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Yes, Millcreek is Open

Yes, Millcreek is Open

Plans to remain open for individual use

Since authorities in Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County, Missouri, and Wyandotte and Johnson County, Kansas, issued a joint public health order on March 22 ordering all citizens to stay in their homes to try to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, Millcreek has received numerous inquiries about the club's status during the 30-day order.

Your Board of Directors met by teleconference on March 23 and voted to take no action to restrict individual members' access to the club facilities. The following factors influenced that decision:

  • To be clear, the board recognizes the order is not voluntary. It carries the force of law founded on local government's recognized right to protect citizens from a health risk it considers an extreme contagious threat to the population. However, this particular order does allow exceptions for what it deems "essential activities." Even though those essential activities listed in the order do not specifically include firearms recreation or training, the order does specifically permit leaving your home "to engage in outdoor activity." The order lists only biking, walking, hiking and running as examples, but at the same time, it specifically states those examples are not the only examples of permitted essential outdoor activity. Therefore, it is the position of the Board of Directors that the activity associated with using an outdoor shooting range would qualify as essential outdoor activity.
  • In addition, it should be understood that although the order includes an extensive list of "essential businesses" that citizens may leave home to either frequent as customers or work in as employees, the order does not mandate that any business close its doors--essential or non-essential. Instead, the order places the legal responsibility on the individual citizen to decide whether a business he has chosen to leave home to frequent qualifies as an essential business. It is the opinion of the board that it should take no action to interfere with any member's ability to access the grounds of Millcreek Rifle Club should he decide it qualifies as an essential business.
  • The public order also categorically exempts first responders and law enforcement personnel. Because of extensive use of Millcreek Rifle Club by the Johnson County law enforcement community, the board felt any attempt to restrict access to the ranges could pose a significant risk of interfering with necessary first responder and law enforcement firearms related training. 

Because the Johnson County order prohibits any public gathering of more than 10 people, the board elected to continue the restrictions on matches and events until the order expires at midnight on April 24, or until the order is lifted. Vice President Michael Borkon is doing his utmost to reschedule as many events as possible to later in the year. The board asks your patience in the process.

Please remember that if you do choose to avail yourself of the essential outdoor activity provided by your Millcreek Rifle Club outdoor ranges, be sure to follow these contagion-prevention measures as mandated by the order:

  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from all other people while you are there.
  • Make use of available hand sanitizer and other sanitizing products.
  • Watch the website for details on when the facility remains open and how best to reach us and continue services by phone or remotely

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Events will be postponed for the near term

Events will be postponed for the near term

Mill Creek Rifle Club will do its part to try to slow the spread

By Dick Cooper
Millcreek Rifle Club President

Due to the public health crisis - COVID19, the U.S. President is advising everyone to not participate in groups greater than 10 persons.

In response, the Board of Directors discussed and approved the following at its regular monthly meeting on March 16. Please read these carefully.

  1. We have canceled the April 7, 2020, member meeting.
  2. As we will be unable to hold the required initial safety training class, we are putting new member applications on hold.
  3. All scheduled competitions and events over the next two weeks will be cancelled and, where possible, rescheduled.
  4. We ask that you refrain from bringing non-family member guests to the club until further notice. Only immediate family members may be guests.

We know this decision creates hardship and inconvenience for many of you. But we believe we must abide by the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to help slow down the the spread of COVID19.

Because we understand the inconvenience, the board discussed the best time frame for these changes. The government seems to be taking this health crisis in 2-week increments. This is a fluid situation with new information every day. The board believes it should take the same approach by evaluating the health situation and reassessing our decision approximately every two weeks.

These decisions were made for the sake of trying to reduce the risk to the health of our members, many of whom are in the age groups that have been hardest hit by this virus. It is incumbent upon all of us to take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting the virus and to reduce the speed at which it may spread.

I can assure you, any business during this interim period that requires member approval will be brought before the members.

The board will meet via conference call April 7 to evaluate what steps the club should take for the following two weeks. In the meantime, let me say to you all, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

It's time to renew... did we miss yours?

Its time to renew your membership

Time to Renew your 2020 Membership

Did we miss yours?

Curt Cotton
Millcreek Rifle Club Membership Director

Spring means membership renewal time. But we are not confident that everyone received their renewal paperwork. If you are a current member, you should have received an email notification or a hard copy announcing the Annual Meeting including your membership renewal form. But we have had some reports of this email going into email spam folders, or that members have not received theirs. This communication went out approximately February 10, 2020.

If you didn’t get this email, please let us know so we can check our records and ensure you receive emails going forward. If you did not receive a membership form, click here to download a 2020 renewal form you can print out, fill in, and mail back. 
Additionally, there are copies of the renewal in the club house. If you would like a hard copy or have any questions regarding renewal, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Remember, all current members must apply for annual renewals by May 31, 2020. The process is simple:

  • Please do not wait to receive another notice, renewal invoice, or renewal bill. We do not send them.
  • The Membership Renewal Form is available right here on the website. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Under the Main Menu heading, simply click on "Membership Renewal." Download and print the form, follow the simple instructions, and send in your completed renewal form, proof of current NRA Membership, and your check

Another Successful Spring Work Day

Another Successful Spring Work Day

Our thanks to those who attended

Curt Cotton
Millcreek Rifle Club Membership Director

Dedicated members turned out on a cold Sunday morning March 15 to participate in another successful Spring Club Work Day. Some non-members showed up, too, including the young gentlemen in the photos above, representatives of the 4-H Rifle Club who have helped at various workdays for several years now. Now that's how you raise up the next generation of Millcreek members, folks!

A work crew of about a dozen and a half hard-working individuals accomplished the following maintenance tasks in about three hours:

  • Cleared more than 10 trailer loads of brush off Pistol Bays 1 through 5. (Be on the lookout for announcement of the resulting Spring Shotgun Range Brush Pile Burn.)

  • Hung new Club Range Rules signs throughout the range.
  • Cleaned out the long over-due Pavilion, discarding several loads of scrap in the process.

Lunch was provided, as always, by the generous contribution of member Steve Heath and his wife, Robin, who own Firehouse Subs at 6415 Quivira Road and 91st and Metcalf in Overland Park. At this time of financial stress on restaurants, I hope you will extend your gratitude to the Heaths for their contribution by stopping by to give them your business. And on behalf of Millcreek's nearly 1,900 members, thank you to those who turned out to help keep this club in world-class shape!

For Sale: One Big Ammunition Trailer

For Sale: One B.A.T.

That stands for Big Ammo Trailer

Dick Cooper
Millcreek Rifle Club President

The club purchased this surplus ammo trailer a few years ago.  It was modified to use as a mobile shooting platform.  Now, Millcreek no longer has a need for this.

The club has about $3,000 invested in it. The wood alone is more than a $1,000.  If you have any interest, please let me know.

Don't miss Spring Work Day March 15

Join in the fellowship of labor at this year's annual MCRC Club Spring Work Day - Sunday, March 15

"I'm going out to clean the pasture spring,...You come too." Poet Robert Frost understood when he wrote those lines that shared work is not always a chore. Shared work is another opportunity for brotherhood. That's why Club Work Days enjoy a long tradition at Millcreek Rifle Club. They offer members, new and old, the opportunity to share the fellowship of laboring for something we all love, Millcreek.

Membership Director Curt Cotton is developing a list of light maintenance tasks for this year's upcoming work day, Sunday, March 15. Please plan to bring eye and ear protection, along with your favorite tools, including chain saws if you have one. Other tools and supplies will be provided.

Lunch will be served, so please be sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Curt and RSVP before March 11 if you are coming, so we can plan the meal count.

Don't miss this chance to lighten the shared maintenance load on other members in your club by joining your hands with theirs in the fellowship of labor.

  • Date: Sunday, March 15, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (including meal time)
  • Location: Millcreek Rifle Club
  • Volunteer: Contact Membership Director Curt Cotton to volunteer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lunch Provided

 

2019 Budget Performance and Proposed 2020 Budget

MCRC 2019 Budget Performance and Proposed 2020 Budget

By Ralph Goodrich
Millcreek Rifle Club Treasurer

Millcreek Rifle Club budget performance in 2019 was positive. Although total revenue for the year was under the 2019 budget by $13,617, total expenses were also less than budgeted, by $29,071, resulting in a bottom line of $73,329, or $15,454 more than our expected bottom line of $57,875.

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Range Improvements Phase 1 Approved

Members of the Mill Creek Rifle Club Board of Directors voted unanimously at its October monthly meeting to forward the report of the Club's Range Development Committee to the general membership for approval at the general member meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 3. The seven-member Committee, composed of volunteer Mill Creek members, met over the course of the last six months to bring together the numerous different perspectives of club members regarding Mill Creek Rifle Club's future, including law enforcement, competition, and hobbyists. After much research and deliberation, the committee recommends the following infrastructure improvements to the membership:

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Notice of annual meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting, Expenditure Review, Budget Presentation and Elections

The Millcreek Rifle Club Annual Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., March 3, 2020, in the Clubhouse.

Members will conduct the following business:

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2020 Membership Renewal is Now Available

2020 Membership Renewal is Now Available

Here's How To Renew Your Membership

Remember, all current members must apply for annual renewals by May 31, 2020. The process is simple:

  • First, bear in mind that Millcreek Rifle Club does not mail to members any renewal notices, renewal invoices, or renewal bills. Please do not wait to get a bill for your renewal, because we do not send them.
  • The Membership Renewal Form is available right here on the website. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Under the Main Menu heading, simply click on "Membership Renewal." Download and print the form, follow the simple instructions, and send in your completed renewal form, proof of current NRA Membership, and your check
  • We will also distribute the Renwal Form via an upcoming email blast, as well as in an upcoming Crow's Roost. All Members should receive the Crow's Roost in early February. You can simply clip out the Renewal Form and mail in your renewal.
  • Millcreek Rifle Club is rapidly approaching our membership cap, and we always have a list of people who are eager to join. Please renew on-time to avoid having your key card shut off, and your membership terminated.

Newsflash

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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