2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES

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DOUG-GRANGER

             ~ DOUG GRANGER ~

POSITION: Current Club President

MEMBER SINCE: 2010

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays, Rifle and Pistol

ACTIVITIES: I have been the board President since 2015. Volunteered numerous hours during the clubhouse renovation. Initiated and volunteered for fun shoots directed toward our non-competitive sporting clay members. RB chairman for WNY Hunters Tour. Referee manager for our major sporting clay events. Have taken an active role working with the club manager involving day to day activities and projects. Volunteered multiple hours towards rifle and pistol range improvements. Volunteered many hours with various capital improvement projects and club activities.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: Continue to maintain an open line of communication between club membership and the Board of Directors and base all decisions on the betterment of the club and for the members as a whole. Continued improvements and maintenance for our rifle and pistol ranges. Add quality to all the events we now currently offer and investigate future events that are important to our club and its’ members. Encourage all our members to take advantage of everything our club has to offer and keep an active role in guiding RB on its path of continued growth and service for our members.

 

ANITA PALMER

 

               ~ ANITA PALMER~

POSITION: Current Club Treasurer

MEMBER SINCE: 1998

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays

ACTIVITIES: I have been a board member since 2009 serving as Secretary before becoming Treasurer * I have been a business owner for the past 40 years in the manufacturing industry * Advocated installing televisions in the bar area for the enjoyment of our members * Initiated bookkeeping software upgrade to QuickBooks for efficient and timely financial reporting & event payout management * Headed revenue producing lead reclamation project * Volunteer my time on registration desk duties for all major Sporting Clays and Skeet events. Spearheaded recent information technology upgrades * Advocated club remodeling efforts, paving of parking lot and pole barn to store and secure club equipment. Donated all the present wall art collection to the club after the remodel. Collaborated on many smaller projects through my time as a member and officer of the club.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: Continue the current course of upgrades to our facilities; enclosing pavilion on sporting clays course and further improving roads for the benefit of our members. I’m working on the club Bylaws update proposal as to better align with current accepted business practices.

 

MIKE DINKEL

 

                ~ MIKE DINKEL ~

POSITION: Current Club Director

MEMBER SINCE: 1992

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays, Skeet, Rifle and Pistol

ACTIVITIES: I have been on the board for many years. During that time I have held the Office of President for 5 terms and Vice President for 1 term. I was also the Rochester Brooks Chairman for the Western New York Hunters Tour, this is a casual Sporting Clays League that travels to a host of gun clubs in the Western New York region. I have taken an active role in promoting membership and league development, with the inception of two clay target leagues. The first was the Wednesday night Delphi Skeet League, this league has operated for more than 16 years with 36-40 participants, most of whom eventually became Rochester Brooks members. The other league which is only 5 years old, it is the Wednesday night 5-Stand league which also has approximately 40 members. Throughout the years I have been a volunteer at various club events keeping score or working the membership table at the Empire State Arms Collector gun show. I also bring 40 years of corporate experience to the club. Rochester Brooks is no longer the 450 member club that I joined in 1992. It is a small business.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: I will continue to support future projects that will improve the member shooting experience, across all shooting disciplines at Rochester Brooks. (improvements to the road , rifle/pistol bay upgrades, and a sound environmental plan for lead recovery etc.)

 

PAUL GOODMAN

 

             ~ PAUL GOODMAN ~

POSITION: Current Club Director

MEMBER SINCE: 1987

DISCIPLINES: IPSC, Pistol & Rifle

ACTIVITIES: USPSA Chief Range Officer,NRA Pistol Instructor, Member United States Practical Association/IPSC, National Rifle Association, New York State Pistol & Rifle Association, Shooters Committee On Political Education.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: During my 30 year association with Rochester Brooks Gun Club I have been involved with the original pistol range construction, and the continued growth and improvements. I have served on the Board Of Directors for three terms, as well assisting with our monthly IPSC and Steel Challenge Matches. Rochester Brooks is a premier shooting facility with options for firearm owners to enjoy variety of sport shooting. If elected I will work to represent all members of Rochester Brooks, regardless of their favored shooting sport, including casual shooting members who do not participate in formal matches or events.

 

CHRIS LINARES

 

               ~ CHRIS LINARES ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 2008

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays, Trap, Rifle

ACTIVITIES: Finance Committee Chairman. Volunteer for all major shoots

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: Road repair, renovation of shed in sporting clays out back, renovation of Hickory Ridge Course, explore permanent shooting stations

 

MIKE KROHL

 

               ~ MIKE KROL ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 1992

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays

ACTIVITIES: Employee of RB 2007-2018. Club Activities: I have been a member of Rochester Brooks for 27 years. My primary interest is Sporting Clays, although I do shoot some skeet, trap, and use the pistol bays and rifle range from time to time. I have been an active volunteer for all of my years of membership, working nearly every Sporting Clays shoot from the very early days of my membership. I can recall working the Spring Shoot, before there was a Spring Deuce, and have worked on every single Deuce from the beginning through this past year. In 2006 I retired from Kodak, and in 2007 I became an employee of the club. I started as a trapper, and after two years began setting targets for all of our clays shoots. I worked with Roger Brooks and others for the next nine years as a target setter, and was responsible for all course preparation prior to the clays shoots, as well as overseeing field operations for every single registered shoot we held. I also set targets for Hunter’s Tour, the Boy Scout shoot, and many corporate shoots. In September of 2018 I retired as a regular employee, although I continue to help with clays shoots as a volunteer to this day. I have also worked every skeet event that the club has held from 2007 through this year. Here again I started as a trapper, but after two years moved on to trap mechanic, again working in partnership with Roger Brooks in this capacity. I served on the Board of Directors for six years, I believe from 2004-2010, but I may be off on those specific years. I was also President of the New York Sporting Clays Association for 13 years.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: As I hope the above summary describes, I am very active in the clay target shooting sports, have worked in a variety of capacities at RB, from the entry levels requiring difficult manual labor in all weather conditions, to more demanding work in regards to target setting, and managing large shoots from a field operations perspective, as well as the long and arduous days necessary to successfully run major skeet shoots. I hope to bring this prior experience to the Board to assist in the important decisions we must make to insure Rochester Brooks continues as one the premier gun clubs in the northeast.

 

STEPHANIE IDE

 

              ~ STEPHANIE IDE ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 2018

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clay Course, 5 Stand and Pistol Practice Range

ACTIVITIES: I’m a relatively new member, so far I’ve only enjoyed the club as a member.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: I think it is important that Rochester Brooks continues to have growth year after year. I come from a family of entrepreneurs and I have tremendous experience in growing businesses. I’ve been involved with marketing, reviewing financial statements, and event planning. I’d like to assist in creating a plan to educated the public on how firearms can be fun. We need more women, children and young adult men to start loving the sport. I fear what the world will look like in 20 years from now if we can’t get the masses to stop blaming and fearing firearms. My Passion is to see this happen on a national level. There is only one place to start…and that is in my home area. This is what made me want to get more involved at Rochester Brooks. My dream is for Rochester Brooks to grow at such a fast pace…we get national attention and we can be an example to other clubs nationwide.

 

BRIAN SCANLON

 

              ~ BRIAN SCANLON ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 1984 (on and off)

DISCIPLINES: Skeet, Sporting Clays, Rifle, Pistol and Trap

ACTIVITIES: I have over the years helped to prepare for shoots at the club. I am currently a Certified NRA Range Safety Officer and NYS DEC Hunter Education/Safety Instructor. I am an avid reloader. I enjoy a variety of outdoor sports. I am currently employed by Wegmans Food Markets. I have been at Wegmans for 36 years. I am a Vice President in charge of security for the company. I am a veteran. I am married and have two grown children. I live in Honeoye Falls.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: I have been a member of the Rochester Brooks Gun Club on and off since 1984. I would like to contribute some of my time to continue building on the great work that has been done modernizing the club. The club offers a great value in our area for a variety of shooting sports. I have experience in capital budgeting, finance, planning, project management and Human Resources.

BILL KALWAS

 

                 ~ BILL KALWAS ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 1992

DISCIPLINES: Skeet, Trap, International Skeet and Trap

ACTIVITIES: I enjoy recreational and routine practice of the international sports as well as skeet and trap. I have participated in club leagues and tournaments as well as other tournaments which I routinely practice for. In addition I have enjoyed years of volunteer work with new shooters and clinics at Rochester Brooks.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: I would like to continue working on activities, events and the decision making process to promoting all shooting disciplines from beginner to elite at Rochester Brooks. I would like to offer ideas options and activities to further positive growth in all shooting sports as well as benefiting all levels of current membership.

 

MARK PATRICK

 

             ~ MARK PATRICK ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 2015

DISCIPLINES: Sporting Clays, International Skeet, Anything involving .28 gauge, Trap, Archery, Rifle, Pistol

ACTIVITIES: I actively participate in both competitive and fun shoots, primarily in Sporting Clays. I readily volunteer for club events; which have included the NYS Sporting Clays Championship, The NYS and US Open Skeet Championships, and various corporate and charity Sporting Clays Shoots. I also volunteer with routine tasks around the club, such as cutting grass, picking up hulls, and assisting with setting the sporting clays courses.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: Future Initiatives Include: Upgrading the POS (point­of  sale) system to allow better tracking of inventory and  financials, continued upgrades to the roads and pistol  bays, setup of a FITASC course for the sporting venue,  and creation of a walking 3­D archery range on the NE,  wooded corner of the property. I wish to be a part of the  continued growth of Rochester­Brooks Gun Club !

 

SAL VANEGAS

 

              ~ SAL VANEGAS ~

POSITION: Active Member

MEMBER SINCE: 2015

DISCIPLINES: Riffle and Sporting Clays

ACTIVITIES: I enjoy taking the time recruiting new members to the club. Passionate Defender of our 2nd Amendment.

PRESENT & FUTURE INITIATIVES: Although I have spent most of my life as a professional working as an Assistant Vice President at Citizens One Auto Finance, as a National Accounts Relationship Manager. I have a great deal of passion for defending our 2nd amendment. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of Rochester Brooks Board of Directors. Some of my initial initiates would be: 1: Growing our membership base, 2: Building and developing relationships with current and future members to hear their thoughts and ideas in regards of our club 3: Continue to improve future and current initiatives. For example: improving pistol and riffle ranges. 4: Lastly, educating current and future members of all benefits club has to offer.