CDA Skeet and Trap Newsletter - Vol 9
September 9, 2021

Kootenai County Update and Club Status

Submitted the requested draft lease to Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to initiate lease negotiations. We are moving forward with negotiations for long-term lease agreement and awaiting for the final appraisal for the property. We filed an official information request with Kootenai County to discover which firm was performing the appraisal and if completed. As of last week the appraisal was not yet finalized.

I would still suggest if you have any contact with any one of the commissioners to voice your support and appreciation for working towards an agreement to allow us to provide a safe, friendly shooting environment for our citizens.

Ed Wagner, President of the Board.

General Club News

Club membership renewals due January 1, 2022. Due to our rising cost of equipment replacement and supplies, the Club membership dues are now $100.

                                                       ** Important **
Your directors have been diligently trying to hire additional personal to assist the Club Manager during the day. No responses to our hiring ads; every business is trying to hire. Very difficult.
If you know of an individual that could be interested please have them contact one of our directors or the club office.

The Club will be replacing the wobble skeet machines in the very near future since they have been problematic. 

Our Club Directors have been actively refining the Club's SOP and By-Laws in order to keep those documents current.

The current Winter and Summer hours will carry forward to next year.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Summer hours (June, July, August)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm Closed: Monday & Tuesday

From The Club Manager

Greetings Members
A special thank you to the individuals who donated and facilitated the acquisition of 2 MEC Wobble Skeet machines. These machines will greatly increase our capabilities. Great job!

On Wednesday we will be preparing Field 3 for two new skeet machines.

An additional 'thank you' to 'CDA Paving' for their donation and work preparing and grading our driveway. This project was a major effort and a wonderful contribution.

Predictably, October was very busy and I appreciated all of the volunteers who consistently contribute their time and energy for your club.

We are however, in dire need of assistance in running the facilities during the week and more importantly on weekends. Any volunteer effort, no matter how small, is appreciated.

                                                      Have you considered volunteering?

The Coeur D’ Alene Skeet and Trap is a club supported by it’s members not a business as is normally thought of. In order to keep labor costs down, and shooting costs for members as low as possible, we try to operate with a minimum of paid employees. Simply put, the club cannot operate with one employee on duty. If Kory is the only person working, he is not able to pull five-stand, fill the machines, conduct regular maintenance, attend to grounds maintenance, do emergency repairs, open and close in a timely manner, and attend to a myriad of other duties that pop up during the day.

The club needs a minimum of one volunteer working with the manager daily. Currently we have someone working with Kory on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Several people have said they would volunteer, however, are hesitant to sign their name on the dotted line and commit to a schedule.

Without a reliable and dependable volunteer workforce who can be counted on to show up on a particular day, the club is put in a position of never knowing what services we are able to deliver to the members on a daily basis.

To fill the schedule, we need people to volunteer on a consistent basis. You do not need to work all day if you don’t want to. If you can only commit to a half-day, we can schedule someone for the remainder of the day.

 If you have an interest in grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance or facility repair, your help will be appreciated. Anything that can be done to ease the burden on Kory will be a help to the club.
So, what’s in it for you if you donate your time?

For each 12 hours you donate to the club you will receive a Bakers Dozen card for $6.00 ($19.00 if you want a five-stand card). As costs increase everywhere in life, wouldn’t it be nice to see the cost of something actually go down?

To wrap this up, the club needs your help to keep costs down and deliver a consistent service level to the members. Your volunteer efforts will help keep the club operating efficiently and will reduce your shooting costs.

Have a great day and happy shooting!

Club Manager

Club Events

Winter League
Upcoming Winter League starting January 2022. More to follow.

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