Oct Member Conference Call - Vote on Range Improvements

Come Make your Vote Heard on Planned Range Improvements Tuesday

The Millcreek Rifle Club Board of Directors will present to the club's entire membership its unanimous recommendation to fund the planned range improvements, at the regular membership meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The Board voted at a special meeting held on Sept. 30 to accept the recommendation of the Construction Committee and award the contract for the improvements to Stainbrook Excavating, at a contract bid of $210,657. At the committee's recommendation, the Board voted to approve a report to ask the membership for a total construction budget of no more than $250,000, which includes a contingency fund of $39,343 to be reserved for additional expenses associated with the project. The Stainbrook bid was the lowest of the three bids presented in response to Millcreek's bid offer, and was $53,395 lower than the highest bid. The improvements budget will be funded by the Club's standing Special Projects account, with additional funding from the club's Cash on Hand account. 

If approved by the general membership, the funds will be spent to fund range improvements, including:

  • An improved access road along the south side of the club property, which will permit access to the ranges to the east of the High Power Range, even when it is in use. Currently, users must access LE Ranges 1 and 2 and the Shotgun Field by crossing the High Power Range.
  • Extending the High Power Range to 600 yards.
  • Adding two new 100-yard ranges to the southeast side of the club.

For more details on the improvements, Click here.

"I hope the membership feels good about the project we will be bringing them," says Millcreek Rifle Club President Dick Cooper. "A lot of work went into this. Maintenance Director Joel Campbell and Construction Director Mike McGovern put a lot of work into this. I'm very pleased with the qualifications of our contractor. I think this is going to be a win/win for all of us."

If you do not want to attend the member meeting live, here's how to join us by conference call for Tuesday's meeting:

IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to vote on the budget recommendation, you must have your membership ID and number available for presentation. The Board members will be checking members in who call order to ensure only current members vote, in accordance with the club's bylaws. Even if you call in by telephone, you must be prepared to present your current membership number associated with your name in order to vote.

Once you have your membership gate card with you, Click here to join the meeting via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. , but Zoom will be checking people in starting at 6:30. You will need the following information to access the meeting:

Meeting ID: 912 1420 3996

Password: 1911

To access the meeting by phone, use one of the following:

+1 312 626 6799

+1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 912 1420 3996

Password: 1911

If you have a question, comment, or item you'd like to add to the meeting agenda, email President Dick Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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