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Monthly Meeting Minutes - December 10, 2007:
 
     President Bill Boots called the monthly meeting to order by leading the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Last month's minutes and treasurer's reports were read and approved.  Spring turkey shoots will begin on
March 4 each Tuesday through April 8, 2008 at 6:30 P.M.  The club's annual banquet will be held on Saturday,
March 15, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. at the New Beaver Borough Fire Hall.  The speaker for the event will be Ralph
Martone.  A newsletter with details and a reservation form for this event will be mailed sometime in February. 
The dinner is open to the public.  Club members were reminded to observe the range rules, especially the
shooting hours which begin at 1:00 P.M. on Sundays.  The range is only open to club members, no guests,
and all members must be in possession of their membership card and display their current membership badge
when using the range.  Both items must be presented if asked for by the Range Officer. Club memberships for
2008 may now be purchased at any club meeting or activity.  Annual dues for juniors (age 0-17) - $2.00; regular
members (18-64) - $30.00; senior members (65+) - $15.00.  A first time joiners' fee of $10.00 will be added to
a new members' total or to anyone who has lapsed their membership past March 31st of any given year.  A
range road gate key may be purchased for $5.00 Lifetime memberships may also be purchased for regular
members - $300.00 or senior members - $150.00.  The new range key will be exchanged at the banquet and
the new lock will be changed effective April 1, 2008. A report was given concerning the progress of the December
fundraiser for the Allan Bevington Memorial Fishing Access.  The officers and directors wish to thank everyone
who sold or purchased tickets to benefit this worthwhile cause.  Carl Custozzo announced that Lawrence County
Council will hold its monthly meeting at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club on Thursday, January 17, 2008
beginning at 8:00 P.M.  All members are encouraged to attend.  There will be no Board of Directors' meeting
on December 31, 2007 and the next regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008
beginning at 7:00 P.M.  The winner of the evening's door prize was Andy Kelly.  Special thanks to Lee Winegar
and Adam Kelly who served refreshments to the members who were present.
Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - November 20, 2007: 

     The following participants were winners in the last ham and turkey shoot for the
Fall season on Tuesday, November 20, 2007:  Harry Stephenson, Eric Custozzo,
Jim Dambach, Jim Cory, Tom Gorgas, Kevin Hall, Michael Davis, Alex Stillwagon,
Dale Davis, Robert McConahy and Spencer Renner. The winner of the youth shoot
was Ben Aiken.  Next Spring the turkey shoots will begin on Tuesday, March 4, 2008
through April 8, 2008.  All shoots begin at 6:30 P.M.  The officers and Board of Directors
would like to thank everyone who helped with this fundraiser and to those who support
the club by participating in the events.  All shoots are open to the public. 
There will be no Board of Directors' meeting on Monday, November 26, 2007, but
there will be a regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 10, 2007 beginning
at 7:00 P.M.  Club memberships for 2008 may be purchased at this meeting.  Annual
dues for juniors (age 0-17) - $2.00; regular members (18-64) - $30.00; senior members
(65+) - $15.00.  A first time joiners' fee of $10.00 will be added to new members' total
or to anyone who has lapsed their membership past March 31st of any given year. 
A range road gate key may be purchased for $5.00.  Lifetime memberships may also
be purchased for regular members -$300.00 or senior members - $150.00.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - November 13, 2009:

     The following participants were winners at last evening's ham & turkey shoot:  Jonathan Greathouse,
Joan Crowther, Jim Dambach, Larry Price, Jim Cory, Cory Crowther, Dale Davis, Al Crowther, Andy Schaffer,
Harry Stephenson, Dick Bayer, Tyler Maine, Cody McDanel and Jeff Kellner. T he winner of the shoot for youth
was Brian McLaughlin.  The last shoot of the season will be held next Tuesday, November 20, 2007 beginning
at 6:30 P.M.
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - November 12, 2007:

     President Bill Boots led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance as he called the monthly meeting to order. 
Carl Custozzo and Chuck Bevington gave updates on the PA Game Commission's stocking of pheasants and
the Allan Bevington Memorial Fishing Access.  Tickets are being sold by club members for the month of
December 2007 based on the PA 3-digit 7 P.M. lottery number to fund the boating access in Wampum.  All
stubs and money should be returned to the club by the last Fall turkey shoot on November 20th.  There will be
2 more turkey shoots this Fall at the clubhouse on Tuesdays Nov. 13 & 20 beginning at 6:30 P.M.  Spring turkey
shoots will begin on March 4 through April 8, 2008 at 6:30 P.M.  At this time, two more target stations will be
added to the line to make a total of 16 shooters per round.  It was announced that the club's annual banquet will
be held on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the New Beaver Borough Fire Hall beginning at 6:00 P.M.  The speaker
for the evening will be Mr. Ralph Martone.  A newsletter with details and a reservation form for this event will be
mailed to members sometime in February.  The dinner is open to the public.  Club officers for 2008 are as follows:
President-William B. Boots, Vice President-Ronald Aiken, Recording Secretary-Janice Greathouse, Treasurer-
Fred Moyer, Membership Secretary-Lee Winegar, Range Officer-Bob Horton, N.R.A. Executive Officer-Chuck
Bevington and Delegates to County Council - Carl Custozzo and Fred Moyer.  The following members have been
elected to the Board of Directors for 2008: Carl Custozzo, Charles Baker, Tim Kelly, Willard Deemer, Cliff Musser, William J. Boots, Sr., and John Wilmes. They join the other directors who are LeRoy Houk, Carl Jaskolka, Adam Kelly, Joseph Musser, David Shaffer, Frank Tomon and Dick Bayer who will be up for election in November 2008 for the year 2009.  The winner of the evening's door prize was David Shaffer.  Special thanks to Adam Kelly who served the members refreshments.  SPECIAL NOTICE: There will be NO meetings for the Board of Directors on Monday, November 26th (because of deer season) or December 31st (because of New Year's Eve); however, there will be a regular membership meeting on Monday, December 10, 2007 beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Dues for 2008 may be paid at any meeting or club activity.  They must be paid by March 31, 2008 to avoid a late fee and to receive a new key for the range road gate which will be changed effective April 1, 2008.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - November 6, 2007:

     The following participants were winners in last evening's ham and turkey shoots at the Ellwood/Wampum
Rod & Gun Club:  Taran Spielvogel, Don Reed, Bob Mohr, George Brenneman, Jon Atkison, Cory Crowthers,
Jim Dambach, Bill Shuttleworth and Al Crowther.  There will be two more shoots this Fall on Tuesday,
November, 13 & 20, 2007 beginning at 6:30 P.M.  All shoots are open to the public. A shoot for youth will be
held each week.
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For Your Information:
 
     Election of officers and Board of Directors for the club's 2008 slate will be held on Monday, November 12,
2007 at the club's regular monthly meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend and cast their vote.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - October 30, 2007:
 
     The following participants were winners last evening at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's Fall ham
& turkey shoot:  Eric Blanchard, Lori Gorgas (double winner), Tom Gorgas, Jim Dambach, Bob Wallis, Harry
Stephenson, Paul Aiken, Brandon Hinzman, Derek McClymonds, Anthony Meneice, and Jonathan Greathouse.  
The winner of the shoot for youth (ages 17 and under) was Taran Spielvogel.  The next shoot will be on Tuesday,
November 6, 2007 beginning at 6:30 P.M.  All shoots are open to the public and will continue each Tuesday
through November 20, 2007.  Just a reminder that the elections for club officers and board of directors for 2008
will be at the next regular club meeting on Monday, November 12, 2007 beginning at 7:00 P.M.  All members
should plan on attending.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - October 23, 2007:
 
     The following participants were winners in last evening's Fall ham and turkey shoots which were held at the
Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club:  Jonathan Tengeres, Joanne Crowthers, Al Crowther, Sr., Kevin Hall, Tom
Gorgas, John Lubich, Jim Dambach, Bob Smiley, Lori Gorgas, Bob McConahy and Tyler Smiley.  The next
shoot will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 6:30 P.M. and continue each Tuesday through November 20,
2007 at the clubhouse.  A special shoot will be held for the youth.  These events are open to the public.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - October 16, 2007:
 
     The following participants were winners at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's Fall ham and turkey
shoot last evening:  Tylor Smiley, John Lubich, John Clyde, Al Crowther, Jr., George Brenneman, Brandon
Hinzman, Steve Vardzel, Al Crowther, Sr., Jim Dambach, Kevin Hall, Jonathan Tengeres, Brianna Viccari,
Bob McConahy and Derek McClymonds.  The winner of the evening's youth shoot was Taran Spielvogel. 
The next shoot will be held at the clubhouse on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 6:30 P.M.  Shoots will continue
through November 20, 2007 and are open to the public.
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Monthly Meeting Minutes: October 8, 2007:

     President Bill Boots led the members who were present in the Pledge of
Allegiance as he called the monthly meeting to order.  It was announced that the
Fall turkey season is listed in the hunting digest as Oct. 27- Nov. 12, 2007 (it
should end on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007), but the 12th will be honored since it is
in print.  Range officer, Bob Horton, thanked John Wilmes, Tim Kelly, and Adam
Kelly for fixing the range road.  Carl Custozzo announced that turkey shoots will
continue being held each Tuesday at the clubhouse beginning at 6:30 P.M.
through November 20, 2007.  A special shoot for youth participants will be held
each week.  All shoots are open to the public.  Chuck Bevington announced that
the Northwest Region's open house for the PA Game Commission will be on
Oct. 21st and 22nd at the Rocky Grove Fire Hall at 29 Wood Street, Franklin, PA
in Venango County.  Sunday's time is from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Monday's
time will be from 3:00-8:00 P.M.  Janice Greathouse was the winner of the
evening's door prize.  Election of officers and Board of Directors for 2008 will be
held at the next monthly meeting on Monday, November 12, 2007.  The next
Board of Directors' meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2007.  All
meetings begin at 7:00 P.M.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - October 9, 2007:
 
     The following participants were winners at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's Fall turkey shoot on
October 9, 2007: Jim Dambach, George Brenneman, David Brenneman, Tom Gorgas, Eric Blanchard, Jason
Barton, Albert Schaffer, Jr.,Ron Gebhardt, Al Crowther, Sr., Harry Stephenson, Spencer Renner, Matt Gebhardt
and Ken Gebhardt.  All shoots are open to the public.  The next shoot will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
beginning at 6:30 P.M.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - October 2, 2007:
 
     The following participants were winners at last night's Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's Fall turkey
shoots:  Julia Taylor, Jim Leonhardt, Dale Taylor, David Shaffer, George Brenneman, Rebekah Barton, Trista
Gebhardt, Tom Gorgas, Harry Stephenson and Bill McClymonds.  A special shoot will be held each week for
youth.  The next turkey shoot will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 beginning at 6:30 P.M.  This event is
open to the public.  The shoots will continue each Tuesday through November 20, 2007.
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Fall Turkey Shoot results - September 18 & 25, 2007:
     Winners at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's recent turkey and ham shoots are as follows:

     Sept. 18 - George Brenneman, Trista Gebhardt, Cory Crowthers, Tom Gorgas, Paul Aiken, Jim Dambach,
                     Bob Epling, Chris Shaffer and Bill McClymonds.

     Sept. 25 - Eric Blanchard, Trista Gebhardt, Tom Gorgas, Jackie Main, Paul Aiken, Brandon Hinzman,
                    Jim Dambach,Jonathon Tengeres and Derek McClymonds.

     Each week there will be a shoot in which only youth will participate. The club's next shoot, which is open
to the public, will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2007.  Fall shoots will be held each Tuesday beginning at
6:30 P.M. through November 20, 2007.
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MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES - September 10, 2007:

     President Bill Boots led the club members in the Pledge of Allegiance as he called the monthly meeting
to order.  Chuck Bevington announced that there will be seven open houses on deer management put on by
the PA Game Commission for all interested residents.  In the 2003-07 Deer Management Plan, three goals
were identified: to improve deer health, improve forest health and reduce deer/human conflicts. Two additional
goals for which the agency is seeking public input are to manage deer to provide recreational opportunities
and to improve the public's knowledge and understanding of deer and the deer management program. The
Northwest Region's open house will be on Oct. 21 & 22, 2007 at the Rocky Grove Fire Hall at 29 Wood Street,
Franklin, PA in Venango County.  Directions are to take Rte. 417 North from Franklin, make a right at the
blinking light and the fire hall is on the left. Sunday's time is from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Monday's time
will be from 3:00 - 8:00 P.M. There will be a Sportsmen's Fair sponsored by Rep. Jaret Gibbons at the
Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club (State Route 288, Ellwood City) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 from
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.  The public may meet with their state representative, local and state game and fish officials,
outdoor vendors, and organizations dedicated to the outdoors and sportsmen's activities.  For more information,
contact Rep. Gibbon's district office at (724) 752-1133.  On Thursday, September 27, 2007 there will be a work
night at the clubhouse at 6:00 P.M. to prepare for this event.  Carl Custozzo announced that turkey shoots will
be held each Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 P.M. through November 20, 2007 at the clubhouse. There will
be a shoot for youth participants each week.  Trap shoots will be held each Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M.
for the month of September.  Both shoots are open to the public. Paul Aiken was the winner of the evening's
door prize.  Special thanks to the Bevington family for the refreshment donation and Lee Winegar and Adam
Kelly for serving the members who were present.
Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse 
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - August 20, 2007:

     President Bill Boots called the monthly meeting to order by leading the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Members Paul Aiken and Dick Bayer reported on their trip to Harrisburg, PA for an NRA conference on August
18, 2007.  Emphasis was placed on all of the organization's divisions and their importance to clubs when applying
for grants. "Eddie Eagle" was the program which is geared for children's safety around guns.  Range officer, Bob
Horton, announced that the last trap shoot for the summer will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 beginning
at 6:00 P.M. at the clubhouse.  Fall turkey shoots will start on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 beginning at 6:30
P.M. at the clubhouse through Tuesday, November 20, 2007.  The shoots are open to the public.  A special
shoot for youth will be held each week.  The club's annual family picnic was well attended by over 100 members
and their families in the Ted Garda N.R.A. Learning Center on the club grounds Sunday, August 19, 2007.
Everyone who made the event possible was thanked by President Boots.  Club members are selling $5.00 raffle
tickets for the month of December 2007 ($50 @ day) based on the 7:00 P.M. 3-digit PA lottery number.  The
money which is raised will be donated for a project to build a public access to the river in Wampum where boats
may be launched.  This is going to memorialize Sgt. Alan Bevington, a club member who was killed in September
2006 while serving in Iraq.  Fishing was a favorite hobby of Bevington's since childhood. The next Board of
Directors' meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, 2007 when Tom Baldrige from the N.R.A. will be the
speaker.  The next regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2007.  All meetings begin
at 7:00 P.M.  Charles Baker was the winner of the evening's door prize.  Special thanks to Carl Custozzo and
Kerry Hart for cooking the meat for the evening's meal and to Adam and Tim Kelly and LeRoy Houk for helping
with the kitchen committee.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - July 9, 2007

     President Bill Boots led the members in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Carl Custozzo announced
that the last hunting season was the safest on record.  However, there have been 6 fatalities in boating accidents
during the same period. Our club will host the Lawrence County Council meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at
8:00 P.M.  The next hunter safety couse in Lawrence County will be held at Castlewood Rod & Gun Club on
Thursday, July 19 (6-10 P.M.) and Saturday, July 21 (9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.).  NRA Executive Officer, Chuck
Bevington, announced that there is now a "Landowner Protection Order" which has closed the loopholes
concerning liability.  August 7, 2007 is the date when the first round of antlerless deer season license applications will be accepted.  When applying for archery early season antlerless licenses, you must write it above the management unit number on the outside of the envelope in RED ink. Lawrence County's Youth Field Day will be held on August 4, 2007 at the Mohoning Sports Club.  Reservations may be made by calling the PA Game Commission in Franklin, PA at (814) 432-3187. Trap shoots will continue to be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of July and August at 6:00 P.M. at the clubhouse.  Contact Bob Horton, range officer, at (724) 758-5880 for information.  The club's annual family picnic will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 19, 2007.  The regular monthly meeting will then be postponed from August 13th to August 20th. The next Board of Directors' meeting will be held on July 30th.  Janice Greathouse was the winner of the evening's door prize. Special thanks to Lee Winegar and Adam Kelly for serving refreshments.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - June 11, 2007:

     President Bill Boots called the monthly meeting to order by leading those in attendance in the Pledge of
Allegiance.  Carl Custozzo announced that Lawrence County's Youth Field Day will be held on Saturday,
August 4, 2007 at the Mahoning Sports Club.  Reservations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, June 19, 2007
by calling the Franklin Office of the PA Game Commission at (814) 432-3187.  Carl also told the members that
our U.S. Congressman, Jason Altmire, will have a representative at the New Castle American Legion every
Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to answer any questions which they might have.  The Coachman's Club will
have a picnic at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M.  
Tickets cost $25.00 in advance and are good for a drawing of 65 guns and $10,000.00.  Trap shoots will be held
on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of June, July and August at 6:00 P.M.  The next shoot will be June 19th. Contact
our Range Officer, Bob Horton, at (724) 758-5880 if you're interested.  A Hunter Safety Education class will be
held at our club on Thursday, June 14th (6-10 P.M.) and Saturday, June 16th (9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.).  Both
sessions must be attended to receive certification.  Lunch will be provided at the Saturday session.  No
pre-registration is needed.  Dick Bayer was the winner of the evening's door prize.  The next regular monthly
meeting will be Monday, July 9, 2007 and the next Board of Directors' meeting will be Monday, June 25, 2007. 
All meetings begin at 7:00 P.M.  Special thanks to Lee Winegar and Adam Kelly for serving refreshments. 

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - May 14, 2007:

    
President Bill Boots called the monthly meeting to order by leading those in attendance in the Pledge of
Allegiance.  Carl Custozzo announced that he told Jared Gibbons, our local state representative, that we are
in opposition to HB 760.  It was decided that because of the Memorial Day holiday on the last Monday of May
that the next Board of Directors' meeting will be held immediately after the next regular meeting on June 11, 2007
at 7:00 P.M.  Bill DeJoseph, who is the club sponsor of the "Woods and Water Club" at Lincoln High School,
spoke to the club members concerning joint activities and trap shooting/turkey shoots.  Our club's Hunter Safety
Education course will be held on Thursday, June 14 (6-10 P.M.) and Saturday, June 16 (9 A.M. to 5 P.M.).  Both
sessions must be attended to receive certification.  Lunch will be provided at the Saturday session.  No
pre-registration is needed.  Trap shoots will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of June, July, and August
beginning at 6:00 P.M.  The first shoot will be June 5, 2007.  Contact our Range Officer, Bob Horton at
(724) 758-5880 if you're interested.  Lawrence County will hold a Youth Field Day on August 4, 2007.  The
Coachmen's Club will hold their 65 gun and $10,000 raffle at the Lawrence County fairgrounds on June 23, 2007. 
The cost of the ticket is $25.00.  Special thanks to Lee Winegar and Adam Kelly for serving refreshments.  The
winner of the evening's door prize was Frank Tomon.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - April 9, 2007:

     President Bill Boots led the members in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Richard McCronich asked
the club to donate money for the purchase of fish for the Kids' Trout Derby.  Ron Aiken made a motion, second
by Joe Musser to donate the same amount as last year (motion passed).  The derby will be held on Sunday,
May 27, 2007 for girls and boys ages 13 and younger from 1:00-3:00 P.M.  Registration will begin at 12:00 noon
at the second bridge in Wurtemburg.  Range Officer, Bob Horton, announced that trap shoots will be held on the
first and third Tuesday of June, July and August beginning at 6:00 P.M.  Anyone who is interested may contact
Bob at (724) 758-5880.  Chuck Bevington spoke to the club members about a public access and pier to the
Beaver River, possibly in the Wampum area, which will be built in memory of his younger brother, Sgt. Allan R.
Bevington of Beaver Falls, who was killed September 21, 2006 while serving in Iraq.  Allan, age 22 and an avid
fisherman from our club, often complained about how hard it was to find good fishing spots while serving in the
Army.  His family is in the process of fundraising and working out details among local sporting shops and clubs. 
If you are willing to help in any way, Chuck may be contacted at: chuckbevington@aol.com.  WCO Joe Morris
from the Fish and Boat Commission, and WCO Jeff Kendall from the PA Game Commission are working to have
three boat access areas installed along the Shenango River according to Lawrence County Council delegate
Carl Custozzo.  Areas being considered are the Pulaski Game Lands, Nashau Bridge and The Harbo.  This is
being done with grant money.  It was also announced that you must have a permit now to trap turtles.  The
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is holding another calendar raffle which goes from June through
August for $10.00.  The winner of the evening's door prize was Fred Moyer.  Special thanks to Lee Winegar and
Adam Kelly for serving refreshments to those in attendance.  The next Board of Directors will meet on Monday,
April 30, 2007 and the next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 14, 2007.  All meetings begin at
7:00 P.M.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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Monthly Meeting Minutes - March 12, 2007:

     President Bill Boots called the meeting to order by leading those in attendance
in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Wildlife Conservation Officer, Jeff Kendall, discussed
CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) happening in elk and penned deer. As of right
now, humans can't contract CWD, but it is just one prion away from CJD
(Cruesthfield Jacob's Disease).  Anyone who processes their own deer should
leave bones out of the cut.  Brain material could also be infected.  WCO Kendall
also went over all of the proposed deer seasons for both archery and rifle.  Our
club's hunter safety class will be on Thursday, June 14 (6-10:00 P.M.) and
Saturday, June 16, 2007 (9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.).  BOTH sessions must be
attended for certification. The club's annual banquet will be held on Saturday,
March 24, 2007 at 6:00 P.M. at the New Beaver Borough Fire Hall.  Dinners are
$12.00 each with selections of stuffed chicken breast or braised steak. 
Reservations may be mailed with a check made payable to "Ellwood/Wampum
Rod & Gun Club", P.O. Box 442, Ellwood City, PA 16117 by Saturday March 17,
2007.  The speaker this year will be Ted Montgomery, Northwest Director of the
PA Deer Association, whose topic will be "Unusual Facts About Deer".  Spring
turkey shoots will continue each Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. through April 10, 2007 at
the clubhouse.  A special shoot for youth only will be held each evening.  Special
thanks to Lee Winegar and Adam Kelly for serving refreshments. The next Board
of Directors' meeting will be Monday, March 26th and the next regular meeting
will be Monday, April 9, 2007. All meetings begin at 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                             
Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse
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MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES - January 8, 2007:

     President Bill Boots led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Spring
turkey shoots will begin March 6 - April 10, 2007. They will begin at 6:30 P.M.  
The club's annual banquet will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
at the New Beaver Borough Fire Hall.  Ted Montgomery, the Northwest Director
of the PA Deer Association, will be the speaker for the evening.  His topic will be
"Unusual Facts About Whitetails".  Newsletters will be mailed to current members
with reservation forms for the banquet.  The meal selections this year will be either
braised steak or stuffed chicken breasts. Remember that the club's mailing
address is: Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club, P.O. Box 442, Ellwood City, PA
16117.  "Laurel Sportsman's Night Out" will be held at Laurel High School on
Friday, February 23, 2007 beginning at 6:00 P.M.  Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. 
Our club is sponsoring the gun which is to be given away to the winner of the
drawing for the "Big Buck Wall of Fame" buck mounts.  Anyone is permitted to
enter their trophy mount in this contest. The winner of the evening's door prize
was John Eicholtz.  Special thanks to Lee Winegar & Adam Kelly for serving
refreshments.  Remember that dues for 2007 are now payable.  A late fee will
be imposed beginning April 1, 2007. Regular members (ages 18-64) - $30,
Senior members (65 & older) - $15, and Junior members (17 & younger) - $2. 
Members who have lapsed their membership will pay an initiation fee of $10.
ANYONE who uses the club's rifle range must be in possession of a CURRENT
2007 membership card/badge OR a lifetime membership card/badge.  This is
because of financial liability.  Remember that the locks on the range road gate
will be changed effective April 1, 2007.  The next Board of Directors' meeting
will be held on Monday, January 29, 2007 and the next regular monthly meeting
will be held on Monday, February 12, 2007.  All meetings begin at 7:00 P.M.

Submitted by Recording Secretary - Janice Greathouse