September’s DRAFT General Meeting Minutes – 09/26/17

Members,

Please find below the DRAFT minutes following September’s General Meeting.

Kind regards

RW

17, 9, 26 General Meeting Minutes

 

YOUTH SHOOTING PROGRAM

YOUTH SHOOTING PROGRAM

Due to the poor attendance of our Youth Shooting section, the club will be temporarily suspending Youth Shooting activities at the Henry Range.

We are asking members if they are willing to assist us by volunteering to sit on a committee to re-structure the program  AND to encourage our youth to enjoy shooting sports again.  We can book times and supply equipment.

If we are unable to find volunteers to help us, then we will cancel the program as we cannot continue to fund very few participants.

Richard Thompson

President, PQF&G

Volunteer Finance/Accounting Person Required

The Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Association is looking for a Volunteer Finance/Accounting person to replace our retiring Treasurer of 22 years needed in February, 2018.  Smooth transition of orderly books, with year end Accounting Firm in place and Budget planning assistance.  Please contact Tina Wilson, Retiring Treasurer through website email address for further information.

info@pqfg.org or chrisdon1944@gmail.com

Highlights of the General Meeting of the PQF&G, September 27th, 2017.

Highlights of the General Meeting of the PQF&G, September 27th, 2017.

To All Members:

Several important decisions were made at the General Meeting on September 27th.  I would like to summarize them as some are time sensitive.

  1. Section 14.1-3 – Shooting Club and Shooting Ranges Regulations

This deals with Restricted or Prohibited Firearms.

Regulations specify that the club must keep a record of member names addresses and phone numbers, club membership card numbers and the number of the licence to possess firearms.(PAL)  This information must be retained for a period of 6 years.

The meeting was unwilling to endorse these provisions, The arguments were that it may conflict with the Privacy Act and that since these regulations had not been enforced since inception in 1998, the government may not see them as an issue worth pursuing..

We will be checking PAL documents, but not recording them or checking for expiry dates.

  1. Youth Shooters – Our youth shooters program has declined to a point where we have very few youth involved. The club has cancelled the current reserved times for youth shooters and is asking for volunteers to come forward to revitalize the program.  We have the equipment and funding but need mentors to work with the youth.  We can supply guidance through the club and funding.  A curriculum exists to help.

Please let the club know if you are able to help.  If we cannot secure volunteers, we will need to cancel the program.  The youth are our future in the club and we need to ensure they see the value of our programs.

  1. We need to develop a Privacy Policy for the club. To do that we have set up a committee to work on this and to bring it back to the AGM in February.

Please contact Larry Blair either directly or through our website if you are interested in helping out on this issue.

A few minor items.

We will require members to put their names forward for Board elections next year. To this point we are looking at selecting a new President, (the current one is stepping down) Treasurer (Tina is stepping down) and additional members as they declare.  Please think of offering to run.

Please be considerate when smoking on the ranges.  We have posted inside signs as required.  Smoking outside and on the firing line, while legal, can also make it very uncomfortable for members using these areas.

We have had reports of members becoming lax in terms of range safety..  Rick has tried to enforce basic rules but cannot be everywhere at all times.  We need to police ourselves.

So if you see someone violating long standing rules (which are posed both online at the ranges), take a moment and say something to them.  These are our ranges and we want them to be safe for all.

Next Board meeting October 17th and next General Meeting October 24th.

 

Richard Thompson

President PQF&G

 

A THANK YOU from Graham Alexander

A message from Graham Alexander :
 
Hi Beth
I would like to post on the website a big thank you to all those that helped in the setting up and tearing down of the gunshow. As well as the help I had with 50/50 and door and my family who all were there when needed.
This wouldn’t be possible without those that donate their time‎.
16 years of doing this and the same people are ‎helping and I thank them all.
The results are in and we had over 500 people through the doors‎ and both the vendors and the kitchen were extremely happy with the results which means we will probably be doing this again next year, god willing, and as long as the venue cost stays in line‎.
Thank you all
Graham Alexander

Section 14 – 1 of the Federal Firearms Regulations – Update

All Members. PQFG

August 9, 2017

Section 14 – 1 of the Federal Firearms Regulations – Update

All users of the Henry Range and restricted/prohibited firearms must possess a valid PAL or register their name and address for our files.

Rick Gammon has offered to check usurers of the range for this information.

All guests and visitors will need to sign in with either their PAL number (if they possess one) or name and address.

This is basically what we have currently.

Starting with 2018 membership renewals, all purchasers of a range key for use of the range for restricted or prohibited firearms must supply their membership number as well as their PAL number.  The club will record this but it is for our files only and to meet the regulations of the Act.  It will not be shared with other organizations, such as the BCWF, or any commercial entity but be retained within our club.  This information will be kept for a period of 6 years as required by the regulations.

If the range user states he or she will not be using the range for restricted or prohibited firearms then the PAL will not be recorded.

If a member does decide to use it, they will be considered a visitor/guest until they register with our volunteer range person.

Rick will continue to spot check users but will have a list, by membership number, of those having registered their PAL.  There would be no need to show it again at our range.

The procedures for guests and visitors will remain the same requiring the PAL from those possessing one or name and address for our records.

Richard Thompson – PQFG President

 

rt50@shaw.ca

 

FN0380-RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish – Management Measures Currently in Effect Until Further Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0380-RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish – Management Measures Currently in Effect Until Further Notice

The following management measures are required to reduce fishing impacts on

Yelloweye rockfish.

Further measures are currently being considered and will be announced in-season.

North coast Waters (Areas 1 to 10 and 101 to 110, 130 and 142)

————————————————————–

Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is

five (5) per day in the aggregate of which only two (2) may be Yelloweye

rockfish.

South Coast waters (Areas 11, 20-1 to 20-4, 21 to 27, 111, 121 and 123 to 127)

————————————————————–

Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is

three (3) per day in the aggregate of which only one (1) may be Yelloweye

Rockfish.

Variation Order 2017-176

Note: Special limits apply for groundfish in Pacific Rim National Park.

The exceptions to these openings are:

 

Area 121:

No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121

outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees

34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at

a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125

degrees 01.687 minutes W.

 

Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a

line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to

48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48

degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the

International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes

N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Note: Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA’s) remain in effect – refer to the

following website for descriptions:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint/rca-acs-eng.htm.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact: Brad Beaith 250-756-7190 or John Webb 250-627-3409

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What makes it different? – Archery Report – Bob O’Brien

What makes it different?

The BC Indoors was in Armstrong on Easter weekend, 133 archers.  I
am always intrigued at how different I feel shooting an event compared to
the regular shooting we do at the range.  The distance is the same,
targets, scoring, timing, all the same, the lighting is much better (see
photo of target lights) and it was even warm, and same as at the range,once you let go there is no getting it back…good or bad.

If you are interested in trying out shooting at events please let me know and I will pass on the information I have on what is coming up this summer (BC Outdoors will be hosted in Duncan on the Labour Day weekend).

Miranda Mail also shot in Armstrong.  She did very well , winning, setting a BC Indoor record, and most impressively shooting well enough to qualify for a FITA Target Award (Federation of International Target Archers). – Congratulations to Miranda for a great shoot.

May is the last month of indoor shooting, we will open again in
September.  There is outdoor shooting available at both the Henry and
Dorman ranges.
I would like to hear from the members of what they thought went well and what we could improve for the next season.  Please send me your comments directly to bobob@telus.net and we will see what we can accomplish next.

Shoot Strong
Bob O’Brien

 

FN0443-RECREATIONAL – Rockfish and Lingcod – Coast-wide – Areas 1 to 29, 101 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142 – Daily Limits and Close Times

RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0443-RECREATIONAL - Rockfish and Lingcod - Coast-wide - Areas 1 to 29, 101 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142 - Daily Limits and Close Times 

Effective May 19, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the following recreational daily 
limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast 
waters. 

North Coast – Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - two (2)
Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

South Coast (outside waters) – Areas 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-
14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 except for that portion outside the 12 
nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48o34.00’ north latitude 
and 125o17.386’ west longitude and continues southeasterly at a bearing of 116o 
True to a point at 48o28.327’ north latitude and 125o01.687’ west longitude.
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - two (2); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - two (2)
Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

South Coast (inside waters) – Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 
to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - one (1); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - one (1)
Close time: October 1 to April 30 (open May 1 to September 30)

Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17
Closed April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Variation Orders 2017-272 and 2017-275


Notes:

Please review the BC Sport Fishing Guide online at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html, for any other 
restrictions that apply to the Area that you are fishing in, such as finfish 
closures, size limits, annual limits, and permitted gear.

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CONTACT INFO
Brad Beaith
South Coast Recreational Fisheries
250 756-7190
Brad.Beaith@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

John Webb
North Coast Recreational Fisheries
250 627-3409
John.Webb@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


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