conservation print for the Non-resident High Over All.  The motion passed.

Chet Nelson made a motion, which was seconded by Jeff Wagner that an additional $150 would be provided from the Girard Memorial to be used for Friday's sub junior, junior and veteran special classes.  The motion passed.

Chet Nelson made a motion, which was seconded by Dave Harmon to allow the host club of the State Shoot to charge $21.00 target fees ($16.00 for junior and sub juniors).  The motion passed.

Chet Nelson made a motion, which was seconded by Norris Olson that the NDTA will pay $6.00 for those who shoot the Championship singles toward the cost of a banquet ticket.  The motion passed.

Duane Blinsky made a motion, which was seconded by Bill Suda to change the target requirements for the 2002 All-State Team to:

1500 Singles
1300 Handicap
1000 Doubles

After some discussion the motion failed.

A discussion was held on classification.  The shooter must declare if they are shooting special class.

Marv Hanson made a motion to keep the ATA delegate and Secretary/Treasurer allowance the same ($500 for ATA delegate and $400 for Secretary/Treasurer).  The motion passed.

After some discussion the NDTA Board of Directors developed the following position statement:

The NDTA has taken the position that only one major shoot per year maybe hosted by a club, but due to the situation of the clubs if a club requests a change we may have to change that policy.

Chet Nelson made a motion, which was seconded by Norris Olson to nominate Duane Aga and Bruce Kaiser to the NDTA Hall of Fame.  The motion passed.

Norris Olson made a motion, which was seconded by Jeff Wagner to approve the shoot dates as presented.   The motion passed.

A discussion was held on developing a NDTA web page.  Dave Harmon will look into what it costs and how to set it up.

The meeting was adjourned.